DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2009    Duedate: 01/21/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOSSIE ROCKTROLL
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3549) [13-9-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOSSIE ROCKTROLL               SPLAT
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         THEM (433)
(56-3549) [13-9-1,113]         (56-4070) [6-1-1,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOSSIE ROCKTROLL               MOSSIE ROCKTROLL
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3549) [13-9-1,113]         (56-3549) [13-9-1,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      52
2. THEM (433)                  39      MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
3. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)      0      Unchartered Team
4. SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)      0
5. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         -7      THEM (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)    4   2  1 66.7   1/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    8  2 3
 2- 2 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  362 249 19 59.2   2/ 4*THEM (433)                5  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       41  34  0 54.7   3- 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)   4  1 0
 4/ 5 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   295 255 23 53.6   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       4 11 0
 5/ 6*THEM (433)                13  19  3 40.6   5- 5*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)   2  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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Splat -- Wow, you DID go splat!  It isn't often that an opponent 
lives up to a name like that.  Good work. -- Charlie Eksa

The Codfather -- Euwh, fish.  I've got a fish-phobia.  What would 
that be, icthyophobia?  Whatever, I've got it. -- Dililah Frann
P.S.  I think it's because fish don't have hair.  I never trust 
anyone without hair.
P.P.S.  Cool name, though.

Twig Lite Zone -- Well done!  Now it's YOUR turn to write (or not 
write) a column. -- Ellyn Grune

Purple Kitten -- Oh, gods, I did NOT need this today. -- Ghost of Dandy Frew

Airslicer Dan -- Damn, you aren't supposed to slice the air I'm 
actually breathing right that minute!  At least, I hope you're not 
supposed to. -- Abelinda Chase

Our congratulations to Twig Lite Zone. -- Jorja and the Middle Way
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                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

All Hail Rocanis!  Greatest arena in all the land!

Great fights last turn, hope for even better this turn.  Best of luck on the sands--
'less it's vs. mine, of course.

                        Banthius, mgr. Inconsistent Fury

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 
was unseated this week as INCONSISTENT FURY moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-2 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-2 record which 
INCONSISTENT FURY managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will 
draw challengers!  MOSSIE ROCKTROLL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested ELLYN GRUNE and was awarded 30 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SPLAT put down DILILAH FRANN, 
causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon 
the will of others, Duelmaster TWIG LITE ZONE Dark Arena Challenged MAINAKHA-TE 
MASTER last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although MAINAKHA-TE 
MASTER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
TWIG LITE ZONE.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  ROCANIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is INCONSISTENT FURY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of THEM are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  ABELINDA CHASE take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in ROCANIS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  TWIG LITE ZONE has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of 
his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  Perhaps even the 
strong cannot escape the vagaries of this world.  This week arena veteran ELLYN GRUNE 
was slain, despite a 11-4-0 record.  Walk proud, warriors of MIDDLE WAY 20!  By 
striking down PURPLE KITTEN you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is 
known to all in ROCANIS.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ROCANIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549        13   9  1   113       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE EKSA 4110             9   6  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-TRITUS 4036                  13   9  0    75       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RETIARIUS 4082                8   2  0    65       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 PURPLE KITTEN 4067            9   3  1    58       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIRSLICER DAN 4093            6   2  1    53       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 SPLAT 4070                    6   1  1    53       THEM (433)
-THE CODFATHER 4059            4   2  1    53       SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)
 DILILAH FRANN 4109            7   8  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAM 4094                     3   2  1    31       THEM (433)
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105           7   8  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURY KNIGHT 4103              3   0  0    22       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-GWEN 4104                     3   0  0    21       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 CRASH 4116                    1   0  0    20       THEM (433)
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112           1   2  0    12       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-OVERHAUL 4100                 1   4  0     7       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 EBRIA GANNET 4119             0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLOUD SURFER KYL 4098   2  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 SLAM 4094             468  REVENGED
DANDY FREW 4106         3  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    PURPLE KITTEN 4067    471  JUST REVENGED
ELLYN GRUNE 4108       11  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549 472   
VERMIN 4118             1  1 0 THEM 433             TABAR THE KNIFE       472  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Splat -- Wow, you DID go splat!  It isn't often that an opponent lives up to a name
like that.  Good work. -- Charlie Eksa

The Codfather -- Euwh, fish.  I've got a fish-phobia.  What would that be,
icthyophobia?  Whatever, I've got it. -- Dililah Frann
P.S.  I think it's because fish don't have hair.  I never trust anyone without hair.
P.P.S.  Cool name, though.

Twig Lite Zone -- Well done!  Now it's YOUR turn to write (or not write) a column. --
Ellyn Grune

Purple Kitten -- Oh, gods, I did NOT need this today. -- Ghost of Dandy Frew

Airslicer Dan -- Damn, you aren't supposed to slice the air I'm actually breathing
right that minute!  At least, I hope you're not supposed to. -- Abelinda Chase

Our congratulations to Twig Lite Zone. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Abelonda Chase -- *big smiles* You got some great luck that time. *big smiles* --
Airslicer Oar

Slam -- Ah Bloodfued resolved. -- MAggie Rocktroll

Middle Way 20 -- That was closer than it looked; sorry 'bout your loss. -- Purple
Kitten

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWIG LITE ZONE delivered the death blow upon MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 3 minute fight.
VERMIN was slaughtered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MOSSIE ROCKTROLL slew ELLYN GRUNE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
SPLAT overpowered DILILAH FRANN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SLAM slimly won victory over ABELINDA CHASE in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CHARLIE EKSA viciously subdued PURPLE KITTEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
AIRSLICER DAN defeated RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
RIA ROSEDANCER vanquished EBRIA GANNET in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CRASH overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  19 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 472 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549      13   9  1  113 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLIE EKSA 4110           9   6  0   79 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
AIMED BLOW       PURPLE KITTEN 4067          9   3  1   58 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   SPLAT 4070                  6   1  1   53 THEM (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
ABELINDA CHASE 4105, CHARLIE EKSA 4110, ELLYN GRUNE 4108, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, RIA 
ROSEDANCER 4112, SPLAT 4070, CRASH 4116, VERMIN 4118, SLAM 4094, and PURPLE KITTEN 
4067.

The least popular fighter this week was EBRIA GANNET 4119.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DILILAH FRANN 4109, PURPLE KITTEN 4067, SLAM 4094, VERMIN 4118, 
CRASH 4116, SPLAT 4070, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, ELLYN GRUNE 4108, 
and CHARLIE EKSA 4110.

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

TWIG LITE ZONE (56-3537) INCONSISTENT FURY (20)