DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2003    Duedate: 07/31/2003

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-316

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCUMBAG
WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
(60-6174) [20-6-2,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCUMBAG                        WOLFGANG
WIMPS OF DEATH (66)            MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
(60-6174) [20-6-2,122]         (60-6648) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAP HAPPY                     SLAP HAPPY
BUMS 'R' US (465)              BUMS 'R' US (465)
(60-6031) [16-22-0,107]        (60-6031) [16-22-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WILD CARDS (148)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MY MOORPARK MOB (524)       52
2. WILD CARDS (148)            46      ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
3. BUMS 'R' US (465)           42      Unchartered Team
4. INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)   38
5. NATURAL DISASTERS (159)     34      MY MOORPARK MOB (524)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MY MOORPARK MOB (524)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 WILD CARDS (148)          9  6 0
 2- 1*REDLANDS PELETON (520)     3   1  0 75.0   2/ 8 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)       8  6 1
 3/ 2 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    81  48  5 62.8   3/ 4 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    8  6 0
 4/ 3 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        39  26  1 60.0   4- 5 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  7  2 0
 5- 4 LUROCIANS VI (431)        72  59  6 55.0   5/ 9 BUMS 'R' US (465)         7  3 0
 6/ 7 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)      490 423 28 53.7   6/ 6 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  7  5 1
 7/ 6 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  544 470 19 53.6   7/ 7 CLUB CULTURE (424)        7  6 0
 8/ 8 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    292 258  8 53.1   8/ 1 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        7  8 1
 9/ 5 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       64  57  6 52.9   9/ 3 OGRES ARE US (270)        7  8 0
10/ 0 BLOOD RELATED (395)      114 103  3 52.5  10/11 4000 BLOWS (107)          6  6 0
11- 9 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 121 110 10 52.4  11/13 KUNGFOOLERY (509)         5 10 0
12/10 WILD CARDS (148)         653 594 23 52.4  12/ 0*MY MOORPARK MOB (524)     4  1 0
13/ 0 THIEVES GUILD (396)       94  90  4 51.1  13/10 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   4  4 0
14-11*Z WARRIORS (474)          11  11  1 50.0  14-12 ARADI'S DEAD (393)        4  4 0
15/13 CLUB CULTURE (424)       114 115  5 49.8  15/18 RED DOG GANG (476)        4 11 0
16-14 METAL MELTDOWN (344)     266 289 21 47.9  16-16*Z WARRIORS (474)          3  2 0
17/15 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 115 125  9 47.9  17-15 LUROCIANS VI (431)        3  2 0
18/16 OGRES ARE US (270)       100 113  2 46.9  18/17 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 4000 BLOWS (107)         508 587 25 46.4  19-19 METAL MELTDOWN (344)      2  0 1
20/18 BUMS 'R' US (465)        107 129  0 45.3  20-20*REDLANDS PELETON (520)    2  0 0
21/12*BLACK FRIARS (521)         9  11  1 45.0  21/ 0 BLOOD RELATED (395)       2  2 0
22-19 ARADI'S DEAD (393)       102 128  4 44.3  22/23 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       2  5 0
23-21 JOKA MASHER! (283)       146 205  6 41.6  23/14 BROKEN SPIRITS (514)      2 13 0
24-24*GENERIC BRAND (275)        6   9  4 40.0  24-21 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        1  1 0
25/23 KUNGFOOLERY (509)         19  31  4 38.0  25-22 JOKA MASHER! (283)        1  1 0
26/25 RED DOG GANG (476)       195 335  2 36.8  26/ 0*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)    1  2 0
27-26 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        39  69  4 36.1  27/25*BLACK FRIARS (521)        1 11 0
28/22 BROKEN SPIRITS (514)      19  36  1 34.5  28/ 0 THIEVES GUILD (396)       0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

T#%S IV UPDATE:  So far, these are the teams I know about.  I will try to update this
every turn until the contest begins.
MANAGERS                    TEAMS                                 NON-TOGS TEAM(S)
Ganolus/Hombre              Blood Related/Thieves' Guild          None/None
Death Stud/Soultaker        Death Studs VII/Natural Disasters     ?/?
Rascally Rabbit/Sandman     Saab Story/?                          ?/?
Shadowgate/Yukon            Shadow Signs/?                        None/?
Wimpy/Judge                 Wimps Of Death/Legalese               ?/None
Captain K/Master Darque     The Matrix/Darque Forces              ?/?
Zalgor/Tig Toad             ?/?                                   ?/?
Nuln/Tiberon                4000 Blows/?                          Lethal Anatomy/?
     So far I have not received a proper entry fee from anyone, but I will run an
updated list of who's officially paid up and entered as payments start to come in.
Please let me know via e-mail or newsletter if any of the above information is
incorrect, if you have a ? by your name, or if you'd like to try to win your very own
Golden Scrod and your name is not listed above.  Please e-mail me at ganolus@aol.com.
Until next time.... -- Ganolus Oakleaf

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARADI.  Too bad, SHADOW SIGNS, but WILD 
CARDS was just too good to be stopped.  Uncool, BROKEN SPIRITS.  I mean 0-5-0 is bad. 
Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys 
at WIMPS OF DEATH like really pulled together to get a 2-2-0 this turn, moving up by 
6.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 3-1-0.  Keep 
it up, CLUB CULTURE!  Talk about hot teams!  MY MOORPARK MOB goes out, the very first 
time, and goes 4-1-0!  Like, what do you guys eat for breakfast?  MVP award for 
TRIPLICATE THUNDER?  WILD CARDS' proud of him after beating KIK-BUTO and getting 28 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  GRIZNASSHOPPER's match with QUICKSAND cost him 
a loss of 20 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
VERISIMILITUDE knows this.  She was TV challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  CROW stopped VERISIMILITUDE dead in hers tracks!  I hear the 
top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  WILD CARDS 
was ARADI's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are 4000 BLOWS?  WILD CARDS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is LUMMOX popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of ARADI!  He's got a 16-37-0, is that good?  I'm not so 
sure WHITE RAVEN knew all the facts when she challenged BOONE of RED DOG GANG.  I saw 
WHITE RAVEN stumbling and dribbling at The Victory Tavern last week...  What did 
WHITE RAVEN expect, anyway!  Of course BOONE won.  Next time stick to people you have 
a chance against, dummy!  SMOOCHY must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  It TV challenged SCUMBAG.  15 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought SMOOCHY showed great skill and promise when it was bested by 
SCUMBAG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARADI ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARADI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCUMBAG 6174                 20   6  2   122       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUTZ'N ALONG 5437            24  18  0   134       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 GATECRASHER 6075             19  13  0   119       CLUB CULTURE (424)
-MICHAEL J'EH FOX 5263        16  11  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 BEEROPOLY 5374               14  12  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 SLAP HAPPY 6031              16  22  0   107       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 BIGGLES 6032                 15  23  0   105       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 SWEARY SHNAPP 5866           17  16  0   104       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 ONOMOTAPOEIA 6551            15  10  1   102       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-BLACK EYE 6163                9   6  0    94       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 TOO ICKY 5937                11   7  0    92       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 THE SPOTLIGHT 6329           11  10  1    91       CLUB CULTURE (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYCANE 6001                  18  11  1    88       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 THE LIMELIGHT 6104           20  10  0    87       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 CEROTE 6331                  15   7  0    86       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 LUMMOX 6092                  16  37  0    85       RED DOG GANG (476)
 VERISIMILITUDE 6550          13  14  0    85       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-RIFF 6452                     7   4  1    85       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
-SICK PUPPY 5959              11  10  1    84       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 BLACK CAT 6268               11   5  0    83       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-LLOSMIC LLAMMER 5684         11   9  1    81       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 LAR'EH WALKER 5825            8   4  1    81       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 UNDERGROUND BEAT 6083        14  17  1    78       CLUB CULTURE (424)
-LLLENGEANCE 5864             11   4  2    78       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 TRANSCENDENTALISM 6547       11   7  0    76       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-SAMANTHA HAIN 6335           14  14  0    72       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
-ACHONDROPLASIA 6546           7   1  1    70       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICKSAND 6554                7   1  1    66       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 NAPPY DUGOUT 6080             9   6  0    63       WILD CARDS (148)
 BULL DOGGAM 6088             13  23  0    62       RED DOG GANG (476)
 HEADROCK 3430                11   9  0    60       OGRES ARE US (270)
 IRREVOCABILITY 6549          10   6  1    60       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-STALIN 3731                  10   1  0    60       DIC TATORS (305)
-SIR ZESTALOT 6557             6   1  0    59       4000 BLOWS (107)
 BOONE 6090                    8  32  0    58       RED DOG GANG (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAZREKK 6438                  5   3  1    55       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-SYRINGE 6003                  9   5  0    54       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 THE AYL'M'ER 6056             6   7  0    53       4000 BLOWS (107)
 LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022     11   7  1    49       WILD CARDS (148)
-T.N.T. 6054                   9   9  0    49       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 BLOODSUCKING FREAK 6160       8   7  0    48       BLOOD RELATED (395)
-BLUE BEANIE 6461              5   3  0    48       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 LAZY EYE 6564                 4   3  0    48       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 BOWGUSS AIMS 6607             3   1  0    47       OGRES ARE US (270)
 GRIZNASSHOPPER 6024          11   7  0    46       WILD CARDS (148)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFEROUS HOPE 6472          5   6  0    43       BROKEN SPIRITS (514)
-GENEVIEVE 6576                3   1  0    43       REDLANDS PELETON (520)
 SIRIUS 6193                   8  17  1    42       RED DOG GANG (476)
-GODFREY 6354                  4   4  0    41       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 DINGBAT 6515                  5   7  0    39       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 SLOUGH 6134                   8   5  1    38       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
-LLUGS AND LLISSES 5887        6   5  1    36       LUROCIANS VI (431)
-LLUCKY DAY 6021               3   1  0    36       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 SCABBY 6514                   7   0  0    35       BLOOD RELATED (395)
-TRUNKS 6067                   3   2  1    34       Z WARRIORS (474)
-GOHAN 6064                    3   2  0    34       Z WARRIORS (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIK-BUTO 6396                 7   3  0    32       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616       2   1  0    32       WILD CARDS (148)
-TWISTER 6114                  6   5  0    31       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 WINKER X 6470                 3   5  0    31       4000 BLOWS (107)
 SMIRLIN 6568                  4   4  0    30       OGRES ARE US (270)
-ACUTE 6048                    5   3  0    28       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 PRIME MINISTER 6011           4   4  0    28       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-KLEPTO SLACKER 6516           2   0  0    27       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 THE HOLLOW 6118               5   2  0    25       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 KUNG POW KICKIN' 6571         2   4  0    25       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 ARSEHEAD 6590                 2   3  1    24       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE RAVEN 6484              5   3  1    23       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC 6617      3   0  0    23       WILD CARDS (148)
-IAGO 6601                     2   2  0    23       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-GOTEN 6068                    2   2  0    23       Z WARRIORS (474)
 GORILLA ENFORCER 6600         3   1  0    21       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-SPIT 6435                     2   1  0    21       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
-AES SEDAI 3170                1   2  1    21       GENERIC BRAND (275)
-GOKU 6066                     2   2  0    20       Z WARRIORS (474)
 WOLFGANG 6648                 1   0  0    20       MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
-MOON BABY 6187                2   3  0    19       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 BEERZILLA 6170                2   2  0    18       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-TYVINREK 6513                 2   0  0    18       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 TENA MARIE 6665               1   0  0    16       MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
 TEACUP TERRIER 6569           3   5  0    14       RED DOG GANG (476)
-WEATHER SENSE 3172            2   1  2    14       GENERIC BRAND (275)
-LLUPERIOR LLORCES 5956        2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 RIP RAP 6599                  1   1  0    14       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 PULL MY FINGER 6625           1   0  0    14       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 BLOODHOUND 6481               3   2  0    11       BLOOD RELATED (395)
-TOGS STINKER 6588             2   0  0    11       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-VAGEITA 6159                  1   1  0    11       Z WARRIORS (474)
 EDWARD GIOVANNI 6649          1   0  0    11       MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
-WISDOM 3168                   2   1  1    10       GENERIC BRAND (275)
 IL WAMPYRE 6624               1   0  0    10       4000 BLOWS (107)
 DR. MONKEYWOMAN 6623          0   1  0     9       4000 BLOWS (107)
-CORDELIA 6602                 2   2  0     8       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-DESDEMONA 6605                2   2  0     8       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-DINGEY 6480                   1   1  0     8       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 SILK 6632                     1   0  0     6       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 SYDA HAMMIE 6667              1   0  0     6       OGRES ARE US (270)
 CHOPSTICKS 6596               1   3  0     6       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
-HELL ON WHEELS 6389           1   1  0     4       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 ROBERT ROY 6645               1   0  0     4       MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
 SHURIKEN 6615                 0   3  0     3       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 TIFFANY ARIEL 6647            0   1  0     1       MY MOORPARK MOB (524)
-PIPS 3303                     0   1  0     1       GENERIC BRAND (275)
 SLIPKNOT 6674                 0   1  0     1       THIEVES GUILD (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEPL 6666                     0   1  0     1       OGRES ARE US (270)
 GREAT PERSONALITY 6629        0   1  0     1       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 ARIXIA 6637                   0   1  0     1       BROKEN SPIRITS (514)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COMPLETELY NURMA 6574  0  4 0 4000 BLOWS 107        WHITE RAVEN 6484      314         
TRASH TALK 6677        0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 316 NONE    
CYA 6676               0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      JORGE BLACK ORC 20    316 NONE    
TITUS 6618             0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      SNOWBLIND 6476        315 NONE    
KLUTOG 6565            4  4 1 BROKEN SPIRITS 514    ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 316 NONE    
BALTAZ 6614            0  3 0 BROKEN SPIRITS 514    JORGE BLACK ORC 20    316 NONE    
DAFF 6636              0  1 0 BROKEN SPIRITS 514    ARNIE SHEW 21         316 NONE    
DAYTREADER 6082       15 14 0 BUMS 'R' US 465       BEEROPOLY 5374        313         
BARNEY 6634            0  1 0 DEATH STUDS VII 301   STONE GOLEM 26        316 NONE    
ELMO 6633              0  1 0 DEATH STUDS VII 301   MARINE TROLL 18       316 NONE    
SPONGEBOB 6635         0  1 0 DEATH STUDS VII 301   MARINE TROLL 18       316 NONE    
SPONGEWORTHY 5931     11 13 0 DEATH STUDS VII 301   LAR'EH WALKER 5825    313         
FOOL MANCHU 6594       1  3 0 KUNGFOOLERY 509       ARSEHEAD 6590         315         
BLACK HOLE 6643        0  1 0 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 JORGE BLACK ORC 20    316 NONE    
SUNSPOT 6642           0  1 0 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 SEA MONSTER 27        316 NONE    
WATERFALL 6641         0  1 0 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 SEA MONSTER 27        316 NONE    
ERUPTION 5234         15 21 0 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 MICHAEL J'EH FOX 5263 315         
RUFUSAUS 3476          8  6 0 OGRES ARE US 270      FLASH FLOOD 5830      312 REVENGED
ECLIPSE 6482           3  5 0 SHADOW SIGNS 491      ARNIE SHEW 21         316 NONE    
A 6628                 0  1 0 SMOOTH OPERATORS 523  JORGE BLACK ORC 20    316 NONE    
KEN 6675               0  1 0 THIEVES GUILD 396     SPYMASTER 22          316 NONE    
BOB 6673               0  1 0 THIEVES GUILD 396     GARGOYLE PRINCE 25    316 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To All TOGS interested Managers -- If you are thinking of entering the TOGS
tournament and as of yet do not have a team partner, please consider me--contact me
via diplo (if that is still done) or email at anx@peoplepc.com. -- Ghoti
P.S.  It has been a few years but I think I was on a contending team in TOGS 1 (if I
recall right) in 1995?

Sultan -- Baky Parfum did not want to apologize to Soultaker directly.  But she was
thinking, "Hey I gotta say something, this is an Andorian arena."  So she
compromised. -- Ghoti

Smoochy -- Gads, you hit me way too hard.  I had to leave the arena under intestinal
duress.  Good luck! -- Baky Parfum

Bull Doggam -- So you are a dogcat then...? -- Headrock

Sultan -- When Wimpy types our personals than we expect more errors than just 2. --
Cerote

Lanister -- I have dropped out of the contest in 74.  I was in way over my head.
Everyone was much too good for me. -- Wimpy

TOGS THINKERS -- In order to help you make your decision on joining in TOGS, be it
known that I, Wimpy, have signed up again.  Do not let the fact that I am partnered
with The Judge, one of the premier managers in the game, stop you from joining. --
Wimpy

Sir Zestalot -- You did so well with that little pointy thingy that I thought it
would be nice of me to teach you a few things.  You are welcome. -- Dingbat

Sirus -- I think you were dangerously stunned before the fight even started.  You
would be even more stunning in the Dark Arena. -- Bamboozle

Biggles -- I just couldn't resist trying for a win and a couple of skills.  Thanks.
-- Cerote

Kungfoolery -- How unlucky can a fighter get?  Poor Fool Manchcu.  He just ran up
against Arsehead when he was fighting to keep from going to the DA.  I guess for the
sake of honor I will have to let him defend at least one bloodfeud.  Take your best
shot quickly. -- Wimpy

Ghost of Fool Man -- Hitting you in the neck saved my own neck.  HAHAHAHAHAHA. --
Arsehead

Transcendental -- I just hate guys who go over the 14 place limit on their names.  In
addition, you sure must be dumb to try and scum me.  You sure weren't smart enough to
teach me anything. -- Scumbag

Headrock -- Hey!  I'm the one who's supposed to bury things in the sand.  Although I
like good soft dirt, or even mud, better.  But still.  It's a matter of principle.
It should be me doing the burying.  Remember that next time. -- Bull Doggam

Bamboozle -- You confounded hornswoggler!  You DARE to do that to a Dog Star?  Don't
you realize we're the Good Guys? -- Sirius the Seriously Annoyed

The Spotlight -- It's too bright.  It makes my eyes hurt.  Take it away. -- Lummox

Achondroplasia -- What? -- Boone the Not Very Intellectual Dog

Quicksand -- A vile trick, worthy of a CAT.  You should be ASHAMED of yourself. --
Teacup Terrier

Mabuse -- After seeing firsthand the iron-clad fist of dominance displayed by my team
at the Face, I'm sure you'll be avoiding me now. >:) -- Nuln

     *wiping tears from eyes after a good long laugh* Thanks, I needed that. *grin*
     -- Ed.

Boone -- It's not just you dogs.  Most living creatures don't like things that are
different.  Especially if you're shaped like an over-sized, brown slug and you suck
out their brains.  Someday, I hope, we'll live in a world without prejudice. -- The
Aylmer

Dear Mr. 'O' Ring -- You may be the High Poobah of Onion Rings, but I'm the Big
Cheese of the Back-Up Dagger.  Bow down and pay fealty. -- the Aylmer

Spot -- In your next life, when you are reincarnated as a scrod, it will all make
sense (especially the leg-warmer part). -- Nuln

Merven Dree -- As usual, you're right.  A french chaos lord is like a pair of silk
leg-warmers.  Stylish, perhaps, but useless. -- Nuln

     And these things differ from the originals just exactly how...? -- Ed.

Sultan -- Come back soon!  Then I can bore you with you more stories about my
warriors' names! -- Nuln

Dingbat -- I'm naming my first child after you in your honor. -- Lord Zestalot

Luciferous Hope -- I am so disappointed in my init, or lack thereof.  I think I'll go
back and practice more at poking babies with long sticks (if I use the short ones
they can grab me by the neck and throttle....) -- Winker X

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
    more.
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

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KLUTOG was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ECLIPSE was slaughtered by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BALTAZ was killed by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BARNEY was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BLACK HOLE was assassinated by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SUNSPOT was butchered by SEA MONSTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
TRASH TALK was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
KEN was executed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ELMO was easily killed by MARINE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was easily killed by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BOB was slaughtered by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
CYA was savagely slain by JORGE BLACK ORC in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPONGEBOB was assassinated by MARINE TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
WATERFALL was executed by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAFF was narrowly killed by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
SHURIKEN was overcome by ARSEHEAD in a exciting 6 minute novice's Bloodfeud contest.
CROW overpowered VERISIMILITUDE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SMOOCHY was luckily beaten by SCUMBAG in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
PRIME MINISTER was vanquished by WINKER X in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BEEROPOLY devastated THE LIMELIGHT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LAR'EH WALKER savagely defeated LUMMOX in a 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
THE AYL'M'ER was overpowered by UNDERGROUND BEAT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
LUCIFEROUS HOPE was defeated by IRREVOCABILITY in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
WHITE RAVEN was devastated by BOONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SMIRLIN vanquished TEACUP TERRIER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SLAP HAPPY viciously subdued BLACK CAT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute expert's duel.
ONOMOTAPOEIA narrowly defeated CEROTE in a dull 32 minute veteran's fight.
SWEARY SHNAPP savagely defeated TRANSCENDENTALISM in a 2 minute expert's fight.
TOO ICKY was demolished by GATECRASHER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided melee.
TYCANE was viciously subdued by BIGGLES in a exciting 2 minute bloody expert's bout.
THE SPOTLIGHT vanquished BULL DOGGAM in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
GRIZNASSHOPPER was vanquished by QUICKSAND in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HEADROCK was savagely defeated by NAPPY DUGOUT in a popular 4 minute gory match.
SIRIUS was overpowered by LAZY EYE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLOODSUCKING FREAK overcame THE HOLLOW in a 2 minute bloody match.
SLOUGH lost to BOWGUSS AIMS in a 5 minute master vs. novice upset fight.
DINGBAT was subdued by LORD OF THE O RINGS in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
SCABBY handily defeated BEERZILLA in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
KIK-BUTO was demolished by TRIPLICATE THUNDER in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC beat RIP RAP in a 3 minute bout.
KUNG POW KICKIN' vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
BLOODHOUND was outlasted by PULL MY FINGER in a 15 minute beginner's competition.
GORILLA ENFORCER overpowered ARIXIA in a 1 minute uneven battle.
CHOPSTICKS was vanquished by TENA MARIE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DR. MONKEYWOMAN was outwaited by ROBERT ROY in a popular 9 minute amateur's duel.
IL WAMPYRE devastated CEPL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TIFFANY ARIEL slimly lost to SILK in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
WOLFGANG overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EDWARD GIOVANNI overpowered SLIPKNOT in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SYDA HAMMIE savagely defeated GREAT PERSONALITY in a 3 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         AIMED BLOW        25 -  21 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  44 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  55 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  51 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  36 -  3      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    91 - 111 -  4      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  22 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  27 -  0      39  |

Turn 316 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 11         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SCUMBAG 6174               20   6  2  122 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
BASHING ATTACK   GATECRASHER 6075           19  13  0  119 CLUB CULTURE (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEEROPOLY 5374             14  12  1  112 INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
AIMED BLOW       SWEARY SHNAPP 5866         17  16  0  104 DEATH STUDS VII (301)
TOTAL PARRY      ONOMOTAPOEIA 6551          15  10  1  102 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK CAT 6268             11   5  0   83 SHADOW SIGNS (491)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAR'EH WALKER 5825          8   4  1   81 INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022   11   7  1   49 WILD CARDS (148)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOWGUSS AIMS 6607           3   1  0   47 OGRES ARE US (270)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLAP HAPPY 6031.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SLAP HAPPY 6031.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR. MONKEYWOMAN 6623, 
ARSEHEAD 6590, NAPPY DUGOUT 6080, DINGBAT 6515, HEADROCK 3430, SWEARY SHNAPP 5866, 
BIGGLES 6032, LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022, BOWGUSS AIMS 6607, and RIP RAP 6599.

The least popular fighter this week was CEROTE 6331.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONOMOTAPOEIA 6551, BLOODHOUND 6481, PULL MY FINGER 6625, SLOUGH 6134, 
ROBERT ROY 6645, GREAT PERSONALITY 6629, CEPL 6666, CHOPSTICKS 6596, ARIXIA 6637, and 
SCABBY 6514.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

SCUMBAG (60-6174) WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
WETBOX (60-5229) BOXES (408)

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

SMOOCHY (60-6079) DEATH STUDS VII (301)
CROW (60-6269) SHADOW SIGNS (491)