Date   : 07/11/2003    Duedate: 07/24/2003


DM-78    TURN-249

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2350) [16-3-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JON SNOW                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK TOADS (280)               
(78-2389) [14-0-1,246]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRLA                           BLANK
SAND DANCERS (68)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2318) [18-23-0,77]         (78-2374) [9-1-2,91]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           37
2. TREE PEOPLE (265)           19      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. DARK TOADS (280)            13      Unchartered Team
4. HABIT (270)                  1
5. PBA (275)                    0      CYBERTRON (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)        139  51  7 73.2   1/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        7  5 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          33  14  3 70.2   2/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)         6  3 0
 3- 3 PBA (275)                 75  51  6 59.5   3/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          5  3 0
 4/ 5 HABIT (270)               73  58  5 55.7   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 1
 5/ 4 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        22  18  0 55.0   5- 5 PBA (275)                 2  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        489 587 18 45.4   6/ 6 HABIT (270)               0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 293): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): MICKEY HATCHER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 293): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 248): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Duelmaster and Lord Protector, and about time!
     Naturally, you all want to know what kind of man it takes to achieve this
eminence.  It's simple.  I'm an Orc, and proud of it.  The Commission (what do THEY
know) put me at 9(2)-13-14-8-17-13-11.  Only one rating, but what do I need with two?
I'm not going to break the first one, after all.  I'm naturally adept with the...
wait a minute!  The HATCHET?  Are you JOKING?  Low/Moderate?  What a wimpy set of
favorites!  Somebody here has SET ME UP, and I DON'T LIKE IT.  Just you wait'll I
find out who did this, heads will ROLL.

                                        Yensi Twofinger

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of LIN TIRIAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
MAD LODEN, who pummelled WILLIOW, to pocket 35 points.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 24 points to JON SNOW.  
(Discrete enough, MOONSTONE?) The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as 
PINE faced LIN TIRIAN's Duelmaster.  What can be a greater victory?  PINE has taken 
hers place as the top, as LIN TIRIAN's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are LIN TIRIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of TREE PEOPLE should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  The warriors of TREE PEOPLE found their efforts at combat frustrated as DARK 
TOADS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were 
horses, MAD LODEN could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Alas, poor WILLIOW.  
We all know TREE PEOPLE's retirement plan isn't the best in the world.  MAD LODEN, 
may you be as missed when your time comes.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it 
slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE 2350                    16   3  1   113       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON SNOW 2389                14   0  1   246       DARK TOADS (280)
 MAD LODEN 2282               17  38  2   122       SAND DANCERS (68)
-GUTTERBALL 2344              16  10  1   103       PBA (275)
 BLANK 2374                    9   1  2    91       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPLIT 2347                   16   9  0    87       PBA (275)
 COCAINE 2311                 20  26  0    86       HABIT (270)
 IRLA 2318                    18  23  0    77       SAND DANCERS (68)
-PROOKIE 2345                 14   7  1    68       PBA (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICKON STARK 2401             6   2  0    56       DARK TOADS (280)
 ROCKY 2411                    6   2  0    40       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
-ROBB STARK 2391               7   2  1    35       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NED STARK 2396                4   4  0    32       DARK TOADS (280)
 BOXWOOD 2415                  3   2  1    26       TREE PEOPLE (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLIS 2413                   2   7  0    21       SAND DANCERS (68)
 TOE PAL 2410                  5   3  0    18       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WILLIOW 2351          14  5 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       MAD LODEN 2282        249         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rickon Stark -- No, don't you DARE get to thinking you're "as good as Jon Snow."  No
way, buster brown! -- Irla

Moonstone -- Your effect on Loden is always amazing.  He's frothing at the mouth and
running in little circles, biting everything he comes to. -- Jorja

Robb Stark -- Would it help if I cried?  I do a very good "tearful and beseeching."
-- Wallis, a Dwarf with no pride, well, very little

Dark Toads -- Just looking at the "Teams on the Move," I would guess you're moving
the wrong way!  Turn around and head UP.  Not down, UP. -- Jorja

TigToad -- Well, according to what the professor types say, theoretically Elves and
Orcs SHOULD be able to interbreed.  Maybe it's a good thing they tend to detest each
other. -- Jorja
P.S.  Although I HAVE known a few Elven women to get all excited when an Orcish man
starts flexing his muscles, and, of course, there are more than a few Orcish men that
get all mushy over delicate Elven women.  It doesn't seem to work the other way,
though:  Elven men are intimidated by Orcish women (the old "too much of a good
thing" effect), and Orcish women think Elven men are wimps.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     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
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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PINE viciously subdued YENSI TWOFINGER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge Title fight.
WILLIOW was slaughtered by MAD LODEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BOXWOOD subdued TOE PAL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MOONSTONE was vanquished by JON SNOW in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLANK savagely defeated COCAINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
O PAUL vanquished IRLA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ROCKY was luckily beaten by DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
WALLIS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  11 -  2      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  18 -  4      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 249 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PINE 2350                  16   3  1  113 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JON SNOW 2389              14   0  1  246 DARK TOADS (280)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                  6   2  0   40 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is IRLA 2318.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLANK 2374.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINE 2350, BOXWOOD 2415, JON 
SNOW 2389, ROCKY 2411, MAD LODEN 2282, O PAUL 2403, WALLIS 2413, WILLIOW 2351, TOE 
PAL 2410, and MOONSTONE 2405.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLA 2318.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COCAINE 2311, MOONSTONE 2405, TOE PAL 2410, WILLIOW 2351, WALLIS 2413, 
O PAUL 2403, MAD LODEN 2282, ROCKY 2411, JON SNOW 2389, and BOXWOOD 2415.

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

JON SNOW (78-2389) DARK TOADS (280)

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