DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/06/2005 Duedate: 04/19/2005 MURSKA ARENA DM-35 TURN-486 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS POSITION IS EMPTY Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader POSITION IS EMPTY POSITION IS EMPTY Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SOYOYAY ZEBZAMBEZI PHILANTHROPISTS (153) PHILANTHROPISTS (153) (35-3463) [16-17-0,95] (35-3581) [10-5-2,95] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) 31 2. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 28 THE BEARS (253) 3. THE BEARS (253) 15 Unchartered Team 4. PHILANTHROPISTS (153) 6 5. BLITZKRIEG (357) 0 OOPS (364) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 BLITZKRIEG (357) 70 21 9 76.9 1/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 9 6 0 2- 2 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) 31 14 5 68.9 2- 2 BLITZKRIEG (357) 8 2 0 3- 3*DEAD MUSICIANS (362) 10 6 3 62.5 3/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) 5 10 1 4/ 0 THE BEARS (253) 349 259 25 57.4 4- 4*DEAD MUSICIANS (362) 4 0 1 5/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) 344 291 28 54.2 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) 4 2 0 6/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) 43 44 2 49.4 6- 3 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) 3 2 0 7/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 478 726 20 39.7 7/ 0 THE BEARS (253) 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 Oh, hi. Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte. Thought I'd check out MURSKA to see what's new. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 like really fought hard to move up to 3rd from 6th. Way to go! MVP award for MORPETH? CHILDREN OF LLYR's proud of her after beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 16 points. Talk about yer major upsets! PADDY's match with LOCO cost him a loss of 5 points! What a putz! BARRISTER fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title. No one said he was a genius... I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep. They want photogenic fighters for PR photos. I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies. Really, I just wing this stuff. DEAD MUSICIANS was MURSKA's most avoided team. Is there some award for that? Is there some deep dark secret why PHILANTHROPISTS 3's been avoiding DEAD MUSICIANS so much? Or is it just that they're too scared? Can CHILDREN OF LLYR's DALLOW be more popular than me? He was challenged the most, but is that really the same? Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds. All MURSKA ever talks about is fighting! Me, I'm more laid back. What if they had a fight and nobody showed up? I'd be out of a job, that's what!!! I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I gotta leave. MURSKA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much! Its been really albendranius! Later, guys-- Debby Tonte CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -O'MALLEY 3816 13 6 1 110 BLITZKRIEG (357) -KAMA KAZI 3859 13 1 1 103 BLITZKRIEG (357) SOYOYAY 3463 16 17 0 95 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) ZEBZAMBEZI 3581 10 5 2 95 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) -RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863 11 2 1 91 BLITZKRIEG (357) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DARLING NIKKI 3842 13 3 2 83 BLITZKRIEG (357) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HUCKLE CAT 3874 7 3 0 63 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) -FATHER CAT 3875 6 1 1 63 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) -JANICE JOPLIN 3891 4 0 1 61 DEAD MUSICIANS (362) -DINGO DOG 3878 6 2 3 57 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MORPETH 3862 10 12 0 56 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -BANANNAS GORILLA 3876 8 2 1 55 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) -TAKE COVER 3870 6 2 3 52 THE BEARS (253) KAI 3873 9 6 0 51 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) DALLOW 3872 6 9 1 39 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LOCO 3677 6 5 0 31 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) MOZART 3756 3 1 0 26 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748 4 4 0 25 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611 2 2 0 23 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) PADDY 3898 5 3 0 18 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -BUDDY HOLLY 3890 3 1 1 16 DEAD MUSICIANS (362) -UGLY GENTLEMAN 3582 3 5 0 14 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) -JIMI HENDRIX 3889 2 2 0 14 DEAD MUSICIANS (362) OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912 1 1 1 14 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347) CADAL COONTZ 3901 3 4 0 13 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -THE BIG BOPPER 3911 1 0 1 9 DEAD MUSICIANS (362) -MR. FIXIT 3905 0 2 0 3 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CONVICTED THIEF 1 0 1 0 1 OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912 486 NONE BIG FOOT 3909 0 1 0 THE BEARS 253 MISTRESS SHA'TYIR 23 486 NONE :[ 3914 0 1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 347 DARK CHAMPION 24 486 NONE PERSONAL ADS Janice Joplin -- That seems so unfair! You come along and get the win, SIX skills, and don't write personals or even buy me glass of tomato juice after the fights. -- Morpeth Garth the Seamite -- You're too seamy. I don't know what would help, but something needs to be done. It's ugly. Hmm. Plastic surgery? -- Kai Mozart -- I guess short stuff isn't your forte, or pianissimo either. -- Dallow Ah, hmm. Maybe we shouldn't have stirred up the "Osksi Noble" by remarking on his dwarf-ness? He seems...annoyed. -- Cadal Coontz I wish the Mordant Deserter would just go BACK to Mordant. We don't want him here. -- Paddy Barrister -- Finally! -- all the Children of Llyr 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 :[ was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. BIG FOOT was slaughtered by MISTRESS SHA'TYIR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle. GARTH THE SEAMITE was overcome by DALLOW in a 2 minute Challenge match. LOCO defeated PADDY in a 2 minute Challenge duel. ZEBZAMBEZI viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute gory contest. SOYOYAY savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome master's competition. KAI overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute one-sided struggle. MORPETH devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided competition. MOZART vanquished CADAL COONTZ in a 1 minute uneven duel. OH OHLISH OMINAH slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 TOTAL PARRY 3 - 1 - 1 75 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 WALL OF STEEL 6 - 3 - 1 67 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 LUNGING ATTACK 41 - 22 - 4 65 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 4 - 1 60 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 13 - 9 - 3 59 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 5 - 7 - 0 42 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 10 - 1 41 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 9 - 0 40 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 4 - 0 33 | Turn 486 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 - 0 7 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK ZEBZAMBEZI 3581 10 5 2 95 PHILANTHROPISTS (153) AIMED BLOW KAI 3873 9 6 0 51 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SOYOYAY 3463. The most popular warrior this turn was ZEBZAMBEZI 3581. The ten other most popular fighters were LOCO 3677, SOYOYAY 3463, MORPETH 3862, DALLOW 3872, GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748, KAI 3873, :[ 3914, PADDY 3898, MOZART 3756, and OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912. The least popular fighter this week was CADAL COONTZ 3901. The other ten least popular fighters were BIG FOOT 3909, OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912, MOZART 3756, PADDY 3898, :[ 3914, KAI 3873, GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748, DALLOW 3872, MORPETH 3862, and SOYOYAY 3463. The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: BARRISTER (35-3817) BLITZKRIEG (357) 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!