DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/06/2005 Duedate: 04/19/2005 MALCORN ARENA DM-15 TURN-507 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS STALKING HORSE GREENWARDENS (244) (15-4569) [16-29-1,98] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader STALKING HORSE XANE REAVER GREENWARDENS (244) DARK CREATION (471) (15-4569) [16-29-1,98] (15-4666) [5-1-0,44] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite GREENGROVE XANE REAVER GREENWARDENS (244) DARK CREATION (471) (15-4612) [13-14-0,53] (15-4666) [5-1-0,44] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM STARBASE 5 (263) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GREENWARDENS (244) 37 2. DARK CREATION (471) 30 STARBASE 5 (263) 3. TRIPLE CROWN (382) 1 Unchartered Team 4. KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) 0 5. THE RIP-OFFS (440) 0 DARK CREATION (471) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*THE RIP-OFFS (440) 26 13 0 66.7 1/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263) 9 4 0 2/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263) 53 39 2 57.6 2/ 2*DARK CREATION (471) 8 6 0 3/ 3*DARK CREATION (471) 16 13 1 55.2 3/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244) 7 8 0 4/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382) 290 238 16 54.9 4- 6 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) 2 0 0 5- 6 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) 63 70 4 47.4 5- 3*THE RIP-OFFS (440) 2 3 0 6/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244) 370 483 8 43.4 6/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382) 1 2 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. City of Malcorn, Well would ya look at this! I never thought I would be up here, and Battery down there, hehehe. Well, without rubbing it in, let me get started. I would like to thank all my sponsors.... Mr. Blacksmith, I could wear my armor all day and never notice it, and my mace always feels light and nimble, except when there are chunks of flesh and bone on it, then it loses its aerodynamics. I would also like to thank the guys in the training hall who help me be the best basher I can be. I'd like to thank my manager Zeus for letting me fight how I like to fight, unlike my poor pal Battery who was told to be a sitting duck! HaHa. Last and certainly not least, I thank all of you who fought before me and lost to me. This would not be possible if it weren't for the little people. Now who do I buy drinks for? Aw heck, OPEN BAR ON ME, LET'S PARTY! -- Your Duelmaster, Mortikhan P.S. I could get used to this! SPY REPORT You elder fighters surely remember me. The younger ones may call me Olaf Modeen. I return to MALCORN once again! What's with XANE REAVER? He actually beat STARBASE 5's FOREVER, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight. Major screwup at STARBASE 5. FOREVER lost 11 points to XANE REAVER. Some new strategies, perhaps? Maybe FOREVER will provide more easy wins... I can barely restrain my enthusiam for GREENWARDENS' outstanding member, Duelmaster STALKING HORSE. I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters? Tough! Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges... How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BATTERY! Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you. A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing. Some fighters don't accept this. The best do. Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day? To die so young, so gloriously! Well, I'm pretty much through. You guys need to get back practicing. The end of another Spyreport! That's cause for celebration in my book! I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STALKING HORSE 4569 16 29 1 98 GREENWARDENS (244) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -LIL E. TEE 4608 10 4 0 91 TRIPLE CROWN (382) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MORTIKHAN 2294 15 10 1 85 STARBASE 5 (263) MAYFLOWER 4649 8 4 0 85 GREENWARDENS (244) WOODEN ARROW 4619 12 8 0 73 GREENWARDENS (244) BLACKWIND 2518 5 0 0 73 STARBASE 5 (263) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OAKLEAF 4651 7 4 0 60 GREENWARDENS (244) CHARISMATIC 4607 14 11 0 57 TRIPLE CROWN (382) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GREENGROVE 4612 13 14 0 53 GREENWARDENS (244) -LAN 4415 7 1 0 52 THE RIP-OFFS (440) XANE REAVER 4666 5 1 0 44 DARK CREATION (471) -MEAN GUY 4416 6 2 0 43 THE RIP-OFFS (440) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FOREVER 2540 8 6 0 30 STARBASE 5 (263) -RED STORM 986 6 6 0 30 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) PUTRID CORPSE 4665 4 2 0 27 DARK CREATION (471) -ZOID 4432 3 2 0 26 THE RIP-OFFS (440) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -STASHEFF 1112 3 3 0 23 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) FLESH GOLEM 4663 2 4 0 23 DARK CREATION (471) INDEMOS 4668 2 1 0 20 STARBASE 5 (263) -ILMARYN 4413 5 3 0 18 THE RIP-OFFS (440) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -NOT QUITE 4681 1 0 0 11 THE RIP-OFFS (440) -MR. PISTON 1095 1 2 0 10 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116) ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674 1 2 0 9 DARK CREATION (471) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? ARKANE SLAYBACK 4662 1 2 1 DARK CREATION 471 BATTERY 2293 504 NONE ECLIPSO 4667 0 1 0 STARBASE 5 263 ARKANE SLAYBACK 4662 503 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS All -- Interesting, my only wins were a Fool I sent to the Dark arena, and a Fool that I accidentally did not send to the Dark arena. What is going on in Malcorn? Mortikhan -- Okay, so wood isn't high-tech enough for you. Try getting anything else around here, eh? -- Wooden Arrow P.S. That's just the shaft, you know. Steel points. Lan -- You didn't need an undefeated record. That kind of thing makes you a target, you know. -- Stalking Horse, philanthropist Charismatic -- But charisma isn't everything. Good, but not everything. -- Mayflower Mean Guy -- That isn't a distinguishing name. So MANY people are mean.... -- Oakleaf P.S. Even I can be mean if driven to it. Blackwind -- Or maybe, I dunno, a ring job? -- Greengrove Hidnopskvir -- Ah. All is now clear. -- Greengrove Greengrove -- oh, um...I didn't mean to hit you below the belt. Was that rude of me? -- Blackwind P.S. If I were a clearwind, then you wouldn't see me coming. Where is the challenge in that? Nightwyn -- You weren't suppose to be matched up with me like that. Sorry for being a slack-jawed scum (that couldn't scum). -- Battery Dark Creation -- Well, I waited for one of your crew! I stood there in heavy hot armor, armed myself with my least favorite weapon, went against my will and just stood there taking a beating! I'm sure you tried to bloodfeud, and the council members decided against it. Next time try buying a round of drinks first. I bought them a round...or two, and I get an Invite! Well, because I'm in good "spirits", I will give you my last fight in this arena. This time, if your challenge goes through, I will fight you with my eyes closed, hands tied, and I will spit toothpicks at you until one of us falls or one of us simply gets up and walks away. Good luck. -- Battery Jorja -- You think it's all about political points and arena fights and skills! I think it's all about the ale! Here's one to ya! Bottoms up! -- Battery Wooden Arrow -- Can I have my mace back please? I think I left it in your forehead. -- Mortikhan 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 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 email@example.com THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS FLESH GOLEM was bested by BATTERY in a 4 minute gruesome mismatched Bloodfeud fight. MORTIKHAN was subdued by STALKING HORSE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee. MAYFLOWER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory contest. BLACKWIND demolished GREENGROVE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition. OAKLEAF was overpowered by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. WOODEN ARROW devastated CHARISMATIC in a 1 minute one-sided competition. FOREVER was viciously subdued by XANE REAVER in a action packed 4 minute melee. PUTRID CORPSE was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight. ARKAIK SLAUTER was viciously subdued by INDEMOS in a 1 minute brutal novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 5 LUNGING ATTACK 17 - 3 - 0 85 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 32 - 24 - 1 57 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 BASHING ATTACK 16 - 13 - 0 55 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 5 - 1 55 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 8 - 12 - 0 40 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 5 - 0 29 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 507 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 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 4 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOTAL PARRY 0 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK MORTIKHAN 2294 15 10 1 85 STARBASE 5 (263) WALL OF STEEL MAYFLOWER 4649 8 4 0 85 GREENWARDENS (244) AIMED BLOW WOODEN ARROW 4619 12 8 0 73 GREENWARDENS (244) LUNGING ATTACK BLACKWIND 2518 5 0 0 73 STARBASE 5 (263) TOTAL PARRY CHARISMATIC 4607 14 11 0 57 TRIPLE CROWN (382) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME The overall popularity leader is GREENGROVE 4612. The most popular warrior this turn was XANE REAVER 4666. The ten other most popular fighters were MAYFLOWER 4649, MORTIKHAN 2294, STALKING HORSE 4569, BLACKWIND 2518, WOODEN ARROW 4619, INDEMOS 4668, GREENGROVE 4612, FLESH GOLEM 4663, OAKLEAF 4651, and CHARISMATIC 4607. The least popular fighter this week was ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674. The other ten least popular fighters were PUTRID CORPSE 4665, FOREVER 2540, CHARISMATIC 4607, OAKLEAF 4651, FLESH GOLEM 4663, GREENGROVE 4612, INDEMOS 4668, WOODEN ARROW 4619, BLACKWIND 2518, and STALKING HORSE 4569. The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: BATTERY (15-2293) STARBASE 5 (263) 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!