DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2015    Duedate: 01/13/2016

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAMOON
TREXTRAS (449)
(56-4360) [10-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAMOON                         VEALZEBUB
TREXTRAS (449)                 DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
(56-4360) [10-3-0,103]         (56-4623) [5-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IOTA DRACONIS                  TAMOON
DRACO (465)                    TREXTRAS (449)
(56-4546) [12-10-0,91]         (56-4360) [10-3-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF STEEL (131)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREXTRAS (449)              20
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    16      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         11      Unchartered Team
4. DRACO (465)                 10
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)           3      DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)   5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        7  4 1
 2- 2*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  13   4  0 76.5   2/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       7  7 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 129  88  8 59.4   3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  5  4 1
 4/ 5 TREXTRAS (449)            38  30  0 55.9   4/ 7 TREXTRAS (449)            4  1 0
 5/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      431 346 26 55.5   5/ 5*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      3  4 0
 6/ 6*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      13  12  0 52.0   6/ 6*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  2  1 0
 7- 7 THEM (433)               158 157 13 50.2   7- 3*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  2  1 0
 8/ 9 DRACO (465)               12  13  0 48.0   8/ 9 DRACO (465)               1  2 0
 9/ 8 MEN OF STEEL (131)       307 349 42 46.8   9- 8 THEM (433)                0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Anusha stormed through the gates of Rocanis and pushed her way through 
overzealous merchants peddling their wares.  During her absence at Warlord Bannok's 
camp, she caught wind that a Rirorni had entered Rocanis and joined their stable; 
Skull Squadron.
     On its own that was no surprise, having lost the Mytori Priest to the Isle of the 
Eye as a Lord Protector.  For a moment, she almost second-guessed arranging' his Dark 
Arena match against the Mainakha-Te Master, as she recently learned the road to the 
Isle of the Eye was rough and played havoc on one's backside.  Now, the Mytori Priest 
wouldn't feel the slightest bump raveling in a wooden box.  However, any doubt washed 
away as she touched the pouch of gold at her side paid to her by Warlord Bannok for 
perpetrating the priest's death.  What troubled her was this mysterious Rirorni was 
not part of Bannok's army. She was concerned what it might mean.
     After checking the Skull Squadron stable she headed to Mylar's Tavern. She hoped 
they were there, instead of the Wanton Troll, as she was still at odds with Beulah. 
She wondered if that ale was still on here derriere and still slumped over.
     Entering Mylar's she spotted her four stable mates in the tavern.  The newest 
member's back was turned.
     The tavern's owner, Mylar, walked up and said, "Welcome to-"
     Anusha went around him and marched to their table.
     Bosh and Cosh, the Rirorni twins, nudged Rao as she approached.
     "Anusha, welcome back to Rocanis. I'd say by that weight you carry on your belt, 
you'll be buying the next round," Rao said pointing to her pouch.
     Anusha glanced at Rao then stared at the newest member.  He didn't move for 
several heartbeats. He then took a drink from his beer and turned in his seat to face 
her.
     "Targus, what in the nine hells are you doing here?"
     "Anusha, what a lovely surprise. It's always nice to see your soft smile, after a 
long hard road," Targus said.
     "Shut it, I don't see anyone smiling around here," Anusha said. "I asked you a 
question."
     "I think you know why I'm here."
     "The bounty on the Blood Game's champion My-re is mine!" Anusha said in a raised 
tone, which brought glances from some of the Rocani Patrons.
     "Lower your voice, unless you want every bounty hunter in a hundred leagues to 
contend with.  Please sit--sit down before you make yourself look even more foolish," 
Targus said and pushed a full drink towards her.
     Anusha eyed him as she sat and took a drink. It was cool and welcomed after the 
long ride from Warlord Bannok's camp.
     Rao said, "Targus was just saying-"
     Anusha interrupted him, "How did you hear about the bounty?"
     "A bounty as vast as what is being offered for My-re is not going to stay a 
secret for long. We have a few months head start before everyone learns her family is 
here," Targus said.
     "What do you mean 'we'? There is no 'we', there is only me," Anusha spat.
     "Come now, even split we'd never have to work another day in our lives.  We'd 
have a much easier time working together, then apart. Besides, once word got out, 
we'll be contending with every Delarquan hunter scum who can rub two coins together."
     "We're here to help," Bosh and Cosh said in unison, their faces plastered with 
smiles of greed.
     "See, we already have help in the form of our valued gladiatorial stable mates," 
Targus leaned back and gestured to Bosh and Cosh.
     Rao added, "My brother can also persuade others to keep away to give us even more 
time."
     Targus nodded in appreciation towards Rao. "We have the formation of a great 
team. What do you say Anusha?  One last run for old times' sake?"
     Anusha looked to her grinning stable mates. While she preferred to work alone, 
the additional help would be beneficial, especially once word of the vast bounty got 
out.
     "Alright, Targus, where do we begin to look for My-re's family?" Anusha asked.
     "No idea."
     "Lovely."
     
                                               -- Grimwood, Skull Squadron
                                                  aka Mark G. Manley

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ROCANIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  It 
was a tough week for GRIZZLED VETERANS!, to drop 4 places in the rankings.  Coming up 
with a solid 2-1-0 outing, TREXTRAS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MUD KING, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after 
mashing COSH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  COSH was subdued by MUD KING and drops 11 points.  In 
front of all the crowds, TAMOON took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the 
bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad GRIZZLED  VETERANS!?  Big bad 
GRIZZLED VETERANS!.  Big bad GRIZZLED VETERANS!.  ROCANIS' afraid of the big bad 
GRIZZLED VETERANS!.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  
GRIZZLED VETERANS! + Weapons That go Boom = SKULL SQUADRON + Avoid City.  And who is 
this REGER you ask, with 15 points and a 1-1-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ROCANIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMOON 4360                  10   3  0   103       TREXTRAS (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546           12  10  0    91       DRACO (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA1 4599                     10   4  1    78       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   13  17  1    65       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-XYIM 4572                     6   1  0    64       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 VEALZEBUB 4623                5   1  0    64       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
-ZARABETH 4295                 8   4  0    63       TREXTRAS (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAO 4607                      8   9  0    50       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-GREYLOCK 4605                 6   2  0    48       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 MUD KING 4659                 3   0  1    46       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-T BONES 4551                  5   1  1    44       THEM (433)
-CTHOFUR 4573                  6   1  0    39       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUSHA 4660                   3   2  0    33       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               5   2  1    31       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           3   2  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 BOSH 4656                     4   2  0    25       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-JOLLY JOE 4590                2   3  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 COSH 4651                     5   3  0    24       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICH RODDY 4592               4   2  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 HOCHOPEPA 4658                3   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           2   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KOLLOS 4621                   2   0  0    19       TREXTRAS (449)
-ANVIAM 4571                   1   2  0    19       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 BROKEN BRIAN 4591             2   5  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 REGER 4637                    1   1  0    15       TREXTRAS (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4663               2   1  0    14       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SERGEANT 1 4662               1   2  0     9       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 TARGUS 4665                   0   1  0     1       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POPS 4642               1  1 0 THEM 433             SERGEANT 8 4614       653   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VEALZEBUB was devastated by IOTA DRACONIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BOSH won victory over REGER in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ANUSHA slimly won victory over HOCHOPEPA in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
DA1 was devastated by TAMOON in a popular 4 minute brutal one-sided Title contest.
JOMMY unbelievably bested RAO in a action packed 6 minute gory brawl.
COSH was devastated by MUD KING in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SERGEANT 8 handily defeated BROKEN BRIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOLLOS won victory over SERGEANT 1 in a action packed 4 minute duel.
SERGEANT 2 vanquished TARGUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 654 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                10   3  0  103 TREXTRAS (449)
WALL OF STEEL    IOTA DRACONIS 4546         12  10  0   91 DRACO (465)
TOTAL PARRY      DA1 4599                   10   4  1   78 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUD KING 4659               3   0  1   46 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 TAMOON 4360.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANUSHA 4660, RAO 
4607, JOMMY 4539, SERGEANT 1 4662, HOCHOPEPA 4658, REGER 4637, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, 
DA1 4599, MUD KING 4659, and SERGEANT 8 4614.

The least popular fighter this week was TARGUS 4665.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOLLOS 4621, COSH 4651, BROKEN BRIAN 4591, BOSH 4656, VEALZEBUB 4623, 
SERGEANT 2 4663, SERGEANT 8 4614, MUD KING 4659, DA1 4599, and IOTA DRACONIS 4546.