DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/28/2005 Duedate: 04/09/2005 ALJAFIR ARENA DM-17 TURN-507 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS PIP THE TROLL HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) (17-6597) [19-6-0,99] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ACHILLES PYRO HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) (17-6612) [17-5-1,114] (17-6678) [3-1-0,18] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DARON EL TABETA UNIS MIDDLE WAY (484) MIDDLE WAY (484) (17-6414) [14-31-0,90] (17-6405) [12-34-0,77] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. MIDDLE WAY (484) 24 2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 22 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 3. THE OFFENDERS (270) 0 Unchartered Team 4. PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) -10 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) 5 3 0 62.5 1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 13 2 0 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 274 183 9 60.0 2/ 2*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) 5 1 0 3- 3 THE OFFENDERS (270) 41 46 5 47.1 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484) 2 13 0 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484) 211 359 3 37.0 4- 4 THE OFFENDERS (270) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Hail and well met warriors of ALJAFIR! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. PFC LYNCH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HI-JINX and was awarded 14 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, PFC LYNCH put down HI-JINX, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process. Although TABETA UNIS made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious PIP THE TROLL. Would you believe that over half of the old women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins. In the arena there is only the brightness of steel. Keep vigil always! A thought before I go. Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise manager learn the secrets of them all? Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! Till we meet again, remember: a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PIP THE TROLL 6597 19 6 0 99 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ACHILLES 6612 17 5 1 114 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARON EL 6414 14 31 0 90 MIDDLE WAY (484) TABETA UNIS 6405 12 34 0 77 MIDDLE WAY (484) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656 7 1 1 47 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) -BLADESTONE 2510 6 8 1 40 THE OFFENDERS (270) VURZHAL UR 6618 7 14 0 35 MIDDLE WAY (484) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARSHALL 6673 4 2 0 32 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) PFC LYNCH 6707 2 0 0 29 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ALWAYS 2512 4 10 0 22 THE OFFENDERS (270) PYRO 6678 3 1 0 18 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) OBIDA PANIRI 6700 1 3 0 17 MIDDLE WAY (484) -CASHER 4902 1 1 0 13 THE OFFENDERS (270) HI-JINX 6674 2 2 0 8 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) QUORDIS RHON 6701 1 3 0 6 MIDDLE WAY (484) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? MARIN NEH 6637 8 5 0 MIDDLE WAY 484 ACHILLES 6612 503 NOT REVE PERSONAL ADS Pip the Troll -- Hey, why haven't you graduated, huh? -- Daron El Marshall -- Striking the first blow isn't as important as striking the last one. -- Tabeta Unis Alexander the Grate, er, Great -- I've said it before, probably, but your name is TOO LONG. It gives you some kind of weird advantage. I hate it when that happens. It's as bad as having an opponent win because he's got a numerologically lucky id number. -- Vurzhal Ur Hi-Jinx -- Listen, you red-headed stepchild! (Many Harkenes are red haired, though not all are stepchildren.) Go commit your mayhem elsewhere, dammit. Take on the Heroesandfoundones, for instance. -- Quordis Rhon Pyro -- My, you are a fiery one, aren't you? But you're too short for me. -- Obida Paniri Pip -- With only twelve active warriors last time, don't count on the arena making a great come-back, eh? The pop-up teams could just have been tourney prepping. -- Jorja, feeling discouraged 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 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 PIP THE TROLL outwaited TABETA UNIS in a action packed 7 minute master's Title fight. ACHILLES savagely defeated DARON EL in a 2 minute gory veteran's melee. MARSHALL was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. VURZHAL UR was overpowered by ALEXANDER THE GREAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight. PFC LYNCH devastated HI-JINX in a 1 minute one-sided duel. PYRO bested QUORDIS RHON in a 2 minute amateur's match. OBIDA PANIRI overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 3 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 1 - 0 91 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 4 - 1 76 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 3 - 0 73 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 5 - 1 69 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 2 - 1 33 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 15 - 0 25 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 9 - 0 10 | 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: PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 3 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 2 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY PIP THE TROLL 6597 19 6 0 99 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) STRIKING ATTACK ACHILLES 6612 17 5 1 114 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) WALL OF STEEL ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656 7 1 1 47 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DARON EL 6414. The most popular warrior this turn was TABETA UNIS 6405. The ten other most popular fighters were ACHILLES 6612, ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, PYRO 6678, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, DARON EL 6414, VURZHAL UR 6618, PFC LYNCH 6707, QUORDIS RHON 6701, PIP THE TROLL 6597, and MARSHALL 6673. The least popular fighter this week was HI-JINX 6674. The other ten least popular fighters were MARSHALL 6673, PIP THE TROLL 6597, QUORDIS RHON 6701, PFC LYNCH 6707, VURZHAL UR 6618, DARON EL 6414, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, PYRO 6678, ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, and ACHILLES 6612.