DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2016    Duedate: 02/25/2016

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-394

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRUNKEN DONUT
UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
(28-3712) [23-9-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRUNKEN DONUT                  POSITION IS EMPTY
UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)          
(28-3712) [23-9-0,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEEDERS                        DEEDERS
TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)          TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)
(28-5419) [17-12-1,102]        (28-5419) [17-12-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (567)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)       38
2. BIG SHOTS (574)             35      BIG SHOTS (574)
3. BIG LAKE PURE (568)         33      Unchartered Team
4. UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)       27
5. PANDORA'S CARDS (570)       23      ARENA FELINES (454)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BIG SHOTS (574)          125  73  6 63.1   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (567)           10  5 0
 2/ 2 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  160 113  8 58.6   2/ 1 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   9  6 1
 3/ 3 BASH BROS BODY (541)      64  52  2 55.2   3/ 4 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     6  8 0
 4/ 4 SEA DOGS (567)           192 168 16 53.3   4/13 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       6  9 0
 5/ 5 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     81  71  5 53.3   5- 3 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    5  5 2
 6- 6 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   269 244 15 52.4   6- 6 NEW MISFITS (565)         4  1 0
 7- 7 NEW MISFITS (565)         47  43  2 52.2   7/ 9 THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)   4  2 1
 8/10 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     77  74  3 51.0   8/14 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     4  2 0
 9/ 8 THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)   57  55  7 50.9   9/ 7 BASH BROS BODY (541)      4  8 1
10/ 9 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     39  40  3 49.4  10/ 8 BIG SHOTS (574)           4 10 0
11/16 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       41  53  5 43.6  11/15 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     3  1 0
12/13 GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)        23  30  1 43.4  12-12*BOOK OF THOMAS (584)      3  4 0
13/14 TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)     67  92  7 42.1  13/11 STAFF OF LIFE (556)       3  8 1
14/15 BLATZ COALITION (579)     24  36  1 40.0  14/19 TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)     2  2 1
15/17 STAFF OF LIFE (556)       34  56  3 37.8  15/ 5 BLATZ COALITION (579)     2  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-19*BOOK OF THOMAS (584)       3   9  0 25.0  16/16 GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)        1  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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MORYA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  NORTHERN BADLANDS?  Who?  SEA DOGS is the top team 
these days, buddies!  What's a move up by 9 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask) 
Cause for celebration, according to BIG LAKE PURE.  Say what you will about blind 
luck and dirty fighting, but UGLY URBAN ORCS will tell you 77-74-3 is nothing to 
laugh at...  Practice pays for QUEEN OF PENTACLES, who pummelled LONGSHOREMAN, to 
pocket 21 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, QUEEN OF PENTACLES was 
winsome, after beating LONGSHOREMAN and seeing him lose 16 points.  Duelmaster JAHGG 
GRIMEYE from THE FALLEN ANGELS is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged 
DARK ARENA's ARENAMASTER NOR.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this 
turn, as ARENAMASTER NOR killed the Duelmaster, JAHGG GRIMEYE, leaving THE FALLEN 
ANGELS in mourning.  Even 90 points weren't good enough to save JAHGG GRIMEYE from 
DRUNKEN DONUT.  MORYA welcomes DRUNKEN DONUT as the new Duelmaster!  So who's the 
team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR 
stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BASH BROS BODY, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of BASH BROS BODY found their efforts at combat frustrated as BLATZ 
COALITION apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, DRUNKEN 
DONUT is the most challenged warrior.  As a confidence booster, WHITE DEVIL 
challenged CABO BOB, down 27 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare 
time, WHITE DEVIL?  WHITE DEVIL overcame CABO BOB.  The whole thing leaves a bitter 
memory.  Them's the breaks, BULWYF WARTOOTH.  Expecting fair challenges from BIG LAKE 
PURE is evidently too much to ask.  RESTRAINED CONTEMPT defeated BULWYF WARTOOTH with 
a point difference of 27.  So this is what MORYA calls a duel.  This will make an 
interesting tale.  DEEDERS challenged DRUNKEN DONUT!  Who says TEAM KASSEL TAP are 
just a bunch of wimps!  DEEDERS of TEAM KASSEL TAP kept his wits as he was overcame 
by DRUNKEN DONUT.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 6-10-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  THE ELUCIDATOR of STAFF OF LIFE!  SHEWISH GIANT in the Dark 
Arena wasn't enough for WHY! of TEAM KASSEL TAP.  Maybe that certain serving girl(?) 
at Salty's Chowder House will be!  OL' GRIZ of NORTHERN BADLANDS sends WISE PILGRIM 
of STAFF OF LIFE goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home.  MORYA has no place for 
weaklings!  Forgive and forget is not my motto.  Take heed, BIG SHOTS, as MALORT's 
death remains unavenged.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in MORYA would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid MORYA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKEN DONUT 3712           23   9  0   131       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLO VALVE 4243               15  14  2   134       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 ATTILA 4858                  15   9  2   115       THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)
 THE HIEROPHANT 5298          20   7  0   111       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 GORDONS 5337                 20   9  0   108       BIG SHOTS (574)
 QUEEN OF PENTACLES 5294      13   9  0   103       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 DEEDERS 5419                 17  12  1   102       TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)
 PICAROON 5202                15   2  0    99       SEA DOGS (567)
-HUB CAPP 4168                23  15  0    98       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 PRIVATEER 5247               18  13  0    97       SEA DOGS (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHEELY BALDY 5166            12   6  1    93       NEW MISFITS (565)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI-ZUMA GRL 5493            9   9  0    90       GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)
 SPRAIN 5195                  11   6  0    82       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 12 BRAVO 5334                 9   7  1    80       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 CORSAIR 5198                 10   6  1    75       SEA DOGS (567)
 VISCIOUS HATE 5277           14   4  1    72       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 DOCTOR SCIENCE 5476           9   3  0    72       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OL' GRIZ 4250                13   6  3    66       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-REPULSO 5167                 11   7  1    66       NEW MISFITS (565)
 RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125      10   7  0    61       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-TRICLOPS 5164                10   8  0    58       NEW MISFITS (565)
-VAL VALINE 5477               7   4  1    58       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274           9  10  1    51       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 FREEBOOTER 5201              10   8  0    49       SEA DOGS (567)
-RABID RODENT 5165             6  12  0    49       NEW MISFITS (565)
 HUNZYKER 5468                 9   3  0    47       BLATZ COALITION (579)
 UGLY KID JOE 4246            13   4  0    45       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-KYGOMAI-LOVEGRL 5495          6   4  1    45       GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)
 PINK SHIRT 5336               9   7  0    44       BIG SHOTS (574)
 21 SPEED 5333                 7   9  1    42       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
-NEGA-SANGO 5490               5   2  0    42       GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)
-APOCALYPTOR 5163              8  10  0    39       NEW MISFITS (565)
-PEMULIS 4851                  5   4  1    36       THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENGHIS COHEN 4848            4   2  0    33       THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)
 WHY! 5593                     1   0  1    33       TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)
-AXLE FOLEY 5061               5  11  0    32       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 VAUDRYN 5470                  5   7  0    32       BLATZ COALITION (579)
 WHITE DEVIL 5451              5   9  1    31       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472      7   6  0    30       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 SLICE AND DICE 5439           6   8  0    30       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 HYDEKY 5503                   5   4  0    30       BLATZ COALITION (579)
 SIR KILLALOT 5550             3   1  0    27       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 HAGAR 5437                    6   6  0    24       TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)
 NOTWASTINMYTIME 4403          4   0  0    24       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRG 5504                     4   5  0    17       BLATZ COALITION (579)
 LETCH TUBBS 5552              1   4  1    16       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-OLIVE OIL 5546                1   1  0    14       BOOK OF THOMAS (584)
 SKY SCRAPER 5558              1   0  0     9       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-NEGA-YOMI 5491                1   1  0     8       GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)
 RUSTED OUT HULK 5556          1   0  0     8       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-NEGA-AMI 5492                 0   2  0     5       GOAT'S HAI-5 (580)
 BULWYF WARTOOTH 5580          0   2  0     4       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 CABO BOB 5517                 0   3  0     4       TEAM KASSEL TAP (576)
 SNAPPERHEAD 5594              0   1  0     1       BLATZ COALITION (579)
 PARKING AUTHORITY 5557        0   1  0     1       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POT BELLY 5581          0  1 0 BASH BROS BODY 541   HIGH ELF              394  NONE
WEAK MUSCLES 5582       0  1 0 BASH BROS BODY 541   SHEWISH GIANT         394  NONE
DA1 5589                0  1 0 BIG SHOTS 574        BANDIT PRINCE         394  NONE
DA2 5591                0  1 0 BIG SHOTS 574        ARENAMASTER NOR       394  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MALORT 5513             3  1 0 BIG SHOTS 574        LETCH TUBBS 5552      390  NOT REVENGED
WOODFORD 5338          20  8 1 BIG SHOTS 574        FLO VALVE 4243        393   
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           WHY! 5593             394  NONE
BONE SAW 5331           8  7 1 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS 573  ATTILA 4858           393   
ARMORSMITH 5577         0  1 0 STAFF OF LIFE 556    SHEWISH GIANT         394  NONE
HEALTH WAGONER 5576     0  1 0 STAFF OF LIFE 556    HIGH ELF              394  NONE
THE ELUCIDATOR 5311     6 11 1 STAFF OF LIFE 556    HIGH ELF              394  NONE
WISE PILGRIM 5085       9  8 1 STAFF OF LIFE 556    OL' GRIZ 4250         394   
JAHGG GRIMEYE 4859     15 11 1 THE FALLEN ANGEL 535 ARENAMASTER NOR       394  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blatz Coalition -- Huge downchallenges work both ways... -- Assur / Bash Bros Body

Ugly Kid Joe -- You are an ideal matchup for me.  Don't have to move around much 
(which aggravates my leg) but can just stand there and reign down the blows. -- Sprain

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAHGG GRIMEYE was butchered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE ELUCIDATOR was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WHY! murdered SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WEAK MUSCLES was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POT BELLY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
HEALTH WAGONER was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DA2 was assassinated by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ARMORSMITH was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEEDERS was unbelievably bested by DRUNKEN DONUT in a 4 minute Challenge Title duel.
HUNZYKER unbelievably bested 21 SPEED in a popular 6 minute brutal Challenge fight.
UGLY KID JOE was handily defeated by VISCIOUS HATE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
OL' GRIZ viciously butchered WISE PILGRIM in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
WHITE DEVIL subdued CABO BOB in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur Challenge brawl.
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT overcame BULWYF WARTOOTH in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
VAUDRYN was bested by FREEBOOTER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
GYRG was handily defeated by SIR KILLALOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE HIEROPHANT bested SPRAIN in a exciting 4 minute one-sided fight.
MORI-ZUMA GRL was overpowered by ATTILA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PICAROON defeated 12 BRAVO in a 2 minute conflict.
LONGSHOREMAN was devastated by QUEEN OF PENTACLES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GORDONS defeated CORSAIR in a 2 minute duel.
PRIVATEER demolished RECEDING HAIR LINE in a action packed 4 minute uneven bout.
DOCTOR SCIENCE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HYDEKY was savagely defeated by PINK SHIRT in a action packed 3 minute brutal fight.
ANGRY MOMENTUM overpowered SLICE AND DICE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAGAR luckily beat LETCH TUBBS in a exciting 4 minute gruesome melee.
NOTWASTINMYTIME slimly won victory over PARKING AUTHORITY in a 14 minute bout.
SKY SCRAPER overcame SNAPPERHEAD in a 2 minute novice's duel.
RUSTED OUT HULK defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       77 -  45 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  80 -  6      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  56 -  7      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  45 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        53 -  59 -  4      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  40 -  5      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  55 -  3      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  16 -  1      30  |

Turn 394 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DRUNKEN DONUT 3712         23   9  0  131 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATTILA 4858                15   9  2  115 THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)
AIMED BLOW       QUEEN OF PENTACLES 5294    13   9  0  103 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
PARRY-LUNGE      PICAROON 5202              15   2  0   99 SEA DOGS (567)
WALL OF STEEL    SPRAIN 5195                11   6  0   82 BASH BROS BODY (541)
STRIKING ATTACK  12 BRAVO 5334               9   7  1   80 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEEDERS 5419.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEEDERS 5419.  The ten other most popular fighters were 21 SPEED 5333, LETCH 
TUBBS 5552, PINK SHIRT 5336, OL' GRIZ 4250, SPRAIN 5195, PRIVATEER 5247, WHITE DEVIL 
5451, 12 BRAVO 5334, CORSAIR 5198, and VISCIOUS HATE 5277.

The least popular fighter this week was PARKING AUTHORITY 5557.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOTWASTINMYTIME 4403, HAGAR 5437, HYDEKY 5503, RECEDING HAIR 
LINE 5125, MORI-ZUMA GRL 5493, DA1 5589, POT BELLY 5581, THE ELUCIDATOR 5311, RUSTED 
OUT HULK 5556, and SLICE AND DICE 5439.

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

JAHGG GRIMEYE (28-4859) THE FALLEN ANGELS (535)
LONGSHOREMAN (28-5199) SEA DOGS (567)

                    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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MRS. BUTTERWORTH 1226 (96-99-5)        3  3  0         SUAVE ONCE LOVED ME  

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976 (19-6-3)           2  3  0         LORDS OF DISCIPLINE  

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEEDERS 5419 (17-11-1)                 1  3  0         TEAM KASSEL TAP      
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813 (13-7-2)        0  3  0         MY GENERATION        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LONGSHOREMAN 5199 (13-5-2)             1  3  0         SEA DOGS             
VISCIOUS HATE 5277 (13-4-1)            1  3  0         BIG LAKE PURE        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LETCH TUBBS 5552 (1-3-1)               1  3  0         BIG LAKE PURE        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIRE WORKS 5544 (2-0-0)                3  3  0  DEAD   BOOK OF THOMAS       
MIA 5536 (0-0-0)                       3  3  1         THRESHOLD            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOUIS XIII 5590 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         BIG SHOTS            
OASIS 5574 (0-0-0)                     5  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
SLOW MOTION 5572 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         BOOK OF THOMAS       
SPINE EATER 5585 (0-0-0)               4  3  0         BOOK OF THOMAS       
HUANGFENG 5586 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         LORDS OF DISCIPLINE  
GOLIATH 5588 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         NUCLEAR KNIGHTS      
SKY SCRAPER 5558 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
RUSTED OUT HULK 5556 (0-0-0)           0  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      

                              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