DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2015    Duedate: 04/08/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACROS THE BLACK
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4492) [13-4-2,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACROS THE BLACK               HONDO OHNAKA
MEN OF STEEL (131)             CLONE WARS (462)
(56-4492) [13-4-2,103]         (56-4473) [6-0-0,97]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     SILMIS VEY
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           CLONE WARS (462)
(56-4343) [16-13-0,93]         (56-4514) [4-1-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLONE WARS (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          36
2. CLONE WARS (462)            30      GET (419)
3. THEM (433)                  26      Unchartered Team
4. WHATEVER (428)              18
5. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          5      WHATEVER (428)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WHATEVER (428)             1   0  0  100   1/ 1*CLONE WARS (462)          9  3 0
 2- 2 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      15   4  0 78.9   2/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)        7  6 1
 3/ 1*CLONE WARS (462)          22   7  1 75.9   3- 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       6  3 0
 4/ 3 GET (419)                 74  42  1 63.8   4/ 3 THEM (433)                6  3 0
 5- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 117  71  7 62.2   5- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  4  4 0
 6- 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      385 300 24 56.2   6/ 0 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      2  3 0
 7/ 6 THEM (433)               153 146 11 51.2   7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       2 13 0
 8/ 0 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      64  67  2 48.9   8/ 0*WHATEVER (428)            1  0 0
 9/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      403 453 11 47.1   9/ 8 GET (419)                 1  1 0
10/ 8 MEN OF STEEL (131)       271 313 38 46.4  10- 7 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      1  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  MEN OF STEEL turned their 3-2-1 turn 
into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HONDO OHNAKA win a 
fight and gain 30 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HONDO OHNAKA beat RATTLER and RATTLER 
lost 46 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend 
the throne, SERGEANT 2 has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MACROS THE BLACK takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Mylar's, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ROCANIS' 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  SKULL 
SQUADRON, 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 THEM avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  ISAM KORL was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  MEN OF STEEL has cause to pause today, as DA1 was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Three down, and one turn to go for MEN OF STEEL to call in the bloodfeud against 
RIRORNI MYSTIC, else ROO is but small history.  We're all going to die in the end, so 
why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        13   4  2   103       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK STEEL 3469             13  10  0   105       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 HONDO OHNAKA 4473             6   0  0    97       CLONE WARS (462)
 SNAKE BITE 4343              16  13  0    93       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 AHSOKA TANO 4471              7   0  1    92       CLONE WARS (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4497              12   5  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 RATTLER 4336                 10   5  0    79       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             16  23  2    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-SERGEANT 6 4498               9   8  0    67       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELIN GALLIO 4491             13   8  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           8  33  1    58       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILMIS VEY 4514               4   1  0    51       CLONE WARS (462)
 PANCAKES 4241                 6   3  0    43       GET (419)
-HARBINGER 4561                3   1  0    37       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                    7   3  1    33       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 DA1 4599                      1   0  1    33       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560           3   1  1    31       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 BUGS 4533                     2   2  0    29       THEM (433)
-JOCASTA NU 4470               3   1  0    25       CLONE WARS (462)
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   8  1    24       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISAM KORL 4536                3  11  1    21       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 T BONES 4551                  3   1  0    21       THEM (433)
 GHOST 4564                    1   1  0    19       THEM (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOB 4563                      2   0  0    18       THEM (433)
 BONK 4015                     1   0  0    18       WHATEVER (428)
 SIDEWINDER 4513               0   1  0    15       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-MYTORI PRIEST 4559            3   1  1    13       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 CHANCE 4601                   1   0  0    13       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-ONE EYE 3578                  1   4  0    12       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 VISITOR 4562                  2   0  0    11       THEM (433)
 SORA BULQ 4558                1   2  0     5       CLONE WARS (462)
 LOCKY 4581                    1   2  0     5       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SERGEANT 1 4543               0   3  0     3       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAKKON TAIN             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DA1 4599              634  NONE
DA2 4600                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     TABAR THE KNIFE       634  NONE
KASPAR 4538             7  4 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     NEWTON PYNE 4431      631  REVENGED
ROO 4557                3  1 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560   631   
CRIT 4602               0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   VEL STEELWIND         634  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scythe -- Congratulations on the invite! -- Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron

Jommy -- I'm not sure if that combination was intentional, but it seemed to work.  It
had me so confused I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.  Congratz on the win and
thanks for the five skills. -- Mytori Priest.

Macros the Black -- Whew!  Desperation parries for the win.  Something tells me I
picked the wrong style and a re-match would end differently. -- Black Steel, adding
you to the avoid list.

Silmis Vey -- It's official!  The quarterstaff is unorthodox for a lunger.  Wait, I
didn't request to duel with a quarterstaff.  Anyway, lucky for you it didn't break as
I had a back-up war hammer... wait, I didn't ask for a war hammer either. -- One Eye.
P.S.  To everyone, the lunger/basher strategy is an utter failure.  Do not use!

The Middle Way -- Feel free to chatter as it makes the arena more fun.  Besides, I
like to hear from fellow managers. -- Grimwood, mgr Skull Squadron

Rocanis -- No team spotlight this turn.  There was a problem with the routing on the
envelope being cut-off and I didn't receive it until the following Friday.  The mail
carrier will be sent to the Dark Arena on the next transgression.  Be warned! --
Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron

We like to hear from fellow managers and/or fellow gladiators, too, and we so seldom
do.  Talking to the echo gets old. -- those who walk the Middle Way

Our congratulations to Sergeant 2. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

One-four, and the win is due to a gross mismatch.  Better than a loss, though. --
Elin Gallio

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 delivered the death blow upon HAKKON TAIN in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CRIT was viciously butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena match.
BUGS was bested by PANCAKES in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
MOB defeated ISAM KORL in a 1 minute amateur vs. master upset Challenge match.
T BONES won victory over GILBERT IRDAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
GHOST slimly lost to JOMMY in a 2 minute novice vs. expert Challenge competition.
RATTLER was vanquished by HONDO OHNAKA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MACROS THE BLACK vanquished ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
NEWTON PYNE was vanquished by AHSOKA TANO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SNAKE BITE handily defeated HOUSTON FARMER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
SILMIS VEY was subdued by ELIN GALLIO in a 2 minute competition.
SORA BULQ was overcome by CHANCE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
VISITOR subdued SIDEWINDER in a 1 minute brawl.
LOCKY was overpowered by BONK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  23 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  3      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      13   4  2  103 MEN OF STEEL (131)
BASHING ATTACK   HONDO OHNAKA 4473           6   0  0   97 CLONE WARS (462)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343            16  13  0   93 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RATTLER 4336               10   5  0   79 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
WALL OF STEEL    ELIN GALLIO 4491           13   8  0   63 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  SILMIS VEY 4514             4   1  0   51 CLONE WARS (462)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE BITE 4343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SILMIS VEY 4514.  The ten other most popular fighters were GHOST 4564, NEWTON 
PYNE 4431, AHSOKA TANO 4471, CRIT 4602, JOMMY 4539, SNAKE BITE 4343, ELIN GALLIO 
4491, SORA BULQ 4558, CHANCE 4601, and DA1 4599.

The least popular fighter this week was LOCKY 4581.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIDEWINDER 4513, RATTLER 4336, DA2 4600, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, GILBERT 
IRDAN 4541, ISAM KORL 4536, BONK 4015, VISITOR 4562, MACROS THE BLACK 4492, and HONDO 
OHNAKA 4473.

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

SERGEANT 2 (56-4407) MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."