Date   : 03/15/2005    Duedate: 03/28/2005


DM-63    TURN-349

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2552) [17-8-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADY LADY                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WAYFARERS (248)                
(63-2552) [17-8-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHADY LADY                     SHADY LADY
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2552) [17-8-0,101]         (63-2552) [17-8-0,101]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             18
2. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      0      WAYFARERS (248)
3. CAR AND DRIVER (155)         0      Unchartered Team

                                       SECOND BANANAS (277)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          13  2 0
 2- 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     463 415 25 52.7   2- 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   4  1 0
 3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          430 493  9 46.6   3- 4 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      0  1 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.

     Well, this is a fine how-de-doo!  Ten active warriors, and two of us are 
graduating.  True, we'll be replaced (not that anyone could really replace ME), but 
this arena, which was once on the verge of being closed, is obviously flirting with 
that status again.  This is especially sad since players rallied to keep this arena 
open.  I guess it was just borrowed time.

     If there is anyone here who actually wants to know my numbers, or Hobo Jo's, for 
that matter, speak up and we'll tell all.  But since nobody seems to have mastered 
the art of "speaking up" here, well, I guess we'll just have to be mystery women, 
won't we?


                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
AMEN-TEI.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for HITCH HIKER, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after 
mashing SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was HOBO JO, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was AMEN-TEI's VETERAN MERCENARY, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by SELAUNAH.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552              17   8  0   101       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  17  0   104       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
-MARIO ANDRETTI 1809          13   9  0    99       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9  10  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROADKILL 2600                 2   0  0    20       WAYFARERS (248)
-SABURO SAKAI 2605             1   0  0    20       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              2   1  0    15       WAYFARERS (248)
-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)
-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

Toryu -- A real fight!  I was so excited that, well, I didn't give it the attention I 
should have.  YOU did well, though. -- Hitch Hiker (call me Hitch)

Shinden-Kai -- Yeah, well, I want to reconsider this gladiator stuff, even if I DID 
win my first fight.  It isn't like practicing at all, and I don't care WHAT Leeta 
says.  You got hurt out there, and next time, it could be ME. -- Roadkill

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 devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HOBO JO slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 3 minute uneven battle.
SHADY LADY savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody master's Title duel.
ROADKILL overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HITCH HIKER devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 349 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552            17   8  0  101 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHADY LADY 2552.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHADY LADY 2552.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROADKILL 2600, HITCH 
HIKER 2592,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HITCH HIKER 2592.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROADKILL 2600, SHADY LADY 2552,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and 

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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