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 email@example.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!