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


DM-26    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4642) [11-4-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PHILANTHROPISTS (467)          
(26-4642) [11-4-0,88]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLDERIE                       MAUREEN
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4657) [9-8-1,51]           (26-4702) [5-3-0,27]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         31
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (467)       14      PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       TEAM2 (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     32  22  0 59.3   1/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      10  5 0
 2/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      509 691 20 42.4   2/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     6  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CALEAM since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, PHILANTHROPISTS.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with 
PIKE?  He actually beat CALEAM's POLITE BEGGAR, and walked away with 12 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at CALEAM while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER clobber 
CLEMMIE.  She lost 3 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
KHALHUMS DWARF was reminded on the sands why ENLIGHTENED BEING is Duelmaster.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
CALEAM is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642       11   4  0    88       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEMMIE 4630                 11  13  1    61       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LORIS KEY 4706                6   0  1    59       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDERIE 4657                 9   8  1    51       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLEXIGLASSJAWJOE 4650         6   3  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-ORTH 4643                     6   3  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
 MAUREEN 4702                  5   3  0    27       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SMAYNURN 4656                 6   3  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIKE 4708                     2   3  0    18       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 IRON FORGE 4707               2   3  0    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Iron Forge -- Well, I tried it as forirgone, but a cold front came through and it
fell in the oven.  And Clemmie suggested making geiron fors, and glazing them with a
hot poker, but the poker slipped and we had smashed and bruned fors, which wasn't
much fun, although they did make good chewy-toys for the dogs. -- Pike

Plexiglassjawjoe -- No.  Definitely I am NOT going to anagram your name and cook it.
Some things are more than any friend or even teammate can and should ask. -- Clemmie

Orth -- Listen, you've got to give me more to go on than that!  Four letters?  What
can I do with four letters?  Oh, sure, thor, roth, simple things, but who wants to
cook simple when my teammates are coming up with geiron fors and nrunyams? --
Golderie the disappointed
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, though they'll be useless in the cook-off.

Smaynurn -- Hmm, in syrup, perhaps?  I know a lot of people don't LIKE that kind of
thing because it's too sweet, but that doesn't invalidate the recipe.  I'll have to
tinker with the spices, though. -- Loris Key

Friendly Constable -- How can you do this to me?  I needed a good, juicy, exciting
name to cook with, and I get... you?  This will set me SOOO far behind my teammates,
I could CRY, but instead, I'll HIT YOU. -- Maureen the really upset and furious and
don't you FORGET it

Smaynurn -- Well, Golderie did "light" nrunyams, and they were just plain awful.  I
know there are people who actually LIKE little marshmallows in that kind of thing,
but I DON'T.  Heck, I don't even like little marshmallows by themselves.  And then
Loris did something she called Samur-nyn which was...strange.  Maybe too much chile.
Or maybe she shouldn't have used the turmeric, but, after all, what else CAN you use?
But it's been exciting.  We want to thank you for this inspiration. -- Pike

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

ENLIGHTENED BEING viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
CLEMMIE was savagely defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal melee.
GOLDERIE defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
LORIS KEY devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAUREEN viciously subdued IRON FORGE in a action packed 4 minute gory brawl.
PIKE devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   0 -  2     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 540 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LORIS KEY 4706              6   0  1   59 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOLDERIE 4657               9   8  1   51 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOLDERIE 4657.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MAUREEN 4702.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642, 
IRON FORGE 4707, GOLDERIE 4657, LORIS KEY 4706, PIKE 4708, CLEMMIE 4630,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CLEMMIE 4630.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIKE 4708, LORIS KEY 4706, GOLDERIE 4657, IRON FORGE 4707, ENLIGHTENED 
BEING 4642, MAUREEN 4702,  0,  0,  0, and  0.


     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