DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2016    Duedate: 02/12/2016

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-347

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PEKING DUCK
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3632) [26-11-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PEKING DUCK                    BIG BEN
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          NEW ORIGINALS (478)
(39-3632) [26-11-0,113]        (39-4119) [3-2-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOWARD THE DUCK                HOWARD THE DUCK
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3845) [15-6-0,104]         (39-3845) [15-6-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       51
2. PARKLAND (473)              36      UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
3. BASH BROS BABY (461)        16      Unchartered Team
4. NEW ORIGINALS (478)          3
5. BOOK OF THOMAS (479)         1      NEW ORIGINALS (478)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*EQUULEUS (477)             1   0  0  100   1/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    11  3 1
 2/ 2 UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)      74  40  3 64.9   2- 2 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      6  4 0
 3/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    231 150 14 60.6   3/ 3 UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)      5  4 0
 4/ 6 BASH BROS BABY (461)      37  31  3 54.4   4/ 8 PARKLAND (473)            5  5 0
 5/ 3*NEW ORIGINALS (478)        8   7  0 53.3   5/ 5 BASH BROS BABY (461)      5  6 1
 6- 7 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      83  82  6 50.3   6/ 4*NEW ORIGINALS (478)       3  5 0
 7/ 8 PARKLAND (473)            40  47  2 46.0   7/10*BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      2  6 0
 8- 9*OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)     1   4  0 20.0   8- 7*EQUULEUS (477)            1  0 0
 9/10*BOOK OF THOMAS (479)       3  14  0 17.6   9- 9*OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)    1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Fred's Back!  Fred's Back!  But I didn't get to fight him.  Boo Hoo!

Well, instead of praising Fred's merits, this turn, I'll highlight my duckmate's 
graduation.  Scrooge McDuck leaves us for retirement at the Isle as a 9(2)-13(1)-16-
18(1)-21-4-7 Lunger, who was -4 Init, -2 Defense, -1 Riposte and +2 Decise.  The 
Commission said his preferred weapon was the Short spear (which he used more often 
than not as it was one of only 2 weapons that he was well suited to), with a high/Very 
High rhythm, and a tendency to learn defense skills.  In his time here, he did manage 
to learn 73 skills, but those base modifiers still made it seem like he was pretty 
useless most of the time.

                                          -- Peking Duck
                                             Ducks Unlimited
                                             7-time Duelmaster of Xochithlan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to PARKLAND.  PARKLAND had 
cause to celebrate, after LEA got 19 points by beating SMOKE STACK.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, LEA was winsome, after beating SMOKE STACK and seeing him 
lose 15 points.  Duelmaster PEKING DUCK from DUCKS UNLIMITED is going for the gold, 
as he challenged UNHOLY AVENGERS' BATTLENAX.  Ooh, the excitement!  BATTLENAX found 
out that XOCHITHLAN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering 
milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of UNHOLY 
AVENGERS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DUCKS UNLIMITED, so did that sorry 
team shy from UNHOLY AVENGERS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  
Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, LOUD TOYS is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Those who owe SCROOGE 
MCDUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM 
THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  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!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for XOCHITHLAN?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632             26  11  0   113       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845         15   6  0   104       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BATTLENAX 282                14  10  0   102       UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
-WICKED SLICE 4083            11  23  1    96       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CWM 4044                     10   8  2    86       PARKLAND (473)
 FRED 280                     19   5  0    85       UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PARRY-SLICE 4078             11  10  1    66       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUD TOYS 4069                9   6  0    53       BASH BROS BABY (461)
-SUPERSLICE 4074               6   4  1    48       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
-BOBBLETON 4118                4   0  0    47       NEW ORIGINALS (478)
 DEATHSTROKE 998               6   1  1    45       UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
 DAISY 4059                   11   5  0    42       PARKLAND (473)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANGEROUS TOYS 4100           5   2  0    40       BASH BROS BABY (461)
-POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891     6   2  0    35       BASH BROS BABY (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK SOUP 4101                2   2  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888          6  11  1    30       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 SWAN 4061                     6   9  0    29       PARKLAND (473)
 BIG BEN 4119                  3   2  0    27       NEW ORIGINALS (478)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEA 4113                      1   2  0    21       PARKLAND (473)
-SLY SIR DICER 4115            3   2  1    19       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 DAISY DUCK 4150               2   0  0    18       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 MERE 4114                     1   1  0    17       PARKLAND (473)
 TAILWIND 4125                 2   2  0    16       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
-GAMMA EQUULEI 4106            1   0  0    15       EQUULEUS (477)
 AGAMEMNON 2608                4   1  0    13       UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
-NERVUS ILLNUS 4143            1   0  0    13       OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)
-EUNUCH 4097                   1   2  0    13       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 PLUTO 4121                    1   4  0     7       NEW ORIGINALS (478)
 SMOKE STACK 4123              1   2  0     5       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 SIBERIA 4149                  1   1  0     4       UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
-UNSCRUPULUS 4140              0   1  0     2       OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)
-OVERANXIOUS 4141              0   1  0     1       OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)
-CRISMUS BONUS 4142            0   1  0     1       OH THOSE ROMANS! (482)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CEASELESS CRY 4148      1  1 1 BASH BROS BABY 461   DARK ELF MAGE         347  NONE
AMAZON GIRL 4137        0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 479   MAD MAX 4128          344   
HEDIES 4158             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 479   DARK ELF CHAMPIO      347  NONE
LADY FEONA 4130         0  1 0 THE IRON GUARD 480   SLY SIR DICER 4115    344   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I am right here, challenge me now that I know your measure.  Odds are I will go to 
Advanced before you get the chance, but I did not come out of hibernation to hide 
Peking, send me your challenge and we will see. :) -- Fred

Thanks for the rematch, Howard.  You need to hit harder. :) -- Batllenax

My team will never stop hitting Ducks.  You seem to be the top Duck here, oh, used to 
be, sorry about that. :) -- Slade, Manager of The Unholy Avengers
 
Granted I am not a Duck but do control the top team.  Match Peking against Fred again, 
he will surprise you. ;)  You probably fought Battlenax this round, he is a bit of an 
anomaly, you also probably won.  Fred though, you could not out-parry Fred in your 
wildest dreams.  You won a fight in 19 minutes? LMAO get ready for 4....

I am a way too big striker with no right to my record, someone kill me and 
do Slade a favor! -- Agamemnon

New to the style and the arena, thank you for giving me someone easy for my first 
fight. -- Siberia

Filling the Shoes of Shadowspear, she was a Duelmaster which I cannot compete with, I 
just hope I hold my own. -- Deathstroke.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCROOGE MCDUCK viciously butchered CAPTIVE GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CEASELESS CRY was murdered by DARK ELF MAGE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
HEDIES was murdered by DARK ELF CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEKING DUCK unbelievably bested BATTLENAX in a 6 minute Challenge Title brawl.
HOWARD THE DUCK subdued FRED in a 3 minute master's Challenge competition.
DANGEROUS TOYS defeated SWAN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
DUCK SOUP devastated AGAMEMNON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
TAILWIND viciously subdued PLUTO in a action packed 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
CWM won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute fight.
LOUD TOYS vanquished HIDDEN ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEATHSTROKE defeated NOT THE MOM CRY in a action packed 1 minute match.
DAISY beat BIG BEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
LEA handily defeated SMOKE STACK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MERE demolished SIBERIA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DAISY DUCK handily defeated LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 347 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           26  11  0  113 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOWARD THE DUCK 3845       15   6  0  104 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
WALL OF STEEL    BATTLENAX 282              14  10  0  102 UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
PARRY-STRIKE     CWM 4044                   10   8  2   86 PARKLAND (473)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD TOYS 4069              9   6  0   53 BASH BROS BABY (461)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEATHSTROKE 998             6   1  1   45 UNHOLY AVENGERS (51)
AIMED BLOW       DANGEROUS TOYS 4100         5   2  0   40 BASH BROS BABY (461)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOWARD THE DUCK 3845.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HOWARD THE DUCK 3845.  The ten other most popular fighters were BATTLENAX 
282, TAILWIND 4125, DANGEROUS TOYS 4100, LOUD TOYS 4069, DEATHSTROKE 998, BIG BEN 
4119, FRED 280, SWAN 4061, DUCK SOUP 4101, and CWM 4044.

The least popular fighter this week was SIBERIA 4149.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SMOKE STACK 4123, AGAMEMNON 2608, PEKING DUCK 3632, HEDIES 4158, 
CEASELESS CRY 4148, LEA 4113, DAISY 4059, NOT THE MOM CRY 3888, PLUTO 4121, and DAISY 
DUCK 4150.

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

SCROOGE MCDUCK (39-3719) DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

                    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