DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2004    Duedate: 08/11/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEFTISTS BLOW
THE CONFUSED (584)
(3-6356) [11-2-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEFTISTS BLOW                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE CONFUSED (584)             
(3-6356) [11-2-2,123]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPH                          THE GOALIE
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6073) [19-43-0,100]         (3-6229) [6-31-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CONFUSED (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 42
2. THE NUKES (580)             19      THE NUKES (580)
3. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    16      Unchartered Team
4. THE CONFUSED (584)          14
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  62  38  4 62.0   1/ 1 THE CONFUSED (584)        9  4 0
 2/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           57  44  5 56.4   2/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           7  2 1
 3/ 4 THE CONFUSED (584)        33  26  4 55.9   3/ 2 AESIR (164)               7  8 1
 4- 5 THE BALROGS (121)        537 453 22 54.2   4/ 5 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  5  7 0
 5- 7*DINOBOTS (595)             3   3  0 50.0   5/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 11 0
 6/ 6 AESIR (164)              572 573 41 50.0   6- 7*DINOBOTS (595)            3  3 0
 7- 8*BLITZKRIEG (581)           8   9  1 47.1   7- 4 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  2  2 0
 8/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      348 545  8 39.0   8- 8 THE BALROGS (121)         2  3 0
 9/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  86 153  3 36.0   9-10*BLITZKRIEG (581)          0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for OSKSI.  MVP award for DIANE MACK?  
AMERICAN APPRAISAL's proud of her after beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  A. COLMES got smashed by DEWEY, and lost 2 
points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  DAT NGUYEN 
knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think LEFTISTS BLOW should let DAT NGUYEN be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said OSKSI's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Elefont?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BOMBAY BUMBLE 
BEES was OSKSI's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are THE CONFUSED?  BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can GAMES LIBRARY's JOKER be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Some 
fights are really unfair.  How do you think JOKER feels about being challenged by 
BOOKIE, 31 points above him?  BOOKIE beat JOKER.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm 
not surprised BOOKIE would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  OSKSI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356           11   2  2   123       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREUBRA 6092                 19  14  0   120       THE BALROGS (121)
 TWITCH 6316                  12  11  1   109       THE NUKES (580)
 GRAPH 6073                   19  43  0   100       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DEWEY 6363                   11   5  0    99       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAVID CONE 5795              10   7  1    99       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              18  21  0    93       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-BUD SMITH 6022               11   2  2    91       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTY 6314                  14   9  1    84       THE NUKES (580)
-PETE HARNISCH 3750           17   8  0    80       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
-TERRY MULHOLLAND 3747        13   2  0    80       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 A. COLMES 6357                6   7  0    68       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOMER 6326                   17   5  1    66       THE NUKES (580)
 BRUENOR 6420                  7   4  1    63       AESIR (164)
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  28  0    61       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229               6  31  0    53       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DIANE MACK 6435               5   3  0    53       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-YROHK 6191                   12  12  0    52       THE BALROGS (121)
 SAGA 6447                     4   2  0    45       AESIR (164)
 C. SCHUMER 6422               5   3  0    36       THE CONFUSED (584)
-WHELM 6261                    9   3  0    35       THE BALROGS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOKIE 6394                   6   4  1    34       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFF DUNKLE 6391              4   9  0    25       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKULL CRACKER 6333            3   0  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-SNARL 6459                    2   0  0    15       DINOBOTS (595)
-BONES 6337                    2   1  0    14       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 REVJAK 6476                   1   0  1    14       AESIR (164)
-SLAG 6462                     1   1  0    12       DINOBOTS (595)
-TINY TIM 6359                 1   0  1    11       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 RAY MORAN 6436                0   8  0     8       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-FHIRDOK 6413                  1   2  0     5       THE BALROGS (121)
 JOKER 6466                    0   2  0     5       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-HAAZ 6464                     0   1  0     1       THE BALROGS (121)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 605    0  1 0   1                   REVJAK 6476           506 NONE    
YMIR 6446              3  3 0 AESIR 164             DARK CHAMPION 628     506 NONE    
RAN 6467               1  1 0 AESIR 164             LORD ISKOVEN 627      506 NONE    
AMOK 6228              4 12 1 THE BALROGS 121       GOMER 6326            503         
SIMEARTH 6155         23 26 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     FROSTY 6314           504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Papa Bear -- Nice to hear from an aged manager such as yourself; you do me honor by
addressing me.  I've considered your words, and, knowing I am not an overly creative
person I've taken your advice.  Please witness the new member of my team.  Rather
than use the first initial of the culprit I shall provide colorful adjectives prior
to the surname.  Appreciate your advice. -- Shocking Toad, the Manager

Leftists Blow -- Ah, the relief of not having to write a duel-too's column!  Thank
you. -- Graph
P.S.  Once you get a bit older, you will realize that EVERYBODY blows, sometimes.
Handedness has nothing to do with it.  It's part of the human condition and makes me
very glad I'm a golem!

Pete Harnisch -- Ah, the problems, the weighty questions....  Do you go in the 900s
for travel, biography, and history, or in the 500s for sciences and natural history?
Or, for that matter, in the 600s with craft and technology, under apiculture?  I will
give this serious thought. -- Dewey

Bud Smith -- That was unacceptable.  After I loom over you with my accusing mien
(that's why I'm so tall, so I can loom better), you're supposed to wilt and humbly
promise to mend your ways.  Do it properly!  You're most recent effort was... Not
Hoyle!

Bruenor -- Okay, you finally got one past me, but I gave you a run for your money,
didn't I?  Tell Nick I should get a raise. -- The Goalie

The Embezzling Scribe is a GOLEM?  A COMPUTER?  We really ARE in trouble, then.  And,
of course, that explains why I couldn't defeat it.  Computers fall under the heading
of "something else entirely."  A human embezzler I could have dealt with.  Easily. --
Joker

Dreubra -- (with considerable pride)  Yeah, it does, doesn't it?  It isn't every
warrior who is so well known to the fans. -- Not Hoyle

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YMIR was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAN was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LEFTISTS BLOW demolished DAT NGUYEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
BOOKIE savagely defeated JOKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
TWITCH overpowered GRAPH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEWEY devastated A. COLMES in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FROSTY overpowered NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BRUENOR bested THE GOALIE in a action packed 5 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
GOMER won victory over SAGA in a 2 minute duel.
DIANE MACK vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JEFF DUNKLE was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
C. SCHUMER overpowered RAY MORAN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
REVJAK murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  29 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  32 -  0      26  |

Turn 506 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEFTISTS BLOW 6356         11   2  2  123 THE CONFUSED (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEWEY 6363                 11   5  0   99 GAMES LIBRARY (340)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                14   9  1   84 THE NUKES (580)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 17   5  1   66 THE NUKES (580)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUENOR 6420                7   4  1   63 AESIR (164)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAGA 6447                   4   2  0   45 AESIR (164)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOOKIE 6394                 6   4  1   34 THE CONFUSED (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPH 6073.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE GOALIE 6229.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRUENOR 6420, YMIR 6446, 
BOOKIE 6394, FROSTY 6314, DIANE MACK 6435, C. SCHUMER 6422, TWITCH 6316, DEWEY 6363, 
GOMER 6326, and SAGA 6447.

The least popular fighter this week was RAY MORAN 6436.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NOT HOYLE 6208, A. COLMES 6357, GRAPH 6073, JOKER 6466, DAT NGUYEN 
6216, RAN 6467, REVJAK 6476, JEFF DUNKLE 6391, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, and SAGA 6447.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRAPH (3-6073) GAMES LIBRARY (340)