DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/13/2005 ZORPUNT ARENA DM-24 TURN-501 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS STONEFISH AUSSIE KILLERS (455) (24-4489) [22-9-0,94] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader STONEFISH DALE AUSSIE KILLERS (455) RESCUE RANGERS (342) (24-4489) [22-9-0,94] (24-3458) [6-2-0,34] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite PINE LEAF BUBBA JONES KRILL CAVALRY (403) KRILL CAVALRY (403) (24-4580) [14-13-0,67] (24-4621) [4-5-0,19] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM AUSSIE KILLERS (455) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. KRILL CAVALRY (403) 12 2. RESCUE RANGERS (342) 8 STAR DRECK (467) 3. AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 6 Unchartered Team 4. STAR DRECK (467) 3 5. LOOK OUT!! (460) 0 RESCUE RANGERS (342) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 STAR DRECK (467) 11 1 0 91.7 1/ 1 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 9 5 0 2/ 3*RESCUE RANGERS (342) 11 5 0 68.8 2- 2*LOOK OUT!! (460) 6 2 1 3- 2*LOOK OUT!! (460) 11 6 1 64.7 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 4 11 0 4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 102 82 4 55.4 4/ 4 STAR DRECK (467) 3 0 0 5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 446 461 12 49.2 5/ 5*RESCUE RANGERS (342) 3 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 It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report. Sit back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis. Hey everybody, watch out for PINE LEAF, who flew up 7 points in the rankings after mashing TIGER SHARK like a melon. Keep your eye on this gal. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. TIGER SHARK was subdued by PINE LEAF and drops 4 points. Our battling duelmaster STONEFISH has managed to hold the title, fending off VETERAN MERCENARY's none too subtle advances. Better luck next time, ZORPUNT. Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff? Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZORPUNT arena. Did you hear that RESCUE RANGERS was most avoided team this week? Well, knowing the personal hygiene of RESCUE RANGERS' warriors, I'm not surprised! For those of you who like math, try this one: RESCUE RANGERS + Weapons That go Boom = STAR DRECK + Avoid City. Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, JOE POOLE would be president. Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win. JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge which he won. I thought JAMES T. JERK showed great skill and promise when he beat JOE POOLE. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Death is kind of like a new puppy: he's always around wanting to play. (Ha Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?). Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. I think I had better cut this one short. It's been nice chatting to those of you whom I have not offended yet. Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STONEFISH 4489 22 9 0 94 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JAMES T. JERK 4590 11 1 0 84 STAR DRECK (467) JOE POOLE 4534 15 14 0 69 KRILL CAVALRY (403) PINE LEAF 4580 14 13 0 67 KRILL CAVALRY (403) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MONTY 3455 4 1 0 60 RESCUE RANGERS (342) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TIGER SHARK 4575 6 5 0 55 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) -OOZING SORE 4482 4 0 1 43 LOOK OUT!! (460) DALE 3458 6 2 0 34 RESCUE RANGERS (342) KING BROWN SNAKE 4635 4 0 0 34 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TRINA LARK 4615 6 6 0 24 KRILL CAVALRY (403) -HERPES 4479 3 1 0 24 LOOK OUT!! (460) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -POOP SLINGER 4478 2 2 0 22 LOOK OUT!! (460) BILL POOLE 4634 3 2 0 20 KRILL CAVALRY (403) BUBBA JONES 4621 4 5 0 19 KRILL CAVALRY (403) -EX-GIRLFRIEND 4618 1 0 0 13 LOOK OUT!! (460) ZIPPER 3459 1 1 0 8 RESCUE RANGERS (342) DEATH ADDER 4582 1 1 0 8 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) BOX JELLYFISH 4641 0 2 0 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS James T. Jerk -- Have you considered writing personals and thus fully confirming your right to that name? -- Joe Poole Dale -- Your problem, I suspect, is that you have so many clones extant at this time that it drains off some of your vitality. -- Pine Leaf Poop Slinger -- Gods, couldn't you housetrain that beast? -- Bubba Jones King Brown Snake -- You know why excitement spread amongst the stands, don't you? Because the fans saw all your little namesakes spreading up there, and they freaked. -- Trina Lark P.S. I would've, too. Tiger Shark -- I can TOO kill a houseplant, even a geranium! -- Bill Poole Talon Darkheart -- I have to admit that I find basic a lot, um, less boring? Than advanced. -- Leeta P.S. Other employees? What other employees? T-hawk -- I will make an effort to get an episode in here, but no promises, as I expect to be on the road the day this arena runs. It's clearly going to be one of THOSE years. Again. -- the Scribe P.S. But then, lately they've ALL been like this. 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 JAMES T. JERK bested JOE POOLE in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight. KING BROWN SNAKE slimly won victory over BILL POOLE in a 2 minute Challenge battle. DEATH ADDER was defeated by TRINA LARK in a 1 minute Challenge duel. STONEFISH savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a monotonous 10 minute Title fight. PINE LEAF bested TIGER SHARK in a 2 minute duel. DALE defeated BUBBA JONES in a exciting 3 minute struggle. ZIPPER viciously subdued BOX JELLYFISH in a 1 minute novice's competition. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 LUNGING ATTACK 20 - 5 - 1 80 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 14 - 5 - 0 74 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 BASHING ATTACK 11 - 9 - 1 55 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 5 - 0 55 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 6 - 0 50 | |AIMED BLOW 0 AIMED BLOW 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 13 - 0 43 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 7 - 1 13 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 501 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: TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 4 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY STONEFISH 4489 22 9 0 94 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) LUNGING ATTACK JAMES T. JERK 4590 11 1 0 84 STAR DRECK (467) WALL OF STEEL JOE POOLE 4534 15 14 0 69 KRILL CAVALRY (403) BASHING ATTACK TIGER SHARK 4575 6 5 0 55 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580. The most popular warrior this turn was BUBBA JONES 4621. The ten other most popular fighters were ZIPPER 3459, JAMES T. JERK 4590, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, TRINA LARK 4615, PINE LEAF 4580, TIGER SHARK 4575, BILL POOLE 4634, DALE 3458, JOE POOLE 4534, and DEATH ADDER 4582. The least popular fighter this week was STONEFISH 4489. The other ten least popular fighters were BOX JELLYFISH 4641, DEATH ADDER 4582, JOE POOLE 4534, DALE 3458, BILL POOLE 4634, TIGER SHARK 4575, PINE LEAF 4580, TRINA LARK 4615, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, and JAMES T. JERK 4590. 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!