DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2015    Duedate: 02/11/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-630

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SCYTHE
SATAN'S BLADES (460)
(56-4456) [13-3-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SCYTHE                     LOVING IT
SATAN'S BLADES (460)           FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
(56-4456) [13-3-0,112]         (56-4440) [3-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 2                     SERGEANT 5
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4407) [22-17-1,104]        (56-4497) [11-3-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF STEEL (131)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         43
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    20      SATAN'S BLADES (460)
3. SATAN'S BLADES (460)        14      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         13
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)           9      FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      13   3  0 81.3   1/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)       10  4 3
 2- 2 GET (419)                 73  40  1 64.6   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  4  3 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 112  64  7 63.6   3/ 3 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      3  0 0
 4/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      376 295 23 56.0   4/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       3  2 0
 5/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     4   4  0 50.0   5/ 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       3  3 1
 6/ 0*WENSINWASIN MI (410)       1   1  0 50.0   6- 4 GET (419)                 1  0 0
 7/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      398 438 10 47.6   7/ 0*WENSINWASIN MI (410)      0  1 0
 8/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       264 303 37 46.6   8/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    0  1 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

     Grimwood watched his three new Rirorni gladiators, but more accurately
teenagers, playing on the plains just outside of Rocanis.  Khel Rojida, the arena
manager, had ask him to take a looking to the matter of some rabid gophers being
reported by Kaspar of Men of Steel that he had to fight off last turn.  Grimwood
thought it might be good to take them out of the city, burn some energy, and try to
make them forget the recent past where they were part of General Pol's army, which
his adversaries crushed out on the Rirorni plains.
     "Morning, Khel indicated you were out here with the gang," Corg said, joining
his manager, stretching, which went into a tired yawn.
     "Ah, Lord Protector Corg, it's almost noon.  Isn't this a little early for you?"
Grimwood remarked.
     "There was a less emphasis on drinking and more on sleeping last night," Corg
replied with a sheepish grin.
     "Yes, I saw you were very sociable with a particularly new lady friend at
Mylar's.  What's her name?"
     "Blossom."
     "Wasn't that the other woman's name you spent so much time with in Malcorn?"
Grimwood asked.
     "Yes, it's a nickname I use.  It makes things easier, and less awkward, if I
meet them between cities.  I've always been terrible with names."
     "You are aware that many fathers are not so forgiving if you make it a habit of
picking their blossom flowers over and over, instead of settling down and planting
your own garden."
     "Ah, but a Lord Protector has already made an oath to his duty.  A Protector is
always on the road on a never ending quest to protect Alastari from harm.  As danger
is his eternal companion and the good people of Alastri his children," Corg said with
great fanfare.
     "I always wondered, if you or Rocanis was fuller of horse manure.  I think you
just confirmed the answer," Grimwood commented.
     "I'd be offended, if it wasn't true," Corg said smiling.  "Besides, as far as
the Blossoms are concerned, the ways of the Lord Protectors are shrouded mystery.  It
keeps the relationships simple."
     "Just giving you fair warning," Grimwood commented.
     Corg raised his hands as if saying, I know.  "So, what are the kids up to?"
     "Looking for rabid gophers."
     "I heard Kaspar had a spot of bother last turn," Corg said stretching out some
stiffness.  "It looks like the Mytori Priest and Rirorni Mystic are getting along
pretty well."
     Grimwood watched as the boy and girl giggled and laugh as they leapt for gophers
popping their heads up from the ground and then quickly retreated as the youngsters
approached.  However, all the noise they generated gave the creatures enough warning
to where the Rirorni were at all times.  The third Rirorni teenager, Harbinger, sat
off to the side picking at the dry grass and crushing dirt clods pushed up from the
gopher holes.  She occasionally looked at her comrades, and then went back to
scratching at the earth.
     "I see the newest addition hasn't fit in with the group yet," Grimwood said.
"Has she said her name yet?"
     "No, the others have tried, but she excludes herself and won't give her name."
     "Why?"
     Corg pointed.  "Mystic said she was born under the sign of the Harbinger.  It's
apparently a very bad omen in the Rirorni culture."
     "Harbinger?  That's nonsense.  A harbinger could easily issue in a good era.
Besides, it's not like we have a choice when we are born."
     "True, but you know how superstitious the Rirorni are," Corg said.
     Grimwood nodded.  "So, she continues to go by the name Harbinger?"
     "Aye."
     Grimwood noticed several puffs of dust rise from the gopher holes and the two
Rirorni giving chase sighed and said at the same time.  "Oh, they left."
     Corg called out.  "Are you surprised?  You two make more noise than a tribe of
Shrewish Giants moving through a forest."
     Grimwood saw a single, abnormally large gopher crawl up from the ground.  The
two Rirorni started to move towards it, but stopped.  Something instinctual told
Grimwood's mind that something wasn't right about the creature.  A guttural growl
came from the gopher and its head and front leg twitched in a spasm.  Everyone froze.
     "Back away--slowly," Corg said drawing his epee.
     The Mytori Priest and Mystic looked from the gopher, to their weapons a good
thirty paces away, and back.  The rabid gopher leapt at the two Rirorni.
     "Run!" Corg yelled as he charged the feral creature.
     Corg was too far away, the rabid animal was going to reach the Rirorni first.
If bitten it would be an excruciating death sentence.
     The Rirorni Mystic screamed as the creature lunged at her back leg.
     Grimwood saw a flash of steel as a dagger embedded into the creature.  It
convulsed violently, mortally wounded.  He followed the path of the missile weapon.
Harbinger had another dagger in her hand, but lowered it realizing her throw had hit
home.
     The other two Rirorni had reached their weapons and turned to face the animal,
then realized what happened.
     They all approached the rabid gopher cautiously, as it lay struggling and
impaled to the ground by Harbinger's dagger.
     Harbinger stared at the creature and said, "Put it out of its misery."  She then
started walking back towards the gates of Rocanis.
     Corg mercifully finished off the rabid gopher with his epee, as Grimwood
commented, "Make sure she uses a dagger in her first arena fight."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  RIRORNI MYSTIC caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE and was 
awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SERGEANT 
2 put down NEWTON PYNE, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  
Not for nothing has THE SCYTHE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that 
if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 
or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ROCANIS, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is MEN OF STEEL, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MEN OF STEEL.  Indeed it was SKULL 
SQUADRON.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ROCANIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 THE SCYTHE 4456              13   3  0   112       SATAN'S BLADES (460)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407              22  17  1   104       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        11   2  2    97       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 5 4497              11   3  0    91       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             15  20  1    84       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 6 4498               8   6  0    80       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           8  29  1    66       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             10  10  0    60       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 KASPAR 4538                   7   3  1    57       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PANCAKES 4241                 5   1  0    52       GET (419)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491             10   7  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   4  1    32       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 JOMMY 4539                    4   2  1    29       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 LOVING IT 4440                3   1  0    29       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 ROO 4557                      3   0  1    26       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISAM KORL 4536                2   8  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MS STALGIA 3840               1   1  0    20       WENSINWASIN MI (410)
 RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560           1   0  0    20       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 ONE EYE 3578                  1   2  0    14       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-WASSUP 4437                   1   0  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 HARBINGER 4561                1   0  0    13       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            1   0  1    10       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ARCHER          0  0 0                      MYTORI PRIEST 4559    630  NONE
SERGEANT 5 4490         7  8 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 MACROS THE BLACK 4492 628   
DA1 4569                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     HAKKON TAIN           630  NONE
SHADOWS 4532            2  1 0 THEM 433             KASPAR 4538           626  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"I am the bringer of darkness.  I am the bringer of light.  Even the oracles are
uncertain of which, until the hour is too late." -- Excerpt from the Chronicles of
the Harbinger.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE SCYTHE bested MACROS THE BLACK in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
NEWTON PYNE was demolished by SERGEANT 2 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SERGEANT 6 was bested by RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
SERGEANT 5 savagely defeated RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a 3 minute competition.
BLACK STEEL was overpowered by HOUSTON FARMER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ELIN GALLIO bested LOVING IT in a popular 1 minute competition.
GILBERT IRDAN was handily defeated by KASPAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JOMMY unbelievably bested MS STALGIA in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
ISAM KORL vanquished RIRORNI LOOTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ROO luckily beat ONE EYE in a popular 1 minute brutal novice's melee.
RIRORNI MYSTIC demolished MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HARBINGER devastated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MYTORI PRIEST delivered the death blow upon RIRORNI ARCHER in a 3 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  3      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  21 -  4      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 630 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SCYTHE 4456            13   3  0  112 SATAN'S BLADES (460)
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      11   2  2   97 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497            11   3  0   91 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASPAR 4538                 7   3  1   57 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 MS STALGIA 3840, THE 
SCYTHE 4456, SERGEANT 6 4498, KASPAR 4538, ISAM KORL 4536, ONE EYE 3578, MYTORI 
PRIEST 4559, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, ELIN GALLIO 4491, and LOVING IT 4440.

The least popular fighter this week was GILBERT IRDAN 4541.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK STEEL 3469, NEWTON PYNE 4431, DA1 4569, SERGEANT 2 4407, 
MACROS THE BLACK 4492, HARBINGER 4561, RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560, ROO 4557, JOMMY 4539, and 
LOVING IT 4440.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE LITTLE ONE 1432 (241-278-4)        3  3  0         STAR GUARDIANS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWILIGHT ZONE 1694 (70-54-1)           3  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         
SONIC 1695 (64-50-2)                   1  4  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHEN SHUGAR 1867 (59-67-5)            0  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POW! 4170 (10-1-0)                     2  2  0         THEM                 
KULGAN 4268 (39-49-3)                  2  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         
KALDOR 2134 (39-36-1)                  1  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ERIK 3399 (47-73-0)                    1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRINTS OF WHALES 4289 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         PICTURE THIS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MACROS THE BLACK 4492 (11-1-2)         1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUGS 4533 (1-0-0)                      2  3  0         THEM                 
WASSUP 4437 (1-0-0)                    0  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCKY 3 4012 (0-0-0)                   1  2  0  DEAD   WHATEVER             

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI