DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2005    Duedate: 04/26/2005

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-228

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [26-6-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBSHELL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-3914) [15-10-3,124]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALICE OSBORNE                  A TALENT SCOUT
MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)         AVID FANS (65)
(45-3970) [12-11-1,91]         (45-3950) [6-5-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       32
2. AVID FANS (65)              31      SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       11      Unchartered Team
4. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)        3
5. THE LORDS OF WAR (477)       0      ROAD WARRIORS (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     61  48  0 56.0   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 1
 2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      163 136  9 54.5   2/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     8  4 0
 3/ 2 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   115  97  6 54.2   3/ 5 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     8  7 1
 4- 4*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      24  21  2 53.3   4/ 2 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    7  8 0
 5- 5 WALKING DEATH (197)       85  76  1 52.8   5/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5 10 0
 6/ 0 AVID FANS (65)           123 119 11 50.8   6/ 0 AVID FANS (65)            3  1 0
 7/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    114 140  3 44.9   7- 3*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      3  2 0
 8/ 7 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     44  71  5 38.3   8/ 6*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       3 11 0
 9- 8 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)     9  17  1 34.6   9- 8 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    2  3 0
10/ 9*ROAD WARRIORS (476)        3  11  0 21.4  10- 9 WALKING DEATH (197)       0  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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
STORMCROWE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for MUTANT HAMMERZ, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 4 into 7th.  Ha!  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
SHARD win a fight and gain 31 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHARD beat MOTHER and 
MOTHER lost 27 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like STORMCROWE has some 
guts at least, STORM SERPENT the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  
HOT LIPS challenged STORMCROWE's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as HOT LIPS takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Shadow's Fountain, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From STORMCROWE's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MORDRED'S MADMEN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARQUE FORCES.  Ha ha ha ha!  And 
we have FRANCINE KRUGER in a challenge, going down 10 points for the fight.  Guess 
what?  I thought FRANCINE KRUGER showed great skill and promise when she was bested 
by DEATH FOG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the STORMCROWE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                26   6  0   112       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBSHELL 3914               15  10  3   124       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SHARD 3507                   15  26  1   100       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 STORM SERPENT 2416           20  11  0    97       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           12  11  1    91       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         18  16  1    90       AVID FANS (65)
 DEATH FOG 4017               13   6  0    88       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          8  11  0    82       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 MOTHER 3741                  19  13  1    74       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-WRECKER 1402                 18  14  0    71       WALKING DEATH (197)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        14  16  0    68       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          8   3  0    66       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-SHADOW STALKER 4155           7   3  0    64       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 WALRUS 3995                   8  14  0    58       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-THE JANITOR 2545              8   9  0    57       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            16   3  0    54       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       6   5  1    51       AVID FANS (65)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950           6   5  0    49       AVID FANS (65)
-CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        6   3  0    49       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-SKORG 1804                   11   7  1    44       WALKING DEATH (197)
-JOGLI 1902                   10   4  0    43       WALKING DEATH (197)
-ANGEL HAMMER 3962             6   3  2    40       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ZOEY 4126                     5   2  1    39       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-BEAST HAMMER 3963             5   4  0    38       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALDROIT MABEL 4161           2   1  0    33       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 AMY YATES 4145                4   1  1    30       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISHOP HAMMER 3993            4   3  0    30       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 FROSTFLARE 4112               4   5  0    29       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            1   1  0    26       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 GREZELDA 4131                 3   3  0    25       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  18  0    24       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICELINIA 4092                 5   7  1    23       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148              4   0  0    21       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         3   6  0    20       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ASU 4105                      2   0  0    17       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-MASOJ 2603                    2   1  0    13       WALKING DEATH (197)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           1   4  0    12       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 LULU 4135                     3   2  0    11       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BERTHA 4168                   2   0  1    10       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 JEANIE VORHES 4169            1   0  0     8       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-JARA 4160                     1   0  0     6       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-SMOKE 4154                    1   1  1     5       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 WINSTON 4141                  1   2  0     5       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 HITCH 4167                    1   1  0     5       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-CARA 4159                     0   1  0     1       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-HENGIST 3460                  0   1  0     1       WALKING DEATH (197)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAYOR BILL 4138        0  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   AMY YATES 4145        225 REVENGED
NORA BATES 3883       13 17 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BOMBSHELL 3914        227         
LEAD PEDAL 4142        0  3 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     228 NONE    
T.A. 4139              0  3 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     BERTHA 4168           228         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lead Pedal -- Strength and restraint. -- Bertha

Icelina -- You feeling left on the lorn?  S'okay.  If I had to do it all over again,
I'd do it all over you.  <ha> -- Zoey

Amy Yates -- Them're tanker runs.  Cozy, comfy and cheeky.  Boss-fellow paid in full
and was glad to do it.  He loves us. -- Mabel

Frostflare -- Pin by pin, and mighty disappointed I is to find my ticket eaten. --
Grezelda

Lulu -- "Ladies" night out.  Geez, they're a card.  You mind I just sit quiet with
you and pretend we're talking for a while? -- Aunty Macassar

Jane the Ripper -- Has anyone told you that you're a menace, young lady?  You're
going to find it hard to get a date when you slice-and-dice any man who comes near
you. -- Shard

B.F. Goodrich -- Do you find that men respond well to women who hug the road rather
than them?  If so... well, I could try it, I suppose. -- Frostbite

Zoey -- (crossly)  You orcs are just to OBVIOUS. -- Icelinia

Pyrotechnics -- Your force was not, in fact, superior.  So there. -- Walrus

Grezelda -- Madam, I admire a woman of your statuesque and obvious attributes.  Could
we pursue this acquaintance in some less sanguinary environment? -- Frostflare

Lulu of the Darque Forces -- I don't know, but she wields a mean skillet.  Many's the
sailor she's laid out in Arvat who complained of her cooking. -- Frostflare

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 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

LEAD PEDAL was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALICE OSBORNE was vanquished by BOMBSHELL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
HOT LIPS luckily beat STORM SERPENT in a 26 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
FRANCINE KRUGER slimly lost to DEATH FOG in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
LULU was subdued by FROSTFLARE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
AMY YATES devastated FROSTBITE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
T.A. was barely slain by BERTHA in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
MOTHER was handily defeated by SHARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
THE BEER VENDOR vanquished JANE THE RIPPER in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
THE STATISTICIAN vanquished ZOEY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
A TALENT SCOUT was luckily beaten by PYROTECHNICS in a popular 5 minute gory melee.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR demolished ICELINIA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WALRUS overcame MALDROIT MABEL in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
GREZELDA devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
ASU overcame HITCH in a popular 1 minute beginner's fight.
AUNTY MACASSAR was bested by RAGGEDY ANN in a 5 minute beginner's duel.
WINSTON was luckily beaten by JEANIE VORHES in a 3 minute bloody amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  17 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  14 -  4      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  34 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  32 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  21 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 228 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              26   6  0  112 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             15  10  3  124 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE OSBORNE 3970         12  11  1   91 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BEER VENDOR 1975       18  16  1   90 AVID FANS (65)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017             13   6  0   88 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                19  13  1   74 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was A TALENT SCOUT 3950.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANCINE 
KRUGER 4015, DEATH FOG 4017, AMY YATES 4145, T.A. 4139, SHARD 3507, THE BEER VENDOR 
1975, MALDROIT MABEL 4161, GREZELDA 4131, ASU 4105, and WINSTON 4141.

The least popular fighter this week was HOT LIPS 3743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORM SERPENT 2416, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, ICELINIA 4092, PYROTECHNICS 4018, 
AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, HITCH 4167, ZOEY 4126, JANE THE RIPPER 4096, MOTHER 3741, and 
LULU 4135.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STORM SERPENT (45-2416) SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

                    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!