Date   : 09/21/2007    Duedate: 10/18/2007


DM-54    TURN-225

This Weeks Top Honors


JANIX (298)
(54-2766) [13-5-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLUM                           POSITION IS EMPTY
JANIX (298)                    
(54-2766) [13-5-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(54-2742) [18-10-1,86]         (54-2742) [18-10-1,86]


JANIX (298)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     32
2. JANIX (298)                  0      JANIX (298)
3. FERAL LEGION (314)           0      Unchartered Team
4. SCARLETS BRACE (316)         0
5. KIWI CONNECTION II (318)     0      I WISH (222)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FERAL LEGION (314)         8   4  2 66.7   1/ 1 JANIX (298)               9  5 0
 2- 2*SCARLETS BRACE (316)       3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   6  7 0
 3/ 3 JANIX (298)               87  64  8 57.6   3- 3*FERAL LEGION (314)        3  1 0
 4- 4*KIWI CONNECTION II (318)   5   4  1 55.6   4- 4*SCARLETS BRACE (316)      2  2 1
 5/ 5 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  225 199  8 53.1   5- 6*KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 579): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): GRUNT 31 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 579): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

First, my apologies; I have been remiss in my duties and missed my column for last
month.  I will endeavor not to miss this duty again for as long as I hold the crown.
Second, a tip of the helm to my Dear Penelothe.  Though you often <cut off by HAL>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TROCAR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, SKORINDELLE fought SNIR and gained 15 points and contributed 
to TRADERS OF TROCAR's 3-2-0.  SNIR has lost to SKORINDELLE, falling 9 points, while 
helping make JANIX a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and GLUM remains TROCAR's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the TRADERS OF 
TROCAR stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TROCAR, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided TRADERS OF TROCAR stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was JANIX.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
TRADERS OF TROCAR's warrior VARDIN ABEQ.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  ROXY, does your manager know you're 
challenging down 19 points to fight VARDIN ABEQ from TRADERS OF TROCAR?  We're not 
surprised to hear that ROXY bested VARDIN ABEQ, but I bet it would be interesting to 
hear why JANIX made such a challenge.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that TROCAR has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in TROCAR, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLUM 2766                    13   5  1   114       JANIX (298)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENELOTHE 2838               14  11  0    95       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKORINDELLE 2742             18  10  1    86       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SNIR 2784                    17  12  0    74       JANIX (298)
 DARISTAM 2837                12  13  0    69       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WERE BEAR 2967                3   0  0    49       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORQ 2956                     8   3  0    33       JANIX (298)
-WERETIGER 2965                2   1  1    32       FERAL LEGION (314)
-WEREWOLF 2966                 2   0  1    29       FERAL LEGION (314)
-DENNA 2980                    2   0  1    27       SCARLETS BRACE (316)
-LYCANTHROPE 2968              0   2  0    26       FERAL LEGION (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXY 2957                     5   5  0    22       JANIX (298)
-ALBERT 2990                   2   1  0    17       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-MOKAN 2987                    2   1  1    15       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-TROUT 2991                    1   2  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
 KORASIM 3001                  2   0  0    14       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 OOSA 2999                     2   1  0     7       JANIX (298)
-RAINA 2979                    1   1  0     4       SCARLETS BRACE (316)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002              0   2  0     2       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)
-TRAG 2977                     0   1  0     1       SCARLETS BRACE (316)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KORBERT 2970           1  2 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR 252 MOKAN 2987            222         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Novgorodny Vir -- That's a heck of a first name.  Stop by the pub and we'll drink
until we get it right.  Until then, we'll call you Gordy. -- Kat

Daristam -- I'm a willing student--and though it's hard for me, I like scrabble. --

Jorja -- Understrength or not, you're always a welcome sight in any arena.  It'd be
awfully lonely in Trocar without you. -- Kat

Glum -- I practically HAND you the title on a silver platter, and you just keep on
glumping around.  What's WRONG with you?  How about a little CHEER. -- Penelothe
P.S.  What was that murderous, brilliant attack that brought the crowds to their
feet?  Those fat bodies sit around too much, and we should ALL be bringing them to
their feet again and again.  It would be a boon to their health, would it not?

My, my, that Venomous Concubine is a lusty wench.  Tireless in her efforts, too. --

Snir -- Do you find that it helps you get moving faster to have a short name like
that?  I notice that your victorious teammate Glum also has a four-letter name.  So
I'm wondering if I should get mine bobbed.  Think it'd help? -- Skorindelle

Oosa -- Well, you've another short name and another victory, but I think
Skorindelle's all wet about the connection between those to facts.  I think your
victory is due to the facts that a) I'm a gentleman, and b) you have a lucky personal
number.  Names are irrelevant. -- Vardin Abeq
P.S.  Mostly irrelevant.

Trollbait?  This I have to see.  Where's the best place to stake him out and see if
any trolls come? -- Korasim

I "cannot wear a lot of fishnet stockings"?  I should hope not!  That is NOT me. --
Vardin Abeq

6 September 2007
                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******

15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 


*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).


Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 


ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.


Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:


10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.


5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something

like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROXY unbelievably bested VARDIN ABEQ in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GLUM devastated DARISTAM in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SNIR was viciously subdued by SKORINDELLE in a 3 minute gruesome veteran's match.
PENELOTHE devastated SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
WORQ demolished GARNET THE WHIP in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
OOSA was viciously subdued by KORASIM in a 5 minute brutal amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  15 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 225 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLUM 2766                  13   5  1  114 JANIX (298)
WALL OF STEEL    PENELOTHE 2838             14  11  0   95 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                  17  12  0   74 JANIX (298)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKORINDELLE 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SKORINDELLE 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENELOTHE 2838, 
VARDIN ABEQ 3002, GLUM 2766, ROXY 2957, WORQ 2956, OOSA 2999, KORASIM 3001, DARISTAM 
2837, SNIR 2784, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARISTAM 2837, KORASIM 3001, OOSA 2999, WORQ 2956, ROXY 2957, GLUM 
2766, VARDIN ABEQ 3002, PENELOTHE 2838, SKORINDELLE 2742, and  0.