Date   : 03/01/2005    Duedate: 03/14/2005


DM-63    TURN-348

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2551) [19-8-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SELAUNAH                       SABURO SAKAI
WAYFARERS (248)                EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2551) [19-8-1,118]         (63-2605) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOBO JO                        HOBO JO
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2520) [25-18-0,105]        (63-2520) [25-18-0,105]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     63
2. WAYFARERS (248)             11      WAYFARERS (248)
3. THE FORSAKEN (305)           0      Unchartered Team
4. CAR AND DRIVER (155)         0
                                       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE FORSAKEN (305)         8   1  1 88.9   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          12  3 0
 2/ 0*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)    4   1  0 80.0   2/ 0*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   4  1 0
 3- 2 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     463 415 25 52.7   3- 3*THE FORSAKEN (305)        1  0 1
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          426 492  9 46.4   4- 2 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 254): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 509): I WET MY BED! of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): ANTHONY SCALIA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 498): TRIMOX of OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 499): PINK of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 491): ADMIRAL ISO of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 358): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): SELAUNAH of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 395): DEADPOOL of X-FORCE from TARRGIR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 254): ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 509): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 498): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 499): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 491): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 358): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 395): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 508): STRONGBOW of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
                           BLIND ILLUSION of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 459): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                             CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 346): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     We Wayfarers seem to be playing musical chairs with you, Mario.  How is it that
you keep losing?  If "keep losing" could be considered the right phrase.  Well, maybe
not.  But it still surprises us, and Leeta as well, when you do.  I don't believe she
has a very good opinion of her warriors.  Or perhaps it's her managerial performance
that she doubts.  Whatever, good fight.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in AMEN-TEI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  A team with purpose!  A 
team with the skill to back up their boasts!  Getting a 4-1-0 their first time out is 
EMPIRE OF THE SUN.  What's with SABURO SAKAI?  He actually beat AMEN-TEI's 
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at EMPIRE OF THE SUN while they watched TORYU clobber HITCH HIKER.  He lost 12 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, NOBLE 
ASSASSIN wasn't good enough at persuading SELAUNAH to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  AMEN-TEI 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELAUNAH 2551                19   8  1   118       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                 25  18  0   105       WAYFARERS (248)
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  17  0   104       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
-MARIO ANDRETTI 1809          13   9  0    99       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 SHADY LADY 2552              16   8  0    98       WAYFARERS (248)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9  10  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SECRET DOOM 2582              8   1  1    34       THE FORSAKEN (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             1   0  0    20       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HAYABUSA 2603                 1   0  0    15       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 TORYU 2604                    1   0  0    14       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 RAIDEN 2602                   1   0  0    13       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 ROADKILL 2600                 1   0  0    10       WAYFARERS (248)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              1   1  0     4       WAYFARERS (248)
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              0   1  0     1       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE N-ICEMAN 2576      3  9 0 WAYFARERS 248         SECRET DOOM 2582      346         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And four wins against standbys, to make it a five-oh turn.  It hardly seems real. --

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

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

SELAUNAH viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
HOBO JO won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute uneven battle.
SHADY LADY demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HITCH HIKER slimly lost to TORYU in a 3 minute gory novice's contest.
ROADKILL demolished SHINDEN-KAI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RAIDEN vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HAYABUSA beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.
SABURO SAKAI handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY 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|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 348 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SELAUNAH 2551              19   8  1  118 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               25  18  0  105 WAYFARERS (248)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552            16   8  0   98 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOBO JO 2520.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOBO JO 2520.  The ten other most popular fighters were SELAUNAH 2551, SHADY LADY 
2552, HITCH HIKER 2592, TORYU 2604, ROADKILL 2600, RAIDEN 2602, HAYABUSA 2603, SABURO 
SAKAI 2605, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SHINDEN-KAI 2601.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SABURO SAKAI 2605, HAYABUSA 2603, RAIDEN 2602, ROADKILL 2600, 
TORYU 2604, HITCH HIKER 2592, SHADY LADY 2552, SELAUNAH 2551, HOBO JO 2520, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SELAUNAH (63-2551) WAYFARERS (248)
HOBO JO (63-2520) WAYFARERS (248)