DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-789

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRIMSON TEARS
BLOODSWORN (482)
(15-5422) [17-11-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRIMSON TEARS                  JAYNE COBB
BLOODSWORN (482)               AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)
(15-5422) [17-11-1,101]        (15-5556) [5-4-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRIMSON TEARS                  HESSIAN
BLOODSWORN (482)               BLOODSWORN (482)
(15-5422) [17-11-1,101]        (15-5498) [11-2-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOODSWORN (482)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF ILL REPUTE (549)     50
2. BLOODSWORN (482)            23      BLOODSWORN (482)
3. MARKS PARTY (489)            4      Unchartered Team
4. AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)       1
5. BUM BULLS (43)               0      AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      30  20  2 60.0   1/ 2 BLOODSWORN (482)          9  1 0
 2/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)         172 157 14 52.3   2/ 3*AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)    4  5 0
 3/ 5 MARKS PARTY (489)         42  41  2 50.6   3- 1 WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      3  2 0
 4/ 3*AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)    21  21  5 50.0   4/ 4*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (549)   3  8 0
 5- 6 BUM BULLS (43)            26  29  3 47.3   5- 5 BUM BULLS (43)            1  0 1
 6/ 7*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (549)    4  15  0 21.1   6/ 7 MARKS PARTY (489)         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

Mal here.  Well, I guess it is good I took on the extended warranty on Live Bot.  She 
was an experiment and we will be crunching the data on lessons learned, tell you wut.  
Zoe continues frightening up the ranks.  Kaley enjoys her work fixin' stuff & Inara 
remembers her dance steps.  Jayne, stop drinkin' before fight days.  Remember, down 
days in the market are buyin' days.  Keep flyin'. -- Mal

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MALCORN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, WEIRD STUDENTS, since 
BLOODSWORN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see JAYNE COBB win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, INFERNAL beat ZOE and ZOE lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, MALCORN may be getting bland, as CRIMSON TEARS stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON TEARS 5422           17  11  1   101       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUSE 5221                   11   5  0   106       MARKS PARTY (489)
 DEMOLISHER 5456              13   5  0   100       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALKALINE 5241                 6   3  0    85       MARKS PARTY (489)
 HESSIAN 5498                 11   2  1    79       BLOODSWORN (482)
-RIGID RICKIE 5485             9   2  1    67       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INFERNAL 5512                 6   0  0    60       BLOODSWORN (482)
 WAKING DEMON 5551             6   1  0    60       BLOODSWORN (482)
-TIDY TIM 5487                 9   3  1    58       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISON 5494                    4   0  0    54       MARKS PARTY (489)
 JAYNE COBB 5556               5   4  1    43       AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)
-PRIME CUT 247                 6   6  1    42       BUM BULLS (43)
 ZOE 5564                      4   1  0    40       AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)
-SAC 246                       8   4  0    36       BUM BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOOL KERI 5515                4   4  0    33       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-READY ROCKER 5486             4   4  0    33       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-NIMBLE NICKEL 5488            4   4  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
 KALEY FRYE 5553               5   4  0    28       AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)
-HORNY 249                     7   5  0    26       BUM BULLS (43)
-SOH LAH TOA 5480              4   0  0    25       MARKS PARTY (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. BLISTER 5572              3   2  0    23       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (549)
 MR. TERRIFIC 5575             1   0  0    16       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (549)
 INARA SERRA 5555              3   6  0    15       AIM TO MISBEHAVE (547)
-QUICK BURGER 548              1   1  1    14       BUM BULLS (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEAD MEAT 549                 0   1  0     1       BUM BULLS (43)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAMBOOZLER 5581         0  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 549 DARK CHAMPION         789  NONE
DA1 5594                0  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 549 BLACK ORC             789  NONE
DR. GRINSWIPE 5593      0  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 549 STONE GOLEM           789  NONE
RAZ SPAZNICK 5577       0  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 549 LOVE BOT 5562         786  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DR. GRINSWIPE was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BAMBOOZLER was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRIMSON TEARS unbelievably bested ALKALINE in a popular 3 minute Title fight.
DEMOLISHER savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute competition.
HESSIAN was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
ZOE was handily defeated by INFERNAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WAKING DEMON vanquished KALEY FRYE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAYNE COBB vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DR. BLISTER won victory over INARA SERRA in a 2 minute fight.
MR. TERRIFIC overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  14 -  4      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 789 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CRIMSON TEARS 5422         17  11  1  101 BLOODSWORN (482)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMOLISHER 5456            13   5  0  100 BLOODSWORN (482)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALKALINE 5241               6   3  0   85 MARKS PARTY (489)
AIMED BLOW       INFERNAL 5512               6   0  0   60 BLOODSWORN (482)
SLASHING ATTACK  WAKING DEMON 5551           6   1  0   60 BLOODSWORN (482)

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 CRIMSON TEARS 5422.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HESSIAN 5498.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALKALINE 5241, 
DEMOLISHER 5456, CRIMSON TEARS 5422, DA1 5594, BAMBOOZLER 5581, DR. BLISTER 5572, MR. 
TERRIFIC 5575, INFERNAL 5512, WAKING DEMON 5551, and INARA SERRA 5555.

The least popular fighter this week was KALEY FRYE 5553.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZOE 5564, JAYNE COBB 5556, DR. GRINSWIPE 5593, INARA SERRA 5555, WAKING 
DEMON 5551, INFERNAL 5512, MR. TERRIFIC 5575, DR. BLISTER 5572, BAMBOOZLER 5581, and 
DA1 5594.

                              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