DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2008    Duedate: 02/20/2008

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPAGHETTI
PASTA (616)
(3-6726) [9-3-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPAGHETTI                      POSITION IS EMPTY
PASTA (616)                    
(3-6726) [9-3-0,122]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      LAMERIDHOR SKO
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6675) [21-15-1,85]          (3-6803) [5-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PASTA (616)                 18
2. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)    18      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         11      Unchartered Team
4. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)      3
5. TEAM CHAOS (623)             0      SIEGMUNDR (567)

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) 333 168 18 66.5   1/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   9  5 0
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  200 129  9 60.8   2/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  8 0
 3/ 4 PASTA (616)               25  28  2 47.2   3/ 2 PASTA (616)               5  4 1
 4- 3*TEAM CHAOS (623)           7   8  2 46.7   4- 4*TEAM CHAOS (623)          4  0 1
 5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      535 803 15 40.0   5/ 5 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  3  4 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 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of OSKSI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  LORILLE VOTH caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested OTIS 3 and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put down GRUNT, 
causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on KORLEEN MAUR as she bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster SPAGHETTI.  Not for nothing has SPAGHETTI in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in OSKSI seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     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 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of PASTA are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  LORILLE VOTH take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in OSKSI.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAGHETTI 6726                9   3  0   122       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAK SHOW 6688              18   3  0   117       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 MIKE COLALILLO 6762          12   1  0   109       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 LORILLE VOTH 6731            12   8  0   108       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLEEN MAUR 6734            10   7  0    89       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 OTIS 3 6695                  26   8  1    87       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 SOLDIER 2 6675               21  15  1    85       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 GRUNT 6713                   19  10  1    72       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORINS PELN 6712             13  20  0    59       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GNOCCHI 6791                  4   1  0    55       PASTA (616)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-DORMANT ANGER 6800            2   1  0    38       TEAM CHAOS (623)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZITI 6814                     4   1  1    23       PASTA (616)
 GRUNT 10 6818                 2   0  0    21       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-GOD DETHRONED 6801            2   1  1    20       TEAM CHAOS (623)
 THE BELL 6807                 2   0  0    20       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803           5   3  0    18       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DEMISED SOUL 6816             1   0  1    17       TEAM CHAOS (623)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-DEATH THREAT 6798             1   2  0    12       TEAM CHAOS (623)
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817           0   2  0     2       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-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?
GRUNT 4 6815            1  1 0 OUR HIGHEST HONO 563 DEMISED SOUL 6816     596   
LINGUINI 6778           3  4 1 PASTA 616            SPYMASTER             598  NONE
SCORNED MISTRESS 6806   1  2 0 TEAM CHAOS 623       ZITI 6814             595  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soldier 2 -- Ah, but for today, you will be number one with me. -- Korleen Maur

Otis 3 -- Oops.  Guess I didn't need to do my special move again, did I?  But I'm
sure the Infirmary crew will fix you right up. -- Lorille Voth
P.S.  And no, I am not your secret admirer.  Nothing personal, but you're too short.

Linguini -- With butter and garlic. -- Lorins Peln, prepared to pig out

If this is representative of the kind of nobles we have here in Osksi, we're in
trouble. -- Lameridhor Sko

The Bell -- You rang mine that time, but I'll recover and hand you back your head. --
Elvorn Marslan
P.S.  Assuming you hand it to me in the first place, of course.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LINGUINI was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SPAGHETTI vanquished KORLEEN MAUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
OTIS 3 was vanquished by LORILLE VOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MIKE COLALILLO overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRUNT was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
SOLDIER 2 overpowered LORINS PELN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LAMERIDHOR SKO was bested by THE BELL in a 4 minute competition.
ZITI overpowered ELVORN MARSLAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GRUNT 10 vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  16 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                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              9   3  0  122 PASTA (616)
STRIKING ATTACK  MIKE COLALILLO 6762        12   1  0  109 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORILLE VOTH 6731          12   8  0  108 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KORLEEN MAUR 6734          10   7  0   89 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                26   8  1   87 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
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 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPAGHETTI 6726, 
LORILLE VOTH 6731, ZITI 6814, SOLDIER 2 6675, KORLEEN MAUR 6734, MIKE COLALILLO 6762, 
GRUNT 6713, GRUNT 10 6818, LINGUINI 6778, and OTIS 3 6695.

The least popular fighter this week was ELVORN MARSLAN 6817.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE BELL 6807, LORINS PELN 6712, OTIS 3 6695, LINGUINI 6778, 
GRUNT 10 6818, GRUNT 6713, MIKE COLALILLO 6762, KORLEEN MAUR 6734, SOLDIER 2 6675, 
and ZITI 6814.