DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2008    Duedate: 03/05/2008

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OTIS 3
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
(3-6695) [27-8-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OTIS 3                         POSITION IS EMPTY
FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)       
(3-6695) [27-8-1,107]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      KORLEEN MAUR
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6675) [21-16-1,83]          (3-6734) [11-7-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         27
2. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)    20      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. PASTA (616)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     -5
                                       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) 334 168 18 66.5   1/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  200 131  9 60.4   2/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   6  5 0
 3- 3 PASTA (616)               25  28  2 47.2   3- 3 PASTA (616)               3  2 0
 4/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      539 804 15 40.1   4/ 5 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  3  3 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 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): SHROUD OF GLOOM of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, 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.  Former top team OUR HIGHEST HONOR was 
unseated this week as GAMES LIBRARY moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  LORINS PELN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GRUNT and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, OTIS 3 put down LORILLE VOTH, 
causing her to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, SPAGHETTI has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city 
has turned out in honor of OTIS 3, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top 
team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in OSKSI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTIS 3 6695                  27   8  1   107       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPAGHETTI 6726                9   3  0   122       PASTA (616)
-FREAK SHOW 6688              18   3  0   117       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-MIKE COLALILLO 6762          12   1  0   109       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 KORLEEN MAUR 6734            11   7  0    99       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORILLE VOTH 6731            12   9  0    88       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SOLDIER 2 6675               21  16  1    83       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 LORINS PELN 6712             14  20  0    81       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRUNT 6713                   19  11  1    69       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

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)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803           6   3  0    25       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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)
-THE BELL 6807                 2   0  0    20       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817           1   2  0    10       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

'-' 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   
SCORNED MISTRESS 6806   1  2 0 TEAM CHAOS 623       ZITI 6814             595  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spaghetti -- Darn!  I knew I forgot something--the olive oil!  No way to tame
spaghetti without olive oil.  Note to myself, next time...olive oil. -- Korleen Maur

Otis 3 -- Yes, yes, you're a fine opponent.  But so am I. -- Lorille Voth #1

Soldier 2 -- (heavy sigh)  Right, you try harder.  I wish you wouldn't. -- Lorins
Peln

The Bell -- I seem to have this ringing in my ears.... -- Lameridhor Sko

Ziti -- For some reason, you remind me of a zucchini I once knew who was Not Nice.
It made me nervous around you.  Always a mistake, being nervous in the arena.  (sigh)
Perhaps I should undergo zucchini-tolerance therapy.  People HAVE offered, but I've
been putting them off. -- Elvorn Marslan

What?  The linguini is all gone?  Who ate it?  What pig scoffed it down without
checking to see if someone ELSE wanted some? -- Lorins Peln

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

LORILLE VOTH was devastated by OTIS 3 in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KORLEEN MAUR savagely defeated SOLDIER 2 in a exciting 2 minute gory melee.
GRUNT was vanquished by LORINS PELN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LAMERIDHOR SKO overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELVORN MARSLAN bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 599 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                27   8  1  107 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KORLEEN MAUR 6734          11   7  0   99 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORILLE VOTH 6731          12   9  0   88 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 2 6675             21  16  1   83 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
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 KORLEEN MAUR 6734.  The ten other most popular fighters were OTIS 3 6695, SOLDIER 
2 6675, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, LORINS PELN 6712, GRUNT 6713, LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803, 
LORILLE VOTH 6731,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LORILLE VOTH 6731.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803, GRUNT 6713, LORINS PELN 6712, ELVORN 
MARSLAN 6817, SOLDIER 2 6675, OTIS 3 6695, KORLEEN MAUR 6734,  0,  0, and  0.