DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/05/2015 Duedate: 11/18/2015 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-650 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MYTORI PRIEST SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [15-4-3,136] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MYTORI PRIEST POSITION IS EMPTY SKULL SQUADRON (28) (56-4559) [15-4-3,136] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite IOTA DRACONIS IOTA DRACONIS DRACO (465) DRACO (465) (56-4546) [11-7-0,71] (56-4546) [11-7-0,71] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SKULL SQUADRON (28) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SKULL SQUADRON (28) 46 2. MEN OF STEEL (131) 14 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 3. DRACO (465) 6 Unchartered Team 4. MISSING TEETH (470) 0 5. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) -4 THE DARK FOREST (337) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 123 84 7 59.4 1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 10 5 2 2/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28) 422 336 26 55.7 2/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131) 5 5 0 3/ 3 DRACO (465) 11 10 0 52.4 3/ 3 DRACO (465) 2 1 0 4/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131) 297 344 41 46.3 4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 1 5 0 5- 5 MISSING TEETH (470) 18 23 0 43.9 5- 4 MISSING TEETH (470) 0 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 Rao of the Skull Squadron sat next to a large stack of wood, shaped into a square several feet high, at the end of Spirit Ridge, where the Rocani people buried their most honored dead. Watchers would light the bonfire in the event of an external danger coming towards Rocanis. He watched Mytori Priest and Duelmaster of Rocanis from some distance away kneeling at a grave. Drinking from a half-empty wine skin, Rao scanned the empty landscape and sighed heavily. He knew no Rirorni threat was coming from his older brother's army, unless something happened to him in the arena. He heard a slight jingle from behind. Something he had heard before, something few others recalled, as death quickly followed its sound. "Assassin? Surely my brother hasn't grown so tired of my little antics he'd seek the end of my life," Rao asked without turning around. A Rirorni woman stepped to his right. She had tan skin and long black hair tied into a tight, single ponytail reaching the middle of her back. "Your latest venture into the Alastarian Duelmaster's games does cause him great distress. However, today Warlord Bannok only sends his greeting." "Every time my older brother's name is mentioned aloud, you put me at risk, assassin," Rao replied. "It is not true that Bannok's little brother is renowned for his love of danger?" "You risk my wrath if you call me 'little brother,'" Rao said. "And you risk mine if you call me 'assassin.' It's Anusha: A'-new-sha. Remember it," Anusha replied. She then took a few steps ahead of him to get a better look at the Mytori Priest in the distance. "Is that him?" Anusha asked. "Yes, the last of General Pol's men." "He grieves the death of his friend on the arena sands; a harbinger." "Why? The death of a harbinger of doom is a joyous occasion." "I think he had feelings towards her." "Ah, forbidden love. Wasted sentiment. I should just put him out of his misery." Anusha took another step and her ankle bracelet made the same slight jingle sound. Rao looked down and saw the white-linked jewelry around her left ankle. "You should get rid of that thing. It gives you away too easily." "It reminds me of him," Anusha replied and from her tone, an end of the discussion. Rao looked her over in her simple, loose fitting clothes. "If you are going to kill him, I'd suggest bringing your weapons next time," Rao said. Anusha turned and grinned with a forced smile that disturbed him. "My blades are not the only weapons at my disposal." She bent down and Rao noticed her light shirt come partly open as she adjusted the tightness of her ankle bracelet. Anusha looked up and noticed him staring at her chest. He darted his eyes away. She rose and drew close. Her sharpened nails lightly scratched either side of his cheeks, as she curled her tongue and licked the tip of his nose. She whispered, "If I had wanted, your torn groin would be in my hands, and I'd be watching you bleed out." He didn't doubt it and took an unsettled step back. "Why are you here? Bosh and Cosh are already here as my watch dogs." "You realize you risk more than your own life playing gladiator," Anusha said. "Yes, yes I know." "He will raze Rocanis to the ground in the event of your death." "You mean my capture, if I'm found out?" "Either way," Anusha waved in a dismissive gesture. "If necessary, he wants to ensure I remove the Rocani leaders quickly prior to any assault. He doesn't want to waste any soldier's lives removing the Rocani blight from the Rirorni plains." "I've studied Rocanis' history. Five thousand Jhansenites soldiers couldn't take Rocanis. Even General Pol leading ten thousand men, a portion of Great Khan Ze'Frax Rirorni horde, did little to finish Rocanis. My brother might find this enemy more resilient than he thinks," Rao said. "Oh, on the contrary. Rocanis hasn't faced an enemy quite like this before." "What enemy is that?" Rao asked. "One from within." -- Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley Skull Squadron DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Hail gladiators of Rocanis! Where to begin? I might as well start off with the elephant in the room. My bloodfeud with Locky is now over and One-Eye's and Harbinger's deaths have been avenged. While I wasn't expecting his demise, I'm not surprised by it either as I was seeking his death. Unfortunately, Ovechkin was a casualty I hadn't expected. It was my error assuming my bloofeud would go through. For anyone else in Rocanis I meet on the sands, I've changed my strategy back to normal and I'm not attempting to kill. However, if their managers deemed them worthy, they would have a possibility of winning the Halloween Tournament and granted life again. It would be amusing seeing them bloodfeud their own death. I actually expected my invite to the Isle of the Eye last turn for holding Duelmaster for four turns, but who knows the will of the roll-up gods. If I had received my invite, I would have gone to the Halloween Tournament to do Rocanis proud. However, since I'm so close to my invite I didn't see a need to take the risk. For likely my last turn as Duelmaster, I didn't make any challenges. While it would seem obvious to challenge Sergeant 5, he didn't fight last turn and might be waiting for me to leave. Besides, I believe I have a slight style advantage. I'll bid you farewell as it's now time for the Duelmaster's feast at Mylar's, 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 Hail ROCANIS! Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your deeds. And let's see, ANUSHA fought MAGE'S APPRENTICE and gained 20 points and contributed to SKULL SQUADRON's 5-0-0. SERGEANT 8 has lost to RAO, falling 5 points, while helping make MEDAL OF HONOR A11 a 0-2-0 turn. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MYTORI PRIEST remains ROCANIS' top warrior for another turn. Can someone confirm a rumor for me? I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Wanton Troll until they win. Maybe? I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling. A basher friend of mine assures me this is true. I also notice that the MEDAL OF HONOR A11 stable was the most avoided team this turn. Come on ROCANIS, what are you afraid of? And avoiding MEDAL OF HONOR A11 more than any other team we find SKULL SQUADRON. ROCANIS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing? Well, sports fans, take notice that SERGEANT 8 from MEDAL OF HONOR A11 was ROCANIS' most challenged warrior this turn. The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies. You know who you are; and it's considered rude. Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe. Dare to fight bravely. Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MYTORI PRIEST 4559 15 4 3 136 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 IOTA DRACONIS 4546 11 7 0 71 DRACO (465) DA1 4599 7 3 1 71 MEN OF STEEL (131) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JOMMY 4539 12 14 1 57 MEN OF STEEL (131) -STAMKOS 4598 7 4 0 57 MISSING TEETH (470) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GREYLOCK 4605 6 2 0 48 MEN OF STEEL (131) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAO 4607 6 7 0 31 SKULL SQUADRON (28) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ANUSHA 4660 1 0 0 20 SKULL SQUADRON (28) SERGEANT 8 4614 2 1 0 17 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) COSH 4651 3 1 0 16 SKULL SQUADRON (28) BASH 4656 2 0 0 11 SKULL SQUADRON (28) -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? SERGEABT 1 4606 1 3 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 TABAR THE KNIFE 650 NONE LOCKY 4581 7 11 2 MEN OF STEEL 131 MYTORI PRIEST 4559 649 OVECHKIN 4594 9 2 0 MISSING TEETH 470 MYTORI PRIEST 4559 648 HARBINGER 4561 7 8 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28 LOCKY 4581 646 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Medal of Honor A11 -- Welcome back! I've always been curious, what does the A11 stand for? -- Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron Sergeant 8 -- All I needed was one more hit. -- Cosh Greylock -- Almost half of my losses are to you. We need some fresh blood in Rocanis. Too much of mine has been spilt in the arena. -- Rao Locky -- Our business has concluded. May your soul travel safely through Ahringol's realm. -- Mytori Priest, Duelmaster of Rocanis LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SERGEABT 1 was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. MYTORI PRIEST devastated DA1 in a action packed 5 minute one-sided Title duel. IOTA DRACONIS savagely defeated JOMMY in a action packed 4 minute bloody fight. GREYLOCK viciously subdued DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a popular 2 minute brutal fight. RAO viciously subdued SERGEANT 8 in a crowd pleasing 3 minute expert vs. novice brawl. BASH bested TROCARAN DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's competition. COSH overcame TROCARAN DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's melee. ANUSHA vanquished MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided 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 14 - 4 - 2 78 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 18 - 8 - 0 69 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 1 54 | |AIMED BLOW 1 LUNGING ATTACK 15 - 16 - 2 48 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 6 - 0 40 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 20 - 0 35 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 5 - 1 29 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 7 - 0 13 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 650 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 3 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 AIMED BLOW 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY MYTORI PRIEST 4559 15 4 3 136 SKULL SQUADRON (28) WALL OF STEEL IOTA DRACONIS 4546 11 7 0 71 DRACO (465) STRIKING ATTACK GREYLOCK 4605 6 2 0 48 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 MYTORI PRIEST 4559, RAO 4607, GREYLOCK 4605, JOMMY 4539, COSH 4651, BASH 4656, ANUSHA 4660, SERGEABT 1 4606, DA1 4599, and SERGEANT 8 4614. The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 8 4614. The other ten least popular fighters were DA1 4599, SERGEABT 1 4606, ANUSHA 4660, BASH 4656, COSH 4651, JOMMY 4539, GREYLOCK 4605, RAO 4607, MYTORI PRIEST 4559, and IOTA DRACONIS 4546. 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! * * * * * MEMO * * * * * From: The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission To: All Managers In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately. Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission. Each warrior may have up to 15 favorite sayings. Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, Victory and may be up to 70 characters long. For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.