DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2011    Duedate: 07/06/2011

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIPER
SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
(3-7087) [11-6-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIPER                          POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS' HOLD (645)           
(3-7087) [11-6-0,98]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FALRONDIAL VOTH                ROAD TRIPPIN
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            GENERATION X (416)
(3-6989) [20-19-0,79]          (3-7081) [10-8-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AESIR (164)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS' HOLD (645)        21
2. PASTA (616)                 19      VEGGIES (591)
3. GENERATION X (416)          11      Unchartered Team
4. AESIR (164)                 11
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)          9      PHILANTHROPISTS (647)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VEGGIES (591)             44  19  1 69.8   1/ 1 AESIR (164)              10  5 0
 2/ 2 BRIGHT (578)              21  17  1 55.3   2/ 4 BRIGHT (578)              7  2 0
 3/ 3 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      11   9  0 55.0   3/ 2 STATE OF MIND (245)       7  7 0
 4/ 5 GENERATION X (416)       199 189 20 51.3   4/ 3 GENERATION X (416)        7  7 0
 5/ 4 PASTA (616)              115 110  8 51.1   5/ 6 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      3  0 0
 6/ 6 AESIR (164)              686 692 46 49.8   6/ 7 VEGGIES (591)             3  0 0
 7/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)      169 177 15 48.8   7- 8 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    2  2 0
 8- 8 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    66  73  3 47.5   8/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       2 13 0
 9/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      740 %1023 23 42.0   9/ 9 PASTA (616)               1  4 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 677): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 560): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 654): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 678): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 673): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 682): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 666): FERRIN MONDOR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 635): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 622): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 615): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 566): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 268): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 261): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 511): CARELESS BEAR of DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 559): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 677): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 560): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 654): TL;DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 678): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 673): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 282): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 666): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 635): SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 622): TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 615): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 566): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 268): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 261): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 511): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): ARTIC FURY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 559) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 676): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
              (turn 681): FUNNY FARM FIEND of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 681): KONA KATE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 665): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                (turn 667): BOATSWAIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): SUGAR MAGNOLIA of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
                           OPHELIA DELPHI of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
               (turn 666): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 614): BRAID of I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm a Hustler baby!!!

     Marma Duke sure does love his OTPs and I am living proof!!  It's with great
sadness that I'm leaving you for probable retirement in the land of ADM in spite of
my bonses and favorites... but I had great fun in this crazy place and I'm thankful
to make it out of here alive!
     Here's a little inside peek at my vitals:
15-13-8-17-9-9-13  Normal/Good, Very Low/Low, BA (wow... went 0/5 with it and never
looked at it again), Parry tactic (YES!), Parry favorite learn.  My current skill
levels are as follows -- 16/18/21/24/17/5  +2 Ini, +4 Rip/Att, +3 Def  Skill
learns/turn 2.20.  (No tourney FE at all).
     I may be another candidate for the no tourney arena, but that's only if good ol'
Marma Duke is feeling especially generous with my future.  Only time will tell if
that will happen.

Until we meet again,
--Hustlers Ambition--

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly OSKSI games.  CAVATELLI caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ULL and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DARK SARCASM put down STEPHEN 
HAWKING, causing it to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail VIPER, Duelmaster of OSKSI!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In OSKSI "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  STATE OF MIND is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of BRIGHT are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
SALDORINIVAN KIRO.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear 
lays hold of his heart.  True, SQUASH?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of 
SALDORINIVAN KIRO?  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon SALDORINIVAN KIRO and 
predictably he was beat by SQUASH.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire 
guild!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of UBIQUITI BULLET who this week 
posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I thought 
UBIQUITI BULLET showed great skill and promise when he subdued DELISANDARA MERU.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries 
of this world.  This week arena veteran ULL was slain, despite a 6-4-0 record.  Some 
say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger 
in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in OSKSI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIPER 7087                   11   6  0    98       SERPENTS' HOLD (645)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUASH 6418                  19  10  0    97       VEGGIES (591)
 THE SUN 6307                  7   1  0    92       BRIGHT (578)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIE BAIT 6964             15  11  0    88       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989         20  19  0    79       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977       17  24  0    75       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOABAL DOMINATION 7099       11   6  0    66       STATE OF MIND (245)
 EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095        8  10  2    63       STATE OF MIND (245)
-SON OF DAGON 6951             4   2  0    62       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-OF ALHAZRED 7025             11   6  0    60       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 DARIROKAN KOR 7096           10   9  0    59       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DARK SARCASM 7094             9   9  1    59       STATE OF MIND (245)
 HERMOD 7113                   6   7  0    59       AESIR (164)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENRIS 7137                   8   2  1    56       AESIR (164)
 CAVATELLI 7024                5   6  1    56       PASTA (616)
 ROAD TRIPPIN 7081            10   8  0    55       GENERATION X (416)
-A CANDLE 6303                 5   1  0    53       BRIGHT (578)
 STARKAD 7128                  7   5  0    49       AESIR (164)
 STEPHEN HAWKING 6451          7   3  1    48       BRIGHT (578)
-ULTHAR 7073                   7   4  0    38       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 GNOCCHI 7039                  7   6  0    37       PASTA (616)
 UBIQUITI BULLET 7159          4   0  0    36       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINGUINE 7093                 4   5  0    33       PASTA (616)
-PERCIATELLI 7111              6   4  0    32       PASTA (616)
 ATARI KING 7147               4   3  0    27       GENERATION X (416)
 YELLOW SWEATER 7164           2   0  0    24       BRIGHT (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HYPE MACHINE 7139             3   5  2    16       GENERATION X (416)
 KVASIR 7165                   2   0  0    15       AESIR (164)
 DELISANDARA MERU 7150         4   2  0    14       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-HOWLING A SEASON 7100         1   7  0    14       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 WEB SURFER 7163               1   1  0    11       GENERATION X (416)
 VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151        1   5  0     8       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ANGEL HAIR 7152               0   3  0     3       PASTA (616)
 WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167     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?
ULL 7132                6  4 0 AESIR 164            CAVATELLI 7024        683   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

M. Chardinee -- Always a pleasure to see you in the arena... especially when I'm
fighting for the DM title! -- Hustlers Ambition

     I live to serve. -- M. Chardinee

The Sun -- You blinded me....  I couldn't see a thing! -- Loabal Domination

Saldorinivan Kiro -- My existance, however grotesque... SAVES lives!!  (Except for
those two I killed.) -- Existance Mundane

Road Trippin -- That was fun... not really... no seriously... it wasn't. -- Dark
Sarcasm

Dark Arena -- So I send Funny Farm Fiend to the DA on his very first fight and he
lives to tell about it... then I send him some 40 turns later while he's DM and on
his way to the Isle and he DIES?!!!!  This game defies logic and common sense
sometimes...  Don't you just love it?!! -- Marma Duke

     Well, we as members of the Dark Arena regard it as a manifestation of Balance.
     -- Arenamaster Lord Iskoven

Hustler's Ambition -- Hustle outta here and let someone else have the throne! --
Squash

Falrondial Voth -- That wasn't the script I'd planned, but the result was fine. --
Squash

Funny Farm Fiend -- A nice run for you.  Let all those high wit/will, power style
managers cry at your more than satisfactory performance. -- Assur

Delisandara Meru -- Quick and easy!  My kind of gal.  :) -- Atari King

Velovorinsal Nors -- I wouldn't want to play hangman with that name!  But that was a
nice fight! -- Ubiquiti Bullet

Dark Sarcasm -- I was really impressed!  No, no really... I mean it! -- Road Trippin

Starkad -- I thought I had you there for a minute!  I'm sure we'll tango again soon.
-- Hype Machine

Kvasir -- Well, that was a disappointing debut! -- Web Surfer

Funny Farm Fiend -- You're probably right about that being our last encounter on the
sands.  Even if I graduate, I'm unlikely to fight on the Isle.  But I can still buy
you a drink at the Winking Dove. -- Falrondial Voth

Assur -- I inherited the team, team name, and concept from a now vanished staff
member.  The concept didn't hold much interest for me, but I never got around to
changing the name.  As to the names of the gladiators... this team is currently
employing refugees from the Karian Sea kingdoms to the northwest of Lirith Kai, and
that's the kind of names they have.  The second, shorter name is a family name; the
first name--so they tell me--"synopsizes a local heroic legend which is intended to
inspire the life of the one who bears it."  I haven't gone into the nitty-gritty
details of the legends, but perhaps someday I will.  When the cows come home, the
ship comes in, and so on. -- Jorja, constantly pressed for time

Our congratulations to Hustlers Ambition. -- Jorja and the Games Librarians

Squash -- ARRRGH!  Attacked by a vegetable! -- Falrondial Voth
P.S.  I never did care for squash.  Don't dislike it, but it just seems a waste of
energy to eat it.  Of course, some of my teammates call me a heathen for considering
it to be merely a vehicle for butter and pepper, but there it is.  Squash just does
not make my socks roll up and down.

Existence Mundane -- I never could stand the ordinariness of that.  Probably why I
ended up a gladiator.  Definitely why I had to leave home in a hurry. -- Saldorinivan
Kiro

Stephen Hawking -- Jorja says to tell you that she met your human namesake once, and
he didn't seem the kind of guy who'd do that at all.  I don't care what kind of guy
HE was, the kind YOU are is "dangerous." -- Darirokan Kor

Atari King -- I feel sure you have adequately honed your combat skills now and should
take them back to Atari and reclaim your throne. -- Delisandara Meru

Ubiquiti Bullet -- I didn't need that, you know.  I'd've done fine without it.  And
you would probably have learned more from an up-challenge. -- Velovorinsal Nors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SQUASH devastated SALDORINIVAN KIRO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE SUN vanquished FALRONDIAL VOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ATARI KING was demolished by STARKAD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GNOCCHI was devastated by DARIROKAN KOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROAD TRIPPIN was bested by LOABAL DOMINATION in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
UBIQUITI BULLET devastated DELISANDARA MERU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
YELLOW SWEATER handily defeated VELOVORINSAL NORS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HUSTLERS AMBITION lost to VIPER in a 2 minute Title duel.
EXISTANCE MUNDANE was vanquished by M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute one-sided duel.
STEPHEN HAWKING lost to DARK SARCASM in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
FENRIS overcame LINGUINE in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
ULL was murdered by CAVATELLI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched competition.
HERMOD demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ANGEL HAIR was overcome by KVASIR in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
WEB SURFER vanquished WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  32 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 683 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VIPER 7087                 11   6  0   98 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
BASHING ATTACK   SQUASH 6418                19  10  0   97 VEGGIES (591)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SUN 6307                7   1  0   92 BRIGHT (578)
SLASHING ATTACK  FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989       20  19  0   79 GAMES LIBRARY (340)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STARKAD 7128                7   5  0   49 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    GNOCCHI 7039                7   6  0   37 PASTA (616)
PARRY-LUNGE      UBIQUITI BULLET 7159        4   0  0   36 GENERATION X (416)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROAD TRIPPIN 7081.  The ten other most popular fighters were FENRIS 7137, 
STEPHEN HAWKING 6451, CAVATELLI 7024, LOABAL DOMINATION 7099, DARK SARCASM 7094, 
STARKAD 7128, VIPER 7087, EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095, KVASIR 7165, and THE SUN 6307.

The least popular fighter this week was LINGUINE 7093.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151, DELISANDARA MERU 7150, FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989, 
SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977, WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167, ULL 7132, GNOCCHI 7039, ATARI KING 
7147, WEB SURFER 7163, and HERMOD 7113.

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

HUSTLERS AMBITION (3-7063) STATE OF MIND (245)