DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2015    Duedate: 07/29/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HONDO OHNAKA
CLONE WARS (462)
(56-4473) [11-2-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HONDO OHNAKA                   PRINTS OF WHALES
CLONE WARS (462)               PICTURE THIS (448)
(56-4473) [11-2-0,128]         (56-4289) [2-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACROS THE BLACK               BLACK STEEL
MEN OF STEEL (131)             SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4492) [15-5-2,92]          (56-3469) [14-16-0,78]

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)         26
2. DRACO (465)                  6      CLONE WARS (462)
3. PICTURE THIS (448)           4      Unchartered Team
4. CLONE WARS (462)             2
5. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)     0      PICTURE THIS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*PICTURE THIS (448)         2   0  0  100   1/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  3 0
 2- 1*WHATEVER (428)             1   0  0  100   2/ 2 CLONE WARS (462)          5  8 0
 3- 3*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)   9   2  0 81.8   3/ 6 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       5  9 0
 4- 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)       7   3  0 70.0   4- 4*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  3  1 0
 5/ 5 CLONE WARS (462)          38  23  1 62.3   5/ 9*PICTURE THIS (448)        2  0 0
 6- 6 GET (419)                 74  45  1 62.2   6- 5*MISSING TEETH (470)       2  1 0
 7/ 7 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      401 317 24 55.8   7/ 8 DRACO (465)               2  1 0
 8- 8 TREXTRAS (449)            34  29  0 54.0   8- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      2  3 0
 9- 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      75  76  3 49.7   9- 7 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      1  0 0
10/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)       284 328 38 46.4  10-10 TREXTRAS (449)            1  2 0
11/12 DRACO (465)                6   7  0 46.2  11-11 GET (419)                 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

                           Team Spotlight -- Skull Squadron
                                     by Grimwood
 
     The innkeeper behind the bar called out to Grimwood, manager of the Skull 
Squadron stable, "Welcome to Mylar's!" 
     Mylar's hairline was receding on both sides of his head, the middle was thinning 
and had been slicked and combed back. He wore a low cut, sleeveless, tan cotton shirt, 
which revealed dense, black chest hair. Grimwood noticed his belt showed an obvious 
progression of notches corresponding with the man's expanding waistline. His pants 
were dark brown cowhide, well faded and stretched out and appeared to have been nice 
once. 
     Grimwood smiled warmly to Mylar. The yeasty smell of ale and hard liquor 
permeated the air. To the left of the room, a curved bar with recessed shelves held 
small kegs and bottles. At the end of the bar was a small, tapped keg. Larger, barrel 
sized kegs of ale were stacked in one corner. To the right a burning hearth with a 
stag mounting hung overhead. Circular metal chandeliers suspended by chains lit the 
room. Round wooden tables were scattered throughout the room and could easily sit six 
people each. A few barmaids were taking and delivering orders. A stairway led to the 
second floor.
     The tavern was a burst of talk and laugher with the tinkling of plates and 
glasses. Grimwood spotted four members of his stable at a table near the burning 
hearth. One Eye and Black Steel talked to each other between sips, while Harbinger and 
Rao sat across from each other and avoided eye contact holding their mugs tightly. 
They looked down at their beer and occasionally their eyes darted toward the innkeeper 
Mylar. They looked nervous and with good reason, they weren't supposed to be here, due 
to a brawl among themselves a couple weeks ago. However, Grimwood made an exception 
for tonight.
     Harbinger spotted him and slighted pointed her glass towards him, alerting the 
others their manager had arrived.
     Grimwood sat and looked to each of them. He detected a slight wheeze from Black 
Steel's breathing, the infirmary staff had heavily bandaged One Eye's right leg, Rao's 
right arm was in a sling, and Harbinger just looked worn out. They all looked 
defeated. 
     Sighing, Grimwood asked, "What in the nine hells happened last turn?"
     "We can't start yet. The Mytori Priest isn't here," Harbinger said.
     "He doesn't need to be here."
     "Why?" 
     "He's winning."
     All four gladiators went quiet and looked down. "I'll ask again. What in the nine 
hells happened last turn?"
     Black Steel glanced at the others, who didn't seem inclined to say anything, 
anytime soon. He breathed in deeply, but winced in discomfort as air filled his lung. 
"I fought the Duelmaster, Hondo Ohnaka, the fastest person I've seen on the sands. I 
can't be blamed for losing to such as good warrior.
     One Eye then spoke up, "Xyim, just out sped me, I dodged as many of his attacks 
as I could, but I couldn't get the initiative."
     Rao quickly said, "I know I fought a zero fight warrior, but I've never seen an 
initiate fight like that before. I'd bet everything I have Prints of Whales fought on 
the sands before. He's outside talent and a ringer. Listen, even the Gladiatorial 
Commission thought so, and gave him forty-nine recognition points for his first 
fight--forty nine!" 
     Harbinger didn't look up from her mug as she said, "I got scummed."
     A barmaid brought Grimwood a beer. Nodding thanks, he took a long pull and noted 
it's coolness. He always loved how Mylar chilled his drinks in the nearby river. 
Grunting in displeasure, Grimwood said, "It's been years since I had a 1 and 4 
record."
     Harbinger added, "It's been years since you managed."
     Grimwood glared at her until she looked away. "Yes, it's been awhile since I've 
managed and I understand things have changed. I admit I've gotten used to managing 
warriors on the Isle of the Eye capable of using finesse to defeat their opponent. It 
was unfair of me to expect the same level of ability. So, I'm going to change how you 
fight in this stable. I'm going back to how I fought on Turn 1 in Rocanis. I'm going 
'old school' with this stable."
     "What if that doesn't work?" Harbinger asked. 
     "I still have one last option," Grimwood replied.
     "What's that?" One Eye asked.
     "The Dark Arena." Grimwood finished off her beer and placed it on the table and 
left.
     Despite the noise from the other patrons in Mylar's Tavern, the Skull Squadron 
table grew deathly quiet for the rest of the evening. 		 	   		  

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in ROCANIS, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--MEN OF STEEL.  
WEIRD STUDENTS after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands and 
taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  Nothing works for a team like 
victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as PICTURE THIS can attest...  
Practice pays for JOMMY, who pummelled BLACK STEEL, to pocket 20 points.  JOCASTA NU 
certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to LOCKY and losing 9 
points in the process!  HONDO OHNAKA successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
MACROS THE BLACK of MEN OF STEEL.  Does ROCANIS have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ROCANIS avoid CLONE WARS.  The warriors of CLONE 
WARS found their efforts at combat frustrated as SKULL SQUADRON apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, JOCASTA NU could open 
up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ROCANIS?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONDO OHNAKA 4473            11   2  0   128       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHSOKA TANO 4471             11   1  1    95       CLONE WARS (462)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        15   5  2    92       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAMOON 4360                   9   3  0    81       TREXTRAS (449)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             14  16  0    78       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 JOMMY 4539                   11   7  1    77       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            8   3  1    72       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZARABETH 4295                 8   4  0    63       TREXTRAS (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER 4561                6   5  0    56       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 PRINTS OF WHALES 4289         2   0  0    53       PICTURE THIS (448)
 DA1 4599                      4   2  1    50       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-OVECHKIN 4594                 5   0  0    49       MISSING TEETH (470)
-PANCAKES 4241                 6   3  0    43       GET (419)
-XYIM 4572                     4   1  0    43       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 LOCKY 4581                    3   8  0    43       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILMIS VEY 4514               7   5  0    40       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546            6   4  0    33       DRACO (465)
-SLITHER 4616                  2   0  1    33       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 JOCASTA NU 4470               5   5  0    32       CLONE WARS (462)
-LISTLESS LARRY 4593           2   0  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 ONE EYE 3578                  5   7  0    26       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTHOFUR 4573                  4   1  0    23       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
-STAMKOS 4598                  3   2  0    21       MISSING TEETH (470)
 SORA BULQ 4558                3   7  0    20       CLONE WARS (462)
 RAO 4607                      3   2  0    19       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-RICH RODDY 4592               2   0  0    18       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-STAJAN 4612                   1   2  0    16       MISSING TEETH (470)
-SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           1   1  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-ANVIAM 4571                   1   0  0    12       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
-GREYLOCK 4605                 2   2  0    10       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JOLLY JOE 4590                1   1  0    10       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-BROKEN BRIAN 4591             1   1  0     8       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-MARGO 4608                    1   2  0     7       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hondo Ohnaka -- I'd challenge all over again, but it seems I'll need to win again to 
get back in the Challenger Champions. -- Black Steel of Skull Squadron

DA1 -- I wasn't ready for you this time. -- Harbinger

Prints of Whales -- Congratz on the what, 49 recognition points? I'd say you are a tad 
tournament charged. -- Rao of Skull Squadron 		 	   		  

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HARBINGER devastated SILMIS VEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LOCKY won victory over JOCASTA NU in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HONDO OHNAKA handily defeated MACROS THE BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BLACK STEEL slimly lost to JOMMY in a popular 4 minute gory master's brawl.
MYTORI PRIEST savagely defeated DA1 in a crowd pleasing 10 minute competition.
PRINTS OF WHALES overpowered ONE EYE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
IOTA DRACONIS slimly won victory over SORA BULQ in a popular 5 minute competition.
RAO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -   8 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  41 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  29 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  23 -  0      12  |

Turn 642 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     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HONDO OHNAKA 4473          11   2  0  128 CLONE WARS (462)
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      15   5  2   92 MEN OF STEEL (131)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOMMY 4539                 11   7  1   77 MEN OF STEEL (131)
TOTAL PARRY      MYTORI PRIEST 4559          8   3  1   72 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
WALL OF STEEL    PRINTS OF WHALES 4289       2   0  0   53 PICTURE THIS (448)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACROS THE BLACK 4492.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BLACK STEEL 3469.  The ten other most popular fighters were SORA BULQ 
4558, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, MYTORI PRIEST 4559, JOMMY 4539, LOCKY 4581, JOCASTA NU 
4470, HONDO OHNAKA 4473, PRINTS OF WHALES 4289, HARBINGER 4561, and ONE EYE 3578.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MACROS THE BLACK 4492, SILMIS VEY 4514, RAO 4607, ONE EYE 3578, 
HARBINGER 4561, PRINTS OF WHALES 4289, HONDO OHNAKA 4473, JOCASTA NU 4470, LOCKY 
4581, and JOMMY 4539.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MACROS THE BLACK (56-4492) MEN OF STEEL (131)

             ATTENTION:  ALL MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE FACE-TO-FACE

If you plan to attend the Winter Face-to-Face in Phoenix, please let Customer Service 
know.  We will hold your turns for the few days preceding the tourney, starting with 
anything that would mail out on the previous Saturday.  (This means that games due on 
Thursday the 9th (which would mail on Friday) would probably mail to you, but games 
due on the 10th and thereafter will be held and delivered to you at the tournament.  
This way, you won't have to worry about not receiving a critical turn before you 
depart for Newark, and you also don't have to worry about whether you can get a 
reprint before the first turn of the tournament is due.  

See you there! 

                                          RSI