Date   : 10/10/2006    Duedate: 10/23/2006


DM-7    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors


(7-5209) [8-0-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARSHAL                        ALBINO
SENTINELS (122)                WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-1933) [18-7-1,93]           (7-5209) [8-0-0,110]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEACH BABES (309)              WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-5713) [19-28-2,91]          (7-5209) [8-0-0,110]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)   33
2. BEACH BABES (309)           19      SENTINELS (122)
3. CHURCH LADIES (548)         10      Unchartered Team
4. SENTINELS (122)              4
5. BRUTAL LEGION (549)          4      BRUTAL LEGION (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       18  10  1 64.3   1/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          135  84 11 61.6   2/ 1*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       8  5 0
 3- 3 BRAIN (467)               23  16  0 59.0   3/ 3*WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  8  6 1
 4- 4 WASTELAND II (267)       864 615 29 58.4   4/ 4 SENTINELS (122)           6  9 0
 5/ 5*WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  23  18  3 56.1   5/ 6*CHURCH LADIES (548)       4  3 0
 6/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        588 889 18 39.8   6- 5 WASTELAND II (267)        2  2 0
 7/ 7*CHURCH LADIES (548)        5   9  0 35.7   7- 7 BRAIN (467)               1  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Backups.  Today's lesson will be on the value of backup weapons.  If you don't carry
one and your weapon happens to break on, say, your fourth swing, what are you going
to do?  If you're Harry you're going to start throwing punches.  Recklessly throwing
your arms at your opponent's weapon, what part of that sounds like a good idea?  So
the lesson for all of you young gladiators out there--don't throw punches at a
scimitar.  And carry a backup so you don't have to do so.

Now I am left with a choice.  One more win and I will probably get to have that
parade the Babes were talking about.  Graduation to the isle beckons.  But if I don't
fight this turn I can try and make a run at the next tournament.  Hhhhmmmmm...I just
can't imagine not defending the throne so I'll stick it out.  So who to face?  Give
Harry a chance with a weapon in his hands?  Maybe next time.  He already had a shot.
This one goes out to Albino.  Let's see what the youngster is made of.

Well, that's the view from the big chair this time out.  If everything works out as
planned I should have one more of these left to write.  Anyone care for a history
lesson about the good old days?

-- Duelmaster Marshal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly BONSUR games.  Former top team BRUTAL LEGION was 
unseated this week as BEACH BABES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  YANKEE ROSE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested FATALITY and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, YANKEE ROSE put down FATALITY, 
causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on ALBINO as it bore arms against the challenge 
of reigning Duelmaster MARSHAL.  The city has turned out in honor of ALBINO, for with 
its arena victory it may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city BONSUR.  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of RADIO who 
cast caution to the winds and challenged BEACH BETTY, a fighter 28 points higher.  To 
be sure the battle was a losing one.  But I like to think RADIO at least gave BEACH 
BETTY a run for hers money.  Give BARRIO credit for its courage.  Did you note how it 
challenged RAMSES despite the 26 point difference in their rankings?  The WORDS THAT 
END IN O stable will be up late tonight, for indeed it was BARRIO who claimed victory 
in the contest, ascending 26 in recognition!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of RAMSES, veteran of 
many duels.  14-13-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  This week in mortal passion BARRIO let the blood of RAMSES, sending one 
more soul into the void.  Retribution by SENTINELS seems inevitable!  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in BONSUR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 ALBINO 5209                   8   0  0   110       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY 4851                   11   7  0    94       BRAIN (467)
 MARSHAL 1933                 18   7  1    93       SENTINELS (122)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         19  28  2    91       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED LANCE 1205               18  17  1    86       SENTINELS (122)
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809             9   1  0    78       WASTELAND II (267)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 BEACH BETTY 5768             15  16  0    69       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDY SHORE 5769             15  15  0    64       BEACH BABES (309)
 YANKEE ROSE 2057              7   4  2    59       SENTINELS (122)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRIO 5207                   3   6  3    56       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 PAM 5827                      4   0  0    52       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 FATALITY 5820                 5   1  0    36       BRUTAL LEGION (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RADIO 5811                    5   3  0    33       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 CHAOS 5823                    4   2  0    32       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
-FLAIL 5825                    3   0  1    32       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 OZYMANDIUS 2521               6   7  1    31       SENTINELS (122)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            2   1  0    30       BEACH BABES (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 5210                     4   3  0    21       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 DESTROYER 5821                3   3  0    21       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 BURRITO 5208                  3   5  0    20       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 WOMBAT 5822                   3   3  0    16       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 PENSACOLITA 5831              1   3  0    14       BEACH BABES (309)
-COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         2   2  0     8       WASTELAND II (267)
-ONE COATED TABLET 5832        2   1  0     7       WASTELAND II (267)
-COUNT SMACKULA 5835           1   0  0     7       WASTELAND II (267)
-ARTIS 5816                    0   1  0     7       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 JERI 5833                     1   2  0     5       CHURCH LADIES (548)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAMSES 1050           14 13 1 SENTINELS 122         BARRIO 5207           560         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That dang dwarf again!  If I have to fight an NPC, why can't I get someone else? --
Red Lance

Betty -- "Vulture's beak?"  No, let's go with masterful.  As for my public image, I
think what it needs is a few wins, not a nose-bob.  Care to help me out with that
one? -- Ramses

Betty -- Well, of the limited options I thought I'd try taking on another lady.  It
didn't work so well.  I guess I'll have to go back to beating up on the guys around
here for a while. -- Yankee Rose

Sandy -- You can feel free to despair now.  Oh, wait, I lost that dang fight!  Drat!
Maybe I should---no, despair isn't good.  Maybe I just need another round with Betty.
Betty is much friendlier than you seem to be.  (Except for the nose comments) --

Pam -- No comment -- Ozy

Albino -- How can you thank the gods that I'm alive when, a, the gods had nothing to
do with it, b, they don't care, and c, my liveliness is just a tad questionable?  You
aren't exactly, gentle out there, you know! -- Salton Seahorse
P.S.  Okay, "gentle" is probably not something I should expect from a neutered dwarf,
but I've always been an idealist and a dreamer.

Yankee Rose -- Nothing personal, kiddo, but...let's face it, I'm not getting any
younger here, and I worry about the competition, you know?  So I guess it IS
personal, come to think of it.  But it's a survivable personal, so it should be okay,
right?  Of course I'm right.  I'm always right, about...fifty percent of the time. --
Beach Betty

Ramses -- Hmm, I think your problem is your insistence on granite.  Great stuff,
granite, I'm not saying it isn't...IF you want to make a lasting monument on firm
ground.  In the sand?  Forget it. -- Sandy Shore

Count Smackula -- You were a big disappointment.  I expected you to be, you know,
taller, and handsome, and more suave and all.  Charming, at least at the first.  But
you just IGNORED me, and I'm worth noticing, you know!  My Attractiveness is FIFTEEN.
And I'm also enormously Charismatic.  But you?  You just STOOD there and SMIRKED at
me!  You get ONE warning, buster, and then I'm coming after you in a dark alley with
a steak! -- Pensacolita the Seriously Annoyed

One Coated Tablet -- Ah, your problem was the coat, I bet.  It restricts your
movement.  Take it off, boy, take it ALLLLL off! -- Galveston Gal

Marshall -- Well, if you're looking for great games, we have Bingo at the cabana on
Twisdy afternoons.  Y'all come on by! -- the Beach Babes

Ozy -- But I bet with a little of the aforementioned work, you can have people
despairing like anything.  Go, Ozy! -- Sandy Shore

Red Lance -- Well...but there's the possibility of the loser dying.  I'd rather YOU
worry about that than me, you know? -- Salton Seahorse
P.S.  Okay, that's a selfish attitude, but there it is.

Marshal -- No PARADES?  But...not even one where we all carry you on our shoulders to
be our Duel2dude and speak fair words from the top? -- the dismayed Beach Babes, who
love a good parade

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARSHAL was viciously subdued by ALBINO in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
RADIO was handily defeated by BEACH BETTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BARRIO viciously butchered RAMSES in a 1 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
JERI was luckily beaten by WOMBAT in a 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SANDY SHORE was devastated by RED LANCE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SALTON SEAHORSE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
YANKEE ROSE handily defeated FATALITY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PAM viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
BURRITO was savagely defeated by OZYMANDIUS in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
SOLO was overpowered by CHAOS in a 1 minute uneven match.
DESTROYER beat ANDORIAN NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
PENSACOLITA demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GALVESTON GAL handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  12 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ALBINO 5209                 8   0  0  110 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
WALL OF STEEL    MARSHAL 1933               18   7  1   93 SENTINELS (122)
LUNGING ATTACK   RED LANCE 1205             18  17  1   86 SENTINELS (122)
STRIKING ATTACK  YANKEE ROSE 2057            7   4  2   59 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALBINO 5209.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAM 5827, OZYMANDIUS 
2521, DESTROYER 5821, BARRIO 5207, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, BEACH BETTY 5768, JERI 5833, 

The least popular fighter this week was SOLO 5210.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAMSES 1050, PENSACOLITA 5831, CHAOS 5823, BURRITO 5208, FATALITY 5820, 
RED LANCE 1205, SANDY SHORE 5769, WOMBAT 5822, RADIO 5811, and MARSHAL 1933.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MARSHAL (7-1933) SENTINELS (122)