Date   : 11/02/2006    Duedate: 11/15/2006


DM-56    TURN-415

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3443) [18-11-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKALA                         LOIS THUG
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3443) [18-11-0,119]        (56-3970) [3-2-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WISHLIST                       MR THUG
YIELD (405)                    STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3816) [11-10-3,82]         (56-3982) [1-0-0,8]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      26
2. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         25      EXILED GLADIATOR (249)
3. BAD APPLES (187)            24      Unchartered Team
4. EXILED GLADIATOR (249)       1
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)        0      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/ 1 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)      11  2 0
 2/ 2*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    13   8  2 61.9   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 3/ 0 EXILED GLADIATOR (249)    15  10  1 60.0   3/ 3*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    6  5 0
 4/ 3 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       70  71  8 49.6   4/ 4 YIELD (405)               0  4 0
 5/ 4 YIELD (405)               32  41  7 43.8   5- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     0  2 0
 6/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         437 574 14 43.2   6/ 0 EXILED GLADIATOR (249)    0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ROCANIS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  The STRAIGHT UP THUG guild has had a 3-1-0 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  And let's see, FORLUITHA fought VANESSA and gained 15 points and 
contributed to BAD APPLES' 4-1-0.  BUCK FEVER has lost to LOIS THUG, falling 8 
points, while helping make BAD APPLES a 4-1-0 turn.  CONTRABAND challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone ELEVENTH HOUR's warrior.  Defending 
hers title for another turn, NIKALA kept YIELD's warrior, CONTRABAND, from claiming 
the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Wanton Troll?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BAD APPLES has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding BAD APPLES more than any other team we find EXILED GLADIATOR.  
ROCANIS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was ELEVENTH HOUR's warrior ZANDER.  More fighters challenged him 
than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like 
WISHLIST from YIELD challenges down 25 points to fight ZANDER of ELEVENTH HOUR?  
Well, it only serves justice to see that WISHLIST was defeated by ZANDER.  Heh, heh.  
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ROCANIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ROCANIS, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKALA 3443                  18  11  0   119       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRESTON 3604                 11   9  5   105       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 ZANDER 3440                  13  17  1   104       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 CONTRABAND 3827              11   5  3   100       YIELD (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALDALDON 3913                12   5  1    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 WISHLIST 3816                11  10  3    82       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLUITHA 3946               10   7  0    64       BAD APPLES (187)
 TREEKILLER 3927              15   6  0    63       BAD APPLES (187)
-NALENTHU 3909                 4   2  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANESSA 3483                 13  12  1    52       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 IN HIDING 3902                4   3  1    49       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD CIDER 3978               4   1  0    31       BAD APPLES (187)
-CORNELIUS 2158                3   0  0    27       EXILED GLADIATOR (249)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURCRAB 3969                 4   4  0    20       BAD APPLES (187)
 LOIS THUG 3970                3   2  0    18       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 1   1  0    15       YIELD (405)
 DELIA THUG 3973               2   3  0    13       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-RANUL 3911                    1   0  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981           1   0  0     9       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               2   2  0     8       BAD APPLES (187)
 MR THUG 3982                  1   0  0     8       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 MARCELLUS 3983                0   1  0     1       EXILED GLADIATOR (249)
 PIERRE 3977                   0   1  0     1       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURN BABY BURN 3985    0  1 0 YIELD 405             VEL STEELWIND 25      415 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zander -- Ouch!  What you really mean is "Sander," right?  With one of those things
run by mules on a treadmill and it takes the hide off an elephant.  Ouch. --
Treekiller, thoroughly zanded

So, is the Rirorni Thug a not-straight-up thug? -- Forluitha

Vanessa -- (much impressed)  I admire a woman who can hold her liquor! -- Hard Cider
P.S.  Or mine.

George Thug -- The Rirorni Thug taught better, and I don't think it was because
Forluitha was smarter than me, because she isn't. -- Sourcrab
P.S.  Uh, well, not a LOT smarter than me.

Lois Thug -- It wasn't the "straight up" part that nearly stopped me, it was the "all
out in front" part.  You do "all out in front" very well. -- Buck Fever

Ed. -- No, we wouldn't want a sacrifice tied with plastic twine that released a foul
odor when heat was applied.  The various, ah, figures to whom such sacrifices are
made don't care for foul odors.  The Demigod of Baling Wire, for instance, prefers a
combination of the scent of clean machine oil with that of cut grass. -- Treekiller

     That sounds like an odd combination, but perhaps demigods have different
     standards than mere mortals such as myself. -- Ed.

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

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURN BABY BURN was viciously butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 1 minute fight.
WISHLIST was vanquished by ZANDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CONTRABAND was luckily beaten by NIKALA in a 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
LOIS THUG slimly won victory over BUCK FEVER in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
PRESTON demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VANESSA was viciously subdued by FORLUITHA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
TREEKILLER bested IN HIDING in a popular 1 minute competition.
HARD CIDER handily defeated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DELIA THUG lost to SOURCRAB in a 1 minute duel.
LOVEABLE LARRY luckily beat MARCELLUS in a popular 8 minute gory beginner's duel.
MR THUG savagely defeated PIERRE in a popular 3 minute brutal novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  3      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  26 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 415 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                18  11  0  119 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               11   9  5  105 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTRABAND 3827            11   5  3  100 YIELD (405)
LUNGING ATTACK   WISHLIST 3816              11  10  3   82 YIELD (405)
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483               13  12  1   52 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WISHLIST 3816.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MR THUG 3982.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONTRABAND 3827, 
3440, LOIS THUG 3970, BUCK FEVER 3980, and TREEKILLER 3927.

The least popular fighter this week was LOVEABLE LARRY 3981.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DELIA THUG 3973, VANESSA 3483, WISHLIST 3816, BURN BABY BURN 
3985, PIERRE 3977, HARD CIDER 3978, IN HIDING 3902, TREEKILLER 3927, BUCK FEVER 3980, 
and LOIS THUG 3970.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOE (56-3896) GET (419)


     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