DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-799

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOONGLUM
HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
(5-5128) [13-17-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOONGLUM                       POSITION IS EMPTY
HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)        
(5-5128) [13-17-1,96]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXECUTIONER                    GUTTERSNIPE
DUNGEON CELL (553)             DUNGEON CELL (553)
(5-5505) [10-7-0,84]           (5-5536) [12-6-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)     45
2. DUNGEON CELL (553)          10      HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
3. GAMERS (526)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (568)         0
5. MASSAGE PARLORS (487)        0      STAR WARRIORS (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GAMERS (526)              13   0  0  100   1/ 2 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   7  2 0
 2/ 2 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   75  37  3 67.0   2/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (553)        5  8 0
 3/ 3 DUNGEON CELL (553)        78  67  9 53.8   3- 3 GAMERS (526)              2  0 0
 4- 4 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     48  45  3 51.6   4- 4 WEIRD STUDENTS (568)      1  3 0
 5- 5 WEIRD STUDENTS (568)      20  30  1 40.0   5- 5 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DUNGEON CELL, since 
HISTORICAL KOLACT took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see DESTRUCTIVE PATH win a fight and gain 22 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DESTRUCTIVE PATH beat BLACKGUARD and BLACKGUARD lost 17 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, ILOMON has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MOONGLUM takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
KALTOS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KALTOS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in KALTOS to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONGLUM 5128                13  17  1    96       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ILOMON 5028                  13   0  0   140       GAMERS (526)
-RUB DOWN 4653                10   3  0    93       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXECUTIONER 5505             10   7  0    84       DUNGEON CELL (553)
 DESTRUCTIVE PATH 5625         5   1  0    82       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTTERSNIPE 5536             12   6  0    65       DUNGEON CELL (553)
 BLACKGUARD 5543               7   1  1    59       DUNGEON CELL (553)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THRASHER 5527                 6   4  0    50       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
-COLD HANDS 5567               4   1  0    50       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-JUMPING JACK 5583             6   5  0    44       WEIRD STUDENTS (568)
-WET TOWEL 5503                5   2  1    44       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 WAR HAWK 5626                 4   0  0    40       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIPPERY SCOTT 5585           4   9  1    32       WEIRD STUDENTS (568)
 LANDSLIDE 5579                3   3  0    26       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OILY PALM 5485                1   1  0    22       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-LAUGHING LISA 5582            1   7  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (568)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
INTERROGATER 5636       0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 553     DARK CHAMPION         799  NONE
THE CONDEMNED 5637      0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 553     ARENAMASTER TROK      799  NONE
WILD WILLIAM 5584       6  4 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 568   BLACKGUARD 5543       796   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE CONDEMNED was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INTERROGATER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
EXECUTIONER was subdued by MOONGLUM in a 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
BLACKGUARD was overpowered by DESTRUCTIVE PATH in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
THRASHER was devastated by GUTTERSNIPE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WAR HAWK unbelievably bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 6 minute brawl.
LANDSLIDE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 799 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  EXECUTIONER 5505           10   7  0   84 DUNGEON CELL (553)
SLASHING ATTACK  DESTRUCTIVE PATH 5625       5   1  0   82 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
AIMED BLOW       GUTTERSNIPE 5536           12   6  0   65 DUNGEON CELL (553)
LUNGING ATTACK   THRASHER 5527               6   4  0   50 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR HAWK 5626               4   0  0   40 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EXECUTIONER 5505.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GUTTERSNIPE 5536.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONGLUM 5128, 
DESTRUCTIVE PATH 5625, EXECUTIONER 5505, BLACKGUARD 5543, THRASHER 5527, LANDSLIDE 
5579, THE CONDEMNED 5637, INTERROGATER 5636, WAR HAWK 5626, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WAR HAWK 5626.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INTERROGATER 5636, THE CONDEMNED 5637, LANDSLIDE 5579, THRASHER 5527, 
BLACKGUARD 5543, EXECUTIONER 5505, DESTRUCTIVE PATH 5625, MOONGLUM 5128, GUTTERSNIPE 
5536, 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