DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2005    Duedate: 12/28/2005

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK WIDOW
MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
(3-3662) [11-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK WIDOW                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)          
(3-3662) [11-2-0,102]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULDI SHOON                     BLACK MAGIC
SORCERY COVENANT (52)          BLACK ATTACK (453)
(3-4951) [11-6-0,67]           (3-5210) [3-1-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)    47
2. BLACK ATTACK (453)          37      OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
3. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         23      Unchartered Team
4. MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)        3
5. ASTRAL KIN (230)             0      RAPID STRANGERS (275)

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/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 10  5 1
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   83  47  4 63.8   2/ 4 BLACK ATTACK (453)        8  1 0
 3/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 158 108  9 59.4   3/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  7 0
 4/ 4 BLACK ATTACK (453)        39  32  0 54.9   4/ 1 SORCERY COVENANT (52)     6  9 0
 5/ 6 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     18  15  0 54.5   5- 6 ASTRAL KIN (230)          4  1 0
 6/ 5 SORCERY COVENANT (52)    515 437 17 54.1   6/ 5 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   4 10 0
 7- 7 ASTRAL KIN (230)         283 257 23 52.4   7/ 8 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     3  0 0
 8- 8 AESIR (164)              644 640 44 50.2   8- 7 AESIR (164)               3  7 0
 9- 9*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     14  16  0 46.7   9- 9*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     1  0 0
10/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      412 652  9 38.7  10-10*COOL WORDS (601)          1  0 0
11-11*JGW BIOWARFARE (438)       2   7  0 22.2  11-12*SEA DOGS (603)            1  4 0
12-12*SEA DOGS (603)             1   4  0 20.0  12-11*JGW BIOWARFARE (438)      0  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, fellow Osksians, I finally became a Duelmaster and received my invite to the
Isle.  Unfortunately, after much deliberation, I have decided to retire after my last
fight here.  My heart just isn't in it the way it was when I first joined Sorcery
Covenant.  I will be staying around our fair city, continuing to work for my guild.

My arena info is...9-10-14-17-17-12-5...Favorites -- Epee, MOD/VH, learn attack.

Your Duelmaster,
Elwerth

                                      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 SORCERY COVENANT was 
unseated this week as FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  BLACK MAGIC caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested ULDI SHOON and was awarded 24 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLACK MAGIC put down ULDI 
SHOON, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has ELWERTH in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In OSKSI "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  OSKSI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is ASTRAL KIN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of BLACK 
ATTACK last week.  Busy avoiding ASTRAL KIN?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  CIRRUS take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in OSKSI.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
BLACK EYE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized BLACK WIDOW.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BLACK EYE was overcame by BLACK WIDOW.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  This week marked the last days of HEMOGLOBIN who 
at 10-3-0 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of OUR HIGHEST HONOR's 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
HEMOGLOBIN (10-3-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  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?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 BLACK WIDOW 3662             11   2  0   102       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK MAGIC 5210              3   1  0    90       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 BLACK EYE 5202               10   5  0    80       BLACK ATTACK (453)
-VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231          7   2  0    74       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-ALFJAR 6512                   9   9  0    68       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULDI SHOON 4951              11   6  0    67       SORCERY COVENANT (52)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK HOLE 5139              11   6  0    65       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 HEARTS 6485                  13  22  1    62       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-BLACK GUM 5140                9   3  0    62       BLACK ATTACK (453)
 HAPPY APPLE 6492              6   5  2    61       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 OTIS 6589                     4   0  0    59       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968         5   3  0    54       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-URU 6538                      7   3  1    53       AESIR (164)
 ETERNAL D.J. 5931             8   6  0    52       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-HODUR 6530                    8   4  0    44       AESIR (164)
 OTIS 6501                     7   4  1    43       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-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                  
 CIRRUS 6029                   5   2  0    33       SORCERY COVENANT (52)
-SPLINTERED SKY 6249           6   1  0    29       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 YATZEE 6568                   5   3  0    29       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-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                  
-VAGABOND DREAM 6240           5   3  0    22       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 SOLDIER #2 6596               1   1  0    22       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-BLACK FOOT 5336               4   3  0    19       BLACK ATTACK (453)
-KRONIC BLAZE 6423             2   0  0    19       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 TARHELLA VHU 6602             1   0  0    19       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DOMINO JOE 6562               5   3  0    18       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SOLDIER #4 6536               1   4  0    15       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 SHARAN KHOR 6561              3   5  0    14       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-BLUEJACKET 6564               1   0  0    13       SEA DOGS (603)
-JARL 6599                     1   0  0    13       AESIR (164)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SOLDIER #3 6535               3   2  0    11       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-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   3  0     6       SORCERY COVENANT (52)
-REIKO 6553                    1   1  0     4       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-BLOCKADE RUNNER 6567          0   1  0     3       SEA DOGS (603)
 BOULE 6597                    0   2  0     2       SORCERY COVENANT (52)
-PROTOPLASMIC 6588             0   2  0     2       JGW BIOWARFARE (438)
-CHLOROPLAST 4970              0   1  0     1       JGW BIOWARFARE (438)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MUMBLEDY PEG 6510     10 12 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     HAPPY APPLE 6492      540         
HEMOGLOBIN 6158       10  4 0 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 WURM KIN 631          542 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hemoglobin -- Well fought. -- Elwerth

Helias Sol -- Impressive defense and will to win. -- Uldi

Otis -- You will outclass me someday, but not this time. -- Cirrus

Vagabond Dream -- I was robbed! -- Kloabr

Soldier #3 -- We will meet again. -- Boule

Black Eye -- You know, there's a lot of that going around, dear.  Are you sure you
want to be a sheep? -- Hearts

Eternal D.J. -- I wish you had better taste in background music. -- Sharan Khor

Persistent Beggar?  Fat chance. -- Yatzee

Soldier #4 -- I'll match your four and throw in a six. -- Domino Joe

Elwerth -- Yes, it's an art, but I've had many, many years to practice.  More basic-
arena fights than most gladiators could even imagine, in fact.  And we of the
Chardinee society share the tricks of the trade among our members, too.  It gives us,
if not an edge to WIN (though you should see what we can do when we don't have the
Commission cramping our style!), at least an edge to stay alive. -- M. Holothial
Chardinee

Elwerth and Uldi -- I only step aside when people care enough to try their very best.
-- Position Is Empty

Lord (I'm guessing here; it's amazing what armor covers) Protector Elwerth -- We
salute your achievement in reaching and surpassing the Graduation Standards set by
the Commission.  We offer you a free night of carousing at the Winking Dove, if that
should happen to be to your taste.  Go to the Isle with our blessings (for whatever
they are worth). -- Hrendrecke, Arena Administrator

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEMOGLOBIN was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLACK EYE lost to BLACK WIDOW in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
FLAGPOLE PANTIES overpowered CIRRUS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
BLACK HOLE defeated HEARTS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ELWERTH viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
ULDI SHOON was overpowered by BLACK MAGIC in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
OTIS handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HAPPY APPLE vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
OTIS viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
ETERNAL D.J. handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
YATZEE demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DOMINO JOE slimly won victory over BOULE in a 2 minute contest.
SHARAN KHOR was demolished by SOLDIER #2 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOLDIER #3 was beaten by TARHELLA VHU in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
SOLDIER #4 overpowered KLOABR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  24 -  0      40  |

Turn 542 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLACK WIDOW 3662           11   2  0  102 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLACK MAGIC 5210            3   1  0   90 BLACK ATTACK (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK EYE 5202             10   5  0   80 BLACK ATTACK (453)
BASHING ATTACK   ULDI SHOON 4951            11   6  0   67 SORCERY COVENANT (52)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK HOLE 5139            11   6  0   65 BLACK ATTACK (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAPPY APPLE 6492            6   5  2   61 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
PARRY-LUNGE      ETERNAL D.J. 5931           8   6  0   52 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
LUNGING ATTACK   OTIS 6501                   7   4  1   43 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULDI SHOON 4951.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK MAGIC 5210.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK EYE 5202, BLACK 
HOLE 5139, OTIS 6501, BLACK WIDOW 3662, HEARTS 6485, ULDI SHOON 4951, HAPPY APPLE 
6492, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, DOMINO JOE 6562, and BOULE 6597.

The least popular fighter this week was KLOABR 6586.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHARAN KHOR 6561, CIRRUS 6029, YATZEE 6568, SOLDIER #4 6536, SOLDIER #3 
6535, SOLDIER #2 6596, OTIS 6589, FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968, HEMOGLOBIN 6158, and 
TARHELLA VHU 6602.

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

ELWERTH (3-4127) SORCERY COVENANT (52)