DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2009    Duedate: 06/24/2009

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARFALE
PASTA (616)
(3-6871) [9-1-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARFALE                        WHIRLING INSELBERG
PASTA (616)                    IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
(3-6871) [9-1-0,116]           (3-6924) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANDON SORN                  VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6880) [9-9-0,72]            (3-6897) [7-8-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         21
2. IRATE FORMATIONS (633)      15      PASTA (616)
3. FAMILY HORDE (632)           0      Unchartered Team
4. PASTA (616)                -10
                                       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAMILY HORDE (632)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       8  7 0
 2/ 4*IRATE FORMATIONS (633)     3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 PASTA (616)               5  4 1
 3/ 2 PASTA (616)               61  54  6 53.0   3/ 5*IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    3  1 0
 4/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      623 880 17 41.5   4- 4*FAMILY HORDE (632)        1  0 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 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): THE TRUNK MONKEY of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon OSKSI, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  GAMES LIBRARY had cause to celebrate, after 
VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU got 17 points by beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to KUNG-FU 
MASTER.  (Discrete enough, ELVORN MARSLAN?) FARFALE successfully staved off a grab 
for the roses by KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY.  Does OSKSI have no one talented 
enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls 
and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are OSKSI's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Q:  What's a record 
like 8-5-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  
RIGATONI of PASTA!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be 
wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
OSKSI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Elefont.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARFALE 6871                  9   1  0   116       PASTA (616)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845         19  11  1    87       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TAROBINZ MAUR 6844           21  10  0    73       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MELANDON SORN 6880            9   9  0    72       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817          17  18  1    70       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897       7   8  0    49       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                  
 WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       2   0  0    30       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-ANGELICA PRIDDY 6915          1   0  0     7       FAMILY HORDE (632)
 FURIOUS GORGE 6923            1   1  0     6       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 TAGLIATELE 6925               0   1  0     1       PASTA (616)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIGATONI 6860           8  6 1 PASTA 616            DARK CHAMPION         631  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Farfale -- Done down by pasta!  The shame!  Actually, I knew I should stay away from
pasta, but I *like* the stuff so.  Life is hard, and then you lose a fight and find
out that you don't like hospitals.  Oh, well. -- Kovaramann Voth

The Venomous Concubine?  Sorry, lady, if you *are* a lady, but our typist has run out
of steam and won't be going in for long personals today.  Probably, you never know
till it comes to the clatter and crunch.  But I don't think you *deserve* a classy
personal, since you had the unmitigated gall to win that fight. -- Tarobinz Maur
P.S.  How does one mitigate gall?

Rigatoni -- Drat.  As I was leaving the guildhouse, the cook urged me to bring along
"a simple pesto, or maybe a cheese sauce, or at last some good olive oil with
garlic!"  But I didn't see a point in it, and so there I was, nothing between me and
the pasta.  It's tough, sometimes. -- Malandon Sorn

The Venomous Concubine, twice in one day?  At least I won the fight. -- Elvorn
Marslan

And where better to meet with an Osksi Noble than here in Osksi? -- Vandelshimhan
Tiru
P.S.  Although he doesn't do much to uphold the worth of the nobiltiy (so-called) of
Osksi.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIGATONI was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FARFALE won victory over KOVARAMANN VOTH in a 1 minute Title battle.
TAROBINZ MAUR was viciously subdued by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute match.
ELVORN MARSLAN was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
MELANDON SORN subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
WHIRLING INSELBERG overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FURIOUS GORGE defeated TAGLIATELE 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         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FARFALE 6871                9   1  0  116 PASTA (616)
BASHING ATTACK   KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845       19  11  1   87 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
WALL OF STEEL    TAROBINZ MAUR 6844         21  10  0   73 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELANDON SORN 6880.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIGATONI 
6860, MELANDON SORN 6880, FARFALE 6871, WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924, KOVARAMANN VOTH 
6845, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, FURIOUS GORGE 6923, TAGLIATELE 6925, TAROBINZ MAUR 6844, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TAROBINZ MAUR 6844.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAGLIATELE 6925, FURIOUS GORGE 6923, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, 
KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924, FARFALE 6871, MELANDON SORN 6880, 
RIGATONI 6860, VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897, and  0.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer