Date   : 03/31/2005    Duedate: 04/13/2005


DM-43    TURN-449

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4329) [23-22-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

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]



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


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

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

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)


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!