Date   : 10/19/2006    Duedate: 11/01/2006


DM-56    TURN-414

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3443) [17-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKALA                         GEORGE THUG
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3443) [17-11-0,109]        (56-3974) [3-1-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALDALDON                       ALDALDON
(56-3913) [12-5-1,90]          (56-3913) [12-5-1,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         34
2. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      16      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)        3      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. BAD APPLES (187)            -9      STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     17   7  1 70.8   1/ 2 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       9  3 0
 2/ 2*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    10   7  2 58.8   2/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       67  69  8 49.3   3/ 4*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    5  7 2
 4- 4 YIELD (405)               32  37  7 46.4   4- 3 YIELD (405)               3  2 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         433 573 14 43.0   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ROCANIS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BAD APPLES is pushed out of top team by ELEVENTH HOUR, who came from 
2nd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, ZANDER fought TREEKILLER and gained 19 
points and contributed to ELEVENTH HOUR's 4-0-0.  TREEKILLER has lost to ZANDER, 
falling 13 points, while helping make BAD APPLES a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and NIKALA remains ROCANIS' top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at Mylar's?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ROCANIS has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     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 ROCANIS 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                  
 NIKALA 3443                  17  11  0   109       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                11   9  3   110       YIELD (405)
-CONTRABAND 3827              11   4  3   102       YIELD (405)
 PRESTON 3604                 10   9  5   102       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALDALDON 3913                12   5  1    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 ZANDER 3440                  12  17  1    85       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NALENTHU 3909                 4   2  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 VANESSA 3483                 13  11  1    60       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 TREEKILLER 3927              14   6  0    59       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IN HIDING 3902                4   2  1    50       YIELD (405)
 FORLUITHA 3946                9   7  0    49       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD CIDER 3978               3   1  0    25       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE THUG 3974              3   1  1    21       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               2   1  0    16       BAD APPLES (187)
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 1   1  0    15       YIELD (405)
 DELIA THUG 3973               2   2  0    14       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SOURCRAB 3969                 3   4  0    13       BAD APPLES (187)
-RANUL 3911                    1   0  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 LOIS THUG 3970                2   2  0     8       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JONNA THANE 3903      15 11 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRESTON 3604          410 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

For reasons into which we should probably not look too closely, we didn't receive the
newsletter and fights for this turn.  So you're getting personals based solely on the
e-version. -- Bad Apples

Delia Thug -- Now, take it easy there, don't think badly of yourself.  So many people
think I'm going to be easy, simply because I have a fruity origin, but it ain't so.
I'm tough, and it takes a man with hair on his chest, rather than a delicate flower
of femininity like you, to handle... Hard Cider

Lois Thug -- Huh, you're just a little bit of a thing, aren't you?  I couldn't bring
myself to hit you, seemed like it would be taking unfair advantage, you know?  I
mean, if I didn't watch where I was putting my feet, I might simply have STEPPED on
you and squashed you FLAT. -- Buck Fever
P.S.  I don't know about you, but I'm going to protest sharply at being called an
amateur.  You should, too.  We've got to have a little respect here.  After all,
we're risking our lives on the sands.

George Thug -- Thblpt!  Or something like that.  I never feel sure I've got it
spelled correctly, but I hope it will be sufficiently insulting.  We don't seem to
have any information on file about you, but I'm sure, by the mere fact of you being a
thug and loser, that you are insult-worthy.  So, take that! -- Sourcrab

Zander -- I didn't need a loss today.  I'm sure it was very generously meant, but I
did NOT need that loss.  Okay, I grant you I'm still ALIVE, which is even more
important than winning, but...I'd rather be alive AND winning, you know?  Let's try
for that next time we meet. -- Forluitha

Preston -- Defeat me if you must, but watch where you put your hands!  I've just
about HAD it with these grabby types, and I do NOT want to find you becoming one of
them. -- Treekiller
P.S.  We're both guys, dammit.  We shouldn't be doing stuff like that.

Ed. -- Well, I'm sure there is SOME use for baling twine...somewhere.  Maybe you
could use it to tie beans to their stakes?  Well, maybe not.  But some of these new
plastic twines can even be used to tie sacrifices (balers-with-twine) to stakes! --

     I find the plastic twines don't hold a knot terribly well, though they can be
     melted instead of tied.  Unfortunately, that releases a foul odor, which might
     work with a sacrifice, but definitely does nothing for the chances of my using
     the stuff on a regular basis. -- Ed.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NIKALA bested ALDALDON in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
PRESTON demolished PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TREEKILLER was overpowered by ZANDER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
FORLUITHA savagely defeated RIRORNI THUG in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur fight.
VANESSA vanquished HARD CIDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SOURCRAB was luckily beaten by GEORGE THUG in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
LOIS THUG was defeated by BUCK FEVER in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
DELIA THUG won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  3      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  25 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 414 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                17  11  0  109 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               10   9  5  102 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALDALDON 3913              12   5  1   90 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483               13  11  1   60 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALDALDON 3913.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALDALDON 3913.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORLUITHA 3946, SOURCRAB 
3969, BUCK FEVER 3980, ZANDER 3440, DELIA THUG 3973, NIKALA 3443, PRESTON 3604, 
VANESSA 3483, GEORGE THUG 3974, and LOIS THUG 3970.

The least popular fighter this week was HARD CIDER 3978.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREEKILLER 3927, LOIS THUG 3970, GEORGE THUG 3974, VANESSA 3483, 
PRESTON 3604, NIKALA 3443, DELIA THUG 3973, ZANDER 3440, BUCK FEVER 3980, and