Date   : 03/29/2005    Duedate: 04/11/2005


DM-41    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4104) [15-7-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

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]



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
     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

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, 
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 
CUBESTEAK 4165, and OSPRY 3988.