DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/05/2005 Duedate: 04/18/2005 ZUKAL ARENA DM-9 TURN-513 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TOP CAT ARENA FELINES (433) (9-4928) [12-3-1,106] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TOP CAT KEPLER ARENA FELINES (433) PHILANTHROPISTS (418) (9-4928) [12-3-1,106] (9-4552) [4-4-0,51] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite TOP CAT PAGANINNI ARENA FELINES (433) PHILANTHROPISTS (418) (9-4928) [12-3-1,106] (9-4780) [3-0-0,35] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM ARENA FELINES (433) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ARENA FELINES (433) 20 2. PHILANTHROPISTS (418) 15 ARENA FELINES (433) 3. HOMESTAR & CO (474) 9 Unchartered Team 4. LETTER BOMBS (436) 2 5. BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) 0 HOMESTAR & CO (474) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2*HOMESTAR & CO (474) 6 3 1 66.7 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433) 9 2 1 2- 1*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) 2 1 1 66.7 2/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (418) 7 8 2 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433) 135 92 10 59.5 3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381) 6 9 0 4/ 0 LETTER BOMBS (436) 96 92 8 51.1 4/ 4*HOMESTAR & CO (474) 3 2 1 5- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 89 114 4 43.8 5- 5*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) 2 1 1 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381) 365 486 9 42.9 6- 7 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 1 4 0 7/ 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (418) 14 20 3 41.2 7/ 0 LETTER BOMBS (436) 0 1 0 8- 9*INHUMANS IV (476) 0 1 0 0.0 8- 9*MY BODY (441) 0 1 0 9- 8*MY BODY (441) 0 1 0 0.0 9- 8*INHUMANS IV (476) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT Zwingli blended in with the rustic atmosphere of Zukal Arena as he moved through the seedy crowd in this Free City. Zwingli could smell ale that had spilled on the wooden grandstand as half drunken fans jumped from their seats to cheer for Cat Tastrophie as she defended her Duelmaster crown. Her graduation to the Isle was coming soon. Zwingli had just received the Covenant Army's team credentials, and he came to the bucolic Zukal Arena to scout out the competition. Just weeks ago he was kneeling in the Grand Cathedral of Ankor staring up into the crystal vaulted ceiling as his prayers wafted toward the heavens of Ankor's aerial kingdom. A voice interrupted his meditation. "Zwingli, the time has come for you to take our message of freedom and hope to the great unwashed. The Aerial Council have decided. You will become a missionary for the Order," spoke the angelic voice of Ariel, daughter of the High Priest of Ankor. "You will be a Blood Missionary." Zwingli's eyes widened as he heard these words fall from her lips like a mourning dove shot from the sky by a poacher. "This cannot be true!" Zwingli spoke as his head dropped and his eyes fell from the visage of heaven to the cold stone beneath him. "When you came here from the Chimlevtal Arena sands you too were a gladiator. Instead of serving Lady Greywand, you sought a monk's life, but did you think that you could escape fate? Now you will serve our Order with the talents you have always had," spoke Ariel. Zwingli slowly rose to his feet and turned to meet the soft eyes of Ariel. "Am I to dance with Ruvian while trying to avoid the clutches of Ahringol? Can I dirty my boots with the Ruvian sands while sending the infidels to bow upon Ahringol's blood-stained carpet?" "You cannot run from your fate, Zwingli. If you wish to mount up with wings, then you must liberate Zukal's infidels with Ankor's message of freedom, or send them to their own bloody fate." Ariel crossed her hands making the sign of Ankor across her breast as she bowed her head. Two young acolytes stepped forward, placing a black with blue trimmed cloak of Ankor across Zwingli's shoulders; stitched on it was the wings and blood-stained sword icon of the Blood Missionary Order. With Ariel's kiss, Zwingli's mission field became the rowdy sands of Zukal. SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! Practice pays for TOP CAT, who pummelled THE PRUSSIAN, to pocket 18 points. QUETZALCOATL certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to HOMESTAR and losing 7 points in the process! M. CHARDINEE found out that ZUKAL isn't a democracy. You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here! Word has it one team in ZUKAL is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights! Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, COPY CAT is the most challenged warrior. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES sends THE PRUSSIAN of BLUE MOON goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home. ZUKAL has no place for weaklings! Perhaps PHILANTHROPISTS were the only ones left untouched by LAZULIO demise. Can anyone ever take his place? Or do I exaggerate? A moment of silence for THE PRUSSIAN, who died an untimely death at the hands of TOP CAT. In the spirit of revenge, we call upon BLUE MOON to act! Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in ZUKAL would I avoid! All good things must come to an end. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. Do not despair! I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TOP CAT 4928 12 3 1 106 ARENA FELINES (433) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -T. ZER 5011 13 5 2 93 LETTER BOMBS (436) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BLUE SUEDE 5112 9 7 0 61 BLUE MOON (381) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FEBLES 4821 8 5 0 55 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) BLUE HAVEN 5087 14 10 0 52 BLUE MOON (381) KEPLER 4552 4 4 0 51 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) AZURITA 5124 6 3 0 38 BLUE MOON (381) PAGANINNI 4780 3 0 0 35 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ZANADU 4781 1 2 1 33 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) HOMESTAR 5143 4 1 0 30 HOMESTAR & CO (474) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -KITTY LITTER 5113 1 1 0 22 ARENA FELINES (433) -CHERYL ANN 5145 1 0 0 20 BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) COPY CAT 5151 3 1 0 18 ARENA FELINES (433) BEETHOVEN 4555 3 5 1 15 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) -ANASTACIA NICOLE 5147 1 0 1 14 BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) -COACH Z 5141 1 1 1 10 HOMESTAR & CO (474) -TROGDOR 5142 1 1 0 8 HOMESTAR & CO (474) QUETZALCOATL 5168 1 1 1 7 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) -GYPSY ROSE 5146 0 1 0 7 BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? THE PRUSSIAN 5039 15 17 0 BLUE MOON 381 TOP CAT 4928 513 LAZULIO 5123 6 3 0 BLUE MOON 381 ZANADU 4781 513 C. MENT 5132 1 1 1 LETTER BOMBS 436 SHEWISH GIANT 624 513 NONE MY RIGHT BUTTOCK 4774 0 1 0 MY BODY 441 COACH Z 5141 511 PERSONAL ADS Kepler -- (scowling ferociously) What are you doing here? You graduated from Kolact long ago! -- Lazulio Top Cat -- (absently) Damn cat. -- The Prussian Stupid Fratsfa Slave.... -- Blue Suede He says he's Geroge Zoar, Free Orc, and anyone who calls him a Captured Orc will get whacked upside the head. And he MEANS it. -- Azurita AGAIN the Fratsfa Slave! Can't I at least have a different standby? -- Blue Haven 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 C. MENT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. KEPLER slimly lost to BLUE SUEDE in a 3 minute Challenge duel. PAGANINNI savagely defeated COPY CAT in a exciting 4 minute gory Challenge melee. BEETHOVEN was vanquished by AZURITA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. QUETZALCOATL was overpowered by HOMESTAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match. CAT TASTROPHIE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. TOP CAT butchered THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title match. BLUE HAVEN was narrowly defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 12 minute melee. LAZULIO was slaughtered by ZANADU in a 1 minute one-sided 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 3 - 0 - 0 100 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 6 - 1 67 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 AIMED BLOW 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 19 - 13 - 4 59 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 21 - 5 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 TOTAL PARRY 5 - 6 - 0 45 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 513 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 1 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 2 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK TOP CAT 4928 12 3 1 106 ARENA FELINES (433) WALL OF STEEL BLUE SUEDE 5112 9 7 0 61 BLUE MOON (381) TOTAL PARRY BLUE HAVEN 5087 14 10 0 52 BLUE MOON (381) AIMED BLOW AZURITA 5124 6 3 0 38 BLUE MOON (381) PARRY-STRIKE PAGANINNI 4780 3 0 0 35 PHILANTHROPISTS (418) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is TOP CAT 4928. The most popular warrior this turn was PAGANINNI 4780. The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE SUEDE 5112, AZURITA 5124, KEPLER 4552, TOP CAT 4928, HOMESTAR 5143, C. MENT 5132, BEETHOVEN 4555, QUETZALCOATL 5168, LAZULIO 5123, and ZANADU 4781. The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087. The other ten least popular fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, COPY CAT 5151, ZANADU 4781, LAZULIO 5123, QUETZALCOATL 5168, BEETHOVEN 4555, C. MENT 5132, HOMESTAR 5143, TOP CAT 4928, and KEPLER 4552. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: T. ZER (9-5011) LETTER BOMBS (436) The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: CAT TASTROPHIE (9-4940) ARENA FELINES (433) 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!