DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/09/2005    Duedate: 04/22/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-457

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRIX BREMOORE
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
(42-4091) [14-9-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRIX BREMOORE                  MONTY
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             RESCUE RANGERS (296)
(42-4091) [14-9-1,108]         (42-3457) [4-3-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRIX BREMOORE                  RED SKELTON
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-4091) [14-9-1,108]         (42-4153) [7-12-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               54
2. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        7      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. BLITZKRIEG (375)             0      Unchartered Team
4. FULL METAL JACKET (347)      0
5. DECEPTICONS (364)            0      RESCUE RANGERS (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 DELVERS (154)             9  6 0
 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (375)           2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        8  6 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     344 232 18 59.7   3/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     70  52  1 57.4   4- 5*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  4  6 0
 5- 5*FULL METAL JACKET (347)   10   9  0 52.6   5/ 9*RESCUE RANGERS (296)      2  2 0
 6/ 6 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       202 199 10 50.4   6- 4 KING'S KREW (151)         2  3 0
 7/ 9 DELVERS (154)            383 524  9 42.2   7- 7*FULL METAL JACKET (347)   1  0 0
 8/ 7*RESCUE RANGERS (296)       5   8  0 38.5   8-11*BLITZKRIEG (375)          1  0 0
 9-10 KING'S KREW (151)         97 156  3 38.3   9- 8*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        1  0 0
10-11*DECEPTICONS (364)          3   7  0 30.0  10-10*DECEPTICONS (364)         1  1 0
11-12*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)   9  25  1 26.5  11/12 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  COLOR ME SUAVE?  Who?  DELVERS is the top team these days, buddies!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
RESCUE RANGERS can attest...  DELVERS posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody 
loves a winner...  DELVERS had cause to celebrate, after HANDSOME IS got 22 points by 
beating RIMA ADLER.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 21 points to HANDSOME IS.  (Discrete enough, RIMA ADLER?) 1977 AMC 
MATADOR found out that RODEKI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in RODEKI is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are RODEKI's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in RODEKI avoid COLOR ME SUAVE.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FLAGG'S FIVE, so did that sorry 
team shy from COLOR ME SUAVE  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIX BREMOORE 4091           14   9  1   108       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           14   8  0    99       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116        21   9  0    90       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MASUMII 4117                 11   9  0    83       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            10   5  0    75       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130          13  11  0    67       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        11   9  0    67       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME IS 4164             10  11  0    66       DELVERS (154)
 THE MOLE 4118                13  16  1    65       DELVERS (154)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             10   2  1    61       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       12   4  1    57       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIMA ADLER 4187               8   3  1    45       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 RED SKELTON 4153              7  12  0    43       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            8  11  3    38       DELVERS (154)
 MONTY 3457                    4   3  0    37       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. HOOK 4125                 6  13  0    31       KING'S KREW (151)
-JOKER 3981                    4   0  0    25       FULL METAL JACKET (347)
-MALLOW 4134                   3   4  0    24       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-BOB THE IMPALER 4196          3   1  0    24       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
-DEVERS 4135                   2   5  0    24       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEREMY 4189                   3   4  0    23       KING'S KREW (151)
-KRISTINE 4174                 5   7  0    22       KING'S KREW (151)
-LAYLA 4182                    2   1  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (375)
-ALEX 4190                     5   1  1    18       KING'S KREW (151)
-DUCEM 4133                    2   5  1    17       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-SELDON 4131                   2   5  0    15       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-STARSCREAM 4095               2   2  0    12       DECEPTICONS (364)
-MICHAEL ADDISON 4191          3   1  0    11       KING'S KREW (151)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREDAKING 4098                1   1  0     6       DECEPTICONS (364)
-H'KRUGGAG 4141                0   4  0     4       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-THUNDERCRACKER 4094           0   1  0     1       DECEPTICONS (364)
-KICKBACK 4165                 0   1  0     1       DECEPTICONS (364)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALABAMA BLACKSNA 3971  1  2 0 FULL METAL JACKET 347 KANGAROO LIFEBOA 4186 453 NOT REVE
CHIP 3459              0  1 0 RESCUE RANGERS 296    SPYMASTER 22          457 NONE    
DALE 4192              1  2 0 RESCUE RANGERS 296    UTENA 4171            454         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

     I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that
the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard
Hammes) has been approved by the commission.  The contest will be held in TROCAR,
arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd.  Keep in mind that this
is a slow arena.  Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for
procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest.  This announcement follows my
last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and
give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory.  My
address is at the end.  Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the
charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game!  I
will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well.
     The contest is pretty simple.  Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on
fight experience!  There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed
and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  To
help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in
case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest.  Scoring is
as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
     personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written
     from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will
     not get the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)

     The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd.  May I
point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for
winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring.  It matters not if
you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a
contest warrior.  This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in
as well.
     If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each
warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in
death, cannot score points!  Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except
avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is
discovered.  To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no
messing with these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a
clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd.  This also counts if it is found
you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges.  You can bring a
second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage.  This
means DQ to your contest team.  A second team may also enter the contest with its own
donation of $5 and adherence to the rules.  Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like
to see the prizes so here they are:

1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
     favorite knowledge
2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior
Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

     The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and
+1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE.  These prizes also
must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest.  Even those rookie level
teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight
;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced
teams!  Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come
and test your mettle!
     Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if
that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means.  If a hopeful entrant
happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an
account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and
which team it is for.  I prefer that this only be used as donation method by
incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me.  Please drop me an email, or
diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and
the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail.  Thanks to all who have
sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my
best wishes to all!

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
triumph1971@hotmail.com
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHIP was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOHN ROSE vanquished 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SUSHEE SU savagely defeated MASUMII in a 2 minute bloody expert's fight.
CRIX BREMOORE devastated THIRD BASE SPOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
VIRTUOS VIXEN demolished MIYAGI'S MIATA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLAZING BLUR slimly lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute fight.
RIMA ADLER was devastated by HANDSOME IS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FRANKENBUTT handily defeated HANDSOME DOES in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
MONTY was vanquished by THE MOLE in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT won victory over RED SKELTON in a popular 6 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  24 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 457 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CRIX BREMOORE 4091         14   9  1  108 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092         14   8  0   99 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116      21   9  0   90 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MASUMII 4117               11   9  0   83 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           10   2  1   61 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     12   4  1   57 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       RIMA ADLER 4187             8   3  1   45 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
TOTAL PARRY      MONTY 3457                  4   3  0   37 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRIX BREMOORE 4091.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED SKELTON 4153.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANKENBUTT 
4188, THE MOLE 4118, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, CRIX BREMOORE 4091, VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092, 
BLAZING BLUR 4136, HANDSOME IS 4164, MASUMII 4117, RIMA ADLER 4187, and HANDSOME DOES 
4175.

The least popular fighter this week was MONTY 3457.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130, THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, CHIP 
3459, HANDSOME DOES 4175, RIMA ADLER 4187, MASUMII 4117, HANDSOME IS 4164, BLAZING 
BLUR 4136, and VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CRIX BREMOORE (42-4091) FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SUSHEE SU (42-3983) DELVERS (154)
JOHN ROSE (42-3985) DELVERS (154)

                    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!