DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2004    Duedate: 01/12/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEWEY
GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6363) [15-12-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEWEY                          SMOKEY
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            23RD & WESTON (582)
(3-6363) [15-12-0,110]         (3-6340) [2-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEWEY                          DEWEY
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6363) [15-12-0,110]         (3-6363) [15-12-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     52
2. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)    39      VEGGIES (591)
3. AESIR (164)                 23      Unchartered Team
4. THE NUKES (580)             22
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         21      23RD & WESTON (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*23RD & WESTON (582)        2   0  0  100   1/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 10  3 1
 2/ 2 VEGGIES (591)             27   9  1 75.0   2/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  10  4 2
 3/ 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   59  22  3 72.8   3- 3*BRIGHT (578)              6  3 1
 4/ 5 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 134  88  6 60.4   4/ 5 THE NUKES (580)           4  2 0
 5/ 6 THE NUKES (580)           77  55  6 58.3   5/ 7 AESIR (164)               4  6 1
 6/ 7 AESIR (164)              596 588 42 50.3   6/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 11 0
 7- 8*BRIGHT (578)               7   8  1 46.7   7/ 4 VEGGIES (591)             3  4 0
 8/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      359 589  8 37.9   8/ 8*23RD & WESTON (582)       2  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  OSKSI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, OUR HIGHEST HONOR 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT!  Way 
to go FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT!  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for 
a total 134-88-6 you ask?  (Sure)  FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT's their name, and fighting's 
their game!  MVP award for SOLDIER #4?  OUR HIGHEST HONOR's proud of him after 
beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
BRUENOR's match with GOMER cost him a loss of 8 points!  Was that a tear I saw in 
DEWEY's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't CARROT fit to be tied!  Who 
was the wiseguy that said OSKSI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Elefont?  
Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  AESIR was the most avoided team.  
Is a 596-588-42 record really that scary?  I don't know what FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT's 
been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from AESIR, that's fer 
sher.  Like, is THE GOALIE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
OSKSI!  He's got a 9-39-0, is that good?  Ooh!  Did SQUASH really know what he was 
doing when he challenged THE GOALIE?  A 9-4-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I 
don't know what it means.) What did SQUASH expect, anyway!  Of course THE GOALIE won. 
Next time stick to people you have a chance against, dummy!  SOLDIER #3 must not be a 
good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged JOKER.  14 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought SOLDIER #3 showed great 
skill and promise when he bested JOKER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  AEGIS returns from the Dark Arena, 
maybe a "little upset" at his AESIR teammates...  What if they had a fight and nobody 
showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEWEY 6363                   15  12  0   110       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN BEAN 6419               9   2  1   122       VEGGIES (591)
 FROSTY 6314                  21  13  1   102       THE NUKES (580)
 GOMER 6326                   26   7  1    98       THE NUKES (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUENOR 6420                 11   8  1    90       AESIR (164)
 CARROT 6416                   9   3  0    79       VEGGIES (591)
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  39  0    72       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 REVJAK 6476                   8   1  1    71       AESIR (164)
 SAGA 6447                     8   6  0    71       AESIR (164)
 THE GOALIE 6229               9  39  0    69       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKEY 6340                   2   0  0    48       23RD & WESTON (582)
-THE SUN 6307                  2   1  0    36       BRIGHT (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEGIS 6484                    4   3  1    33       AESIR (164)
-A CANDLE 6303                 2   1  0    33       BRIGHT (578)
 SQUASH 6418                   9   4  0    32       VEGGIES (591)
 SOLDIER #3 6251               4   0  1    32       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-STEPHEN HAWKING 6451          3   0  1    30       BRIGHT (578)
 SOLDIER #2 6226               3   1  1    29       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 KEG STAND 5754                3   1  0    28       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968         3   1  0    27       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETERNAL D.J. 5931             3   1  0    23       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HEMOGLOBIN 6158               3   1  0    23       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 SOLDIER #1 6207               3   1  0    21       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 SOLDIER #4 6499               1   0  0    20       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 JOKER 6466                    2  11  0    17       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTIS 6501                     1   0  0    15       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HAPPY APPLE 6492              1   0  0    15       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HEARTS 6485                   2   8  0    14       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SPOTLIGHT 6489                0   1  0     1       BRIGHT (578)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 609  0  1 0   1                   SOLDIER #2 6226       517 NONE    
NODEF 6500             0  1 0 AESIR 164             STONE GOLEM 630       517 NONE    
DARK CHAMPION 628      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          AEGIS 6484            517 NONE    
HEMOLYSIS 6161         1  1 0 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 STEPHEN HAWKING 6451  515         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carrot -- It's okay.  No one really expects a carrot to have warrior qualities.
You're a vegetable (should you be in the 580s for botany, or somewhere in the 600s
for agriculture, I wonder?), after all. -- Dewey
P.S.  Heck, you're even a ROOT vegetable, and you know what that means!

Squash -- I KNEW I didn't like squashes.  Or pumpkins or cucumbers or even TOMATOES!
NONE of your rotten poisonous family.  No, wait...Dewey says you're not a solanum.
Darn.  Well, I still don't like you! -- Joker, squashed

The Sun -- My dear, I thought we'd already DONE this.  There wasn't any need to
REPEAT the painful experience, surely? -- Hearts

Bruenor -- You'd BETTER not be laughing at me!  That would be distinctly... Not
Hoyle!
P.S.  Especially after I taught you six skills.  Greedy, aren't you?

Saga -- (groaning)  Sing it to me gently. -- The Goalie

Green Bean -- Good gods, you did well at the tourney!  How about graduating
immediately? -- Dewey

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AEGIS butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NODEF was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CARROT was demolished by DEWEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SQUASH was devastated by THE GOALIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SOLDIER #3 savagely defeated JOKER in a 7 minute Challenge competition.
KEG STAND devastated HEARTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FROSTY handily defeated SAGA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BRUENOR was outwaited by GOMER in a 8 minute gruesome expert's duel.
NOT HOYLE was defeated by REVJAK in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SMOKEY overpowered FLAGPOLE PANTIES in a 1 minute uneven match.
SOLDIER #2 executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLDIER #1 demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HEMOGLOBIN devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ETERNAL D.J. devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SOLDIER #4 handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HAPPY APPLE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
OTIS handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 517 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DEWEY 6363                 15  12  0  110 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                21  13  1  102 THE NUKES (580)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 26   7  1   98 THE NUKES (580)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUENOR 6420               11   8  1   90 AESIR (164)
BASHING ATTACK   CARROT 6416                 9   3  0   79 VEGGIES (591)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAGA 6447                   8   6  0   71 AESIR (164)
STRIKING ATTACK  SMOKEY 6340                 2   0  0   48 23RD & WESTON (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEWEY 6363.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DEWEY 6363.  The ten other most popular fighters were REVJAK 6476, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, 
AEGIS 6484, THE GOALIE 6229, SOLDIER #3 6251, KEG STAND 5754, FROSTY 6314, BRUENOR 
6420, SMOKEY 6340, and SOLDIER #1 6207.

The least popular fighter this week was JOKER 6466.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968, SAGA 6447, HEARTS 6485, SQUASH 6418, NODEF 6500, 
HAPPY APPLE 6492, SOLDIER #2 6226, NOT HOYLE 6208, GOMER 6326, and CARROT 6416.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEWEY (3-6363) GAMES LIBRARY (340)
FROSTY (3-6314) THE NUKES (580)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes