DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2015    Duedate: 12/02/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MYTORI PRIEST
SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4559) [16-4-3,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MYTORI PRIEST                  XYIM
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
(56-4559) [16-4-3,139]         (56-4572) [5-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IOTA DRACONIS                  XYIM
DRACO (465)                    GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
(56-4546) [11-8-0,79]          (56-4572) [5-1-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SKULL SQUADRON (28)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          47
2. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)    29      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. DRACO (465)                  8      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (469)         7
5. DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)     6      DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)   3   0  0  100   1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       9  6 1
 2/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  11   3  0 78.6   2/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  5 0
 3/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 124  84  7 59.6   3/ 3 DRACO (465)               2  1 0
 4/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      424 339 26 55.6   4/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  2  1 0
 5/ 0*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      10   8  0 55.6   5/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  2  5 0
 6/ 3 DRACO (465)               11  11  0 50.0   6/ 0*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  1  0 0
 7/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)       300 345 41 46.5   7/ 0*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail gladiators of Rocanis!

The roll-up gods (RUGs) have allowed another opportunity to show my honor on the 
sands. After last turn's match against DA1, which I as a little nervous to see, I can 
safely declare the top total parry spot.  My time in Rocanis is almost done and I'm 
expecting an invite to the Isle of the Eye this turn. I was actually expecting it last 
turn, but who knows the will of the RUGs.  

Sergeant 5, the throne is waiting and I've left the seat nice and uncomfortably warm 
for you since you've been away from the arena. While my record is a little daunting, 
I'm not trying to kill my opponents anymore. I was expecting to cross swords before I 
left.  Maybe this turn, as I didn't make any challenges.  After Sergeant 5, I suspect 
Iota Draconis will be next, but I hope not, as he'll probably leave Rocanis shortly 
afterwards with his invite.  Jommy, therefore, I leave it up to you to keep team Draco 
around as long as possible.  I normally don't give styles away, but Iota Draconis is 
a--wait, never mind, I see in the newsletter that you just matched against him.  Now, 
adjust your strategy and beat him!  

I'll bid you farewell as it's now time for the Duelmaster's feast at Mylars.  I 
thought about moving it to the Wanton Troll, but Beulah insisted that everyone try 
their new homemade brew; Mushroom Mead, which I suspect is refined from actual 
mushrooms.  Maybe orcs would like it, but a brew made from fungus, yuck!

In closing, 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 Rocanis.

Humbly, 

Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron 
Duelmaster of Rocanis 
Grimwood, manager

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The MEN OF STEEL guild has had a 
3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, MUD KING fought ANUSHA and gained 22 points and 
contributed to MEN OF STEEL's 3-1-0.  ANUSHA has lost to MUD KING, falling 16 points, 
while helping make SKULL SQUADRON a 2-3-0 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 Mylar's until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but 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 guess who 
avoided MEDAL OF HONOR A11 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SKULL 
SQUADRON.  Anyone surprised?   
     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.  Will SKULL SQUADRON get away with 
MYTORI PRIEST having killed OVECHKIN of MISSING TEETH?  One more turn, and the 
bloodfeud's over, at least officially.  Is it really true that ROCANIS has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ROCANIS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559           16   4  3   139       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                      8   3  1    80       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546           11   8  0    79       DRACO (465)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   12  15  1    58       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 XYIM 4572                     5   1  0    58       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREYLOCK 4605                 6   2  0    48       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 RAO 4607                      7   7  0    40       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 VEALZEBUB 4623                3   0  0    35       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           3   1  0    32       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 CTHOFUR 4573                  5   1  0    31       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICH RODDY 4592               3   1  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               3   1  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 MUD KING 4659                 1   0  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 ANVIAM 4571                   1   1  0    18       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 JOLLY JOE 4590                1   3  0    16       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 HOCHOPEPA 4658                1   0  0    15       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 COSH 4651                     3   2  0    11       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 BROKEN BRIAN 4591             1   3  0    10       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 BASH 4656                     2   1  0     9       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 ANUSHA 4660                   1   1  0     4       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeabt 1 -- I hope the two losses Skull Squadron gave you wasn't a contributing 
factor to your DA.  I rarely run anyone with horrible stats, so losing isn't 
necessarily bad.  Besides, it's difficult running a successful parry riposte. -- 
Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron

Sergeabt 1 -- I'm assuming your name was misspelled, as is mine currently. I sent 
something into the Gladiatorial Commission (#56-4656 -- Bosh, not Bash) a while back 
and hoping they will make the correction soon. ;) -- Bosh

     Both fixed -- sorry about that. -- Ed.

Sergeant 8 -- Finally, found it! Hopefully, my record will start improving. Rao of 
Skull Squadron

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MYTORI PRIEST bested IOTA DRACONIS in a action packed 4 minute master's Title fight.
DA1 outlasted RIRORNI SPY in a exciting 8 minute melee.
JOMMY was savagely defeated by XYIM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
RICH RODDY was narrowly defeated by RAO in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
SHALLOW SLAMMY devastated ANVIAM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VEALZEBUB devastated BROKEN BRIAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CTHOFUR handily defeated JOLLY JOE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
SERGEANT 8 won victory over BASH in a action packed 1 minute beginner's duel.
COSH was defeated by HOCHOPEPA in a 4 minute duel.
ANUSHA was vanquished by MUD KING in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  2      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  20 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 651 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 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MYTORI PRIEST 4559         16   4  3  139 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
WALL OF STEEL    IOTA DRACONIS 4546         11   8  0   79 DRACO (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  XYIM 4572                   5   1  0   58 GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
PARRY-STRIKE     VEALZEBUB 4623              3   0  0   35 DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
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 XYIM 4572.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAO 4607, MYTORI PRIEST 
4559, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, RICH RODDY 4592, MUD KING 4659, JOLLY JOE 4590, SERGEANT 8 
4614, SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589, VEALZEBUB 4623, and CTHOFUR 4573.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COSH 4651, HOCHOPEPA 4658, BROKEN BRIAN 4591, ANVIAM 4571, ANUSHA 4660, 
BASH 4656, JOMMY 4539, CTHOFUR 4573, VEALZEBUB 4623, and SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MYTORI PRIEST (56-4559) SKULL SQUADRON (28)