DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2015    Duedate: 01/14/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-628

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JIMMY THE HAND
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4419) [17-22-4,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JIMMY THE HAND                 POSITION IS EMPTY
MEN OF STEEL (131)             
(56-4419) [17-22-4,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 2                     SERGEANT 5
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4407) [21-17-1,91]         (56-4497) [10-3-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF STEEL (131)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          24
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    18      SATAN'S BLADES (460)
3. SATAN'S BLADES (460)         9      Unchartered Team
4. GET (419)                    4
5. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          1      THE JETSONS (84)

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)      11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)       10  4 3
 2- 3*CLONE WARS (462)          10   4  1 71.4   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  7  5 0
 3/ 4 GET (419)                 73  40  1 64.6   3- 3*CLONE WARS (462)          4  1 0
 4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 110  63  7 63.6   4/ 6 GET (419)                 2  0 0
 5/ 6 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      373 293 22 56.0   5- 4 THEM (433)                2  3 0
 6- 7 THEM (433)               145 143 11 50.3   6/ 8 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      1  2 0
 7- 8 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      395 436 10 47.5   7- 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       1  4 0
 8/ 9 MEN OF STEEL (131)       257 300 36 46.1   8- 9*DRACO (465)               0  2 0
 9-10*DRACO (465)                2   5  0 28.6   9/10 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       0  2 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

     Late in the evening, General Pol and what remained of his army, a Mytori Priest
and a Rirorni Mystic, finally saw the peak of Spirit Ridge, the first landmark to
tell weary travelers they were near Rocanis.  Pol knew that traditionally, Rocani
buried their most honored dead on the top of the ridge, so the Rocani tribes settled
near where their ancestors might watch over and protect Rocanis.  However, as the
Rocani were a superstitious people, they didn't build their settlement too close to
Spirit Ridge, fearing it might disturb the resting souls in Ahringol's realm, the
land of the dead.  Bah, thought Pol.  Dead was dead.  More likely, parents told
children ghostly tales of grave robbers meeting an untimely end on the Spirit Ridge,
likely to keep them from wandering off and falling prey to wildlife predators.
     The trio hadn't eaten much of anything for the past week traveling from the
Rirorni plains to the only city that wouldn't kill them on sight, or at least Pol
hoped.  He had been duped by the Free Blade Merchant guild to do their dirty work and
remove a stubborn Duelmaster, so profits could be restored.  While succeeding, there
was something else going on, but before could learn the truth, the arena manager,
Khel Rojida had given him an invite to the Isle of the Eye, to get rid of him.
     Approaching Rocanis, a group of mounted Rocani intercepted them.  They kept
their distance, but two sped ahead towards the city.  Obviously, to announce his
return.  He was a former Duelmaster of Rocanis after all and now an Alastarian Lord
Protector.  The first Rirorni Warlord Lord Protector, as far as he knew.
     Approaching the cities gates, Pol assumed correctly, as there was party of a
dozen Rocani waiting for them.  Including the arena master himself, Khel Rojida.  He
was bald except for a fringe of short grayish hair on the sides and back of his head,
and a neatly trimmed beard.  He wore a full-length dusty beige tunic with upturned
oversized cuffs and loose-fitting, oversized linen trousers with a gold sash around
his waist.
     "Like a bad turn, you keep showing up General Pol," Khel said folding his arms
across his chest.
     "Is that how you greet a returning Duelmaster of Rocanis?" Pol asked.
     "You are no longer Duelmaster."
     "But I'm still a gladiator," Pol replied.
     "Perhaps, but not in this city.  Your place is on the Isle of the Eye, or did
Lady Greywand already send you packing for the Rirorni atrocities and war crimes?"
     "Alleged."
     Khel sighed, "I have more important things to deal with then spar words with
you.  What do you want?"
     "I'm returning to my stable with new recruits."  Pol motioned to his Mytori
Priest and Rirorni Mystic.  He cringed.  They were in rough shape and didn't pass as
gladiator talent heading for anywhere except the dark arena.
     "Oh, I see.  What stable are you referring to?"
     "My old stable, Skull Squadron."
     "Skull Squadron?" Khel echoed.  "So you are the manager now?"
     " Yes."
     Khel scratched his beard and said, "Last I remember, Grimwood was the manager of
Skull Squadron, not you, General."
     "He's not here.  He put me in charge, so until he returns..." Pol's voice
trailed off as a Rocani he recognized from his past emerge from the crowd.
     The Rocani was in his late thirties and had plaited his long, coarse black hair
into three thick, staggered braids with round silver holders clasped at the base and
end.  He had braided his goatee into several thick strands with a bronze clip
fastening the ends together.  He wore an off-white pullover outfit with a design of
two stags facing each other.  It was Grimwood, the manager of Skull Squadron.
     Grimwood cleared his throat.  "General Pol, it's been a long time.  If memory
serves, last time it was on opposite sides of the battlefield during the Rirorni
War."  Grimwood walked past him and looked over his two companions.
     "There is much said and done during war that--"
     Grimwood interrupted, "Perhaps, but I do not remember saying you were acting
manager, or even a member of Skull Squadron while I was away."
     Pol quietly growled under his breath.  Any claim he had being a gladiator of the
Skull Squadron was in paperwork only, drafted by the Free Blade Merchant Guild.  He
story wouldn't hold any water with the actual manager standing before him.  There was
one last card he could play.
     Khel Rojida stepped forward and said, "Throw these Rirorni--"
     Pol interrupted and said quickly, "I ask for Dua.  Protection from my enemies."
     Murmurs erupted from the Rocani.
     After a few moment, Khel said, "You are no Rocani, you can't--"
     "I'll grant Dua," Grimwood said.
     Pol smiled and motioned for his two companions towards Grimwood.
     Khel grabbed Grimwood;s arm.  "What are you doing?  He's a Rirorni.  His kind
almost destroyed this city ten years ago.  How many friends did you lose in the war
to this warmonger?"
     "I have not forgotten.  However, these two were nothing but kids at that time.
They were not part of the horde that invaded Alastari.  I will take them into my
stable, feed and train them.  I will also grant Dua to any other Rirorni that comes
to Rocanis," Grimwood said and motioned them through the Rocani.
     "However, the same can not be said for you, General Pol," Grimwood said as Pol
attempted to follow.  "You have deceived this city and are not welcome here.  If it
wasn't for you claim for Dua, I'd have you killed where you stand.  Go back to your
empire or go to the Isle of the Eye.  I care not, but you are no longer welcome in
Rocanis."
     Pol's men looked back at him.  He nodded giving approval to stay.  There was no
point having them come with him.  He couldn't go back to the Rirorni Empire, but by
right he did have a place on the Isle of the Eye as a Lord Protector.  He thought it
ironic that he fought bitterly against them during the Rirorni War, but now he was
going to become one.
     "I won't apologize for the war, but I do ask for my horse to be fed and
watered," Pol said.
     Khel Rojida said, "Get him a fresh horse and get him out of here.  If you are
found this side of Spirit Ridge again, you'll be buried on top of it.  Is my point
understood?"
     Pol nodded.  "Clearly."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ROCANIS.  MVP award for SERGEANT 6?  MEDAL 
OF HONOR A11's proud of him after beating ROCANI TURNCOAT and getting 17 points.  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think JIMMY THE HAND should let 
SERGEANT 2 be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MEDAL OF HONOR A11 was the most avoided team.  Is a 110-63-7 record 
really that scary?  I don't know what GET's been doing.  They certainly haven't been 
accepting many fights from MEDAL OF HONOR A11, that's fer sher.   
     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 a bummer!  SERGEANT 5 got wasted by 
MACROS THE BLACK!  But with a 7-8-1, I guess MEDAL OF HONOR A11 aren't too bummed.  I 
see SERGEANT 5 got killed by MACROS THE BLACK of MEN OF STEEL.  Now I want to see 
some serious Bloodfeud action out there!  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419          17  22  4   105       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        10   1  2   103       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-NEWTON PYNE 4431             15  19  1    96       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407              21  17  1    91       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 6 4498               8   5  0    84       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SERGEANT 5 4497              10   3  0    80       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 THE SCYTHE 4456              11   3  0    79       SATAN'S BLADES (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK STEEL 3469             10   9  0    59       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANCAKES 4241                 5   1  0    52       GET (419)
-HOUSTON FARMER 4428           7  29  1    51       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   3  1    38       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-AHSOKA TANO 4471              3   0  1    37       CLONE WARS (462)
-ELIN GALLIO 4491              9   7  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 KASPAR 4538                   5   3  1    34       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONDO OHNAKA 4473             2   0  0    30       CLONE WARS (462)
-JOCASTA NU 4470               3   1  0    25       CLONE WARS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUGS 4533                     1   0  0    23       THEM (433)
 JOMMY 4539                    2   2  1    18       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SILMIS VEY 4514               1   0  0    17       CLONE WARS (462)
-ONE EYE 3578                  1   1  0    15       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-ROO 4557                      1   0  0    13       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-ISAM KORL 4536                1   8  1    12       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-IOTA DRACONIS 4546            2   2  0     8       DRACO (465)
-T BONES 4551                  1   1  0     5       THEM (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TROCARAN DESERTE        0  0 0                      JOMMY 4539            628  NONE
SERGEANT 5 4490         7  8 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 MACROS THE BLACK 4492 628   
STEEL WEAVER 3468      10  8 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28    JIMMY THE HAND 4419   625   
SHADOWS 4532            2  1 0 THEM 433             KASPAR 4538           626   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rocanis -- I apologize in advance to all the Initiates.  Four in my stable are
basically starting fresh again.  I look forward to crossing swords on the sands. --
Grimwood mgr. Skull Squadron.

Jimmy the Hand -- While I don't think I'll succeed, I have to try and avenge Steel
Weaver. -- Black Steel.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JIMMY THE HAND unbelievably bested SERGEANT 2 in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
MACROS THE BLACK murdered SERGEANT 5 in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
SERGEANT 5 viciously subdued RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 4 minute gory contest.
THE SCYTHE overpowered BLACK STEEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SERGEANT 6 devastated ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PANCAKES bested KASPAR in a 2 minute match.
JOMMY delivered the death blow upon TROCARAN DESERTER in a 2 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  3      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  25 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 628 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 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      10   1  2  103 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4407            21  17  1   91 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497            10   3  0   80 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANCAKES 4241               5   1  0   52 GET (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASPAR 4538                 5   3  1   34 MEN OF STEEL (131)
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 SERGEANT 5 4497.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 2 4407, 
MACROS THE BLACK 4492, THE SCYTHE 4456, PANCAKES 4241, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, SERGEANT 
6 4498, KASPAR 4538, SERGEANT 5 4490, BLACK STEEL 3469, and JOMMY 4539.

The least popular fighter this week was JOMMY 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACK STEEL 3469, SERGEANT 5 4490, KASPAR 4538, SERGEANT 6 4498, JIMMY 
THE HAND 4419, PANCAKES 4241, THE SCYTHE 4456, MACROS THE BLACK 4492, SERGEANT 2 
4407, and SERGEANT 5 4497.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JIMMY THE HAND (56-4419) MEN OF STEEL (131)