DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2009    Duedate: 09/16/2009

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARFALE
PASTA (616)
(3-6871) [13-1-0,160]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARFALE                        BICEPS
PASTA (616)                    MUSCLE MEN (634)
(3-6871) [13-1-0,160]          (3-6937) [3-2-1,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANDON SORN                  TV DINNER
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GENERATION X (416)
(3-6880) [13-11-0,92]          (3-4910) [14-11-5,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PASTA (616)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STATE OF MIND (245)         33
2. PASTA (616)                 32      PASTA (616)
3. MUSCLE MEN (634)             9      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES LIBRARY (340)          9
5. IRATE FORMATIONS (633)       6      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    11   6  1 64.7   1/ 2 PASTA (616)               7  1 0
 2/ 2*MUSCLE MEN (634)          11   7  2 61.1   2/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 PASTA (616)               70  56  6 55.6   3/ 4*IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    5  3 1
 4/ 4 GENERATION X (416)        95  93 10 50.5   4/ 3 GENERATION X (416)        4  2 0
 5/ 5 STATE OF MIND (245)       58  63  4 47.9   5/ 6 STATE OF MIND (245)       4 11 1
 6/ 6 WE BIG WOHPUM (77)       147 170  3 46.4   6/ 7*MUSCLE MEN (634)          2  0 1
 7/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      640 893 18 41.7   7/ 5 WE BIG WOHPUM (77)        2  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 630): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 620): BONEFACE of RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 563): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 630): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): THE GOLDEN FISH
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 320): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 263): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): SUPER SENIOR of GENERATION X (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): KATIRONA MURH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): CAUDIERS of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): THE HYPHEN-DASH of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome OSKSI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  OSKSI watched 
with glee as GAMES LIBRARY got knocked off top spot by PASTA!  What's with GOT NO 
BRAIN?  He actually beat GENERATION X's SUPER SENIOR, and walked away with 17 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at WE BIG WOHPUM.  WOHP YOUR TOE! lost 10 
points to ZITI.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WOHP YOUR TOE! will provide 
more easy wins...  OSKSI has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She 
challenged GAMES LIBRARY's MELANDON SORN (13-11-0), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  MELANDON SORN was reminded on the sands why FARFALE is Duelmaster.  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  OSKSI thinks PASTA and 
their 70-56-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at IRATE FORMATIONS ain't reelin'!  PASTA's mad!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, MELANDON SORN!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARFALE 6871                 13   1  0   160       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791          19  12  0   108       GENERATION X (416)
 GOT NO BRAIN 3617            11   6  0   105       STATE OF MIND (245)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 MELANDON SORN 6880           13  11  0    92       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TAROBINZ MAUR 6844           25  12  0    91       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817          20  21  1    89       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845         22  14  1    81       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TV DINNER 4910               14  11  5    78       GENERATION X (416)
-WOHP FROM ABOVE 4128          9   3  1    77       WE BIG WOHPUM (77)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897      10  11  1    56       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       4   0  0    55       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-PECTORALIS 6941               5   0  1    53       MUSCLE MEN (634)
 BICEPS 6937                   3   2  1    44       MUSCLE MEN (634)
-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                  
 ZITI 6907                     2   0  0    33       PASTA (616)
 GEMELLI 6926                  3   0  0    25       PASTA (616)
-FURIOUS GORGE 6923            3   3  0    24       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSIONIC PSYCHO 4145           5   8  0    23       STATE OF MIND (245)
 PERFECT DRUG 6943             2   0  0    19       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 WOHP YOUR TOE! 4169           4   4  0    16       WE BIG WOHPUM (77)
 UNDER PRESSURE 6942           1   1  1    14       STATE OF MIND (245)
 BOB THE INHALER 6928          2   0  1    13       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-WOHP DUH 4615                 3   1  0    10       WE BIG WOHPUM (77)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISDOMS WHISPER 6945          0   1  0     3       STATE OF MIND (245)
 PLACID INTENSITY 6946         0   1  0     1       STATE OF MIND (245)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRAIN HEMORAGE 3615     7  8 2 STATE OF MIND 245    VANDELSHIMHAN TI 6897 635   
CEREBRAL CORTEX 4162    2  8 0 STATE OF MIND 245    BICEPS 6937           636   
WILLY WOHP 4987         1  3 0 WE BIG WOHPUM 77     UNDER PRESSURE 6942   637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     The following two ads were sent to "dm 0"; hal guessed at this for their home

Marma Duke -- If you want some of our multiformula protein shakes we can work out a
deal to pump up your warriors. -- SGt Arnold of muscle men

Cerebral Cortex the dead -- Ah, once again muscles beat brains in a physical
competition. -- Biceps
 "Food for Thought Builds better brains"

All -- We heap Big Whopum we come to stompum, dropum and whopum. -- little whop
 "Food for Thought Builds better brains"

Super Senior -- Glad to see you're finally graduating.  That wasn't pleasant at all!
-- Got No Brain

Wohp Duh -- Marms asked me to give you Wohps a rowsing welcome back.  I hope you
stick around anyway! -- Psionic Psycho

Ziti -- I prefer penne. -- Under pressure

Biceps -- Marms sat me down the other day and said to either show him something soon
or I was going to the DA.  Looks like you made his decision easy.... -- Cerebral
Cortex

Generation X, Muscle Men and We Big Wohpum -- Welcome back!  This arena is really
starting to show signs of life again!  I've been told Reaper is on the way here as
well. -- Marma Duke

Vandelshimhan -- You're a lucky one that you managed to avoid a bloodfeud last turn.
-- State of Mind

It's good to be back in Osksi!  Returning to a 3-0 record definately doesn't hurt.
See you all on the sands! -- Storm Lord, mgr. of Generation X

Marma Duke --  I knew I smelled something here!  Just like old times.  Looking
forward to matching up with you and the Reaper soon! -- Storm Lord

Got No Brain -- At least you had enough brains to stay down when I hit you!  Better
to fight another day. -- Super Senior

Tarobinz Maur -- Nice to know I still got it!  Though I sense we'll meet up again
down the road. -- Psychic Friend

Elvorn Marslan -- Good fight!  You gave me a run for awhile. -- TV Dinner

Farfale -- And who else would you fight, eh? -- Kovaramann Voth
P.S.  Congratulations on having the tv challenge.

Psychic Friend -- Not so friendly, dammit. -- Tarobinz Maur
P.S.  Is this what, when I was a kid, was called an "imaginary playmate"?  Not that I
imagined that last blow to the groin, worse luck.

Tv Dinner -- Ugh, makes me sick just thinking about you. -- Elvorn Marslan

Wohp from Above -- I noticed. -- Vandelshimhan Tiru
P.S.  Though how you hit me from above, when I'm half a foot taller than you and did
NOT fall down, is a marvel to me.

And the Veteran Mercenary for a win.  Thank you so much. -- Melandon Sorn

Marma Duke -- Good luck with that.  He's a little pig-headed. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to the stranger, Super Senior. -- Jorja and Games Library

Super Senior -- Where did you come from?  We've barely had a chance to know you, and
you're leaving already!  It seems unclear whether we should offer you a monogrammed
wheelchair or a free pass (good for a month) to a nightclub on the Isle.  Well, take
your pick and have a good trip, but watch out for the road east of Jhans, I hear it's
been washed out several times already this summer due to the excessive rains. --
Hredreske, Arena Administrator

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PSIONIC PSYCHO was devastated by VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FARFALE vanquished MELANDON SORN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
SUPER SENIOR was luckily beaten by GOT NO BRAIN in a 2 minute expert's fight.
PSYCHIC FRIEND overpowered KOVARAMANN VOTH in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
ELVORN MARSLAN bested TV DINNER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
TAROBINZ MAUR savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
BICEPS won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute duel.
WOHP YOUR TOE! was vanquished by ZITI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WILLY WOHP was slaughtered by UNDER PRESSURE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GEMELLI overpowered PLACID INTENSITY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BOB THE INHALER defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's match.
PERFECT DRUG slimly won victory over WISDOMS WHISPER in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  2      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FARFALE 6871               13   1  0  160 PASTA (616)
WALL OF STEEL    PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791        19  12  0  108 GENERATION X (416)
TOTAL PARRY      GOT NO BRAIN 3617          11   6  0  105 STATE OF MIND (245)
STRIKING ATTACK  MELANDON SORN 6880         13  11  0   92 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
BASHING ATTACK   KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845       22  14  1   81 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
AIMED BLOW       BICEPS 6937                 3   2  1   44 MUSCLE MEN (634)
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 TV DINNER 4910.  The ten other most popular fighters were WISDOMS WHISPER 
6945, TAROBINZ MAUR 6844, BICEPS 6937, PERFECT DRUG 6943, VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897, 
GOT NO BRAIN 3617, PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, FARFALE 6871, and ZITI 
6907.

The least popular fighter this week was BOB THE INHALER 6928.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PLACID INTENSITY 6946, WILLY WOHP 4987, WOHP YOUR TOE! 4169, 
KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, MELANDON SORN 6880, PSIONIC PSYCHO 4145, GEMELLI 6926, UNDER 
PRESSURE 6942, ZITI 6907, and FARFALE 6871.

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

SUPER SENIOR (3-4728) GENERATION X (416)