DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2016    Duedate: 02/06/2016

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-798

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK MIASMA
SUPER STARS R US (626)
(1-8532) [9-1-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK MIASMA                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPER STARS R US (626)         
(1-8532) [9-1-0,86]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIMPLED FARTHING               DARK MIASMA
SUPER STARS R US (626)         SUPER STARS R US (626)
(1-9278) [8-10-0,71]           (1-8532) [9-1-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUPER STARS R US (626)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         29
2. RUN DMC (636)               20THE PEPPER PRACTICE (675)
3. SUPER STARS R US (626)       5      Unchartered Team
4. THE PEPPER PRACTICE (675)    3
5. BOOZE (605)                  0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 THE PEPPER PRACTIC (675)  31  10  2 75.6   1/ 2 SUPER STARS R US (626)    4  1 0
 2/ 1 SUPER STARS R US (626)    26  11  0 70.3   2- 1 COLORFUL (657)            4  6 0
 3- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (665)      16  10  0 61.5   3- 3 BOOZE (605)               3  1 0
 4- 3 DR PEPPER WANNABEE (671)  12   8  3 60.0   4/ 6 RUN DMC (636)             3  3 0
 5/ 4 RUN DMC (636)            222 157 13 58.6   5- 4 DR PEPPER WANNABEE (671)  2  0 1
 6/ 0 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      700 654 78 51.7   6/ 0 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       2  1 0
 7- 5 COLORFUL (657)           106 109  4 49.3   7- 7*WEIRD STUDENTS (665)      2  1 0
 8- 6 BOOZE (605)              174 189 15 47.9   8- 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    0  1 0
 9- 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   422 508 68 45.4   9/ 0 THE PEPPER PRACTIC (675)  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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MORDANT to see 
what's new.  Too bad, COLORFUL, but SUPER STARS R US was just too good to be stopped. 
MVP award for DARK MIASMA?  SUPER STARS R US' proud of it after beating CAPTAIN ELOY 
and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  PIMPLED FARTHING got smashed 
by TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI, and lost 12 points!  Was that a tear I saw in DARK MIASMA's 
eye, as it took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't CAPTAIN ELOY fit to be tied!  Who 
was the wiseguy that said MORDANT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Conan's 
Place?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of COLORFUL must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  I don't know what SUPER STARS R US' been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from COLORFUL, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MIASMA 8532              9   1  0    86       SUPER STARS R US (626)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. ROCKET 9441              13   5  1    94       THE PEPPER PRACTICE (675)
-PAINT IT BLACK 9221          21   5  0    91       COLORFUL (657)
-FLESH 9286                   11   1  0    91       COLORFUL (657)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HRUNTLING 8994               10   3  0    90       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 PIMPLED FARTHING 9278         8  10  0    71       SUPER STARS R US (626)
-LOVE PINK 9204               16  10  0    70       COLORFUL (657)
-REMY 9155                     7   2  0    68       BOOZE (605)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA2 9326                      5   2  1    50       RUN DMC (636)
-BIOWARE 9387                  3   0  1    47       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-WHITESNAKE 9291               8   6  1    46       COLORFUL (657)
-NEEDY NATHAN 9284             4   2  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS (665)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UPBEAT URBAN 9282             3   3  0    30       WEIRD STUDENTS (665)
-DIZZYING YES-MAN 8555         2   0  0    29       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 HUGE HEIGHTS 9308             5   0  0    25       RUN DMC (636)
-BAILEY 9380                   3   0  0    25       BOOZE (605)
-SEVENTH SON 9401              2   1  0    25       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-LUMPY LARRY 9283              3   3  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (665)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRECA 9367                    1   1  0    20       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-IGNORAMUS 9334                1   2  0    17       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 DEVASTATING RAP 9428          1   1  0    17       RUN DMC (636)
-ARCTIC SEALSKIN 8549          1   0  0    17       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 HILDEWULF 9365                1   0  0    16       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-SMIRNOFF 9359                 2   1  0    14       BOOZE (605)
-THORN 9159                    1   0  0    14       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 HERUGRIM 9400                 1   0  0    13       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 MOSTLY CLEAN 9389             2   2  0     8       RUN DMC (636)
-GAZPACHO DEBACLE 8544         1   0  0     6       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 DR FUZZ 9440                  0   1  0     3       THE PEPPER PRACTICE (675)
-CAMO 9429                     0   1  0     1       COLORFUL (657)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIMPLED FARTHING was viciously subdued by TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 2 minute fight.
DARK MIASMA vanquished CAPTAIN ELOY in a 2 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
DA2 overpowered LIEUTENANT WOREL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
FRECA was bested by DEVASTATING RAP in a popular 1 minute fight.
HUGE HEIGHTS subdued DR FUZZ in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
MOSTLY CLEAN lost to HILDEWULF in a 2 minute fight.
HERUGRIM devastated GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  14 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 798 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK MIASMA 8532            9   1  0   86 SUPER STARS R US (626)
AIMED BLOW       DA2 9326                    5   2  1   50 RUN DMC (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PIMPLED FARTHING 9278.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DARK MIASMA 8532.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR FUZZ 
9440, HILDEWULF 9365, PIMPLED FARTHING 9278, DA2 9326, FRECA 9367, DEVASTATING RAP 
9428, HERUGRIM 9400, HUGE HEIGHTS 9308, MOSTLY CLEAN 9389, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MOSTLY CLEAN 9389.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUGE HEIGHTS 9308, HERUGRIM 9400, DEVASTATING RAP 9428, FRECA 
9367, DA2 9326, PIMPLED FARTHING 9278, HILDEWULF 9365, DR FUZZ 9440, DARK MIASMA 
8532, and  0.

                    SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA!

At long last, we are finally having a summer FTF in New Orleans!  It will be held on 
July 15-17, 2016, at the beautiful Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue in downtown 
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includes free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, 
and business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Valet parking is 
$40/night.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.  (If you have issues making reservations, 
please let us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI

                              NEW NOVEL:  "BLOOD GAMES"

Hail Gladiatorial Managers of Alastari,

     My name is Mark G. Manley, AKA Grimwood, author of the Duel 2 novel, "Dark 
Arena."  The RSI staff and I are pleased to announce the next novel in the Duel 2 
reality, "Blood Games."  A publisher has offered a contract to publish the novel and 
I'll continue to provide detailed updates as they become available.  However, I wanted 
to share a quick blurb about the novel.

                                        * * *

     WAR!
     The land of Alastari is thrown into chaos caused by the invasion of the Rirorni 
horde.  Swept up in the conflict and captured is My-re, a young girl living on the 
edge of the Rirorni plains.  Regarded as a spoil of war and growing up in a Rirorni 
family band, her troubles just begin as warlords within the Rirorni Empire fight each 
other for prestige, property, and personal honor.  For mutual protection, My-re is 
taught the family band's Wall of Steel combat style, where if executed correctly, no 
blade, no weapon, no arrow can penetrate.
     In a land where life is dangerous, brutal, and short, My-re is confronted by a 
prominent Rirorni warrior and kills him in self-defense.  She is sold to a Rirorni 
slaver after being found guilty of murder, and exiled back to her native land of 
Alastari.  However, there is no happy reunion, no joyful return, as she is sentenced 
to fight in the Blood Games arena for her crime.
     My-re's one chance of freedom resides in winning the Blood Game tournament.  But 
the champion is not declared by besting your opponents, but by slaughtering them.

                                        * * *

     As with novel "Dark Arena," I worked with RSI to write and publish "Blood Games" 
in the Duel 2 world of Alastari.  But it will always be known as Duelmasters to me.
     I wanted to share a little bit of background about myself, I started my first 
team back on turn 12 in Niania (Arena #2) on February 13, 1990.  I managed a team 
called Wolverines.  The next summer at Gen Con, I started my main team, Skull Squadron 
in Rocanis (Arena #56).  The following summer at Gen Con, I stared Legion of Death, in 
Valamantis (Arena #62).  Twenty-five years later, I've graduated numerous warriors, 
which would not be an easy feat to count.
     Good luck on the arena sands and more to come.

                                          -- Mark G. Manley
                                             AKA Grimwood