DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/11/2005 Duedate: 04/23/2005 ALJAFIR ARENA DM-17 TURN-508 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DARON EL MIDDLE WAY (484) (17-6414) [15-31-0,110] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ACHILLES HI-JINX HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) (17-6612) [18-5-1,119] (17-6674) [3-2-0,31] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DARON EL DARON EL MIDDLE WAY (484) MIDDLE WAY (484) (17-6414) [15-31-0,110] (17-6414) [15-31-0,110] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) 34 2. FORCE OF FIVE (545) 32 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 3. MIDDLE WAY (484) 21 Unchartered Team 4. BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 6 5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) -13 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) 7 3 0 70.0 1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 11 4 0 2/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (545) 2 1 0 66.7 2/ 2*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) 5 1 0 3/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 277 185 9 60.0 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484) 4 11 0 4/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 58 77 2 43.0 4/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (545) 2 1 0 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484) 213 362 3 37.0 5/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT I was going on vacation, see? Surf, sun... But what do those bums say? "Hit the road, Debby Tonte. ALJAFIR needs a spyreport." Oh, well. I just can't say enough good things about FORCE OF FIVE. They went 2-1-0 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene! MVP award for HI-JINX? PROJECT MAYHEM XXX's proud of her after beating MARSHALL and getting 23 points. Talk about yer big time losers! MARSHALL got smashed by HI-JINX, and lost 17 points! Was that a tear I saw in DARON EL's eye, as he took over Duelmastership? And wasn't PIP THE TROLL fit to be tied! Who was the wiseguy that said ALJAFIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Vile Vizier? Don't look at me! Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right? Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds. All ALJAFIR ever talks about is fighting! Me, I'm more laid back. Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. Its been really albendranius! Later, guys-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARON EL 6414 15 31 0 110 MIDDLE WAY (484) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ACHILLES 6612 18 5 1 119 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PIP THE TROLL 6597 19 7 0 88 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) TABETA UNIS 6405 13 34 0 85 MIDDLE WAY (484) QUIVRA NGEDO 5705 16 17 0 74 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656 8 1 1 50 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) ETIEN HAXAN 5772 10 10 0 48 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) VURZHAL UR 6618 7 15 0 36 MIDDLE WAY (484) PFC LYNCH 6707 3 0 0 36 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HI-JINX 6674 3 2 0 31 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) PYRO 6678 4 1 0 29 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARSHALL 6673 4 3 0 15 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) ZACH ATTACK 6679 1 0 0 13 FORCE OF FIVE (545) FORCAS 6538 3 3 0 12 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) LITTLE JOHN 6683 1 0 0 9 FORCE OF FIVE (545) OBIDA PANIRI 6700 1 4 0 8 MIDDLE WAY (484) QUORDIS RHON 6701 1 4 0 7 MIDDLE WAY (484) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DA GUY3 6680 0 1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 545 BLACK ORC 645 508 NONE PERSONAL ADS Pip the so-called Troll -- I figure it must be your helm, right? It's got a sort of troll mask. Because I know you aren't REALLY a troll, I can see your pointed ears sticking out. Trolls don't even have ears at all, right? So it's a pseudo-him. I knew it! You're fighting under a false name! -- Tabeta Unis Achilles -- Those work boots with the steel reinforced heels are dirty pool. -- Daron El Alexander the Great -- Anyone can call himself "great," but you have to earn it. -- Vurzhal Ur P.S. Oh...I guess you have. Pyro -- I did NOT ask you to "light my fire," boy. -- Quordis Rhon Stupid Embezzling Scribe. -- Obida Paniri 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 DA GUY3 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. PIP THE TROLL was viciously subdued by DARON EL in a 9 minute veteran's Title duel. ACHILLES overpowered QUIVRA NGEDO in a 1 minute mismatched duel. TABETA UNIS bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight. VURZHAL UR was devastated by ETIEN HAXAN in a 2 minute uneven brawl. ALEXANDER THE GREAT defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute struggle. PFC LYNCH overpowered FORCAS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. MARSHALL was overpowered by HI-JINX in a 1 minute uneven melee. PYRO vanquished OBIDA PANIRI in a 2 minute uneven duel. QUORDIS RHON was overpowered by ZACH ATTACK in a 1 minute uneven duel. LITTLE JOHN outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a 7 minute novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 4 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 2 - 0 83 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 5 - 1 74 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 WALL OF STEEL 14 - 6 - 1 70 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 AIMED BLOW 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 5 - 0 58 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 15 - 0 25 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 3 - 1 25 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 8 - 0 20 | Turn 508 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-STRIKE 0 - 1 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 3 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK ACHILLES 6612 18 5 1 119 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) TOTAL PARRY PIP THE TROLL 6597 19 7 0 88 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) WALL OF STEEL ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656 8 1 1 50 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 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 DARON EL 6414. The ten other most popular fighters were TABETA UNIS 6405, ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, ACHILLES 6612, PYRO 6678, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, PFC LYNCH 6707, HI-JINX 6674, ZACH ATTACK 6679, DA GUY3 6680, and VURZHAL UR 6618. The least popular fighter this week was LITTLE JOHN 6683. The other ten least popular fighters were PIP THE TROLL 6597, QUORDIS RHON 6701, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, MARSHALL 6673, FORCAS 6538, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, VURZHAL UR 6618, DA GUY3 6680, ZACH ATTACK 6679, and HI-JINX 6674. 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!