DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2005    Duedate: 04/14/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK LENORA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4110) [15-5-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK LENORA                    VIRULENT
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BLOOD ANGELS (423)
(40-4110) [15-5-0,98]          (40-4136) [4-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENIPHER                       TOXIC
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BLOOD ANGELS (423)
(40-4091) [13-12-1,52]         (40-4137) [3-1-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD ANGELS (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD ANGELS (423)          27
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       15      WAR-C-KERS (422)
3. WAR-C-KERS (422)             7      Unchartered Team
4. EXOTIC TASTES (397)          0
5. BLITZKRIEG (421)             0      BLOOD ANGELS (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLITZKRIEG (421)           2   0  1  100   1/ 1*BLOOD ANGELS (423)       13  2 1
 2/ 2*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        17   3  1 85.0   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     8  5 0
 3- 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)   15   6  0 71.4   3- 4 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       3  0 0
 4- 4 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  29  15  2 65.9   4/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (422)          2  3 0
 5/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (422)          12   7  0 63.2   5- 7*BLITZKRIEG (421)          1  0 1
 6- 5 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       22  13  1 62.9   6- 8 OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)   1  0 0
 7- 8 THE SHIRE (321)           21  21  3 50.0   7- 3 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  1  2 1
 8/ 9 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    366 546 13 40.1   8- 5 THE SHIRE (321)           1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is indecent that I should have to fight the Venomous Concubine in the Title
match.  Does nobody else care to make the effort?

                                     Dark Lenora

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZENSU!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon MEN OF 1,000 
FACES this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 
0-0-0 round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which BEYOND THE PALE managed to 
post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  VIRULENT 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, BLADE MASTER put down BLONDE GRENADE, causing her to lose 5 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although VETERAN MERCENARY made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DARK LENORA.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZENSU "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
ZENSU these days is AS FAR AS SIAM.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding AS FAR AS SIAM.  Indeed it was WAR-C-KERS.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after O. POSTE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZENSU as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK LENORA 4110             15   5  0    98       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BORIS KARLOFF 4112            7   1  0    96       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LON CHANEY JR. 4116           8   2  2    85       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
-BELA LUGOSI 4114              7   3  0    76       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891          7   1  0    74       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 BLADE MASTER 4123             7   3  0    73       WAR-C-KERS (422)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          14  17  2    62       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-DRAXLER 3294                 11   4  0    61       OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILBO BAGGINS 3031           12  14  1    55       THE SHIRE (321)
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           5   1  0    55       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 JENIPHER 4091                13  12  1    52       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 VIRULENT 4136                 4   0  0    45       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 O. POSTE 4107                 8  13  0    43       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          5   2  1    38       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-STUMP JUMPER 4124             5   4  0    34       WAR-C-KERS (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOXIC 4137                    3   1  1    33       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-BUSH 43 4118                  1   0  1    33       BLITZKRIEG (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARINATED MUSSEL 4057         3   0  0    32       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 CRIMSON FEAST 4134            3   1  0    28       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 GORE 4133                     4   0  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 SANGUINE 4135                 3   1  0    25       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULLROARER 3131               5   5  1    21       THE SHIRE (321)
-BUTTERED BEAVER 4042          1   0  0    21       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-OTRAR 3292                    4   2  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)
-REAGAN 4121                   1   0  0     9       BLITZKRIEG (421)
-CHRISTOPHER LEE 4139          0   1  0     1       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARNIE EL SHEW 3930    11 46 2 BEYOND THE PALE 337   LON CHANEY JR. 4116   461         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stump Jumper -- Is that like the, you know, jingle sort of thing, only it doesn't
jingle, about the wood chuck?  Like, how many stumps could a stump jumper thump if a
stump jumper could thump stumps?  I was just wondering. -- Blonde Grenade

Blade Master -- I'm not going to quote "jingles" at you, cursed golem. -- Jenipher

Bilbo Baggins -- I feel like I've been double-bagged! -- O. Poste

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

TOXIC was bested by O. POSTE in a 6 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
DARK LENORA handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute one-sided Title match.
BLONDE GRENADE was bested by BLADE MASTER in a 1 minute gory contest.
JENIPHER savagely defeated CRIMSON FEAST in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
VIRULENT vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GORE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SANGUINE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   1 -  1      94  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  18 -  2      22  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 463 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 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110           15   5  0   98 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       BLADE MASTER 4123           7   3  0   73 WAR-C-KERS (422)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              13  12  1   52 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  VIRULENT 4136               4   0  0   45 BLOOD ANGELS (423)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENIPHER 4091.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TOXIC 4137.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK LENORA 4110, JENIPHER 
4091, BLADE MASTER 4123, VIRULENT 4136, GORE 4133, CRIMSON FEAST 4134, SANGUINE 4135, 
O. POSTE 4107, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLONDE GRENADE 4069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were O. POSTE 4107, SANGUINE 4135, CRIMSON FEAST 4134, GORE 4133, 
VIRULENT 4136, BLADE MASTER 4123, JENIPHER 4091, DARK LENORA 4110, TOXIC 4137, and  
0.

                    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!