DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2007    Duedate: 05/02/2007

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER #3
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6683) [10-6-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER #3                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        
(3-6683) [10-6-1,101]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER #4                     FREAK SHOW
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
(3-6625) [13-6-1,46]           (3-6688) [12-3-0,89]

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)    52
2. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         41      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)        0      Unchartered Team
4. PASTA (616)                  0
5. STL RAD (602)                0      NEON SIGNS (473)

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) 275 149 18 64.9   1/ 1 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 15  0 0
 2- 2 STL RAD (602)             14   8  0 63.6   2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  10  5 0
 3/ 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  145  91  7 61.4   3/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       8  7 0
 4- 4*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     13  11  1 54.2   4- 4*PASTA (616)               2  5 0
 5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      485 750 15 39.3   5- 5*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)     1  1 0
 6- 6*PASTA (616)                6  11  0 35.3   6- 6 STL RAD (602)             0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, OSKSI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see TIMAURN VOTH win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN beat SOLDIER 2 and SOLDIER 2 lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, OSKSI may be getting bland, as SOLDIER #3 stays top 
dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think 
some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     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?   
     What does the OSKSI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER #3 6683              10   6  1   101       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

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

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER #1 6646              15   4  0    93       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAK SHOW 6688              12   3  0    89       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 BIG BROTHER 6706              9   2  0    88       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 JUNGLE JUICE 6705             9   2  1    82       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 OTIS 3 6695                  12   2  1    70       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6675               10   6  1    60       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-BELLHOP 6629                  5   1  0    59       STL RAD (602)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 6713                    8   1  0    54       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-FINCH'S ART 6551              4   2  0    53       STL RAD (602)
 TIMAURN VOTH 6711             6   6  0    50       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SOLDIER #4 6625              13   6  1    46       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-IRON MAIDEN 6652              5   2  0    42       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUR TOLIDAR 6674             6  14  1    33       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-COBBLESTONE 6633              3   2  0    33       STL RAD (602)
 DRUNK DENNIS 6718             4   2  1    31       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 DELON LUROST 6715             6   5  0    30       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SOLDIER 2 6709                4   1  0    30       ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611)
-RIGATONI 6719                 3   1  0    28       PASTA (616)
-SPAGHETTI 6726                2   1  0    26       PASTA (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORINS PELN 6712              4   8  0    20       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 KELORINSO VHU 6727            1   1  0    13       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grunt -- You're the most BORING person to talk to that I've ever met, and that's
going some, as you would realize if you had the wit to correctly assess my teammates.
-- Maur Tolidar

This "Embezzling Scribe" is pathetic. -- Delon Lurost
P.S.  So what else is new?

To speak of the "Convicted Thief" as "frantically careless" is like speaking of rain
as being "amazingly wet."  How else did he get caught and convicted if he was not
CONSTITUTIONALLY careless? -- Timaurn Voth

If this Osksi Noble is a genuine representative of the upper classes in this city-
state, I dread any crisis.  How could he cope? -- Lorins Peln
P.S.  Besides, he's a dwarf.

Drunk Dennis -- What is that you're drinking?  Can I try it? -- Keorinso Vhu

Thief #79 -- Yah, they all say that! -- Timaurn Voth

Lorins Peln -- Foolish youth!  You have been tested and found...marginal. -- Masked
Noble #009

Tinaurn Voth -- (with a shallow bow of limited respect)  It is well enough, I
suppose, though I would wish that the Council of Thieves did not prescribe this duty
for the lesser members. -- Thief #73

Delon Lurost -- You're pathetic.  You have no faintest concept of the intricacies and
possibilities of my art. -- Embezzler #1

Otis 3 -- Just because you won that fight doesn't mean you get a ridiculous bargain
on my products.  I have to make a profit, you know! -- Wine Importer #6

Big Brother -- How about if YOU try standing guard at the Tower of Rule for a change.
-- Guard Du Jour

Freak Show -- (venomous look)  You are well named. -- the Third Concubine

Soldier 2 -- I see nothing remarkable in my victory, do you?  I am simply a better
fighter.  No more need be said. -- Elder Ironshoe, Khalhums Dwarf

Soldier #1 -- If I hadn't been tired already, things would have been different. --
Elder Ironshoe, Khalhums Dwarf

Soldier #3 -- (sigh)  Where are those "aimed blow enhancements" when a man really
needs them? -- Flying Fingers of Steel #1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLDIER #3 devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BIG BROTHER vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
FREAK SHOW savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
JUNGLE JUICE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLDIER #1 bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute brawl.
SOLDIER 2 was vanquished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
OTIS 3 devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SOLDIER #4 was overcome by TIMAURN VOTH in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
GRUNT vanquished MAUR TOLIDAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRUNK DENNIS won victory over LORINS PELN in a popular 1 minute duel.
DELON LUROST savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome match.
KELORINSO VHU overpowered CONVICTED THIEF 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         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        33 -   6 -  1      85  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  17 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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         4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SOLDIER #3 6683            10   6  1  101 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER #1 6646            15   4  0   93 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
BASHING ATTACK   BIG BROTHER 6706            9   2  0   88 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER #4 6625.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FREAK SHOW 6688.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER #4 6625, BIG 
BROTHER 6706, SOLDIER #1 6646, TIMAURN VOTH 6711, DRUNK DENNIS 6718, OTIS 3 6695, 
DELON LUROST 6715, JUNGLE JUICE 6705, GRUNT 6713, and SOLDIER #3 6683.

The least popular fighter this week was LORINS PELN 6712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, KELORINSO VHU 6727, SOLDIER 2 6675, SOLDIER 
#3 6683, GRUNT 6713, JUNGLE JUICE 6705, DELON LUROST 6715, OTIS 3 6695, DRUNK DENNIS 
6718, and TIMAURN VOTH 6711.