DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2016    Duedate: 02/03/2016

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-724

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE ROCK SHOW
MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-5042) [14-6-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE ROCK SHOW                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MELODY MAYHEM (504)            
(43-5042) [14-6-1,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ACID RAIN                      ACID RAIN
MELODY MAYHEM (504)            MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-4995) [13-18-0,74]         (43-4995) [13-18-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MELODY MAYHEM (504)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MELODY MAYHEM (504)         44
2. FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)     10      MELODY MAYHEM (504)
3. DOLI CAPAX (514)             0      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERHEROES! (469)           0
5. DEATH PENALTY (515)          0      PRIME TEAM (225)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERHEROES! (469)        28   4  1 87.5   1/ 0 MELODY MAYHEM (504)       4  1 0
 2- 2*DOLI CAPAX (514)           5   2  0 71.4   2- 1*DOLI CAPAX (514)          3  0 0
 3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (512)      21   9  1 70.0   3- 3 SUPERHEROES! (469)        2  0 0
 4/ 0 MELODY MAYHEM (504)       76  59  4 56.3   4/ 4 FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)   2  2 0
 5/ 4 FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)   13  12  0 52.0   5- 5*DEATH PENALTY (515)       0  9 0
 6- 5*DEATH PENALTY (515)        1  10  0  9.1   6- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (512)      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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VEASTIAN games.  Former top team DOLI CAPAX was 
unseated this week as MELODY MAYHEM moved up from 0th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at WEIRD STUDENTS' 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 6th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  STILL LOOKING caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested EXIT and was awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, STILL LOOKING put down EXIT, causing it to lose 17 points 
of recognition in the process.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the 
throne, AEROPEARL has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor 
of THE ROCK SHOW, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in VEASTIAN 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in VEASTIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ROCK SHOW 5042           14   6  1   101       MELODY MAYHEM (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AEROPEARL 4690               14   1  0   116       SUPERHEROES! (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693         14   3  1    88       SUPERHEROES! (469)
 STILL LOOKING 5127            7   7  0    88       FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)
 ACID RAIN 4995               13  18  0    74       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 EXIT 5020                    17  13  1    69       MELODY MAYHEM (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOULD BE FUN 5116            5   4  0    62       FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENNESSEE LINE 5063           7   5  0    49       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-MILD MILO 5085                4   0  0    47       WEIRD STUDENTS (512)
-CONFUSED CLARK 5068           4   3  1    44       WEIRD STUDENTS (512)
-POOR PATTY 5071               4   1  0    44       WEIRD STUDENTS (512)
 WAR 5145                      6   3  0    43       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-PROUD PEACH 5070              5   1  0    43       WEIRD STUDENTS (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RELAXING RAIN 5067            3   3  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (512)
-BACKBEREND 5087               3   0  0    27       DOLI CAPAX (514)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACE GREFF 5090               2   0  0    16       DOLI CAPAX (514)
-WORTH A SHOT 5097             0   1  0     1       FRANKENSTEIN HUNT (516)

'-' 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

THE ROCK SHOW devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SHOULD BE FUN lost to ACID RAIN in a 4 minute battle.
EXIT was handily defeated by STILL LOOKING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WAR vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TENNESSEE LINE overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT 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                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 724 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        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE ROCK SHOW 5042         14   6  1  101 MELODY MAYHEM (504)
SLASHING ATTACK  EXIT 5020                  17  13  1   69 MELODY MAYHEM (504)
BASHING ATTACK   WAR 5145                    6   3  0   43 MELODY MAYHEM (504)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ACID RAIN 4995.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ACID RAIN 4995.  The ten other most popular fighters were TENNESSEE LINE 5063, 
THE ROCK SHOW 5042, STILL LOOKING 5127, WAR 5145, SHOULD BE FUN 5116, EXIT 5020,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EXIT 5020.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHOULD BE FUN 5116, WAR 5145, STILL LOOKING 5127, THE ROCK SHOW 5042, 
TENNESSEE LINE 5063, ACID RAIN 4995,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                    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