DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2016    Duedate: 06/29/2016

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-663

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANUSHA
SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4660) [9-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANUSHA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            
(56-4660) [9-3-0,98]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAO                            RAO
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4607) [12-12-0,91]         (56-4607) [12-12-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (-1)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    21
2. MEN OF STEEL (131)           8      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          2      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   0
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 135  97  8 58.2   1/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5  5 0
 2/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      453 359 28 55.8   2/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       5  5 0
 3- 4 THEM (433)               158 161 13 49.5   3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  2  2 0
 4/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       326 365 43 47.2   4- 5 THEM (433)                0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's hotter than all the nine hells in here! Get me out of this cursed 
platemail!" Rao of the Skull Squadron stable exclaimed trying to reach the leather 
buckles on the side of the cumbersome armor.  Sweat ran and stung his eyes, while its 
salty taste filled his mouth as he licked his lips.  He looked to his awaiting 
stablemates in the staging area off of the arena after exhausting himself against the 
Duelmaster of the Men of Steel stable.
     "You lasted six minutes against DA1. I'm impressed with your stamina," Anusha 
winked and started to unbuckle the straps.  "You know, you should have worn lighter 
armor against that TP scum." 
     "Don't you think I know that?  It was supposed to be Mud King," Rao said throwing 
his mail gauntlet.  "I was expecting he'd be back from the tournament by now."
     "He still needs to answer for Cosh's death!" Bosh cursed, kicking at a pile of 
sand.
     "Not in a Blood Feud he won't," Anusha commented, flinching at touching the hot 
mail heated by the noontime sun. "It's been four turns. The statute of limitations is 
over."
     "I swore by the horde that Cosh would've been avenged!" Rao roared.
     "I didn't think you wanted to fight him," Anusha mumbled, undoing another of 
Rao's straps.
     "What?" Cosh asked, his eyebrows rose in confusion.
     Of course he didn't want to fight Mud King.  He's unbeaten, a superb warrior, has 
his favorite weapon, and likely rhythm. Unfortunately, Rirorni integrity outweighed 
insanity in this case, and the honor of the Blood Feud fell onto him.  However, 
nothing in the code said he couldn't defend  his 'honor' by wearing heavy platemail.  
He hoped it would be enough to safeguard him from Mud King and this stupidity.  
Fortunately, the gods of the plains were watching over him and kept Mud King away from 
him the past four turns, so his Rirorni honor was intact.
     "Of course I wanted to fight Mud King!" Rao exclaimed, as his eyes shot daggers 
towards Anusha.  "You saw the turn sheets yourself Cosh; four honorable Blood Feud 
challenges towards Mud King."
     Cosh's eyes turned up in thought and then nodded. "Yes, indeed."
     "News has arrived about Mud King," Targus said entering the staging area.
     "So, did he return to fight and avoided Skull Squadron this turn?" Cosh asked.
     "Nope, he didn't fight in Rocanis."
     "What news then?"
     "It seems he's the Tournament Champion," Targus said pointing to a newsletter.
     Rao breathed out a sigh of anguish.
     "Yes!  That is welcomed news!" Cosh exclaimed.
     "Why is that? He's even better than before he left," Anusha asked.
     "Because now, Rao's defeat of Mud King on the arena sands will be even more 
glorious!" Cosh bellowed. 
     "Why don't you go fight him then," Rao muttered.
     "What was that?" Cosh asked with a wide grin of merriment plastered across his 
face. 
     "Oh, nothing."       

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ROCANIS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for SERGEANT 8?  MEDAL OF HONOR A11's proud of him after 
beating BOSH and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BOSH's match with 
SERGEANT 8 cost him a loss of 18 points!  Was that a tear I saw in ANUSHA's eye, as 
she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't DA1 fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of MEN OF STEEL must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why SKULL SQUADRON's been avoiding MEN OF 
STEEL so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ROCANIS is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUSHA 4660                   9   3  0    98       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 RAO 4607                     12  12  0    91       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA1 4599                     16   7  1    81       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 JOMMY 4539                   16  23  1    78       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-MUD KING 4659                 6   0  2    77       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-GREYLOCK 4605                11   3  0    75       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 8 4614               8   7  1    62       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOCHOPEPA 4658                5   7  0    52       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-T BONES 4551                  5   1  1    44       THEM (433)
 BOSH 4656                     9   4  1    38       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGUS 4665                   5   3  1    29       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           2   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OPEN TRYOUT #9 4706     0  1 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28    MAINAKHA-TE MAST      663  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Them -- Here's hoping the R.U.G.s were good to you. -- Grimwood, mrg. Skull Squadron

DA1 -- I knew there was a chance, but slight, I'd match against you on the sands.  It 
seems I choose my armor poorly. -- Rao

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OPEN TRYOUT #9 was butchered by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was bested by ANUSHA in a exciting 3 minute Title duel.
JOMMY was viciously subdued by RAO in a action packed 4 minute bloody veteran's match.
BOSH was devastated by SERGEANT 8 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOCHOPEPA demolished TARGUS in a 2 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 663 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ANUSHA 4660                 9   3  0   98 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
TOTAL PARRY      DA1 4599                   16   7  1   81 MEN OF STEEL (131)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 8 4614             8   7  1   62 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
WALL OF STEEL    BOSH 4656                   9   4  1   38 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAO 4607.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RAO 4607.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANUSHA 4660, JOMMY 4539, 
HOCHOPEPA 4658, SERGEANT 8 4614, TARGUS 4665, OPEN TRYOUT #9 4706, DA1 4599, BOSH 
4656,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BOSH 4656.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA1 4599, OPEN TRYOUT #9 4706, TARGUS 4665, SERGEANT 8 4614, HOCHOPEPA 
4658, JOMMY 4539, ANUSHA 4660, RAO 4607,  0, and  0.

               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. 

                        HEISENBERG (4-6853) of DEVIATION (638) 
                       MUSH (84-27306) of 4-LETTER PIZZA (4845)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes