Date   : 03/30/2005    Duedate: 04/12/2005


DM-65    TURN-339

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-5287) [17-5-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOOD WIZARDS (576)            
(65-5287) [17-5-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD WIZARDS (576)            SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-5287) [17-5-0,105]         (65-6598) [9-6-0,60]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)     29
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          15      BLOOD WIZARDS (576)
3. REFUGEES (377)               3      Unchartered Team
4. BLOOD WIZARDS (576)          2
5. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      0      LEGION II (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 REFUGEES (377)            7  5 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD WIZARDS (576)       46  19  3 70.8   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 1
 3/ 3 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)  306 267 21 53.4   3/ 4 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)   5  1 0
 4/ 4 REFUGEES (377)           354 420 12 45.7   4/ 3 BLOOD WIZARDS (576)       3  1 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       672 818 15 45.1   5- 6*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  MVP award for VELVET CRUSH?  UNDERGROUND KINGS' proud of her after 
beating CHURRO THE SPIKE and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  JERI 
TAVAN's match with POLWHIS THE CANDLE cost her a loss of 15 points!  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DIAMOND ICEBLADE should let LORGAN TEN VARN 
be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being 
a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of REFUGEES must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what UNDERGROUND KINGS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from REFUGEES, that's fer sher.  Can REFUGEES' CHURRO THE SPIKE be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DAL SHANG ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAL SHANG is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287        17   5  0   105       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET CRUSH 5227            16   5  1    96       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORROSIVE KITTY 5225         14   7  0    82       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        15  20  1    78       REFUGEES (377)
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          9   4  1    77       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 10   7  1    61       REFUGEES (377)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          9   6  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DILBERT 6587                  3   1  0    47       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
 CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224          9  10  1    46       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
 PRECIOUS METAL 5284           6   1  0    40       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)
-ALYSSA SKYFIRE 5289           4   2  0    37       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBARL 6604                   6   7  0    31       REFUGEES (377)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  3   8  1    29       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           5   3  0    28       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614               4   2  1    27       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERMIN SLAYER 5283            4   0  0    22       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)
 JERI TAVAN 6615               3   3  0    15       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Diamond Iceblade -- You're a pretty little thing for a wizard.  Busy tonight? --
Lorgan ten Varn the Ever-Hopeful

Chaddeaux Noire -- You're a king?  Darn.  I was hoping you were some really good
wine, you know? -- Jeri Tavan

I always like meeting a standby.  True, you can die by a standby's blade as well as
any other, but it doesn't seem to happen as often.  And, of course, I won. -- Tebas
ten Kogan

(grumpy look) -- Kassal ten Dru

Corrosive Kitty -- Well, you don't look much like a king, but at least you ARE a
kitty.  Purr nicely for me? -- Churro the Spike

Here we go defeating standbys in March.... -- Dakoril

Precious Metal -- What kind of name is that for anybody? -- Gobarl

Yes, well, sometimes the standbys need to win, or they get too discouraged. --

And sometimes they need to lose, or they get too uppity. -- Ko Lao-Den

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!"

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
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     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

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

VELVET CRUSH devastated CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PRECIOUS METAL was viciously subdued by TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 2 minute battle.
DIAMOND ICEBLADE subdued LORGAN TEN VARN in a 2 minute Title fight.
CORROSIVE KITTY won victory over SWEET ANELLA in a popular 3 minute master's brawl.
CHADDEAUX NOIRE savagely defeated GOBARL in a 2 minute bloody match.
DAKORIL devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JERI TAVAN was devastated by POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RAGOLAS handily defeated POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
KASSAL TEN DRU vanquished POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KO LAO-DEN overpowered HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |

Turn 339 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        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287      17   5  0  105 BLOOD WIZARDS (576)
WALL OF STEEL    VELVET CRUSH 5227          16   5  1   96 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
TOTAL PARRY      CORROSIVE KITTY 5225       14   7  0   82 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORGAN TEN VARN 6605        9   4  1   77 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598        9   6  0   60 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The ten other most popular fighters were 

The least popular fighter this week was JERI TAVAN 6615.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOBARL 6604, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, DAKORIL 6596, PRECIOUS METAL 5284, 


Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!