Date   : 03/25/2005    Duedate: 04/07/2005


DM-61    TURN-352

This Weeks Top Honors


(61-2719) [19-15-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          
(61-2719) [19-15-2,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-2719) [19-15-2,105]        (61-3342) [2-3-1,26]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       24
2. ARENA FELINES (341)          4      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. BLADES OF TERROR (348)       3      Unchartered Team
4. CANINE CUISINE (358)         0
5. FAVORITE GUYS (186)        -11      NEUTERED NUNS (31)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    15   5  1 75.0   1/ 1 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     8  5 2
 2- 2 CANINE CUISINE (358)      18   9  3 66.7   2/ 3 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    6  0 0
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      144  92 15 61.0   3/ 2 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       4 11 0
 4/ 4 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     86  66 13 56.6   4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (341)       3  1 0
 5/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      425 490  9 46.4   5- 5 CANINE CUISINE (358)      1  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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for ZENRY CASSAUDO, who flew up 11 points in 
the rankings after mashing CHILLILI CHES like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was CHILLILI CHES, who dropped 9 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ZENRY CASSAUDO.  Try as hard as 
the BLADES OF TERROR stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and 
ex-Duelmaster) ROBESPIERRE before this week's fights.  It's a proud day for the BLADE 
AND BLOOD stable, as their warrior, SABA EL KEER, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad ARENA  FELINES?  Big bad ARENA 
FELINES.  Big bad ARENA FELINES.  JURINE's afraid of the big bad ARENA FELINES.  Tra 
la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ARENA FELINES + Weapons 
That go Boom = BLADE AND BLOOD + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, GUILLOTINE would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want 
to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Proving again that JURINE is not rated G, CAPTURED ORC of 
the JURINE slew the warrior MATTEO in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a 
bloodfeud.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter 
problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JURINE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABA EL KEER 2719            19  15  2   105       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBESPIERRE 3098              9   3  1   133       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 COOL CAT 3147                15   3  1   101       ARENA FELINES (341)
-TAIL IN THE AIR 3148         14   4  2    97       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIT-KAT 3128                  9  10  2    78       ARENA FELINES (341)
 DELORES 3311                 14  14  0    72       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 KETA 3328                    11   5  0    71       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-RACK OF LAB 3185              5   0  1    67       CANINE CUISINE (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M.C. CAT 3124                 6  11  0    47       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUILLOTINE 3100               5   0  0    32       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194      2   0  1    32       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342           2   3  1    26       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCYTHE 3284                   1   0  0    21       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 XANDER HAXAN 3270             3   5  0    20       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350           2   0  0    18       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 CHILLILI CHES 3343            3   2  0    14       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-PUPSICLE 3221                 3   1  0    11       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 TIMO 3353                     0   2  0     2       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRAY AL ZANRA 3327     1  2 1 BLADE AND BLOOD 314   CHICKEN POODLE S 3194 349         
MATTEO 3334            4  5 0 FAVORITE GUYS 186     CAPTURED ORC 8        352 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robespierre -- Congrats on beating Cool Cat!  He's been DM like forever.  Now you 
have to fight me, cause I gotta be DM before I graduate.  So put up you dukes and 
lets have at it. -- Saba El Keer

Cool Cat -- You're off the hook. -- Saba

Keta -- Be Careful.  I feel the blood fever rising.  The urge to kill is getting 
stronger.  Now would be a good time to stay away from me. -- Saba

Timo -- Good fight.  The GC spelled my name wrong.  It should be Siren. -- Shivaree 

Guillotine -- Somehow your name and your style don't seem to go together.  Maybe you 
should change one or the other? -- Chillili Ches

Pupsicle -- Getting too warm for you, boy. -- Matteo

Saba El Keer -- You're too tall for a woman, you know.  People will realize you have 
Shewish blood. -- Keta

Tail in the Air -- And I hope a hawk comes along and grabs it. -- Delores

Shivaree Sijden -- It wasn't you I was trained for. -- Timo

Xander Haxan -- It's the chile.  It gives me fire. -- Chillili Ches

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

XANDER HAXAN was bested by GUILLOTINE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
SABA EL KEER devastated DELORES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
COOL CAT demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KETA devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MATTEO was assassinated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZENRY CASSAUDO viciously subdued CHILLILI CHES in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
SHIVAREE SJDEN overpowered TIMO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOODOO VOODOO was assassinated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  3      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  1      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 352 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SABA EL KEER 2719          19  15  2  105 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
SLASHING ATTACK  KETA 3328                  11   5  0   71 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SABA EL KEER 2719.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342.  The ten other most popular fighters were SABA EL KEER 
3350, GUILLOTINE 3100, DELORES 3311, MATTEO 3334, and TIMO 3353.

The least popular fighter this week was HOODOO VOODOO 3352.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIMO 3353, MATTEO 3334, DELORES 3311, GUILLOTINE 3100, SHIVAREE 
SJDEN 3350, CHILLILI CHES 3343, KETA 3328, COOL CAT 3147, XANDER HAXAN 3270, and SABA 
EL KEER 2719.