DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2014    Duedate: 12/31/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-627

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JIMMY THE HAND
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4419) [16-22-4,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JIMMY THE HAND                 POSITION IS EMPTY
MEN OF STEEL (131)             
(56-4419) [16-22-4,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 2                     SERGEANT 5
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4407) [21-16-1,93]         (56-4497) [9-3-0,75]

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)          33
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    24      SATAN'S BLADES (460)
3. CLONE WARS (462)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   0
5. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          0      DOKTORS FOR 'BOB' (13)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   12   3  0 80.0   1/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)       10  5 2
 2/ 1 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      10   3  0 76.9   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  7  5 0
 3- 3*CLONE WARS (462)          10   4  1 71.4   3- 3*CLONE WARS (462)          4  1 0
 4- 4 GET (419)                 72  40  1 64.3   4- 4 THEM (433)                4  4 0
 5/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 108  61  7 63.9   5- 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       3  7 0
 6- 6 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      373 292 22 56.1   6- 6 GET (419)                 1  1 0
 7- 7 THEM (433)               145 143 11 50.3   7-10 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   1  2 0
 8- 8 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      395 436 10 47.5   8/ 9 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      1  2 0
 9/ 9 MEN OF STEEL (131)       254 299 34 45.9   9- 8*DRACO (465)               1  3 0
10-10*DRACO (465)                2   5  0 28.6  10- 7 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

     General Pol of Skull Squadron had been riding hard and fast from Rocanis through
the Rirorni plains to rejoin his brethren on the field.  After assessing the
situation, he planned on riding his forces back to Rocanis and if necessary, burn it
to the ground to find those two Free Blade Merchant Guild scum.  Remembering his Dark
Arena fight against the Shrewish Giant, Rokori Klee, every Shrew he found, he'd place
their head on a pike just out of spite.  He was angry and as the saying goes, "Be
wary of the vengeful Rirorni."
     It took almost a week to travel to their hidden garrisons on the plains, nestled
in a valley and away from prying eyes.  He didn't doubt that even Shelia Greywand
would have difficulty finding their location.
     Dawn was beginning to break when he saw two hooded figures supporting each other
in the distance leading two horses.  He was close to his camp, but these didn't
appear to be his lookouts, as they weren't on horseback.  He drew his great sword and
prodded his mount in their direction.
     As he approached their fur armor indicated they were Rirorni, but something
didn't fit.  All members of his militia rode.  They couldn't be from a rival Rirorni
clan, as they didn't have a clue to their location.  They were too far from any city,
Alastarian or Rirorni, to be civilians.
     "Identify yourselves, quickly," General Pol commanded.
     Between them the two only held a curved Rirorni dagger for protection.
     "By the Gods of the Plains, General Pol?" a man's voice asked.
     "Who are you?"
     "My General, don't you recognize us?" the second individual answered in a
woman's voice.  They removed their hoods.
     Their faces were covered in ash.  The man held a symbol of a blazing sun divided
by a clenched iron fist.  The upper half of the sun was solid with metal flames
roaring outwards, while the bottom of the sun was hollow with flames diminished.  Pol
recognized the symbol as that of a priest who did the bidding of Mytori, the Iron
Hand.  The Rirorni God of War.  It was his Mytori Priest from the camp.  While he
didn't consider himself religious, it was always a good idea to keep in that god in
one's graces.  The woman wore soot covered white robes with layers of intricate
patterns.  It was his army's Mystic.
     "What are you doing out here?  Where are the rest of my men?" Pol asked.
     "Gone," answered the Rirorni Mystic looking away.
     "I have no time for games, woman.  Where did they go?"
     "Sir, they are all dead--our camp burned and destroyed," the Mytori Priest
answered.
     "What?  That can't be how?" Pol asked, and then in the morning sun saw billows
of smoke in the far distance; where his army would have been camped.
     "We were attacked by three different clans all at once.  They were united and
struck as one against us.  We fought but their numbers overwhelmed us.  I don't know
how many beside us were able to escape," the Mytori Priest answered.
     "Impossible, this place was known to no one..." Pol's voice trailed off.  He
remembered, there were two who did know; the Free Blade Merchant Guild.  He was the
cause of his own army's destruction.  All feeling drained away in an instant.
Emptiness filled his body, but then rage began to swell in the void.  He welcomed it.
     "I'll make them pay," Pol said quietly then shouted, "I'll make them all pay!"
     "Sir, what do we do now?  There isn't a friendly Rirorni city within two weeks'
travel."
     Pol's soldiers were dead.  His enemies were all around.  There were no friendly
Rirorni settlements.  He had nothing but his horse and his sword.  While he had those
things, vengeance was still possible.  Revenge was a long road and for now, he needed
to find shelter for all of them.
     "We head north."
     "Into Alastari?  We have more enemies there than we do in the Rirorni Empire,"
the Mytori Priest said with concern.
     "There is one place where we might find shelter."
     "Where?" asked the Rirorni Mystic.
     "The Free Blade city of Rocanis."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR A11 was 
unseated this week as MEN OF STEEL moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week GRIZZLED VETERANS went 0-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 5-0-0 record which MEN OF STEEL managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  SERGEANT 2 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE 
SCYTHE and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, SERGEANT 2 put down THE SCYTHE, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition 
in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, NEWTON PYNE 
has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of JIMMY THE 
HAND, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ROCANIS seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ROCANIS these days is SATAN'S BLADES.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of MEN OF STEEL are catching the 
bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419          16  22  4    99       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEWTON PYNE 4431             15  19  1    96       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SERGEANT 2 4407              21  16  1    93       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492         9   1  1    89       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 5 4497               9   3  0    75       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 THE SCYTHE 4456              10   3  0    70       SATAN'S BLADES (460)
 SERGEANT 6 4498               7   5  0    67       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 5 4490               7   7  1    66       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-BLACK STEEL 3469             10   8  0    58       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOUSTON FARMER 4428           7  29  1    51       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-PANCAKES 4241                 4   1  0    48       GET (419)
-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   2  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)
-SILMIS VEY 4514               1   0  0    17       CLONE WARS (462)
-ONE EYE 3578                  1   1  0    15       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                    1   2  0    14       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 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?
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

Clone Wars -- Welcome back to Rocanis.  Love the show! -- Grimwood, mgr. Skull
Squadron

Seventeen fights today, and it seems to us that we might reasonably take a vacation
now, go south for a while and lie around in the (leaf-filtered) sunlight.  Besides, I
made duelmaster and can go out on a high note, assuming the Commission agrees to let
us shut down.  Besides further, all four of my teammates seem to have lost, and they
want to go drown their sorrows, you know? -- Newton Pyne

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE SCYTHE was devastated by SERGEANT 2 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JIMMY THE HAND vanquished SERGEANT 6 in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
MACROS THE BLACK subdued SERGEANT 5 in a 2 minute fight.
SERGEANT 5 viciously subdued RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
KASPAR overpowered RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JOMMY bested RIRORNI LOOTER in a 2 minute duel.
ROO overpowered RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  3      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  28 -  3      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 627 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4407            21  16  1   93 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492       9   1  1   89 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497             9   3  0   75 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASPAR 4538                 5   2  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 MACROS THE BLACK 4492, 
SERGEANT 6 4498, SERGEANT 5 4490, SERGEANT 2 4407, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, KASPAR 4538, 
THE SCYTHE 4456, ROO 4557, JOMMY 4539, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JOMMY 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROO 4557, THE SCYTHE 4456, KASPAR 4538, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, SERGEANT 2 
4407, SERGEANT 5 4490, SERGEANT 6 4498, MACROS THE BLACK 4492, SERGEANT 5 4497, 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. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes