DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/07/2015    Duedate: 05/20/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              STAMKOS
                               MISSING TEETH (470)
                               (56-4598) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     ZARABETH
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           TREXTRAS (449)
(56-4343) [18-14-0,107]        (56-4295) [6-3-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         40
2. GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)     39      GET (419)
3. MISSING TEETH (470)         30      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        23
5. DRACO (465)                 16      GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)    3   0  0  100   1/ 2 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      7  7 0
 2- 2 CLONE WARS (462)          27  12  1 69.2   2/ 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       6  3 0
 3/ 3 GET (419)                 74  44  1 62.7   3- 3 CLONE WARS (462)          5  5 0
 4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 122  77  7 61.3   4/ 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  5  6 0
 5/ 0 TREXTRAS (449)            30  22  0 57.7   5/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5  8 0
 6/ 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      391 303 24 56.3   6/ 7*MISSING TEETH (470)       4  5 0
 7/ 6 THEM (433)               155 151 12 50.7   7/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)   3  0 0
 8/ 7 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      71  74  2 49.0   8/ 4 THEM (433)                2  5 1
 9- 8 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      404 457 11 46.9   9/ 0*DRACO (465)               1  0 0
10/ 9 MEN OF STEEL (131)       276 321 38 46.2  10- 8 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       1  4 0
11/10*MISSING TEETH (470)        4   5  0 44.4  11/ 0 TREXTRAS (449)            1  4 0
12/ 0*DRACO (465)                3   5  0 37.5  12/10 GET (419)                 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

"Bannok killed Rirorni Mystic, one of my best gladiators, right in front of us. I'm 
not going to sit here with my thumbs up my own a--"

"We've already had our first stable defection," Khel Rojida interrupted Grimwood, the 
manager of the Skull Squadron stable. Khel glanced at an important looking piece of 
paper and sat it to one side of his desk in his office.

"Who?" Grimwood asked, calming down.

"The Middle Way. Jorja is recalling his stable back to Lapur."

"It's a small matter. It was no different before Jhans attacked Rocanis or when the 
Rirorni hordes invaded Alastari," Grimwood replied. "This Bannok only has one-thousand 
Rirorni. A small force compared to the armies Rocanis has repelled before."

"You don't understand. Rocanis was not the same as it was. We lost a generation of 
warriors in those two conflicts alone," Khel said. 

"The gladiators will help bolster Rocanis' defenses like before."

Khel shook his head. "At best Rocanis could muster fifty gladiators. A paltry force 
compared to the two hundred hardened, gladiator veterans Rocanis used to have."

"I'm sure the Lord Protectors of Rocanis would come in a moment's notice, if called."

"If Lady Greywand would allow it. However, we are not there, yet. Let us hope this 
Bannok considers the death of his bride settled and leaves Rocanis in peace," Khel 
said. 

***

"Bannok, our scouts have intercepted a small caravan leaving Rocanis," a 
Rirorni scout said as he entered his command tent on the Rirorni plans.

Bannok dozed on a large detailed rug with several plush pillows. He opened 
his eyes. "How many."

"Two wagons with five gladiators. They were heading north."

"Where are they now?" Bannok asked rubbing the thick, black stubble on his head.

"Waiting your inspection. Their leader calls himself Newton Pyne."

Bannok left his tent, mounted his horse, and followed his scout a short ways. He saw 
the two wagons. Besides supplies, his men were pulling weapon-after-weapon from one 
and mail armor from the other. Together, the armament could easily outfit a platoon. 
The five Rocani gladiators were off to the side, untied, but guarded. They wore scowls 
on their faces.

Newton Pyne said, "Our manager Jorja will not stand for this. When he hears you've 
stopped the Middle Way stable from reaching Lapur, he'll--"

Bannok raised his hand, silencing him. Observing them, he noted each had more than 
their share of scars from the gladiator games. 

Another Rirorni scout rode-up and spoke in Rathiri, the Rirorni native language. "We 
found him."

Bannok saw looks of confusion on the five members of the Middle Way stable. Good, they 
didn't understand their language. "Where has my younger brother gone to?"

"Our infiltrators report that Rao joined a stable in Rocanis and is playing 
gladiator."

"Ah..." Bannok's brow rose. Rao always was trying to prove himself; being the best 
rider, best archer, and the best swordsman. Now, he wants to be a Duelmaster. It 
shouldn't have surprised him that Rao would jump at this opportunity being in 
Alastari. However, he had much on his mind of late and babysitting his overachieving 
little brother wasn't a top priority. However, he cared deeply for his sibling. 
Considering the adversarial nature between him and Rocanis, he was concerned for Rao's 
safety, if the Rocani discovered their relation.

Bannok would use these gladiators as insurance that if Rao was discovered, he wouldn't 
immediate be strung up. For the moment, he'd allow Rao to 'play' in Rocanis as a 
gladiator. He turned to the five Rocani gladiators and said in the Alastarian tongue. 
"Your arrival in Lapur will be delayed, so until your departure, you will remain as my 
guest. Please do not try to escape. It would be considered a dishonor and the 
punishment will be quite severe."

The Rocani grumbled among themselves. Newton Pyne asked, "How long are we to remain 
your 'guests'?"

Bannok replied, "I believe it takes about a year to graduate from a gladiatorial 
arena." 		 	   		  

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in ROCANIS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SERPENTS' HOLD.  Those betting on MEN 
OF STEEL lost their shirt, as MEN OF STEEL lost their fighting abilities:  0-3-0.  
What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to SKULL SQUADRON.  I doubt many are quaking in their boots, 
but GRIZZLED VETERNS! comes out of nowhere to get 3-0-0.  What does the future hold?  
Watch this space...  SKULL SQUADRON had cause to celebrate, after MYTORI PRIEST got 
21 points by beating ZARABETH.  ZARABETH certainly had a baffled expression on hers 
face, after losing to MYTORI PRIEST and losing 15 points in the process!  Can you 
believe it?  MACROS THE BLACK apparently has better things to do as ROCANIS' 
Duelmaster than show up and fight!  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are ROCANIS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in ROCANIS avoid MEN OF STEEL.  
The warriors of MEN OF STEEL found their efforts at combat frustrated as SKULL 
SQUADRON apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous 
for fifteen minutes, and LOCKY is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't MEN 
OF STEEL proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in ROCANIS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ROCANIS, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Grub & Rub Bar and 
Bistro.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACROS THE BLACK 4492        15   4  2   126       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SNAKE BITE 4343              18  14  0   107       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 TAMOON 4360                   8   1  0   107       TREXTRAS (449)
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-NEWTON PYNE 4431             17  23  2    98       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             13  12  0    92       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONDO OHNAKA 4473             7   1  0    90       CLONE WARS (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHSOKA TANO 4471              8   1  1    81       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILMIS VEY 4514               6   1  0    61       CLONE WARS (462)
-ELIN GALLIO 4491             13   9  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-HOUSTON FARMER 4428           8  34  1    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HARBINGER 4561                5   1  0    59       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            5   1  1    45       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 T BONES 4551                  5   1  1    44       THEM (433)
-PANCAKES 4241                 6   3  0    43       GET (419)
 ZARABETH 4295                 6   3  0    37       TREXTRAS (449)
 JOMMY 4539                    8   5  1    36       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA1 4599                      2   1  1    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JOCASTA NU 4470               4   2  0    28       CLONE WARS (462)
 STAMKOS 4598                  2   0  0    27       MISSING TEETH (470)
-GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   9  1    25       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546            3   2  0    24       DRACO (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISAM KORL 4536                3  12  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SLITHER 4616                  1   0  0    17       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 OVECHKIN 4594                 2   0  0    16       MISSING TEETH (470)
 ONE EYE 3578                  2   5  0    15       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 CTHOFUR 4573                  1   0  0    14       GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)
 XYIM 4572                     1   0  0    13       GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)
 ANVIAM 4571                   1   0  0    12       GRIZZLED VETERNS! (466)
 CHANCE 4601                   3   1  0    10       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 RAO 4607                      1   0  0    10       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               1   0  0    10       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 VISITOR 4562                  2   2  0     8       THEM (433)
 LOCKY 4581                    1   5  0     8       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SORA BULQ 4558                1   4  0     7       CLONE WARS (462)
 GREYLOCK 4605                 1   2  0     5       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEABT 1 4606               1   0  0     5       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SERGEANT 7 4565               1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 JOJO KRAKO 4294               0   1  0     3       TREXTRAS (449)
 MARGO 4608                    0   2  0     2       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 6 4613               0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 RED SHIRT #2 4429             0   1  0     1       TREXTRAS (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
001 4617                0  1 0 GET 419              ROKORI KLEE           637  NONE
PENALTY BOX 4 4610      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    MAINAKHA-TE MAST      637  NONE
PENALTY BOX 5 4611      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    HAKKON TAIN           637  NONE
DA1 4615                0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   ARENAMASTER AMEL      637  NONE
SIDEWINDER 4513         1  2 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   T BONES 4551          636   
DATA 2 4469             0  1 0 TREXTRAS 449         ARENAMASTER AMEL      637  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja mgr. of the Middle Way -- I hope your personal reasons for leaving resolve 
themselves quickly.  In the meantime, I hope you don't mind me playing with your 
stable in my team spotlights while you are away. -- Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron

DA1 -- I thought it would be safe to try that weapon on you and tailored my strategy 
to your fighting style.  It had interesting results.  I hope it doesn't send you back 
to the Dark Arena, as  I was impressed you won your original DA fight. -- Harbringer

Macros the Black -- I missed my desperation parries from our last fight.  I told my 
manager not to challenge you again, so I hope you get your invite soon. - Black Steel, 
adding you back to the avoid list.

Greylock -- Yeah, I didn't get DA'ed! -- One Eye, breathing a sigh of relief. 		 	   		  

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

001 was butchered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DATA 2 was murdered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
PENALTY BOX 5 was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PENALTY BOX 4 was assassinated by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
OVECHKIN bested LOCKY in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
STAMKOS overpowered ONE EYE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
SNAKE BITE handily defeated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
TAMOON won victory over BLACK STEEL in a 2 minute duel.
JOMMY was viciously subdued by T BONES in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
ZARABETH was unbelievably bested by MYTORI PRIEST in a popular 5 minute brutal fight.
HARBINGER handily defeated RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IOTA DRACONIS subdued CHANCE in a 2 minute match.
MARGO was devastated by XYIM in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VISITOR was demolished by SLITHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SERGEANT 7 was overcome by ANVIAM in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
GREYLOCK was overpowered by CTHOFUR in a 2 minute uneven struggle.
JOJO KRAKO was handily defeated by SERGEANT 8 in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RAO devastated SERGEANT 6 in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SERGEABT 1 beat RED SHIRT #2 in a 2 minute brutal novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -   7 -  2      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  35 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  18 -  0      10  |

Turn 637 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343            18  14  0  107 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                 8   1  0  107 TREXTRAS (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  HARBINGER 4561              5   1  0   59 SKULL SQUADRON (28)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MYTORI PRIEST 4559          5   1  1   45 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
WALL OF STEEL    T BONES 4551                5   1  1   44 THEM (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE BITE 4343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZARABETH 4295.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOCKY 4581, TAMOON 4360, 
XYIM 4572, STAMKOS 4598, SNAKE BITE 4343, T BONES 4551, HARBINGER 4561, IOTA DRACONIS 
4546, SLITHER 4616, and SERGEANT 7 4565.

The least popular fighter this week was JOJO KRAKO 4294.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE EYE 3578, PENALTY BOX 4 4610, PENALTY BOX 5 4611, DATA 2 4469, DA1 
4615, RED SHIRT #2 4429, SERGEANT 6 4613, SERGEANT 8 4614, VISITOR 4562, and MARGO 
4608.