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


DM-75    TURN-347

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-3155) [10-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOTSTEPS                      GREATSWORD
(75-3155) [10-2-0,102]         (75-3231) [5-2-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     SHORT ROCK
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3196) [11-16-0,88]         (75-3196) [11-16-0,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       25
2. IN COLD BLOOD (215)         16      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           14      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       12
5. I AM SAM (267)               0WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    359 185  9 66.0   1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     7  3 0
 2- 2 I AM SAM (267)            48  25  2 65.8   2/ 4 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       4  2 0
 3/ 3 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       53  33  1 61.6   3/ 1*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  3  3 0
 4/ 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    133 136 12 49.4   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         3  9 0
 5/ 5*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)   8  11  1 42.1   5/ 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  1 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        638 %1025 20 38.4   6- 6 I AM SAM (267)            1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to WEAPONS I WON'T USE, as they 
are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the MANAGER MUSINGS stable.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for TOKAY, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
ULRA T'SSAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  GREATSWORD lost to DARQUE and drops 10 points.  Unlike 
most arenas, BUSHMASTER managed to get its challenge off against the 9-2-0 FOOTSTEPS. 
In front of all the crowds, FOOTSTEPS 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.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid SAND DANCERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
MANAGER MUSINGS beats feet every time SAND DANCERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of FOOTSTEPS, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOTSTEPS 3155               10   2  0   102       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196              11  16  0    88       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
 BUSHMASTER 2327              10  10  0    81       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 DONAL PINES 3194             14  16  1    71       SAND DANCERS (67)
 FRILLED DRAGON 2329          12   6  0    71       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GILA 2331                     6   1  0    59       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGBAIT 3245                 6   2  0    52       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-VERN 3186                    10  10  1    50       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 DARQUE 3185                   8   3  1    48       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 HORNY TOAD 2783               5   2  0    46       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 GREATSWORD 3231               5   2  1    38       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 SERNILLAN 3207                8  12  1    37       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CORINTHIAN 3195               3   2  0    36       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOKAY 3126                    2   0  0    28       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              4  13  1    26       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GARTH 3246                    5   0  0    25       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL 3230                     2   5  0    16       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 LIFER 3250                    1   0  0     4       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SOULTAKER 3253                0   1  0     1       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HATCHET 3234           1  3 0 WEAPONS I WON'T U 284 ULRA T'SSAR 3224      344 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sernillan -- Yeah, sure, you don't want to bait slugs.  That's why we fought AGAIN,
huh?  This time I slugger the Sernillan bait!  Hah! -- Slugbait

Well, my name is my name, but I have been a little light with fights here of late
because Mailer prep is important also.  Perhaps after.... -- FTF Manager

Bushmaster -- Oh, well, those grapes were sour anyway.  I didn't actually want a
winning record. -- Donal Pines

Frilled Dragon -- I dunno, those frills are really a bit over the top, even in Lirith
Kai. -- Short Rock

Greatsword -- Oh, you shouldn't be dogmatic about it.  In the right hands and the
right circumstances, that might not be a bad thing. -- Ulra T'ssar

Slugbait -- And what, pray tell, am I going to do with all those slugs? -- Sernillan

     Soup? -- 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

BUSHMASTER was devastated by FOOTSTEPS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
FRILLED DRAGON was viciously subdued by SHORT ROCK in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
HORNY TOAD vanquished SERNILLAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GARTH defeated MAUL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TOKAY demolished ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DONAL PINES was viciously subdued by LADY SCORN in a 2 minute brutal master's fight.
CORINTHIAN was bested by SLUGBAIT in a 1 minute competition.
GREATSWORD was luckily beaten by DARQUE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
LIFER unbelievably bested SOULTAKER in a popular 7 minute gruesome beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   5 -  1      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 347 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     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOTSTEPS 3155             10   2  0  102 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
WALL OF STEEL    FRILLED DRAGON 2329        12   6  0   71 IN COLD BLOOD (215)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                 8   3  1   48 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GREATSWORD 3231             5   2  1   38 WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHORT ROCK 3196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHORT ROCK 3196.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOULTAKER 3253, 
TOKAY 3126, SLUGBAIT 3245, DARQUE 3185, and DONAL PINES 3194.

The least popular fighter this week was LIFER 3250.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULRA T'SSAR 3224, GARTH 3246, SERNILLAN 3207, BUSHMASTER 2327, 
CORINTHIAN 3195, DONAL PINES 3194, DARQUE 3185, SLUGBAIT 3245, TOKAY 3126, 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