DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2016    Duedate: 08/10/2016

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-666

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANUSHA
SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4660) [12-3-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANUSHA                         VEALZEBUB
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
(56-4660) [12-3-1,137]         (56-4623) [7-1-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAO                            VEALZEBUB
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
(56-4607) [14-13-0,88]         (56-4623) [7-1-0,84]

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)          34
2. GET (419)                   14      GET (419)
3. DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)    13      Unchartered Team
4. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          4
5. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)     0      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)   7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      11  4 1
 2/ 1 GET (419)                 76  46  1 62.3   2/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  7 2
 3- 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 135  98  8 57.9   3/ 3 GET (419)                 2  1 0
 4/ 3 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      464 363 29 56.1   4/ 0*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  1  0 0
 5/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)       332 372 45 47.2   5- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  0  1 0
 6/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     5   6  0 45.5   6/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    0  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

Hail gladiators of Rocanis!

Three turns as Duelmaster and as promised, a third Duelmaster's Column.  Yet, the 
much-feared turn 666 has finally arrived for Rocanis and it seems many gladiator 
stables have decided to make themselves scarce.  However, the few remaining have 
already proven they have the mettle it takes to call themselves a true gladiator 
stable of Rocanis!

Again, I didn't challenge anyone this turn, as I'm unsure if I could challenge 
champions, so it'll be interesting to see which Men of Steel gladiator I match up 
against.  I did notice Mud King has finally arrived back to Rocanis, so in light of 
this news, I want to thank my stable mate Rao in advance for running interference for 
me. 

Speaking of Men of Steel, I saw Hochopepa rolled the dice again with the Dark Arena 
and it came up snake-eyes.  I've learned it's wise not to play against Ahringol, the 
God of the Dead, as it's rumored he has loaded dice.  I was also surprised and 
impressed that Greylock decided to follow his stablemate to the Dark Arena too, and 
returned!  Impressive, yet I'm a little worried (as the rest of the Men of Steel 
stable, I suspect). Congratulations on your victory!  I think?  

Speaking of victory, it's time for the Duelmaster's feast at Mylar's.  DA1, for 
allowing me another turn as Duelmaster, I compromised with Mylar to waive your cover 
charge, but just for the salad bar.  Feel free to eat as much lettuce and fixings as 
you'd like.  He still said no to the rest of the buffet, as when you lose a fight, you 
can really pack it away with comfort eating.  However, I'm picking up the tab for 
Greylock as returning from the Dark Arena is no small feat.  

Finally, to my fellow gladiators, I will leave you all with some words of 
encouragement.  Remember, each defeat in the arena is only a delay on the long road 
(or short in my case) to becoming the Duelmaster of Rocanis.

                                          Humbly,

                                          Anusha of Skull Squadron
                                          Duelmaster of Rocanis
                                          Grimwood, manager

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see PANCAKES win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PANCAKES beat 
BOSH and BOSH lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as ANUSHA stays top dog in the city.  The Grub 
& Rub Bar and Bistro, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From ROCANIS' trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MEN OF STEEL was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like SKULL SQUADRON avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, PANCAKES was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  RAO challenged down 17 against MEN OF 
STEEL's GREYLOCK.  What a weasel!  RAO was beat by GREYLOCK!  Ok, RAO want to fight 
my grandmother next turn?  Huh?   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Ya gotta go sometime, and DA1's time was 
this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had he lived... (what?  me pity?).  I can't say 
as I'm proud to find out that SKULL SQUADRON's ANUSHA has killed DA1 from MEN OF 
STEEL.  I can say I wish MEN OF STEEL good luck in their bloodfeud.  Titanium shields 
and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUSHA 4660                  12   3  1   137       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREYLOCK 4605                14   3  1   107       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAO 4607                     14  13  0    88       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-MUD KING 4659                 7   0  2    87       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 VEALZEBUB 4623                7   1  0    84       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
 JOMMY 4539                   16  26  1    81       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 PANCAKES 4241                 8   4  0    75       GET (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGUS 4665                   8   3  1    60       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSH 4656                    11   5  1    50       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-SERGEANT 8 4614               8   8  1    44       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 LOVING IT 4440                4   2  0    34       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           2   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 NAKOR 4686                    1   0  0    13       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 TARTAR 4713                   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?
DA1 4599               16 10 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     ANUSHA 4660           666   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Men of Steel -- If things play out right, I have a 66.6% chance of staying Duelmaster 
for turn 666.  Here's hoping for a good match-up for me. -- Anusha, Duelmaster of 
Rocanis

Jommy -- I see you changed strategies and ensured your weapon was in hand at the start 
of the fight.  I'm not sure if you were training your WIT, but by default for that 
feat alone you should have learned it. -- Rao

Greylock -- I heard a rumor that Mud King closed the Dark Arena door behind you when 
you were wishing Hochopepa good luck.  That joker! -- Grimwood, manager of Skull 
Squadron

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAO was devastated by GREYLOCK in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BOSH was handily defeated by PANCAKES in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ANUSHA viciously butchered DA1 in a 3 minute bloody Title brawl.
VEALZEBUB savagely defeated JOMMY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody veteran's fight.
TARGUS vanquished LOVING IT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
TARTAR was viciously subdued by NAKOR in a 5 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  12 -  3      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 666 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ANUSHA 4660                12   3  1  137 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREYLOCK 4605              14   3  1  107 MEN OF STEEL (131)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAO 4607                   14  13  0   88 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
PARRY-STRIKE     VEALZEBUB 4623              7   1  0   84 DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANCAKES 4241               8   4  0   75 GET (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   TARGUS 4665                 8   3  1   60 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
WALL OF STEEL    BOSH 4656                  11   5  1   50 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAO 4607.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VEALZEBUB 4623.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAKOR 4686, ANUSHA 4660, 
TARGUS 4665, GREYLOCK 4605, PANCAKES 4241, TARTAR 4713, RAO 4607, BOSH 4656, JOMMY 
4539, and LOVING IT 4440.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOVING IT 4440, JOMMY 4539, BOSH 4656, RAO 4607, TARTAR 4713, PANCAKES 
4241, GREYLOCK 4605, TARGUS 4665, ANUSHA 4660, and NAKOR 4686.