DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2005    Duedate: 12/14/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELWERTH
SORCERY COVENANT (52)
(3-4127) [20-17-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELWERTH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SORCERY COVENANT (52)          
(3-4127) [20-17-1,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELWERTH                        ULDI SHOON
SORCERY COVENANT (52)          SORCERY COVENANT (52)
(3-4127) [20-17-1,106]         (3-4951) [11-5-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SORCERY COVENANT (52)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK ATTACK (453)          26
2. ASTRAL KIN (230)            21      OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
3. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)    19      Unchartered Team
4. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     14
5. AESIR (164)                 14      OXYGEN THIEVES (317)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COOL WORDS (601)           1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SORCERY COVENANT (52)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   81  45  4 64.3   2/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  7 0
 3/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 153 108  9 58.6   3/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  7  8 1
 4/ 5 BLACK ATTACK (453)        37  31  0 54.4   4/ 5 BLACK ATTACK (453)        6  0 0
 5/ 4 SORCERY COVENANT (52)    514 433 17 54.3   5/ 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   5 10 0
 6/ 6 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     17  15  0 53.1   6/ 0 ASTRAL KIN (230)          4  1 0
 7/ 0 ASTRAL KIN (230)         283 257 23 52.4   7/ 7 AESIR (164)               4 11 0
 8/ 7 AESIR (164)              644 640 44 50.2   8/ 8 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     2  0 0
 9- 8*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     14  16  0 46.7   9- 9*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     1  0 0
10/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      409 650  9 38.6  10-10*COOL WORDS (601)          1  0 0
11-10*JGW BIOWARFARE (438)       2   7  0 22.2  11- 6*JGW BIOWARFARE (438)      1  4 0
12-11*SEA DOGS (603)             1   4  0 20.0  12-11*SEA DOGS (603)            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 #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Kaltos:

     The Golden Ship Inn stood on a headland and overlooked the main harbor on
Kaltos.  From the turret on top of the inn, Ironhand, the owner, could look across to
Lord Lindharrow's castle on the opposite horn of the little bay.  He could see all
the shipping sheltered within.
     And he could see the dark tower that had come from nowhere to loom over them
all.  Ironhand didn't like it.  He said as much.
     His companion, Neshkar, the Dark Arena's Black Orc, shrugged and turned his back
on the tower deliberately.  "Nothing we can do about it," he said.  "And so long as
it doesn't do anything to us, why should we?  It just stands there looking gloomy.
Well, fine.  I don't mind."
     "The Black Tower at Valamantis destroyed a lot of ships."
     "I heard about that."  The Black Orc shrugged again.  "They attacked it."
     "So you think we should leave it alone?  Ignore it?"
     "Yeah, why not?"
     Ironhand seemed to expand with the force of his annoyance.  But he kept his
voice level.  "Because we're on an island, you blockhead.  If the tower should choose
to interrupt our shipping, we could starve here.  Or get awfully tired of fish."
     Neshkar twitched his massive shoulders.  "It still isn't our business, Ironhand.
If something has to be done about it, let Lindharrow figure out what."
     "He isn't DOING anything, Nesh."  The innkeeper shook the steel hook that had
replaced his right hand after a bloody engagement between his ship and another ten
years ago.  "The damned fool isn't DOING anything!"  He exhaled through clenched
teeth, then turned and slammed open the door to the building's interior.  "He's
waiting for some gladiator to get a rush of stupidity to the brain and volunteer to
'save' the island from this arcane menace," he snarled over his shoulder.
     Neshkar followed him down the corkscrew stair.  "Gladiators don't do that
anymore," he said.  "All the ones with delusions of heroism have died or gone away.
The current crop is just..." he groped for words, "they're just focused on getting to
the Isle, and they don't care about anything else.  Why should they save Kaltos?
They aren't going to be here."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail OSKSI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
JGW BIOWARFARE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 11th.  The BLACK ATTACK 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, OTIS fought SPLINTERED SKY and 
gained 28 points and contributed to FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT's 2-3-0.  SPLINTERED SKY has 
lost to OTIS, falling 24 points, while helping make ASTRAL KIN a 4-1-0 turn.  And not 
without some honor, ELWERTH now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of OSKSI.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Elefont?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the AESIR stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on OSKSI, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided AESIR stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BLACK ATTACK.  Anyone 
surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BLACK HOLE from BLACK ATTACK was 
OSKSI's most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you expect when someone 
like BLACK WIDOW from MISTRESS 4 XMAS challenges down 23 points to fight ALFJAR of 
AESIR?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  BLACK 
WIDOW beat ALFJAR, as if it surprises anyone.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELWERTH 4127                 20  17  1   106       SORCERY COVENANT (52)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELIAS SOL 5185              12  10  2    99       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 BLACK WIDOW 3662             10   2  0    99       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULDI SHOON 4951              11   5  0    85       SORCERY COVENANT (52)
 BLACK EYE 5202               10   4  0    76       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 HEMOGLOBIN 6158              10   3  0    74       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231          7   2  0    74       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 ALFJAR 6512                   9   9  0    68       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK MAGIC 5210              2   1  0    66       BLACK ATTACK (453)
-BLACK GUM 5140                9   3  0    62       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 HEARTS 6485                  13  21  1    61       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK HOLE 5139              10   6  0    56       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 URU 6538                      7   3  1    53       AESIR (164)
 HAPPY APPLE 6492              5   5  2    53       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 OTIS 6589                     3   0  0    52       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 HODUR 6530                    8   4  0    44       AESIR (164)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 CIRRUS 6029                   5   1  0    42       SORCERY COVENANT (52)
 FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968         4   3  0    42       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 ETERNAL D.J. 5931             7   6  0    41       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 OTIS 6501                     6   4  1    34       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-MITOCHONDRIAC 4971            2   1  0    34       JGW BIOWARFARE (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLINTERED SKY 6249           6   1  0    29       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-MARY JANE 5332                5   1  0    26       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
-BUD GREEN 5434                3   2  0    26       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 STAR SHARD 6270               4   1  0    25       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-COMEANDGETSOME 5334           4   2  0    24       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER #3 6535               3   1  0    23       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 VAGABOND DREAM 6240           5   3  0    22       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 YATZEE 6568                   4   3  0    22       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SHARAN KHOR 6561              3   4  0    21       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-BLACK FOOT 5336               4   3  0    19       BLACK ATTACK (453)
-KRONIC BLAZE 6423             2   0  0    19       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 DOMINO JOE 6562               4   3  0    15       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 JARL 6599                     1   0  0    13       AESIR (164)
-BLUEJACKET 6564               1   0  0    13       SEA DOGS (603)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-MISCHA 6560                   3   1  0    10       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-PANACHE 6540                  1   0  0    10       COOL WORDS (601)
-ISABELLA 6556                 1   1  0     7       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6565         0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (603)
 KLOABR 6586                   1   2  0     5       SORCERY COVENANT (52)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REIKO 6553                    1   1  0     4       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
 SOLDIER #4 6536               0   4  0     4       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-BLOCKADE RUNNER 6567          0   1  0     3       SEA DOGS (603)
 SOLDIER #2 6596               0   1  0     2       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-PROTOPLASMIC 6588             0   2  0     2       JGW BIOWARFARE (438)
-CHLOROPLAST 4970              0   1  0     1       JGW BIOWARFARE (438)
 BOULE 6597                    0   1  0     1       SORCERY COVENANT (52)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEDEDE 6598            0  1 0 AESIR 164             BLACK ORC 624         541 NONE    
MUMBLEDY PEG 6510     10 12 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     HAPPY APPLE 6492      540         
SOLDIER #1 6521        3  3 0 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 BLACK ORC 624         541 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

M. Chardinee -- You fight better from your back than you do standing up. -- Elwerth

Otis -- Ouch!!! -- Kloabr

Soldier #3 -- I am a huge boost to your popularity and skill, not your ego and
recognition. -- Cirrus

"Position is Empty" -- It's a shame we can't challenge you and remove your proverbial
head.  Step aside and let the real warriors receive the honors they deserve. --
Elwerth & Uldi

Flagpole Panties -- "Wakes up disoriented," it says here.  That isn't the half of it!
There are some days when I think a golem can never understand real people.  And other
days when I'm sure of it. -- Yatzee

Protoplasmic -- They tell me you're a kind of jelly, like jellied consume but with
less flavor.  I told the Infirmarian to try adding garlic and oregano, which may have
been what upset you there. -- Domino Joe

Black Widow -- My dear, does your husband KNOW what you're doing in the afternoons?
-- Hearts

Happy Apple -- Well, we TOLD Peg not to play around with her knife during the fights,
but did she listen?  No, of course not.  And you see what happens! -- the rest of
Games Library

Soldier #1 -- Perhaps you should change your name to #2 so that you'll try harder?  Or is that too complicated for a Shew to understand? -- Sharan Khor

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLDIER #1 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEDEDE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLACK WIDOW demolished ALFJAR in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BLACK EYE vanquished HEARTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLACK MAGIC overpowered HODUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FLAGPOLE PANTIES was bested by BLACK HOLE in a action packed 6 minute Challenge brawl.
ULDI SHOON slimly lost to HELIAS SOL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory master's match.
ELWERTH viciously subdued HEMOGLOBIN in a action packed 3 minute uneven Title melee.
HAPPY APPLE was overpowered by VECTOR UNSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
URU overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OTIS was unbelievably bested by CIRRUS in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
SPLINTERED SKY was demolished by OTIS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ETERNAL D.J. devastated SHARAN KHOR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
YATZEE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
DOMINO JOE overcame SOLDIER #4 in a 2 minute fight.
VAGABOND DREAM slimly won victory over KLOABR in a 3 minute bout.
SOLDIER #3 devastated BOULE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STAR SHARD beat SOLDIER #2 in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
JARL devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 541 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ELWERTH 4127               20  17  1  106 SORCERY COVENANT (52)
WALL OF STEEL    HELIAS SOL 5185            12  10  2   99 ASTRAL KIN (230)
AIMED BLOW       BLACK WIDOW 3662           10   2  0   99 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
BASHING ATTACK   ULDI SHOON 4951            11   5  0   85 SORCERY COVENANT (52)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK EYE 5202             10   4  0   76 BLACK ATTACK (453)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLACK MAGIC 5210            2   1  0   66 BLACK ATTACK (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  URU 6538                    7   3  1   53 AESIR (164)
TOTAL PARRY      CIRRUS 6029                 5   1  0   42 SORCERY COVENANT (52)
PARRY-LUNGE      ETERNAL D.J. 5931           7   6  0   41 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELWERTH 4127.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ULDI SHOON 4951.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968, 
HELIAS SOL 5185, ELWERTH 4127, OTIS 6501, BLACK HOLE 5139, KLOABR 6586, STAR SHARD 
6270, BLACK WIDOW 3662, BLACK EYE 5202, and URU 6538.

The least popular fighter this week was BOULE 6597.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHARAN KHOR 6561, SPLINTERED SKY 6249, HAPPY APPLE 6492, HODUR 6530, 
HEARTS 6485, DEDEDE 6598, SOLDIER #1 6521, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, OTIS 6589, and VECTOR 
UNSTABLE 6231.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ELWERTH (3-4127) SORCERY COVENANT (52)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BROTHER 5568 (64-75-1)             7  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
NEOPHYTE 5573 (72-44-0)                5  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
FREY 2258 (75-51-1)                    2  3  0         AESIR                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUDIE MURPHY 6160 (55-38-1)            0  2  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
GARGANTUA 647 (70-59-1)                0  2  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAGAR 3717 (20-3-0)                    4  3  1         AESIR                
OURS ROUGE 6049 (25-35-2)              3  3  0         THE REDBAERS         
BADEN-BADEN 4033 (15-14-0)             1  3  0         DOUBLE TROUBLE       
TYR 5575 (18-3-0)                      0  2  0         AESIR                

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WIRLITZ 4861 (18-4-1)                  3  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOTTHUR 4740 (19-6-1)                  5  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     
THE SUN 6307 (4-1-0)                   3  3  1         BRIGHT               

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIAMOND DAVE 6504 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         ROCK HOUNDS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIRRUS 6029 (3-0-0)                    6  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     
MISCHA 6560 (3-1-0)                    1  3  0         MISTRESS 4 XMAS      
KUNG FU REDNECK 6518 (2-0-0)           0  2  0         SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAMIRRHA 6583 (0-0-0)                 12  3  0         KLARKASH TON         
BLUEJACKET 6564 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         SEA DOGS             
FISH BREATH 6424 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6565 (0-0-0)          3  3  0         SEA DOGS             
BLOCKADE RUNNER 6567 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         SEA DOGS             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LURCH 3337 (16-17-0)                   2  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     
PLATELET 6159 (13-5-0)                 2  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
JOHN BURKETT 3749 (7-8-0)              0  2  0         BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES   

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ODIN 3343 (5-2-0)                      3  3  0         AESIR                
XEALOT 4147 (9-3-0)                    0  2  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIRBANE 3841 (12-6-1)                  6  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAYRETH 4739 (4-3-1)                   0  2  0         SORCERY COVENANT     
TINNUTUS 5122 (5-2-0)                  0  2  0         PESTILENCE           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOVAN 6328 (0-0-0)                     0  1  0  DEAD   AESIR                
LAUDON 4062 (1-2-0)                    0  2  0  DEAD   SORCERY COVENANT     
TRENDON 5455 (0-1-0)                   0  2  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 3