DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2016    Duedate: 02/15/2016

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-803

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOREIGN SHORE
JOHN BROWN (594)
(7-6456) [15-17-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOREIGN SHORE                  MAYON
JOHN BROWN (594)               CINDERBONE CLAN (601)
(7-6456) [15-17-0,120]         (7-6531) [2-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOREIGN SHORE                  THE TEACH
JOHN BROWN (594)               LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
(7-6456) [15-17-0,120]         (7-6621) [4-3-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOHN BROWN (594)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JOHN BROWN (594)            32
2. CINDERBONE CLAN (601)       19      JOHN BROWN (594)
3. LADIES OF QUALITY (607)      9      Unchartered Team
4. GAME OF LOANS (609)          3
5. SHEWISH PICNIC (580)         0      CINDERBONE CLAN (601)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 7*CINDERBONE CLAN (601)      4   3  0 57.1   1/ 4 JOHN BROWN (594)          7  2 0
 2- 2 WRATHMEN 2 (595)          18  14  0 56.3   2/ 1*LADIES OF QUALITY (607)   5  5 1
 3- 3 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)     132 107 12 55.2   3/ 6*CINDERBONE CLAN (601)     4  3 0
 4- 5 BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (589)  26  24  0 52.0   4- 2 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)      3  5 0
 5- 6*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)       4   4  0 50.0   5- 3*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)      1  0 0
 6/ 9 JOHN BROWN (594)          53  68  5 43.8   6- 8 KILLMORER (411)           1  1 1
 7/ 8*LADIES OF QUALITY (607)   16  21  3 43.2   7- 5 WRATHMEN 2 (595)          1  1 0
 8-10 KILLMORER (411)            9  43  4 17.3   8-11 BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (589)  0  1 0
 9/11*GAME OF LOANS (609)        0   3  0  0.0   9/10*GAME OF LOANS (609)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Greetings and salutations, warriors of Bonsur.  A well-honed warrior is indeed like a 
fine wine.  To get the best results, a manager's discerning eye must select the truly 
inspirational raw material.  Those ingredients must be nurtured together with care and 
skill.  A steady, guiding hand must be judiciously applied.  And when the product is 
released upon the world at large, you may have an instant taste sensation.  Every now 
and then, it is raw, needing time to breathe and find its full potential.  And, every 
now and then, you get a cask of crap.  C'est la vie. -- Madam I. Madame

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in BONSUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
LADIES OF QUALITY is pushed out of top team by JOHN BROWN, who came from 4th with a 
4-0-0 this turn.  JOHN BROWN stable has parlayed this turn's 4-0-0 into a 3 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And let's 
see, MAYON fought SPICE and gained 16 points and contributed to CINDERBONE CLAN's 
2-1-0.  SPICE has lost to MAYON, falling 13 points, while helping make LADIES OF 
QUALITY a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, FOREIGN SHORE kept 
BONSUR's warrior, VENOMOUS GIGOLO, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Swinging 
Aardvark?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in BONSUR and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in BONSUR again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREIGN SHORE 6456           15  17  0   120       JOHN BROWN (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELF COBBLER 6525              8   0  1    87       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
 METAL BRACE 6453             19  12  1    80       JOHN BROWN (594)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHEMLIR 6493                  4   4  0    66       WRATHMEN 2 (595)
-SCONE GOLEM 6563              7   3  0    57       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYON 6531                    2   0  0    45       CINDERBONE CLAN (601)
 THE TEACH 6621                4   3  1    43       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
 TALLISH 6620                  4   3  1    42       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STORMBRINGHER 4180            2   8  2    33       KILLMORER (411)
-LIVER ABUSE 6586              3   0  0    26       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPICE 6640                    3   2  0    23       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
 THUNDER ROLL 6599             3   2  1    20       JOHN BROWN (594)
-WOOK 6543                     2   2  0    19       WRATHMEN 2 (595)
-TREELANCE 4178                1   9  1    19       KILLMORER (411)
-GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588           1   2  0    19       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
 MAUNA LOA 6532                2   0  0    18       CINDERBONE CLAN (601)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   8  0    11       KILLMORER (411)
-DRAGNIGHT 6551                1   4  1    10       KILLMORER (411)
 JOHN'S MA 6638                1   1  0     7       JOHN BROWN (594)
-SLENDER FROG 6439             1   3  0     6       BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (589)
-EVILLU 6573                   1   2  0     5       KILLMORER (411)
 SILVER NEEDLE 6651            1   1  0     4       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINSU GAIL 6649               0   2  0     2       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
 PINATUBO 6533                 0   1  0     1       CINDERBONE CLAN (601)
-INTEREST IS COMING 6645       0   1  0     1       GAME OF LOANS (609)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KILAUEA 6595            0  1 0 CINDERBONE CLAN 601  DRAGNIGHT 6551        802   
GOLDMAN HACKS 6661      0  1 0 GAME OF LOANS 609    WURM KIN              803  NONE
VINNI BELL 6635         1  2 0 LADIES OF QUALIT 607 MANIC MARK 6562       799  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDMAN HACKS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOREIGN SHORE devastated VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
METAL BRACE demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
THE TEACH bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a popular 3 minute fight.
SPICE was demolished by MAYON in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
TALLISH overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
THUNDER ROLL bested SILVER NEEDLE in a popular 1 minute competition.
MAUNA LOA overcame GINSU GAIL in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
JOHN'S MA won victory over PINATUBO in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 803 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    METAL BRACE 6453           19  12  1   80 JOHN BROWN (594)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAYON 6531                  2   0  0   45 CINDERBONE CLAN (601)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE TEACH 6621              4   3  1   43 LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
BASHING ATTACK   TALLISH 6620                4   3  1   42 LADIES OF QUALITY (607)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOREIGN SHORE 6456.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE TEACH 6621.  The ten other most popular fighters were THUNDER ROLL 6599, 
FOREIGN SHORE 6456, MAUNA LOA 6532, METAL BRACE 6453, MAYON 6531, JOHN'S MA 6638, 
TALLISH 6620, GOLDMAN HACKS 6661, SILVER NEEDLE 6651, and SPICE 6640.

The least popular fighter this week was PINATUBO 6533.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GINSU GAIL 6649, SPICE 6640, SILVER NEEDLE 6651, GOLDMAN HACKS 6661, 
TALLISH 6620, JOHN'S MA 6638, MAYON 6531, METAL BRACE 6453, MAUNA LOA 6532, and 
FOREIGN SHORE 6456.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FOREIGN SHORE (7-6456) JOHN BROWN (594)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

FROGLE ROCK (7-6376) BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (589)
CREAMED MALCORN (7-6394) SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
FINGER SANDWICH (7-6437) SHEWISH PICNIC (580)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BETTERTHANEVER 5932 (93-33-1)          4  3  0         WASTELAND II         
SIKAMIKANICO 2681 (127-98-9)           4  3  0         DANGEROUS PUPPETS    
ZERO 3156 (202-134-8)                  4  3  0         WASTELAND II         
CARTMAN 4034 (137-107-7)               1  4  0         WASTELAND II         
ROCKWELL 5003 (83-78-0)                1  4  0         UNDEAD ARTISTS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BELIAL 3838 (218-120-3)                9  3  0         WICKED MARTYRS       
MACA-RAUNCHY SALAD 2358 (148-97-7)     6  3  1         SATAN'S DELI         
SWEATY 4850 (24-28-0)                  1  4  0         BRAIN                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PTI 5412 (152-46-1)                    5  3  0         WASTELAND II         
DARK GUMBY 4694 (89-45-1)              1  3  0         WASTELAND II         
BALOR 5894 (40-22-0)                   1  4  0         DEMONS & DEVILS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HAIRED FROG 6404 (19-11-0)       4  3  0         BATTLE FROGS 12-13   
MAN-MOUNTAIN 3853 (31-23-1)            1  3  0         WASTELAND II         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FINGER SANDWICH 6437 (10-0-0)          7  3  0         SHEWISH PICNIC       
HARRY 4851 (12-7-0)                    2  3  0         BRAIN                
OBRANUR 6463 (12-0-0)                  0  3  0         WRATHMEN 2           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FROGLE ROCK 6376 (12-5-0)              8  3  0         BATTLE FROGS 12-13   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHEMLIR 6493 (4-4-0)                   5  3  0         WRATHMEN 2           
HARVEY WALLBANGER 5737 (5-0-1)         4  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
KLYTAN 6425 (9-5-1)                    1  3  0         TOLBIN'S BP          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAYON 6531 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         CINDERBONE CLAN      
GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588 (1-2-0)            5  3  0         DRANK TOO MUCH       
LIVER ABUSE 6586 (3-0-0)               3  3  0         DRANK TOO MUCH       
WOOK 6543 (2-2-0)                      3  3  0         WRATHMEN 2           
NOSY NICK 6539 (6-2-0)                 1  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THUNDER ROLL 6599 (2-2-1)              4  3  0         JOHN BROWN           
BUMBLENOBLE 6424 (1-1-0)               1  3  0         ARCANEFORMERS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KA-LEASE-I 6647 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         GAME OF LOANS        
FLAY 6653 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         BRUTAL LEGION        
FLOGGING 6652 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0  DEAD   BRUTAL LEGION        
KILAUEA 6595 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         CINDERBONE CLAN      

                              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