DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2003    Duedate: 08/20/2003

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-136

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANDRO MEDA
FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
(72-4550) [18-6-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANDRO MEDA                     BIG HORN
FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)         RAGE-ING BULL (569)
(72-4550) [18-6-1,103]         (72-5208) [3-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANDRO MEDA                     CONSTANTINE
FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)         AGELESS WONDER (584)
(72-4550) [18-6-1,103]         (72-5361) [8-3-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)      47
2. RAGE-ING BULL (569)         35      DARQUE FORCES (509)
3. X-POSSE (579)               35      Unchartered Team
4. AGELESS WONDER (584)        33
5. SNIVELLS (585)              23      RAGE-ING BULL (569)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (509)       25  13  3 65.8   1/ 2 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     8  7 1
 2/ 2 NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)     28  17  2 62.2   2/ 5 AGELESS WONDER (584)      7  4 0
 3/ 4 CRIMSON KILLERS (587)     95  62  6 60.5   3/ 1 FREELANCERS (576)         7  8 1
 4- 5 DEATH-N-HONOR (530)       24  16  2 60.0   4/ 9 CRIMSON KILLERS (587)     6  2 1
 5/ 3 SNIVELLS (585)            65  44  6 59.6   5/ 3 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     6  7 1
 6/ 6 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)   168 128 16 56.8   6/12 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)    5  6 0
 7- 8 THE OCTAVIANS (515)       34  30  3 53.1   7/ 7 NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)     4  1 1
 8- 9*SACRED REALM (506)         9   8  2 52.9   8- 4 DEATH-N-HONOR (530)       4  1 0
 9/10 VERMIN (165)             163 160  7 50.5   9/10 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    4  6 1
10/11 FREELANCERS (576)         66  66 10 50.0  10/15*RAGE-ING BULL (569)       4 11 0
11/14 AGELESS WONDER (584)      30  38  2 44.1  11-11 THE OCTAVIANS (515)       3  1 0
12/13 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     21  30  3 41.2  12/ 6 VERMIN (165)              3  4 0
13/12 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     35  52  3 40.2  13/ 8 DARQUE FORCES (509)       2  0 0
14-15 HOG WARS (546)            10  15  1 40.0  14-14*SACRED REALM (506)        2  2 0
15/16*RAGE-ING BULL (569)       11  21  1 34.4  15/17 SNIVELLS (585)            2  3 0
16-17 CRIME WAVE (572)          28  59  3 32.2  16-16 CRIME WAVE (572)          1  0 0
17/18 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    24  55  1 30.4  17/18*HAREM OF CHAOS (580)      1  6 0
18/19*HAREM OF CHAOS (580)       2  10  0 16.7  18/19*X-POSSE (579)             1  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*X-POSSE (579)              1   9  0 10.0  19-20 HOG WARS (546)            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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): BAQA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): GAR & BRILL of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): SOUL HAREM (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): FREAKSHOW (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 473): KOGITSUNE MARU of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
                          MX of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 475): BETSY of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ZOT ZIPZIG of NIGHT TRAIN (Teet, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh
               (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): SIR VILE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 469): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
               (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 411): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 309): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Warriors of Dragonhead,

It is I, your Duelmistress Eve!  Too bad the "boys" up top couldn't keep me from my
rightful place as your tyrannical ruler.  Caddell was unable to stop my rise to
greatness.

I leave the arena as I started 15-8-4-17-17-12-11 SL.  I have Adv Master Init, Adv
Expert Riposte, Adv Master Attack, Expert Parry, and Adv Master Decise.  98 learned
skills and I'm +3 Attack and +4 Decise.  I leave with 4 TVs to my credit, and
hopefully a last one in the upcoming tourney, though to be honest a TC would be
better.

My challenges go to the two top contenders--Jarrac and Andro Meda, and I will be
avoiding no one.  We will see who is worthy to sit upon the great throne.

Lord Protector Eve

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DRAGONHEAD brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, FREELANCERS, since 
ROCKERS OF RAGE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this 
keeps up, VERMIN, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 6 in 
the rankings?  FEARSOME LEGENDS turned their 3-1-0 turn into a 6th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's 
all watch CRIMSON KILLERS' heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  
Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see THE 
BAKER win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, THE BAKER beat BLAZE 
REGICIDE and BLAZE REGICIDE lost 25 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  JARRAC 
challenged DRAGONHEAD's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, DRAGONHEAD may be getting bland, as EVE stays top dog in the city.  
The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From DRAGONHEAD's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  DRAGONHEAD, I am losing what little hope I had in you. 
FREELANCERS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like FEARSOME LEGENDS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  ANDERON was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for DRAGONHEAD's 
morgue.  More variety.  It's about time CYOLIS got beat for picking on warriors like 
CHAOS SPEAR.  Bravo, HAREM OF CHAOS.  See you at The Dripping Blade.  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 DRAGONHEAD to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of DRAGONHEAD.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDRO MEDA 4550              18   6  1   103       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOROKAN 5416                 16   5  0   108       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-CATER PILLAR 2304            10   0  2   104       VERMIN (165)
 JARRAC 5294                  16  12  2    91       FREELANCERS (576)
-CADELL 4755                  14   5  0    91       THE OCTAVIANS (515)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTINE 5361              8   3  1    84       AGELESS WONDER (584)
 2 PHAT TOO 5063              10   5  1    76       VERMIN (165)
-PIERCE-007 4862               7   3  1    72       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 2 PHAT 5064                  10   2  0    71       VERMIN (165)
 SNIVELL 9 5382               11   8  0    69       SNIVELLS (585)
-FAITH 4760                    8   8  2    68       THE OCTAVIANS (515)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE DELK 5246             12   6  0    65       CRIME WAVE (572)
 THE BAKER 4548               10   9  1    63       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
 HAFGAN 5355                   7   5  1    59       AGELESS WONDER (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTALEN 5288                12   6  1    50       FREELANCERS (576)
-VIPER 4759                    6   5  1    49       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
 TINY TURK 4581                7  11  2    48       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
 WILLDRAS 5282                 7   1  0    47       FREELANCERS (576)
-D-BRAUN 4865                  7   1  0    46       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 LORD EARL GREY 4546           7   9  1    45       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
 ANDERON 5260                  5   3  0    45       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
 ATOMIC PUNK 2 5344            4   4  0    44       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
-AR'WITMAN 5074                4   0  1    43       5 - AMIGOS II (551)
 BLAZE REGICIDE 1861           7  10  0    41       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-CHUNKY MONKEY 5394            2   0  0    40       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 DUNAUT 5367                   7   6  0    39       AGELESS WONDER (584)
 EAGLE KEYS 4585               6  12  0    39       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-BANDIT 5040                   4   7  1    34       HOG WARS (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BETTY BOO 5378                4   2  0    33       SNIVELLS (585)
-LARRY LAMPSHADE 5396          3   0  0    33       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
-SUPERSWINE 5036               3   1  0    33       HOG WARS (546)
-IRON SIDE 5149                1   0  1    33       IRON EYES (560)
 ARDASHIN 4583                 7  11  0    32       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-GRAVE DIGGER 5239             4   2  0    31       CRIME WAVE (572)
 BIG HORN 5208                 3   1  0    30       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
-BIG D 4860                    5   3  0    29       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 CRAZY TRAIN 5352              3   0  1    28       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
-KEIS MIAZ 4757                2   3  0    27       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
 ABBERAN 5280                  5   1  2    26       FREELANCERS (576)
 SOON TO DA 5341               4   0  0    26       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT 5392                    3   1  0    26       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
-BANSHI 5072                   3   1  0    26       5 - AMIGOS II (551)
-33/5 5113                     4   3  0    25       SCUM 101 (556)
-WYNDSTORM 4599                2   2  1    25       DARQUE FORCES (509)
-AHZAZY 5120                   1   1  0    24       R.A.G.E. WAR II (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONE 5110                      2   0  0    23       SCUM 101 (556)
 BAD ATTITUDE 5411             3   3  0    22       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-ANGELIQUE 4597                3   1  0    21       DARQUE FORCES (509)
-DARQUE KNIGHT 4598            3   1  0    21       DARQUE FORCES (509)
 KAZMIRYK 5405                 2   0  0    20       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-UNKNOWN III 5127              1   1  0    20       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 CK1 5442                      2   0  1    19       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-NARSUS 5273                   2   0  0    19       SACRED REALM (506)
 GOODBYE! 5407                 2   1  1    18       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
 ASNEFF 5434                   2   0  0    18       AGELESS WONDER (584)
-RABID RABBIT 2317             3   1  0    17       VERMIN (165)
-CALLUS CAMMY 5122             2   0  0    17       R.A.G.E. WAR II (558)
 CANNONBALL 5313               1   1  0    17       X-POSSE (579)
-BROWNEYEBANDIT 5150           4   2  0    16       IRON EYES (560)
-CUMBERLAND 5109               3   4  0    16       SCUM 101 (556)
 CHAOS SPEAR 5318              2   1  0    16       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)
-SANBOG 5112                   4   3  0    15       SCUM 101 (556)
-AKIA! 5111                    4   2  0    15       SCUM 101 (556)
-UNDER CUT 4864                3   1  0    15       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
-ACUTATE 5161                  2   0  0    15       AD HOMINEM (561)
-MIZ CRABTREE 5351             1   0  0    15       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
-ACUTE 5154                    2   0  0    14       AD HOMINEM (561)
 ANGRY MAN 5433                1   1  0    14       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
-FOGGY ZION 5124               2   0  0    13       R.A.G.E. WAR II (558)
 HRAIVAN SHALLA 1848           2   3  0    12       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-CHALETT IRON 5148             2   0  0    12       IRON EYES (560)
 CYOLIS 5311                   3   1  1    11       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
 KHARATEESKA 5437              2   0  1    11       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-SKY EYES 5153                 3   1  0    10       IRON EYES (560)
-GRUMPY OLD BAT 4578           2   2  0    10       SACRED REALM (506)
 BERLYN 5452                   1   0  0    10       AGELESS WONDER (584)
-WARHOG 5039                   2   1  0     7       HOG WARS (546)
-ACUMEN 5158                   2   1  0     7       AD HOMINEM (561)
 ZIFFLE 5375                   0   3  0     7       SNIVELLS (585)
 MAD COW 5207                  1   3  0     6       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
 NL1 5441                      1   1  1     5       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 CINDER 5374                   1   2  0     5       SNIVELLS (585)
-FAR FROM GOOD 5226            1   0  0     5       CRIME WAVE (572)
-AMA 'AMI 5033                 1   1  0     4       HOG WARS (546)
 HAELDEN 5436                  1   1  0     4       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-FIRGAR 5156                   1   1  0     4       AD HOMINEM (561)
-BUTTERNUTS 5147               1   0  0     3       IRON EYES (560)
 ATOMIC DOG 5430               0   2  0     3       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 HACK MISTRESS 5319            0   3  0     3       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)
 ROMIR THE SECOND 5454         0   1  0     1       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-WRAITH 5259                   0   1  0     1       CRIME WAVE (572)
-CRISTIFO 5125                 0   1  0     1       R.A.G.E. WAR II (558)
 NIZNEK 5423                   0   1  0     1       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
 CHAOS' HORN 5422              0   1  0     1       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARCO ALLEGRO 4582     8  7 0 ANCIENT KNIGHTS 507   ARSENIC HAMMER 4288   133         
BRAUL 5281             1  5 0 FREELANCERS 576       SPYMASTER 22          136 NONE    
TWISTER 5317           0  2 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    ABBERAN 5280          134         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GLITTERSWORD 5320      0  2 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    CYOLIS 5311           134 JUST REV
SPIRAL 5321            0  1 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    ABBERAN 5280          133         
BITTER JAN 5431        1  1 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     ARENAMASTER 23        136 NONE    
LITTLE JOHN 5453       0  1 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     KHARATEESKA 5437      136         
BAD ANDY 5432          0  1 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     CK1 5442              135         
GARBAGE 5451           0  1 0 ROCKERS OF RAGE 583   STONE GOLEM 26        136 NONE    
2 PHAT TWO 5429        0  2 0 VERMIN 165            CRAZY TRAIN 5352      136         
BEAK 5316              0  2 0 X-POSSE 579           BLACK ORC 20          136 NONE    
LONGSHOT 5312          0  2 0 X-POSSE 579           SHEWISH GIANT 21      136 NONE    
CYCLOPS 5314           0  2 0 X-POSSE 579           WURM KIN 27           136 NONE    
BASILISK 5315          0  2 0 X-POSSE 579           BLACK ORC 20          136 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Raging Bull -- I apologize for the kill.  I can control challenges after the first
turn only, so I look forward to your bloodfeud. -- CK1

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

BRAUL was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BEAK was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BITTER JAN was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LONGSHOT was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
CYCLOPS was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BASILISK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
GARBAGE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MAD COW was handily defeated by CK1 in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
HACK MISTRESS was vanquished by ABBERAN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
CHAOS SPEAR won victory over CYOLIS in a 2 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
JARRAC was vanquished by EVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SNIVELL 9 beat LORD EARL GREY in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
VENTALEN subdued EAGLE KEYS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
BAD ATTITUDE was devastated by ANDERON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
HRAIVAN SHALLA was unbelievably bested by ARDASHIN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
HAELDEN was viciously subdued by CANNONBALL in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
ANDRO MEDA handily defeated 2 PHAT TOO in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
CONSTANTINE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
BLAZE REGICIDE was overpowered by THE BAKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
2 PHAT overpowered ATOMIC PUNK 2 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TINY TURK was defeated by HAFGAN in a 2 minute duel.
WILLDRAS narrowly defeated DUNAUT in a dull 14 minute bout.
FLINT won victory over ATOMIC DOG in a 2 minute master vs. novice fray.
CRAZY TRAIN murdered 2 PHAT TWO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOON TO DA vanquished ROMIR THE SECOND in a 2 minute one-sided match.
CINDER was vanquished by ANGRY MAN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ZIFFLE was demolished by ASNEFF in a action packed 1 minute one-sided melee.
BIG HORN handily defeated NL1 in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
KAZMIRYK handily defeated NIZNEK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOODBYE! defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a action packed 2 minute beginner's fight.
KHARATEESKA slew LITTLE JOHN in a 1 minute novice's match.
CHAOS' HORN was overpowered by BERLYN 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                  17         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  49 -  4      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  4      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  2      31  |

Turn 136 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  8         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ANDRO MEDA 4550            18   6  1  103 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
BASHING ATTACK   SNIVELL 9 5382             11   8  0   69 SNIVELLS (585)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BAKER 4548             10   9  1   63 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
WALL OF STEEL    HAFGAN 5355                 7   5  1   59 AGELESS WONDER (584)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLDRAS 5282               7   1  0   47 FREELANCERS (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANDRO MEDA 4550.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CONSTANTINE 5361.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNIVELL 9 5382, 
CANNONBALL 5313, GOODBYE! 5407, LONGSHOT 5312, HRAIVAN SHALLA 1848, 2 PHAT 5064, 
FLINT 5392, ABBERAN 5280, VENTALEN 5288, and ARDASHIN 4583.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLDRAS 5282.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUNAUT 5367, CHAOS' HORN 5422, LITTLE JOHN 5453, NIZNEK 5423, NL1 5441, 
BLAZE REGICIDE 1861, JARRAC 5294, HACK MISTRESS 5319, MAD COW 5207, and GARBAGE 5451.

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

ANDRO MEDA (72-4550) FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
JARRAC (72-5294) FREELANCERS (576)

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

EVE (72-4596) DARQUE FORCES (509)