DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2016    Duedate: 02/09/2016

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-795

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BELLADONNA
PURE POISON (680)
(12-7230) [18-11-2,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BELLADONNA                     LATE LENORE
PURE POISON (680)              DEATH'S SHROUD (562)
(12-7230) [18-11-2,109]        (12-7363) [2-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELLADONNA                     BELLADONNA
PURE POISON (680)              PURE POISON (680)
(12-7230) [18-11-2,109]        (12-7230) [18-11-2,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE NOTE (474)             41
2. PURE POISON (680)           39      DREAMERS (142)
3. TORTURED (669)              15      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (688)         0
5. DREAMERS (142)             -10      DEATH'S SHROUD (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      30  24  4 55.6   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            8  5 0
 2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           %1665 %1553 %140 51.7   2/ 5 PURE POISON (680)         5  3 0
 3/ 3 PURE POISON (680)        164 154 18 51.6   3/ 3*DEATH'S SHROUD (562)      5  5 0
 4/ 4 TORTURED (669)            83  81  4 50.6   4/ 4 BLUE NOTE (474)           4  1 1
 5/ 5 BLUE NOTE (474)          211 224  8 48.5   5- 2 WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      4  4 0
 6/ 6*DEATH'S SHROUD (562)      11  18  2 37.9   6/ 6 TORTURED (669)            4  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon RIZTAB, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for 
a perceptive observation?) as PURE POISON can attest...  BLUE NOTE posted a nice 
gain, to come in 4th.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for BAD BACK, who 
pummelled MRS BOILS, to pocket 17 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
BAD BACK was winsome, after beating MRS BOILS and seeing her lose 13 points.  Those 
who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by MYIA, of DREAMERS, who despite a 
14-17-3 couldn't overcome RIZTAB's Number 1.  Word has it one team in RIZTAB is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are RIZTAB's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in DREAMERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to 
avoid 'em.  The warriors of DREAMERS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
TORTURED apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were 
horses, INCUBUS could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Like a 
tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, MILO of DREAMERS 
has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he 
will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for RIZTAB?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLADONNA 7230              18  11  2   109       PURE POISON (680)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYIA 7226                    14  17  3    97       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        8   2  0    86       TORTURED (669)
-SHY SALLY 7288                8   4  1    68       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATIS 7301                   11   3  0    61       DREAMERS (142)
-CHEERY CHERRI 7286            7   5  1    60       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILES 7265                    6   1  0    51       BLUE NOTE (474)
-HARSH HARRY 7285              5   7  0    50       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             6   6  0    47       BLUE NOTE (474)
 AGENT ORANGE 7295             8  10  1    44       PURE POISON (680)
-AMUSING ADAM 7284             5   7  0    43       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO SLEEP 7201                 5   3  0    30       TORTURED (669)
-SKULLSMASHA 5530              3   4  2    30       DEATH'S SHROUD (562)
 AARSENIC 7344                 6   4  1    29       PURE POISON (680)
 WALLER 7303                   3   1  1    25       BLUE NOTE (474)
 LATE LENORE 7363              2   1  0    24       DEATH'S SHROUD (562)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METRODORUS 7359               2   3  0    21       DREAMERS (142)
 BAD BACK 7377                 2   1  0    21       TORTURED (669)
 BRUBECK 7370                  2   0  0    21       BLUE NOTE (474)
 MERCURY 7388                  1   0  0    15       PURE POISON (680)
 INCUBUS 7364                  2   3  0    10       DEATH'S SHROUD (562)
 IDOMENEUS 7384                1   0  0    10       DREAMERS (142)
 GOODMAN 7302                  2   2  0     8       BLUE NOTE (474)
-CHALK SCREETCH 7361           2   1  0     7       TORTURED (669)
 MRS BOILS 7381                1   2  0     5       DEATH'S SHROUD (562)
-EYE-GOUGING ED 5533           1   1  0     4       DEATH'S SHROUD (562)
 HEMLOCK 7387                  0   1  0     1       PURE POISON (680)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WILLIE THE RAT          0  0 0                      WALLER 7303           795  NONE
MR. BOILS 5531          2  3 0 DEATH'S SHROUD 562   AARSENIC 7344         792  REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MILO 7243              15 11 0 DREAMERS 142         ARENAMASTER RILL      795  NONE
CYANIDE 7323            8  4 1 PURE POISON 680      SHY SALLY 7288        792  REVENGED
RICIN 7296              9  7 1 PURE POISON 680      CHEERY CHERRI 7286    792   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MILO was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AARSENIC demolished INCUBUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
BAD BACK vanquished MRS BOILS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BELLADONNA defeated MYIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
SPLIT PERSONALITY viciously subdued BATIS in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
NO SLEEP was overpowered by MILES in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
AGENT ORANGE handily defeated METRODORUS in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SCOTT JOPLIN vanquished LATE LENORE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOODMAN was vanquished by MERCURY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WALLER executed WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BRUBECK overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IDOMENEUS devastated HEMLOCK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  16 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  23 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 795 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLADONNA 7230            18  11  2  109 PURE POISON (680)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214      8   2  0   86 TORTURED (669)
WALL OF STEEL    BATIS 7301                 11   3  0   61 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILES 7265                  6   1  0   51 BLUE NOTE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELLADONNA 7230.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELLADONNA 7230.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPLIT PERSONALITY 
7214, METRODORUS 7359, MILES 7265, AARSENIC 7344, BAD BACK 7377, AGENT ORANGE 7295, 
SCOTT JOPLIN 7264, BRUBECK 7370, IDOMENEUS 7384, and INCUBUS 7364.

The least popular fighter this week was HEMLOCK 7387.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOODMAN 7302, LATE LENORE 7363, NO SLEEP 7201, MRS BOILS 7381, WALLER 
7303, MERCURY 7388, BATIS 7301, MYIA 7226, INCUBUS 7364, and IDOMENEUS 7384.

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

MILO (12-7243) DREAMERS (142)

                              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