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 email@example.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.