DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2005    Duedate: 04/11/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-350

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADY LADY
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2552) [18-8-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADY LADY                     HAYABUSA
WAYFARERS (248)                EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2552) [18-8-0,106]         (63-2603) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHADY LADY                     SHINDEN-KAI
WAYFARERS (248)                EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2552) [18-8-0,106]         (63-2601) [1-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     46
2. WAYFARERS (248)            -14      WAYFARERS (248)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       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*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)    9   1  0 90.0   1/ 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   9  1 0
 2/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          431 495  9 46.5   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           9  4 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.

     All five of our team fought standbys.  Was there anyone else on the sands at
all?

                                      Shady Lady

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail AMEN-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as WAYFARERS is pushed out of 
top team by EMPIRE OF THE SUN, who came from 2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, HAYABUSA fought ROADKILL and gained 14 points and contributed to EMPIRE OF THE 
SUN's 5-0-0.  ROADKILL has lost to HAYABUSA, falling 12 points, while helping make 
WAYFARERS a 1-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
SHADY LADY remains AMEN-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that AMEN-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in AMEN-TEI, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552              18   8  0   106       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                 2   0  0    29       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             2   0  0    26       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                   2   0  0    22       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 TORYU 2604                    2   0  0    17       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              1   1  0    15       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              2   2  0     8       WAYFARERS (248)
 ROADKILL 2600                 2   1  0     8       WAYFARERS (248)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pfui.

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

HAYABUSA devastated ROADKILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHINDEN-KAI slimly won victory over HITCH HIKER in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
SHADY LADY demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
RAIDEN bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's contest.
SABURO SAKAI overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TORYU bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 350 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         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552            18   8  0  106 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 SHINDEN-KAI 2601.  The ten other most popular fighters were HITCH HIKER 2592, 
HAYABUSA 2603, SHADY LADY 2552, RAIDEN 2602, TORYU 2604, SABURO SAKAI 2605, ROADKILL 
2600,  0,  0, and  0.

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