Date   : 03/28/2005    Duedate: 04/09/2005


DM-2    TURN-404

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5279) [7-0-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEEBLES                        SCARDY CAT
(2-5301) [10-4-0,80]           (2-5279) [7-0-0,98]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIP                            MELLITA
(2-5286) [12-7-0,76]           (2-5331) [1-4-0,7]



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 
     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

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
     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
     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
     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:

kLk Bringer of Pain

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
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     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

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 managerr@aol.com

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, 

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,