DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/20/2006    Duedate: 05/03/2006

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLAGPOLE PANTIES
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
(3-5968) [11-4-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLAGPOLE PANTIES               POSITION IS EMPTY
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)       
(3-5968) [11-4-1,113]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OTIS                           HAPPY APPLE
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
(3-6501) [12-7-2,80]           (3-6492) [12-7-2,103]

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)    32
2. BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)     0      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. COOL WORDS (601)             0      Unchartered Team
4. STL RAD (602)                0
5. WIND STORM (423)             0      MEDAL OF HONOR V (610)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COOL WORDS (601)           4   0  1  100   1/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  9  1 0
 2- 2 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  71  44  4 61.7   2/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       9  6 2
 3/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 186 119 11 61.0   3- 4*COOL WORDS (601)          3  0 1
 4- 4*STL RAD (602)              3   3  0 50.0   4- 5*STL RAD (602)             1  0 0
 5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      436 673 13 39.3   5- 3 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  1  3 0
 6- 6*WIND STORM (423)           1   6  0 14.3   6- 6*WIND STORM (423)          0  3 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 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                      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 GAMES LIBRARY was 
unseated this week as FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  DOMINO JOE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL 
put down SHARAN KHOR, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  
Not for nothing has FLAGPOLE PANTIES in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to 
the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in OSKSI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968        11   4  1   113       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUD SMITH 6022               14   2  2   112       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 HAPPY APPLE 6492             12   7  2   103       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 OTIS 6589                     8   4  0    95       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-TERRY MULHOLLAND 3747        15   3  0    94       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAVID CONE 5795              11   9  1    88       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
-PETE HARNISCH 3750           19   9  0    84       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 HEARTS 6485                  17  27  1    82       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 OTIS 6501                    12   7  2    80       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 ETERNAL D.J. 5931            15   7  0    79       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YATZEE 6568                   9   8  2    53       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DOMINO JOE 6562               9   8  1    50       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TARHELLA VHU 6602             8   2  1    49       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SHARAN KHOR 6561              8   9  0    42       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-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                  
-NO BALCONY? 6549              2   0  0    31       STL RAD (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PANACHE 6540                  2   0  0    22       COOL WORDS (601)
-FINCH'S ART 6551              1   1  0    22       STL RAD (602)
-THE 6543                      1   0  0    20       COOL WORDS (601)
-JUXTAPOSE 6539                1   0  1    14       COOL WORDS (601)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-WENDEL 4745                   1   0  0     9       WIND STORM (423)
-ANDY SISCO 6465               1   2  0     5       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flagpole Panties -- My DEAR boy, are you sure you want to run those tattered boxers
of yours up the flagpole?  Think of the IMPRESSION it will make! -- Hearts

Eternal D.J. -- Are you even able to think anymore?  Or do you just have that one
rotten song running through your mind over and over and over again?  What a fate! --
Domino Joe

Ah, the Captured Orc.  Bah. -- Yatzee

In MY homeland, a merchant who practiced usery would be taken out in the desert and
tied to stone. -- Sharan Khor

Not to mention what we'd do to any orc we captured! -- Tarhella Vhu

Ed. -- I entirely agree! -- Sharan Khor

     Er, good. -- Ed.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLAGPOLE PANTIES devastated HEARTS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HAPPY APPLE won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute battle.
OTIS demolished M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
ETERNAL D.J. devastated YATZEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OTIS subdued M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome competition.
TARHELLA VHU defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute struggle.
DOMINO JOE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SHARAN KHOR was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 551 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968      11   4  1  113 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAPPY APPLE 6492           12   7  2  103 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
BASHING ATTACK   OTIS 6589                   8   4  0   95 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
LUNGING ATTACK   OTIS 6501                  12   7  2   80 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
PARRY-LUNGE      ETERNAL D.J. 5931          15   7  0   79 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YATZEE 6568                 9   8  2   53 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
SLASHING ATTACK  TARHELLA VHU 6602           8   2  1   49 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OTIS 6501.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HAPPY APPLE 6492.  The ten other most popular fighters were OTIS 6589, OTIS 6501, 
TARHELLA VHU 6602, FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968, DOMINO JOE 6562, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, SHARAN 
KHOR 6561, HEARTS 6485, YATZEE 6568, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YATZEE 6568.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEARTS 6485, SHARAN KHOR 6561, ETERNAL D.J. 5931, DOMINO JOE 6562, 
FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968, TARHELLA VHU 6602, OTIS 6501, OTIS 6589, HAPPY APPLE 6492, and 
0.