DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2005    Duedate: 04/06/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRUENOR
AESIR (164)
(3-6420) [14-10-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAGA                           TIGER BEAT U
AESIR (164)                    ARENA FELINES (592)
(3-6447) [12-7-0,118]          (3-6425) [7-0-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE GOALIE                     BRUENOR
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            AESIR (164)
(3-6229) [11-43-0,84]          (3-6420) [14-10-1,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AESIR (164)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 59
2. VEGGIES (591)               18      VEGGIES (591)
3. ARENA FELINES (592)         13      Unchartered Team
4. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)     4
5. BRIGHT (578)                 0      ARENA FELINES (592)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VEGGIES (591)             38  12  1 76.0   1/ 4 AESIR (164)               9  1 0
 2- 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   13   5  0 72.2   2/ 3 VEGGIES (591)             6  0 0
 3/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   73  33  4 68.9   3/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       5 10 0
 4/ 5 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 143  99  8 59.1   4- 6 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   3  1 0
 5/ 4*ARENA FELINES (592)        7   5  0 58.3   5/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     3  7 1
 6/ 6 THE NUKES (580)           80  59  6 57.6   6/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   3  7 0
 7/ 7 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    164 127 11 56.4   7- 8*BRIGHT (578)              2  1 0
 8/ 8 AESIR (164)              611 598 42 50.5   8/ 7 THE NUKES (580)           2  1 0
 9- 9*BRIGHT (578)              14  15  1 48.3   9/10*ARENA FELINES (592)       2  1 0
10/ 0*DINOBOTS (595)             3   4  0 42.9  10/ 9 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  2  6 0
11/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      369 609  8 37.7  11/ 0*DINOBOTS (595)            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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to OSKSI once again!  Biff!  Pow!  OSKSI watched with glee as OUR 
HIGHEST HONOR got knocked off top spot by AESIR!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave OUR HIGHEST HONOR a 0-5-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  AESIR is now ranked 1st with a 5-0-0 turn.  What's with SAGA?  She actually 
beat SIMPLY DESSERTS' WOLF SPIDER, and walked away with 15 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at AESIR while they watched SAGA clobber WOLF SPIDER.  She 
lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently OSKSI 
isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 
challenges this turn!  Another fighter (BRUENOR 14-10-1) challenged another 
Duelmaster (GOMER 29-10-1).  Life goes on.  I'm sure OSKSI is excited about BRUENOR, 
the new Duelmaster from AESIR.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  So OUR HIGHEST HONOR sent SOLDIER #2 to the Dark Arena.  Big 
deal.  Plenty more fighters where SOLDIER #2 came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, 
Spyreporters...  Some people in OSKSI think OUR HIGHEST HONOR was too harsh when they 
sent SOLDIER #3 (6-2-1) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUENOR 6420                 14  10  1   116       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAGA 6447                    12   7  0   118       AESIR (164)
 SUNBURN 6345                 14   5  1   105       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 CARROT 6416                  14   4  0   104       VEGGIES (591)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229              11  43  0    84       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  45  0    80       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SUN 6307                  4   1  0    66       BRIGHT (578)
 SQUASH 6418                  14   5  0    64       VEGGIES (591)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GWENNOLAS 5592                7   1  0    55       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
 TIGER BEAT U 6425             7   0  0    54       ARENA FELINES (592)
-A CANDLE 6303                 5   1  0    53       BRIGHT (578)
-STEPHEN HAWKING 6451          5   2  1    51       BRIGHT (578)
-BENEICO 5457                  5   2  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
 HEMOGLOBIN 6158               7   2  0    43       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 OTIS 6501                     4   2  1    38       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HAPPY APPLE 6492              3   3  1    37       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALFJAR 6512                   3   0  0    30       AESIR (164)
 MUMBLEDY PEG 6510             4   1  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968         3   1  0    27       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 SAND CRAWLER 6434             4   6  0    26       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 ETERNAL D.J. 5931             5   4  0    25       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEARTS 6485                   4  12  0    25       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAKI 6511                    2   1  0    23       AESIR (164)
 HULDRA 6523                   2   0  0    16       AESIR (164)
 PENCIL NECK 6515              2   2  0    13       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-SLAG 6462                     1   1  0    12       DINOBOTS (595)
 KRAZY KITTEN 6426             0   5  0    11       ARENA FELINES (592)
 SNARL 6459                    2   1  0     7       DINOBOTS (595)
 SOLDIER #1 6521               1   1  0     6       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KEG STAND 5754         5  4 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 HIGH ELF 623          523 NONE    
JOKER 6466             2 13 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     HAPPY APPLE 6492      519 NOT REVE
SOLDIER #2 6226        6  3 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 WURM KIN 631          523 NONE    
SOLDIER #4 6499        3  3 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 LORD ISKOVEN 627      523 NONE    
SOLDIER #3 6251        6  3 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 SHEWISH GIANT 625     523 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gwenolas -- You're defninitely not a man, so you must be a wolf, yes?  A she-wolf,
and (moderate leer) quite a well designed one. -- The Goalie

Carrot -- You again.  If I was a rabbit, I might enjoy it.  But as matters stand, I
consider your existence to be... Not Hoyle

Beneico -- Well, dear boy, you obviously ARE a man, and quite a delicious one, too,
so that must mean you can't be a wolf?  Too bad.... -- Hearts

The Persistent Beggar's a joke, right?  I suspected as much. -- Mumbledy Peg

That Embezzling Scribe INSULTED me!  I would have killed him if the arenamaster
hadn't stepped in. -- 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

SOLDIER #2 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOLDIER #4 was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SOLDIER #3 was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KEG STAND was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BRUENOR viciously subdued GOMER in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge Title contest.
HEMOGLOBIN was outwaited by TIGER BEAT U in a dull 9 minute Challenge brawl.
SAGA overpowered WOLF SPIDER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SUNBURN viciously subdued NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute gruesome veteran's competition.
CARROT vanquished THE GOALIE in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
OTIS defeated SAND CRAWLER in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
SQUASH overpowered HAPPY APPLE in a 1 minute uneven match.
HEARTS was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
KRAZY KITTEN was devastated by ETERNAL D.J. in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SNARL was demolished by ALFJAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HULDRA outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a tiring 7 minute amateur's conflict.
MUMBLEDY PEG vanquished SOLDIER #1 in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KRAKI won victory over PENCIL NECK in a 3 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  26 -  5      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  19 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 523 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        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BRUENOR 6420               14  10  1  116 AESIR (164)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAGA 6447                  12   7  0  118 AESIR (164)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUNBURN 6345               14   5  1  105 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
BASHING ATTACK   CARROT 6416                14   4  0  104 VEGGIES (591)
TOTAL PARRY      TIGER BEAT U 6425           7   0  0   54 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 BRUENOR 6420.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENCIL NECK 6515, CARROT 
6416, OTIS 6501, SUNBURN 6345, SQUASH 6418, SAGA 6447, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, ALFJAR 
6512, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, and SOLDIER #2 6226.

The least popular fighter this week was TIGER BEAT U 6425.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEMOGLOBIN 6158, HULDRA 6523, SOLDIER #1 6521, SNARL 6459, 
KRAZY KITTEN 6426, HAPPY APPLE 6492, NOT HOYLE 6208, KEG STAND 5754, SOLDIER #3 6251, 
and SOLDIER #4 6499.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRUENOR (3-6420) AESIR (164)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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