DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/07/2005 Duedate: 04/20/2005 NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA DM-33 TURN-493 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LIONESS DARK TOADS II (598) (33-7222) [7-0-0,115] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NIMBLE NEUTER LIONESS ARENA FELINES (539) DARK TOADS II (598) (33-6957) [13-6-0,91] (33-7222) [7-0-0,115] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite STONE FACE HAMMER STONE FACE HAMMER CASINO HAMMERZ (576) CASINO HAMMERZ (576) (33-7245) [12-10-0,52] (33-7245) [12-10-0,52] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM CASINO HAMMERZ (576) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. CHAOTICDISORDER (585) 48 2. CASINO HAMMERZ (576) 38 ARENA FELINES (539) 3. DARK TOADS II (598) 16 Unchartered Team 4. VEGGIES (435) 9 5. BLITZKRIEG (597) 0 DARK TOADS II (598) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (539) 153 96 9 61.4 1/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) 9 6 0 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (597) 11 8 1 57.9 2/ 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) 7 6 0 3/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598) 8 6 0 57.1 3/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) 6 9 0 4/ 3 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) 28 22 2 56.0 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (539) 3 3 0 5/ 4 VEGGIES (435) 181 168 11 51.9 5- 2*BLITZKRIEG (597) 2 0 0 6/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) 121 116 15 51.1 6/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598) 1 0 0 7/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) 75 94 0 44.4 7/ 6 VEGGIES (435) 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 Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! Nothing is certain in NIYTYOLE ISLAND, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters. Write this down: new top team--CASINO HAMMERZ. What's a move up by 4 you ask? (alright, maybe you didn't ask) Cause for celebration, according to CASINO HAMMERZ. CASINO HAMMERZ had cause to celebrate, after COOL HAND HAMMER got 14 points by beating HOFTA LAUGH. Win some, lose some. Speaking of which, COOL HAND HAMMER was winsome, after beating HOFTA LAUGH and seeing him lose 13 points. What can be a greater victory? LIONESS has taken hers place as the top, as NIYTYOLE ISLAND's new Duelmaster. Word has it one team in NIYTYOLE ISLAND is using psychics to predict wins. They lead a charmed life! My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights! Perhaps the warriors of ARENA FELINES should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team... The warriors of ARENA FELINES found their efforts at combat frustrated as CHAOTICDISORDER apparently had more important things to do than fight. If challenges were horses, TATHARLI could open up a fast food joint! Do my ears deceive me? WRECHEDMISERY (outclassed by 26 points) challenged LITTER BOX LUCKY, in what promises to be a fight.(!) Fixed fights? Paybacks? Blind luck? Whatever, WRECHEDMISERY challenged LITTER BOX LUCKY, WRECHEDMISERY the underdog by 26 points. The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on... Perhaps THE SEWING CIRCLE's manager was intending to send TWIGGY to the Dark Arena in the first place, seeing as how bloodfeud has nearly expired. Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! Leave me now, you base fools! More important duties call me. Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid NIYTYOLE ISLAND farewell-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LIONESS 7222 7 0 0 115 DARK TOADS II (598) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NIMBLE NEUTER 6957 13 6 0 91 ARENA FELINES (539) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEMONICHELLION 7038 7 3 2 90 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) TATHARLI 4505 19 18 0 75 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) -SUCCOTASH 7253 7 2 0 69 VEGGIES (435) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WRECHEDMISERY 7255 5 3 0 66 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) COOL HAND HAMMER 7243 11 11 0 60 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BROCCOLI 7285 4 1 0 53 VEGGIES (435) LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015 14 4 0 52 ARENA FELINES (539) STONE FACE HAMMER 7245 12 10 0 52 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) BLUFFING HAMMER 7244 11 11 0 52 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) -CHAN 7202 5 0 1 51 BLITZKRIEG (597) MALODOROUSREEK 7274 6 4 0 46 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) HOFTA LAUGH 4717 9 10 0 39 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042 5 6 0 37 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) MAVERICK HAMMER 7242 7 15 0 36 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277 6 4 1 35 CASINO HAMMERZ (576) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DIABOLICFIEND 7275 5 3 0 32 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) -BOOMER 7198 3 1 0 29 BLITZKRIEG (597) THIMBELL 4836 4 12 0 24 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HEATHCLIFF 7271 4 0 0 22 ARENA FELINES (539) IRINKESTA 7321 2 1 0 19 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) -BOMBAY 7201 3 2 0 17 BLITZKRIEG (597) TYLER 4993 3 4 0 13 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) -CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284 1 2 0 6 ARENA FELINES (539) -SEA MAN 7262 0 2 0 2 BLITZKRIEG (597) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CAT'S UP 7286 0 1 0 1 ARENA FELINES (539) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? TWIGGY 4992 3 1 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 DEMONICHELLION 7038 490 BANANA 7313 0 1 0 VEGGIES 435 SHEWISH GIANT 241 493 NONE PERSONAL ADS All (or should I say you other five) -- Having my personal ads not run on time repeatedly, Ad Nauseum has me past frustrated and well into angry, so forget any personals, with a capital, and over-emphasized "F". -- Bobby Bigfoot That cat! The Nimble Neuter is certainly, um, good with his hands.... -- Tatharli Bluffing Hammer -- No good bluffing with a rotten hand. Well, okay, sometimes bluffing is the only thing you can do with a rotten hand, but still, it's a big gamble. I... Hofta Laugh What a worthless bum! -- Tyler Big Casino Hammer -- (puzzled look) But I did all the things it said in the book. Why didn't I win? -- Thimbell They should have LET me bury the Fratsfa Slave in the sand. Like anyone would miss him! -- Irinkesta 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 BANANA was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. DEMONICHELLION devastated TATHARLI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. AMORPHOUSBLOB was viciously subdued by STONE FACE HAMMER in a 3 minute match. MALODOROUSREEK devastated MAVERICK HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest. WRECHEDMISERY devastated LITTER BOX LUCKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl. NIMBLE NEUTER was overpowered by LIONESS in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle. BLUFFING HAMMER overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee. HOFTA LAUGH was vanquished by COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BIG CASINO HAMMER vanquished TYLER in a 1 minute one-sided duel. THIMBELL defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute expert vs. novice match. IRINKESTA subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 4 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 6 - 2 67 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 SLASHING ATTACK 21 - 12 - 0 64 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 31 - 19 - 0 62 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 10 - 7 - 0 59 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 5 - 0 44 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 5 - 0 44 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 5 - 0 44 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 22 - 0 37 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 2 - 9 - 0 18 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 493 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 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 3 2 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK LIONESS 7222 7 0 0 115 DARK TOADS II (598) SLASHING ATTACK NIMBLE NEUTER 6957 13 6 0 91 ARENA FELINES (539) BASHING ATTACK DEMONICHELLION 7038 7 3 2 90 CHAOTICDISORDER (585) AIMED BLOW TATHARLI 4505 19 18 0 75 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388) TOTAL PARRY LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015 14 4 0 52 ARENA FELINES (539) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is STONE FACE HAMMER 7245. The most popular warrior this turn was STONE FACE HAMMER 7245. The ten other most popular fighters were IRINKESTA 7321, LIONESS 7222, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, COOL HAND HAMMER 7243, DEMONICHELLION 7038, WRECHEDMISERY 7255, BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277, BANANA 7313, and AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042. The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836. The other ten least popular fighters were TYLER 4993, HOFTA LAUGH 4717, NIMBLE NEUTER 6957, LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015, TATHARLI 4505, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042, BANANA 7313, BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277, and WRECHEDMISERY 7255. 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!