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


DM-25    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-5130) [23-3-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIGLIE                         MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE
MADTOWN (358)                  NOT FOR ME (487)
(25-5130) [23-3-0,126]         (25-5244) [5-2-2,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK FORCES (179)              DARK FORCES (179)
(25-2742) [16-11-1,103]        (25-2742) [16-11-1,103]


NOT FOR ME (487)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      32
2. BARHOPPERS (429)            26      MADTOWN (358)
3. NOT FOR ME (487)            25      Unchartered Team
4. DARK FORCES (179)           22
5. MADTOWN (358)                3      NOT FOR ME (487)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            137  90  6 60.4   1/ 1*NOT FOR ME (487)          9  6 2
 2/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487)          20  15  5 57.1   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    9  6 0
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          59  54  8 52.2   3/ 4 DARK FORCES (179)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 BARHOPPERS (429)          61  60  3 50.4   4/ 3 MADTOWN (358)             6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   224 238  8 48.5   5/ 5 BARHOPPERS (429)          3  7 0
 6/ 7 DARK FORCES (179)        132 146  9 47.5   6- 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Hello, Lyratilan, and welcome to this week's extra report.  It looks like Giglie
has what it takes to remain Duelmaster.  You have to wonder how a fight against
Bikini Line would go through...maybe next turn.  Nitroglycerin is in line to
challenge, but he's been beaten by Giglie twice before.
     It looks like Davia Hannas has settled the series with Raving Lunatic by taking
two out of three.  Erhlie Fay appears to be ready for a shot in the upper tier with a
decisive win and a nice record, especially for a ripper.  Montezuma's Revenge is
looking tough too, with a kill this turn, and two kills total in only six fights.
Deadly.  A good record for Aikido as well, but he can't seem to climb out of adepts.
Perhaps he's in a comfort zone?  White Spider is sticking it out in adepts as well,
overshadowed maybe by guildmates Bikini Line and Painless.
     A nice looking crop of youngsters out there.  Colonoscopy, Aneurism, Bubba's
Cellmate (poor guy), Blitzkrieg, and Gangrene all look like future contenders.  No
consensus as yet on Sendi Ubol and Sympathy, but judging by each of their stables'
overall performance they'll do just fine.  A slow start for Q-Tip Test, Kraken and
Harmony, but that doesn't mean a short career.  I hope I've covered everyone and if
not, I apologize.  I'll be sure and get them next time.  Good luck in the fights, and
I'll see you next week.

                                                Irascible, mgr. Dark Forces

P.S.  AIM is DRIrascible if anyone cares to add anything.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now let's all watch THE MIDDLE WAY 
4's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Tsk, tsk, GANGRENE beat ANEURISM and ANEURISM lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster NITROGLYCERIN challenged this 
turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as GIGLIE 
stays top dog in the city.  The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LYRATILAN's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
NITROGLYCERIN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to KRAKEN of 
DARK FORCES for challenging up by 18 to BLITZKRIEG.  KRAKEN won to get 22 points of 
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the LYRATILAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  23   3  0   126       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITROGLYCERIN 2742           16  11  1   103       DARK FORCES (179)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            19  13  1    97       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIKINI LINE 4545             15  11  0    81       BARHOPPERS (429)
 RAVING LUNATIC 2797          13  13  1    78       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              16  10  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      5   2  2    59       NOT FOR ME (487)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIKIDO 3179                  11   4  1    52       DARK FORCES (179)
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            11  14  1    51       BARHOPPERS (429)
-BEN DOVER 5178                2   1  1    43       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              3   4  1    34       NOT FOR ME (487)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGRENE 5248                 6   1  0    29       NOT FOR ME (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         4   3  1    22       NOT FOR ME (487)
 KRAKEN 4928                   1   6  0    22       DARK FORCES (179)
 Q-TIP TEST 5247               2   5  1    20       NOT FOR ME (487)
 SENDI UBOL 5275               2   1  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ANEURISM 4934                 4   2  0    17       DARK FORCES (179)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               4   2  0    16       MADTOWN (358)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            1   0  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 KEG STAND 5257                1   0  0    12       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CASSIA GORENE 5286            1   0  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SYMPATHY 5272                 1   2  0     5       MADTOWN (358)
 HARMONY 5264                  0   4  0     4       MADTOWN (358)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274              0   1  0     3       BARHOPPERS (429)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 341  0  1 0   1                   Q-TIP TEST 5247       542 NONE    
DA1 5282               0  1 0 BARHOPPERS 429        HALF-ORC GUARDSMA 358 542 NONE    
SACRIFICE 5285         0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           WASTE MONSTER 361     542 NONE    
HECATOMB 5215          3  5 0 MADTOWN 358           BEN DOVER 5178        538 NONE    
PANDEMIC 5226          5  2 0 MADTOWN 358           WHITE SPIDER 4548     538 REVENGED
XENO YOHL 5164         7 16 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  MONTEZUMA'S REVE 5244 541         
ROLPH TUPP 5253        2  3 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  COLONOSCOPY 5245      539         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Giglie -- I cede to you the title, which you had already but now I'm not in any kind
of competition for it, and go into retirement.  No Isle for me.  To you, the title,
wear it in good health. -- Beltran Foss, just tremendously relieved

Raving Lunatic -- Well, did it work?  They told me that if I hit you a "shrewd blow"
I could "knock your brains back into you.  I did try.  But I'm not sure what,
exactly, constitutes a "shrewd blow."  Any clues? -- Davia Hannas

White Spider -- I should think you WOULD be desperate!  After all, spiders have eight
legs each, so just THINK what it's like for THEM to be hit on their (all eight, mind
you!) buttocks.  Memorable, I have no doubt. -- Erhlie Fay

Montezuma's Revenge -- (groaning theatrically)  I wish it hadn't been for ME, either.
-- Ghost of Xeno Yohl
P.S.  Burying me in the sand was adding insult to injury.
P.P.S.  May you be cursed with the company only of people gripped in your toils.  Or
toiling in your grips, as the case might be.

Gangrene -- I don't see why it shouldn't be for you, too.  I'm sure we can work
something out here.  Come around back here to the alley behind the arena and let's
see what we can do about it. -- Sendi Ubol, ever helpful

Carnage -- Dark Arena?  Not a chance.  I've got poor night vision and don't find, or
didn't find, actually, the prospect at all interesting. -- Beltran Foss

Ed. -- Hmm, I'll see what I can do.  That does sound intriguing,  And then all those
young girls in their underwired nightgowns, their white throats exposed and swan-
like...but wouldn't I get a mouth full of feathers?  I'll have to think about this.
-- Ghost of Rolph Tupp

     I'm fairly sure swan-like refers to grace rather than to feathers, but don't
     quote me on it. -- Ed.

Giglie -- I guess I'm going to give it another shot, since I'm the only one in
position to challenge.  A couple more turns in challenger champs, and you won't have
to fight me anymore. -- Nitroglycerin

Xeno Yohl -- Yes, but a wimp that's alive.  For now, anyway.  Seriously though, I
hate to see any warriors die.  Hope the replacement is good. -- Aneurism

Sendi Ubol -- Apparently that's what I'm here for.  I certainly don't seem to be here
to win.  My manager seems bound and determined to learn how to run a ripper though,
so I guess I'm stuck here. -- Kraken

Davia Hannas -- Ok, I give up!  You've got two out of three, now go pick on somebody
else. -- Raving Lunatic

Colonoscopy -- Well, we're one and one.  I suppose we'll need to have a tie-breaker
now. -- Aikido (who isn't really a Dark Force, but I let him on the team anyway)

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

SACRIFICE was butchered by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GIGLIE unbelievably bested NITROGLYCERIN in a 5 minute Challenge Title match.
BIKINI LINE was bested by DAVIA HANNAS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
KRAKEN defeated BLITZKRIEG in a 4 minute Challenge match.
RAVING LUNATIC viciously subdued ERHLIE FAY in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl.
AIKIDO devastated BUBBA'S CELLMATE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WHITE SPIDER won victory over COLONOSCOPY in a action packed 1 minute duel.
ANEURISM was outlasted by GANGRENE in a dull 14 minute duel.
Q-TIP TEST slew TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute fight.
HARMONY was narrowly defeated by CASSIA GORENE in a popular 2 minute novice's melee.
SYMPATHY was demolished by X. ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SENDI UBOL handily defeated CROWN ROYAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KEG STAND demolished POLITE BEGGAR in a unpopular 6 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  25 -  3      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  19 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                23   3  0  126 MADTOWN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    NITROGLYCERIN 2742         16  11  1  103 DARK FORCES (179)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           15  11  0   81 BARHOPPERS (429)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            16  10  0   62 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NITROGLYCERIN 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NITROGLYCERIN 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVING LUNATIC 

The least popular fighter this week was GANGRENE 5248.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANEURISM 4934, KEG STAND 5257, BLITZKRIEG 5261, CROWN ROYAL 5274, 
SYMPATHY 5272, BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246, DA1 5282, SACRIFICE 5285, Q-TIP TEST 5247, and 


     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