DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-779

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SECOND MATE
SEA DOGS (786)
(22-7157) [14-6-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SECOND MATE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (786)                 
(22-7157) [14-6-1,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIRE                           CHUCKY
ARE YOU ? (768)                THE MENTORS GORE (781)
(22-7160) [18-16-4,77]         (22-7121) [12-9-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARE YOU ? (768)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         16
2. THE MENTORS GORE (781)      13      SERPENTS HOLD (758)
3. SEA DOGS (786)               9      Unchartered Team
4. ARE YOU ? (768)              6
5. THE DEMOCRATS (202)          3       (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (758)      174 105  7 62.4   1/ 1 ARE YOU ? (768)           6  4 1
 2- 2 WEIRD STUDENTS (793)      32  20  0 61.5   2/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       5  2 0
 3- 3*LUMINOSITY (777)           8   7  0 53.3   3/ 3 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       5 10 0
 4/ 4 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    64  57  5 52.9   4- 2 WEIRD STUDENTS (793)      4  2 0
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (786)            14  13  1 51.9   5/ 4 SEA DOGS (786)            3  0 0
 6/ 6 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      239 252 22 48.7   6/ 7 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    3  5 0
 7/ 7 ARE YOU ? (768)          142 173  9 45.1   7- 6*LUMINOSITY (777)          1  1 0
 8/ 0 MISFITS OF DOOM (780)     18  35  1 34.0   8- 8*BLACK COLOSSUS (785)      0  4 0
 9- 8*BLACK COLOSSUS (785)       0   5  0  0.0   9/ 0 MISFITS OF DOOM (780)     0  1 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 
SOLVEN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SERPENTS HOLD turned their 2-0-0 turn 
into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MARTIN O'MALLEY win 
a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SWEET MUSIC beat RAHM EMANUEL and 
RAHM EMANUEL lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as SECOND MATE 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.  SOLVEN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
ARE YOU ? the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SEA DOGS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     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.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in SOLVEN to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of SOLVEN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECOND MATE 7157             14   6  1   121       SEA DOGS (786)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEIA 6975                    12   3  0   103       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 CHUCKY 7121                  12   9  1    97       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
-TRAGIC TOMMY 7241            10   1  0    95       WEIRD STUDENTS (793)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COTTONMOUTH 6995             11   4  0    89       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 FIRE 7160                    18  16  4    77       ARE YOU ? (768)
 CANDYMAN 7177                15   9  0    69       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINHEAD 7202                 11   6  1    64       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
-STEADY STUMPY 7238            7   5  0    63       WEIRD STUDENTS (793)
 MAT TUKHOLT 7096              6   6  0    60       MISFITS OF DOOM (780)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNIE SANDERS 7266           7   5  2    56       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-PURPLE ARMOR 7211             8   4  0    45       ARE YOU ? (768)
-CAMI DEAORDAN 7099            5   0  0    45       MISFITS OF DOOM (780)
-FERMATA 7055                  6   1  0    42       LUMINOSITY (777)
 THIRD STONE 7244              5   1  0    39       ARE YOU ? (768)
-MESSY MARK 7240               7   5  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS (793)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET MUSIC 7107              2   0  1    33       ARE YOU ? (768)
-BAKMUS 7054                   2   4  0    29       LUMINOSITY (777)
-SHMEGAL 7100                  3   2  1    28       MISFITS OF DOOM (780)
 JOE BIDEN 7276                5   4  1    25       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-YAR'KEN TILLBIN 7097          2   1  0    25       MISFITS OF DOOM (780)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FITZ 7098                     2   1  0    19       MISFITS OF DOOM (780)
 I HATE LARDOMANIA 1699        1   4  0    17       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 RAHM EMANUEL 7293             4   2  1    15       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 TURQUOISE ARMY 7251           1   3  0    14       ARE YOU ? (768)
 MARTIN O'MALLEY 7311          1   0  0    14       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-BLOOD MOON 7282               2   2  0    12       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
-DIVINITY STAR 7144            0   1  0     7       BLACK COLOSSUS (785)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHELDON 7165            0  1 0 BIG BANG THEORY 787  RAHM EMANUEL 7293     775  NOT REVENGED
CHARMING CATHY 7242     4  6 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 793   BERNIE SANDERS 7266   776  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SECOND MATE slimly won victory over CHUCKY in a 4 minute master's Title fight.
LEIA handily defeated FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
COTTONMOUTH vanquished MAT TUKHOLT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PINHEAD overpowered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
CANDYMAN slimly won victory over BERNIE SANDERS in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
RAHM EMANUEL was overpowered by SWEET MUSIC in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
I HATE LARDOMANIA was handily defeated by THIRD STONE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JOE BIDEN defeated TURQUOISE ARMY in a 1 minute duel.
MARTIN O'MALLEY vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  15 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  14 -  2      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 779 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         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SECOND MATE 7157           14   6  1  121 SEA DOGS (786)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEIA 6975                  12   3  0  103 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHUCKY 7121                12   9  1   97 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 7160                  18  16  4   77 ARE YOU ? (768)
AIMED BLOW       CANDYMAN 7177              15   9  0   69 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIRE 7160.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHUCKY 7121.  The ten other most popular fighters were SECOND MATE 7157, CANDYMAN 
7177, BERNIE SANDERS 7266, LEIA 6975, PINHEAD 7202, SWEET MUSIC 7107, THIRD STONE 
7244, MARTIN O'MALLEY 7311, COTTONMOUTH 6995, and JOE BIDEN 7276.

The least popular fighter this week was MAT TUKHOLT 7096.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FIRE 7160, TURQUOISE ARMY 7251, I HATE LARDOMANIA 1699, RAHM 
EMANUEL 7293, JOE BIDEN 7276, COTTONMOUTH 6995, MARTIN O'MALLEY 7311, THIRD STONE 
7244, SWEET MUSIC 7107, and PINHEAD 7202.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SECOND MATE (22-7157) SEA DOGS (786)

                              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