Date   : 10/28/2006    Duedate: 11/10/2006


DM-16    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors


(16-5602) [17-5-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(16-5602) [17-5-0,90]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       24 CARAT
(16-5531) [19-25-0,82]         (16-5694) [3-2-0,26]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     25
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         12      Unchartered Team
4. THE WICKED (320)             0
5. POWER LEGION (579)           0      WILD WILD WEST (229)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  405 208  8 66.1   1/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  3 1
 2- 2 POWER LEGION (579)        48  32  1 60.0   2/ 1 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   8  5 2
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (565)          43  30  7 58.9   3- 2 THE WICKED (320)          5  4 0
 4/ 4 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  103 104 12 49.8   4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  7 0
 5- 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       26  27  0 49.1   5- 6 POWER LEGION (579)        2  1 0
 6- 6 THE WICKED (320)          46  56  4 45.1   6- 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       2  4 0
 7- 7*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      9  13  2 40.9   7- 7 FUNKY FOLK (565)          0  2 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      473 693 16 40.6   8- 8*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     0  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.

     Ah, the Veteran Mercenary.  I have a certain degree of sympathy for him, but I'd
have MORE if he hadn't been a mercenary.  It sounds so...money-grubbing, you know?
     I note that the Commission is preparing to throw me out of here, and high time!
I won't give details at this point, because there is apparently some possibility that
I may actually FIGHT on the Isle.  Not a pleasant thought, but I did sign the
contract.  Of course, everybody I fight will KNOW the details once it happens, so I
really don't see a lot of point in keeping it secret...except that Jorja said she'd
hit me over the head if I "ran my mouth too much."  Huh.  Never have a manager who's
a basher.  They have no patience.

                                     Ketl Physhe

P.S.  She says I "should have been better," but who is to blame for THAT, eh?
P.P.S.  But she did say that if anybody actually ASKED, I could give my stats.  So if
you want to know, ask.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to SHROUD IN MYSTERY, as they are pushed from the 
coveted top team spot by the GOLDEN GLADIATORS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
SADIGH FURY, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing GOOD AS GOLD like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  CHAUNCY was defeated by HUSAM AL DIN and drops 4 points.  In front of all 
the crowds, GOLDEN BEAR took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.  
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad PANDORA'S CARDS?   Big bad PANDORA'S 
CARDS.  Big bad PANDORA'S CARDS.  WILLAF's afraid of the big bad PANDORA'S CARDS.  
Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  PANDORA'S CARDS + 
Weapons That go Boom = GOLDEN GLADIATORS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, just when you thought it was safe to put a new 
warrior in the arena.  No no!  GOOD AS GOLD, a mere spawn, was slain by SADIGH FURY 
this turn.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in WILLAF have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             17   5  0    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   5  0    94       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KNOWLEDGE 5610               10   8  0    86       POWER LEGION (579)
 O PUNCHA 5531                19  25  0    82       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BRAEL-LWE 3140               10  11  2    71       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KINDA FINE 5555               8   3  0    66       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             9  16  1    54       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-BART 5659                     5   3  0    47       THE WICKED (320)
-NATURE 5607                  12   6  0    46       POWER LEGION (579)
-SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        7   8  0    44       THE WICKED (320)
-SPAMMER 5660                  4   3  0    43       THE WICKED (320)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  9   7  0    42       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIGH FURY 5668              5   2  2    41       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEN OF SWORDS 5664            2   2  0    29       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-SAL AHMI 5593                 2   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-GOLDEN DOME 5634              5   1  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 24 CARAT 5694                 3   2  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              3   0  0    23       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              2   0  0    20       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-SHOCK 5647                    2   2  0    18       POWER LEGION (579)
 PENNY LOPE 5722               1   0  0    16       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HOOFER 5718                   1   0  0    12       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   2  2    10       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 VOLOSO FURY 5672              2   4  0    10       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-JUDGEMENT 5665                2   2  0     8       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-BAD NERVES 5671               1   4  0     7       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 LADY OPULENT 5720             0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-OHM 5700                      0   1  0     1       POWER LEGION (579)
-HANK E PANKY 5679             0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GOOD AS GOLD 5670      4  3 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 SADIGH FURY 5668      550         
LIP SERVICE 5645       3  1 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     SADIGH FURY 5668      548         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ketyl Physhe -- Congrats on the top spot and the L.P. Lalaland! -- All the Golden

Gee!  No fun personals this last round?!  Yamamoto the Yammaster is gone?!  Shucks,
we all needed the easy wins. -- Midas

Bad Nerves -- I guess I did not do much to help, did I? -- 24 Carat

Peg Bored -- I was too until Purdue accepted me and made me Golden Girl. -- Peggy,
The Golden Girl

Sordan -- You are too good for me.  I admit it. -- Good As Gold

Sadigh Fury -- Yes, some things are BETTER shrouded in mystery.  Such as your
sinister nature and nasty temper.  Besides, you're too tall. -- Chauncy

Kore Surya -- And this will be, you PROMISE, the last time I have to fight you? -- O

Golden Bear -- I see we'll be having a new "warrior" come in this time, shall I try
to arrange for it to be a fish?  Just to keep you fed. -- Ketl Physhe
P.S.  Well, MAYBE we'll have a new one in this time, and maybe not till next time.  I
TOLD Jorja she should have sent in the replacement sooner, what with the tourney this
weekend and all.  But she never listens.

Midas -- You might want to send your personals to different arenas in different
"envelopes," thus avoiding the problem noted here with comments for Kaltos. -- Jorja

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

KETL PHYSHE was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN BEAR in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
O PUNCHA was handily defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HUSAM AL DIN bested CHAUNCY in a 1 minute contest.
SADIGH FURY assassinated GOOD AS GOLD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VOLOSO FURY was devastated by 24 CARAT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GOLDEN GIRL overpowered LADY OPULENT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PENNY LOPE bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        35 -  21 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  23 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  25 -  0      22  |

Turn 550 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BEAR 5602           17   5  0   90 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636                9   7  0   42 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  SADIGH FURY 5668            5   2  2   41 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is O PUNCHA 5531.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was 24 CARAT 5694.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPE 5722, HUSAM 
FURY 5668, GOOD AS GOLD 5670, VOLOSO FURY 5672, and LADY OPULENT 5720.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY OPULENT 5720.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VOLOSO FURY 5672, GOOD AS GOLD 5670, SADIGH FURY 5668, CHAUNCY 
LOPE 5722, and 24 CARAT 5694.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:



     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