DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/07/2005 Duedate: 04/20/2005 JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA DM-75 TURN-307 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SAMARIUM I AM SAM (267) (75-3071) [9-3-0,109] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader WOODY SUN WEI LO SAND DANCERS (67) DRAGONS KEEP (260) (75-2503) [12-90-0,126] (75-2816) [4-2-0,45] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ARIA ANNE DARK TOADS (240) DARK TOADS (240) (75-3012) [22-21-1,97] (75-3101) [14-7-0,109] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM DARK TOADS (240) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DARK TOADS (240) 44 2. DRAGONS KEEP (260) 40 I AM SAM (267) 3. I AM SAM (267) 24 Unchartered Team 4. SAND DANCERS (67) 5 5. MASTERS OF SIN (270) 0 DRAGONS KEEP (260) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 I AM SAM (267) 36 14 1 72.0 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240) 11 2 0 2- 2*MASTERS OF SIN (270) 18 8 0 69.2 2/ 3*DRAGONS KEEP (260) 7 3 0 3/ 3 DARK TOADS (240) 287 160 6 64.2 3/ 2 I AM SAM (267) 7 3 0 4/ 4*DRAGONS KEEP (260) 16 10 1 61.5 4/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67) 2 13 0 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67) 571 935 16 37.9 5- 5*MASTERS OF SIN (270) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Thankyouthankyou. It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE MOUNTAIN. Hope you enjoy the show. Oh, who am I kidding? I already got paid! Hey everybody, watch out for SPIKE, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing KO-HA OAKCHOPPER like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. TABATAN was subdued by SAMOSET and drops 3 points. Unlike most arenas, SAMARIUM managed to get his challenge off against the 12-89-0 WOODY. Our battling duelmaster SAMARIUM has managed to hold the title, fending off WOODY's none too subtle advances. Better luck next time, SAND DANCERS. Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd! But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! And who is this VOLTO LEENI you ask, with 63 points and a 11-28-0 record. Ooh, the tales I could tell! Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster. Well, there's the manager of the JADE MOUNTAIN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAMARIUM 3071 9 3 0 109 I AM SAM (267) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WOODY 2503 12 90 0 126 SAND DANCERS (67) -SAMICH 3046 6 0 1 115 I AM SAM (267) MOCKINGBIRD 3073 16 12 0 114 DARK TOADS (240) ANNE 3101 14 7 0 109 DARK TOADS (240) JOHN MICHAEL 3132 15 4 0 103 DARK TOADS (240) ARIA 3012 22 21 1 97 DARK TOADS (240) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAMOSET 3043 7 1 0 87 I AM SAM (267) SPIKE 3154 10 2 0 83 DARK TOADS (240) TABATAN 3040 19 18 0 75 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VOLTO LEENI 3038 11 28 0 63 SAND DANCERS (67) -WRATH 3081 7 1 0 58 MASTERS OF SIN (270) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SUN WEI LO 2816 4 2 0 45 DRAGONS KEEP (260) XIAOLING LI 2817 5 1 0 42 DRAGONS KEEP (260) MATSUMOTO 2815 4 2 1 37 DRAGONS KEEP (260) TREENVA TARAL 3072 4 25 0 37 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -PRIDE 3077 4 0 0 33 MASTERS OF SIN (270) -LUST 3078 3 2 0 31 MASTERS OF SIN (270) AYA KUWABARA 2813 3 0 0 29 DRAGONS KEEP (260) ARNAL REDAXE 3136 3 16 0 25 SAND DANCERS (67) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SAMURAI 3119 1 0 0 13 I AM SAM (267) -SLOTH 3079 3 1 0 10 MASTERS OF SIN (270) -GREED 3125 1 3 0 10 MASTERS OF SIN (270) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CHOP SUEY! 3174 0 1 0 DRAGONS KEEP 260 JADE WARRIOR 26 307 NONE DA2 3175 0 1 0 I AM SAM 267 JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20 307 NONE PERSONAL ADS Samarium -- Congratulations on holding the throne. Your team looks impressive. Will it be short lived with you all graduating fast, or will you stay longer, and your team survive through your graduations? -- Chi'en, mgr. Dragons Keep Arnal Redaxe -- I'd never taunt somebody for losing a fight.... <sticks tongue out> -- Xiaoling P.S. No really, it isn't Aya's style to do so. Arnal Redaxe -- I don't think I want to know somebody as violent as you. -- Aya Treenval -- You fight well enough. You should work on your fortitude however. My 'two cents'. -- Sun Wei Lo Samich -- Well, you see I'm still here with one hundred one fights. So much for "automatic induction after one hundred fights," eh? I bet they're waiting for me to get my fourteenth win, and frankly, I'm willing to go another YEAR of losing-but-not- dying, just to thumb my nose at the Commission! -- Woody John Michael -- Damned toad! You were so dark, I didn't see you coming. It was bad enough in the arena, but in the alley...! -- Tabatan Samoset -- I tried to persuade Li Dan that it was all this talking in the personals that's costing us the wins. We're using up our energy, see? But he wasn't buying it. (sigh) I thought it was a good excuse, myself. Either he stops grousing about us losing, or we get to stop writing personals, and either way, we're ahead. Damned pig-headed managers. -- Volto Leeni Sun Wei Lo -- Naturally. It's almost evening. -- Treenva Taral Xiaoling Li -- Don't say it! I already KNOW that it's unseemly for a dwarf to be nearly a foot taller than you are, but that's the way it IS. The Commission says my mother TOLD them I was a dwarf. Like she knows! -- Arnal Redaxe Chi'en Huan Li -- And you're very welcome, too. -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers Matsumoto -- Haven't you read any Victorian-era travelers' reports and so on from India and the farther east? Think of me as a Cult Member. -- one of the local bonzes P.S. Or a monk. 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 6 April 2005 SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard Hammes) has been approved by the commission. The contest will be held in TROCAR, arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd. Keep in mind that this is a slow arena. Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest. This announcement follows my last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory. My address is at the end. Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game! I will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well. The contest is pretty simple. Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on fight experience! There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins. To help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest. Scoring is as follows: 1 point for winning 1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill) 1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of personals beyond one you still only get one point). Make sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get the point. -1 point for losing -1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed) The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd. May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring. It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior. This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well. If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death, cannot score points! Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is discovered. To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with these rules. Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd. This also counts if it is found you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges. You can bring a second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage. This means DQ to your contest team. A second team may also enter the contest with its own donation of $5 and adherence to the rules. Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like to see the prizes so here they are: 1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1 favorite knowledge 2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge 3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and +1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE. These prizes also must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest. Even those rookie level teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight ;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced teams! Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come and test your mettle! Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means. If a hopeful entrant happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and which team it is for. I prefer that this only be used as donation method by incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me. Please drop me an email, or diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail. Thanks to all who have sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my best wishes to all! Street Legal Jeff Bura 193 Pepperidge Dr. Wixom, MI 48393 firstname.lastname@example.org THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DA2 was butchered by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. CHOP SUEY! was dispatched by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle. SAMARIUM savagely defeated WOODY in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title fight. SAMOSET overpowered TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight. SUN WEI LO was viciously subdued by VOLTO LEENI in a 2 minute Challenge brawl. MATSUMOTO luckily beat TREENVA TARAL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle. AYA KUWABARA viciously subdued ARNAL REDAXE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight. ANNE viciously subdued KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a action packed 3 minute expert's duel. MOCKINGBIRD vanquished CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel. JOHN MICHAEL overpowered TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee. ARIA demolished CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody mismatched match. SPIKE savagely defeated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory match. XIAOLING LI overcame SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a popular 4 minute conflict. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 0 - 0 100 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 STRIKING ATTACK 25 - 5 - 0 83 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 9 - 4 - 0 69 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 11 - 5 - 0 69 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 13 - 6 - 1 68 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 26 - 15 - 0 63 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 14 - 0 26 | |AIMED BLOW 1 BASHING ATTACK 3 - 12 - 0 20 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 WALL OF STEEL 3 - 19 - 0 14 | Turn 307 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 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 2 PARRY-LUNGE LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 2 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 3 1 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-LUNGE SAMARIUM 3071 9 3 0 109 I AM SAM (267) TOTAL PARRY MOCKINGBIRD 3073 16 12 0 114 DARK TOADS (240) PARRY-RIPOSTE ANNE 3101 14 7 0 109 DARK TOADS (240) STRIKING ATTACK JOHN MICHAEL 3132 15 4 0 103 DARK TOADS (240) LUNGING ATTACK SAMOSET 3043 7 1 0 87 I AM SAM (267) SLASHING ATTACK SPIKE 3154 10 2 0 83 DARK TOADS (240) BASHING ATTACK TABATAN 3040 19 18 0 75 SAND DANCERS (67) WALL OF STEEL SUN WEI LO 2816 4 2 0 45 DRAGONS KEEP (260) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012. The most popular warrior this turn was ANNE 3101. The ten other most popular fighters were ARIA 3012, SPIKE 3154, SAMARIUM 3071, VOLTO LEENI 3038, AYA KUWABARA 2813, CHOP SUEY! 3174, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, MATSUMOTO 2815, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, and SAMOSET 3043. The least popular fighter this week was ARNAL REDAXE 3136. The other ten least popular fighters were TABATAN 3040, WOODY 2503, DA2 3175, XIAOLING LI 2817, SUN WEI LO 2816, TREENVA TARAL 3072, SAMOSET 3043, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, MATSUMOTO 2815, and MOCKINGBIRD 3073. 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!