DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DERELICT
ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
(59-2692) [10-1-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DERELICT                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)          
(59-2692) [10-1-0,83]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  MINNIE
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
(59-2629) [8-24-0,51]          (59-2694) [7-4-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)       17
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      15      ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
3. ISLANDERS (247)              4      Unchartered Team

                                       FUNNY ANIMALS (180)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     20   9  0 69.0   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           7  6 0
 2/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    29  40  1 42.0   2/ 2 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     6  1 0
 3/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          210 336  8 38.5   3/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3  3 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===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 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  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): DARK SWEAT TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ILLIS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for MINNIE?  ALL-STAR NANA'S' proud of it after beating KONA 
QUAIL and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  KONA QUAIL's match with 
MINNIE cost him a loss of 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
DERELICT stopped M. CHARDINEE dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ILLIS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  ALL-STAR NANA'S was ILLIS' most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why BASHAHOLICS ANON's been avoiding 
ALL-STAR NANA'S so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can ISLANDERS' 
KIRRALA be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ILLIS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERELICT 2692                10   1  0    83       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNIE 2694                   7   4  0    72       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682             8   4  0    54       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            8  24  0    51       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 KONA QUAIL 2666               9   7  0    50       ISLANDERS (247)
 ROSE SHELL 2658              10  11  0    41       ISLANDERS (247)
 KIRRALA 2691                  4   2  0    37       ISLANDERS (247)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGAREE 2698                5   1  0    28       ISLANDERS (247)
-NATE 2695                     2   0  0    25       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALABOOSHA 2699               1   0  0    13       ISLANDERS (247)
-TIM 2693                      1   2  0     5       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
-MATT 2696                     0   2  0     2       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I'm Powerless -- So you are, and we do thank you for it.  I would be glad to buy you
a, hmm, one of whatever you drink? -- Kona Quail

Minnie -- Ack.  No doubt Nana is proud of you.  But I found it quite a come-down.
(sigh)  Yeah, I know, I brought it on myself by laughing heartlessly at you--just
before you turned the fight around.  Shot myself in the foot, as they say.  Drat, but
no surprise I guess. -- Kirrala

I'm a Basher -- No!  I would never have guessed, not even when you took a rock and
smashed all my pretty shells into sand. -- Rose Shell
P.S.  I hate it when that happens, and I wish I'd succeeded in stealing the
initiative, but there it is.

Mini-Pumpkin?  Gods!  What a horrid image that brings up:  I whack him over the head,
and it splatters bits of pumpkin goo and seeds all over the arena.  And the smell!  I
may never eat pumpkin pie again. -- Stingaree

Wow, five whole fights!  And when we get our fifth warrior out there, will it go up
by twenty percent and be SIX fights?  I'm breathless with the possibilities! --
Jorja, Islanders

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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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 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*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

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 
November.

PRIZES

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.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

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:

Fights: 

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.

Spots/Ads

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

I'M POWERLESS bested KIRRALA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
I'M A BASHER vanquished ROSE SHELL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DERELICT outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 11 minute Title fight.
MINNIE devastated KONA QUAIL in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
STINGAREE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KALABOOSHA vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  3      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 213 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DERELICT 2692              10   1  0   83 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   MINNIE 2694                 7   4  0   72 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682           8   4  0   54 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666             9   7  0   50 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  KIRRALA 2691                4   2  0   37 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MINNIE 2694.  The ten other most popular fighters were I'M POWERLESS 2629, 
I'M A BASHER 2682, STINGAREE 2698, KALABOOSHA 2699, KIRRALA 2691, ROSE SHELL 2658, 
KONA QUAIL 2666, DERELICT 2692,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DERELICT 2692.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KONA QUAIL 2666, ROSE SHELL 2658, KIRRALA 2691, KALABOOSHA 2699, 
STINGAREE 2698, I'M A BASHER 2682, I'M POWERLESS 2629, MINNIE 2694,  0, and  0.