DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2016    Duedate: 02/08/2016

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-774

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TUM'S SOCKS
SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
(4-6870) [13-5-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TUM'S SOCKS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)         
(4-6870) [13-5-0,105]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TUM'S SOCKS                    EVENFLOW
SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)         PEARL JAM (629)
(4-6870) [13-5-0,105]          (4-7014) [3-2-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)      23
2. PEARL JAM (629)             11      THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
3. THE BAD BUNNIES (164)       11      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (662)         0
5. PURSUIT OF PAIN (655)        0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 WEIRD STUDENTS (662)      38  20  5 65.5   1- 1 WEIRD STUDENTS (662)      5  3 1
 2/ 3 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    402 300 30 57.3   2/ 4 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)    4  1 0
 3/ 5 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)    17  15  1 53.1   3/ 2 PEARL JAM (629)           4  4 0
 4/ 4 PEARL JAM (629)          182 161 12 53.1   4/ 3 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     2  7 0
 5- 6*PURSUIT OF PAIN (655)      4   7  1 36.4   5- 5*PURSUIT OF PAIN (655)     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

     Good day, in JHELUM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WEIRD STUDENTS is pushed out of top team by SMELLS LIKE FROG, who came 
from 4th with a 2-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, DAUGHTER fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 
and gained 21 points and contributed to PEARL JAM's 2-2-0.  EVENFLOW has lost to ICE 
FROG KING, falling 12 points, while helping make PEARL JAM a 2-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TUM'S SOCKS remains JHELUM's top 
warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUM'S SOCKS 6870             13   5  0   105       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJESTIC MATT 6999            7   5  1    84       WEIRD STUDENTS (662)
 ANIMAL 6948                   5   2  1    72       PEARL JAM (629)
-LOUDMOUTH LISA 7015           9   4  1    71       WEIRD STUDENTS (662)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTERMAN 7037                9   2  0    55       PEARL JAM (629)
-PRUDENT PIPER 7002            8   5  2    52       WEIRD STUDENTS (662)
-DAZZLING DENNY 7003           8   4  0    51       WEIRD STUDENTS (662)
-AURELIA 6954                  4   4  1    40       PURSUIT OF PAIN (655)
 HARVEY 6978                   4   3  1    40       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE FROG KING 6933            3   0  1    28       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
-FREAKY FRAN 7028              3   1  1    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (662)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAUGHTER 7060                 1   0  0    21       PEARL JAM (629)
-MR. PUDDING 6902              1   1  0    18       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
 EVENFLOW 7014                 3   2  0    17       PEARL JAM (629)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PUFF BALL 6947         11 11 1 THE BAD BUNNIES 164  MAJESTIC MATT 6999    773   
ROADKILL 7058           0  1 0 THE BAD BUNNIES 164  DARK CHAMPION         774  NONE
ROADKILL #1 7064        0  1 0 THE BAD BUNNIES 164  MOUNTAIN TROLL        774  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROADKILL #1 was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROADKILL was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
TUM'S SOCKS handily defeated ANIMAL in a 2 minute one-sided Title match.
BETTERMAN outwaited HARVEY in a 8 minute bloody brawl.
EVENFLOW was defeated by ICE FROG KING in a 2 minute fight.
DAUGHTER demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 774 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TUM'S SOCKS 6870           13   5  0  105 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANIMAL 6948                 5   2  1   72 PEARL JAM (629)
TOTAL PARRY      HARVEY 6978                 4   3  1   40 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TUM'S SOCKS 6870.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EVENFLOW 7014.  The ten other most popular fighters were ICE FROG KING 6933, 
TUM'S SOCKS 6870, ANIMAL 6948, HARVEY 6978, DAUGHTER 7060, ROADKILL #1 7064, 
BETTERMAN 7037, ROADKILL 7058,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ROADKILL 7058.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BETTERMAN 7037, ROADKILL #1 7064, DAUGHTER 7060, HARVEY 6978, ANIMAL 
6948, TUM'S SOCKS 6870, ICE FROG KING 6933, EVENFLOW 7014,  0, and  0.

                              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