DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2016    Duedate: 01/27/2016

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-655

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAMOON
TREXTRAS (449)
(56-4360) [11-3-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAMOON                         VEALZEBUB
TREXTRAS (449)                 DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
(56-4360) [11-3-0,113]         (56-4623) [6-1-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IOTA DRACONIS                  SERGEANT 8
DRACO (465)                    MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4546) [12-11-0,85]         (56-4614) [5-3-1,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TREXTRAS (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREXTRAS (449)              22
2. DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)     7      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)           5      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)     4
5. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          0      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)   6   1  0 85.7   1/ 4 TREXTRAS (449)            6  1 0
 2/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 130  90  8 59.1   2- 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       6  3 0
 3/ 4 TREXTRAS (449)            40  30  0 57.1   3/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  4 1
 4- 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      431 346 26 55.5   4/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  4  5 1
 5- 6*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      13  12  0 52.0   5/ 6*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  2  1 0
 6- 7 THEM (433)               158 157 13 50.2   6/ 8 DRACO (465)               1  2 0
 7/ 9 MEN OF STEEL (131)       308 350 42 46.8   7- 9 THEM (433)                0  4 0
 8/ 8 DRACO (465)               12  14  0 46.2   8- 5*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      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

     Grimwood, the manager of the Skull Squadron, walked up to his stable's dwelling 
and saw two heavily armed Rocani along with Khel Rojida, the arena manager, hammering 
a sign on the door.  It read, 'Quarantined.'
     "What in the nine hells is this?" Grimwood asked gesturing at the sign.
     Khel turned and said, "It's a precaution.  Your whole stable is sick."
     "What?  They were fine two weeks ago?  What do they have?"
     "They've got the croup.  Coughing, fever, runny noses, and worse of all, pink 
eye."
     "Pink eye?"
     "Yes, I'm going to station two guards here to ensure they don't turn into 
zombies."
     "Zombies?  That's just something some young kids made up."
     "You can't be so certain in this day and age," Khel replied.
     Grimwood then heard coughing and hacking from inside the stable.  He sighed 
deeply.  "So, none of them are up to fighting this week?"
     "Didn't you hear, they have pink eye?  If any of the other managers knew I'd 
allow a warrior infected with pink eye fight, there'd be a riot in fear of another 
zombie outbreak," Khel said.
     "Another zombie outbreak?" Grimwood asked.
     "Well, I'm sure there was one in the past, besides we're probably overdue.  I'll 
not chance it."
     "What am I supposed to do in the meantime?"
     "Ensure they get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and for the love of the 
gods, don't touch your eyes!"

                                          -- Skull Squadron
                                             Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MEN OF STEEL was 
unseated this week as TREXTRAS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week TREXTRAS went 2-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
KOLLOS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
SERGEANT 8 and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, KOLLOS put down SERGEANT 8, causing him to lose 7 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although IOTA DRACONIS made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious TAMOON.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  MEN OF STEEL is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of TREXTRAS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMOON 4360                  11   3  0   113       TREXTRAS (449)

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           12  11  0    85       DRACO (465)
 DA1 4599                     11   4  1    84       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEALZEBUB 4623                6   1  0    71       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   13  18  1    64       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANUSHA 4660                   3   2  0    33       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 KOLLOS 4621                   3   0  0    31       TREXTRAS (449)
-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)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               5   3  1    24       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-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)
 SERGEANT 1 4662               2   2  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-BROKEN BRIAN 4591             2   5  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-REGER 4637                    1   1  0    15       TREXTRAS (449)
-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?
SERGEANT 2 4663         2  2 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 NAIRON                655  NONE
POPS 4642               1  1 0 THEM 433             SERGEANT 8 4614       653   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT 2 was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TAMOON devastated IOTA DRACONIS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DA1 luckily beat ROCANI TURNCOAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute duel.
JOMMY was viciously subdued by VEALZEBUB in a 2 minute gory fight.
SERGEANT 8 was subdued by KOLLOS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.
SERGEANT 1 vanquished RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 655 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                11   3  0  113 TREXTRAS (449)
WALL OF STEEL    IOTA DRACONIS 4546         12  11  0   85 DRACO (465)
TOTAL PARRY      DA1 4599                   11   4  1   84 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 SERGEANT 8 4614.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAMOON 4360, 
VEALZEBUB 4623, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, DA1 4599, SERGEANT 1 4662, SERGEANT 2 4663, JOMMY 
4539, KOLLOS 4621,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KOLLOS 4621.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOMMY 4539, SERGEANT 2 4663, SERGEANT 1 4662, DA1 4599, IOTA DRACONIS 
4546, VEALZEBUB 4623, TAMOON 4360, SERGEANT 8 4614,  0, and  0.

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                                          -- RSI