DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2007    Duedate: 10/24/2007

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-375

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KIRSSARINA
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4114) [6-12-0,61]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KIRSSARINA                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-4114) [6-12-0,61]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     DOLBY KLEE
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [11-13-0,46]         (74-4103) [11-13-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          25
2. ERRATA (507)                12      ERRATA (507)
3. CORPS (346)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. CRACK IS WHACK (509)         0
                                       PLAYOFFS 2002 (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CRACK IS WHACK (509)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 ERRATA (507)              14   6  1 70.0   2- 2*CRACK IS WHACK (509)      4  0 0
 3- 3 CORPS (346)              444 312 25 58.7   3- 3 CORPS (346)               2  5 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (251)       853 914 32 48.3   4/ 4 ERRATA (507)              1  2 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 578): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 572): THE GRINCH of DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, 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 (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 560): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 558): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 549): 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 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 439): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 426): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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 371): 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 578): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 572): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): 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 (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 560): BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 549): 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 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 439): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 426): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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 371): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 577): KRANKYKARL of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, 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 (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, 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.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Mantor!  A duelmaster with a ranking of fifty-eight?  This is an insult to all
past duelmasters of Dayla Kiv, and there have been many of them.  At least I won the
fight.

                                     Kirssarina

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAYLA KIV?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see MORO TEN ZORA win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FASE beat 
DOLBY KLEE and DOLBY KLEE lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our Duelmaster 
has lost, folks, lost to TRAVELING TINKER, BUT KIRSSARINA is still the Duelmaster 
because she has the most recognition points!  The Crystal Wheel, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From DAYLA KIV's trash 
dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, DOLBY KLEE was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 KIRSSARINA 4114               6  12  0    61       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FASE 4111                     7   2  0    50       ERRATA (507)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              11  13  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MILKSHAKE 4110                5   1  0    46       ERRATA (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENERAL MILLS 4123            4   1  0    32       CORPS (346)
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139            3   1  0    28       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MARION BARRY 4137             2   0  0    27       CRACK IS WHACK (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITNEY HOUSTON 4134          2   0  0    22       CRACK IS WHACK (509)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133            2   2  0    18       SAND DANCERS (251)
-WHIRLPOOL 4131                3   1  0    11       CORPS (346)
-SCHWINN 4132                  1   1  0     9       CORPS (346)
-SHADY 4130                    1   1  0     8       ERRATA (507)
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143          1   0  0     8       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OVA 4109                      0   1  0     7       ERRATA (507)
-ARM & HAMMER 4141             0   1  0     1       CORPS (346)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

General Mills -- Sir!  You need to do something about Corporal Punishment, he's
getting out of hand. -- Moko ten Zora
P.S.  Or at least produce some kind of oat flakes that hasn't been drenched in honey.
The sweetness is enough to set anyone's teeth on edge.

It was an honor to have Madame U-Tana entertain me before my departure, not something
I had expected.  I shall treasure the memory when I am slaving away defending the
northern border against who-knows-what bandits. -- Vorgan ten Talh
P.S.  Yes, I decided to take up the offer of a homestead in far northern Dal Shang.
It will be cold this winter, but a number of other Lords Protector have settled
there, and we shall make (I hope!) a good team.

Fase -- Hard luck for you, but I enjoyed that.  At least, I enjoyed the result.  I
can't say I was thrilled by the chance of maybe getting hit myself.  Keeps me from
stepping out there with a song on my lips, as the saying goes.  And anyone who DOES,
is insane. -- Dolby Klee

Whirlpool -- I got SOOO dizzy during that fight!  My eyes are still spinning in their
sockets. -- Moro ten Zora

Ah.  I note that with the graduation of Vorgan, a lunger, I now have all ten styles
from this arena.  It isn't the first arena where I have achieved that, though it WAS
the first arena where I graduated a gladiator at all. -- Jorja

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

FASE bested DOLBY KLEE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
KIRSSARINA was unbelievably bested by TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute Title duel.
MOKO TEN ZORA demolished RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MORO TEN ZORA overpowered SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL bested CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  21 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 375 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FASE 4111                   7   2  0   50 ERRATA (507)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIRSSARINA 4114, FASE 
4111, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, MORO TEN ZORA 4133, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143,  0,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MORO TEN ZORA 4133, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, FASE 4111, KIRSSARINA 
4114, DOLBY KLEE 4103,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.