DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/02/2006    Duedate: 11/15/2006

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMINO JOE
GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6562) [16-15-1,64]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMINO JOE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            
(3-6562) [16-15-1,64]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMINO JOE                     SOLDIER #4
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6562) [16-15-1,64]          (3-6625) [7-2-0,41]

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)    39
2. ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)       15      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         13      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (592)          0
5. INQUISITION 06B22 (612)      0      ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*INQUISITION 06B22 (612)    5   0  0  100   1/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  9  5 1
 2- 2 ARENA FELINES (592)       12   5  1 70.6   2/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   8  6 1
 3/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 237 137 16 63.4   3/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 11 0
 4/ 4 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  108  78  5 58.1   4- 4*INQUISITION 06B22 (612)   2  0 0
 5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      460 715 14 39.1   5- 5 ARENA FELINES (592)       1  0 1
 6/ 0*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)      0   3  0  0.0   6/ 0*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     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.

      What I want to know is, why wasn't the Convicted Assassin KILLED?

                                     Sharan Khor

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, OSKSI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, OUR HIGHEST HONOR, since 
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see JUNGLE JUICE win a fight and gain 17 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL beat SOLDIER #1 and SOLDIER #1 lost 
18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, 
lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, and SHARAN KHOR has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  
With SHARAN KHOR clearing the throne, GAMES LIBRARY of DOMINO JOE takes a proud seat 
as OSKSI's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  The Elefont, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From OSKSI's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, MAUR TOLIDAR was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     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?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINO JOE 6562              16  15  1    64       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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                  
-TIGER BEAT U 6425            10   0  0    65       ARENA FELINES (592)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER #1 6646               6   3  0    48       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SOLDIER #4 6625               7   2  0    41       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 SOLDIER 2 6675                4   2  0    38       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONKEY KONGDOM 6656           5   0  0    33       INQUISITION 06B22 (612)
-KRAZY KITTEN 6426             1   5  0    31       ARENA FELINES (592)
 SOLDIER #3 6683               2   4  1    24       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674             1   7  0    23       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 OTIS 3 6695                   3   1  0    18       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 JUNGLE JUICE 6705             1   0  1    17       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 BIG BROTHER 6706              1   0  0    15       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-FISH BREATH 6424              1   0  1    13       ARENA FELINES (592)
 DRUNK DENNIS 6704             1   0  0    13       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 FREAK SHOW 6688               3   2  0    11       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 GRUNT 6703                    1   0  0     8       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 COVAR KHEES 6707              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?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 608  0  1 0   1                   JUNGLE JUICE 6705     565 NONE    
UHLEANE WIEL 6699      0  3 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     SOLDIER #3 6683       565         
VORHAUS CHARN 6698     1  2 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     FISH BREATH 6424      564         
PROWLER 6653           0  1 0 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 611   BANDIT PRINCE 629     565 NONE    
DA2 6651               0  1 0 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 611   HIGH ELF 623          565 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA1 6650               0  1 0 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 611   BLACK ORC 624         565 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soldier #3 -- Damn, you dwarves are sneaky little dudes. -- Maur Tolidar the somewhat
battered
P.S.  I'm surprised you could reach my head, though.

     You should work on your posture. -- Ed.

Otis 3 -- You could have taught me something.  I was paying attention.  (sigh)  Of
course, my stunning Charisma probably prevented YOU from paying attention. -- Uhleane
Wiel

Soldier #1 -- Yeah, about what I expected.  Everybody's burned out and exhausted
around our place. -- Domino Joe
P.S.  It's the pits.

Fish Breath -- Gods!  That's enough to gag a maggot. -- Ghost of Vorhaus Charn

Hmm, I was just entering Sharan Khor into my list of Graduates from Osksi, and I
realized that with the recent graduation of Yatzee, I have a complete set of all ten
styles from here.  That's rather pleasing. -- Nick, Games Library

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PROWLER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SHARAN KHOR was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DOMINO JOE savagely defeated SOLDIER 2 in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
SOLDIER #1 was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER #4 was viciously subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute match.
FREAK SHOW was narrowly defeated by MAUR TOLIDAR in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
SOLDIER #3 slaughtered UHLEANE WIEL in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
OTIS 3 vanquished COVAR KHEES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUNT defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's match.
DRUNK DENNIS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JUNGLE JUICE murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
BIG BROTHER subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  26 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DOMINO JOE 6562            16  15  1   64 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER #1 6646             6   3  0   48 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOMINO JOE 6562.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER #4 6625.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOMINO JOE 6562, FREAK 
SHOW 6688, MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, SOLDIER #3 6683, JUNGLE JUICE 6705, OTIS 3 6695, GRUNT 
6703, DRUNK DENNIS 6704, BIG BROTHER 6706, and SOLDIER 2 6675.

The least popular fighter this week was COVAR KHEES 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were UHLEANE WIEL 6699, SOLDIER #1 6646, DA1 6650, DA2 6651, PROWLER 
6653, SOLDIER 2 6675, BIG BROTHER 6706, DRUNK DENNIS 6704, GRUNT 6703, and OTIS 3 
6695.

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

SHARAN KHOR (3-6561) GAMES LIBRARY (340)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes