DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2005    Duedate: 04/11/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAJOR ANGER
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5676) [11-3-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAJOR ANGER                    VIEJO VERDE
WASTELAND II (267)             ESPANA (538)
(7-5676) [11-3-0,86]           (7-5724) [3-0-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAKKO                          WAKKO
UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)        UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
(7-3449) [6-9-0,51]            (7-3449) [6-9-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ESPANA (538)                29
2. UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)     22      EAGER BEAVERS (532)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          22      Unchartered Team
4. EAGER BEAVERS (532)         10
5. ERRATA (511)                 8      ESPANA (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*ESPANA (538)              10   5  4 66.7   1/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)        8  2 0
 2/ 1 EAGER BEAVERS (532)        9   5  0 64.3   2/ 2 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  3 1
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       775 586 29 56.9   3/ 4*ESPANA (538)              6  4 1
 4- 4 BLADES OF ICE (188)      454 374 28 54.8   4/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 1
 5/ 5 ERRATA (511)              28  29  0 49.1   5- 5 BLADES OF ICE (188)       2  0 0
 6/ 6 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   53  60  2 46.9   6/ 6 EAGER BEAVERS (532)       2  1 0
 7- 7 INDIFFERENCE (468)        66  80  4 45.2   7- 7 INDIFFERENCE (468)        1  1 0
 8/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        513 774 18 39.9   8/ 9 ERRATA (511)              1  2 0
 9/ 9 KILLMORER (411)            3  21  0 12.5   9/ 8 KILLMORER (411)           1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for BONSUR.  MVP award for WAKKO?  UNDER JOLLY 
ROGER's proud of him after beating UMBRELLA MAN and getting 18 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  DIKEMBE MUTUMBO's match with WOOD CHUCK cost him a loss of 9 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think MY BIG TOE should 
let YAKKO be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy 
that said BONSUR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't 
look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  INDIFFERENCE was BONSUR's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are WASTELAND II?  INDIFFERENCE, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is 
SALTON SEAHORSE popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of BONSUR!  
She's got a 4-3-2, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All BONSUR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  I was SO depressed when I heard EL SID got killed.  He was just 
a kid, and didn't get a fair chance in BONSUR, or anything!  That was so totally rude 
when DR SEUSS wasted EL SID.  I think all you warriors in BONSUR should gang up on 
UNDER JOLLY ROGER!  DON CORLEON bloodfeuded (is that a word?) SALTON SEAHORSE for 
revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  BONSUR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR ANGER 5676             11   3  0    86       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 5516                  13   3  1   107       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUMBER 3 5552                14   7  0    88       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-PROHIBITION 5246             11  12  0    86       INDIFFERENCE (468)
-KILLING JOKE 5125            13   9  1    83       INDIFFERENCE (468)
-HAILSTORM 5698                9   1  0    83       WASTELAND II (267)
 YAKKO 3266                   12  12  0    79       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          11   6  1    72       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR SEUSS 3269                12  12  1    66       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-LAST CALL 5360               10   9  0    64       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 WOOD CHUCK 5649               7   4  0    64       EAGER BEAVERS (532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            10  23  0    53       BEACH BABES (309)
 WAKKO 3449                    6   9  0    51       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 TANNED TONYA 5700             6   5  0    46       BEACH BABES (309)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267          9  15  0    45       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 ROGUE 5263                    5   9  0    38       ERRATA (511)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               9   7  0    34       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               6  12  0    30       BEACH BABES (309)
-SCOOTER 5696                  2   1  0    29       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
 VIEJO VERDE 5724              3   0  1    25       ESPANA (538)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIDEWAYS 5715                 3   1  0    22       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 DON CORLEON 5726              2   1  1    22       ESPANA (538)
-BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   1  0    18       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713          4   3  2    17       BEACH BABES (309)
-KAYDEE 4724                   1   0  0    15       KILLMORER (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOHONCITO 5722                2   1  0    13       ESPANA (538)
 DUENDE 5728                   1   0  0    12       ESPANA (538)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   3  0     7       KILLMORER (411)
 TREELANCE 4178                0   7  0     7       KILLMORER (411)
-TREEAXES 4176                 1   2  0     5       KILLMORER (411)
 STORMBRINGHER 4180            0   4  0     4       KILLMORER (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EL SID 5723            2  1 2 ESPANA 538            DR SEUSS 3269         520         
MUERTA 5725            0  2 0 ESPANA 538            SALTON SEAHORSE 5713  518 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wood Chuck -- Ah, so you would chuck wood, would you? -- Laguna Lil

Major Anger -- I can relate to that. -- Tanned Tonya

Rogue -- ??  In what sense are you an error?  Inquiring Minds want to know, and I
wouldn't object to hearing the answer myself. -- Umbrella Man
P.S.  Not that I'm complaining of your performance!

What's a Fratsfa Slave that I should worry what happens to him, eh? -- Paulametta

Treelance -- For a short woman, you don't do badly. -- Salton Seahorse

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 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

DON CORLEON bested SALTON SEAHORSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
WOOD CHUCK vanquished DIKEMBE MUTUMBO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ROGUE savagely defeated LAGUNA LIL in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MY BIG TOE devastated YAKKO in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAJOR ANGER overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
CAT-IN-THE-HAT devastated TANNED TONYA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DR SEUSS butchered EL SID in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
UMBRELLA MAN was defeated by WAKKO in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
PAULAMETTA lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute duel.
TREELANCE was viciously subdued by MOHONCITO in a slow 4 minute gory duel.
STORMBRINGHER was overpowered by DUENDE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VIEJO VERDE defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   3 -  2      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -   9 -  2      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 520 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAJOR ANGER 5676           11   3  0   86 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270        11   6  1   72 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOOD CHUCK 5649             7   4  0   64 EAGER BEAVERS (532)
WALL OF STEEL    TANNED TONYA 5700           6   5  0   46 BEACH BABES (309)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAULAMETTA 5688             9   7  0   34 BEACH BABES (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WAKKO 3449.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WAKKO 3449.  The ten other most popular fighters were DON CORLEON 5726, ROGUE 5263, 
MAJOR ANGER 5676, DR SEUSS 3269, WOOD CHUCK 5649, CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, EL SID 5723, 
DUENDE 5728, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, and UMBRELLA MAN 5600.

The least popular fighter this week was TREELANCE 4178.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORMBRINGHER 4180, MOHONCITO 5722, TANNED TONYA 5700, YAKKO 3266, 
LAGUNA LIL 5681, DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, VIEJO VERDE 5724, PAULAMETTA 5688, UMBRELLA 
MAN 5600, and SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MY BIG TOE (7-5601) WASTELAND II (267)