DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2011    Duedate: 01/04/2012

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-696

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HERMOD
AESIR (164)
(3-7113) [10-9-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOABAL DOMINATION              MOONBAT
STATE OF MIND (245)            POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)
(3-7099) [22-8-0,116]          (3-6877) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXISTANCE MUNDANE              SMEG MAGGOD
STATE OF MIND (245)            DARK BLADES (568)
(3-7095) [16-15-2,85]          (3-6200) [8-1-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AESIR (164)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 38
2. BRIGHT (578)                36      BRIGHT (578)
3. DARK BLADES (568)           22      Unchartered Team
4. F IS FOR... 2 (650)          9
5. N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)       5      POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)     2   0  0  100   1/ 2 AESIR (164)               9  5 0
 2/ 0*F IS FOR... 2 (650)        2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 STATE OF MIND (245)       8  7 0
 3/ 2 BRIGHT (578)              40  21  1 65.6   3/ 5 DARK BLADES (568)         7  4 2
 4/ 3 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      18  15  0 54.5   4/ 8 BRIGHT (578)              5  2 0
 5- 4 GENERATION X (416)       220 205 20 51.8   5- 4 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    5  4 0
 6- 5 PASTA (616)              133 125 11 51.6   6/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 10 0
 7/ 6 AESIR (164)              715 707 46 50.3   7- 3 GENERATION X (416)        3  1 0
 8/ 9 DARK BLADES (568)         14  14  3 50.0   8- 6 PASTA (616)               3  2 0
 9/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)      205 206 16 49.9   9/10*POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)    2  0 0
10- 8 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    76  87  3 46.6  10/ 0*F IS FOR... 2 (650)       1  1 0
11/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      764 %1063 23 41.8  11/ 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)      1  2 0
12/11*N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)     7  29  0 19.4  12/11*N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)    0 10 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 690): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): VIPER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 690): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of OSKSI.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at STATE OF 
MIND left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by AESIR.  Good 
show!  GENERATION X after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands 
and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 4 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to BRIGHT.  
Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DARK BLADES will tell you 
14-14-3 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for M.I.T. GRAD, who pummelled 
ELDARISTAN FARO, to pocket 16 points.  WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to A CANDLE and losing 12 points in the process! 
The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as HERMOD faced OSKSI's Duelmaster.  
What can be a greater victory?  HERMOD has taken his place as the top, as OSKSI's new 
Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in OSKSI is using psychics to predict wins.  They 
lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in OSKSI avoid DREAMS OF KADATH.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of STATE OF MIND, so did that sorry team shy from 
DREAMS OF KADATH Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and SALDORINIVAN KIRO is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't GAMES LIBRARY proud!  Take heed OSKSI, of 
the unprincipled action of EXISTANCE MUNDANE.  By challenging SALDORINIVAN KIRO, 21 
points below him, EXISTANCE MUNDANE besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Bookies and 
EXISTANCE MUNDANE were more than a little surprised, as SALDORINIVAN KIRO snatched an 
easy victory from EXISTANCE MUNDANE, gaining 16 points.  DARK SARCASM challenged SMEG 
MAGGOD!  Who says STATE OF MIND are just a bunch of wimps!  DARK SARCASM of STATE OF 
MIND kept his wits as he was overcame by SMEG MAGGOD.  My love of complete Spyreports 
dictates that I note the mismatched fight, LOABAL DOMINATION and STEPHEN HAWKING.  
Are STATE OF MIND unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought LOABAL DOMINATION 
showed great skill and promise when he beat STEPHEN HAWKING.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in OSKSI is the highlight of my life.  My fingers tire 
and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for OSKSI?  On 
that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMOD 7113                  10   9  0   110       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOABAL DOMINATION 7099       22   8  0   116       STATE OF MIND (245)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977       20  34  0   107       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 STEPHEN HAWKING 6451         12   4  1    98       BRIGHT (578)
 KVASIR 7165                  10   1  0    94       AESIR (164)
-ROAD TRIPPIN 7081            15  11  0    93       GENERATION X (416)
-OF ALHAZRED 7025             15   8  0    92       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SON OF DAGON 6951             6   3  0    90       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 SMEG MAGGOD 6200              8   1  1    89       DARK BLADES (568)
 VIPER 7087                   18  12  0    85       SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
 EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095       16  15  2    85       STATE OF MIND (245)
 FENRIS 7137                  16   6  1    82       AESIR (164)
 DELISANDARA MERU 7150        12   7  0    81       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SARCASM 7094            14  17  1    70       STATE OF MIND (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIE BAIT 6964             15  17  0    66       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 STARKAD 7128                 11   9  0    66       AESIR (164)
-PERCIATELLI 7111             10   7  0    63       PASTA (616)
-SKADI 7172                    5   2  0    60       AESIR (164)
 DARIROKAN KOR 7096           13  19  0    58       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM 7168     7   6  0    48       STATE OF MIND (245)
 A CANDLE 6303                 8   4  0    47       BRIGHT (578)
-ULTHAR 7073                   8   8  0    46       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-NOODLES 7181                  5   1  1    43       PASTA (616)
-HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO 7170      6   0  0    41       GENERATION X (416)
-YELLOW SWEATER 7164           4   0  0    40       BRIGHT (578)
-HYPE MACHINE 7139             7   9  2    37       GENERATION X (416)
-ATARI KING 7147               8   7  0    36       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151        7  12  0    33       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MY SMILE 7166                 3   0  0    28       BRIGHT (578)
 WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167     5   9  1    26       STATE OF MIND (245)
 PHLEM 6271                    3   2  1    26       DARK BLADES (568)
 MANRAY 6272                   3   3  1    26       DARK BLADES (568)
-ROTELLE 7174                  3   3  0    26       PASTA (616)
 MOONBAT 6877                  2   0  0    26       POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)
-WATCH THE SEA 7188            3   0  0    25       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENTANAYL 7198                2   1  0    23       F IS FOR... 2 (650)
-UBIQUITI BULLET 7159          6   4  0    22       GENERATION X (416)
 M.I.T. GRAD 7190              1   0  0    16       BRIGHT (578)
 L.T. WALLBANGER 7177          2   5  0    13       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 MACHAVEN 7189                 2   2  0    10       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 ELDARISTAN FARO 7191          1   1  0     4       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
D.A. TESTKILLER 7175    0  8 0 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS 648 BANDIT PRINCE         696  NONE
P.E. HARDBOW 7187       1  5 0 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS 648 PHLEM 6271            696   
VICKI S. 7178           2  5 0 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS 648 MANRAY 6272           696   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hermod -- I'd say you made me look bad, but I don't really need help for that. --
Salodrinivan Kiro

Misery's Hollow Chasm -- Aha!  I filled it up with mashed potatoes!  I thought that
would work. -- Darirokan Kor

Where Dreams Go2 Die -- I'd rather not, really. -- Velovorinsal Nors

Loabal Domination -- Maybe if I work on my syncopation, I can slip away from you? --
Delisandara Meru

A Convicted Thief.  Yes, this is good.  I can do Convicted Thieves. -- Eldaristan
Faro

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D.A. TESTKILLER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EXISTANCE MUNDANE was devastated by SALDORINIVAN KIRO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
HERMOD handily defeated VIPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
LOABAL DOMINATION won victory over STEPHEN HAWKING in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
DARK SARCASM was savagely defeated by SMEG MAGGOD in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KVASIR defeated DELISANDARA MERU in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
STARKAD devastated DARIROKAN KOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
FENRIS lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's duel.
MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM overpowered VELOVORINSAL NORS in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE was overpowered by A CANDLE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
MANRAY assassinated VICKI S. in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PHLEM butchered P.E. HARDBOW in a 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
L.T. WALLBANGER was savagely defeated by MY SMILE in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.
FENTANAYL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MACHAVEN was defeated by MOONBAT in a 1 minute beginner's struggle.
ELDARISTAN FARO slimly lost to M.I.T. GRAD in a 4 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  21 -  5      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 696 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    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HERMOD 7113                10   9  0  110 AESIR (164)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOABAL DOMINATION 7099     22   8  0  116 STATE OF MIND (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  KVASIR 7165                10   1  0   94 AESIR (164)
AIMED BLOW       VIPER 7087                 18  12  0   85 SERPENTS' HOLD (645)
PARRY-STRIKE     EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095     16  15  2   85 STATE OF MIND (245)
WALL OF STEEL    DELISANDARA MERU 7150      12   7  0   81 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SMEG MAGGOD 6200.  The ten other most popular fighters were MY SMILE 
7166, M.I.T. GRAD 7190, STEPHEN HAWKING 6451, FENRIS 7137, KVASIR 7165, STARKAD 7128, 
ELDARISTAN FARO 7191, LOABAL DOMINATION 7099, MISERYS HOLLOW CHASM 7168, and A CANDLE 
6303.

The least popular fighter this week was MACHAVEN 7189.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were P.E. HARDBOW 7187, VICKI S. 7178, VELOVORINSAL NORS 7151, DARIROKAN KOR 
7096, DELISANDARA MERU 7150, VIPER 7087, EXISTANCE MUNDANE 7095, D.A. TESTKILLER 
7175, L.T. WALLBANGER 7177, and WHERE DREAMS GO2 DIE 7167.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOABAL DOMINATION (3-7099) STATE OF MIND (245)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes