DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2004    Duedate: 10/20/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEFTISTS BLOW
THE CONFUSED (584)
(3-6356) [16-2-2,190]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEFTISTS BLOW                  CARROT
THE CONFUSED (584)             VEGGIES (591)
(3-6356) [16-2-2,190]          (3-6416) [5-1-0,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWITCH                         TWITCH
THE NUKES (580)                THE NUKES (580)
(3-6316) [15-13-2,93]          (3-6316) [15-13-2,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VEGGIES (591)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 46
2. VEGGIES (591)               22      THE NUKES (580)
3. THE CONFUSED (584)          13      Unchartered Team
4. THE NUKES (580)              8
5. ARENA FELINES (592)          0      VEGGIES (591)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VEGGIES (591)             15   5  1 75.0   1/ 2*VEGGIES (591)             8  1 1
 2/ 2 THE NUKES (580)           68  48  6 58.6   2/ 1 AESIR (164)               8  2 0
 3/ 3 THE CONFUSED (584)        38  27  4 58.5   3/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           7  2 0
 4/ 4 AESIR (164)              587 578 41 50.4   4/ 5 THE CONFUSED (584)        3  0 0
 5- 5*ARENA FELINES (592)        4   4  0 50.0   5/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       2 13 0
 6/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      353 565  8 38.5   6- 7*ARENA FELINES (592)       1  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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to AESIR, as they are pushed from 
the coveted top team spot by the VEGGIES stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
WYBJORN, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing THE GOALIE like a melon. 
Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was TWITCH, who 
dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BRUENOR.  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  LEFTISTS BLOW made 
a challenge against DEWEY this week.  Well, everybody's pal LEFTISTS BLOW moved his 
record to 16-2-2 by defeating DEWEY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 13 
recognition points.  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 hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE NUKES, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does OSKSI really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
VEGGIES' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE 
NUKES.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, TWITCH would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, SAGA went after FROSTY, who was higher by 25 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, SAGA was subdued by FROSTY.  SQUASH of VEGGIES had better have a 
good reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought 
SQUASH showed great skill and promise when he bested JOKER.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in OSKSI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356           16   2  2   190       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUENOR 6420                 10   5  1   102       AESIR (164)
 DEWEY 6363                   13   8  0    94       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TWITCH 6316                  15  13  2    93       THE NUKES (580)
 GOMER 6326                   22   5  1    92       THE NUKES (580)
 FROSTY 6314                  17  11  1    92       THE NUKES (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARROT 6416                   5   1  0    78       VEGGIES (591)
 GREEN BEAN 6419               5   2  1    74       VEGGIES (591)
-A. COLMES 6357                6   7  0    68       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  33  0    66       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SAGA 6447                     6   4  0    59       AESIR (164)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229               7  35  0    56       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 WYBJORN 6477                  4   0  0    53       AESIR (164)
-C. SCHUMER 6422               5   3  0    36       THE CONFUSED (584)
-BOOKIE 6394                   6   4  1    34       THE CONFUSED (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVJAK 6476                   5   0  1    33       AESIR (164)
 SQUASH 6418                   5   2  0    27       VEGGIES (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEGIS 6484                    2   1  0    21       AESIR (164)
-TIGER BEAT U 6425             4   0  0    14       ARENA FELINES (592)
 JOKER 6466                    2   5  0    11       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 HEARTS 6485                   0   4  0     4       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-KRAZY KITTEN 6426             0   4  0     4       ARENA FELINES (592)
-SCUM BAG KERRY 6475           0   1  0     1       THE CONFUSED (584)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nick -- We like games and your library seems to have everything we need!  On the
bright side, two of those fights were quite close, everything considered.  Of course,
my six skills to your zero seems a bit unfair, but perhaps the rules that are set
forward in your games don't allow for much change, even if those changes would make
them better! -- Assur & the Veggies

Green Bean -- Green vegetables?  Ack!  That is definitely... Not Hoyle

Carrot -- They tell me carrots can see in the dark.  Seems like a hint you should try
FIGHTING in the dark. -- The Goalie, a bad loser

Squash -- I hoped to turn your name onto you, but instead, you applied it to me.  How
heartless of you! -- Hearts

Frosty -- How many times do I have to tell you not to file yourself THERE?  That's
FICTION, and it means your intended wins turn out to be fictional. -- Dewey

Wybjorn -- Isn't there some law against starting a name with four consonants? --
Joker

Carrot -- CHEAP?  You DARE to call me CHEAP?  I will have you know that I am the very
ESSENCE, nay, the QUINTESSENCE, all five of them, of the RULES.  Hoyle was a mere
amateur. -- Not Hoyle

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREEN BEAN devastated NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LEFTISTS BLOW vanquished DEWEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BRUENOR subdued TWITCH in a action packed 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SAGA was devastated by FROSTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SQUASH demolished JOKER in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
CARROT was defeated by GOMER in a 3 minute struggle.
THE GOALIE was overpowered by WYBJORN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
REVJAK handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HEARTS was vanquished by AEGIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  22 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  20 -  0      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 511 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 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEFTISTS BLOW 6356         16   2  2  190 THE CONFUSED (584)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUENOR 6420               10   5  1  102 AESIR (164)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEWEY 6363                 13   8  0   94 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 22   5  1   92 THE NUKES (580)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                17  11  1   92 THE NUKES (580)
BASHING ATTACK   CARROT 6416                 5   1  0   78 VEGGIES (591)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAGA 6447                   6   4  0   59 AESIR (164)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWITCH 6316.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TWITCH 6316.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARROT 6416, BRUENOR 6420, 
GOMER 6326, WYBJORN 6477, AEGIS 6484, GREEN BEAN 6419, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, SQUASH 
6418, THE GOALIE 6229, and REVJAK 6476.

The least popular fighter this week was HEARTS 6485.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOKER 6466, SAGA 6447, NOT HOYLE 6208, FROSTY 6314, DEWEY 6363, REVJAK 
6476, THE GOALIE 6229, SQUASH 6418, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, and GREEN BEAN 6419.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TWITCH (3-6316) THE NUKES (580)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes