Date   : 07/17/2003    Duedate: 07/30/2003


DM-56    TURN-329

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3684) [12-9-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUMPLING                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD APPLES (187)               
(56-3684) [12-9-0,86]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHAYLA                         SANITY'S DEMISE
REDHORSE (207)                 ACT OF MALICE (264)
(56-3640) [12-18-3,66]         (56-3722) [2-4-0,23]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            42
2. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       31      ACT OF MALICE (264)
3. REDHORSE (207)               7      Unchartered Team
4. SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)        0
5. MY BATHROOM (378)            0      NOSTALGIA (365)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MY BATHROOM (378)         10   4  0 71.4   1/ 1 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     9  3 0
 2- 2*SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)     21  12  1 63.6   2/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 ACT OF MALICE (264)       64  49  8 56.6   3/ 3 ACT OF MALICE (264)       6  6 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           300 350 13 46.2   4/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            5 10 2
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         247 351 13 41.3   5- 5 MY BATHROOM (378)         1  0 0
 6/ 6 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     38  62  1 38.0   6- 6*SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ROCANIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with DUMPLING?  She 
actually beat REDHORSE's GAZELLE, and walked away with 25 more points from the fight. 
Laughs were big at BAD APPLES while they watched DUMPLING clobber GAZELLE.  He lost 
19 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the 
Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's HAKKON TAIN?  That sort of initiative 
is how he got where he is now.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as HAKKON TAIN 
killed the Duelmaster, NESSUS, leaving ACT OF MALICE in mourning.  So now DUMPLING 
gets to be ROCANIS' Duelmaster.  But what comes around goes around.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, REDHORSE!  In my day, 
no team with a 298-347-11 would scare me off!  What's the problem, ACT OF MALICE?  
What do people see in SHAYLA?  Hers 12-18-3?  REDHORSE ain't talkin', but she's got 
66 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 8-7-1, and SHAYLA easily took care of GERITH GRIMEYE.  APPLE 
FRITTER of BAD APPLES didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 8-7-0, that's a 
good sign.  Now she's dead.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places 
to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUMPLING 3684                12   9  0    86       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAIRY TUB 3497                9   2  0   101       MY BATHROOM (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             17   9  0    75       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAYLA 3640                  12  18  3    66       REDHORSE (207)
 BESOT 2449                   12  12  0    66       ACT OF MALICE (264)
 GAZELLE 3701                 12   6  0    61       REDHORSE (207)
-DAN SEVERN 3690               6   1  0    59       SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700            9   9  3    58       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAT MILETICH 3688             6   1  1    56       SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)
-ROYCE GRACIE 3686             6   0  0    56       SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)
 WORMY 3706                    8   8  2    50       BAD APPLES (187)
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721             6   1  0    47       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 BROKEN TOE 3683              11  11  1    45       REDHORSE (207)
 TENACULUM 3735                2   1  0    45       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-NINDIL SOL 3679               4   0  1    36       ACT OF MALICE (264)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                 3  18  0    27       BAD APPLES (187)
 APPLEMINT 3736                3   0  0    25       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANITY'S DEMISE 3722          2   4  0    23       ACT OF MALICE (264)
-MATT HUGHES 3717              3   0  0    21       SADISTS-OCTAGON (397)
-FRANKIE 2204                  3   2  0    11       OF MICE AND MEN (4)
 CHUX 3726                     3   2  0    11       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 JAVELINO 3728                 2   2  0     8       REDHORSE (207)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NESSUS 3622           14  8 5 ACT OF MALICE 264     HAKKON TAIN 20        329 NONE    
GERITH GRIMEYE 3661    8  7 1 ACT OF MALICE 264     SHAYLA 3640           329         
APPLE FRITTER 3708     8  7 0 BAD APPLES 187        MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700    329         
APPLE BLOSSOM 3703     3 11 1 BAD APPLES 187        GERITH GRIMEYE 3661   326         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COLDHEART 3639        11 15 1 REDHORSE 207          NESSUS 3622           325 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- For those of you that are interested in such things, here's Nessus:  SL 9-8-7-
17-15-13-15.  Favors the Broadsword, +3 decise, +1 init.  A decent warrior overall,
and one with a propensity for killing.  He had a good run here, and now faces his
last opponent in the DA.  Hopefully luck smiles upon him, and another kill is added
to his record.

4-0 Prolene -- Whew!  You learn like crazy, girl!  Do I have any moves left that you
didn't copy? -- Gazelle
P.S.  That was fun!

Besot -- Oh darn.  You learned the skill I needed. -- Shayla

Darkfist -- It's all right.  Being scummed is a lot better than the other ways of
losing a fight. -- Shayla

Royce Gracie -- Didn't like that, I did not appreciate that.  Now you got me in the
Arenamaster's bad graces.  Go fight somebody else. -- Broken Toe

Apple Fritter -- I was surprised I beat you.  Hey, better luck next time. -- Mountain

Tenaculum -- That's an interesting choice of weapons for your style.  But it seems to
work well for you. -- Javelino
P.S.  And see?  Your improved damage definitely made a difference!

Gerith Grimeye -- Well, o-KAY, if you insist.  But you should really do something
about that eye.  Eyes are important, and you wouldn't want it to go bad on you. --

Sanity's Demise -- I've often felt that way myself.  Recently, even. -- Applemint

Nessus -- I thought at first you were a kind of mixed drink, but now I remember
that's negus, not nessus.  Oh, well. -- Dumpling
P.S.  Congratulations on graduating.

Mountain Goat -- I'm going to sue the Infirmary, and I want your deposition that you
did, in fact, do me serious injury.  My lawyer will be around tomorrow to collect it.
-- Apple Fritter

Eleven Blade -- Huh, you sure whittled ME down. -- Deadfall
P.S.  But I thought I'd end up shorter.

Broken Toe -- Your toes are long, true, and as for shapely, well...shaped like what,
eh?  Not like TOES, more like little monsters. -- Apple Fritter

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    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:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    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.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    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 I 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.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a 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.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This 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.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NESSUS was dealt death by HAKKON TAIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
4-0 PROLENE outlasted BESOT in a slow 15 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
GERITH GRIMEYE was dispatched by SHAYLA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GAZELLE was devastated by DUMPLING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BROKEN TOE was devastated by TENACULUM in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ELEVEN BLADE overpowered DEADFALL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MOUNTAIN GOAT delivered the death blow upon APPLE FRITTER in a 1 minute competition.
WORMY handily defeated RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SANITY'S DEMISE vanquished CHUX in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
JAVELINO was vanquished by APPLEMINT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   4 -  0      81  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  16 -  1      27  |

Turn 329 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DUMPLING 3684              12   9  0   86 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      4-0 PROLENE 2570           17   9  0   75 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   ELEVEN BLADE 3721           6   1  0   47 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHAYLA 3640.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SANITY'S DEMISE 3722.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUMPLING 3684, 

The least popular fighter this week was BESOT 2449.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 4-0 PROLENE 2570, JAVELINO 3728, CHUX 3726, APPLE FRITTER 3708, 
and WORMY 3706.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

NESSUS (56-3622) ACT OF MALICE (264)