DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2016    Duedate: 03/09/2016

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-658

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              BLOOD OX
                               BONE AND STEEL (472)
                               (56-4667) [1-1-1,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOMMY                          JOMMY
MEN OF STEEL (131)             MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4539) [15-19-1,82]         (56-4539) [15-19-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SKULL SQUADRON (28)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         34
2. BONE AND STEEL (472)        25      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)          12      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)     4
5. DRACO (465)                  0      BONE AND STEEL (472)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 132  94  8 58.4   1/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      10  5 2
 2- 3 TREXTRAS (449)            41  31  0 56.9   2/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)       10  5 1
 3/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      441 351 28 55.7   3/ 5*BONE AND STEEL (472)      4  5 1
 4- 5 DRACO (465)               14  14  0 50.0   4- 4 DRACO (465)               2  0 0
 5- 6*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     5   5  0 50.0   5/ 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  2  4 0
 6/ 7 MEN OF STEEL (131)       318 355 43 47.3   6- 3 TREXTRAS (449)            1  1 0
 7/ 8*BONE AND STEEL (472)       4   5  1 44.4   7- 8*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     My-re and the Rirorni, General Pol of the Skull Squadron stable, stood on the 
shore of the Lake of Mists with crates of supplies watching four boats approach.  One 
warrior disembarked and advanced towards them.  He wore well-oiled leather armor.  His 
golden-brown arms and legs boasted perfectly carved muscles.  His round helm covered 
his entire head, including a nose guard with thick rivets around the opening, so only 
his scowling mouth was visible.  His helm hid his eyes in shadow.
     "I bid you greetings, Lord Protectors.  My name is Captain Darien.  I'm here to 
escort you to the Isle of the Eye." 
     "Translation, kid," General Pol said turning to My-re in the Rirorni native 
language of Rathiri.
     Kid?  "He said for you to wait here for the next boat," My-re replied back in 
Rathiri.
     "What!?"
     Darien then gestured for them to board the long boat on the shore of the Lake of 
Mists. 
     General Pol understood she didn't translate Darien's dialogue accurately. He 
grumbled under his breath a few moments, composed himself, and said to her, "Apologies 
if offense was given.  My travels have been long and my mood short. I will be at a 
disadvantage until I learn this cursed Alastarian dialect.  Therefore, I would be in 
favor, if you untangled their words for proper meaning."
     My-re rolled her eyes and reluctantly nodded.
     My-re and General Pol boarded the craft with Captain Darien following.  The two 
oarsmen began rowing them across the lake.
     Captain Darien looked at the brooding Rirorni.  He began, "Any wait on the shore 
was out of necessity.  The creatures in the lake have been restless of late.  Once we 
reach the Isle of the Eye, an ambassador will take you to your quarters where you can 
eat, relax, and refresh yourself.  Training as a Lord Protector will begin tomorrow.  
The arena games are held every two weeks, so you can test your mettle against fellow 
Lord Protectors as often as you like."
     My-re was about to translate, but General Pol seemed disinterested and ran his 
hands through the grey waters of the lake.
     Darien continued. "Rirorni, a word of caution. The Lake of Mists are filled with 
all sorts of strange and extremely dangerous creatures, so casual boating, swimming, 
or dangling digits in the waters is at one's own peril.  The worst near the shores are 
sawfish, which are highly territorial, ill-tempered, and all-around nasty pieces of 
work."
     General Pol noticed Darien talking at him. He turned to My-re for the 
translation.
     "The fish bite."
     Pol quickly retrieved his hand from the water and nodded to Darien that he 
understood.    
     The trip across the lake seemed endless.  Everywhere My-re looked there was 
nothing but the mist.  They could have been going in circles for all she knew.  The 
only sounds were the oars pushing them through the waters and the occasional splash in 
the distance.  
     Captain Darien turned his head and motioned for the oarsmen to stop rowing.  
Several heartbeats passed.  General Pol opened he mouth, but Captain Darien put his 
finger to his lips for silence.  
     My-re saw a gargantuan, dark shape advance on them and pass right under their 
longboat.  She then noticed the bottom of their craft was reinforced with metal.  She 
couldn't help but hold her breath until the creature descended into the depths.
     A minute passed and the rowing began again and My-re found herself pulling in her 
arms and legs a little tighter to her body.  
     In the distance a light began to burn through the mist and their boat headed 
towards the source.  She heard multiple voices in conversation and a harbor began to 
materialize through the haze.
     A longshoreman tossed Captain Darien a rope and helped guide them to the docks.  
He then nodded with respect, extended his hand towards My-re to help her ashore, and 
said, "Lord Protector."
     My-re accepted the gesture.
     Captain Darien, General Pol, and My-re were soon traveling down the creaking, 
wooden dock.  She saw a sign that read Willow Beach.  The fishing village on the 
southern tip of the Isle of the Eye was nestled among beautiful willow trees.  She 
breathed in the lake's aroma of fresh seaweed and fish. 
     Greeted by the sounds of construction, the three entered the town. Workers 
scrambled across new wooden rooftops of gladiatorial guild houses, and one new tavern.  
Townsfolk haggled with merchants for the latest catch from the Lake of Mists.  Lord 
Protectors strutted in white cloaks bragging about past and future deeds to anyone who 
would listen as other warriors rolled in and out of the taverns. 
     My-re thought, though called Willow Beach, the place was actually rather rocky.  
Captain Darien motioned for them to follow him towards two men standing and watching 
them approach.
     The first was a Lord Protector, donning the white cloak.  He was a rock-solid 
mountain of a man much closer to seven feet, than six.  He wore oiled leather armor 
over his well-defined chest and abdomen.  Rounded pecs and a solid core enhanced the 
armor and made it look good.  His golden-brown arms and legs boasted such perfectly 
carved muscles that artists or even healers would likely pay handsomely, so they could 
draw or study his build.  My-re admitted she wouldn't turn down the offer to touch his 
physique to feel what a perfect specimen felt like.
     The other man wore fine tailored robes of a mage, who didn't seem much older than 
My-re, and had deep blue eyes with a fair complexion with a splatter of freckles 
across his youthful face.
     As they approached, Captain Darien made introductions.
     Motioning to the mountain-sized Lord Protector, Darien said, "My-re and General 
Pol, this is Deth of the Skull Squadron stable.  He will be one of your stablemates 
and will take you to your quarters."
     Turning to the younger man, Darien said, "This is Spymaster Timshard.  I must 
say, I'm surprised to see you out of the Academy of the Eye's archive room."
     "Yes, yes, I do need to get back.  However, my aunt asked me to attend the 
welcoming of the latest Lord Protectors to her isle.  Normally, there would be more 
fanfare, but you know the duties of my aunt are never done," Timshard remarked.
     "So, without further delay." Timshard straightened his robs and bowed with grace 
towards them.  He pulled out a scroll, cleared his throat, and announced with great 
elaboration.  

         Hail My-re and General Pol, mighty gladiators of Alastari.   
         I bring you humble greetings from the Isle of the Eye.  In honor of your 
    courage on the arena sands, and in recognition of your proven skill at arms, 
    you have been bestowed a great honor and for now and evermore will have a 
    place in the realm of gladiator prowess.  Many thousands of Lord Protectors 
    now compete with steel and sinew in brotherhood on the Isle of the Eye. You 
    are a hero to this land and have taken your place among the mighty.
         Each of you has been granted title and land and henceforth shall men and 
    women call you Lord Protector. May you bear the name proudly and with honor.
         The greatest pinnacle of your mastery of training awaits thee my Lords. 
         May the gods of thy faith protect you even as you shall be a Protector 
    to the Land. May victory be your eternal companion.
         Signed, Shelia Greywand, Lady of the Ice Garden, Witch of the Northern 
    Waste, High Sorceress of Glacks Island, Lady of the Fire, the Enchantress 
    of--"

     Timshard interrupted himself, "You get the meaning."
     General Pol looked to My-re for the translation.
     "Welcome to your new home."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ROCANIS.  Too bad, MEN OF STEEL, but SKULL 
SQUADRON was just too good to be stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, SKULL SQUADRON!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award 
for BLOOD OX?  BONE AND STEEL's proud of him after beating MAGE'S APPRENTICE and 
getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  GREYLOCK got smashed by RAO, and 
lost 12 points!  What a putz!  IOTA DRACONIS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then 
quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do 
you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are SKULL 
SQUADRON?  MEDAL OF HONOR A11, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them 
to accept an invitation!  Like, is GREYLOCK popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of ROCANIS!  He's got a 8-3-0, is that good?  Ooh!  Did COSH really know 
what he was doing when he challenged MUD KING?  A 7-4-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni 
said that.  I don't know what it means.) What did COSH expect, anyway!  Of course MUD 
KING killed.  Next time stick to people you have a chance against, dummy!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  I'm always kinda bummed when a decent 
warrior gets killed.  COSH, of SKULL SQUADRON had a 7-4-0 when he got bumped off by 
MUD KING.  I see COSH got killed by MUD KING of MEN OF STEEL.  Now I want to see some 
serious Bloodfeud action out there!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families 
would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAMOON 4360                  11   3  0   113       TREXTRAS (449)
-IOTA DRACONIS 4546           14  11  0   105       DRACO (465)
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   15  19  1    82       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 DA1 4599                     13   5  1    82       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 MUD KING 4659                 6   0  2    77       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-ZARABETH 4295                 9   4  0    68       TREXTRAS (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAO 4607                      9  11  0    57       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREYLOCK 4605                 8   3  0    44       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 BOSH 4656                     6   3  1    41       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-LOVING IT 4440                4   1  0    40       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 ANUSHA 4660                   5   3  0    35       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOCHOPEPA 4658                4   3  0    33       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-KOLLOS 4621                   3   0  0    31       TREXTRAS (449)
 SERGEANT 1 4662               4   3  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGUS 4665                   3   1  1    23       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               5   6  1    22       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           2   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 BLOOD OX 4667                 1   1  1    22       BONE AND STEEL (472)
 STRYKEJERN 4671               2   0  0    21       BONE AND STEEL (472)
-REGER 4637                    1   1  0    15       TREXTRAS (449)
 TEUTON 4668                   1   1  0    12       BONE AND STEEL (472)
 DEN HAMMER 4670               0   2  0     2       BONE AND STEEL (472)
-ELEEN 4630                    0   1  0     1       TREXTRAS (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAGE'S APPRENTIC        0  0 0                      BLOOD OX 4667         658  NONE
WASSUP 4437             1  1 0 FAVORITE SAYINGS 459 BOSH 4656             656   
COSH 4651               7  4 0 SKULL SQUADRON 28    MUD KING 4659         658   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAO unbelievably bested GREYLOCK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
COSH was butchered by MUD KING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BOSH overcame HOCHOPEPA in a 3 minute Challenge match.
DA1 outlasted RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a unpopular 9 minute duel.
JOMMY slimly won victory over ROCANI TURNCOAT in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
SERGEANT 8 was bested by ANUSHA in a popular 1 minute duel.
SERGEANT 1 bested TEUTON in a 2 minute match.
STRYKEJERN devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 5 minute one-sided competition.
TARGUS won victory over DEN HAMMER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
BLOOD OX slaughtered MAGE'S APPRENTICE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  3      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  2      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 658 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DA1 4599                   13   5  1   82 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUD KING 4659               6   0  2   77 MEN OF STEEL (131)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREYLOCK 4605               8   3  0   44 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    BOSH 4656                   6   3  1   41 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
AIMED BLOW       ANUSHA 4660                 5   3  0   35 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOMMY 4539.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JOMMY 4539.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOSH 4656, GREYLOCK 4605, MUD 
KING 4659, HOCHOPEPA 4658, ANUSHA 4660, SERGEANT 1 4662, TEUTON 4668, RAO 4607, 
SERGEANT 8 4614, and TARGUS 4665.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRYKEJERN 4671, COSH 4651, BLOOD OX 4667, DEN HAMMER 4670, TARGUS 
4665, SERGEANT 8 4614, RAO 4607, TEUTON 4668, SERGEANT 1 4662, and ANUSHA 4660.