DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/30/2005 Duedate: 04/12/2005 DAL SHANG ARENA DM-65 TURN-339 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DIAMOND ICEBLADE BLOOD WIZARDS (576) (65-5287) [17-5-0,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader DIAMOND ICEBLADE POSITION IS EMPTY BLOOD WIZARDS (576) (65-5287) [17-5-0,105] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DIAMOND ICEBLADE TEBAS TEN KOGAN BLOOD WIZARDS (576) SAND DANCERS (233) (65-5287) [17-5-0,105] (65-6598) [9-6-0,60] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM REFUGEES (377) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS 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. -- Ragolas 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224, DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, RAGOLAS 6607, VELVET CRUSH 5227, CORROSIVE KITTY 5225, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, KO LAO-DEN 6614, PRECIOUS METAL 5284, and DAKORIL 6596. 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, KO LAO-DEN 6614, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, CORROSIVE KITTY 5225, VELVET CRUSH 5227, RAGOLAS 6607, and LORGAN TEN VARN 6605. HOLD THE DATES! (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI) 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!