DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2007    Duedate: 01/09/2008

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPAGHETTI
PASTA (616)
(3-6726) [7-2-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPAGHETTI                      DORMANT ANGER
PASTA (616)                    TEAM CHAOS (623)
(3-6726) [7-2-0,106]           (3-6800) [1-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      SOLDIER 2
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6675) [19-14-1,88]          (3-6675) [19-14-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PASTA (616)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PASTA (616)                 50
2. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     34      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. TEAM CHAOS (623)            14      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         10
5. KRAZY KILLERS (408)          0      TEAM CHAOS (623)

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) 330 164 18 66.8   1/ 3 PASTA (616)              10  2 1
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  191 124  9 60.6   2/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       9  6 0
 3/ 4 PASTA (616)               20  24  1 45.5   3/ 4 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   6  5 0
 4/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      529 795 15 40.0   4/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  5  4 0
 5/ 6*TEAM CHAOS (623)           3   8  1 27.3   5/ 5*TEAM CHAOS (623)          1  6 0
 6- 7*KRAZY KILLERS (408)        0   1  0  0.0   6- 7*KRAZY KILLERS (408)       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

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, 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 PASTA moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-0-1 record for the round.  DELON LUROST caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested JUNGLE JUICE and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DELON LUROST put down JUNGLE 
JUICE, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail SPAGHETTI, Duelmaster of OSKSI!  
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.  OSKSI, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is GAMES LIBRARY, a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of TEAM CHAOS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after LAMERIDHOR SKO.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in OSKSI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAGHETTI 6726                7   2  0   106       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAK SHOW 6688              18   3  0   117       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-MIKE COLALILLO 6762           9   1  0    97       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 DRUNK DENNIS 6718            17   6  1    96       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6675               19  14  1    88       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 OTIS 3 6695                  26   5  1    85       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 KORLEEN MAUR 6734             9   5  0    76       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRUNT 6713                   17   9  1    73       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORINS PELN 6712             12  18  0    54       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 LORILLE VOTH 6731             9   8  0    46       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                  
 GNOCCHI 6791                  3   1  0    33       PASTA (616)
 DORMANT ANGER 6800            1   1  0    27       TEAM CHAOS (623)
 ZITI 6814                     3   0  1    25       PASTA (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRUNT 4 6815                  1   0  0    20       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 LINGUINI 6778                 2   2  0    14       PASTA (616)
 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803           4   1  0    13       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOD DETHRONED 6801            1   1  1    11       TEAM CHAOS (623)
-GRUNT 3 6810                  1   1  0     7       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 DEATH THREAT 6798             0   2  0     4       TEAM CHAOS (623)
-JORL DRAGONFIRE 4589          0   1  0     1       KRAZY KILLERS (408)
-BURN NOTICE 6799              0   1  0     1       TEAM CHAOS (623)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OTIS 5 6787             2  1 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWO 253 GOD DETHRONED 6801    591  NONE
SCORNED MISTRESS 6806   1  2 0 TEAM CHAOS 623       ZITI 6814             595   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gnocchi -- Euwh, I like my pasta ORDINARY.  And especially, not hairy.  Euwh, take it
AWAY. -- Lorille Voth

Otis 3 -- Ack!  You mean if I'd WON that, I would have had the title?  Gods, I'm glad
I didn't, then. -- Korleen Maur

Grunt -- Maybe you need something more expressive in order to advance? -- Lorins Peln
P.S.  Not that you've been doing all that badly.

A Fratsfa Slave?  Pathetic. -- Delon Lurost

Linguini -- That sounds like pasta made out of, or shaped like, tongues, both of
which concepts fail to appeal. -- Lameridhor Sko

Lords Protector Jungle Juice and Delon Lurost -- Congratulations.  There appears to
be some confusion, even some irregularities, in the files of "goodies for gladiators"
that we maintain here at the arena.  Some of the items on the list are not in the
storage unit, some of the items that ARE in the storage unit are not on any list I
ever heard of, and I can't imagine why anyone would want them.  I don't feel that any
kind of fair offer can be made to either of you until this has been straightened out.
Please accept this unavoidable delay and just leave for the Isle without fanfare. --
Hrendaeske, Arena Administrator

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATH THREAT was bested by LINGUINI in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
DORMANT ANGER demolished LAMERIDHOR SKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GOD DETHRONED was overpowered by GNOCCHI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
OTIS 3 was bested by SPAGHETTI in a popular 1 minute Title fight.
DRUNK DENNIS subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
KORLEEN MAUR was defeated by SOLDIER 2 in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
JUNGLE JUICE was overcome by DELON LUROST in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
LORINS PELN was vanquished by GRUNT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LORILLE VOTH overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ZITI assassinated SCORNED MISTRESS in a 1 minute gory uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        27 -  13 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 595 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         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SPAGHETTI 6726              7   2  0  106 PASTA (616)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRUNK DENNIS 6718          17   6  1   96 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                26   5  1   85 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KORLEEN MAUR 6734           9   5  0   76 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 2 6675.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 2 6675.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORLEEN MAUR 6734, 
DRUNK DENNIS 6718, LINGUINI 6778, SPAGHETTI 6726, GRUNT 6713, DEATH THREAT 6798, 
DORMANT ANGER 6800, GNOCCHI 6791, LORILLE VOTH 6731, and ZITI 6814.

The least popular fighter this week was SCORNED MISTRESS 6806.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORINS PELN 6712, GOD DETHRONED 6801, LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803, OTIS 
3 6695, ZITI 6814, LORILLE VOTH 6731, GNOCCHI 6791, DORMANT ANGER 6800, DEATH THREAT 
6798, and GRUNT 6713.

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

JUNGLE JUICE (3-6705) FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
DELON LUROST (3-6715) GAMES LIBRARY (340)