Date   : 03/18/2005    Duedate: 03/31/2005


DM-51    TURN-404

This Weeks Top Honors


(51-5230) [18-12-2,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARZOGH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5210) [15-19-0,86]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        MELISSA
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5230) [18-12-2,84]         (51-5252) [3-1-0,36]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         37
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          10      FRUITS (548)
3. INHUMANS II (562)            0      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)                -7
                                       THINGS (17)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              47  11  2 81.0   1/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 0
 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        99  83  8 54.4   2/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  2 0
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      466 564 15 45.2   3/ 2 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 4- 4*INHUMANS II (562)          0   5  0  0.0   4- 4*INHUMANS II (562)         0  5 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.

     I can't honestly say that I'm proud to have achieved this title.  The 
competition was so... not there.  Just us and the Amazons.


                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TRICORUS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, AMAZON ELITE 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by DARK HORSEMEN!  Way to 
go DARK HORSEMEN!  MVP award for HARZOGH?  DARK HORSEMEN's proud of him after beating 
M. CHARDINEE and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  GRAPE's match with 
MELISSA cost him a loss of 7 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
DELANGE stopped KALLIE dead in hers tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said TRICORUS' 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Silver Chalice?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DARK HORSEMEN was TRICORUS' most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
AMAZON ELITE?  DARK HORSEMEN, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them 
to accept an invitation!  Can FRUITS' GRAPE be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 18  12  2    84       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 15  19  0    86       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KALLIE 5244                   5   3  0    70       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TURAGH 5243                  12  11  0    68       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACINTHE 5211                 9   5  0    63       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   5   5  0    47       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MELISSA 5252                  3   1  0    36       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALGEI 5272                   1   2  0    14       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GRAPE 5266                    3   1  0    11       FRUITS (548)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannah -- Bone voyage, and stuff like that.  At least now I don't have to worry about 
you killing me.  Other people, who knows, but not you. -- Harzogh

I don't like Kung-Fu Masters.  I never have. -- Turagh

Grape -- Hey!  Grape juice stains as badly as blood.  Why didn't Debby Tonte warn us 
about this? -- Zalgei

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

MELISSA devastated GRAPE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DELANGE won victory over KALLIE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HARZOGH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TURAGH devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZALGEI demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 404 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               18  12  2   84 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  KALLIE 5244                 5   3  0   70 AMAZON ELITE (536)
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                12  11  0   68 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       MELISSA 5252                3   1  0   36 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELANGE 5230.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MELISSA 5252.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELANGE 5230, HARZOGH 
5210, TURAGH 5243, KALLIE 5244, ZALGEI 5272, GRAPE 5266,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GRAPE 5266.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZALGEI 5272, KALLIE 5244, TURAGH 5243, HARZOGH 5210, DELANGE 5230, 
MELISSA 5252,  0,  0,  0, and  0.