DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/27/2005 DRAGONHEAD ARENA DM-72 TURN-158 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS RYSHER ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) (72-1486) [17-14-1,113] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader RYSHER FRANKLY SCARLET ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) FILM FUN (641) (72-1486) [17-14-1,113] (72-5823) [3-1-1,42] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite *KIM COOKIES FRANKLY SCARLET ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) FILM FUN (641) (72-1488) [17-15-4,96] (72-5823) [3-1-1,42] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM FILM FUN (641) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. Z-DRAGON (640) 33 2. TWISTED SISTERS (644) 27 MURDEROUS CROWS (171) 3. ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) 22 Unchartered Team 4. CRYPTORBEAST II (336) 16 5. MURDEROUS CROWS (171) 2 CRYPTORBEAST II (336) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*CRYPTORBEAST II (336) 7 1 0 87.5 1/ 2*FILM FUN (641) 7 2 1 2/ 1*FILM FUN (641) 11 3 2 78.6 2/ 1 X-POSSE (579) 7 8 0 3- 2 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) 22 8 4 73.3 3/ 6 TWISTED SISTERS (644) 5 4 1 4/ 3 MURDEROUS CROWS (171) 39 22 6 63.9 4- 3*BARBARIAN HORDE (637) 4 1 2 5- 5*BARBARIAN HORDE (637) 13 9 3 59.1 5/ 0 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) 2 1 0 6/ 7 X-POSSE (579) 61 58 1 51.3 6- 4*SACRED REALM (506) 2 3 0 7- 8*SACRED REALM (506) 13 13 3 50.0 7/ 0*CRYPTORBEAST II (336) 1 0 0 8/ 9 TWISTED SISTERS (644) 22 24 4 47.8 8- 7 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) 1 0 0 9/ 0 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) 62 68 7 47.7 9/ 0*Z-DRAGON (640) 1 4 0 10/ 0*Z-DRAGON (640) 1 4 0 20.0 10/ 9 MURDEROUS CROWS (171) 0 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly DRAGONHEAD games. Former top team X-POSSE was unseated this week as FILM FUN moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 2-1-0 record for the round. Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner! Witness how this week TWISTED SISTERS went 2-2-0 to move up 3 in the rankings. MINDQUAKE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THAT'S NO MOON and was awarded 19 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, MINDQUAKE put down THAT'S NO MOON, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process. The city has turned out in honor of RYSHER, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city! Heed this! A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish! Just remember...5 or 7! But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city DRAGONHEAD. DRAGONHEAD, city of gladiators! Mighty among the names of thy guilds is X-POSSE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of FILM FUN last week. Busy avoiding X-POSSE? Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after DRAVEN. Watch your back! Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms. One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in DRAGONHEAD. Nice atmosphere you have here! More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till next we meet remember: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RYSHER 1486 17 14 1 113 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME *KIM COOKIES 1488 17 15 4 96 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PHELON 1492 15 21 1 69 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GRABLE HAMMER 5300 7 2 2 55 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) MINDQUAKE 5861 6 3 0 50 TWISTED SISTERS (644) -FURRY BOX 4314 3 3 0 48 BRIAN LOCK (398) VENUS DEE MILO 5720 12 5 0 45 X-POSSE (579) -MORRISON HAMMER 5299 5 1 1 43 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) IRON BITCH 5859 5 5 0 42 TWISTED SISTERS (644) FRANKLY SCARLET 5823 3 1 1 42 FILM FUN (641) -HENDRIX HAMMER 5297 4 1 0 37 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) -BLOOD SPILLER 3007 2 0 0 36 CRYPTORBEAST II (336) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DRAVEN 5726 4 8 2 33 MURDEROUS CROWS (171) -THE TRUNK MONKEY 5775 4 0 0 30 BARBARIAN HORDE (637) SENTINEL-3 5782 6 6 0 29 X-POSSE (579) THAT'S NO MOON 5824 3 2 1 29 FILM FUN (641) -THE TAXMAN 5779 3 1 0 29 BARBARIAN HORDE (637) -ANDAR 5774 3 1 1 28 BARBARIAN HORDE (637) -BOGART HAMMER 5296 4 1 1 26 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) STELLA!!! 5825 5 0 0 25 FILM FUN (641) MUMMIFIED HATE 3009 2 0 0 25 CRYPTORBEAST II (336) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SENTINEL-4 5917 2 3 0 21 X-POSSE (579) -ART 5438 2 0 0 21 SACRED REALM (506) -DEMON TWISTER 3006 2 0 0 18 CRYPTORBEAST II (336) FRENZY 5857 2 2 1 17 TWISTED SISTERS (644) -MERLIN 5776 2 2 1 15 BARBARIAN HORDE (637) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -LADY SARINA 5773 1 3 1 15 BARBARIAN HORDE (637) SENTINEL-5 5929 1 1 0 13 X-POSSE (579) -GRUMPY OLD BAT 4578 2 4 0 10 SACRED REALM (506) -JOPLIN HAMMER 5298 2 3 0 9 MOVIE HAMMERZ (577) -HEART ATTACK MAN 3010 1 1 0 8 CRYPTORBEAST II (336) -CAMBRIDGE 5926 1 0 0 8 SACRED REALM (506) WHITE 5818 1 0 0 6 Z-DRAGON (640) BLACK 5821 0 1 0 5 Z-DRAGON (640) -LORD STANLEY 5916 0 1 0 1 SACRED REALM (506) GIGGLY JANE 5939 0 1 0 1 TWISTED SISTERS (644) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? MAX 5439 1 1 1 SACRED REALM 506 FRENZY 5857 156 RAVEN 5856 0 2 0 TWISTED SISTERS 644 LADY SARINA 5773 156 BLUE 5816 0 1 0 Z-DRAGON 640 SPYMASTER 22 158 NONE RED 5820 0 1 0 Z-DRAGON 640 SPYMASTER 22 158 NONE GLAURUNG 5817 0 1 0 Z-DRAGON 640 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18 158 NONE PERSONAL ADS 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 BLUE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. RED was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle. GLAURUNG was luckily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. DRAVEN was unbelievably bested by VENUS DEE MILO in a 4 minute Challenge contest. SENTINEL-5 was outlasted by STELLA!!! in a unpopular 8 minute Challenge competition. ORPHAN was vanquished by RYSHER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight. *KIM COOKIES overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl. PHELON slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 4 minute gory uneven duel. SENTINEL-3 was viciously subdued by FRANKLY SCARLET in a popular 4 minute gory duel. THAT'S NO MOON was overpowered by MINDQUAKE in a 1 minute one-sided melee. IRON BITCH overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided match. FRENZY was unbelievably bested by MUMMIFIED HATE in a 6 minute conflict. SENTINEL-4 demolished BLACK in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl. WHITE viciously subdued GIGGLY JANE in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 BASHING ATTACK 13 - 6 - 1 68 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 TOTAL PARRY 29 - 20 - 0 59 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 LUNGING ATTACK 52 - 41 - 5 56 | |SLASHING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 14 - 13 - 2 52 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 16 - 15 - 1 52 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 9 - 2 47 | |AIMED BLOW 0 WALL OF STEEL 14 - 17 - 0 45 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 5 - 0 29 | Turn 158 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: LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 2 4 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 3 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-RIPOSTE RYSHER 1486 17 14 1 113 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) LUNGING ATTACK *KIM COOKIES 1488 17 15 4 96 ORIGINALE BASTARDS (144) STRIKING ATTACK MINDQUAKE 5861 6 3 0 50 TWISTED SISTERS (644) TOTAL PARRY VENUS DEE MILO 5720 12 5 0 45 X-POSSE (579) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is *KIM COOKIES 1488. The most popular warrior this turn was FRANKLY SCARLET 5823. The ten other most popular fighters were FRENZY 5857, DRAVEN 5726, WHITE 5818, PHELON 1492, GLAURUNG 5817, *KIM COOKIES 1488, SENTINEL-4 5917, VENUS DEE MILO 5720, SENTINEL-3 5782, and IRON BITCH 5859. The least popular fighter this week was STELLA!!! 5825. The other ten least popular fighters were GIGGLY JANE 5939, BLACK 5821, MUMMIFIED HATE 3009, THAT'S NO MOON 5824, RED 5820, BLUE 5816, MINDQUAKE 5861, RYSHER 1486, SENTINEL-5 5929, and IRON BITCH 5859. The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: ORPHAN (72-5463) X-POSSE (579) 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!