DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/29/2009    Duedate: 11/11/2009

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-641

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOT NO BRAIN
STATE OF MIND (245)
(3-3617) [15-6-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOT NO BRAIN                   SHUB NIGGUARTH
STATE OF MIND (245)            DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
(3-3617) [15-6-0,143]          (3-6952) [3-0-1,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PSYCHIC FRIEND                 VIRTUAL REALITY
GENERATION X (416)             STATE OF MIND (245)
(3-4791) [22-13-1,138]         (3-6958) [1-2-1,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GENERATION X (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)      45
2. GENERATION X (416)          35      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
3. IRATE FORMATIONS (633)      19      Unchartered Team
4. STATE OF MIND (245)          1
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)        -14      DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    20   6  2 76.9   1/ 3 GENERATION X (416)        8  7 2
 2/ 3 GENERATION X (416)       104 104 13 50.0   2/ 2 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    7  0 1
 3/ 7*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)     7   8  1 46.7   3/ 6*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    5  5 0
 4/ 5 STATE OF MIND (245)       64  77  5 45.4   4/ 4 STATE OF MIND (245)       5 10 1
 5/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      648 905 19 41.7   5/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       5 10 1

    '*'   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 634): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 517): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 640): GOT NO BRAIN of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 615): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 635): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 632): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 639): KRONOS GRIMHOLD of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 625): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 624): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 596): MORNGRIM THORTH of ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 588): UTANO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 265): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 572): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 523): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 252): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 240): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 472): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 216): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 516): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 634): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 517): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 640): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 615): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 635): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 632): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 639): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 625): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 624): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 596): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 588): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 265): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 572): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 523): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 252): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 240): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 472): SPLIT II (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 216): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 516) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 614): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 631): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 624): SALTY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 596): MORNGRIM THORTH of ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 587): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 571): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           MODEL PRISONER of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

So, I'm assuming that you are curious to know a little bit about myself seeing as I'm
the duelmaster of this fair city.  Well, I prepared for my last fight by eating Big
Pasta the night before my fateful match.  You can never have enough energy for such a
conflict.

After the meal, Formations Of The Mind caused me to think about how in this
Generation, I had the ability to challenge who I saw fit.  Irate Dreams ensued as I
pondered how, during our X Games on the arena sands, I would deliver Elvorn Marlan
into a Wohpum State.

Evidently, the Library of Kadath contained such information, as I read volumes on how
to defeat such a foe.  As a result, We was fortunate enough to repeat this turn as
Duelmaster.

Not too shabby for somebody who's Got No Brain?

<that was fun>

Oh, and most importantly... Good luck to all in the mail-in tournament.  Make Osksi
proud!

Sincerely,
-GNB-

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly OSKSI games.  Former top team GAMES LIBRARY was 
unseated this week as GENERATION X moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at GAMES LIBRARY's 
guildhouse after a 0-5-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 5th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week DREAMS OF KADATH went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  TV DINNER 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
TAROBINZ MAUR and was awarded 29 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, BOB THE INHALER put down PSIONIC PSYCHO, causing him to lose 14 points 
of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster 
GOT NO BRAIN challenged ELVORN MARSLAN last week in a match to decide the fate of the 
throne.  Not for nothing has GOT NO BRAIN 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?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city OSKSI.  OSKSI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is GENERATION X, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding GENERATION X.  Indeed it was STATE OF MIND.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  CADILLAC DUNDEE take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in OSKSI.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU, veteran of many 
duels.  13-12-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  
CRASH DIET must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in  the arena by a 
successful Bloodfeud won by TAINT OF THE SEA of DREAMS OF KADATH.  Hail TAINT OF THE 
SEA for thy victory!  Walk proud, warriors of DREAMS OF KADATH!  By striking down 
CRASH DIET you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
OSKSI.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only 
the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 GOT NO BRAIN 3617            15   6  0   143       STATE OF MIND (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791          22  13  1   138       GENERATION X (416)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 TAROBINZ MAUR 6844           25  16  0    91       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845         24  16  1    90       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817          22  23  1    90       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TV DINNER 4910               15  14  5    90       GENERATION X (416)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       4   0  0    55       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 BOB THE INHALER 6928          6   0  1    46       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-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                  
-PERFECT DRUG 6943             4   0  0    32       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 PSIONIC PSYCHO 4145           6  11  0    29       STATE OF MIND (245)
 CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956          3   0  1    24       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-FURIOUS GORGE 6923            3   3  0    24       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952           3   0  1    20       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 CTHYLLA 6953                  2   1  0    17       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 VIRTUAL REALITY 6958          1   2  1    14       STATE OF MIND (245)
 ZOMBIE BAIT 6964              1   0  0    13       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 TAINT OF THE SEA 6950         1   2  0    12       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 CRASH DIET 6948               2   2  2    10       GENERATION X (416)
 MAILER DAEMON 6947            2   2  0     8       GENERATION X (416)
 SALKORINVAR KIRO 6962         1   1  1     5       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 CHANNEL SURFER 6965           1   0  0     5       GENERATION X (416)
 FRENETIC DESIRES 6966         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?
BLOOD PUDDLE 6963       0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 635 BLACK ORC             641  NONE
QUACHIL UTTAUS 6954     0  2 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 635 CRASH DIET 6948       639  JUST REVENGED
SON OF DAGON 6951       0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 635 CRASH DIET 6948       638  JUST REVENGED
MELANDON SORN 6880     13 13 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340    PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791   639   
VANDELSHIMHAN TI 6897  13 12 1 GAMES LIBRARY 340    KHALHUMS DWARF        641  NONE
REALITY STAR 6961       0  1 0 GENERATION X 416     VIRTUAL REALITY 6958  640   
PLACID INTENSITY 6946   0  4 0 STATE OF MIND 245    CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956  640   
UNDER PRESSURE 6942     1  5 1 STATE OF MIND 245    WURM KIN              641  NONE
WISDOMS WHISPER 6945    0  2 0 STATE OF MIND 245    SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952   638   
WILLY WOHP 4987         1  3 0 WE BIG WOHPUM 77     UNDER PRESSURE 6942   637  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kovaramann Voth -- It seems like you guys are my only playmates these days.  Not that
I mind fighting you guys, but some new 'friends' to spar with would be a little
refreshing for this psychic's psyche! -- Psychic Friend

Vandelshimhan Tiru -- Hey, can I just call you Vandy for short?  Saying your full
name took longer than our fight did.  Sheeesh! -- TV Dinner

Under Pressure -- Is your first name Fold?  Well either way, thanks for the win and
the skills! -- Mailer Daemon

Bob the Inhaler -- Well Done!  Though I don't think either one of us hit anything in
this fight did we?!  Oh well. -- Crash Diet

Virtual Reality -- I guess your 'Reality' was better than mine!  Sigh.  My brothers
will avenge me! -- Ghost of Reality Star

Marma Duke -- Looks like you finally entered the round robin competition that me and
Reaper were in!  I guess what goes around comes around.  :) -- Storm Lord

Elvorn Marslan -- I applaud the effort, and appreciate the kind win.  Two turns on
the throne is most definitely better than one. -- Got No Brain

Ghost of Reality Star -- Well my friend, this is my contribution to the round robin
of death.  I hope your brethren go easy on me. -- Virtual Reality

Under Pressure -- You showed so much promise early on, but just didn't have that
"knack".  I have to let you go.... -- Marma Duke

Cadillac Dundee -- Hmmmm, we'll have to remedy this situation, won't we?  At least in
death, I was extremely popular! -- Ghost of Placid Intensity (damn, I really liked
that name too!!!)

Reaper -- Now why did you have to go and skip a turn?!!!  My dead striker was going
to bloodfeud you!!!  Your inactivity lead to his death... yes it did!!!  LOL -- Marma
Duke

Jorja -- Suddenly this new team sucks.  You should have a good time for a while.  I
did not figure on rebuilding this soon, but this is a violent bunch. -- Reaper

Virtual Reality -- Shub is a badass and not to be underestimated. -- Reaper

Stormy -- I am going away now.  You may see me after the tourney, but I need to heal
a bit. -- Reaper

Marma -- So 3 is about the replacement guy.  I see.  You are going to be in a when
Got No Brain graduates. I am going to take my 2 warrior stable and try to get some
replacements before I am DAing 5 a turn. -- Reaper 

Got No Brain -- You don't seem to need it, so why worry? -- Elvorn Marslan

Psychic Friend -- As if. -- Kovaramann Voth
P.S.  I've got seasonal affective stuff, and the gray days are making me testy.  Not
more combative, but testy.

TV Dinner -- To the trash can with you! -- Vandelshimhan Tiru

Ah, just what I needed to make my week complete:  Being beaten up by the Khalhums
Dwarf. -- Tarobinz Maur

     Always glad to oblige. -- Elder Ironshoe of Khalhums

A Convicted Thief?  Sad. -- Salkorinvar Kiro

Psychic Friend -- Yes, well, that's how it goes sometimes.  No hard feelings, so long
as you don't make a habit of knocking off my teammates. -- Ghost of Melandon Sorn

TV Dinner -- You probably won't like my teammates any better. -- Elvorn Marslan

Got No Brain -- Small arena, especially at the top.  No help for it. -- Tarobinz Maur

Ghost of Placid Intensity -- Sorry to see you go, and not just because of the wins.
It's your name, I really like it. -- Vandelshimhan Tiru

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNDER PRESSURE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOOD PUDDLE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
VIRTUAL REALITY was overcome by CADILLAC DUNDEE in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
GOT NO BRAIN devastated ELVORN MARSLAN in a 3 minute Challenge Title contest.
PSYCHIC FRIEND bested KOVARAMANN VOTH in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
TAROBINZ MAUR was devastated by TV DINNER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU was put to death by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute expert's fight.
PSIONIC PSYCHO was vanquished by BOB THE INHALER in a 2 minute uneven duel.
MAILER DAEMON was defeated by CTHYLLA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
CRASH DIET was defeated by TAINT OF THE SEA in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SHUB NIGGUARTH overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's bout.
SALKORINVAR KIRO was subdued by ZOMBIE BAIT in a 2 minute amateur's match.
CHANNEL SURFER overcame FRENETIC DESIRES in a 4 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  3      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  3      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 641 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOT NO BRAIN 3617          15   6  0  143 STATE OF MIND (245)
WALL OF STEEL    PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791        22  13  1  138 GENERATION X (416)
BASHING ATTACK   KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845       24  16  1   90 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   TV DINNER 4910             15  14  5   90 GENERATION X (416)
AIMED BLOW       BOB THE INHALER 6928        6   0  1   46 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VIRTUAL REALITY 6958.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOT NO BRAIN 
3617, FRENETIC DESIRES 6966, SALKORINVAR KIRO 6962, PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791, 
VANDELSHIMHAN TIRU 6897, CRASH DIET 6948, SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952, TV DINNER 4910, BOB 
THE INHALER 6928, and MAILER DAEMON 6947.

The least popular fighter this week was CHANNEL SURFER 6965.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PSIONIC PSYCHO 4145, TAROBINZ MAUR 6844, BLOOD PUDDLE 6963, 
UNDER PRESSURE 6942, ZOMBIE BAIT 6964, CTHYLLA 6953, KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, ELVORN 
MARSLAN 6817, CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956, and TAINT OF THE SEA 6950.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOT NO BRAIN (3-3617) STATE OF MIND (245)
PSYCHIC FRIEND (3-4791) GENERATION X (416)