Date   : 10/31/2006    Duedate: 11/13/2006


DM-9    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors


(9-5235) [16-13-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZULOR                          POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5235) [16-13-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZULOR                          NAHTALEE
BLUE MOON (381)                THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-5235) [16-13-0,102]         (9-4871) [8-4-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         32
2. DARK WARDS (451)            21      DARK WARDS (451)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              2      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF HONOR (488)           0
5. 70'S CHILD (479)             0      ROLLEN-90'S (193)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*70'S CHILD (479)           9   3  0 75.0   1/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          7  3 0
 2- 2*MEN OF HONOR (488)        11   6  2 64.7   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 1
 3/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          53  46  2 53.5   3/ 5 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       3  4 0
 4/ 4 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      379 362 21 51.1   4- 2*MEN OF HONOR (488)        2  1 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          458 584 14 44.0   5- 4*70'S CHILD (479)          1  0 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.

     You know, I don't actually have anything against Khalhums Dwarves.  They're just
doing their jobs, same like me, except that they have NO prospect of getting out of
it unless they can con some other dwarf into taking their place.  It's gotta be the


                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUKAL will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as BLUE MOON is pushed out of top team by DARK WARDS, who came from 3rd with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  And let's see, STEEV fought ULTORINO and gained 16 points and contributed 
to THE MONGOLOIDS' 2-1-0.  NOSFERATU has lost to NAHTALEE, falling 11 points, while 
helping make DARK WARDS a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, ZULOR 
kept ZUKAL's warrior, VETERAN MERCENARY, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blue Boar 
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the 70'S CHILD stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on ZUKAL, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 70'S CHILD more 
than any other team we find DARK WARDS.  ZUKAL, are we going to accept, or respect 
this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE MONGOLOIDS' 
warrior WILYUM.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a 
brave attempt, WILYUM from THE MONGOLOIDS challenged up 25 points to fight BLUE 
BLOTTO from the BLUE MOON stable.  WILYUM perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
was subdued by BLUE BLOTTO and ended up with 27 recognition points.  BRUJAH of DARK 
WARDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge 
which he won.  I thought BRUJAH showed great skill and promise when he subdued TIKO 
BEN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZULOR 5235                   16  13  0   102       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHTALEE 4871                 8   4  0    66       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 STEEV 4936                    6   4  0    62       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-TONKA 5198                    5   0  0    58       70'S CHILD (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946                8   8  0    55       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262             10   6  1    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 ULTORINO 5244                10  15  1    46       BLUE MOON (381)
-QUITE FRANKLY 5290            3   1  1    45       MEN OF HONOR (488)
 TOREADOR 4948                 8   7  1    41       DARK WARDS (451)
 VENTRIIE 4987                 3   1  0    38       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRAKATOA 5289                 3   1  0    31       MEN OF HONOR (488)
 WILYUM 4935                   4   6  0    27       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-BLACK PLAGUE 5310             2   0  1    24       MEN OF HONOR (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONAHUE 5197                  2   2  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            1   0  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)
 BRUJAH 5000                   3   0  0    18       DARK WARDS (451)
 GANGREL 4999                  3   0  0    15       DARK WARDS (451)
-PEPIN THE SHORT 5312          2   0  0    15       MEN OF HONOR (488)
-TEE BALL 5196                 1   0  0    13       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLU JON 5308                  2   4  1    11       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKO BEN 5320                 0   3  0     3       BLUE MOON (381)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Dark Wards have returned to Zukal.  Beware the doom!

     Since you're just returning, I shall make my standard plea for you to send your
     personals in plain text if possible.  HAL doesn't handle formatting well.... --

Wilyum -- You must have been a bad boy to get a match-up like that one. -- Ultorino

Ambitious Guard.  (sigh) -- Blue Blotto

Brujah -- Cool number, not so cool fight. -- Blu Jon

Gangrel -- So that's like, what, a whole pack of mongrels? -- Tiko Ben

     Slightly decayed mongrels, if so. -- Ed.

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!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Street Legal
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAHTALEE bested NOSFERATU in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
STEEV demolished ULTORINO in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
WILYUM was bested by BLUE BLOTTO in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
BRUJAH defeated TIKO BEN in a 1 minute bloody amateur's Challenge match.
GANGREL unbelievably bested BLU JON in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ZULOR devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
VENTRIIE luckily beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.
TOREADOR viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ZULOR 5235                 16  13  0  102 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                  6   4  0   62 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262           10   6  1   52 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948               8   7  1   41 DARK WARDS (451)
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987               3   1  0   38 DARK WARDS (451)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZULOR 5235.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NAHTALEE 4871.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE BLOTTO 5262, STEEV 
4936, BRUJAH 5000, BLU JON 5308, ZULOR 5235, TOREADOR 4948, NOSFERATU 4946, ULTORINO 
5244, WILYUM 4935, and GANGREL 4999.

The least popular fighter this week was VENTRIIE 4987.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIKO BEN 5320, GANGREL 4999, WILYUM 4935, ULTORINO 5244, NOSFERATU 
4946, TOREADOR 4948, ZULOR 5235, BLU JON 5308, BRUJAH 5000, and STEEV 4936.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZULOR (9-5235) BLUE MOON (381)


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes