DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/10/2005    Duedate: 03/23/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOMER
THE NUKES (580)
(3-6326) [29-9-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOMER                          TIGER BEAT U
THE NUKES (580)                ARENA FELINES (592)
(3-6326) [29-9-1,123]          (3-6425) [6-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE GOALIE                     SUNBURN
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
(3-6229) [11-42-0,90]          (3-6345) [13-5-1,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         34
2. VEGGIES (591)               14      VEGGIES (591)
3. ARENA FELINES (592)         13      Unchartered Team
4. THE NUKES (580)             11
5. AESIR (164)                  0      ARENA FELINES (592)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 VEGGIES (591)             36  12  1 75.0   1- 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   6  4 0
 2- 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   73  28  4 72.3   2/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 3/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   13   5  0 72.2   3/ 4 VEGGIES (591)             5  2 0
 4/ 7*ARENA FELINES (592)        6   4  0 60.0   4- 2 AESIR (164)               5  5 0
 5- 4 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 141  97  8 59.2   5/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     5  6 1
 6/ 5 THE NUKES (580)           80  58  6 58.0   6/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   4  2 0
 7/ 6 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    163 125 11 56.6   7/ 9 THE NUKES (580)           3  0 0
 8- 8 AESIR (164)              606 598 42 50.3   8- 7*BRIGHT (578)              3  4 0
 9- 9*BRIGHT (578)              14  15  1 48.3   9- 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  3  5 0
10/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      368 605  8 37.8  10/10*ARENA FELINES (592)       2  0 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 516): DESTINY of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): HELL STORM of DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave the Silent, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave is Silent here too, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SAVARE of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                           LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CORAL BEAUTY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly OSKSI games.  Former top team OUR HIGHEST HONOR was 
unseated this week as GAMES LIBRARY moved up from 6th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT's 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week GAMES LIBRARY went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  PENCIL NECK 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, THE GOALIE put down GWENNOLAS, causing her to lose 4 points of 
recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of GOMER, for with his 
arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  OSKSI, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT.  Indeed it was 
SIMPLY DESSERTS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOMER 6326                   29   9  1   123       THE NUKES (580)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF SPIDER 6324             16   7  2   106       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 SUNBURN 6345                 13   5  1   103       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-SAGA 6447                    11   7  0   103       AESIR (164)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-BRUENOR 6420                 13  10  1    95       AESIR (164)
 CARROT 6416                  13   4  0    94       VEGGIES (591)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229              11  42  0    90       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  44  0    77       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SUN 6307                  4   1  0    66       BRIGHT (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUASH 6418                  13   5  0    56       VEGGIES (591)
 GWENNOLAS 5592                7   1  0    55       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
-A CANDLE 6303                 5   1  0    53       BRIGHT (578)
-STEPHEN HAWKING 6451          5   2  1    51       BRIGHT (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEMOGLOBIN 6158               7   1  0    50       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 TIGER BEAT U 6425             6   0  0    48       ARENA FELINES (592)
 BENEICO 5457                  5   2  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
-SOLDIER #2 6226               6   2  1    44       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-HAPPY APPLE 6492              3   2  1    41       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-SOLDIER #4 6499               3   2  1    40       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-OTIS 6501                     3   2  1    34       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEG STAND 5754                5   3  0    30       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HEARTS 6485                   4  11  0    30       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SOLDIER #3 6251               6   2  1    28       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 SAND CRAWLER 6434             4   5  0    28       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968         3   1  0    27       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENCIL NECK 6515              2   1  0    22       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ALFJAR 6512                   2   0  0    20       AESIR (164)
-ETERNAL D.J. 5931             4   4  0    19       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 MUMBLEDY PEG 6510             3   1  0    16       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SOLDIER #1 6521               1   0  0    15       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-HULDRA 6523                   1   0  0    14       AESIR (164)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-KRAKI 6511                    1   1  0    12       AESIR (164)
-KRAZY KITTEN 6426             0   4  0     4       ARENA FELINES (592)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS CONCUBIN 619  0  1 0   1                   WOLF SPIDER 6324      522 NONE    
JOKER 6466             2 13 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     HAPPY APPLE 6492      519         
TOTOISE 6524           0  1 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   BLACK ORC 624         522 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carrot -- You keep DOING that!  You're picking on me!  If I wasn't a golem, I'd tell 
my mommy you were being MEAN to me.  Curses. -- Not Hoyle

Eternal D.J. -- My dear boy, you need to stop talking occasionally.  You might learn 
something.  Well, you DID learn something, three skills.  But still.  You make my 
head ache. -- Hearts

Alfjar -- You... red-headed stepchild!  How dare you suggest that elves should be put 
in jars!  If the stewards hadn't taken my pocketknife away, I would make you regret 
that! -- Mumbledy Peg

Saga -- Just an old tale, eh?  I noticed it seemed a bit threadbare. -- The Goalie

Soldier #1 -- Did you know that your id number is an anagram of the number of one of 
your teammates?  I call that peculiar.  Probably sinister. -- Pencil Neck

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!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOTOISE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUNBURN lost to GOMER in a exciting 5 minute expert's Title battle.
WOLF SPIDER assassinated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
THE GOALIE overpowered GWENNOLAS in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
NOT HOYLE was devastated by CARROT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SQUASH overpowered SAND CRAWLER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BENEICO bested HEARTS in a popular 1 minute competition.
TIGER BEAT U overcame DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute melee.
MUMBLEDY PEG won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
PENCIL NECK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  22 -  5      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  22 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 29   9  1  123 THE NUKES (580)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOLF SPIDER 6324           16   7  2  106 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUNBURN 6345               13   5  1  103 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
BASHING ATTACK   CARROT 6416                13   4  0   94 VEGGIES (591)
WALL OF STEEL    GWENNOLAS 5592              7   1  0   55 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
TOTAL PARRY      TIGER BEAT U 6425           6   0  0   48 ARENA FELINES (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE GOALIE 6229.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SUNBURN 6345.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOMER 6326, THE GOALIE 
6229, BENEICO 5457, CARROT 6416, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, WOLF SPIDER 6324, SQUASH 6418, 
PENCIL NECK 6515, GWENNOLAS 5592, and HEARTS 6485.

The least popular fighter this week was SAND CRAWLER 6434.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOT HOYLE 6208, TOTOISE 6524, TIGER BEAT U 6425, HEARTS 6485, 
GWENNOLAS 5592, PENCIL NECK 6515, SQUASH 6418, WOLF SPIDER 6324, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, 
and CARROT 6416.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOMER (3-6326) THE NUKES (580)
WOLF SPIDER (3-6324) SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)