DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/13/2005 CLIFFHOME ARENA DM-38 TURN-470 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS RUNABOUT JINDA-BAN (198) (38-4458) [19-18-1,98] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader RUNABOUT POSITION IS EMPTY JINDA-BAN (198) (38-4458) [19-18-1,98] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite RUNABOUT RUNABOUT JINDA-BAN (198) JINDA-BAN (198) (38-4458) [19-18-1,98] (38-4458) [19-18-1,98] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM JINDA-BAN (198) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. FORCE OF FIVE (400) 50 2. JINDA-BAN (198) 31 BOY O'S (388) 3. TEAM FLOYD (99) 0 Unchartered Team 4. ARENA FELINES (374) 0 5. FIRE DECK (394) 0 (-1) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (374) 115 44 10 72.3 1- 1 TEAM FLOYD (99) 9 1 1 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388) 25 19 3 56.8 2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198) 6 9 1 3- 3 TEAM FLOYD (99) 303 261 18 53.7 3/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (400) 3 1 0 4/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (400) 10 9 0 52.6 4- 4 ARENA FELINES (374) 2 0 0 5- 4 FIRE DECK (394) 20 26 0 43.5 5- 3 FIRE DECK (394) 1 6 0 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198) 316 429 8 42.4 6/ 5 BOY O'S (388) 0 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 If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too. Later days, TEAM FLOYD, since JINDA-BAN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see RUNABOUT win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly. Tsk, tsk, CONVICTED ASSASSIN beat HARANDUR and HARANDUR lost 12 points. You're breakin' my heart. Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, FUGAZI has lost the Title of Duelmaster. Start setting that alarm earlier! And it's out with the old, in with the new, as RUNABOUT takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster. Heh, heh. The Choking Ogre, humph! I've tasted better ale at mortuaries. Where do they get this stuff? From CLIFFHOME's trash dumps? Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys. Death and Taxes. The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience. Let's see if anyone's dead or dying. Let's see, 7-4-0. Pretty good record for a living warrior. A sad one though, for a dead one. Such is the case for FIGARO of BOY O'S. Tsk. Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons? What does the CLIFFHOME arena have in common with the inns? It's just as comfortable to sleep in either place. Ha ha ha ha! Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too. Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather. Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RUNABOUT 4458 19 18 1 98 JINDA-BAN (198) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DARK TYPHLOSION 4414 9 0 0 123 FIRE DECK (394) DINGIL BILL 4428 18 25 0 95 JINDA-BAN (198) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HARANDUR 4484 9 16 0 61 JINDA-BAN (198) -PAWS 4342 7 3 0 59 ARENA FELINES (374) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SIR LICKSALOT 4341 11 2 0 53 ARENA FELINES (374) -EAGLE'S CLAW 4345 6 1 1 53 TEAM FLOYD (99) DULL ROB 4466 4 1 0 51 FORCE OF FIVE (400) -TORCHICK 4514 3 2 0 43 FIRE DECK (394) -WALDO 4336 6 2 1 35 BOY O'S (388) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563 2 0 0 33 TEAM FLOYD (99) -SLICK RICK 4468 3 2 0 31 FORCE OF FIVE (400) GUHULONG 4565 3 4 0 30 JINDA-BAN (198) -PUSS IN BOOTS 4358 2 1 0 25 ARENA FELINES (374) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BALLOU YS 4539 4 10 0 22 JINDA-BAN (198) HYPER BOY 4467 2 3 0 20 FORCE OF FIVE (400) -FRANKEN FELINE 4399 1 0 0 20 ARENA FELINES (374) -STABBING EASTWARD 4562 2 0 1 18 TEAM FLOYD (99) PHIL THE SNAKE 4465 1 0 0 16 FORCE OF FIVE (400) -ROLLO 4544 2 1 0 13 BOY O'S (388) -MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561 1 1 0 8 TEAM FLOYD (99) -RAPIDASH 4577 0 1 0 1 FIRE DECK (394) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? HUGO 4578 0 1 0 BOY O'S 388 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18 470 NONE FIGARO 4340 7 4 0 BOY O'S 388 RUNABOUT 4458 470 GARBAGE 4579 0 1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 400 SPYMASTER 22 470 NONE PERSONAL ADS Fugazi -- I am so glad you won that fight! I just don't have TIME to do a report for the insurance adjusters today. Do us a good one. -- Runabout What's a Volksie? -- Well, I always assumed it was one of the Runabout's cousins. -- Ballou Ys Mellow Ledbetter -- Ha! I hit you onna head, not so mellow now, huh? -- Guhulong You gotta wonder how the Veteran Mercenary SURVIVED to be a vet, don't you? Maybe he was a cook. -- Dingil Bill P.S. Nothing wrong with that. The world needs more good cooks. Did you know that when you lose to the Kung-Fu Master, he makes you eat raw fish? (shudder) It's enough to make a person win, the next time. -- Harandur 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 GARBAGE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. HUGO was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel. FIGARO was murdered by RUNABOUT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight. DINGIL BILL devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. HARANDUR was demolished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition. DULL ROB vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight. BALLOU YS was savagely defeated by HYPER BOY in a 1 minute bloody brawl. GUHULONG overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee. PHIL THE SNAKE vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 3 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 5 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 10 - 6 - 0 63 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 25 - 19 - 1 57 | |AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 5 - 0 44 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 9 - 1 44 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 7 - 0 42 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 10 - 0 41 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 BASHING ATTACK 5 - 9 - 0 36 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 470 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-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK RUNABOUT 4458 19 18 1 98 JINDA-BAN (198) AIMED BLOW DULL ROB 4466 4 1 0 51 FORCE OF FIVE (400) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458. The most popular warrior this turn was HUGO 4578. The ten other most popular fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, DINGIL BILL 4428, DULL ROB 4466, HYPER BOY 4467, PHIL THE SNAKE 4465, GUHULONG 4565, FIGARO 4340, GARBAGE 4579, HARANDUR 4484, and BALLOU YS 4539. The least popular fighter this week was BALLOU YS 4539. The other ten least popular fighters were HARANDUR 4484, GARBAGE 4579, FIGARO 4340, GUHULONG 4565, PHIL THE SNAKE 4465, HYPER BOY 4467, DULL ROB 4466, DINGIL BILL 4428, RUNABOUT 4458, and HUGO 4578. The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: FUGAZI (38-3565) TEAM FLOYD (99) 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!