DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2007    Duedate: 10/18/2007

COLLUSION COVE ARENA

DM-60    TURN-426

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALLAN JOHNSON
TPW FOREVER (619)
(60-8232) [9-3-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALLAN JOHNSON                  SCORN BREAD
TPW FOREVER (619)              HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
(60-8232) [9-3-0,99]           (60-8343) [3-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MR OBLIVIOUS                   PAULINE
THE UPSTARTS III (510)         UNDERDOGS (5)
(60-6413) [14-15-0,94]         (60-4997) [6-5-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TPW FOREVER (619)           46
2. WING HOVE (529)             35      CRAZY CREEPS (207)
3. HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)        31      Unchartered Team
4. RED DOG GANG (476)          30
5. THE UPSTARTS III (510)      23      HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)      14   5  2 73.7   1/ 1*HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)     10  5 1
 2- 3 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   112  78  5 58.9   2/ 2 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    7  2 0
 3- 4 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    500 399 16 55.6   3/12 RED DOG GANG (476)        6  9 0
 4/ 5 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       575 475 19 54.8   4/19 WING HOVE (529)           5  5 1
 5- 6 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 218 197 13 52.5   5/ 7 TPW FOREVER (619)         4  4 0
 6- 8 GOIN' TUBIN' (577)       152 145  7 51.2   6- 3 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     4  5 0
 7/ 7 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  56  55  4 50.5   7- 8 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     3  0 0
 8-11 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)      134 135  8 49.8   8- 4 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    3  0 0
 9/ 0 UNDERDOGS (5)            257 262 15 49.5   9-11 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)       3  2 0
10-12 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     27  28  4 49.1  10/ 6 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  3  3 0
11/16 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    67  71  3 48.6  11-14 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  2  1 0
12-13 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       85  91  2 48.3  12/ 9 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        2  3 0
13/14 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    79  85  2 48.2  13/23 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  2  4 0
14/15 4000 BLOWS (107)         682 750 31 47.6  14-13*BAD RESTAURANT (622)      2  8 0
15/17 WING HOVE (529)          107 128  6 45.5  15- 5 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       1  4 0
16/18 TPW FOREVER (619)         17  21  3 44.7  16/ 0 UNDERDOGS (5)             1  4 0
17-19 FUNKY FOLK (565)          60  81  6 42.6  17/21 RESCUE RANGERS (362)      1  5 1
18/22 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  71 110  6 39.2  18/22 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    1  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23 RESCUE RANGERS (362)      14  23  1 37.8  19/ 0*RUSH REBORN (627)         0  5 0
20/24 RED DOG GANG (476)       359 594  5 37.7  20-17 FUNKY FOLK (565)          0  2 0
21-25*BAD RESTAURANT (622)       7  18  1 28.0  21-15 GOIN' TUBIN' (577)        0  2 0
22-27*ELFEN LIED (623)           0  10  0  0.0  22/25 4000 BLOWS (107)          0  2 0
23/ 0*RUSH REBORN (627)          0   5  0  0.0  23-27*ELFEN LIED (623)          0  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): THE GRINCH of DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 573): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTIROUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): ROCK A BYE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BLOOD BROTHERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): KRANKYKARL of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
                       (turn 424): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, COLLUSION COVE?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  With any luck, I can sneak into 
The Victory Tavern and join WING HOVE's celebration over their good record this turn. 
4th place, not bad.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-0-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, THE 
UPSTARTS III, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see LASSIE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, WEKA DART beat FRANZ and FRANZ lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as ALLAN JOHNSON takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
COLLUSION COVE, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  RED DOG GANG the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HOUSE OF GRAIN.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  FLUMMAX was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in COLLUSION COVE to get a drink than The 
Victory Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't 
be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling 
come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLAN JOHNSON 8232            9   3  0    99       TPW FOREVER (619)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYVEK 7478                    9   7  0   108       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-THE AVENGING SCROD 7649      20  12  1   105       4000 BLOWS (107)
-WRATH LIX 7899               10   3  0    99       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-WEEZY DANG 7909               9   7  0    98       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-JACK THE RIPPER 7487         20  14  0    96       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-THE RIDDLER 7852             12   8  2    95       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 MR OBLIVIOUS 6413            14  15  0    94       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-LOKI IX 7860                  8   3  0    92       DEATH STUDS VII (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAS DEFERENS 7534            14   8  0    88       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-AIMLESS 7967                 13   7  0    88       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-WHITE WITCH 7542             20  15  0    87       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 TIGER TY 7665                16  14  1    86       WING HOVE (529)
-JAVA 7779                     9   4  0    85       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
-ANDROGENOUS STRAIN 6412      11  17  0    84       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-VENREK 7477                  14   5  0    81       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-BURNT OFFERINGS 8054          6   0  1    81       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-911 7936                      9   6  0    79       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-SMALL INTESTINE 7535         10  13  1    73       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
 MACS 7797                    16  22  2    72       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
 BULLY BOY 7447               17  19  0    70       RED DOG GANG (476)
 YELLOW JACKET 7627           12  32  1    69       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
 HOFFA 7713                   15  23  0    68       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RETRIBUTION XXIX 8259         8   1  0    58       DEATH STUDS VII (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEW DROPS 7944                8   2  1    55       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 EDWARD KINGSLEY 8330          4   0  1    55       TPW FOREVER (619)
 NULN'S PET SOCK 7465          7   2  0    54       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-ZIGGERZAG 7153                8   2  0    48       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 WEKA DART 7979                7   5  1    46       WING HOVE (529)
-BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868        7   2  1    46       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
 PAULINE 4997                  6   5  0    45       UNDERDOGS (5)
-THE LBA 7810                  8   3  0    43       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
 SCORN BREAD 8343              3   1  0    42       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
-GRUNT VI 7980                 6   5  2    41       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-URETHRA 7851                  4   2  0    36       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-PUSILLANIMOUS 8192            4   0  0    35       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-GAZREK 7858                   6   4  0    34       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-WEEPING WILLOW 8014           5   2  1    34       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I OWN INDIMAR 8084            3   5  0    33       4000 BLOWS (107)
-TOWEL BOY 8265                2   1  1    32       TPW FOREVER (619)
 LASSIE 8194                   3   8  0    30       RED DOG GANG (476)
 ROLLDOZER 8342                3   1  0    29       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
 THE BUNISHER 8341             4   0  1    28       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
-ZOMBIELUST 8181               4   0  0    27       4000 BLOWS (107)
 HENDRICK 5022                 6   4  0    26       UNDERDOGS (5)
-DEATH STUD 8211               4   3  1    26       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
 FRANZ 5021                    5   5  1    24       UNDERDOGS (5)
-RAZOR XXV 8154                5   2  0    24       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-SALACIOUS 8166                2   2  0    24       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ERETHISM 8251                 2   0  0    24       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISH STICKS 7952              6   4  1    23       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-KELLY FABULOUS 8221           4   3  0    23       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-BEAST XVII 8303               2   0  0    23       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 AN AVERAGE JOE 7281           2   1  1    21       RESCUE RANGERS (362)
-PAUL BEARER 8082              1   0  0    21       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ODALISQUE 8121                1   0  0    21       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-SUPERIOR VENA CAVA 7882       5   5  0    20       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
 PANAMON 8087                  5   5  0    20       WING HOVE (529)
 FLUMMAX 8193                  3   8  0    20       RED DOG GANG (476)
-FALOPIAN 8260                 3   1  0    20       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-SETH DRAVEN 8231              2   1  1    20       TPW FOREVER (619)
-STITCHES 8245                 1   3  0    20       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-WREAK 8272                    3   2  1    19       BAD RESTAURANT (622)
 WHACK-A-STUD 8349             3   0  0    18       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 LITTLE BIG DOG 8355           2   1  0    18       RED DOG GANG (476)
 RYEHARD 8339                  3   1  1    16       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
 CLARK KENT 8196               4   3  0    15       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 PAR 8297                      1   3  1    14       WING HOVE (529)
-ROACH 8270                    2   3  0    11       BAD RESTAURANT (622)
-TREE STUMP 8156               1   0  0    11       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-VENGRAZ 8018                  1   1  0     8       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 BOY GEORGE 8378               1   0  0     8       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 THE ERR MUTT 8322             0   5  0     8       RED DOG GANG (476)
-BOOGER 8269                   1   4  0     7       BAD RESTAURANT (622)
-MR. CLEAN 8307                1   1  1     5       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-TROTS 8268                    0   5  0     5       BAD RESTAURANT (622)
-THUNDER CLOUD 8132            0   1  0     5       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 COL 8298                      0   4  0     4       WING HOVE (529)
-STENCH 8346                   0   2  0     2       BAD RESTAURANT (622)
-KEN DEW 8358                  0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 LIMELIGHT 8365                0   1  0     1       RUSH REBORN (627)
 TOM SAWYER 8369               0   1  0     1       RUSH REBORN (627)
 RED BARCHETTA 8366            0   1  0     1       RUSH REBORN (627)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NON-COLLUDER 8371      0  1 0 4000 BLOWS 107        MONSTER MANALGER 18   426 NONE    
TUDE 8271              1  2 0 BAD RESTAURANT 622    RYEHARD 8339          423         
CREDENCE 8320          1  1 0 THE BUNKHOUSE 595     EDWARD KINGSLEY 8330  423         
ONE 8377               0  1 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  STONE GOLEM 26        426 NONE    
TYVIN 8072             0  1 0 DEMONS OF DARKNES 430 PLUM 8094             422 NONE    
FLOUR POWER 8340       1  2 0 HOUSE OF GRAIN 625    BORED ELF 19          426 NONE    
PETE 8182              0  9 0 RED DOG GANG 476      TWIG 8096             423         
WORKING MAN 8368       0  1 0 RUSH REBORN 627       THE BUNISHER 8341     426         
DREAMLINE 8367         0  1 0 RUSH REBORN 627       PAR 8297              426         
MASKED JOBBER 8383     0  1 0 TPW FOREVER 619       BORED ELF 19          426 NONE    
HERMAN 5141            2  3 0 UNDERDOGS 5           SPYMASTER 22          426 NONE    
CRUD 5221              0  1 0 UNDERDOGS 5           JORGE BLACK ORC 20    426 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rolldozer -- Where did you find that Kryptonite?  Did The FONZ black market it to
you? -- Clark Kent

All Newbies, be careful of the fruit basket that Anti indicated The FONZ delivers to
newcomers.  The FONZ definition of fruit may be different than yours.  (or ours) --
The Crazy Creeps Scribe

     Eggplants.

In an amazing announcement recently, The Creepster (in his own words--see below)
publicized that he and Slugbait would partner in the next TOGS.  Where do they find
these guys? -- The Award Winning And World Famous Aradi Free Press (AWAWFAFR)

Holy bangeronious!  Whim wham wowzerific!  Sluggy duggy baitinghower plusky Creeper-
deeper dopper doodah!  Togsuckerinski! -- The Creepster

Crazy Creeps everywhere would like to send their welcome to the wonderful Technogeek,
who has indicated his desire to become a TOGS participant.  He and Fandil The Wise
(Consortium TM) are age-old friends from Ardivent--The Arena Of The Red Sands.  He
would make a wonderful partner for anyone wanting to pair with one of the very best.
-- The Crazy Creeps Scribe

FONZ = Frisky Oddities Nearing Zaniness

Pusillanimous -- It's always nice when former TVs break in the new guy with a
challenge, but you could have at least taught me a couple more skills. -- Scorn Bread

Beast Xvii -- You beast!  (whimper)  It hurts my teeth when I even TRY to bite you.
And you smell funny.  Not, you know, like something with blood.  It takes all the fun
out of stuff. -- Flummax

Wrath Lix -- I don't know why anyone would want to lick you.  (ptui!)  You don't
taste like something to chew on, and I'm not actually PICKY about that, not really.
Why doesn't your manager get some GOOD stuff? -- Bully Boy

Weeping Willow -- (heavy sigh)  Well, I suppose a stick is better than nothing, but
I've chewed on tastier sticks. -- Lassie

Roach -- I think this is a GREAT restaurant!  All the great smells, and the stuff is
right down on the floor where I can reach it. -- The Err Mutt

Stench -- (big sniff and snort)  Not bad. -- Little Big Dog

DK Bread -- We barked when you came past, does that count? -- Spot and the Red Dog
Gang

Nuln's Pet Sock -- Well, work on it!  You do fine with the olfactory component, work
on the rest.  Squeak or something. -- Lassie

Our congratulations to Madonna. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang

Aradians (Aradiites?) -- Finally I can push life in my home world to the back seat
and let DM reclaim shotgun.  Now I can put my plan for TOGS domination into motion.
-- Indimar

     In view of the current name of the arena, perhaps they should be "Colluders."

Nuln -- Do you hear that?  It's the sound of zest returning to your dreary little
life. -- Indy

Pauly -- You realize that teaming up with me for TOGS will attract the wrath of
Elephant, don't you?  I think some shin guards should protect everything he can
reach.  Now all we need is a really cool name for our team, something catchy like
"Indimar and Co." -- Who's your Daddy?

Creepster -- Hut sut ralston on the rilla ra and a bralla bralla suet.  I hope you
take that in the spirit in which it was offered. -- Indimar Fallon

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

HERMAN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLOUR POWER was killed by BORED ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
MASKED JOBBER was murdered by BORED ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
CRUD was butchered by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
NON-COLLUDER was assassinated by MONSTER MANALGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONE was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
ROLLDOZER was devastated by EDWARD KINGSLEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CLARK KENT was unbelievably bested by FLUMMAX in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MADONNA was handily defeated by ALLAN JOHNSON in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MR OBLIVIOUS vanquished MACS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BULLY BOY was vanquished by TIGER TY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
YELLOW JACKET was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's melee.
HOFFA defeated PAULINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute one-sided match.
FRANZ was handily defeated by WEKA DART in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
NULN'S PET SOCK overpowered VISITING ORC in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
AN AVERAGE JOE was overpowered by SCORN BREAD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
PANAMON was handily defeated by LASSIE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
HENDRICK bested THE ERR MUTT in a popular 2 minute brawl.
RYEHARD overpowered RED BARCHETTA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE BUNISHER executed WORKING MAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WHACK-A-STUD handily defeated TOM SAWYER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LITTLE BIG DOG overpowered LIMELIGHT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COL was subdued by BOY GEORGE in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
PAR slaughtered DREAMLINE in a 2 minute mismatched fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  39 -  4      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  25 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   71 -  84 -  4      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  46 -  2      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  34 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  27 -  2      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  40 -  5      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  23 -  1       4  |

Turn 426 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ALLAN JOHNSON 8232          9   3  0   99 TPW FOREVER (619)
WALL OF STEEL    TIGER TY 7665              16  14  1   86 WING HOVE (529)
LUNGING ATTACK   WEKA DART 7979              7   5  1   46 WING HOVE (529)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MR OBLIVIOUS 6413.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PAULINE 4997.  The ten other most popular fighters were HENDRICK 5022, THE 
ERR MUTT 8322, YELLOW JACKET 7627, ALLAN JOHNSON 8232, WEKA DART 7979, PAR 8297, 
TIGER TY 7665, NULN'S PET SOCK 7465, SCORN BREAD 8343, and LASSIE 8194.

The least popular fighter this week was DREAMLINE 8367.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIMELIGHT 8365, TOM SAWYER 8369, WORKING MAN 8368, RED BARCHETTA 8366, 
AN AVERAGE JOE 7281, FRANZ 5021, ROLLDOZER 8342, ONE 8377, NON-COLLUDER 8371, and 
MASKED JOBBER 8383.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MADONNA (60-7780) THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)