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.