DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2006    Duedate: 07/12/2006

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-406

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIKALA
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
(56-3443) [10-10-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKALA                         ALDALDON
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
(56-3443) [10-10-0,92]         (56-3913) [9-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JONNA THANE                    THORN
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3903) [12-10-0,46]         (56-3939) [6-5-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         26
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)       20      ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
3. BLOOD BROTHERS (418)        13      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (187)             4
5. GET (419)                    0      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     11   2  0 84.6   1/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          8  4 0
 2- 1*EVILUTION (422)           14   3  0 82.4   2- 2 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      7  1 1
 3- 3 GET (419)                 39  14  1 73.6   3- 1 GET (419)                 6  1 0
 4- 4 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      68  28  6 70.8   4/ 5 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       5 10 0
 5- 6 BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      8   5  0 61.5   5/ 9*PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     3  0 0
 6/ 5*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      10   9  0 52.6   6/ 3*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      3  7 0
 7- 7 REDHORSE (207)           462 547 16 45.8   7- 6*EVILUTION (422)           2  0 0
 8/ 8 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       47  56  5 45.6   8- 8 BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     1  0 0
 9/ 9 BAD APPLES (187)         410 560 14 42.3   9- 7 REDHORSE (207)            1  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ROCANIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to GET, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BAD APPLES 
stable.  Coming up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, PHILANTHROPISTS has advanced 4 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for TREEKILLER, who flew up 24 points in 
the rankings after mashing MICHELLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was MICHELLE, who dropped 8 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with TREEKILLER.  Try as hard as the GET stable 
might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) TOE before this 
week's fights.  In front of all the crowds, NIKALA took the Duelmaster's crown for 
hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.  Did you 
hear that RESCUE RANGERS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of RESCUE RANGERS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  RESCUE RANGERS + Weapons That go Boom = ELEVENTH HOUR + Avoid 
City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of JONNA THANE, who was this week's 
most challenged warrior.  In a mismatch, our friend ZANDER of ELEVENTH HOUR got 
heroic notions and challenged JONNA THANE.  What did it get him?  A 9-12-1 record, 
that's what.  To the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', JONNA THANE was taken out 
by the lower-ranked ZANDER.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, LION went after THORN, who was higher by 19 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, LION was bested by THORN.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ROCANIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKALA 3443                  10  10  0    92       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DALE 3112                    17   2  2   120       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-TOE 3896                     16   1  1   119       GET (419)
-IT 3900                      10   1  0   107       GET (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUL 3868                     16  20  0    83       REDHORSE (207)
-VESTIGIAL TAIL 3934           7   0  0    83       EVILUTION (422)
-EATS GRASS 3853              17  24  0    78       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMB 3907                    10   5  1    66       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 ZANDER 3440                   9  12  1    64       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 ALDALDON 3913                 9   0  0    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURST APPENDIX 3935           6   1  0    56       EVILUTION (422)
 TREEKILLER 3927               8   4  0    49       BAD APPLES (187)
-MEABEER 3899                  4   3  0    49       GET (419)
-GODGET 3110                   7  10  0    48       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 JONNA THANE 3903             12  10  0    46       BAD APPLES (187)
-BENT 3908                     9   6  0    46       GET (419)
 VANESSA 3483                  9   7  1    44       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 MICHELLE 3458                10  10  1    41       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 TIGER 3895                    3   0  0    36       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CIRITH UNGOL 3842             6   4  0    33       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
 FORLUITHA 3946                4   4  0    33       BAD APPLES (187)
 OCELOT 3894                   3   1  0    33       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
 THORN 3939                    6   5  0    32       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NALENTHU 3909                 2   2  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRESTON 3604                  4   7  2    21       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-RED FILLY 3924                2   8  0    18       REDHORSE (207)
-BARAD-DUR 3832                1   0  0    16       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
-CHIP 3948                     2   1  1    15       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-BLACK RAM 3956                1   0  0    13       REDHORSE (207)
-PREHENSILE TOES 3938          1   0  0    13       EVILUTION (422)
 LION 3915                     1   2  0    10       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
 LYNX 3893                     2   2  0     8       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
-GRAY BISON 3962               0   1  0     1       REDHORSE (207)
-WISDOM TEETH 3937             0   1  0     1       EVILUTION (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUPPY 3916             1  2 0 BLOOD BROTHERS 418    NAIRON 19             406 NONE    
GRAY COLT 3917         1 10 0 REDHORSE 207          VANESSA 3483          403         
WINDSWEPT 3925         2  6 0 REDHORSE 207          PRESTON 3604          402 NOT REVE
AUDREY 3955            0  2 0 REDHORSE 207          CHIP 3948             404         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

JE -- I think it may be a little while before I am in the running for top team again.
It seems like all of my possible good match-ups are sitting out right now. --
Valamond

Toe -- We have got to stop meeting like this!  Isn't there anyone else for you to
fight for the title?  I want to fight someone I can beat for a change. -- Nikala
P.S.  No kidding about the hatchet.  It is very rare for someone to be so effective
with it against my weapons and armor.

All -- This arena needs a kick start to keep from dying out like so many others have
recently.  This was always my favorite arena and I don't want it to die out, so let's
do some recruiting and get some more teams in here before it's too late. -- Valamond,
on behalf of the Rocanis Restoration League (okay, I made that up, but it sounds
kinda cool)

Bent -- I knew a guy named Bent once.  He ran a fort.  Any kin of yours? -- Jonna
Thane

Godget -- Damned tree-hugger!  Don't you understand that trees are Bad?  They hide
the sky, keep the grass from growing, impede free movement, and encourage rootedness.
Anathema! -- Treekiller

Zander -- Ah, skills.  Always glad to see 'em coming my way. -- Forluitha

Aldaldon -- Did your mother stutter? -- Thorn

Godget -- This happens, even to us. -- Jonna Thane

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUPPY was viciously butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TIGER vanquished PRESTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ZANDER demolished JONNA THANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LION was viciously subdued by THORN in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
NIKALA outwaited RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a slow 7 minute Title duel.
ALDALDON devastated FORLUITHA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MICHELLE was handily defeated by TREEKILLER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VANESSA won victory over OCELOT in a 1 minute duel.
NALENTHU vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LYNX lost to MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  4      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  32 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 406 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALDALDON 3913               9   0  0   59 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
WALL OF STEEL    JONNA THANE 3903           12  10  0   46 BAD APPLES (187)
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483                9   7  1   44 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIGER 3895                  3   0  0   36 BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JONNA THANE 3903.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THORN 3939.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZANDER 3440, 
TREEKILLER 3927, TIGER 3895, ALDALDON 3913, VANESSA 3483, NALENTHU 3909, PUPPY 3916, 
PRESTON 3604, OCELOT 3894, and LYNX 3893.

The least popular fighter this week was NIKALA 3443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MICHELLE 3458, FORLUITHA 3946, LION 3915, JONNA THANE 3903, LYNX 3893, 
OCELOT 3894, PRESTON 3604, PUPPY 3916, NALENTHU 3909, and VANESSA 3483.