:::on the cover of the magazine is a large photo of Feadur and Moralitor trading cuts, blood flying in arcs both upward and downward. DOS TODAY is printed across the top no quotes on the cover this time:::: * * * DoS TODAY Vol.1 Issue 2 Contents: Letters to the Editor page 2 Editorial page 3 Advert for Gaijin's HSN page 4 Overview of Warlord duelling page 6 Advert for Arelia's Trinkets page 7 This week at Questrion page 8 Advert for Gloin's Weapon-O-rama page 9 Photos of last weekend's dueling page 9 * * * page 2 Letters to the Editor: Editor, I just wish to inform you of a few things. 1. In your article, "Match of the Day", you referred to me as a "one-time Overlord". In fact, thanks to Falon's loss, I'm the only two-time Overlord. This is incidental, though. The term "former Overlord" will suffice. 2. As much as I liked your first issue, I don't need two copies of it each month. Please email it to only this screenname. I also recommend deleting the other double-addresses from your mailing list. 3. Of Amaltea's successful title defense, I wish to say: Long may she reign! Thank you for your time and attention. Regards, Xenograg kathu-Darelir, Second Overlord of DoS. XENO: We merely meant that you had been warlord in the past not that you were only warlord once. And as for extra screen names, I can only wipe them out if you folks tell me to.~Ed. Editor, I enjoyed your newspaper a great deal! Many thanks for all your hard work, Levrette Alonin Dear Ed, Good effort! You successfully captured the tension of the pre-match moments as well as the colorful pageantry associated with that finest of duels, the Overlord Challenge Match. As I was unable to attend the match, I doubly appreciate your efforts in this and you have my sincere thanks. Look forward to more! Yours, Feadur Feamegil Ranked somewhere amongst a plethora of very talented Warlords and honored to be counted amongst them... ;) The editorial staff would like to thank all of the nice people who sent us letters about the magazine. We printed a few here, but let me say that all of the letters we received were well written and we appreciated them very much. If you have a question or comment you'd like to share with the readers, we will be having a Letters column as space permits ~Ed. * * * Page 3 Editorial: To jump or not to jump? Recently there has been a debate over whether or not to change the rules to add a jump move to the matrix. This move would work much as a duck does, only would be in defense of a low cut. There have been several viewpoints on this issue, from "Why make it more confusing?" to "That would throw off the whole statistical advantage of the low cut." to "It's a wonderful idea let's start it today!" Not to mention the argument that the disengage should be taken out completely. The idea of a jump move is indeed appealing to those who like a certain symmetry to things, and it is realistic enough to warrant a good hard look. Proponents of the disengage see the possible jump move as a threat to their move, and rightly so. If disengage was kept and the jump was added, that would be seven defensive moves against four offensive. It seems excessive and the least used disengage would most likely be the victim. But the call was made for the Questrion tourney to give it a test drive some Sunday. I join that call. Try it out and see how it works. If any of the schools have tried it, this editor would like to see any conclusions they've reached. * * * Pages 4 and 5 ::as you open the next two pages this huge holographic ad pops out at you:: ::a hologram of Gaijin herself, back to the view, wearing a Duel of Swords puntmonster leather jacket, and matching Duel of Swords Practice sweatsuit in her trademark purple and gold:: ::to her left, Talldeer, looking very much put-upon, wearing a Duel of Swords baseball cap:: ::to her right, Dolby, (Gaijin's NPC - See the Rhy Din Shopping Network Folder) grinning vapidly, wearing an oversized T-Shirt reading "I (heart) Amaltea, The Overlady":: ::To Talldeer's left, Kyle (see Dolby, above) brandishing a plastic sports bottle bearing the words "Can't you see I'm practicing for the Duel of Swords?" in the background, Spyke23, and OIC Blank, giving rabbit ears to Dolby and Talldeer with their fingers:: ::in the background are sword sheathes, and a plethora of other dueling memorabilia and supplies:: ::underneath the holo, the caption, in glowing letters: "The RhyDin Shopping Network: For All Your Duel of Swords Needs!":: * * * Page 6 The Shifting Dance This past weekend there were several warlord challenges. The Mage Moralitor was challenged by Feadur of Feamegil for a duel of rank. Their duel lasted a quick five rounds, in which Moralitor had successfully held his rank. Feadur had this to say after the battle, "He's a hell of a duelist. I'll be back." Duelers of higher ranks should watch for this wily mage making his way up the ladder, who likes to advertise in the basement as having no sword experience. ::photo accompanying the article shows Feadur and Moralitor saluting each other before the match, a gleam in their eyes.:: In a spectacular comeback duel, Siera Redwin successfully challenged her way into the #2 slot right behind MidnytBlue. Questrion's Lord Valmion was leading 4-2 when Red came from behind and won. Both duelers should be congratulated on a very entertaining duel. ::Photo accompanying the article shows flashing steel for the final point as Valmion's sword swings out for a slash and Red's blade sings high for the hit:: Those two wins should make the Warlord standings as follows: Updated warlord standings *Unofficial* OVERLORD Amaltea 42 : 12 : 0 5 Fancy Maneuvers 1st Ranked MidnytBlue 31 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 2nd Ranked Siera Red 56 : 8 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 3rd Ranked Valmion 32 : 10 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers (tie) LadyeBeth 34 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 5th Ranked PrinceFyre 76 : 27 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 6th Ranked The Doctor 16 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 7th Ranked Xenograg 26 : 1 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 8th Ranked Dark Axe 30 : 6 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 9th Ranked Shadowrun 76 : 4 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 10th Ranked JSVRamirez 42 : 8 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 11th Ranked GALEON 28 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 12th Ranked LordofDale 32 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 13th Ranked DirkRndom 19 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 14th Ranked Yasafel 19 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 15th Ranked Lady Finch 18 : 3 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 16th Ranked Quentor 21 : 1 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 17th Ranked GreyHunter 17 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 18th Ranked Halbarad 1 17 : 0 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 19th Ranked Splugorth 17 : 1 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 20th Ranked Roustam 25 : 2 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 21st Ranked Lerrick 22 : 0 : 1 4 Fancy Maneuvers 22nd Ranked Vixxenish1 29 : 6 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 23rd Ranked MadMadMax 41 : 10 : 1 4 Fancy Maneuvers 24th Ranked Qn Luthien 25 : 3 : 1 4 Fancy Maneuvers 25th Ranked C0NNORMcld 37 : 10 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 26th Ranked Cym2 19 : 4 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 27th Ranked Moralitor 19 : 4 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 28th Ranked Feadur 22 : 4 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 29th Ranked PsiMystic 24 : 2 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 30th Ranked Phylos 16 : 1 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 31st Ranked GrayMax 39 : 3 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 32nd Ranked GldenSword 18 : 3 : 0 4 Fancy Maneuvers 33rd Ranked Falon 42 : 1 : 2 4 Fancy Maneuvers * * * ::page 7 opens with a photo of Arelia and Potion standing together by a barrel of salve, smiling, both wearing aprons with "Arelia's Trinkets" emblazoned on the front:: Arelia's Trinkets, your local retailer of Potion's miracle salve. Heals cuts and punctures with a minimum of pain and suffering. 25% Discount for all members of DoS or DoF. Arelia's also carries a full range of supplies for duelers such as clothing and weapons. As always, the shop is next door to the inn. * * * page 8 THIS WEEK AT QUESTRION Four-time holder of the title Swordsmaster of Questrion, Merilsa MacDonnly was finally brought down by Fetherstaf. ::photo of Merilsa looking dejected as she walks from the ring, a triumphant Fetherstaf hugging Maloria as the rest of the crowd cheers:: The results are as follows. Round 1 Fetherstaf defeated Alaisia Maloria defeated Valmion Valliss defeated MarcAdamas Laurelene drew a bye Round 2 Fetherstaf defeated Maloria Valliss defeated Laurelene Round 3 Fetherstaf defeated Valliss Championship Match Fetherstaf defeated Merilsa in seven rounds. * * * page 9 ::a small ad appears on the next page:: Gloin's Weapon-O-rama Servicing the greater RhyDIn area for over 146 years Sharpening and Cleaning Service New and Used Weapons Sales Consignments Negotiable No job too small Specializing in Swords and Axes Ask about our exclusive "Tempered Mithril" coating process "Shop conveniently located 3 doors south of the Red Dragon Inn" ::under the ad are a few photos from Friday's dueling. One particularly nice one of RDI Amal going slightly berserk because RDI Gidra did not show up and RDI Doctor left. Another photo shows a large black and white cow brought in by Mamusia to cheer for Connor. A small photo finishes the page with Kalamere helping Lady Potion with her dueling as the last duelers straggle out--a quiet moment in the basement.:: * * * You may reach any of the DoS Today staff at the e-mail addresses, DoSEditor, HeddaHat, BrdwayDan. Disclaimer: DoS Today is an independently produced magazine in no way affiliated with the official DOS game or AOL. The information herein should not be considered the views of AOL or its staff. Thank you.