DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/08/2015 Duedate: 10/21/2015 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-648 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MYTORI PRIEST SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [13-4-2,113] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MYTORI PRIEST POSITION IS EMPTY SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [13-4-2,113] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite IOTA DRACONIS IOTA DRACONIS DRACO (465) DRACO (465) (56-4546) [9-7-0,51] (56-4546) [9-7-0,51] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SKULL SQUADRON (28) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SKULL SQUADRON (28) 53 2. MEN OF STEEL (131) 36 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 3. DRACO (465) -4 Unchartered Team 4. MISSING TEETH (470) -31 SUPERIOR HORDE 366L (375) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 415 333 25 55.5 1/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 7 8 1 2/ 3 DRACO (465) 9 10 0 47.4 2/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131) 5 6 1 3/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131) 294 340 41 46.4 3/ 3 MISSING TEETH (470) 4 5 0 4/ 4 MISSING TEETH (470) 18 23 0 43.9 4/ 5 DRACO (465) 1 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 Rao of the Skull Squadron stable passed through a group of merchants that were packing up their wares for the day. Mouthwatering aromas wafted from a nearby building. He looked up and saw a painted sign reading "The Wanton Troll" hanging in front of a fairly nondescript building. The sign, decorated with an illustration of a burnt orange female troll's head, swung slightly in the evening breeze. He then noticed his stablemate, the Mytori Priest, head towards the entrance and raise his arms wide, as if accepting some fate. A large, orange-skinned female troll rushed out to greet him. The creature was at least six and a half feet tall with long, coarse, black hair and a bosom that any man would yearn for, except that it was on a particularly hideous troll. The troll grabbed his stablemate in a bear hug, pinning his head between her breasts. She swung his almost limp body back and forth like a doll hugged by a child. Rao thought, what is he doing? He continued to watch for a few moments and realized the troll wasn't going to let him go. She'd eventually smother him. Understanding it might not look good to his manager, Grimwood, if his least favorite gladiator told him his favorite had perished between the breasts of a troll, he stepped towards the overzealous figure. Sighing and realizing what would happen next, Rao said, "Beulah, I want to pat your fanny." Beulah released her grip. The Mytori Priest wobbled, gasping for breath, when Beulah placed him back on his feet. Beulah turned around and bent over, sticking out her derriere as far as she could. Rao patted Beulah's behind gently. "Welcome to the Wanton Troll," Beulah called out, opening the door and shoved them in. Laughter, music, and the aroma of food greeted them as the door opened, then closed. To the left of the entrance was a bar full of customers. The covered bar had hanging mugs overhead, each with a facial design of a troll. At the end of the bar was a small, tapped keg. Larger, barrel sized kegs of ale were stacked in one corner. Round wooden tables were scattered throughout the room. A lone barmaid was rushing about, taking and delivering orders. Rao looked for a clean table, but eventually decided to settle for just an empty one. He pulled the Mytori Priest with him, who was still recovering from Beulah's welcoming grasp. "What were you doing?" Rao asked pushing aside a few empty mugs on the table. "I looked like a fool," Mytori Priest replied. "Yeah, you did. I thought everyone knew the password to get into the Wanton Troll." "No, I looked like a fool on the sands last turn. I go about with this blustering about blood feuding Locky and when I step on the sand, I find Ovechkin. I just stood there slack-jawed expecting Locky and Ovechkin took quick advantage and made short work of me." "Well, I was a little surprised myself on how the fight went, especially when you bested him the previous turn," Rao said. "I'm embarrassed," Mytori Priest said and let his head fall on the table with a solid thud. "Ouch." "So, you thought you'd end it all by being smothered by Beulah?" "It sounded good at the time." "It was stupid." 'I know." Several heartbeats passed between the two. A barmaid with disheveled black hair came up and asked for their order. Rao asked, "What's your special." "Flaming Hobbits." "Good, two Flaming Hobbits." "I don't drink," Mytori Priest said. "You do tonight. Two Flaming Hobbits," Rao repeated. The barmaid returned with two round, short and fat glasses with brown liquor. She touched the surface with a candle and they ignited with a small flame. Rao blew it out and sipped. The liquor had a smooth taste. Glancing at the Mytori Priest he noticed a smile as he also drank. "Good isn't it. Rocanis has the best brews I've ever tasted," Rao said as he took another drink. The Mytori Priest swallowed and breathed out deeply. "Yes, more refined than the drinks in the Empire." "Agreed. To the Rirorni Empire," Rao said raising his glass in toast. "May she ever ride on a young mare," Mytori Priest said took a drink. "Now, on to Locky," Rao said. "I'm sure the Men of Steel stable is getting a good laugh about, 'I'm coming' remark I made and losing the Duelmaster title to Ovechkin," Mytori Priest said, taking another drink. "Ovechkin is good. There is no shame losing to a good warrior. However, Locky killed two of our stablemates; one your close friend. I suspect he wouldn't hesitate to do it again." The Mytori Priest looked up from his drink and then finished the rest. Rao continued, "You are the only one with the skills to beat him on the sands. Regardless of what happened at the Gladiatorial Commission office and why the blood feud didn't go through, only the great gods of the plains know. You have a duty to yourself and this stable to avenge them." "I know. I think I'll be more quiet about the blood feud this time, without all the fanfare and bluster." "Not a bad idea. Besides, I think he already knows Skull Squadron is coming for him." -- Skull Squadron Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley SPY REPORT So why do I have this bag over my head? Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and I'm going to give you a spy report!. We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on. SKULL SQUADRON now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it. Hey everybody, watch out for LOCKY, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing STAMKOS like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was STAMKOS, who dropped 20 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with LOCKY. Isn't that life? One minute you're on top of the world and then next you're laid out on a slab! OVECHKIN was killed by MYTORI PRIEST. Say no more. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid MISSING TEETH, please raise you hand. Wow. Does ROCANIS really have that many liars? And you guys like to boo me? Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SKULL SQUADRON beats feet every time MISSING TEETH smiles at them. Try farming, eh? Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, LOCKY would be president. Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win. Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. I think I had better cut this one short. It's been nice chatting to those of you whom I have not offended yet. Well, there goes another Spy Report. Good luck in next week's fights. Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MYTORI PRIEST 4559 13 4 2 113 SKULL SQUADRON (28) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LOCKY 4581 7 10 2 80 MEN OF STEEL (131) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JOMMY 4539 12 12 1 62 MEN OF STEEL (131) -DA1 4599 6 2 1 61 MEN OF STEEL (131) STAMKOS 4598 7 4 0 57 MISSING TEETH (470) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME IOTA DRACONIS 4546 9 7 0 51 DRACO (465) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GREYLOCK 4605 4 2 0 31 MEN OF STEEL (131) RAO 4607 5 6 0 24 SKULL SQUADRON (28) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME COSH 4651 2 0 0 21 SKULL SQUADRON (28) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SIMONETTI 4647 1 2 0 7 MISSING TEETH (470) -STAJAN 4612 1 3 0 6 MISSING TEETH (470) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DA1 4654 0 1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131 TABAR THE KNIFE 648 NONE OVECHKIN 4594 9 2 0 MISSING TEETH 470 MYTORI PRIEST 4559 648 BOSH 4649 1 1 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 STEV STONEFIST 648 NONE HARBINGER 4561 7 8 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 LOCKY 4581 646 ONE EYE 3578 6 9 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 LOCKY 4581 645 OPEN TRYOUT 4 4653 0 1 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 NAIRON 648 NONE PERSONAL ADS Ovechkin -- Congratulations on Duelmaster. I wasn't expecting our match up last turn, but that was a mistake I hopefully rectified. I have a bit of business to take care of and then I'll be back to reclaim it. -- Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron Locky -- I'm more than a little embarrassed that my blood feud challenge didn't go through. It would have gone so well with my Duelmaster Column and spotlight last turn. In any event, I'll keep it more low key, so in any event...Blood shall be answered with blood! -- Mytori Priest LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BOSH was barely slain by STEV STONEFIST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight. DA1 was murdered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee. OPEN TRYOUT 4 was slaughtered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl. OVECHKIN was viciously butchered by MYTORI PRIEST in a popular 5 minute Title fight. STAMKOS was devastated by LOCKY in a 1 minute uneven brawl. JOMMY defeated IOTA DRACONIS in a exciting 4 minute bloody struggle. RAO unbelievably bested SIMONETTI in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight. COSH won victory over MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 2 minute beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 3 TOTAL PARRY 12 - 5 - 1 71 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 18 - 8 - 0 69 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 28 - 20 - 2 58 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 7 - 1 56 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 25 - 0 36 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 6 - 0 33 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 6 - 0 25 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 2 - 6 - 1 25 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 10 - 0 17 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 648 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 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 2 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY MYTORI PRIEST 4559 13 4 2 113 SKULL SQUADRON (28) LUNGING ATTACK STAMKOS 4598 7 4 0 57 MISSING TEETH (470) WALL OF STEEL IOTA DRACONIS 4546 9 7 0 51 DRACO (465) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is IOTA DRACONIS 4546. The most popular warrior this turn was IOTA DRACONIS 4546. The ten other most popular fighters were OVECHKIN 4594, SIMONETTI 4647, JOMMY 4539, MYTORI PRIEST 4559, BOSH 4649, LOCKY 4581, RAO 4607, COSH 4651, DA1 4654, and OPEN TRYOUT 4 4653. The least popular fighter this week was STAMKOS 4598. The other ten least popular fighters were OPEN TRYOUT 4 4653, DA1 4654, COSH 4651, RAO 4607, LOCKY 4581, BOSH 4649, MYTORI PRIEST 4559, JOMMY 4539, SIMONETTI 4647, and OVECHKIN 4594.