DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/13/2005 VEASTIAN ARENA DM-43 TURN-449 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TIRO CUCKOO THE FAMILY (116) (43-4329) [23-22-1,107] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TIRO CUCKOO POSITION IS EMPTY THE FAMILY (116) (43-4329) [23-22-1,107] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite TIRO CUCKOO TIRO CUCKOO THE FAMILY (116) THE FAMILY (116) (43-4329) [23-22-1,107] (43-4329) [23-22-1,107] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE FAMILY (116) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE FAMILY (116) 32 2. HELL'S PAWNS (104) 2 THE FAMILY (116) 3. GIRLS X3 (254) 0 Unchartered Team (100) 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/ 4 THE FAMILY (116) 409 474 10 46.3 2/ 2 HELL'S PAWNS (104) 5 9 0 3/ 5 HELL'S PAWNS (104) 165 195 20 45.8 3- 3 GIRLS X3 (254) 1 2 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. You're a pawn of hell? I never would have guessed. 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. VAHNZUR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RAPTURE and was awarded 13 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, VAHNZUR put down RAPTURE, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process. Not for nothing has TIRO CUCKOO in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again. No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! A thought before I go. Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise manager learn the secrets of them all? Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! 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 23 22 1 107 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 VAHNZUR 4373 13 13 0 66 THE FAMILY (116) GRIEF 4388 9 7 2 57 HELL'S PAWNS (104) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAPTURE 4374 12 11 1 54 HELL'S PAWNS (104) TIRANIAN 4391 7 5 0 50 THE FAMILY (116) -HEATHER GRAHAM 4395 6 2 0 47 GIRLS X3 (254) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GRINIAN 4407 4 2 0 27 THE FAMILY (116) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STILJANZ 4409 4 1 0 19 THE FAMILY (116) SHOCK 4411 2 1 0 18 HELL'S PAWNS (104) -ODIUM 4418 1 0 0 17 HELL'S PAWNS (104) SHY 4410 0 3 0 3 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 Grief -- I dunno, I wouldn't consider grief so pawnish, whether of hell or not. I could see how, in some circumstances, it might be used in manipulation to make some PERSON a pawn, but still, that isn't the same. -- Tiranian P.S. If you don't talk, I have to choose my own line in the personals, right? So today I'm feeling philosophical. THAT was a Convicted Assassin? Convicted of WHAT? Sure, I lost, that isn't the point--I was set up for losing that one. The point is that if that is his assassination technique, it's no wonder he got caught. -- Vahnzur It seems unfair that the so-called Osksi Noble (he's Ferencian, actually) is ambidextrous when *I* would make so much better use of that. -- Grinian Odium -- Sinister indeed, even a lefty! -- Stiljanz P.S. Has your manager considered Tedium? That would be one of hell's pawns for sure! 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 TIRO CUCKOO viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's Title fight. RAPTURE was subdued by VAHNZUR in a 2 minute veteran's melee. GRIEF overpowered GRINIAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel. TIRANIAN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight. SHOCK bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's brawl. STILJANZ overpowered SHY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 3 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 2 - 0 78 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 2 - 0 71 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 12 - 8 - 0 60 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 20 - 16 - 1 56 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 0 54 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 10 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 AIMED BLOW 12 - 20 - 3 38 | Turn 449 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 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 2 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL TIRO CUCKOO 4329 23 22 1 107 THE FAMILY (116) FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW GRIEF 4388 9 7 2 57 HELL'S PAWNS (104) LUNGING ATTACK RAPTURE 4374 12 11 1 54 HELL'S PAWNS (104) STRIKING ATTACK TIRANIAN 4391 7 5 0 50 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 TIRO CUCKOO 4329. The ten other most popular fighters were STILJANZ 4409, VAHNZUR 4373, GRIEF 4388, TIRANIAN 4391, SHOCK 4411, SHY 4410, RAPTURE 4374, GRINIAN 4407, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was GRINIAN 4407. The other ten least popular fighters were RAPTURE 4374, SHY 4410, SHOCK 4411, TIRANIAN 4391, GRIEF 4388, VAHNZUR 4373, STILJANZ 4409, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, 0, and 0. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: TIRO CUCKOO (43-4329) THE FAMILY (116) 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!