DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/20/2014    Duedate: 12/03/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-625

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JIMMY THE HAND
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4419) [15-21-4,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JIMMY THE HAND                 IOTA DRACONIS
MEN OF STEEL (131)             DRACO (465)
(56-4419) [15-21-4,119]        (56-4546) [2-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 2                     SHADOWS
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       THEM (433)
(56-4407) [20-15-1,85]         (56-4532) [2-0-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          55
2. THEM (433)                  26      SATAN'S BLADES (460)
3. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         19      Unchartered Team
4. DRACO (465)                 12
5. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    11      DRACO (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      10   1  0 90.9   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  8  4 0
 2/ 1 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   12   3  0 80.0   2/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        7  4 1
 3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 103  58  7 64.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       4 11 0
 4/ 3 GET (419)                 71  40  1 64.0   4/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       3  2 1
 5/ 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      373 291 22 56.2   5/ 5 GET (419)                 2  1 0
 6/ 0 THEM (433)               143 140 11 50.5   6/ 0 THEM (433)                2  1 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      394 432 10 47.7   7/ 8*DRACO (465)               2  3 0
 8/ 7 MEN OF STEEL (131)       247 296 33 45.5   8/ 6 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      1  0 0
 9/ 8*DRACO (465)                2   3  0 40.0   9/ 7 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  Skull Squadron
                           Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley

     General Pol waited on Rocanis' arena sands that evening after the day's fights.
The Free Blade Merchant Guild had requested his presence.  He knew they would not be
happy about being outmaneuvered by Khel Rojida and receiving an invite to the Isle of
the Eye as a Lord Protector.  This time he was concerned about a dagger in the back,
so he brought his new favorite great sword as insurance.  He was making plans to
leave Rocanis and rejoin his men on the Rirorni plains to ensure his holdings
remained intact.  His second in command, Vrul'Kak, or roughly translated from the
Rathiri dialect, Steal Weaver, would maintain the facade as a member of the Skull
Squadron stable in the city.
     From the shadows in the stands, a female voice said, "General Pol, I am indeed
disappointed.  You have broken our agreement.  You were to stay on the throne and
ensure the considerable gold we advanced you was earned.  That massive debt remains
unpaid.  In addition, Khel Rojida has effectively removed your earning capability in
the arena by giving you the invite to become a Lord Protector."
     "That was beyond my control.  Even the mighty Free Blade Merchant Guild couldn't
have foreseen Khel giving a warlord of the Rirorni Empire an invite to become an
Alastarian Lord Protector."
     "As in the Rirorni War, it seems the Rocani have outsmarted you again," a male
voice said within the stands.
     Pol grinded his teeth and replied harshly, "Even the best soldier won't win
every battle."
     "That seems to be the problem, we didn't select the 'best soldier'," the male
voice said.
     "On the contrary, I bested Swytai in the arena and became the Duelmaster.  She's
been proven vulnerable and the wages in the games are flowing again," Pol said.
     "While you did remove Swytai--"
     Pol interrupted, "You're welcome."
     The male voice continued, "Removing Swytai was a temporary measure, there is
nothing preventing her for going for the title again."
     "I heard she wasn't even practicing this week.  While the physical scar will
heal, I've done something much more substantial.  I've unnerved her.  The mental is
difficult to overcome," Pol said.
     "Regardless, there still remains the vast unpaid debt.  I see it difficult for
that obligation to be repaid once you rejoin your men out on the Rirorni Plains," the
female voice said.
     "You'll get your gold."
     "That, my good general, is a fact.  However, I do not see that happening by you
once you are surrounded by your army," the female voice replied.  "Other measures are
even now in motion to ensure your debt is settled."
     "What are you implying?" Pol asked.
     "You should spend gold, your body can't repay," the male voice said.
     "I don't take threats lightly," Pol said reaching for the hilt of his great
sword strapped across his back.
     "Come now.  You aren't the only one armed with a large weapon tonight," the male
said as the Dark Arena doors marked, "Enter At Your Own Peril" threw themselves open.
Light from within cast a long shadow of a creature onto the sands.  Heavy footsteps
rose against stairs creaking in protest under an immense weight.
     An 8'3" gargantuan Shrewish Giant suited in thick plate armor wearing a full
helm emerged onto the sands.  He bore a halbard in one hand and wielded a great axe
in his off hand.
     "General Pol, you are no longer of any use to us.  However, before leaving
Rocanis, you have one last fight in the arena.  I know it's a little early, but your
turn sheet has been submitted to Khel Rojida.  It indicated you selected to go to the
Dark Arena for your last turn in Rocanis," the female voice said.
     "I didn't select to go to the Dark Arena," Pol said hesitantly pulling out his
great sword as he looked up the height of the Shewish Giant advancing towards him.
     "Perhaps, but this is your notification.  Your dealings with the Free Blade
Merchant Guild are at an end.  All you need to do is get past our Shewish associate,
Rokori Klee, and you are free to go," the female voice said.
     "Mr. Klee, kill him and make sure he travels to the Isle of the Eye in a box,"
the male voice said.
     "Good luck in your Dark Arena fight and good bye, General Pol," the female voice
finished.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ROCANIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with T BONES?  He 
actually beat ROCANIS' MAGE'S APPRENTICE, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at MIDDLE WAY 20 while they watched HOUSTON FARMER 
clobber PANCAKES.  He lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  Apparently ROCANIS isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  
The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Ya gotta watch yerself all the 
time.  Even being on top don't mean yer safe.  I'd have STEEL WEAVER agree with me, 
but JIMMY THE HAND killed him.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, MEN OF STEEL! 
In my day, no team with a 244-294-32 would scare me off!  What's the problem, SKULL 
SQUADRON?   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419          15  21  4   119       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POW! 4170                     9   1  0   128       THEM (433)
 THE SCYTHE 4456              10   1  0    95       SATAN'S BLADES (460)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407              20  15  1    85       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             14  19  1    75       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492         7   1  1    71       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 6 4498               6   4  0    63       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           7  28  1    61       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-BLACK STEEL 3469             10   7  0    57       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 5 4490               6   6  1    52       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SERGEANT 5 4497               7   3  0    45       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   2  1    42       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 PANCAKES 4241                 3   1  0    38       GET (419)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491              9   6  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546            2   1  0    21       DRACO (465)
 T BONES 4551                  1   0  0    20       THEM (433)
 SHADOWS 4532                  2   0  0    17       THEM (433)
-ONE EYE 3578                  1   1  0    15       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 KASPAR 4538                   3   2  0    13       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 ISAM KORL 4536                1   7  1    11       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 JOMMY 4539                    0   1  0     7       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 BEASTIES 4517                 1   3  0     6       THEM (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
B 4548                  0  1 0 DRACO 465            MAINAKHA-TE MAST      625  NONE
ARDSUL 4416             0  1 0 GRIZZLED VETERAN 457 STEV STONEFIST        625  NONE
CERVERU 4417            0  1 0 GRIZZLED VETERAN 457 JO-KOBA HARRO         625  NONE
DA1 4552                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     NAIRON                625  NONE
STEEL WEAVER 3468      10  8 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28    JIMMY THE HAND 4419   625   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

This is late, for turn whatever it was right after the Mail-in, and we went one-four.
That hardly seems worth talking about. -- Newton Pyne

Rokori Klee -- Really, a halbald isn't enough, you also need a great axe in the other
hand to fight with.  I'm glad I didn't give you a chance to use them. -- General Pol
of Skull Squadron, not traveling in a box to the Isle of the Eye.

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

One-four, including a loss to a standby.  We think it's the weather, and we should
either move to an arena farther south or just shut down for the season, but Jorja
isn't listenting. -- Newton Pyne

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CERVERU was unbelievably slain by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
B was slaughtered by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ARDSUL was murdered by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
STEEL WEAVER was butchered by JIMMY THE HAND in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
SWYTAI demolished PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SERGEANT 2 won victory over NEWTON PYNE in a 2 minute brutal master's fight.
THE SCYTHE devastated SERGEANT 6 in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MACROS THE BLACK handily defeated SERGEANT 5 in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ELIN GALLIO lost to SERGEANT 5 in a popular 1 minute duel.
PANCAKES was vanquished by HOUSTON FARMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GILBERT IRDAN savagely defeated DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 4 minute gruesome match.
ISAM KORL was beaten by IOTA DRACONIS in a 3 minute fight.
BEASTIES was subdued by KASPAR in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
SHADOWS viciously subdued JOMMY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory novice's battle.
T BONES handily defeated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  29 -  2      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 625 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         2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SCYTHE 4456            10   1  0   95 SATAN'S BLADES (460)
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492       7   1  1   71 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497             7   3  0   45 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  GILBERT IRDAN 4541          5   2  1   42 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANCAKES 4241               3   1  0   38 GET (419)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT 2 4407.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHADOWS 4532.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEEL WEAVER 3468, 
SERGEANT 5 4490, GILBERT IRDAN 4541, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, KASPAR 4538, CERVERU 4417, 
SERGEANT 2 4407, ISAM KORL 4536, BEASTIES 4517, and JIMMY THE HAND 4419.

The least popular fighter this week was PANCAKES 4241.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERGEANT 5 4497, SERGEANT 6 4498, NEWTON PYNE 4431, DA1 4552, ARDSUL 
4416, B 4548, JOMMY 4539, ELIN GALLIO 4491, THE SCYTHE 4456, and T BONES 4551.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

POW! (56-4170) THEM (433)

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

SWYTAI (56-4414) GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RYU 1402 (71-31-2)                     7  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       
RENEGADE DROW 159 (87-62-4)            4  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       
ROGUE 1438 (42-30-3)                   4  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       
SONIC 1695 (62-47-2)                   2  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWILIGHT ZONE 1694 (66-53-1)           6  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         
HARD CORE TROUBLE 2368 (20-20-0)       0  2  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KALDOR 2134 (38-32-1)                  2  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KULGAN 4268 (35-47-3)                 12  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         
BACK 3949 (18-16-0)                    2  3  0         GET                  

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL POL 3412 (20-15-0)             1  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATTLER 4336 (10-4-0)                  8  3  0         SERPENTS' HOLD       
SWYTAI 4414 (11-1-0)                   2  3  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SCYTHE 4456 (9-1-0)                1  3  0         SATAN'S BLADES       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AHSOKA TANO 4471 (2-0-1)               5  3  1         CLONE WARS           
MACROS THE BLACK 4492 (6-1-1)          4  3  1         MEN OF STEEL         
HONDO OHNAKA 4473 (1-0-0)              2  3  0         CLONE WARS           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIDEWINDER 4513 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         SERPENTS' HOLD       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILMIS VEY 4514 (0-0-0)                7  3  0         CLONE WARS           
BUGS 4533 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         THEM                 
JOMMY 4539 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POW! 4170 (9-1-0)                      9  3  0         THEM                 
IT 3900 (12-2-0)                       0  1  0  DEAD   GET                  

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRUSH 4270 (3-0-0)                     5  3  0         THEM                 
GENIUS AWESOME 4402 (2-1-0)            3  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOMETHING 4499 (0-0-0)                 4  3  1         BATTLE FROGS 02-13   
TURN ME ON 4436 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS     
REMBRANDT 4368 (2-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   NIGHT WATCH