DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/07/2005 Duedate: 04/20/2005 OSKSI ARENA DM-3 TURN-524 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SAGA AESIR (164) (3-6447) [13-7-0,133] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SAGA TIGER BEAT U AESIR (164) ARENA FELINES (592) (3-6447) [13-7-0,133] (3-6425) [8-0-0,56] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite THE GOALIE ALFJAR GAMES LIBRARY (340) AESIR (164) (3-6229) [12-43-0,95] (3-6512) [3-1-0,33] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM AESIR (164) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. AESIR (164) 24 2. ARENA FELINES (592) 22 VEGGIES (591) 3. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) 22 Unchartered Team 4. GAMES LIBRARY (340) 1 5. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 0 ARENA FELINES (592) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 VEGGIES (591) 38 14 1 73.1 1/ 1 AESIR (164) 9 1 1 2- 2 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481) 13 5 0 72.2 2/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 5 10 0 3- 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 73 33 4 68.9 3/ 9*ARENA FELINES (592) 4 1 0 4/ 5*ARENA FELINES (592) 9 5 0 64.3 4/ 2 VEGGIES (591) 4 2 0 5- 4 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 143 99 8 59.1 5/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) 4 6 1 6- 6 THE NUKES (580) 80 59 6 57.6 6-10 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 2 2 0 7/ 7 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) 166 128 11 56.5 7- 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481) 1 1 0 8/ 8 AESIR (164) 615 599 43 50.7 8- 8 THE NUKES (580) 1 1 0 9-10*DINOBOTS (595) 3 4 0 42.9 9- 6 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 0 5 0 10/11 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 370 613 8 37.6 10-11*DINOBOTS (595) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Farewell, Osksi, I'm off to a well-deserved retirement at the Isle. The longhouse is gettin' pretty crowded there, but I'm sure Buri will find room somewhere. I knowed I couldn't hold a candle to the elite Aesir, with these humble stats: 13-17-9-13-17-5- 11, a couple of bumps in each of the right places gived me tremendous endurance and I can sustain a tremendous amount of damage. So, call me a scum if you will, I ended up with master attack, advanced experts in parry and init. Favorites? War flail and moderate/moderate.... Bah! I'd as soon stand me ground! -- Bruenor 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!. Coming up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, ARENA FELINES has advanced 6 places in the rankings. Hey everybody, watch out for KRAZY KITTEN, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing MUMBLEDY PEG like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was MUMBLEDY PEG, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KRAZY KITTEN. Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'! BRUENOR made a Dark Arena Challenge against BLACK ORC this week. Our battling duelmaster BRUENOR has managed to hold the title, fending off BLACK ORC's none too subtle advances. Better luck next time, DARK ARENA. 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. Here is other news that is of note. And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid VEGGIES, please raise you hand. Wow. Does OSKSI really have that many liars? Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch AESIR's act in the arena. Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from VEGGIES. And who is this THE GOALIE you ask, with 95 points and a 12-43-0 record. Ooh, the tales I could tell! In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SQUASH went after THE GOALIE, who was higher by 20 points. Well, when the dust settled, SQUASH was bested by THE GOALIE. Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! BRUENOR defied all odds and slew BLACK ORC in the Dark Arena. The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's meat is notoriously tough. Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster. Well, there's the manager of the OSKSI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAGA 6447 13 7 0 133 AESIR (164) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SUNBURN 6345 15 5 1 107 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) -DAT NGUYEN 6216 19 22 0 97 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) THE GOALIE 6229 12 43 0 95 GAMES LIBRARY (340) CARROT 6416 14 5 0 92 VEGGIES (591) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NOT HOYLE 6208 11 46 0 83 GAMES LIBRARY (340) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SQUASH 6418 14 6 0 59 VEGGIES (591) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TIGER BEAT U 6425 8 0 0 56 ARENA FELINES (592) -GWENNOLAS 5592 7 1 0 55 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481) -BENEICO 5457 5 2 0 47 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481) -HEMOGLOBIN 6158 7 2 0 43 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) -DIANE MACK 6435 5 5 0 42 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -OTIS 6501 4 2 1 38 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) -HAPPY APPLE 6492 3 3 1 37 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) SAND CRAWLER 6434 5 6 0 36 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) -JEFF DUNKLE 6391 6 9 0 34 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALFJAR 6512 3 1 0 33 AESIR (164) KRAZY KITTEN 6426 1 5 0 31 ARENA FELINES (592) -FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968 3 1 0 27 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) -ETERNAL D.J. 5931 5 4 0 25 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) HEARTS 6485 4 13 0 25 GAMES LIBRARY (340) KRAKI 6511 3 1 0 25 AESIR (164) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HULDRA 6523 3 0 0 18 AESIR (164) MUMBLEDY PEG 6510 4 2 0 14 GAMES LIBRARY (340) PENCIL NECK 6515 2 3 0 13 GAMES LIBRARY (340) -RAY MORAN 6436 1 9 0 13 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) -SLAG 6462 1 1 0 12 DINOBOTS (595) -SNARL 6459 2 1 0 7 DINOBOTS (595) -SOLDIER #1 6521 1 1 0 6 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BLACK ORC 624 0 1 0 DARK ARENA 0 BRUENOR 6420 524 NONE DIRT 6526 0 1 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555 HIGH ELF 623 524 NONE PERSONAL ADS Sunburn -- Dammit, I'm peeling all over the place! That is definitely... Not Hoyle! Carrot -- The more I see of you, the more I think you'd look best arranged around a roast, along with some new potatoes. -- The Goalie Someone has been feeding the Dangerous Criminal dangerous drugs. How else to explain that he's a dwarf who is more than six feet tall? -- Hearts Soldier #1 -- You're supposed to move out of the way when I flip my knife. -- Mumbledy Peg Kraki -- (whimper) -- Pencil Neck 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 email@example.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 6 April 2005 SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard Hammes) has been approved by the commission. The contest will be held in TROCAR, arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd. Keep in mind that this is a slow arena. Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest. This announcement follows my last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory. My address is at the end. Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game! I will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well. The contest is pretty simple. Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on fight experience! There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins. To help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest. Scoring is as follows: 1 point for winning 1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill) 1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of personals beyond one you still only get one point). Make sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get the point. -1 point for losing -1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed) The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd. May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring. It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior. This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well. If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death, cannot score points! Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is discovered. To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with these rules. Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd. This also counts if it is found you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges. You can bring a second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage. This means DQ to your contest team. A second team may also enter the contest with its own donation of $5 and adherence to the rules. Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like to see the prizes so here they are: 1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1 favorite knowledge 2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge 3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and +1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE. These prizes also must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest. Even those rookie level teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight ;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced teams! Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come and test your mettle! Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means. If a hopeful entrant happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and which team it is for. I prefer that this only be used as donation method by incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me. Please drop me an email, or diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail. Thanks to all who have sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my best wishes to all! Street Legal Jeff Bura 193 Pepperidge Dr. Wixom, MI 48393 firstname.lastname@example.org THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BRUENOR viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena fight. DIRT was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a exciting 2 minute gory Dark Arena melee. CARROT was vanquished by SAGA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl. SQUASH was overpowered by THE GOALIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight. SAND CRAWLER devastated HEARTS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl. SUNBURN defeated NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute veteran's struggle. TIGER BEAT U bested ALFJAR in a 3 minute competition. MUMBLEDY PEG was overpowered by KRAZY KITTEN in a 1 minute uneven melee. HULDRA won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute duel. KRAKI won victory over PENCIL NECK in a 4 minute beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |TOTAL PARRY 4 TOTAL PARRY 11 - 4 - 1 73 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 28 - 15 - 2 65 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 38 - 25 - 5 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 AIMED BLOW 11 - 8 - 0 58 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 BASHING ATTACK 21 - 22 - 1 49 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 9 - 10 - 0 47 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 14 - 1 44 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 11 - 0 31 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 10 - 0 0 | Turn 524 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 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 4 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 3 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK SAGA 6447 13 7 0 133 AESIR (164) STRIKING ATTACK SUNBURN 6345 15 5 1 107 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) BASHING ATTACK CARROT 6416 14 5 0 92 VEGGIES (591) TOTAL PARRY TIGER BEAT U 6425 8 0 0 56 ARENA FELINES (592) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is THE GOALIE 6229. The most popular warrior this turn was ALFJAR 6512. The ten other most popular fighters were THE GOALIE 6229, SUNBURN 6345, PENCIL NECK 6515, SAND CRAWLER 6434, KRAZY KITTEN 6426, DIRT 6526, SAGA 6447, TIGER BEAT U 6425, CARROT 6416, and SQUASH 6418. The least popular fighter this week was HULDRA 6523. The other ten least popular fighters were KRAKI 6511, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, NOT HOYLE 6208, HEARTS 6485, SQUASH 6418, CARROT 6416, TIGER BEAT U 6425, SAGA 6447, DIRT 6526, and KRAZY KITTEN 6426. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: SUNBURN (3-6345) SIMPLY DESSERTS (555) The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: BRUENOR (3-6420) AESIR (164) HOLD THE DATES! (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI) Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis! Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005. It will be at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. See you there! Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation soon before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!