DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2005    Duedate: 06/01/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOT HOYLE
GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6208) [13-47-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOT HOYLE                      BLACK WIDOW
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
(3-6208) [13-47-0,95]          (3-3662) [2-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE GOALIE                     SAND CRAWLER
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
(3-6229) [12-46-0,82]          (3-6434) [8-6-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 55
2. MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)       17      OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
3. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       10      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES LIBRARY (340)          5
5. OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)      1      MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*23RD & WESTON (582)        5   0  0  100   1/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  8 0
 2- 2 VEGGIES (591)             40  16  1 71.4   2/ 1 AESIR (164)               6  9 0
 3- 3*ARENA FELINES (592)       10   5  0 66.7   3/ 3 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     4  0 0
 4/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   15   9  0 62.5   4- 5*23RD & WESTON (582)       2  0 0
 5/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    170 128 11 57.0   5- 6 VEGGIES (591)             2  2 0
 6/ 6 AESIR (164)              621 608 43 50.5   6/ 7*MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     2  3 0
 7/ 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      377 621  8 37.8   7/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   2  4 0
 8/ 7*MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)      4   7  0 36.4   8- 4*ARENA FELINES (592)       1  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 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So long Osksi.  With Carrot's graduation, the Veggies stable will be going
inactive.  An amazing run for a trio of bashers, even though they were highly
bonused.  While Green Bean earned and deserved his record, Carrot and Squash were
just your everyday bashers.  I very well might be back one day to graduate Squash,
but Carrot was the reason I came here.  12-10-8-15-17-15-7 B, +4 ATT, +3-4 DEF, -1
INI, Good Damage.  Faves turned out to be what I'm used to seeing on bashers.  MO/VL
MA, learns Parry.  Carrot graduates with skills at:  20/10/25/17/8/23.  So you see,
he is really nothing special.  And Squash looks even worse.  But they're bashers and
above average ones at that, so they touch my heart and I run them.
     Carrot will be retired, without even getting his turn to try out the Dark Arena.
Sorry, but I'm not sure he can beat any of the DA monsters consistently, and by
closing this team, I can focus my resources elsewhere.  Speaking of which, you'll
find me and my bashers in the following arenas now or in the near future, if you
really want to see us.  18 (my home), 42, 47, 51, 59, and 72.  With my recent luck,
I'm a bit surprised that Carrot didn't die, but I guess sometimes, even I can get a
break or two.

Assurnasirbanipal, manager of Veggies

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
OSKSI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, AESIR, since GAMES LIBRARY 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, ARENA 
FELINES, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the 
rankings?  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HODUR win a fight and gain 
20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BLACK WIDOW beat PENCIL NECK and PENCIL NECK lost 10 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, CARROT has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as NOT HOYLE takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Elefont, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From OSKSI's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  OSKSI, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
AESIR the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks 
like MISTRESS 4 XMAS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  HEARTS was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in OSKSI to get a drink than The Elefont!  Any 
suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off 
like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT HOYLE 6208               13  47  0    95       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMOKEY 6340                   5   0  0    89       23RD & WESTON (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229              12  46  0    82       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SQUASH 6418                  15   7  0    68       VEGGIES (591)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGER BEAT U 6425             9   0  0    60       ARENA FELINES (592)
 SAND CRAWLER 6434             8   6  0    58       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 BENEICO 5457                  7   3  0    57       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEARTS 6485                   6  14  0    47       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 BLACK WIDOW 3662              2   1  0    45       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
 GWENNOLAS 5592                7   4  0    43       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRAZY KITTEN 6426             1   5  0    31       ARENA FELINES (592)
 MUMBLEDY PEG 6510             5   4  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ALFJAR 6512                   4   3  0    27       AESIR (164)
 KRAKI 6511                    4   3  0    26       AESIR (164)
 PENCIL NECK 6515              4   4  0    24       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HODUR 6530                    1   0  0    20       AESIR (164)
 EOLIS 6532                    1   0  0    13       AESIR (164)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NAME 6531              0  1 0 AESIR 164             MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    527 NONE    
GENIE 3657             0  2 0 MISTRESS 4 XMAS 304   WURM KIN 631          527 NONE    
AMY FISHER 3663        1  1 0 MISTRESS 4 XMAS 304   SPYMASTER 626         527 NONE    
BOBBIT 3661            1  1 0 MISTRESS 4 XMAS 304   SHEWISH GIANT 625     527 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carrot -- So!  A mere VEGETABLE has been elevated to the position of champion duelist
in this city.  What a travesty that is!  Distinctly... Not Hoyle!

Smokey -- You should protest to the umpire or, the referee or whoever.  They've made
a joke of you, calling you a Shew!  Don't let them get away with it.  Make them PAY.
-- The Goalie, fervent advocate of something

Sand Crawler -- Burrowing under the sand and coming up behind me, totally
unexpectedly, was definitely, um, a novel approach.  Yeah, that's it.  Innovative.
Is it hard to do?  Can you teach me? -- Mumbledy Peg

Kraki -- You're gnarled and ugly and it seemed to ME like a good plan to whittle you
down a little.  A civic duty sort of thing. -- Pencil Neck

Oh, dear, I'm afraid the Userous Merchant was VERY angry.  I suppose that's because
of his red hair, but still, it's distressing to a woman of delicate sensibilities
such as myself. -- Hearts

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GENIE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AMY FISHER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BOBBIT was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
NAME was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NOT HOYLE devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory one-sided Title contest.
THE GOALIE was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute competition.
SAND CRAWLER bested GWENNOLAS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
HEARTS viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
BLACK WIDOW vanquished PENCIL NECK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BENEICO vanquished MUMBLEDY PEG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KRAKI overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute uneven match.
ALFJAR overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HODUR demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
EOLIS devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  25 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 527 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRAWLER 6434           8   6  0   58 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
AIMED BLOW       BLACK WIDOW 3662            2   1  0   45 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
WALL OF STEEL    GWENNOLAS 5592              7   4  0   43 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
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 SAND CRAWLER 6434.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOT HOYLE 6208, 
HEARTS 6485, BLACK WIDOW 3662, BENEICO 5457, HODUR 6530, EOLIS 6532, GWENNOLAS 5592, 
ALFJAR 6512, GENIE 3657, and AMY FISHER 3663.

The least popular fighter this week was KRAKI 6511.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, PENCIL NECK 6515, THE GOALIE 6229, NAME 6531, BOBBIT 
3661, AMY FISHER 3663, GENIE 3657, ALFJAR 6512, GWENNOLAS 5592, and EOLIS 6532.

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

CARROT (3-6416) VEGGIES (591)