DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/22/2015 Duedate: 11/04/2015 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-649 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MYTORI PRIEST SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [14-4-3,127] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MYTORI PRIEST POSITION IS EMPTY SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [14-4-3,127] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite IOTA DRACONIS IOTA DRACONIS DRACO (465) DRACO (465) (56-4546) [10-7-0,65] (56-4546) [10-7-0,65] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SKULL SQUADRON (28) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 38 2. DRACO (465) 14 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 3. SKULL SQUADRON (28) 11 Unchartered Team 4. MEN OF STEEL (131) 7 5. MISSING TEETH (470) 0 THE DARK FOREST (337) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 123 82 7 60.0 1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 8 7 2 2/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 417 336 26 55.4 2/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131) 4 6 0 3/ 2 DRACO (465) 10 10 0 50.0 3/ 4 DRACO (465) 2 1 0 4/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131) 296 342 41 46.4 4- 3 MISSING TEETH (470) 2 4 0 5- 4 MISSING TEETH (470) 18 23 0 43.9 5/ 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 1 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT [Events prior to last turn.] "Make sure the straps on my armor are pulled tight. Tighter!" Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron yelled out over the roar of the arena crowd, as Rao pulled on the leather and buckled it into place. The Mytori Priest paced back and forth, waiting for his match in the arena tunnel. Rao said, "The Gladiatorial Commission is looking into why your Blood Feuds didn't go through. I'm sure you'll be facing Locky on the sands this turn." The Mytori Priest glanced at him for a moment and then continued his pacing. He listened to the sounds of weapons clashing from the bout in the arena, but he didn't care who was fighting. He concentrated on his fight next. Come on, come on! Finish! A final cheer arose from the stands. The current match was over. Khel Rojida called out. "For our next match we have something a little more exciting." The audience responded with jovial applause. Khel continued, "Our next two champions are known to all. Both have impressive records and are worthy to be called gladiators of Rocanis. This shall be the title fight of the evening. Our first warrior is the current Duelmaster of Rocanis. His 9-1- 0 record is almost unheard of in all the games. Many fear him and his name spreads dread throughout the hearts of all of Rocanis' gladiatorial stables. It's Ovechkin of the Missing Teeth stable!" Prolonged applause greeted the Duelmaster as he stepped out onto the stands. "What in the nine hells!" Mytori Priest cursed. "I'm fighting Ovechkin? I've been training for the past two weeks to meet Locky, my strategy is not geared towards a wall of steel." "Maybe Locky didn't fight this turn?" Rao questioned. "No, I saw Locky in the arena, he's fighting. I don't understand why my Blood Feuds didn't go through and now I have to meet the Duelmaster again. This bout isn't supposed to happen," Mytori Priest said cursing under his breath. "Who knows the will of the gods?" Khel announced, "His challenger is a former Duelmaster of Rocanis and the only warrior in the city to have bested Ovechkin in the arena. This will be a rematch where the challenger lost the title last turn. I know he is anxious for a chance to reclaim the highest honor in Rocanis. It is the one and only Mytori Priest!" The arena tunnels gate opened and a wave of ovation greeted Mytori Priest. He gripped his shield straps, drew his sword, and stepped onto the sands. * * * "You play a dangerous game." Rao looked over his shoulder and saw his stablemates Bosh and Cosh step out from the shadows. "The game is almost over," Rao replied. "Caution is advised. The Gladiatorial Commission, headed by Khel Rojida himself, is investigating the Mytori Priest's claims of interference in his Blood Feud challenges," Cosh said. "Ovechkin is the most dangerous gladiator in Rocanis. If he was allowed to train up, no one within a hundred leagues could match him in battle. The Mytori Priest is the only one that has a possibility of removing him. However, that window is quickly closing. Risks were needed. Did you pay our colleague within the commission his price for his assistance?" Rao asked. "Yes, he is now a gladiator within the Skull Squadron stable," Cosh replied. "He will also meet an untimely end in the Dark Arena later tonight," Bosh said smirking. "So all the loopholes are closed then, yes?" "Permanently," said the two Rirorni twin brothers in unison. "Then there is nothing left for us to do then sit back and watch the match. Now, all the Mytori Priest needs to do is ensure Ovechkin doesn't leave the sands alive," Rao said as he folded his arms and watched the title fight in the arena. * * * Minute four was sounded by an oversized gong next to Khel Rojida. "You can't continue! Give up, you're beaten!" Mytori Priest yelled. Ovechkin spat and swatted at him with his small shield. Mytori Priest deflected the attack. "I'll never give the title back into the likes of some total parry scum!" Ovechkin called back through his missing teeth. "I'm not a scum!" The Mytori Priest barreled forward with rage, his shield smashing before him as the crowd roared. Oveckin parried, but he was growing tired and his defenses were getting slower. Mytori Priest slashed and struck Ovechkin's left knee. Two additional slashes hit his head, then his chest. Oveckin breathed hard as he checked his wounds and studied him. "You're exhausted! Give up!" "I'm not done yet!" Oveckin's scimitar twisted into a tremendous cutting attack. Mytori Priest attempted to twist away, but was struck in the left arm. The force of the blow knocked him into the ground. Dirt and sand flew into his mouth. He expected Ovechkin to be on top of him, but he had backed away breathing heavily. "See, scum, I still have fight left in me. You'll not take the title away from me. I'd rather die first." The Mytori Priest seethed in pain and anger. He spat out the sand and dirt, that turned to mud, in his mouth. He swung, hitting Oveckin's right ankle causing him to back away. He rose, charged, and swung, hitting Oveckin's neck. Minute five was sounded by an oversized gong next to Khel Rojida. Oveckin looked towards the arena stands and stumbled. "Give up!" "I'm not surrendering to you, scum." "Don't make me do this," Mytori Priest said. He slashed with his sword striking Oveckin's forehead. He had sustained serious wounds. "I'll never give up," Oveckin spat weakly. "Then your pride will be your undoing," Mytori Priest's eyes flashed with a deadly bloodlust and struck. Ovechkin took a massive wound to the head and died, falling face-forward onto the sands. Mytori Priest stood over the former Duelmaster and whispered, "May your soul travel safely through Ahringol's realm." "This shouldn't have happened, thought the Mytori Priest. It should be Locky dead on the sands, not Ovechkin. This game is far from over." -- Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley Skull Squadron DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Hail gladiators of Rocanis! It is with a somber heart that I greet you as Duelmaster of Rocanis. I was not expecting to regain the title back this quickly. I had not expected to meet Ovechkin randomly on the sands, but the will of the gods of the plains changes quicker than the wind. However, I will humbly take back the title to ensure Rocanis receives its much- deserved Duelmaster's Column. This turn's challenge goes out to no one other than Locky, but this time I'm issuing a normal challenge with a secondary Blood Feud. While I prefer a Blood Feud to go through, winning by any means will ensure my teammates' deaths are avenged. I'll bid you farewell as it's now time for the Duelmaster's feast at Mylars, so I will leave my fellow gladiators with some words of encouragement. Remember, each defeat in the arena is only a delay on the long road to becoming the Duelmaster of the city. Humbly, -- Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron Duelmaster of Rocanis Grimwood, manager SPY REPORT If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see IOTA DRACONIS win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly. Tsk, tsk, SERGEANT 8 beat COSH and COSH lost 9 points. You're breakin' my heart. MYTORI PRIEST Bloodfeuded LOCKY for ROCANIS' Title this turn, and guess what happened? And if variety is the spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as MYTORI PRIEST stays top dog in the city. Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights? Skill? Ha! Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys. MISSING TEETH, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. Care to know who is the most afraid of you? And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice? Let's see, well, whatcha know? It was SKULL SQUADRON. Ha ha ha ha! LOCKY was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. Now was the DM insulted or feared? Heh, heh. Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals. I volunteer for ROCANIS' morgue. More variety. And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, LOCKY of MEN OF STEEL has added the final loss to his 7-10-2. Tee hee! I can't say as I'm proud to find out that SKULL SQUADRON's MYTORI PRIEST has killed LOCKY from MEN OF STEEL. I can say I wish MEN OF STEEL good luck in their bloodfeud. A big yahoo goes out to MYTORI PRIEST this turn, for revenging SKULL SQUADRON's bloodfeud against MEN OF STEEL's warrior LOCKY. Heh, heh, heh. It's about time LOCKY got beat for picking on warriors like MYTORI PRIEST. Bravo, SKULL SQUADRON. See you at The Grub & Rub Bar and Bistro. Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons? There's got to be a better place in ROCANIS to get a drink than The Grub & Rub Bar and Bistro! Any suggestions? Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too. Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather. Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MYTORI PRIEST 4559 14 4 3 127 SKULL SQUADRON (28) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SERGEANT 5 4497 14 5 0 101 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DA1 4599 7 2 1 71 MEN OF STEEL (131) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME IOTA DRACONIS 4546 10 7 0 65 DRACO (465) -STAMKOS 4598 7 4 0 57 MISSING TEETH (470) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JOMMY 4539 12 13 1 56 MEN OF STEEL (131) GREYLOCK 4605 5 2 0 35 MEN OF STEEL (131) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAO 4607 5 7 0 22 SKULL SQUADRON (28) SERGEANT 8 4614 2 0 0 22 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) COSH 4651 2 1 0 12 SKULL SQUADRON (28) -SIMONETTI 4647 1 2 0 7 MISSING TEETH (470) BASH 4656 1 0 0 7 SKULL SQUADRON (28) -STAJAN 4612 1 3 0 6 MISSING TEETH (470) SERGEABT 1 4606 1 2 0 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SERGEANT 6 4613 0 2 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 ARENAMASTER AMEL 649 NONE SERGEANT 7 4565 1 3 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 HAKKON TAIN 649 NONE LOCKY 4581 7 11 2 MEN OF STEEL 131 MYTORI PRIEST 4559 649 THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? OVECHKIN 4594 9 2 0 MISSING TEETH 470 MYTORI PRIEST 4559 648 HARBINGER 4561 7 8 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 LOCKY 4581 646 JUST REVENGED ONE EYE 3578 6 9 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 LOCKY 4581 645 JUST REVENGED OPEN TRYOUT #5 4657 0 1 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 STEV STONEFIST 649 NONE PERSONAL ADS Ovechkin -- Our last match and unfortunate outcome wasn't supposed to have happened last turn. - Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron Locky -- I'm coming. -- Mytori Priest LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SERGEANT 7 was barely slain by HAKKON TAIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. SERGEANT 6 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle. OPEN TRYOUT #5 was easily killed by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena match. MYTORI PRIEST assassinated LOCKY in a 4 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title duel. DA1 viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 4 minute brutal fight. JOMMY was viciously subdued by IOTA DRACONIS in a action packed 4 minute gory brawl. GREYLOCK viciously subdued RAO in a 2 minute bloody match. SERGEABT 1 was overcome by BASH in a 4 minute beginner's fight. SERGEANT 8 won victory over COSH in a 4 minute gruesome beginner's duel. 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 13 - 4 - 2 76 | |SLASHING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 17 - 9 - 0 65 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 5 - 1 64 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 19 - 2 53 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 12 - 23 - 0 34 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 6 - 0 33 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 5 - 0 29 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 9 - 0 18 | |AIMED BLOW 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 6 - 1 14 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 649 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: BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY MYTORI PRIEST 4559 14 4 3 127 SKULL SQUADRON (28) WALL OF STEEL IOTA DRACONIS 4546 10 7 0 65 DRACO (465) STRIKING ATTACK GREYLOCK 4605 5 2 0 35 MEN OF STEEL (131) 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 SERGEANT 7 4565, MYTORI PRIEST 4559, LOCKY 4581, GREYLOCK 4605, COSH 4651, JOMMY 4539, DA1 4599, SERGEABT 1 4606, BASH 4656, and SERGEANT 6 4613. The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 8 4614. The other ten least popular fighters were RAO 4607, OPEN TRYOUT #5 4657, SERGEANT 6 4613, BASH 4656, SERGEABT 1 4606, DA1 4599, JOMMY 4539, COSH 4651, GREYLOCK 4605, and LOCKY 4581.