DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-793

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTY MCFLY
FROM THE 80'S (552)
(9-5915) [8-1-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTY MCFLY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FROM THE 80'S (552)            
(9-5915) [8-1-0,103]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANVIL                          MARTY MCFLY
ACME (553)                     FROM THE 80'S (552)
(9-5904) [8-1-1,98]            (9-5915) [8-1-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FROM THE 80'S (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ACME (553)                  69
2. FROM THE 80'S (552)          2      FROM THE 80'S (552)
3. THE INSANE GROUP (105)       0      Unchartered Team
4. DRILL SARGE GB (547)         0
5. DEATH PENALTY (554)          0      HOLY WAR (392)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE INSANE GROUP (105)   100  75 14 57.1   1- 1 THE INSANE GROUP (105)    6  1 0
 2/ 2 FROM THE 80'S (552)       26  34  0 43.3   2/ 3 FROM THE 80'S (552)       4  5 0
 3- 3*DRILL SARGE GB (547)       4   6  0 40.0   3- 2*DRILL SARGE GB (547)      3  2 0
 4/ 4 ACME (553)                14  22  1 38.9   4/ 4 ACME (553)                3  2 0
 5- 5*DEATH PENALTY (554)        1   3  1 25.0   5- 5*DEATH PENALTY (554)       1  3 1

    '*'   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, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUKAL will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as THE INSANE GROUP is pushed out of top team by FROM THE 80'S, who came from 3rd 
with a 2-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, ANVIL fought RIGHTEOUS and gained 28 points 
and contributed to ACME's 3-2-0.  RIGHTEOUS has lost to ANVIL, falling 23 points, 
while helping make FROM THE 80'S a 2-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to 
defend the throne, LUNATIC LARRY has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask 
MARTY MCFLY about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Blue Boar Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the THE INSANE 
GROUP stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUKAL, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding THE INSANE GROUP more than any other team we find FROM THE 80'S.  
ZUKAL, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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 ZUKAL and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTY MCFLY 5915              8   1  0   103       FROM THE 80'S (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUNATIC LARRY 921            26   7  4   152       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 ANVIL 5904                    8   1  1    98       ACME (553)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMENTED DAN 864             16  19  4    81       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 RIGHTEOUS 5893                9   7  0    76       FROM THE 80'S (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WIERD WALLY 1134             10  11  0    57       THE INSANE GROUP (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORNADO KIT 5917              4   5  0    45       ACME (553)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEAD 1 5940                   1   0  1    33       DEATH PENALTY (554)
-BLACKLACED BETTER 5911        6   2  0    30       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 BOMB 5949                     2   0  0    27       ACME (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOUBLE TIME 5862              2   0  0    17       DRILL SARGE GB (547)
-100 PUSH UPS 5864             1   1  0    16       DRILL SARGE GB (547)
 JASON 5969                    1   0  0    13       FROM THE 80'S (552)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REFUND 5979             0  1 0 ACME 553             DARK CHAMPION         793  NONE
REJECT 5978             0  1 0 ACME 553             MASTER ZROF ONE-      793  NONE
NI 5980                 0  1 0 FROM THE 80'S 552    WURM KIN              793  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NI was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
REFUND was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
REJECT was easily killed by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MARTY MCFLY overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
RIGHTEOUS was overpowered by ANVIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
TORNADO KIT viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. novice fight.
BOMB handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JASON vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   6 -  2      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 793 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MARTY MCFLY 5915            8   1  0  103 FROM THE 80'S (552)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANVIL 5904                  8   1  1   98 ACME (553)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANVIL 5904.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARTY MCFLY 5915.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANVIL 5904, TORNADO KIT 
5917, RIGHTEOUS 5893, BOMB 5949, JASON 5969, NI 5980, REFUND 5979, REJECT 5978,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was REJECT 5978.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REFUND 5979, NI 5980, JASON 5969, BOMB 5949, RIGHTEOUS 5893, TORNADO 
KIT 5917, ANVIL 5904, MARTY MCFLY 5915,  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