DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2011    Duedate: 10/26/2011

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-691

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIPER
SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
(3-7087) [16-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIPER                          VICKI S.
SERPENTS' HOLD (645)           N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
(3-7087) [16-9-0,113]          (3-7178) [2-1-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROAD TRIPPIN                   ROTELLE
GENERATION X (416)             PASTA (616)
(3-7081) [14-10-0,89]          (3-7174) [2-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PASTA (616)                 33
2. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)      30      SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
3. SERPENTS' HOLD (645)        20      Unchartered Team
4. GENERATION X (416)          17
5. N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)      11      N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 BRIGHT (578)              35  19  1 64.8   1/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      16  12  0 57.1   2/ 3 STATE OF MIND (245)       8  7 0
 3/ 5 PASTA (616)              127 120 10 51.4   3/ 2 GENERATION X (416)        7  2 0
 4/ 4 GENERATION X (416)       214 203 20 51.3   4- 1 BRIGHT (578)              4  2 0
 5/ 6 AESIR (164)              702 701 46 50.0   5/ 6 PASTA (616)               4  3 1
 6/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)      189 197 16 49.0   6/10 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    4  7 0
 7/ 8 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    71  83  3 46.1   7/ 5 AESIR (164)               3  1 0
 8/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      756 %1047 23 41.9   8/ 7*N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)    3 10 0
 9/10*N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)     4  13  0 23.5   9/ 8 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      2  1 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 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 568): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): LOABAL DOMINATION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACN AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 290): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 676): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 675): ZOLDIVAR of GREDAN (The Plansman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 641): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 630): LION'S MANE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 623): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 574): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 568): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 290): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 676): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 675): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 641): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 630): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 623): NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 574): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 689): THE SUN of BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 290): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 689): ORSINIUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 673): HOPE SPRINGS of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                           SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 628): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): YES? Of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well!!!  It's been a while since a member from the State of Mind stable
has sat on the throne of Osksi and donned the purple robes!!!  A hearty thanks to
Viper for eating some sand last turn....  Greatly appreciated!!!  Let's dance again
soon, shall we?
     Since I enjoyed our dance last turn so much (and with limited options)... Viper,
I'm coming back for a second helping!
     For now, that's all folks....

Signing off,
-Loabal Domination-
     *dominating loabally circa 2010*

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, OSKSI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BRIGHT, since GAMES LIBRARY 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  DREAMS OF KADATH turned 
their 3-2-0 turn into a 6th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't 
get cocky, PASTA, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see CAVATELLI win a fight and gain 18 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAVATELLI beat EXISTANCE MUNDANE and EXISTANCE MUNDANE lost 15 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  LOABAL DOMINATION challenged VIPER for OSKSI's 
Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as VIPER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, OSKSI?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  STATE OF MIND, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like DREAMS OF KADATH avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  SALDORINIVAN KIRO was challenged more times this 
turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I 
can give a little credit to D.A. TESTKILLER of N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS for challenging up by 
19 to ATARI KING.  D.A. TESTKILLER lost to get 4 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the OSKSI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of OSKSI.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIPER 7087                   16   9  0   113       SERPENTS' HOLD (645)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989         22  25  0   101       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 CAVATELLI 7024               10   7  2    93       PASTA (616)
 FENRIS 7137                  14   4  1    92       AESIR (164)
-STEPHEN HAWKING 6451         11   3  1    91       BRIGHT (578)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROAD TRIPPIN 7081            14  10  0    89       GENERATION X (416)
 LOABAL DOMINATION 7099       17   8  0    88       STATE OF MIND (245)
-HERMOD 7113                   8   7  0    88       AESIR (164)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977       18  31  0    85       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095       13  13  2    81       STATE OF MIND (245)
 ZOMBIE BAIT 6964             15  15  0    80       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 OF ALHAZRED 7025             13   8  0    77       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SON OF DAGON 6951             5   2  0    74       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 DELISANDARA MERU 7150        10   4  0    71       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SARCASM 7094            12  14  1    58       STATE OF MIND (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIROKAN KOR 7096           12  15  0    54       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 PERCIATELLI 7111              9   6  0    51       PASTA (616)
 ULTHAR 7073                   8   7  0    51       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-KVASIR 7165                   6   1  0    48       AESIR (164)
-STARKAD 7128                  8   8  0    43       AESIR (164)
 MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM 7168     4   4  0    41       STATE OF MIND (245)
-YELLOW SWEATER 7164           4   0  0    40       BRIGHT (578)
-A CANDLE 6303                 7   3  0    37       BRIGHT (578)
 HYPE MACHINE 7139             6   8  2    35       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO 7170      4   0  0    33       GENERATION X (416)
 VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151        6   8  0    32       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-SKADI 7172                    3   1  0    31       AESIR (164)
 ATARI KING 7147               6   7  0    27       GENERATION X (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UBIQUITI BULLET 7159          6   4  0    22       GENERATION X (416)
 VICKI S. 7178                 2   1  0    19       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 ROTELLE 7174                  2   1  0    15       PASTA (616)
 WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167     2   7  1    14       STATE OF MIND (245)
-MY SMILE 7166                 1   0  0    13       BRIGHT (578)
 NOODLES 7181                  2   1  1    12       PASTA (616)
 WATCH THE SEA 7188            1   0  0    12       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 L.T. WALLBANGER 7177          2   2  0     8       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 D.A. TESTKILLER 7175          0   4  0     4       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 P.E. HARDBOW 7187             0   2  0     2       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KIM CHRIS SAM 7176      0  3 0 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS 648 NOODLES 7181          690   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Saldorinivan Kiro -- Always a pleasure seeing you in the arena my old friend.  At
least it's not boring! -- Existance Mundane

Ulthar -- That's gonna leave a mark!!  Good fight... no really, good fight.
Seriously though... good fight! -- Dark Sarcasm

L.T. Wallbanger -- Hmmm... maybe it should have been Victorys Hollow Chasm? --
Miserys Hollow Chasm

D.A Testkiller -- Looks like it's back to the drawing board for you! -- Where Dreams
Go2 Die

All -- Good luck in the upcoming mail-in tournament!  Make Osksi proud! -- Marma Duke
and State of Mind

Is it our imagination, or is it darker here now that the sun has left? -- Games
Library

Existence Mundane -- For many, perhaps, but surely not for a gladiator. --
Saldorinivan Kiro

Cavatelli -- I was really hungry, and pasta seemed like just the thing.  And it was.
-- Falrondial Voth

Perciatelli -- A little pasta now and then... I can do that. -- Darirokan Kor

Vicki S. -- And slim indeed you are.  Might I offer you dinner at some quiet and
respectable eatery? -- Velovorinsal Nors

A Candle... isn't as bright as the sun, but perhaps you will grow. -- Delisandara
Meru

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOABAL DOMINATION was devastated by VIPER in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
ROAD TRIPPIN overcame SALDORINIVAN KIRO in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
SON OF DAGON vanquished DARIROKAN KOR in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
ULTHAR was overpowered by DELISANDARA MERU in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
OF ALHAZRED devastated DARK SARCASM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM devastated UBIQUITI BULLET in a 2 minute Challenge match.
D.A. TESTKILLER was overpowered by ATARI KING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
NOODLES lost to VELOVORINSAL NORS in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
EXISTANCE MUNDANE lost to CAVATELLI in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
FALRONDIAL VOTH defeated ZOMBIE BAIT in a popular 1 minute expert's match.
FENRIS overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
PERCIATELLI overcame CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
HYPE MACHINE devastated WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROTELLE viciously subdued L.T. WALLBANGER in a popular 3 minute beginner's fight.
VICKI S. vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
P.E. HARDBOW was devastated by WATCH THE SEA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  17 -  3      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 691 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         4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VIPER 7087                 16   9  0  113 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAVATELLI 7024             10   7  2   93 PASTA (616)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DELISANDARA MERU 7150      10   4  0   71 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROAD TRIPPIN 7081.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROTELLE 7174.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROAD TRIPPIN 7081, 
CAVATELLI 7024, VIPER 7087, VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151, SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977, SON OF 
DAGON 6951, DELISANDARA MERU 7150, MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM 7168, NOODLES 7181, and 
FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989.

The least popular fighter this week was P.E. HARDBOW 7187.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were L.T. WALLBANGER 7177, WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167, D.A. 
TESTKILLER 7175, DARK SARCASM 7094, DARIROKAN KOR 7096, UBIQUITI BULLET 7159, OF 
ALHAZRED 7025, ULTHAR 7073, LOABAL DOMINATION 7099, and VICKI S. 7178.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!