DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/29/2005 Duedate: 04/11/2005 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-456 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS THE VEAL DEAL GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) (41-4104) [15-7-0,97] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader THE VEAL DEAL POSITION IS EMPTY GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) (41-4104) [15-7-0,97] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite THE VEAL DEAL JEHU GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) WANDERERS (329) (41-4104) [15-7-0,97] (41-3963) [20-28-1,94] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 47 2. BIRDS (286) 22 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 3. WANDERERS (329) 13 Unchartered Team 4. OLD SCHOOL (368) 0 5. THE FORSAKEN (374) 0 COMMAND HQ (131) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*THE FORSAKEN (374) 7 4 2 63.6 1/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 8 7 0 2/ 2 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 74 52 2 58.7 2/ 4 BIRDS (286) 6 5 1 3/ 4 BIRDS (286) 72 75 6 49.0 3/ 3 WANDERERS (329) 6 9 1 4- 3 OLD SCHOOL (368) 57 60 2 48.7 4- 2 OLD SCHOOL (368) 3 1 0 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329) 344 405 8 45.9 5- 5*THE FORSAKEN (374) 1 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 Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly KATI-TEI games. OSPRY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SATURN and was awarded 17 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, RUBIX CUBESTEAK put down FLUTTERLEE, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the process. Although OSTRICH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious THE VEAL DEAL. Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor. Watch out! I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. KATI-TEI, city of gladiators! Mighty among the names of thy guilds is GLAD TO MEAT YOU, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding GLAD TO MEAT YOU. Indeed it was BIRDS. Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after SATURN. Watch your back! What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his foe's mortality? Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in KATI-TEI. Nice atmosphere you have here! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE VEAL DEAL 4104 15 7 0 97 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HOLY SCHLITZ 4052 17 10 2 99 OLD SCHOOL (368) -GREW SOME GRUE 4124 14 6 0 97 OLD SCHOOL (368) JEHU 3963 20 28 1 94 WANDERERS (329) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OSTRICH 3970 14 14 0 75 BIRDS (286) -SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 7 2 0 71 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 6 4 0 62 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) -SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161 6 1 0 61 OLD SCHOOL (368) OSPRY 3988 5 12 2 59 BIRDS (286) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LURLINE GRACE 4164 8 3 0 54 WANDERERS (329) SATURN 3990 8 30 0 54 WANDERERS (329) FLUTTERLEE 4153 8 9 0 51 WANDERERS (329) FALCON 4004 3 5 0 43 BIRDS (286) -CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 7 5 0 34 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PARNIAN 4138 6 14 1 33 WANDERERS (329) -SAMMUEL 4091 2 0 0 28 THE FORSAKEN (374) -SWAN 4107 2 2 1 26 BIRDS (286) VENISON OF SAM 4181 2 0 0 25 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DEMADRED 4092 2 0 1 20 THE FORSAKEN (374) -ISHMAEL 4136 2 0 0 17 THE FORSAKEN (374) -RAHVIN 4094 1 3 1 7 THE FORSAKEN (374) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? WHERE'S THE BEEF 4185 0 1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370 SHEWISH GIANT 21 456 NONE MEXICAN SIRLOIN 4184 0 1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370 BLACK ORC 20 456 NONE PERSONAL ADS Ostrich -- I was waiting for you to stick your head in the sand so I could hit you without you noticing. But you never did it. Darn. -- Flutterlee The Veal Deal -- You going to write a column? -- Jehu Swan -- Do people complain to you that you should be a woman? I don't mind, myself, that you are not. So long as you lose.... -- Lurline Grace Falcon -- How are you going to stay in the air if a few minutes of fighting leaves you breathless? -- Saturn So I killed a standby, who's gonna bloodfeud? -- Parnian 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 WHERE'S THE BEEF? was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight. MEXICAN SIRLOIN was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel. OSPRY handily defeated SATURN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match. FALCON devastated PARNIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest. THE VEAL DEAL overpowered OSTRICH in a 1 minute mismatched Title match. JEHU viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel. FLUTTERLEE was bested by RUBIX CUBESTEAK in a 2 minute gory competition. LURLINE GRACE handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven melee. VENISON OF SAM vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 5 PARRY-RIPOSTE 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 2 - 1 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 23 - 16 - 2 59 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 6 - 0 57 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 20 - 1 51 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 TOTAL PARRY 17 - 19 - 0 47 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 4 - 0 0 | Turn 456 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 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 3 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 3 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK THE VEAL DEAL 4104 15 7 0 97 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) LUNGING ATTACK RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 6 4 0 62 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) PARRY-RIPOSTE LURLINE GRACE 4164 8 3 0 54 WANDERERS (329) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is THE VEAL DEAL 4104. The most popular warrior this turn was JEHU 3963. The ten other most popular fighters were MEXICAN SIRLOIN 4184, OSPRY 3988, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, WHERE'S THE BEEF? 4185, LURLINE GRACE 4164, FALCON 4004, THE VEAL DEAL 4104, VENISON OF SAM 4181, SATURN 3990, and FLUTTERLEE 4153. The least popular fighter this week was OSTRICH 3970. The other ten least popular fighters were PARNIAN 4138, FLUTTERLEE 4153, SATURN 3990, VENISON OF SAM 4181, THE VEAL DEAL 4104, FALCON 4004, LURLINE GRACE 4164, WHERE'S THE BEEF? 4185, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, and OSPRY 3988.