DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2017    Duedate: 05/17/2017

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XYIM
GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
(56-4572) [8-2-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XYIM                           POSITION IS EMPTY
GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)       
(56-4572) [8-2-0,101]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHICKEN OF BRISTOL             MEECHAM
KNIGHTS OF NI (19)             MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-3100) [17-14-2,81]         (56-4749) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KNIGHTS OF NI (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THEM (433)                  32
2. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)    25      GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)          12      Unchartered Team
4. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          0
5. Q IS FOR QUIET (475)         0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  18   6  0 75.0   1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)       10  5 1
 2- 3 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      498 401 31 55.4   2- 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       3  4 1
 3/ 4 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)       425 399 28 51.6   3/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3  4 0
 4/ 0 THEM (433)               172 175 13 49.6   4/ 5 GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  2  0 0
 5/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       357 388 48 47.9   5/ 0 THEM (433)                2  2 0
 6- 6*Q IS FOR QUIET (475)       2   3  0 40.0   6- 6*Q IS FOR QUIET (475)      0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  LOCKLEAR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BROTHER MAYNARD and was awarded 9 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LOCKLEAR put down 
BROTHER MAYNARD, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of XYIM, for with hers arena victory she may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ROCANIS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  MEN OF STEEL is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding MEN OF STEEL.  Indeed it was KNIGHTS OF NI.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYIM 4572                     8   2  0   101       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARGUS 4665                  14  10  1    96       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WITCH 3197                8   7  0    86       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
 CHICKEN OF BRISTOL 3100      17  14  2    81       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T BONES 4551                  9   4  1    64       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EUROPEAN SWALLOW 3359         7   5  0    55       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
-CTHOFUR 4573                  8   2  0    54       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 LOCKLEAR 4721                 4   0  0    53       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           3   1  0    42       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 BROTHER MAYNARD 3358          5   7  0    34       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEACE AND 4705                2   0  0    33       Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
 ROO 4742                      2   3  1    31       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-ANVIAM 4571                   2   2  0    30       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
-CROM 4719                     4   5  0    27       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KROM 4716                     5   7  0    23       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 LOST SOULS 4737               2   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 VISITORS 4739                 2   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 DENNIS 4746                   2   1  0    18       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
 MEECHAM 4749                  0   1  0     1       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-STREET MIME 4704              0   1  0     1       Q IS FOR QUIET (475)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NAKOR 4686             10  3 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     CHICKEN OF BRIST 3100 684   
LOCUST 4743             1  1 0 THEM 433             ROKORI KLEE           686  NONE
RED ARMY 4736           1  2 0 THEM 433             ROKORI KLEE           686  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCUST was viciously butchered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RED ARMY was barely slain by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHICKEN OF BRISTOL was overpowered by XYIM in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
THE WITCH defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
BROTHER MAYNARD was demolished by LOCKLEAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
EUROPEAN SWALLOW defeated ROO in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
LOST SOULS handily defeated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VISITORS vanquished RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DENNIS won victory over MEECHAM in a 4 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 686 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  XYIM 4572                   8   2  0  101 GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE WITCH 3197              8   7  0   86 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
BASHING ATTACK   CHICKEN OF BRISTOL 3100    17  14  2   81 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
WALL OF STEEL    EUROPEAN SWALLOW 3359       7   5  0   55 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOCKLEAR 4721               4   0  0   53 MEN OF STEEL (131)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHICKEN OF BRISTOL 3100.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MEECHAM 4749.  The ten other most popular fighters were XYIM 4572, THE 
WITCH 3197, RED ARMY 4736, LOCKLEAR 4721, EUROPEAN SWALLOW 3359, LOST SOULS 4737, 
LOCUST 4743, CHICKEN OF BRISTOL 3100, BROTHER MAYNARD 3358, and ROO 4742.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNIS 4746.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VISITORS 4739, ROO 4742, BROTHER MAYNARD 3358, CHICKEN OF BRISTOL 3100, 
LOCUST 4743, LOST SOULS 4737, EUROPEAN SWALLOW 3359, LOCKLEAR 4721, RED ARMY 4736, 
and THE WITCH 3197.

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Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"