DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/13/2018    Duedate: 12/26/2018

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-728

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMEX
CREDIT (479)
(56-4778) [11-3-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMEX                           HUSH
CREDIT (479)                   Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
(56-4778) [11-3-1,116]         (56-4755) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILBERT IRDAN                  HUSH
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
(56-4541) [10-13-1,53]         (56-4755) [4-0-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KNIGHTS OF NI (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KNIGHTS OF NI (19)          40
2. CREDIT (479)                29      CREDIT (479)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)          20      Unchartered Team
4. Q IS FOR QUIET (475)        14
5. THEM (433)                  12      Q IS FOR QUIET (475)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*Q IS FOR QUIET (475)       9   4  1 69.2   1/ 3 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)        7  3 0
 2/ 2 CREDIT (479)              40  25  4 61.5   2/ 2 CREDIT (479)              6  3 0
 3/ 3 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)       511 465 32 52.4   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       6  9 0
 4/ 5 THEM (433)               193 200 16 49.1   4/ 4*Q IS FOR QUIET (475)      5  1 1
 5/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       401 422 53 48.7   5/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)        1  1 1
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      423 483 11 46.7   6/ 7 THEM (433)                1  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

OK, ok; so I beat Ellen Gallio for Duelmaster. But it didn't count much, because there 
was so little interest, and the world runs on interest, right? The boss said so. If 
there was lack of interest, I will not get many skills and I will lose interest, then 
Credit will go broken and well, whatever. Just challenge me. OK? I need more kills. 
(and more interest.)

                                          -- Amex

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  Former top team MIDDLE WAY 20 was 
unseated this week as KNIGHTS OF NI moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  QUICKEN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested RIRORNI SOLDIERS and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NEWT put down ELIN 
GALLIO, causing her to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has AMEX in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven 
its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     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.  Q IS FOR QUIET 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 Q IS FOR QUIET.  Indeed it was KNIGHTS OF NI.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
HOUSTON FARMER.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money 
on DEAD COLLECTOR.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn 
against HOUSTON FARMER!  The KNIGHTS OF NI stable will be up late tonight, for indeed 
it was DEAD COLLECTOR who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 26 in 
recognition!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ROCANIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMEX 4778                    11   3  1   116       CREDIT (479)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T BONES 4551                 13   8  2   102       THEM (433)
 NEWT 4805                     9   5  0   102       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
-LOCKLEAR 4721                 9   2  0    99       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD COLLECTOR 4781           8   9  1    86       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
-ROO 4742                     13  15  2    84       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491             18  13  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-ARUTHA 4723                   7   0  1    79       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SIR GAWAINE 4771             11   7  0    76       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428          11  40  1    74       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           4   1  0    63       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541           10  13  1    53       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HUSH 4755                     4   0  0    53       Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
-TITLE MAX 4796                7   3  0    52       CREDIT (479)
 QUICKEN 4823                  6   2  1    50       CREDIT (479)
 BUMS 4811                     4   1  1    42       THEM (433)
 PEACE AND 4705                3   1  0    40       Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
 BLOODY PEASANT 4809           5   5  0    39       KNIGHTS OF NI (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISAM KORL 4536                6  18  1    37       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRST NATIONAL 4808           5   6  0    33       CREDIT (479)
-CARBINIERI 4814               3   1  0    32       THEM (433)
 WHISPER 4745                  2   0  1    25       Q IS FOR QUIET (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DINER'S CLUB 4774             6   3  1    22       CREDIT (479)
 FANNON 4724                   1   0  1    20       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 ITCHES 4810                   4   2  0    18       THEM (433)
-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?
NARRATOR 4825           1  1 0 KNIGHTS OF NI 19     WHISPER 4745          728   
QUILL ROOS 4832         0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    FANNON 4724           728   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amex -- Nothing like throwing credit around to succeed.  Good fight. -- Elin Gallio

Dead Collector -- You didn't collect ME.  The win, yeah, but I'm not dead, and I like 
it that way. -- Gilbert Irdan

Sir Gawain -- Long fights!  Not my favorite thing, but at least I got a win.  Thanks. 
-- Houston Farmer

Itches -- Horrid thought. -- Isam Korl

Whisper -- Too right I'm "reconsidering this gladiator stuff."  I wasn't supposed to 
LOSE! -- Quill Roos 

Peace And, you really fooled me! Yu must be awfully smart. And skilled. Kudos. -- 
Quicken

Ellen, I was satisfied. It was fun. -- Amex

Hush, don't tell anybody. -- Diner's Club

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEWT devastated ELIN GALLIO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEAD COLLECTOR vanquished HOUSTON FARMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HUSH savagely defeated BLOODY PEASANT in a crowd pleasing 10 minute Challenge duel.
WHISPER assassinated NARRATOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AMEX viciously subdued RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a popular 2 minute expert's Title brawl.
SIR GAWAINE savagely defeated RIRORNI SPY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory brawl.
ISAM KORL was viciously subdued by BUMS in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
GILBERT IRDAN won victory over PEACE AND in a 1 minute duel.
QUICKEN overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
FIRST NATIONAL beat ITCHES in a 5 minute melee.
QUILL ROOS was executed by FANNON in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 728 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   AMEX 4778                  11   3  1  116 CREDIT (479)
SLASHING ATTACK  NEWT 4805                   9   5  0  102 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
WALL OF STEEL    ELIN GALLIO 4491           18  13  0   79 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR GAWAINE 4771           11   7  0   76 KNIGHTS OF NI (19)
STRIKING ATTACK  HUSH 4755                   4   0  0   53 Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
AIMED BLOW       PEACE AND 4705              3   1  0   40 Q IS FOR QUIET (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILBERT IRDAN 4541.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HUSH 4755.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMEX 4778, NEWT 4805, 
DEAD COLLECTOR 4781, BUMS 4811, QUICKEN 4823, GILBERT IRDAN 4541, FANNON 4724, 
HOUSTON FARMER 4428, WHISPER 4745, and SIR GAWAINE 4771.

The least popular fighter this week was FIRST NATIONAL 4808.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLOODY PEASANT 4809, QUILL ROOS 4832, ISAM KORL 4536, NARRATOR 
4825, ELIN GALLIO 4491, ITCHES 4810, PEACE AND 4705, SIR GAWAINE 4771, WHISPER 4745, 
and HOUSTON FARMER 4428.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium