DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2016    Duedate: 02/06/2016

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-775

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLOOD MOON
WARCKERS (362)
(26-4507) [16-9-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOOD MOON                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WARCKERS (362)                 
(26-4507) [16-9-0,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELTA PICTORIS                 JUSTICE
PICTOR (510)                   WARCKERS (362)
(26-5173) [9-8-0,49]           (26-4709) [5-6-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WARCKERS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARCKERS (362)              24
2. PICTOR (510)                17      WARCKERS (362)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)      0      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S DINER (515)          0
5. SERPENTS HOLD (488)          0      FLAMING DEATH (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SATAN'S DINER (515)        4   0  0  100   1/ 3 WARCKERS (362)            6  2 0
 2- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)   91  38  5 70.5   2- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)   3  1 0
 3- 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (514)      18   8  3 69.2   3/10 FIST (503)                2  2 0
 4- 5 SERPENTS HOLD (488)      109  77  3 58.6   4- 4*SATAN'S DINER (515)       1  0 0
 5/ 6 WARCKERS (362)           624 449 32 58.2   5- 7 SERPENTS HOLD (488)       1  0 0
 6- 7 WASTING AWAY (499)         8   7  0 53.3   6- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (514)      1  1 0
 7/ 8 FIST (503)                39  42  0 48.1   7/ 9 PICTOR (510)              1  2 0
 8/ 9 PICTOR (510)              15  17  0 46.9   8- 8 WASTING AWAY (499)        0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  MEDAL OF HONOR GN?  Who?  WARCKERS is the top 
team these days, buddies!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe WEIRD STUDENTS.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 4!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
FIST can attest...  WARCKERS had cause to celebrate, after JUSTICE got 24 points by 
beating POSSIX.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 15 points to JUSTICE.  (Discrete enough, POSSIX?) Can you believe it?  
SUPER FREAK apparently has better things to do as CALEAM's Duelmaster than show up 
and fight!  In CALEAM, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, BLOOD MOON.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are CALEAM's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for CALEAM?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD MOON 4507              16   9  0    93       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER FREAK 4532             15   1  1   138       WARCKERS (362)
-DARKLY 4572                  14   2  1   133       WARCKERS (362)
-SERGEANT 8 5020              15   4  1   105       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
-WILSON D. WATSON 5021        29  11  0    99       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
-SERGEANT 6 5024              15   3  0    93       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OMNITRITION 5048              7   5  0    80       WASTING AWAY (499)
 BLOCK 5168                    7   2  0    72       FIST (503)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDMINE 4681                10   7  1    61       WARCKERS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOUGH TOM 5199                3   3  0    54       WEIRD STUDENTS (514)
-PITT 5011                    14   9  0    53       SERPENTS HOLD (488)
-DEMON MERINGUE PIE 5213       4   0  0    52       SATAN'S DINER (515)
 DELTA PICTORIS 5173           9   8  0    49       PICTOR (510)
 JUSTICE 4709                  5   6  0    48       WARCKERS (362)
-NOAH 5075                     7   2  0    47       SERPENTS HOLD (488)
-FUNNY FREDDIE 5203            5   0  0    41       WEIRD STUDENTS (514)
 POSSIX 5156                  10   7  0    37       FIST (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSTED KNUCKLE 5228           2   0  0    32       FIST (503)
-KIND KELLIE 5202              4   2  1    29       WEIRD STUDENTS (514)
-BETA PICTORIS 5170            4   0  0    25       PICTOR (510)
 ED 5174                       5   4  0    24       FIST (503)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLACID PETER 5201             3   2  1    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (514)
-SERGEANT 3 5245               2   1  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
-GAMMA PICTORIS 5180           1   0  0    16       PICTOR (510)
-GRYPHON 5083                  1   0  0    12       SERPENTS HOLD (488)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOOD MOON bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute Title fight.
GOLDMINE was bested by BLOCK in a 2 minute duel.
POSSIX was narrowly defeated by JUSTICE in a exciting 3 minute gory melee.
ED was vanquished by DELTA PICTORIS in a popular 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
BUSTED KNUCKLE demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   3 -  2      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 775 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BLOOD MOON 4507            16   9  0   93 WARCKERS (362)
AIMED BLOW       GOLDMINE 4681              10   7  1   61 WARCKERS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELTA PICTORIS 5173.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JUSTICE 4709.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELTA PICTORIS 5173, 
POSSIX 5156, GOLDMINE 4681, BUSTED KNUCKLE 5228, BLOOD MOON 4507, BLOCK 5168, ED 
5174,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ED 5174.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLOCK 5168, BLOOD MOON 4507, BUSTED KNUCKLE 5228, GOLDMINE 4681, POSSIX 
5156, DELTA PICTORIS 5173, JUSTICE 4709,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DARKLY (26-4572) WARCKERS (362)

                    SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA!

At long last, we are finally having a summer FTF in New Orleans!  It will be held on 
July 15-17, 2016, at the beautiful Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue in downtown 
New Orleans (504-378-2800).  Room rates are $145.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, 
and business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Valet parking is 
$40/night.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.  (If you have issues making reservations, 
please let us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI

                              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