DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2008    Duedate: 04/30/2008

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER 2
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6675) [25-16-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER 2                      POSITION IS EMPTY
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        
(3-6675) [25-16-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      GNOCCHI
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        PASTA (616)
(3-6675) [25-16-1,118]         (3-6791) [7-2-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         28
2. GREEN WITH ENVY (467)       23      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)     16      Unchartered Team
4. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)     5
5. PASTA (616)                -31      DEADLY CRUSADE (412)

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) 337 170 18 66.5   1/ 3 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  210 132 10 61.4   2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   6  0 0
 3/ 0 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     31  30  1 50.8   3/ 1 PASTA (616)               6  4 1
 4/ 3 PASTA (616)               34  33  3 50.7   4/ 4 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  2  1 0
 5/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      549 814 15 40.3   5/ 0 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     2  2 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 594): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): GNOCCHI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 558): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): BLAZING BLUR of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to PASTA, as they are pushed from 
the coveted top team spot by the GAMES LIBRARY stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
LAMERIDHOR SKO, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was ZITI, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with MARY JANE.  Unlike most arenas, GNOCCHI managed to get his challenge off against 
the 24-16-1 SOLDIER 2.  In front of all the crowds, SOLDIER 2 took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does OSKSI really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause PASTA 
beats feet every time FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just 
about everybody wants a piece of SOLDIER 2, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the OSKSI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6675               25  16  1   118       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPAGHETTI 6726               11   3  0   146       PASTA (616)
-MIKE COLALILLO 6762          13   1  1   135       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-FREAK SHOW 6688              18   3  0   117       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 KRONIC BLAZE 6423             8   1  0   105       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 OTIS 3 6695                  29  10  1   100       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 GRUNT 6713                   22  12  1    98       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 GNOCCHI 6791                  7   2  1    98       PASTA (616)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORINS PELN 6712             15  23  0    78       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 BUD GREEN 5434                7   5  0    68       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY JANE 5332               10   3  1    65       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803           8   5  0    44       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ZITI 6814                     7   2  1    42       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                  
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817           3   4  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-GRUNT 10 6818                 3   0  0    26       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAROBINZ MAUR 6844            3   0  0    23       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-THE BELL 6807                 2   0  0    20       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845          2   0  0    17       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-OTIS 12 6820                  1   0  0    15       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-GRUNT 10 6821                 1   0  0     9       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 BUCCATINI 6819                1   3  0     6       PASTA (616)
 ROBERT PLANT 6808             0   2  0     3       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KORLEEN MAUR 6734      11  8 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340    MIKE COLALILLO 6762   600   
LORILLE VOTH 6731      12 11 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340    GNOCCHI 6791          601   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Misfit and his crew are back!  There goes the neighborhood!  Lock up your stuff!  You
just never know what's going to happen now.  Ha ha ha ha....

Soldier 2 -- Yes, I know, "You try harder."  Don't. -- Lorins Peln

Buccatini -- You guys are amazing.  I've learned about shapes and kinds of pasta I've
never even heard of before now.  You're a veritable menu in yourselves, though I will
not do a "Caleam" on you and start talking about sauces. -- Lameridhor Sko

This is a ploy, right?  A secret program to lead the enemies of Osksi to
underestimate us by employing the most pitiful examples of "Osksi Noble" imaginable.
-- Elvorn Marslan

The Convicted Thief is worthless and weak and does not belong here. -- Tarobinz Maur

I believe the Maur, though otherwise of questionable intellect, is correct in his
assessment of this Thief.  Pitiful. -- Kovaramann Voth

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GNOCCHI slimly lost to SOLDIER 2 in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
BUCCATINI was bested by KOVARAMANN VOTH in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
OTIS 3 handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GRUNT vanquished BUD GREEN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KRONIC BLAZE overpowered LORINS PELN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARY JANE devastated ZITI in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
LAMERIDHOR SKO savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
ELVORN MARSLAN devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
ROBERT PLANT was overcome by TAROBINZ MAUR in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -   8 -  2      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 2 6675             25  16  1  118 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                29  10  1  100 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GNOCCHI 6791                7   2  1   98 PASTA (616)
PARRY-LUNGE      BUD GREEN 5434              7   5  0   68 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
TOTAL PARRY      MARY JANE 5332             10   3  1   65 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
WALL OF STEEL    LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803         8   5  0   44 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 GNOCCHI 6791.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803, 
SOLDIER 2 6675, OTIS 3 6695, MARY JANE 5332, ROBERT PLANT 6808, KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, 
GRUNT 6713, KRONIC BLAZE 6423, TAROBINZ MAUR 6844, and ZITI 6814.

The least popular fighter this week was LORINS PELN 6712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUD GREEN 5434, BUCCATINI 6819, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, ZITI 6814, 
TAROBINZ MAUR 6844, KRONIC BLAZE 6423, GRUNT 6713, KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, ROBERT PLANT 
6808, and MARY JANE 5332.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."