Date   : 03/17/2005    Duedate: 03/30/2005


DM-43    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4329) [22-22-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE FAMILY (116)               
(43-4329) [22-22-1,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRO CUCKOO                    GRIEF
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4329) [22-22-1,105]        (43-4388) [8-7-2,48]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          45
2. GIRLS X3 (254)               0      THE FAMILY (116)
3. HEADHUNTERS (440)            0      Unchartered Team
4. WIDOWMAKERS (115)            0
5. THE FAMILY (116)           -24      REVEREND'S REVENGE (184)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GIRLS X3 (254)            55  29  3 65.5   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 0
 2- 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        161 139  4 53.7   2/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        5 10 1
 3- 4*HEADHUNTERS (440)          2   2  0 50.0   3- 2 GIRLS X3 (254)            4  3 0
 4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         405 473 10 46.1   4- 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         0  2 0
 5/ 6 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       163 193 20 45.8   5- 6*HEADHUNTERS (440)         0  1 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.

     Well, that was a very poor showing from you, Ellen Sue!  I think you were trying 
too hard, but in any case, you blew it, girl.  How are you going to be a role model 
for us all if you go losing to the likes of me?

                                   Tiro Cuckoo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VEASTIAN games.  Although RAPTURE made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious TIRO CUCKOO.  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VEASTIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that GRIEF posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
TIRANIAN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand GRIEF defeated TIRANIAN.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     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 VEASTIAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             22  22  1   105       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598     10   5  1    87       GIRLS X3 (254)
-C. ZETA JONES 4393            7   1  0    79       GIRLS X3 (254)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTURE 4374                 12  10  1    66       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-WOUNDBRINGER 4376            11  10  0    62       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLBREAKER 4372             13  10  0    53       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 VAHNZUR 4373                 12  13  0    53       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRIEF 4388                    8   7  2    48       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-HEATHER GRAHAM 4395           6   2  0    47       GIRLS X3 (254)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 6   5  0    37       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRINIAN 4407                  4   1  0    32       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODIUM 4418                    1   0  0    17       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401           2   2  0    15       HEADHUNTERS (440)
 SHOCK 4411                    1   1  0    14       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 STILJANZ 4409                 3   1  0    10       THE FAMILY (116)
 SHY 4410                      0   2  0     2       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANGELA MEADORS 2597    9  5 0 GIRLS X3 254          RAPTURE 4374          446 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heather Graham -- Odd, I hadn't realized how annoyed I was with life in general.  
It's unlike me to hit a girl that hard, even if she IS trying to hit me.  Hard enough 
to stop her, yes, but a knockdown?  Wasn't in my plan. -- Vahnzur

Grief -- Good--!  Is your manager running style experiments?  If so, good luck to 
him.  And to you, as you're likely to need it.  I can remember hearing about the 
times when our manager was totally focused on rippers....  (shakes head sadly)  Some 
of the warriors who came out of our stable were... peculiar. -- Tiranian

Shy -- It would have been more fun grappling with you if you'd been a girl.  Think 
you could manage that if we meet again? -- Grinian

Shock -- Don't you hate it when someone like me manages a last second turn-around? -- 

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!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIEF bested TIRANIAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TIRO CUCKOO devastated RAPTURE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
VAHNZUR was handily defeated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GRINIAN vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SHOCK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STILJANZ was bested by ODIUM in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.
SHY was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  21 -  3      34  |

Turn 448 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RAPTURE 4374               12  10  1   66 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
AIMED BLOW       GRIEF 4388                  8   7  2   48 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391               6   5  0   37 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRO CUCKOO 4329.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRIEF 4388.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRO CUCKOO 4329, 
SHOCK 4411, STILJANZ 4409, ODIUM 4418, TIRANIAN 4391, GRINIAN 4407, RAPTURE 4374, 
VAHNZUR 4373, SHY 4410, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SHY 4410.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VAHNZUR 4373, RAPTURE 4374, GRINIAN 4407, TIRANIAN 4391, ODIUM 4418, 
STILJANZ 4409, SHOCK 4411, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, GRIEF 4388, and  0.