Date   : 10/30/2006    Duedate: 11/11/2006


DM-14    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4342) [14-5-2,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIO WARFARE (439)              NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4342) [14-5-2,138]         (14-4428) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYTOPLASMIC                    E COLI
BIO WARFARE (439)              BIO WARFARE (439)
(14-4309) [20-24-1,97]         (14-4343) [7-9-1,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      42
2. BIO WARFARE (439)           37      BIO WARFARE (439)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           1      Unchartered Team
4. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0
                                       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      43  15  1 74.1   1/ 1 BIO WARFARE (439)        11  4 1
 2/ 2*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)     6   4  0 60.0   2- 2 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      9  1 0
 3/ 3 BIO WARFARE (439)         90 108  8 45.5   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        4 11 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       407 524  9 43.7   4/ 4*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    3  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TOBIR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see 100% win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 100% beat SCRUFF and 
SCRUFF lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, TOBIR may be getting bland, as GOLGI APPARATUS stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  BIO WARFARE has cause to pause today, as E 
COLI was sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll 
wager.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with 
you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TOBIR to get a drink than The Deeproot Inn!  
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLGI APPARATUS 4342         14   5  2   138       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYTOPLASMIC 4309             20  24  1    97       BIO WARFARE (439)
-DANISH PASTRY 4400            9   4  0    95       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 ENCLOPLASMIC 4307             9   6  0    92       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                18  32  0    86       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            14  29  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E COLI 4343                   7   9  1    56       BIO WARFARE (439)
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        12   1  0    55       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-BWUCE REE 4388                7   2  0    54       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-MAGINOT LINE 4393             6   3  0    43       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 RED BLOOD CELL 4420           3   4  1    40       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVELIFE 4428                 2   0  0    30       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 GERBENT 4401                  5  11  0    26       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-RUSSIAN WINTER 4443           3   0  0    25       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              2   1  0    21       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 KOKO THE BRUISER 4430         2   0  0    21       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 100% 4429                     2   0  0    20       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 SCRUFF 4421                   4   3  0    15       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427              0   2  0     6       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOUNTAIN TROLL 509     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          E COLI 4343           553 NONE    
RED FANG 4444          1  1 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      RED BLOOD CELL 4420   550         
CELBRATE LIFE 4431     0  2 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  STONE GOLEM 517       553 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Golgi Apparatus -- Well, damn.  I grant that you're a better, or at least better-
performing, gladiator than I am, but that being the case, couldn't you TEACH me three
skills instead of LEARNING three from me?  This doesn't make any kind of sense, you
know?  The better warrior should also be the better teacher.  So snap too it, bub. --
P.S.  Of course, I do "horrible example" really well.

Cytoplasmic -- Bah.  I'm surprised either of us had time to learn that single skill,
so short was the fight. -- Chichi-Hooey the down-hearted

Italian Stallion -- Listen, pipsqueak, you should be showing off for the women, not
for me. -- Gerbent

Gerbent -- Yes, but seeing the little guy, relatively speaking, doing so well against
you, mountain that you are, is very impressive, you know.  Speaking as one who was
very impressed. -- Andillia

Oh, hey, a Cult Member!  AND, it's the Cult of the Crooked BONE, which means he is
doubly fair game for me, a Good Dog.  I get to chase him off the porch (what was he
doing there, the skulker?) AND when I catch him I get to gnaw on his bone.  This
makes my day. -- Scruff

Russian Winter -- Damn, I hate snow.  It's cold, and it's wet, and it GLARES at me
and makes my eyes hurt, plus there is no scent on it.  This is grossly unfair to
dogs. -- Tipar Kuroo, feeling sadly put-upon

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

E COLI viciously butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CELBRATE LIFE was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
GOLGI APPARATUS demolished ANDILLIA in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CYTOPLASMIC devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ENCLOPLASMIC overpowered CHICHI-HOOEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RED BLOOD CELL devastated GERBENT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SCRUFF was beaten by 100% in a 2 minute brawl.
SHOWSTOPPER was handily defeated by TIPAR KUROO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOVELIFE vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KOKO THE BRUISER vanquished CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  10 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLGI APPARATUS 4342       14   5  2  138 BIO WARFARE (439)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENCLOPLASMIC 4307           9   6  0   92 BIO WARFARE (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was E COLI 4343.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED BLOOD CELL 4420, 

The least popular fighter this week was GERBENT 4401.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, ANDILLIA 4255, CELBRATE LIFE 4431, SHOWSTOPPER 4427, 
4465, and 100% 4429.


     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