DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2005    Duedate: 04/25/2005

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-203

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RENDOR QUIL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3497) [17-14-0,68]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RENDOR QUIL                    LEVIATHAN
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
(52-3497) [17-14-0,68]         (52-3506) [4-4-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       SALINA REES
DARK RAIDERS (78)              MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3319) [5-9-0,62]           (52-3546) [7-6-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SITTEES (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)       42
2. DARK RAIDERS (78)           41      MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
3. THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)    12      Unchartered Team
4. SITTEES (359)                4
5. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)           1      BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 OHIO (350)                50  19  3 72.5   1- 1 OHIO (350)                8  0 0
 2/ 0*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)      3   2  0 60.0   2/ 4*SITTEES (359)             5  5 0
 3/ 1*SITTEES (359)              5   5  0 50.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        75  78  0 49.0   4- 2 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     4  4 0
 5- 5 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    133 154 21 46.3   5/ 0*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)     3  2 0
 6/ 6 DARK RAIDERS (78)        118 142  5 45.4   6/ 6 DARK RAIDERS (78)         3  3 0
 7/ 0*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  18  22  3 45.0   7/ 0*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  2  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  OHIO?  Who?  SITTEES is the top team these days, buddies!  Say what you 
will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DARK RAIDERS will tell you 118-142-5 is 
nothing to laugh at...  I doubt many are quaking in their boots, but BLACK KNIGHTS 2 
comes out of nowhere to get 3-2-0.  What does the future hold?  Watch this space...  
DARK RAIDERS had cause to celebrate, after PANDEMIC got 25 points by beating LENA 
KORIL.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SER ALLOCES was winsome, after 
beating OAK LEE and seeing him lose 9 points.  A certain someone saw BEXLEY at The 
Victory Tavern with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  
What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater victory?  RENDOR QUIL has taken his 
place as the top, as FRATSFA's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in FRATSFA is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in FRATSFA would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in FRATSFA is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             17  14  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEXLEY 3486                  16   3  2   147       OHIO (350)
-SOUTHPOINT 3492              13   3  0   103       OHIO (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORMENT 3523                  8   3  1    86       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-VICIOUS 3508                  6   2  1    76       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-MUTILATE 3375                12   9  1    74       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-TOLEDO 3482                  10   6  0    71       OHIO (350)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEALIN SALI 3496             16  15  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-SEVERITY 3538                 7   3  1    63       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 PANDEMIC 3319                 5   9  0    62       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 LENA KORIL 3495              14  17  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAYHEM 3537                   8   2  1    51       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-AKRON 3553                    5   4  1    51       OHIO (350)
 LEVIATHAN 3506                4   4  1    50       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 ORCA 3503                     5   3  0    40       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGRENE 3344                 4   2  1    33       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 SALINA REES 3546              7   6  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 MALICE 3343                   4   2  0    30       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 NEANDERTHAL 3507              2   6  1    27       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 MAMMOTH 3514                  3   2  0    26       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 TROGLODYTE 3504               3   5  0    24       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER ALLOCES 3584              1   0  0    18       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 SHY ANN 3562                  1   1  0    16       SITTEES (359)
 SER ANDRAS 3587               1   0  0    16       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 SUE SOON 3572                 1   0  0    10       SITTEES (359)
 SER FURCAS 3583               1   0  0     6       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 OAK LEE 3563                  1   1  0     4       SITTEES (359)
 BYRON 3559                    1   1  0     4       SITTEES (359)
 OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570           0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SER SIN 3586                  0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 LORD SOTH 3585                0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NORVAN PATT 3555       3  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      SEVERITY 3538         200         
LO DYE 3561            1  1 0 SITTEES 359           DARK CHAMPION 24      203 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Torment -- The very idea makes my head ache. -- Lena Koril

Toledo -- Ole?  What kind of exclamation is that for a gladiator? -- Tealin Sali

Pandemic -- Well, just because everybody's doing it doesn't mean you have to. --
Rendor Quil

Polite Beggar?  That's an oxymoron. -- Salina Rees, with strong views on begging

Byron -- What if I don't feel like sitting? -- Ollie Quonsham

Severity -- Not a problem. -- Leeta and the Middle Way

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

LO DYE was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RENDOR QUIL vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
LENA KORIL was demolished by PANDEMIC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEALIN SALI bested LEVIATHAN in a popular 3 minute contest.
NEANDERTHAL was savagely defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 2 minute bloody match.
SALINA REES was outwaited by ORCA in a popular 7 minute duel.
GANGRENE devastated SHY ANN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TROGLODYTE was viciously subdued by MALICE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
MAMMOTH vanquished LORD SOTH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BYRON was overpowered by SER ANDRAS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OLLIE QUONSHAM was defeated by SER FURCAS in a 4 minute novice's fight.
OAK LEE was handily defeated by SER ALLOCES in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUE SOON demolished SER SIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 203 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           17  14  0   68 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           16  15  0   64 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
TOTAL PARRY      ORCA 3503                   5   3  0   40 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SALINA REES 3546.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEVIATHAN 3506, ORCA 
3503, TEALIN SALI 3496, MALICE 3343, OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570, LO DYE 3561, PANDEMIC 3319, 
RENDOR QUIL 3497, NEANDERTHAL 3507, and GANGRENE 3344.

The least popular fighter this week was SER SIN 3586.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OAK LEE 3563, BYRON 3559, LORD SOTH 3585, TROGLODYTE 3504, SHY ANN 
3562, LENA KORIL 3495, SER FURCAS 3583, MAMMOTH 3514, SUE SOON 3572, and SER ALLOCES 
3584.