DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2007    Duedate: 11/12/2007

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-6

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSSERC
THE ASCENDANTS (10)
(83-70) [5-1-0,44]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              OSSERC
                               THE ASCENDANTS (10)
                               (83-70) [5-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EYE                            LETTER SWEATER
REJECTS (13)                   OLDIES (5)
(83-180) [1-4-0,7]             (83-43) [3-3-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CIXELSID HEROES (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PANTHEON (28)               50
2. INVIDIOTS (16)              36      CLAN IRONFIST (32)
3. AQUA TEENS (22)             36      Unchartered Team
4. OLLIS HEROES (27)           32
5. DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)         27      CIXELSID HEROES (11)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CIXELSID HEROES (11)      20   5  0 80.0   1/ 1*CIXELSID HEROES (11)     12  3 0
 2- 3*PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      15   5  0 75.0   2/ 3*THE ASCENDANTS (10)      11  3 0
 3/ 2*BAD SIGNS (24)            21   9  3 70.0   3/ 4*INVIDIOTS (16)           11  4 1
 4- 5*DARK CARNIVAL (31)        10   5  0 66.7   4/ 2*BAD SIGNS (24)           10  5 1
 5/ 4*OLDIES (5)                19  11  0 63.3   5/ 5*OLDIES (5)                8  7 0
 6/ 6*THE ASCENDANTS (10)       16  13  0 55.2   6/13*DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       7  8 0
 7/10*INVIDIOTS (16)            16  14  1 53.3   7/11*FEMME FATALE (25)         7  8 0
 8/ 7*OLLIS HEROES (27)         16  14  0 53.3   8/10*REJECTS (13)              6  9 0
 9- 8*SHADOWBLADE (2)           10  10  3 50.0   9/ 8*OLLIS HEROES (27)         6  9 0
10/11*AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      13  15  1 46.4  10/20*PANTHEON (28)             6  9 0
11/13*FEMME FATALE (25)         13  17  0 43.3  11/17*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     5 10 0
12/17*DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       12  18  0 40.0  12/ 7*ZEITGEIST (18)            5 10 0
13/19*PANTHEON (28)             10  15  3 40.0  13/15*AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      4  9 0
14/12*ZEITGEIST (18)            10  15  0 40.0  14/21*AQUA TEENS (22)           4 11 1
15-14*RAVAGING LORDS (23)        8  12  0 40.0  15-14*SHADOWBLADE (2)           3  2 1
16/16*REJECTS (13)              11  19  1 36.7  16- 6*PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      3  2 0
17/20*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)      5  10  0 33.3  17- 9*DARK CARNIVAL (31)        3  2 0
18-18*BRUTAL GODS (26)           5  11  0 31.3  18-12*RAVAGING LORDS (23)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21*AQUA TEENS (22)            8  22  1 26.7  19-19*BRUTAL GODS (26)          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

                  + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Telorinthe ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The crowd in the back room at the Broken Chain was a little smaller, but no
happier.
     "We don't get to fight enough!" a Cult Member wailed.  "And I don't mean just
US, just those of us in the Cult.  Standbys!  That's all we do, just stand around
waiting--I thought for sure we'd be fighting more by now."
     "We get paid some just to stand ready," a potentially Embezzling Scribe pointed
out.  "To be honest, I would RATHER stand and wait for the minimum retainer than go
get brutally hacked up for fight pay.  Even though the arena insurance is good."
     "Insurance!"  The supposedly Captured Orc snorted.  "Like anybody could trust an
insurance salesman?"
     "We don't have to worry about that," Karintol, the Carloi Noble, argued.  "Not
the way some of these gladiators do--who knows what kind of policy their managers
have... if any?  But the arena's policy is a good one, Salgreid promised us that.
And you know we can trust him."
     "Stupid!"
     Everyone turned to look as one of the women who served as a "Venomous Concubine"
came in.  This was Sinillierie, an elf, and though she was well-deserving of the
arena title, every male in the room, regardless of species, took the time to admire
the view.
     She walked slowly toward the table near the hearth, smiling a little, coldly, as
men moved out of her way.  "We don't fight enough," she quoted.  "What about
insurance?  What about getting some respect?"  She snorted.  "Impractical, every one
of you!  Have you stopped to consider that we have passed the equinox and are
slipping inevitably into winter?  That we're in the mountains--on the NORTH SIDE of
the mountains?  And the arena is an open structure?  How well are you going to fight
when your fingers are half-frozen?  When there's snow on the ground... or in the
air?"
     "There is a hypocaust to maintain warmth," a deep voice said.
     Most of the people in the room flinched.  They hadn't realized Salgreid was
present, and to be complaining in front of him seemed... reckless.
     "And," the arenamaster went on, "the measures taken to protect the action from
rain will serve as well for snow."  He rose from his position against one wall; no
taller than many, he seemed to tower over the others, to dominate the room.  "And be
glad you have little fighting to do.  An arena that is fully subscribed can more
easily afford to keep you on a retainer and pay your insurance."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Rah, rah, sis, boom, bah.  Goooooooooo Oldies!  Two bits; four bits, six bits, a
dollar; all for Oldies, stand up and holler!
     Our best "Oldie joke" as it relates to "cheers" comes from the days of the late
50's.  Our high school basketball coach (Go, Cannelton Bulldogs!) had attended
Shelbyville High (Over there in Indiana not too far from Milan--the "Hickory" from
HOOSIERS) in the early 50's when things like this were simply NOT done.  Shelbyville
had recently won a state championship and their MAIN cheer was....
     Shelbyville, Shelbyville, we are it!  S H for Shelbyville, I T for it!  True
story!  True story, I say.
     Smitty, Smitty, he's our man; if he can't do it, nobody can!  Gooooooooo
Bulldogs!
              PEP RALLY, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TELORINTHE.  What was the name of that 
team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 16-14-1 you ask?  (Sure)  INVIDIOTS' their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for SCREWBALL HAMMER?  AAAARRGH HAMMERZ's 
proud of her after beating FHUME and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  MR. ELBIDERCNI got smashed by TAUTROSA, and lost 14 points!  And I was just 
getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome OSSERC.  Aren't 
THE ASCENDANTS proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of ZEITGEIST must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are DEATH'S CHOSEN?  ZEITGEIST, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is SHU 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TELORINTHE!  He's got a 
2-0-0, is that good?  People were asking me did AZRCAAL REALLY challenge GOLDEN 
SOMBRERO?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but GOLDEN SOMBRERO wants me to write about it since 
it killed AZRCAAL.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  I see AZRCAAL got killed by GOLDEN 
SOMBRERO of BAD SIGNS.  Now I want to see some serious Bloodfeud action out there!  
What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSSERC 70                     5   1  0    44       THE ASCENDANTS (10)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139           5   1  1    38       BAD SIGNS (24)
 3RD AND 98 142                5   1  0    37       BAD SIGNS (24)
 REPUS GROVER 77               4   1  0    35       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
-ROID FLOYD 61                 4   0  0    34       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAUTROSA 154                  5   1  0    33       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 GOSSIPID 99                   4   2  1    33       INVIDIOTS (16)
 SHU 205                       2   0  0    33       PANTHEON (28)
 FOE 85                        4   2  0    29       REJECTS (13)
-THE GEEK 175                  3   0  0    28       DARK CARNIVAL (31)
 BUZZ 155                      4   2  0    27       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 SIMPLETONGUE 194              3   1  0    27       INVIDIOTS (16)
-BEARDED LADY 176              3   0  0    27       DARK CARNIVAL (31)
 MOONITE 132                   2   4  0    26       AQUA TEENS (22)
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37          5   1  0    25       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 NAMTAB 73                     5   0  0    25       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 ECAPS GHOST 76                4   1  0    25       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 SCREWBALL HAMMER 36           2   4  0    25       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 LOTUS-EATER 193               2   2  0    24       INVIDIOTS (16)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                  4   2  0    23       OLDIES (5)
 ISHTAR 184                    2   3  0    23       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 BLOODY STOOL 143              4   2  0    22       BAD SIGNS (24)
 GENERICKY 100                 4   2  0    21       INVIDIOTS (16)
 MASTER SHAKE 128              2   4  1    20       AQUA TEENS (22)
-DREAD 202                     1   0  0    20       SHADOWBLADE (2)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44              5   1  0    19       OLDIES (5)
 JENNA HAZE 146                5   1  0    19       FEMME FATALE (25)
 FI 84                         3   3  1    19       REJECTS (13)
 LYRIAL 103                    5   1  0    18       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAKE 72                      4   2  0    18       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 CONFESSION 47                 4   2  0    18       OLDIES (5)
-PIERCE LEGWEAK 59             3   1  0    18       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 ANUBIS 159                    3   2  1    17       PANTHEON (28)
 RIZZYN 104                    2   4  0    17       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 TAYLOR RAIN 145               5   1  0    16       FEMME FATALE (25)
-DARK MASTER 29                3   1  1    16       SHADOWBLADE (2)
 STEAL HOME 138                4   2  1    15       BAD SIGNS (24)
 VODI 158                      4   2  0    15       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-IRONHEAD 133                  3   1  0    15       RAVAGING LORDS (23)
 MORWEL 210                    1   0  0    15       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           4   2  0    14       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 NAMREPUS 75                   3   2  0    14       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 MR. ELBIDERCNI 74             4   1  0    13       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 DETOUR 141                    3   3  1    13       BAD SIGNS (24)
 LETTER SWEATER 43             3   3  0    13       OLDIES (5)
-LIGHTNING ROD 174             2   1  0    13       DARK CARNIVAL (31)
 NEVER SLEEP 197               2   1  0    13       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 RA 208                        1   0  0    13       PANTHEON (28)
-DARK ASSASSIN 201             1   0  0    13       SHADOWBLADE (2)
-BAD BAD BASSO 58              4   0  0    12       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 TORPORTLY 102                 3   3  0    12       INVIDIOTS (16)
 FENER 68                      3   3  0    12       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 PARALDOXIA 112                2   3  0    12       ZEITGEIST (18)
 CYCLIDIA 111                  3   2  0    11       ZEITGEIST (18)
-ROCKCRUSHER 191               2   0  0    11       RAVAGING LORDS (23)
 KALLOR 69                     2   4  0    11       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 KAS OF YS 109                 2   3  0    11       ZEITGEIST (18)
 BRIANA BANKS 147              1   5  0    11       FEMME FATALE (25)
-LILLIPUTAIN LEVI 62           3   1  0    10       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
-BLOOD DEMON 28                2   2  1    10       SHADOWBLADE (2)
 FHUME 86                      2   4  0    10       REJECTS (13)
 WASUIZ 157                    2   4  0    10       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-GODDLESS BUNNY 153            2   1  0    10       BRUTAL GODS (26)
-MUTATED FREAK 190             1   1  0    10       RAVAGING LORDS (23)
-MONSTER 30                    2   2  1     9       SHADOWBLADE (2)
 KORNOTH 108                   2   3  0     9       ZEITGEIST (18)
 AHTI 204                      1   1  0     9       PANTHEON (28)
 MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198        1   2  0     9       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 OL' DRIPPY 206                1   1  0     9       AQUA TEENS (22)
-WIDOWMAKER 134                2   2  0     8       RAVAGING LORDS (23)
-KRYPTONITE 149                2   2  0     8       BRUTAL GODS (26)
 KATJA KASSIN 148              1   5  0     8       FEMME FATALE (25)
 MEATWAD 129                   1   5  0     8       AQUA TEENS (22)
 BRITTNEY SKYE 144             1   5  0     8       FEMME FATALE (25)
 EYE 180                       1   4  0     7       REJECTS (13)
 TOA JALLER 183                1   4  0     7       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 TWO-TONE STONE 110            1   4  0     7       ZEITGEIST (18)
-TYLER'S EVIL TWIN 60          1   3  0     6       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200        1   2  0     6       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 THE 192                       1   3  0     6       REJECTS (13)
 CARL 130                      0   6  0     6       AQUA TEENS (22)
-DOGFACED BOY 177              1   2  0     5       DARK CARNIVAL (31)
-STABBITY CLOWN 178            1   2  0     5       DARK CARNIVAL (31)
 KNOW AND DESPAIR 199          1   2  0     5       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 4-H 195                       1   2  0     5       OLDIES (5)
-GILLIGAN 152                  1   2  0     5       BRUTAL GODS (26)
-THE AXE 135                   0   4  0     4       RAVAGING LORDS (23)
-BAD THINGS 150                0   3  0     4       BRUTAL GODS (26)
-DAYGA 151                     0   3  0     3       BRUTAL GODS (26)
 SEA OF GORE 196               0   3  0     3       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY CLONE HAMMER 209         0   1  0     1       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MUTAGENIC HAMMER 35    1  5 1 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3    MASTER SHAKE 128        6         
VENDAGORE HAMMER 34    1  2 0 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3    VENOM 169               3         
FRYLOCK 131            2  2 0 AQUA TEENS 22         DARK MASTER 29          4         
VULTURE 164            0  2 0 CIRCUS MAXIMUS 29     MONSTER 30              2 NOT REVE
AZRCAAL 105            2  4 0 DEATH'S CHOSEN 17     GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139     6         
INCENSELESS 98         0  2 0 INVIDIOTS 16          DETOUR 141              2 JUST REV
STUPIDDLE 101          0  2 0 INVIDIOTS 16          MUTAGENIC HAMMER 35     2 REVENGED
EUCHRE 45              2  1 0 OLDIES 5              BLOOD DEMON 28          3 REVENGED
DEAD 2 207             0  1 0 PANTHEON 28           SHEWISH GIANT 21        6 NONE    
BES 163                1  2 1 PANTHEON 28           GOSSIPID 99             4         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Michael Eldritch -- Loved your personal last turn about the tongue removal.  Cracked
us up. -- All us Oldies

Wasuiz -- Hey, man, with a name like that you should be dragging main instead of
laying there sobbing on the arena floor.  (wink) -- Draggin Main

Eye -- It is very disconcerting what you have been watching!  Very!  You'd better get
to a Priest! -- Confession

Bad Signs -- That was difficult for me!  Have you ever had to match up with Bloody
Stools and get your hands around them so you could overcome them?  Whew! -- Pep Rally
(not feeling THAT peppy)

Shu -- Couldn't you have been a little nicer to me? -- Letter Sweater

Brittney Skye -- You would fit right in with the health, Heart.......routine, you
know?  Come on over and join up. -- 4-H

Hey -- Y'all!  Iff'n they ain't nary commentin' on them thar Oldies 1959-1963, y'all
ain'ta gittin no more!  Y'hear? -- Smitty

Telorinthe -- Only two teams writing personal ads last turn.  Tsk Tsk. -- This is a Bad Sign

Pep Rally -- Congrats on attaining the throne.  If only Slugbait wasn't so sluggish.
-- Bloody Stool

Buzz -- No more caffeine for you.  Makes it difficult to interpret the signs. --
Steal Home

Genericky -- Hopefully there will be no more bad signs in your future. -- Detour

Toa Jaller -- Many thanks.  It was looking like our team records against you guys was
starting to slip. -- 3rd and 98

Meatwad -- One word:  Shishkabob!  *wry grin* -- Paraldoxia

Simpletongue -- Oooo...not the outcome I'd hoped for (obviously). -- Kas of Ys

Foe -- Fairly won...for now. -- Kornoth

Royal Rage Hammer -- I need a drink. -- Two-Tone Stone

Fener -- Blood and bloody ashes!  I don't like you, but of course it's hard to get
your challenge off when opponents don't fight! -- Cyclidia, the disgruntled

All -- Seems I had a rough go-round in my silence....  Azaziel, your sense of humor,
as always, disturbs me.  Well met Omega, stop by Eldritch Concoctions anytime for a
round of drinks and strategy talk.  Pep Rally, you've got a night of drinks due to as
the throne is yours now.  *sigh*  Here's hoping that the regular attendance will pick
up, and that the curse of speechlessness in Telorinthe will break.  Valeo, my
friends. -- Michael Eldritch

Mr. Elbidercni -- You were amazing!  The way you hide behind your shield, truly
fantastic!  I need to see you one more time! -- Lyrial

Slydac "the Slain" -- Welcome home, my friend. -- Azaziel

Osserc -- Thanks to you I met this great nurse!  Maybe next time you could just
introduce us instead of going through all the pain. -- Rizzyn

Know and Despair -- Well met, and while you're waiting for Dawn, I'll be dancing in
the moonlight! -- Ishtar

Namtab -- Next time we meet it will be different.  Thanx for the lessons. -- Azrcaal

All -- Why all the silence?  Perhaps it wasn't just Michael's tongue that was
missing!  Sticks and stones will break bones, but how will you know what words can do
if you don't use them!  Let me guess, you're all illiterate, right? -- Azaziel

Pep Rally -- Congrats on becoming Duelmaster!  Come down to Eldritch Concoctions,
Michael's buying!

Telorinthe Tuffies -- A Storyline was Floating Around in My Mind but the Motivation
to Write a Spot of the Calibre of My Recent Spot in StormCrowe Arena was NOT
Sufficient Tonight to Write! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight

Special Notification for Potential Telorinthe Tourney Tuffies -- You Do Realize that
Arena 83 is a NO TOURNEY ARENA and That Includes the Dead Tourney!  Once Our
Warriors Die They Are Dead with No Resurrection Prize Modifications or Dead Tourney
Opportunities! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Telorinthe Arena
Duelerator

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

DEAD 2 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GENERICKY subdued DETOUR in a 1 minute brutal Bloodfeud melee.
ISHTAR was defeated by 3RD AND 98 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
AZRCAAL was butchered by GOLDEN SOMBRERO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CONFESSION bested PARALDOXIA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BUZZ overpowered TORPORTLY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
LETTER SWEATER was overcome by NAMTAB in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.
BLOODY STOOL lost to REPUS GROVER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
TAUTROSA overpowered MR. ELBIDERCNI in a slow 9 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SIMPLETONGUE savagely defeated NAMREPUS in a 4 minute gory novice's Challenge melee.
AHTI subdued TOA JALLER in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge match.
SHU handily defeated FENER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
UNIFY WITH A SPADE was subdued by VODI in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SEA OF GORE was savagely defeated by KAS OF YS in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
TWO-TONE STONE lost to ROYAL RAGE HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
NEVER SLEEP slimly won victory over MEATWAD in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
KNOW AND DESPAIR was bested by LYRIAL in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
KORNOTH was devastated by LOTUS-EATER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN luckily beat CARL in a exciting 4 minute Challenge bout.
PEP RALLY was overpowered by OSSERC in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FOE bested KALLOR in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
GOSSIPID vanquished BRIANA BANKS in a action packed 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
RIZZYN overcame 4-H in a 2 minute contest.
FHUME was overpowered by SCREWBALL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FI overpowered BRITTNEY SKYE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TRAKE defeated WASUIZ in a 2 minute duel.
DRAGGIN' MAIN defeated KATJA KASSIN in a 2 minute bout.
MASTER SHAKE murdered MUTAGENIC HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
MOONITE handily defeated OUTLANDER HAMMER in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
STEAL HOME was handily defeated by ECAPS GHOST in a 6 minute one-sided duel.
TAYLOR RAIN narrowly defeated THE in a 5 minute fight.
JENNA HAZE outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 7 minute fray.
EYE was beaten by OL' DRIPPY in a popular 4 minute novice's match.
ANUBIS overpowered UGLY CLONE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CYCLIDIA was viciously subdued by RA in a action packed 1 minute gory amateur's match.
MORWEL devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        34 -   7 -  0      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  29 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  33 -  5      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  36 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  28 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  28 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  77 -  3      32  |

Turn   6 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         6  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 11         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OSSERC 70                   5   1  0   44 THE ASCENDANTS (10)
AIMED BLOW       3RD AND 98 142              5   1  0   37 BAD SIGNS (24)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EYE 180.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LETTER SWEATER 43.  The ten other most popular fighters were EYE 180, PARALDOXIA 112, 
MEATWAD 129, CARL 130, FOE 85, GOSSIPID 99, SIMPLETONGUE 194, ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37, 
3RD AND 98 142, and BUZZ 155.

The least popular fighter this week was MR. ELBIDERCNI 74.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAUTROSA 154, JENNA HAZE 146, ECAPS GHOST 76, NAMREPUS 75, 
CYCLIDIA 111, UGLY CLONE HAMMER 209, TAYLOR RAIN 145, OUTLANDER HAMMER 33, WASUIZ 
157, and BRITTNEY SKYE 144.