DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/10/2007    Duedate: 10/23/2007

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-20

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

'76 GRAN TORINO
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
(81-234) [15-5-1,173]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

'76 GRAN TORINO                POSITION IS EMPTY
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)           
(81-234) [15-5-1,173]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GROLSCH                        NUYEN NICK
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-45) [12-8-1,83]            (81-331) [9-8-2,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DRAUGS (17)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RODENT CLAN (37)            67
2. WARMASTERS (15)             44      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. THE DRAUGS (17)             40      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       32
5. LITERATE LOONS (40)         31      4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     18   7  1 72.0   1/ 2 THE DRAUGS (17)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      65  35  1 65.0   2/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 0
 3/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     64  36  2 64.0   3/18 RODENT CLAN (37)         10  5 0
 4/ 4 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      61  39  3 61.0   4/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  6 1
 5- 5 KNIGHTBLADE (23)          54  35  0 60.7   5/ 8 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        9  6 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)          59  41  1 59.0   6/ 6 FUCHI OWNED (54)          9  6 1
 7/ 8 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        58  42  4 58.0   7/ 9 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       9  6 0
 8/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       49  36  2 57.6   8/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 9/10 THE DRAUGS (17)           57  43  1 57.0   9/12 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      9  6 0
10/11 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    50  45  5 52.6  10/ 7 KATHOUSE (3)              8  6 0
11/15 RODENT CLAN (37)          52  47  1 52.5  11/22 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 1
12/13 FUCHI OWNED (54)          46  44  2 51.1  12/19 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
13/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       50  50  2 50.0  13/11 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 0
14/14 ERRATA (44)               47  47  2 50.0  14/16 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      7  8 0
15-16*FEMME FATALE (53)         15  15  1 50.0  15/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 0
16/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       49  51  1 49.0  16/14 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  8 0
17/21 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       48  52  2 48.0  17/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
18-19 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      40  45  1 47.1  18/23 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      6  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22 KATHOUSE (3)              46  52  1 46.9  19/20 AARP (41)                 6  8 1
20/18 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        39  46  2 45.9  20/ 5 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        6  9 0
21/23 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      40  48  4 45.5  21/15*BLADE MAGES (66)          5 10 1
22/25 AARP (41)                 42  54  7 43.8  22/30*4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     4  1 0
23/26 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      35  45  3 43.8  23/21 ERRATA (44)               4 11 0
24/28 WARMASTERS (15)           43  57  5 43.0  24-13 KNIGHTBLADE (23)          3  2 0
25/24 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      34  46  2 42.5  25-26*FEMME FATALE (53)         3  2 0
26/27 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        42  58  5 42.0  26/32 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        3  4 0
27/29 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    40  57  1 41.2  27/25 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      3  7 2
28-30 INEBRIATION (27)          27  42  3 39.1  28/34 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    3  9 0
29/32 WAR MACHINE (26)          33  67  6 33.0  29/24 WAR MACHINE (26)          3 12 0
30/33 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        20  42  0 32.3  30-28 INEBRIATION (27)          2  3 0
31/31*BLADE MAGES (66)           8  17  1 32.0  31-33 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      2  3 0
32/34*TEAM SAVAGE (67)           3  17  1 15.0  32/29*TEAM SAVAGE (67)          2 13 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                    Elephest 2007

Welcome all to Elephest 2007.  I'd like to thank Master Darque, Sherman and Pauly for
their contributions.  I was certainly expecting more entries but for some reason my
"all ads" personal ad never went out.  Master Darque, Sherman and Pauly will all
rece<cut off by HAL>

                      THE GLADITORIAL COMMISION OF SHADOWSPIRE
                                IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
                                   ELEPHEST 2007!

IN HONOR OF HOLDING THE THRONE FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE TURNS A "PHESTIVAL" WILL BE HELD
FOR ELEPHANT, MANAGER OF AMERICAN MUSCLE.  LET IT ALSO BE KNOWN THAT ANYONE WHO
BREAKS THE RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DUELMASTERS WILL HAVE A FESTIVAL THROWN IN THEIR
HONOR TO<cut off by HAL>

     FOOD!          DRINKS!        PETTING ZOOS!       CIRCUS MIDGETS!
               SCROD DERBY!             A TOGS VI PROMO!
                           AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
                         ONLY AT ELEPHEST 2007!

LET ELEPHEST 2007 BEGIN

                                By E.E. Cummings
     "From my throne on a porcelain john,
        I'm afraid I am put to the test,
     Better to finish reading my paper,
        Or contribute to Elephest.

     Here I am at the top of the world,
        Though my pants are below my knees,
     If my feet were to brush another's,
        Would I be considered a tease?

     But why worry bout appearances,
        When the truth is beneath a stall,
     To position myself correctly,
        I'm afraid I would have to crawl.

     I will label myself as I am,
        A moral man from Idaho,
     Thankfully I can keep to myself,
        Things all citizens need not know.

     Now I'll manage my team correctly,
        Say goodbye to my pervy rant,
     And no matter who wins tomorrow,
        Final vote goes to Elephant."

From Master Darque movie pitch
     "We cast Pauly as a man's man with the ego the size of a small city-state, he
walks with a limp, and he has a monkey."
     "Vindictus was a loving mother who died during the Chaos Wars while looking for
the ghost of her brother.  They hook up, fight evil, and meddle with the space-time
continuum."
     "Elephant is a confused, smelly housewife who captains small boats for the
Andorian navy and is seeking a life partner.  They meet, fall in love, and fight
crime while meddling with the space-time continuum."
     "Tripwire is a flame-hair soccer player with a love for kayaking and the ability
to bend spoons.  He has a monkey with a limp that dreams of being a cop someday.
Otis the Drunk is a beautiful fashion model seeking seeking manatee that killed his
father."
     "Swinetiger is a homeless woman that won the Chaos Wars for Alastari and has a
yearning for tainted scrod.  They travel to another world , produce fiscally
responsible off-spring, reduce third world debt and meddle with the space-time
continuum."

What is a Space-Time Consortium?

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Shadowspire!
     Well, by now you know who it is.  But in case you've been sleeping, it's me, '76
Gran Torino, your Duelmaster.  Six time Duelmaster to be exact.  It's an honor and
privilege to be here.  I've set a high bar and would love to see someone topple it.
     Mouse of Pain you had your chance.  I'd say maybe next time but my challenge
goes out to Krek.  Krek is the Top Contender and is deserving of the title shot.
     My memento this turn for the throne room is a signed team 16x20 photo of all the
members of American Muscle including manager Elephant.  My codex entry is "It was my
mother she always used to say it was too much car for me to handle.  I couldn't
handle the V8."
     As always, good luck and much love to my teammates.

Until next time,

'76 Gran Torino
Duelmaster, Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  Former top team LA PENTARCHIE was 
unseated this week as THE DRAUGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of RODENT 
CLAN.  How else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 3rd team?  
The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with WARMASTERS' team record!  A 
4-1-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 11th place ranking.  CLAN IRONFIST bore the 
brunt of major assault on their standings this week as they dropped to 20th position 
as the result of going 0-5-0!  My praise to 4-LETTER CAVEMEN for their 4-1-0 week 
this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  ROUGE 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested LAB 
RAT and was awarded 30 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, BREGDRAUG put down THE SMALL CAT, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition 
in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards 
this week was none other than Duelmaster '76 GRAN TORINO himself.  Unwilling to wait 
upon the will of others, Duelmaster '76 GRAN TORINO challenged KREK last week in a 
match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although KREK made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious '76 GRAN TORINO.  Heed this!  A seer 
has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  
Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SHADOWSPIRE "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  SHADOWSPIRE, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is KELLUMBO'S KIDS, a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Indeed it was CLAN 
LONGBEARD.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of hers heart.  
True, BAD LASS?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of BRONKO?  All the city knows 
the duel went in favor of BAD LASS.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other 
cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that ETHER BUNNY posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized SARNDRAUG.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ETHER BUNNY bested 
SARNDRAUG.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  CAKE DADDY has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory! 
Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries of this world.  This week arena 
veteran LAB RAT was slain, despite a 11-6-0 record.  Some say a warrior is judged by 
the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on 
the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '76 GRAN TORINO 234          15   5  1   173       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROUGE 121                    10  10  3   112       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 COPERNICUS 163               18   2  0   103       DARQUE AGES (29)
 IMPALA 240                   13   6  1   103       ERRATA (44)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206            13   7  0   101       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CONSORTIUM? 77               15   5  0    98       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CHAKHARI 108                 14   6  1    97       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HARDRADA 353                 13   4  0    94       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KREK 213                     11   9  1    93       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SNAKE EYES 58                10   8  1    91       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84            17   3  0    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-HA-THRUST! 180               12   5  0    90       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 BREGDRAUG 103                 9  11  1    87       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113           14   5  0    84       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KRYSTA 41                    12   6  0    84       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          9  11  1    84       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GROLSCH 45                   12   8  1    83       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              12   8  0    82       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHAUCER 164                   9  11  1    82       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KIRI FACADE 37               13   7  1    81       KATHOUSE (3)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            11   9  1    76       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423             8   5  0    76       KATHOUSE (3)
 PLAGUENOG 205                10  10  0    74       RODENT CLAN (37)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301           8   9  0    73       CLAN IRONFIST (52)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 CHARGER 237              13   7  1    72       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              14   6  0    71       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           11   9  2    71       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NUYEN NICK 331                9   8  2    68       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 POWDER HOUND 479              6   3  0    68       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEGDRAUG 107               13   7  0    66       THE DRAUGS (17)
 J.G. BALLARD 218             10  10  0    66       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CHESHIRE RAT 204             12   7  0    65       RODENT CLAN (37)
 THE SMALL CAT 74             12   8  1    64       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         8   9  0    64       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             17   3  0    63       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-GARN IRONFIST 373            11   3  0    63       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 NATTY LIGHT 443               8   4  0    63       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DA VINCI 166                  9  11  0    62       DARQUE AGES (29)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            11   9  0    61       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 LIATH 398                     8   6  1    61       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DJAIMZ 168                   11   9  1    60       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 FLOR 263                     11   5  0    60       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DEXTER 452                    8   2  0    60       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 '69 DAYTONA 235              13   7  0    59       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 STRAY CAT 242                11   7  0    58       ERRATA (44)
 SPONGE BATH 226               9  11  2    57       AARP (41)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECIMUS 97                   13   7  2    56       WARMASTERS (15)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225           9  11  1    56       AARP (41)
 LLUD 216                      9  11  0    56       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400           8   6  0    55       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-DREX 135                     11   7  0    53       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             11   9  3    52       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THE BIG CAT 75                9  11  0    51       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ANGUS 217                    11   9  0    50       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHROMIAN 40                  10   8  1    50       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FELIX 437                     7   5  0    50       WARMASTERS (15)
 CHUPACABRON 284               7  11  0    50       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          7  12  2    48       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 THE MAD RATTER 523            6   0  0    48       RODENT CLAN (37)
 DEANA 112                    12   8  0    47       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486            7   1  0    47       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 MCBAIN 318                   10   8  0    46       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BORNE 214                    10  10  1    45       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BLOODY JAKE 369               9   7  1    45       WAR MACHINE (26)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               8  10  1    45       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 BIG BROTHER 59                8  10  0    44       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 NIGHTBANE 377                12   3  0    43       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CRIMSON 122                  10  10  1    43       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TYRA 416                     10   3  0    43       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 INDIA 391                    11   4  0    42       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GUTENBERG 167                11   9  0    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SATAN'S ECHO 370             10   5  1    42       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                10   8  0    42       THE DRAUGS (17)
-SHADOW DANCER 334            10   4  0    42       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288               9  10  0    42       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 ZIPPO 239                     8  11  0    42       ERRATA (44)
 HERIBERT 337                  7   9  2    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114           9  10  2    39       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 POKER FACE 325                8   8  1    39       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219             8  12  0    39       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-BUD WISER 276                10   2  0    38       INEBRIATION (27)
 GRANITE 118                   9  11  0    38       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 STUMP 238                     9  10  0    37       ERRATA (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALDSPOT 429                  8   4  2    37       AARP (41)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  6  13  1    37       ERRATA (44)
 SLIM 454                      5   6  0    37       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TROG 466                      5   5  0    37       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SGT. YORK 61                  7  11  1    36       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 GARK 512                      4   1  0    36       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 THAG 513                      4   1  0    36       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 BLACK MARIA 435               7   4  0    35       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           6  11  1    35       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 HUNTER 120                    6  14  1    35       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           7   7  0    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SANGLANT 340                  6  10  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-DELILAH 311                   4   2  1    33       FEMME FATALE (53)
 CAKE DADDY 434                4   7  1    33       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               3   4  0    33       RODENT CLAN (37)
-SPIN1 182                     7  10  1    32       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
-MYTHOS 463                    6   2  0    32       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 ONYX 453                      8   3  0    31       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-LILITH 313                    4   2  0    29       FEMME FATALE (53)
 IRON MASK 403                 5   9  0    27       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            5   8  1    26       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 DOMINO 433                    5   6  0    26       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ADICA 339                     5  11  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BAD LASS 538                  4   0  0    26       KATHOUSE (3)
 NURM 511                      4   1  0    25       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 SARNDRAUG 469                 7   3  0    24       THE DRAUGS (17)
 HARDOR 413                    5   5  1    24       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ORC CHOPS 490                 4   4  0    24       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              3  15  0    24       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 GK CHESTERTON 305             3  15  0    24       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           2   1  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SEVERUS 541                   1   3  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477            5   4  1    23       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-ESTELLA HAVISHAM 309          5   1  0    23       FEMME FATALE (53)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             3   2  0    22       BLADE MAGES (66)
 LUTHERIUS 562                 2   0  1    18       WARMASTERS (15)
 KIRYK 565                     1   0  0    18       WARMASTERS (15)
 DURG 531                      3   0  0    16       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 HADES' ANGEL 535              2   2  1    16       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           2   2  0    16       KATHOUSE (3)
 FALSE TEETH 521               2   4  0    15       AARP (41)
-PANDORA 488                   4   2  0    14       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
-MILLER 467                    4   2  0    14       INEBRIATION (27)
 BELLE MORTE 526               1   4  0    14       BLADE MAGES (66)
 ROQUE 549                     2   1  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               2   0  0    13       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529            3   2  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-DUCK OR ELSE 542              1   1  0    11       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
-LOLA 310                      2   4  0    10       FEMME FATALE (53)
-DRUNKEN STUPOR 548            1   0  0    10       INEBRIATION (27)
 REFRIGERATOR PERRY 552        1   0  0    10       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            1   7  0    10       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 GURG 515                      2   3  0     9       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 CHRELD 525                    1   4  0     7       BLADE MAGES (66)
-JAGER 530                     1   2  1     6       INEBRIATION (27)
 FERAL CHILD 533               1   3  0     6       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 DEYLAR 543                    1   3  0     6       BLADE MAGES (66)
-CLODIA 312                    0   6  0     6       FEMME FATALE (53)
 AMERAUDUR 559                 1   1  1     5       BLADE MAGES (66)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVANA BLACK 561              1   1  0     4       WAR MACHINE (26)
 HELL'S HERALD 536             0   4  0     4       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 CELESTIAL ROGUE 537           0   4  0     4       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 QUIGLEY 540                   0   4  0     4       WAR MACHINE (26)
-DUCK DODGERS 532              0   3  0     3       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 BRONKO 560                    0   2  0     2       WAR MACHINE (26)
-LIENIE 546                    0   2  0     2       INEBRIATION (27)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NITRO PILLS 520        1  4 1 AARP 41               IMPORT-EXPORT 76       19         
ABBEY LEFFE 498        3  2 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     NUYEN NICK 331         17 REVENGED
TARNISHED HEART 524    0  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        B FEUD BAIT HAMME 461  16 NOT REVE
SIDLE 527              0  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        JAGER 530              16 NOT REVE
TOSC 544               1  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        HADES' ANGEL 535       18         
BORING!?! 428          3  5 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    POWR GORESLINGER 117   16 REVENGED
SHEWISH GIANT 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CAKE DADDY 434         20 NONE    
BLACK ARROW 489        2  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13   DOWNTOWN BROWN 477     17 JUST REV
LAB RAT 330           11  6 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        ROUGE 121              20         
DIRTY JOE 571          0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    SPYMASTER 22           20 NONE    
BLING BLING CROSB 282  6 10 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51      POKER FACE 325         18         
CAPTAIN MORGAN 468     0  4 0 INEBRIATION 27        SEDUCTION HAMMER 458   16 NOT REVE
ASHLYN 355             9  5 0 KATHOUSE 3            FOUNTAIN 241           17 REVENGED
DJAIK 169              8 10 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30  BREGDRAUG 103          18         
CROWN JOKER 564        0  1 0 TEAM SAVAGE 67        BLACK ORC 20           20 NONE    
MYSTIC WOLF 547        0  2 0 TEAM SAVAGE 67        AMERAUDUR 559          19         
CALE 519               1  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26        HARDOR 413             16 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mouse of Pain -- Haha, there is no such thing as a tourney worthy basher, silly. --
Chakhari

'76 -- Grats on being the first of Shadowspire to be invited to ADM.  Six turns atop
the throne is a feat that may not be ever duplicated here.  Most warriors who take
the throne now will only sit on top for three or four turns at most and then will get
invited to ADM.  Enjoy your place in Shadowspire history.  It is well deserved. --
Detective Kellumbo

That was kinda ugly, Nitro Pills is no more.  I didn't really try to do that, but I
wouldn't say I regret the grim outcome...now its my time to suffer!  I will have
spent most of my days in this arena bloodfeuding or bloodfeuded!! -- Import-Export

Well done, Snake Eyes.  You humbled me. -- The (very) Small Cat

Chakhari -- Tourney-worthy one!  Your majesty should think about using a reserve
weapon... ;)  And Krysta...I sure should have lost that one too, but...Consortium? --
The Incredibly Lucky One.

All -- I would like to remind people that this is a no tournament arena.  That was
part of the appeal of this arena for many the managers that sent teams here.  First I
would like to thank everyone for having respected the arena so far.  Second, with
another tournament on the horizon and this one the first "Dead" Tournament since this
arena was founded I would like to take this opportunity to suggest that if anyone has
a dead warrior that they absolutely want to try to fight its way back to life, that
they transfer their team out of Shadowspire (please transfer a brand new team in to
replace it, just so long as its a truly new team and not one with preexisting fights
and experience).  Preferably you can have the team transferred out before the
tournament so that we can maintain the tradition of not having had any Shadowspire
warriors fight in any tournaments.  Also a reminder that tournament prizes are not to

be applied to warriors in Shadowspire, so if you do win one and want to use it to
bring a dead Shadowspire warrior back, please transfer the team out so that we can
maintain the integrity of the no-tournament arena.  Thank you. -- Rillion

Torino -- I feel like a one hit wonder in so many ways.  Best two out of three? --
Mouse of Pain

Downtown Brown -- All I needed was a chance.  And thus Black Arrow is avenged. --
Gron da Caveman

Da Vinci -- I guess you didn't see that one coming.  Nice try. -- Anvil

Rupert Ironfist -- And again I sat down for a portion of the fight.  But the real key
is who was standing at the end. -- Hardrada

Cheshire Rat -- You had that grin working before the fight as you "grinned down your
scimitar."  Not so much at the end.  I think the team likes fighting you a lot more
when you don't know it is coming! -- Baron Stonewall

Roque -- I'm guessing you were looking for another warrior with limited experience.
Didn't work.  But it was a nice try. -- Alanna Wyrmclaw

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

CAKE DADDY viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CROWN JOKER was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DIRTY JOE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRON DA CAVEMAN vanquished DOWNTOWN BROWN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
'76 GRAN TORINO overpowered KREK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
SNAKE EYES was bested by MOUSE OF PAIN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
HARDRADA narrowly defeated KRYSTA in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
CHAKHARI handily defeated WHLOTTA ROSIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BURM WOLFSNARL lost to COPERNICUS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
ROUGE slaughtered LAB RAT in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHAUCER vanquished STRAY CAT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LLUD was handily defeated by GROLSCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BRENDAN BEHAN savagely defeated '69 DAYTONA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ANGRENDRAUG devastated THE BIG CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
BREGDRAUG overpowered THE SMALL CAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BARON STONEWALL defeated DA VINCI in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
'69 CHARGER devastated FELIX in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SLIM was bested by POWR GORESLINGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
THE MAD RATTER defeated TROG in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
NIGHTBANE beat FOUNTAIN in a exciting 3 minute Challenge bout.
DEXTER overpowered GUTENBERG in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge conflict.
CHESHIRE RAT overpowered CRIMSON in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
BIG BROTHER was handily defeated by NATTY LIGHT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SATAN'S ECHO bested STUMP in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
CYRUS IRONFIST was savagely defeated by LIATH in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
J.G. BALLARD overpowered INDIA in a 4 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
DECIMUS overpowered HUNTER in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge match.
BLOODY JAKE was vanquished by PLAGUENOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BORNE overcame CEDRIC IRONFIST in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
THAG overcame DOMINO in a popular 1 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge duel.
SGT. YORK won victory over HARDOR in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
GARK defeated SIMON IRONFIST in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge match.
MORTE D'AMOUR was overpowered by WONDER WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GK CHESTERTON was overcome by ONYX in a 5 minute Challenge match.
ETHER BUNNY devastated SARNDRAUG in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
IRON MASK subdued GENGHIS TRON in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
PERFECT POREMBA overpowered QUIGLEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
CHRELD was savagely defeated by LUTHERIUS in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
CELESTIAL ROGUE was vanquished by BELLE MORTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RAT-LOVING CAT lost to ORC CHOPS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
ROQUE overcame DEYLAR in a action packed 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
BAD LASS overpowered BRONKO in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JOAN OF ARC was vanquished by IMPALA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CONSORTIUM? luckily beat '69 MUSTANG BOSS in a action packed 3 minute bloody conflict.
ANVIL IRONFIST defeated RUPERT IRONFIST in a 2 minute brawl.
EDWARD GOREY was savagely defeated by KIRI FACADE in a 1 minute competition.
NUYEN NICK savagely defeated E.E. CUMMINGS in a popular 3 minute brutal match.
ANGUS was overpowered by CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
POKER FACE was overpowered by DJAIMZ in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MCBAIN slimly lost to LONG NOSE HAIRS in a exciting 4 minute brutal duel.
POWDER HOUND handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLOR luckily beat DEANA in a 2 minute fight.
DJOHEY DJR. overpowered ADICA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DAGRDRAUG was viciously subdued by '70 SUPERBIRD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
SPONGE BATH demolished BLACK MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GRANITE slimly lost to TYRA in a exciting 6 minute bloody match.
BLAIR HAMMERTOE was devastated by CHROMIAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IMPORT-EXPORT won victory over SANGLANT in a 3 minute struggle.
BALDSPOT was defeated by CHUPACABRON in a 3 minute fight.
HADES' ANGEL was devastated by ZIPPO in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ALANNA WYRMCLAW was defeated by HARM HEELHACKER in a 4 minute novice vs. master duel.
HERIBERT handily defeated FALSE TEETH in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GARTH IRONFIST was savagely defeated by NURM in a 1 minute bloody bout.
DURG subdued HELL'S HERALD in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
GURG was overpowered by SEVERUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FERAL CHILD was defeated by MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
AMERAUDUR was overpowered by KIRYK in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HAVANA BLACK lost to REFRIGERATOR PERRY in a crowd pleasing 4 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                  26         TOTAL PARRY      115 -  95 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         WALL OF STEEL    107 -  91 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   19         LUNGING ATTACK   147 - 126 -  9      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         AIMED BLOW        79 -  78 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         STRIKING ATTACK  128 - 136 -  9      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         SLASHING ATTACK   52 -  64 -  4      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  34 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       43 -  61 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  75 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  29 -  0      33  |

Turn  20 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:

AIMED BLOW         9 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        8 -  9         5  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 14         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  8         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  9     WALL OF STEEL      8 - 11         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   '76 GRAN TORINO 234        15   5  1  173 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
WALL OF STEEL    COPERNICUS 163             18   2  0  103 DARQUE AGES (29)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMPALA 240                 13   6  1  103 ERRATA (44)
BASHING ATTACK   MOUSE OF PAIN 206          13   7  0  101 RODENT CLAN (37)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAKHARI 108               14   6  1   97 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
TOTAL PARRY      BURM WOLFSNARL 113         14   5  0   84 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         11   9  2   71 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
AIMED BLOW       CELEGDRAUG 107             13   7  0   66 THE DRAUGS (17)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           11   9  3   52 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GROLSCH 45.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NUYEN NICK 331.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOUNTAIN 241, MCBAIN 318, 
ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555, ETHER BUNNY 517, '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236, '70 SUPERBIRD 233, HAVANA 
BLACK 561, KRYSTA 41, BRENDAN BEHAN 221, and ROQUE 549.

The least popular fighter this week was INDIA 391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SARNDRAUG 469, REFRIGERATOR PERRY 552, AMERAUDUR 559, GURG 515, FALSE 
TEETH 521, BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114, TYRA 416, BLACK MARIA 435, ADICA 339, and POKER FACE 
325.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

'76 GRAN TORINO (81-234) AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
COPERNICUS (81-163) DARQUE AGES (29)
CHAKHARI (81-108) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)