Date   : 03/31/2005    Duedate: 04/13/2005


DM-38    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors


(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]



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
     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
     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
     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:

kLk Bringer of Pain

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
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     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

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

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)


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!