DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2005    Duedate: 09/21/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK WIDOW
MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
(3-3662) [7-1-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEARTS                         BLACK WIDOW
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
(3-6485) [11-17-1,66]          (3-3662) [7-1-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HEARTS                         YATZEE
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6485) [11-17-1,66]          (3-6568) [0-1-0,3]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         16
2. MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)        8      GAMES LIBRARY (340)
3. SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT (600)    7      Unchartered Team
4. NEED FOR SPEED (598)         0
5. AESIR (164)                  0SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT (600)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NEED FOR SPEED (598)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2*MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     7  4 0
 2/ 0*SOUTHERN DISCOMFOR (600)   1   0  0  100   2/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       5  5 0
 3/ 4*MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     13  11  0 54.2   3- 4*NEED FOR SPEED (598)      2  0 0
 4- 3 AESIR (164)              637 622 44 50.6   4/ 0*SOUTHERN DISCOMFOR (600)  1  0 0
 5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      395 635  9 38.3   5- 3 AESIR (164)               1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Tensekai, the Silver Mage of Valamantis, clenched his teeth and put his hands
behind his back for a few moments.  Good self-control, Arenamistress Sitalva noted,
since his first impulse had obviously been to hurl the crystal ball out a window.  No
doubt a mage needed self-control in his business as much as she did in hers, but many
seemed to lack it.  Irresponsible, impulse-ridden creatures.
     "Well?" she said.
     "The Transelites are fools!"
     "The magicians there were not helpful?"
     "They wanted to know what *I* was doing to bring this on!  Idiots!"
     Sitalva laughed.  "In their place, wouldn't you have wondered the same?  DIDN'T
you wonder the same?"
     He shrugged but had the grace to look shame-faced at that.  "I did wonder," he
said.  "Their techniques are so...heedless.  As though they figure being on an island
will protect THEM from consequences."
     "Still, you have learned something."
     He raised a skeptical eyebrow.
     "That the problem did not originate on Transel.  And that it, they--the towers--
have acted to dominate the entire bay.  Here, Osksi, Transel, all the other island
kingdoms clear around to Kaltos."
     "We haven't heard from Ardivent," Tensekai said.  "If we don't hear soon, Uvalie
will blame the Andorians for this, I know she will."
     "I thought her uncle was recovering?"
     "In retirement.  And this is NOT the work of the Andorians.  Gods know they can
be as foolish as anybody, but there is an extra-dimensional force at work here."
     "I must take your word for that," Sitalva said.  She stood.  "So.  What do we DO
now?"
     "Eh?"
     "Do.  What action do we take?  How do we combat this menace to all the bayside
peoples?"
     The Silver Mage blinked.  "Ah...we need to study--"
     "TENSEKAI!  We need to ACT."
     "But we don't know enough!"
     "Better to take a wrong action than none at all," she said.  "We'll have a panic
soon enough if we don't--as well as an economic crisis due to the interference with
shipping.  Give people a chance to take action, and they'll stand firm.  If they
can't see any action to take...."  She shrugged.  "That way lies disaster.  Which I
am sure that Shanmarrik knows.  If you can't suggest some action, he'll find one."

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon OSKSI, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  GAMES LIBRARY?  Who?  MISTRESS 4 XMAS is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Practice pays for SHARAN KHOR, who pummelled CONVICTED THIEF, 
to pocket 13 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, AMBITIOUS GUARD was 
winsome, after beating MUMBLEDY PEG and seeing her lose 3 points.  BLACK WIDOW 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of OSKSI.  Does OSKSI 
have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Forgive and forget is not my motto.  Take heed, AESIR, as EOLIS' death remains 
unavenged.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! 
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  OSKSI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Elefont.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW 3662              7   1  0    92       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEARTS 6485                  11  17  1    66       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ALFJAR 6512                   8   5  0    60       AESIR (164)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URU 6538                      5   0  1    48       AESIR (164)
-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                  
 MUMBLEDY PEG 6510             8   9  0    33       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-PEREGRINE FALCON 6495         2   0  0    28       NEED FOR SPEED (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HODUR 6530                    5   2  0    22       AESIR (164)
 MISCHA 6560                   2   0  0    17       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
 SHARAN KHOR 6561              1   0  0    13       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 KUNG FU REDNECK 6518          1   0  0     7       SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT (600)
-ISABELLA 6556                 1   1  0     7       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-REIKO 6553                    1   1  0     4       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
 YATZEE 6568                   0   1  0     3       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-VIGRID 6557                   0   1  0     1       AESIR (164)
-SKADI 6558                    0   1  0     1       AESIR (164)
 DOMINO JOE 6562               0   1  0     1       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EOLIS 6532             4  1 0 AESIR 164             HEARTS 6485           531 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Isabella -- Listen, sister, you shouldn't let them DO that to you.  Treating you like
a THING, just a SEX OBJECT.  Protest!  Say NO.  Carve him up the next morning.
SOMETHING. -- Mumbledy Peg

What?  A Dangerous Criminal?  Well...if I was six foot two and the Commission
insisted on calling ME a dwarf, I might get dangerously annoyed, too.  BUT, I'd take
it out on the Commissioners, not try to carve up a gladiator. -- Hearts

No other personals to answer, well, that makes the job FAST, anyway. -- Games Library
P.S.  Yes, we've found one of our new recruits and are going to get him onto the
sands today, if the Evil Inputter will cooperate.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK WIDOW devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HEARTS won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven battle.
MUMBLEDY PEG was subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute fight.
MISCHA slimly won victory over YATZEE in a popular 6 minute brutal novice's contest.
KUNG FU REDNECK bested DOMINO JOE in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.
SHARAN KHOR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLACK WIDOW 3662            7   1  0   92 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HEARTS 6485.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YATZEE 6568.  The ten other most popular fighters were MISCHA 6560, HEARTS 6485, KUNG 
FU REDNECK 6518, BLACK WIDOW 3662, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, SHARAN KHOR 6561, DOMINO JOE 
6562,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DOMINO JOE 6562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHARAN KHOR 6561, MUMBLEDY PEG 6510, BLACK WIDOW 3662, KUNG FU REDNECK 
6518, HEARTS 6485, MISCHA 6560, YATZEE 6568,  0,  0, and  0.