DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/28/2005 Duedate: 04/09/2005 NIANIA ARENA DM-2 TURN-404 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SCARDY CAT ARENA FELINES (622) (2-5279) [7-0-0,98] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NEEBLES SCARDY CAT GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) ARENA FELINES (622) (2-5301) [10-4-0,80] (2-5279) [7-0-0,98] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite PIP MELLITA GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5286) [12-7-0,76] (2-5331) [1-4-0,7] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE GOLDEN FISH (147) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ARENA FELINES (622) 35 2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 29 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 3. GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 4 Unchartered Team 4. BLACK/RED KLK (617) 0 5. OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530) 0 ARENA FELINES (622) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*ARENA FELINES (622) 9 2 0 81.8 1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 6 9 0 2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 119 38 0 75.8 2/ 3*ARENA FELINES (622) 5 1 0 3- 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530) 13 7 0 65.0 3/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 4 4 0 4- 4*BLACK/RED KLK (617) 7 4 0 63.6 4- 5*BLACK/RED KLK (617) 1 0 0 5/ 5 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 374 580 9 39.2 5- 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530) 1 1 0 6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628) 1 2 0 33.3 6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly NIANIA games. NEEBLES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested KHALHUMS DWARF and was awarded 22 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, MORDANT DESERTER put down NUGGET MCGOLD, causing her to lose 1 points of recognition in the process. The city has turned out in honor of SCARDY CAT, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city! No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms. One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt! A thought before I go. Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise manager learn the secrets of them all? More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SCARDY CAT 5279 7 0 0 98 ARENA FELINES (622) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -YOBER 4537 10 4 0 94 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NEEBLES 5301 10 4 0 80 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) PIP 5286 12 7 0 76 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -OOZE-O 5277 10 5 0 51 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) -TALON 5250 3 1 0 41 BLACK/RED KLK (617) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPIKE MCGOLD 5318 6 2 0 32 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) -ROCKZAR 5316 2 0 0 29 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) MELLISANDE 5332 3 2 0 24 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -AZRAEL 5249 2 1 0 19 BLACK/RED KLK (617) NUGGET MCGOLD 5317 4 4 0 16 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) -SIK 5253 1 0 0 14 BLACK/RED KLK (617) -LOUD GEORGE 5329 1 0 0 14 FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628) CATSUP 5280 2 0 0 13 ARENA FELINES (622) -POLARIUS 5300 1 0 0 13 BLACK/RED KLK (617) MELLITA 5331 1 4 0 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) GOLDEN SHARK 5338 1 0 0 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) GNICK 5310 0 2 0 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) -HOSS 5251 0 1 0 1 BLACK/RED KLK (617) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? GOODBYE KITTY 5281 0 1 0 ARENA FELINES 622 HIGH ELF 19 404 NONE PERSONAL ADS Yober -- Good try, for a ninety-pound weakling. I'd recommend the body-building course by Charles Atlas (he's a basher graduated from Mordant, I believe). Good luck. -- Nellistha Neebles -- You damned fake troll! -- Spike McGold Talon -- Another ninety-pound weakling! But you carry it off better. -- Nugget McGold Loud George -- Oh! Oh, my, I made a mistake. I thought it said LORD George on my dance card, and I was all a-flutter and put on my BEST outfit, and then YOU came out and shouted and, ahem, belched and all, and I was just MORTIFIED. -- Mellita Catsup -- You're a dwarf? I didn't know they did things like that to dwarves. I suppose it was to give you concentration and improve your wind? -- Mellisande 1 March 2005 The Contract [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith] What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling community for years to come. The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making. Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly lit tavern. Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance. Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads. This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the two Veterans. Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM excellence. Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame and Gift Certs. Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their membership. The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from Hammer. This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against anyone. Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest. Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago. Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude. Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free. Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement. Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers of war: Tripwire kLk Bringer of Pain Hammer kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith Minister of War Illuminati Idealist "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" 28 March 2005 Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order to continue playing? Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with case law or legal advice? The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from us once (though I recently had that decision overturned). I believe it's only a matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need be. I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated! I can be contacted at: Danny Warren #28341 P.O. Box 250 Draper, UT 84070 or: Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47 28 March 2005 Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest contest ever to grace the arena sands! Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got it going on! What is this contest? It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!! This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up some of the slack. Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?). It's an "alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time. Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. -- Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances 28 March 2005 Contest Announcement ==================== It's finally here! ScumFest 2005! The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest scum in all of Alastari! Who: All Scum in Alastari What: Scum Fest 2005! Where: Talahya When: May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499 Rules ====== The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at the end of the 10th round. Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order): - Head to Head Record - Win/Loss Percentage - Average Fight Length (We'll go into overtime if they're still tied) There are no other rules. A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to accomplish his goal. Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc. Anything goes! To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter, declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants. You may enter the competition up until Turn 494. Prizes will be announced after the competition begins. The point of the contest is to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize. Good luck and Happy Scumming! -- Manager LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS GOODBYE KITTY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. PIP was devastated by SCARDY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel. NEEBLES viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute gruesome match. SPIKE MCGOLD devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest. NUGGET MCGOLD was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match. CATSUP unbelievably bested MELLITA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's duel. GNICK was beaten by GOLDEN SHARK in a 2 minute amateur's brawl. MELLISANDE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute uneven melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 9 - 2 - 0 82 | |AIMED BLOW 2 LUNGING ATTACK 7 - 3 - 1 70 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 7 - 0 65 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 AIMED BLOW 8 - 5 - 0 62 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 5 - 0 58 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 3 - 0 57 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 9 - 0 31 | Turn 404 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-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK SCARDY CAT 5279 7 0 0 98 ARENA FELINES (622) PARRY-STRIKE PIP 5286 12 7 0 76 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is PIP 5286. The most popular warrior this turn was MELLITA 5331. The ten other most popular fighters were NEEBLES 5301, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, SCARDY CAT 5279, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, GNICK 5310, MELLISANDE 5332, CATSUP 5280, GOODBYE KITTY 5281, PIP 5286, and NUGGET MCGOLD 5317. The least popular fighter this week was NUGGET MCGOLD 5317. The other ten least popular fighters were PIP 5286, GOODBYE KITTY 5281, CATSUP 5280, MELLISANDE 5332, GNICK 5310, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, SCARDY CAT 5279, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, NEEBLES 5301, and MELLITA 5331.