DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2005    Duedate: 04/12/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-498

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENOSHIMA
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4349) [34-10-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENOSHIMA                       BUCKY
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            GET FUZZY (380)
(29-4349) [34-10-0,126]        (29-4412) [5-1-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK TIGER                    DOMITIAN
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4436) [15-32-0,85]         (29-4594) [10-6-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK SAMURAI (166)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         28
2. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       23      DEATH THREAT (376)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        19      Unchartered Team
4. GET FUZZY (380)             15
5. DEATH THREAT (376)          10      GET FUZZY (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARK GLORY (395)          19   4  0 82.6   1/ 1 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       8  4 0
 2- 2 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       22  15  1 59.5   2/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 3/ 3*GET FUZZY (380)            6   5  0 54.5   3/ 2 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 DEATH THREAT (376)       104  87 14 54.5   4/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         213 199 14 51.7   5- 7*BLUNT FORCE (393)         3  2 1
 6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      281 266 20 51.4   6- 6*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)    3  2 1
 7- 7*BLUNT FORCE (393)          5   5  1 50.0   7/ 4*GET FUZZY (380)           3  3 0
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          544 569 43 48.9   8- 9 DARK GLORY (395)          2  0 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     219 306  7 41.7   9/11*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     2 10 0
10-10*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)     4   6  1 40.0  10- 5 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       0  3 0
11/11*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      2  10  0 16.7  11/10 DEATH THREAT (376)        0  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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Those betting on ANGRY ANIMALS lost their 
shirt, as ANGRY ANIMALS lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  What's a move up by 4 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to CARDOW 
HUNTERS.  BLACK SAMURAI had cause to celebrate, after MACHIGAI got 23 points by 
beating DOMITIAN.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, MACHIGAI was winsome, 
after beating DOMITIAN and seeing him lose 17 points.  You could cut the tension with 
a scimitar as CASSIE of CROC FILES met the Duelmaster.  ENOSHIMA successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by CASSIE of CROC FILES.  Does LAPUR have no one talented 
enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week 
and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in EQUESTORS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, GET FUZZY scurried away from EQUESTORS.  Oh, the 
shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and AUREOLUS is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't EQUESTORS proud!  JUNIBAN found himself challenged by a 
warrior 25 below:  MOLLY.  MOLLY of CROC FILES kept hers wits as she was bested by 
JUNIBAN.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  LAPUR, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Burning Tree.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                34  10  0   126       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEXINGTON 4580               11   1  0   135       DARK GLORY (395)
 CASSIE 4574                  12   8  0   104       CROC FILES (374)
 MACHIGAI 4506                16   5  0    94       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMITIAN 4594                10   6  1    86       EQUESTORS (158)
 BLACK TIGER 4436             15  32  0    85       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FIGHTING COCK 4514            8   2  0    84       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 BUCKY 4412                    5   1  0    73       GET FUZZY (380)
-KOJIRO 4456                  12   6  1    67       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETRICUS 4601                 9   2  1    61       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONETOOTH 4560              12  13  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARIUS 4602                   8   2  0    51       EQUESTORS (158)
 CHARLIE 4555                 10  16  0    48       CROC FILES (374)
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             6   4  0    47       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-NASHVILLE 4577                5   1  0    43       DARK GLORY (395)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             5  16  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BITTER BEETLE 4611            3   1  0    33       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 10   2  0    32       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 QUICK STINGER 4600            5   7  0    32       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             2   0  0    26       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 GALLIENUS 4607                5   4  1    25       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUBON 4381                   3   6  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDY 4657                    2   0  0    22       CROC FILES (374)
 THE CLEAR 4632                2   1  0    19       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-SARAH KERRIGAN 4618           2   0  0    19       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
-JIM RAYNOR 4616               1   1  1    17       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
-THE RASH 4613                 1   0  0    15       DEATH THREAT (376)
-ROBBO 4415                    1   1  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-TASSADAR 4615                 1   1  0     9       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 2   2  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
 MURRY 4638                    2   2  0     8       CROC FILES (374)
 MAD DOG 4625                  1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MOLLY 4645                    1   2  0     7       CROC FILES (374)
-TESTY TITMOUSE 4610           1   2  0     5       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-MOJO 4614                     0   2  0     2       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
-THE OVERMIND 4646             0   1  0     1       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
-CROTCHETY CLAM 4639           0   1  0     1       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWICE DAILY 4650       0  2 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401   WYVERN 392            498 NONE    
OTC 4661               0  1 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401   DARK CHAMPION 389     498 NONE    
GENERIC 4663           0  1 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401   BLACK ORC 385         498 NONE    
CYANIDE 4637           0  1 0 DEATH THREAT 376      BLACK ORC 385         498 NONE    
FREE FIGHT 4660        0  1 0 GET FUZZY 380         HEINOUS BEAST 387     498 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassie -- I swear, you're going to put me off going near any large bodies of water.
(suspicious look)  You don't do bathtubs, do you? -- Black Tiger

Charlie -- What are your scales made of, anyway?  I chipped a tooth on 'em! --
Stonetooth

Murry -- Nothing like a big stick at the right moment, is there? -- Walks Softly

The Clear -- Clear what?  This doesn't make sense. -- Quick Stinger

Embezzling Scribe?  Bah, humbug. -- Mad Dog

T-Hawk -- I'm getting ready for a road trip and may not have time for an episode
today. -- the Scribe

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 managerr@aol.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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWICE DAILY was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OTC was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GENERIC was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FREE FIGHT was assassinated by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CYANIDE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CASSIE was defeated by ENOSHIMA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge Title match.
CHARLIE was devastated by BUCKY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MOLLY slimly lost to JUNIBAN in a slow 9 minute amateur vs. master Challenge match.
WENDY vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DOMITIAN was unbelievably bested by MACHIGAI in a action packed 4 minute fight.
BLACK TIGER overpowered MARIUS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
TETRICUS beat WALKS SOFTLY in a 2 minute fight.
STONETOOTH demolished CHUBON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
GALLIENUS devastated COMMON RIVERRAT in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
QUICK STINGER devastated AUREOLUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THE CLEAR viciously subdued MURRY in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  25 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  21 -  2      19  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 498 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              34  10  0  126 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
LUNGING ATTACK   CASSIE 4574                12   8  0  104 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594              10   6  1   86 EQUESTORS (158)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                 8   2  0   51 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK TIGER 4436.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DOMITIAN 4594.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASSIE 4574, THE 
CLEAR 4632, BLACK TIGER 4436, TETRICUS 4601, STONETOOTH 4560, BUCKY 4412, WENDY 4657, 
GALLIENUS 4607, QUICK STINGER 4600, and ENOSHIMA 4349.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AUREOLUS 4631, MOLLY 4645, CHARLIE 4555, CYANIDE 4637, FREE FIGHT 4660, 
GENERIC 4663, OTC 4661, TWICE DAILY 4650, MURRY 4638, and CHUBON 4381.

                    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!