DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/13/2005 ZUWAYZA ARENA DM-19 TURN-506 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TMARACK THE SIERRAS (393) (19-4651) [10-1-0,98] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TMARACK HALFDAN THE SIERRAS (393) SWEDEN (407) (19-4651) [10-1-0,98] (19-4818) [2-0-1,26] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite WHITE WOLF BHAGWANDASS THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) VALHALLA (344) (19-3878) [10-17-0,51] (19-4595) [7-4-0,88] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM VALHALLA (344) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE SIERRAS (393) 27 2. SWEDEN (407) 26 THE SIERRAS (393) 3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) 24 Unchartered Team 4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 0 5. FUNKY FOLK (405) -4 SWEDEN (407) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393) 59 28 3 67.8 1- 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 7 3 1 2/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405) 17 14 0 54.8 2/ 3 VALHALLA (344) 7 6 1 3- 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 264 309 19 46.1 3/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393) 4 1 1 4/ 3*SWEDEN (407) 4 5 1 44.4 4/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405) 4 4 0 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 272 371 12 42.3 5/ 4*SWEDEN (407) 4 5 1 6/ 6 VALHALLA (344) 115 181 14 38.9 6/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 3 9 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. Well, I'm still here. No thanks to Bhagwandass. He didn't get his bloodfeud challenge. He ended up fighting Adara. That must have been fun for him. I ended up fighting Veteran Mercenary. Which turned out to be a good move. I got some good learns out of him. This turn the match up between me and Bhagwandass is on. Adara promised me she wouldn't interfere. So I should be here again next turn. I should start thinking about what I need to graduate. May Kjarran guide your blades! Ding Hao Servant of Kjarran Jaguar Warriors SPY REPORT Greetings, warriors of ZUWAYZA! Once again I've been called out of retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting. Biff! Pow! ZUWAYZA watched with glee as JAGUAR WARRIORS got knocked off top spot by VALHALLA! What's with ELLE? She actually beat VALHALLA's YMIR, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight. Laughs were big at THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS while they watched ELLE clobber YMIR. He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. What a role model for ZUWAYZA's young 'uns! DING HAO becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more! I'm sure ZUWAYZA is excited about TMARACK, the new Duelmaster from THE SIERRAS. (remember?) But when you've seen as many as I have... Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! If at first you don't succeed, avoid. That'll get you in the Spyreports. How well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team! Don't fall out of practive, FUNKY FOLK! The bums at SWEDEN couldn't face the challenges from FUNKY FOLK! No excuse for that! A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing. Some fighters don't accept this. The best do. Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor. You young rapscallions, take note! Who knows what the future holds for a warrior. More fights, there's no doubt. Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it? Actually, I guess I'm writing it before you read it. Oh, well. I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TMARACK 4651 10 1 0 98 THE SIERRAS (393) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DING HAO 4750 11 3 3 127 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) -ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989 24 13 0 95 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) HAWKINS 4649 9 2 1 94 THE SIERRAS (393) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BHAGWANDASS 4595 7 4 0 88 VALHALLA (344) MURPHY 4703 12 6 2 73 THE SIERRAS (393) SEA DAR 4721 10 6 0 69 THE SIERRAS (393) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WHITE WOLF 3878 10 17 0 51 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) -JERRY ATTRICKS 4797 5 2 0 48 FUNKY FOLK (405) -VED BUENS ENDE 4749 6 8 3 35 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DAYNE JEROUS 4792 4 0 0 33 FUNKY FOLK (405) SQUIWCK 4823 3 0 1 30 VALHALLA (344) -DEO VOLENTE 4751 6 7 0 28 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) ELLE 4003 3 4 0 27 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) HALFDAN 4818 2 0 1 26 SWEDEN (407) (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004 4 3 0 25 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SFORNO OBADJA 4662 2 15 0 21 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) JILL OPPY 4821 2 1 0 16 FUNKY FOLK (405) RED LAKE 4834 1 0 0 11 THE SIERRAS (393) YLVING 4815 1 1 0 9 SWEDEN (407) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SANDY BEECH 4811 1 1 0 8 FUNKY FOLK (405) SPORTS III 4812 1 4 0 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) KLYPP 4816 1 1 0 6 SWEDEN (407) YMIR 4832 1 1 0 5 VALHALLA (344) SURTUR 4830 1 1 0 4 VALHALLA (344) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CONVICTED ASSASSI 372 0 1 0 1 HAWKINS 4649 506 NONE LIZA LOTT 4813 1 2 0 FUNKY FOLK 405 DARK CHAMPION 384 506 NONE TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992 5 4 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 VED BUENS ENDE 4749 503 REVENGED BLACK ARC 4833 0 1 0 SWEDEN 407 HIGH ELF 379 506 NONE SKJOLD 4817 0 1 0 SWEDEN 407 BLACK ORC 380 506 NONE JONAKR 4814 0 1 0 SWEDEN 407 SQUIWCK 4823 504 SIT 4228 14 12 2 VALHALLA 344 DING HAO 4750 504 PERSONAL ADS Ved Buens Ende -- I'm probably going to regret pointing this out, but...you're allowed to hit back, you know. -- White Wolf Deo Volente -- Well, YOU are not supposed to hit ME. So STOP. -- (Plain Wrapper) Jill Oppy -- I was so startled when your fender fell off that I never saw your bumper headed for me! Ouch. -- Elle Surtur -- Aren't you in the wrong place? -- Sports Ill. Deo Volente -- What? Tell me you're not working for one of those scandal sheets like the Free Enquierer! -- Elle P.S. And what were YOU doing there, eh? Sforno Obadja -- They SAID one hundred fights, but they LIED. A warrior just reached 12-88 in another arena and did NOT get a graduation notice. -- (Plain Wrapper) Bhagwandass -- You hit me twice, I hit you once. I win! I guess we know who the "one hit wonder" is. -- Adara Al Zahra Squiwck -- Hey teammate, thanks for the practice. I think I'm ready for the real thing now. -- Sforno Obadja, "The ultimate expression of the great Kjarran" White Wolf -- I still haven't figured you out. But I'll keep trying. -- Ved Buens Ende (Plain Wrapper) -- Finally got the better of you! Not that you didn't get your hits in. You did and they hurt. -- Deo Volente Odin -- Last of the Overlords, you need not worry about my fighters. They are doing what is expected of them. Even lowly Sforno has a purpose. Every soul has a purpose in the eyes of Our Lord Kjarran. We all follow his Path, weather we realize it or not. -- Noachian, Servant of Kjarran, mgr. Jaguar Warriors Master Odin -- You honor me with your words. "The ultimate expression of the great Kjarran." Hee Hee, it makes me giddy to hear you say those words. I will wear those words like a crown. Thank you, master. All duty is to Our Lord Kjarran. -- Sforno Obadja All -- Well, I'm kind of pressed for time here, so let me just dig into my files for a base, general insult. Insult # 25: "You all suck! Your warriors couldn't beat a chickmunk! You shall bow to my warriors and my superior intelligence!! I do the cha-cha like a sissy girl!! I like big butts and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny! When a girl with walks in with an ittie bittie thing and a round thing in your face you get sprung!!...What the ???? Damn it Jekyll! Have you been screwing with the Foundation Files again? This isn't funny! Yeah it was funny when you filled Carnage's shoes with Shewish Giant's crap and then Carnage put the shoes on, but this isn't funny. Ah, forget it. -- Odin, mgr. of Valhalla 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 LIZA LOTT was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. BLACK ARC was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel. SKJOLD was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena match. KLYPP was overpowered by SQUIWCK in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel. HALFDAN bested JILL OPPY in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight. TMARACK demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition. BHAGWANDASS viciously subdued SEA DAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight. HAWKINS butchered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition. MURPHY vanquished WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute uneven duel. ELLE vanquished YMIR in a 1 minute uneven fight. (PLAIN WRAPPER) vanquished SURTUR in a 1 minute one-sided fight. YLVING beat SPORTS III in a 1 minute novice's melee. RED LAKE defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody novice's match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 6 BASHING ATTACK 10 - 4 - 1 71 | |SLASHING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 6 - 0 63 | |STRIKING ATTACK 5 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 8 - 1 58 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 23 - 20 - 1 53 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 AIMED BLOW 9 - 12 - 1 43 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 20 - 3 38 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 4 - 0 20 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 506 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: BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 3 4 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 2 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 3 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 3 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK TMARACK 4651 10 1 0 98 THE SIERRAS (393) SLASHING ATTACK HAWKINS 4649 9 2 1 94 THE SIERRAS (393) LUNGING ATTACK BHAGWANDASS 4595 7 4 0 88 VALHALLA (344) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is WHITE WOLF 3878. The most popular warrior this turn was BHAGWANDASS 4595. The ten other most popular fighters were RED LAKE 4834, SKJOLD 4817, SQUIWCK 4823, HALFDAN 4818, TMARACK 4651, HAWKINS 4649, MURPHY 4703, ELLE 4003, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, and YLVING 4815. The least popular fighter this week was SPORTS III 4812. The other ten least popular fighters were SURTUR 4830, YMIR 4832, WHITE WOLF 3878, KLYPP 4816, BLACK ARC 4833, LIZA LOTT 4813, SEA DAR 4721, JILL OPPY 4821, YLVING 4815, and (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004. 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!