DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/31/2005 Duedate: 04/13/2005 CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA DM-74 TURN-312 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS RAGING PYROTHAG GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) (74-3320) [9-3-0,109] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader RAGING PYROTHAG MIDNIGHT RAMBLER GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) STONED (498) (74-3320) [9-3-0,109] (74-3984) [4-0-0,41] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite RAGING PYROTHAG RONSEVAN GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) SAND DANCERS (251) (74-3320) [9-3-0,109] (74-3866) [10-24-0,59] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM STONED (498) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SAND DANCERS (251) 23 2. STONED (498) 21 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 5 Unchartered Team 4. HUNTERS & PREY (480) 0 5. FACING WORLDS (495) 0 STONED (498) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*FACING WORLDS (495) 8 1 1 88.9 1/ 1*STONED (498) 12 3 1 2/ 2*STONED (498) 16 4 1 80.0 2/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 5 0 0 3- 3 CORPS (346) 368 258 20 58.8 3- 2*HUNTERS & PREY (480) 5 5 1 4/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 18 14 0 56.3 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251) 4 11 0 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251) 699 768 29 47.6 5- 5*FACING WORLDS (495) 3 1 0 6- 6*HUNTERS & PREY (480) 11 14 2 44.0 6- 6 CORPS (346) 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 You elder fighters surely remember me. The younger ones may call me Olaf Modeen. I return to CHAVEZ RAVINE once again! What's with CHESSARA? She actually beat STONED's BROWN SUGAR, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight. Laughs were big at SAND DANCERS while they watched CHESSARA clobber BROWN SUGAR. She lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. MADAME U-TANA was reminded on the sands why RAGING PYROTHAG is Duelmaster. Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! If at first you don't succeed, avoid. That'll get you in the Spyreports. How well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team! Don't fall out of practive, FACING WORLDS! Management must be dealin', as the boys at STONED ain't reelin'! FACING WORLDS' mad! What do people see in KORBA KLEE? His 5-6-0? SAND DANCERS ain't talkin', but he's got 21 points. I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that MIDNIGHT RAMBLER gets in. He fights people like KORBA KLEE, 13 points below. I thought MIDNIGHT RAMBLER showed great skill and promise when he bested KORBA KLEE. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing. Some fighters don't accept this. The best do. Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor. You young rapscallions, take note! Well, I'm pretty much through. You guys need to get back practicing. Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it? Actually, I guess I'm writing it before you read it. Oh, well. Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 9 3 0 109 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ARM 3874 9 4 1 79 CORPS (346) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -LOQUE 3953 5 0 0 63 FACING WORLDS (495) RONSEVAN 3866 10 24 0 59 SAND DANCERS (251) -JAEN MARTOS 3630 5 1 1 58 HUNTERS & PREY (480) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WARCLAW 3633 4 1 1 43 HUNTERS & PREY (480) MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984 4 0 0 41 STONED (498) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985 3 1 1 33 STONED (498) CHESSARA 3983 3 2 0 29 SAND DANCERS (251) STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988 4 0 0 28 STONED (498) -IRON MAIDEN 3317 3 1 0 26 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987 3 1 0 23 STONED (498) KORBA KLEE 3963 5 6 0 21 SAND DANCERS (251) -MALAKAI 3964 3 1 1 21 FACING WORLDS (495) -ICE TITAN 3318 4 2 0 20 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) -TIRGU JIU 3632 2 3 0 16 HUNTERS & PREY (480) GARMON CHANG 3979 2 4 0 10 SAND DANCERS (251) BROWN SUGAR 3986 2 2 0 8 STONED (498) -ESTE LAUDER 3978 0 1 0 7 CORPS (346) -QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634 0 4 0 4 HUNTERS & PREY (480) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? TESSA TYL KAI 3980 3 3 0 SAND DANCERS 251 SYMPATHETIC DEVI 3985 312 PERSONAL ADS Jaen Martos -- I hate you pushy little squirts. Short and full of attitude. It's impossible to get friendly with one of you, because you're always mad about the difference in size. Bummer. -- Korba Klee Qaz Aq Atyrau -- Too bad we aren't playing Scrabble here. You'd be a winner for sure, then. -- Chessara Sympathetic Devil -- And a short one, too. Usually *I* don't go towering over people, and I must say the experience is an odd one, but not totally unpleasing. -- Tessa tyl Kai Midnight Rambler -- Just don't leave the door open when you go out, kid. It makes an awful draft. -- Garmon Chang Loque -- Did any of us ask where your team name comes from? We're curious. -- Ronsevan Noachian -- I was thinking about it the other day, and it occurred to me that rabid, exclusive monotheism isn't actually a probable religious attitude in a demonstrable polytheistic universe. To deny the existence of other gods is on a par with denying the existence of Mondays (I wish!). I could see it if the followers of Kjarran were to assert that their god was BETTER than the others, or that the others were all actually demons, but why say there is only one god when there so obviously are more? -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers Loque -- (jumping up and down and shrieking) Dammit, explain your team name! -- Ronsevan Midnight Rambler -- I hate it when you get cracker crumbs in the bed. -- Korba Klee, part-time laundryman Sympathetic Devil -- If you were truly sympathetic, you would have lost. -- Garmon Chang Ice Titan -- Enjoy it while you can, because it gets HOT here in the summer, bub. -- Chessara Iron Maiden -- You don't look like a maiden to ME. -- Tessa tyl Kai P.S. Or act like one, either. 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 MIDNIGHT RAMBLER devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG vanquished GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. RAGING PYROTHAG demolished MADAME U-TANA in a 1 minute uneven Title fight. RONSEVAN devastated MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest. TESSA TYL KAI was butchered by SYMPATHETIC DEVIL in a 1 minute uneven brawl. CHESSARA overpowered BROWN SUGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. STREET FIGHTING MAN devastated CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided competition. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 3 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 23 - 11 - 3 68 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 SLASHING ATTACK 15 - 9 - 1 63 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 5 - 1 62 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 13 - 10 - 1 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 5 - 7 - 0 42 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 6 - 9 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 4 - 0 20 | Turn 312 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 4 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 4 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 9 3 0 109 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) LUNGING ATTACK MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984 4 0 0 41 STONED (498) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is RAGING PYROTHAG 3320. The most popular warrior this turn was RONSEVAN 3866. The ten other most popular fighters were MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984, RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, CHESSARA 3983, STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988, TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987, KORBA KLEE 3963, GARMON CHANG 3979, TESSA TYL KAI 3980, and BROWN SUGAR 3986. The least popular fighter this week was BROWN SUGAR 3986. The other ten least popular fighters were TESSA TYL KAI 3980, GARMON CHANG 3979, KORBA KLEE 3963, TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987, STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988, CHESSARA 3983, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984, and RONSEVAN 3866. 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!