DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2007    Duedate: 01/24/2007

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER #1
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6646) [11-3-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER #1                     SOLDIER 2
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
(3-6646) [11-3-0,87]           (3-6709) [3-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMINO JOE                     SOLDIER 2
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6562) [17-19-1,71]          (3-6675) [8-3-1,62]

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)    55
2. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     34      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)        2      Unchartered Team
4. STL RAD (602)                0
5. MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)        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 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 255 144 18 63.9   1/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 13  2 1
 2- 2 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     24  15  1 61.5   2/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  12  3 1
 3/ 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  127  84  7 60.2   3/ 5*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     4  3 0
 4- 4*STL RAD (602)              8   6  0 57.1   4/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 11 1
 5/ 5*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     10  10  1 50.0   5- 4*STL RAD (602)             2  1 0
 6/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      468 732 15 39.0   6- 6 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)     1  0 1

    '*'   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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Osksi Academy's Laboratory of the Great Arts was shrouded in rain, but even
that heavy fall couldn't hide the faint purple glow slipping through the cracks
between the heavy stones.  Thunder grumbled constantly.
     "Shouldn't there be lightning?" Lord Protector Dewey asked.
     "I'd have thought so," Lord Protector Zin agreed.  "I suppose it means that
something's going wrong.  Figures.  I told them this wouldn't be so easy."
     "Nobody listens," Dewey agreed.  "Still, easy or hard, we said we'd do it,
so...."
     "Yeah."  Zin checked that his sword was riding light in its sheath, ready to
draw at need, took a deep breath and let it out again, then stepped out from the
shelter of the hedge.  He couldn't have walked more carefully if he'd expected the
ground to explode under his feet.
     Dewey matched him, pace by careful pace.  "We should have let Sharan Khor come
with us," he murmured.
     "Gods, no!  She's too involved."
     "Maybe, but at least she'd know the key when she saw it."
     "We've got a description."
     "Never trust 'em, myself."
     "You agreed to help out with this."
     "I figured there should be somebody level-headed along," Dewey said.
     "I'm--!"
     "No, you are not level-headed.  Not really crazy, but, Zin, you're the basic,
natural hero.  Really great to have on one's side, often very sensible--up to a
point.  And then you'll do something totally off the wall because it 'seems like a
good idea at the time'.  I grant you, this often works better than anyone has a right
to expect.  But sometimes it fails, and then it's a truly spectacular disaster.
Somebody has to come along to keep an eye the other stuff.  In this case, me.  You do
the hero stuff, I cover your back."
     Zin considered arguing the point, there was a lot he wanted to say against
Dewey's position, but they were too close to the Laboratory.  There was a job to be
done.

From the mental journal (you don't think I'm going to write this stuff down for some
tick to stumble across and snicker over, do you?) of Medan Dashell VI (Dash to my
friends):

     Even the best tavern has to close sometimes, which is a shame.  The least they
could do is wait for daylight, at least, that's what I think.  Where do they expect
anyone to go at two in the morning when it's raining waves and fishes?  Of course,
the Three-legged Pig isn't the best tavern.  The party was just so-so, about what
you'd expect of Teddy Vansek.  Oceans of food, mountains of drink, and he thinks that
makes a party!  No imagination, that's Teddy's problem.  One of Teddy's problems.
Everyone else is sloping off in different directions, headed, no doubt, for someplace
warm and dry, preferably without Teddy Vansek in it.  Not a bad thought.  But if I
was to go home, it would be just my luck to the Pater awake and not amused to see his
son and heir arriving soaking wet and half blotto.
     Note to myself:  Bad champagne is worse than no champagne.  Much worse.
     Hmm.  Better to start walking, I suppose.  Teddy hasn't come out yet, and I
would prefer not to be standing around here when he does.  The blister would latch
onto me like a, like a latch, that's what, and I'd be stuck with him till morning.
Better wet than that.  Oh, damn, there he IS.  I'll have to go the long way around if
I want to get home without passing him.  Up by the Academy, and the rain's bound to
be worse there.  More exposed.  If I get struck by lightning, it will be Teddy
Vansek's fault.  I'd like to write that somewhere, just in case, but in this rain?
Forget it, Dash.
     Just go.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon OSKSI, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at OUR HIGHEST HONOR left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT.  Good show!  
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT had cause to celebrate, after BIG BROTHER got 18 points by beating 
VETERAN MERCENARY.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 6 points to SOLDIER #4.  (Discrete enough, IRON MAIDEN?) Those who 
hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by DOMINO JOE, of GAMES LIBRARY, who 
despite a 17-19-1 couldn't overcome OSKSI's Number 1.  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!  If challenges were horses, LORINS PELN 
could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT retaliate against 
GAMES LIBRARY in bloodfeud!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. 
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  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                  
 SOLDIER #1 6646              11   3  0    87       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BROTHER 6706              6   0  0    75       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 DOMINO JOE 6562              17  19  1    71       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6675                8   3  1    62       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER #3 6683               5   6  1    56       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 OTIS 3 6695                   8   1  1    55       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 FREAK SHOW 6688               7   3  0    47       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 SOLDIER #4 6625              11   3  1    45       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-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                  
-BELLHOP 6629                  2   0  0    33       STL RAD (602)
-COBBLESTONE 6633              2   1  0    29       STL RAD (602)
 JUNGLE JUICE 6705             4   2  1    28       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674             4   9  1    25       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-FINCH'S ART 6551              2   2  0    25       STL RAD (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6709                3   1  0    23       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
 IRON MAIDEN 6652              3   1  0    21       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
 TIMAURN VOTH 6711             2   3  0    21       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRUNT 6713                    3   1  0    16       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 DRUNK DENNIS 6718             1   0  1    16       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-MISCHA 6560                   3   1  0    10       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-LONLINESS OF THE LDR 6716     1   0  0     9       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
 LORINS PELN 6712              1   4  0     7       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ISABELLA 6556                 1   1  0     7       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)
-DA3 6708                      1   2  1     6       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
 DELON LUROST 6715             1   3  0     6       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SOLDIER 1 6649                1   2  0     5       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-REIKO 6553                    1   1  0     4       MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304)

'-' 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                   DRUNK DENNIS 6718     570 NONE    
DRUNK DENNIS 6704      1  1 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 DA3 6708              566 NOT REVE
DRUNK DENNIS 6714      0  3 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674     569 JUST REV
COVAR KHEES 6707       0  2 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     OTIS 3 6695           566 NOT REVE
NO BALCONY? 6549       2  1 0 STL RAD 602           SOLDIER #4 6625       567 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Freak Show -- Wow, you ARE!  I've never seen anyone with a face like that before.
It' so gross it's kind of cool. -- Delon Lurost
P.S.  Did you know one of your ears is on upside down?

Jungle Juice -- Yuck.  You sure that isn't paint-stripper?  Ack.  I bet it'd take the
enamel right off a person's teeth.  Ptui.  Is there any way to get rid of the flavor?
It's cataclysmically awful. -- Lorins Peln

Soldier #1 -- Really, you should be a golem. -- Domino Joe Double-Six
P.S.  Because you don't seem to have any life aside from the "job" of being a
gladiator.  Not even a name.

Drunken Dennis -- I have it on good authority that "Bad champagne is worse than no
champagne."  You might make this your motto and refrain from such indulgences.  At
least on the night before fight day. -- Maur Tolidar
P.S.  Oops, sorry.  You were so catatonic with drink that I didn't realize you were
dead.  May your next incarnation learn from your errors.

The Embezzling Scribe had nothing interesting to say for himself. -- Timaurn Voth
P.S.  I was hoping for some tips, or at least a creative excuse.  Oh, well.

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OTIS 3 devastated MAUR TOLIDAR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SOLDIER #1 vanquished DOMINO JOE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SOLDIER 2 savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. amateur fight.
BIG BROTHER savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody match.
SOLDIER #3 devastated TIMAURN VOTH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER #4 devastated IRON MAIDEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FREAK SHOW handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
JUNGLE JUICE vanquished DELON LUROST in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER 2 vanquished LORINS PELN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUNT overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven match.
DRUNK DENNIS executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  20 -  2      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  16 -  5      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 570 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER #1 6646            11   3  0   87 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
BASHING ATTACK   BIG BROTHER 6706            6   0  0   75 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                 8   1  1   55 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
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 2 6675.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG BROTHER 6706, FREAK 
SHOW 6688, SOLDIER #1 6646, SOLDIER #3 6683, JUNGLE JUICE 6705, SOLDIER 2 6709, GRUNT 
6713, DRUNK DENNIS 6718, OTIS 3 6695, and SOLDIER #4 6625.

The least popular fighter this week was LORINS PELN 6712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DELON LUROST 6715, IRON MAIDEN 6652, TIMAURN VOTH 6711, DOMINO 
JOE 6562, MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, SOLDIER #4 6625, OTIS 3 6695, DRUNK DENNIS 6718, GRUNT 
6713, and SOLDIER 2 6709.