DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2007    Duedate: 03/07/2007

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMINO JOE
GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6562) [18-21-1,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMINO JOE                     RIGATONI
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            PASTA (616)
(3-6562) [18-21-1,76]          (3-6719) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMINO JOE                     FINCH'S ART
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            STL RAD (602)
(3-6562) [18-21-1,76]          (3-6551) [4-2-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STL RAD (602)               30
2. PASTA (616)                  6      STL RAD (602)
3. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)     0      Unchartered Team
4. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)      0
5. ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)        0      PASTA (616)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 STL RAD (602)             13   7  0 65.0   1/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  8 0
 2- 1 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 258 146 18 63.9   2/ 5 STL RAD (602)             5  1 0
 3- 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  131  85  7 60.6   3- 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   4  1 0
 4- 4*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     12  10  1 54.5   4- 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  3  2 0
 5/ 5*PASTA (616)                3   4  0 42.9   5/ 6*PASTA (616)               3  4 0
 6/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      475 740 15 39.1   6- 4*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     2  0 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.

     I'm not sure why the arenamaster stopped that fight.  It isn't like there was a
shortage of Convicted Assassins and we needed to conserve ours, after all.  And let
me tell you, I had this one on the run from the word Go.  Like running would help
him, ha!  I was doing the cat-and-mouse thing, you know?  Letting him run, catching
him again and batting him around a little, letting him go again....  But then he
whined to the arenamaster, and that was the end of it.  Probably just as well.  I
don't suppose I should get into the habit of that sort of thing, should I?

                                      Domino Joe
                                          #1

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in OSKSI a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as OUR HIGHEST HONOR is pushed out of top team by GAMES LIBRARY, who came 
from 3rd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  STL RAD stable has parlayed this turn's 3-0-0 into 
a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  
And let's see, COBBLESTONE fought TIMAURN VOTH and gained 12 points and contributed 
to STL RAD's 3-0-0.  TIMAURN VOTH has lost to COBBLESTONE, falling 8 points, while 
helping make GAMES LIBRARY a 2-3-0 turn.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, BUT DOMINO JOE is still the Duelmaster because he has the most 
recognition points!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Elefont until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in OSKSI and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINO JOE 6562              18  21  1    76       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-SOLDIER #1 6646              12   3  0    93       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 2 6675                9   3  1    69       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-BIG BROTHER 6706              6   1  0    67       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER #3 6683               6   6  1    64       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-OTIS 3 6695                   9   1  1    58       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINCH'S ART 6551              4   2  0    53       STL RAD (602)
-FREAK SHOW 6688               8   3  0    51       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 BELLHOP 6629                  4   0  0    50       STL RAD (602)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-SOLDIER #4 6625              11   4  1    38       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-JUNGLE JUICE 6705             5   2  1    34       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBBLESTONE 6633              3   2  0    33       STL RAD (602)
-IRON MAIDEN 6652              4   1  0    32       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-SOLDIER 2 6709                4   1  0    30       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674             5  11  1    29       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-GRUNT 6713                    4   1  0    25       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 LORINS PELN 6712              3   5  0    24       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGATONI 6719                 2   0  0    24       PASTA (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELON LUROST 6715             3   4  0    21       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DRUNK DENNIS 6718             1   1  1    17       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 TIMAURN VOTH 6711             3   5  0    14       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 PENNE 6723                    1   1  0    10       PASTA (616)
-LONLINESS OF THE LDR 6716     1   0  0     9       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-DA3 6708                      1   2  1     6       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-SOLDIER 1 6649                1   2  0     5       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DRUNK DENNIS 6714      0  3 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674     569 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

THAT was a Cult Member?  People here just don't know how to DO a really good Evil
Cult.  This guy had a pink bunny rabbit on his shield!  You gotta wonder about the
cult when you see something like that. -- Maur Tolidar

Bellhop -- (recoiling)  Somehow I didn't expect a bellhop with a beard.  Fresh-faced
boys, that was what I was looking for. -- Delon Lurost
P.S.  How come you aren't #-something?

Mordant's Pathetic Deserter.  (sigh)  Sounds like a patent medicine, doesn't it? --
Timaurn Voth

(with deep disgust)  THIS Cult Member had a smiley face on his shield!  Gods, have
they no self-respect? -- Lorins Peln

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more

prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PENNE was bested by LORINS PELN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DOMINO JOE was viciously subdued by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute Title duel.
MAUR TOLIDAR was overpowered by FINCH'S ART in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BELLHOP devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DELON LUROST demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TIMAURN VOTH was vanquished by COBBLESTONE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RIGATONI overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        31 -  10 -  5      76  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  18 -  2      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 573 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FINCH'S ART 6551            4   2  0   53 STL RAD (602)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLHOP 6629                4   0  0   50 STL RAD (602)
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 FINCH'S ART 6551.  The ten other most popular fighters were COBBLESTONE 6633, 
BELLHOP 6629, DELON LUROST 6715, LORINS PELN 6712, RIGATONI 6719, PENNE 6723, DOMINO 
JOE 6562, MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, TIMAURN VOTH 6711, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMAURN VOTH 6711.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, DOMINO JOE 6562, PENNE 6723, RIGATONI 6719, 
LORINS PELN 6712, DELON LUROST 6715, BELLHOP 6629, COBBLESTONE 6633, FINCH'S ART 
6551, and  0.