DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/16/2016    Duedate: 04/12/2016

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-371

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOK GORKA
GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-4779) [12-6-2,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOK GORKA                      JOHNBOY
GOING BERSERK (527)            REDNECKS (484)
(45-4779) [12-6-2,80]          (45-4270) [5-4-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAEGH                         BILLY JOE BOB
GOING BERSERK (527)            REDNECKS (484)
(45-4792) [12-3-0,56]          (45-4268) [6-3-1,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDNECKS (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (528)        31
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        18      GOING BERSERK (527)
3. REDNECKS (484)              15      Unchartered Team
4. GOING BERSERK (527)        -28
                                       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOING BERSERK (527)       34  18  3 65.4   1/ 2*REDNECKS (484)            8  6 0
 2/ 2*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      14  11  0 56.0   2/ 3 GOING BERSERK (527)       6  3 1
 3/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      90  94  8 48.9   3/ 1 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      6  7 2
 4/ 5*REDNECKS (484)            20  22  2 47.6   4/ 4*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      3  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to SHEWISH BUFFET, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the REDNECKS stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for BILLY JOE BOB, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing NACHO MAN 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was GREXNIX, who dropped 6 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
URBAN LEGEND.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, BUT NOK 
GORKA is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the STORMCROWE arena.  Did 
you hear that SHEWISH BUFFET was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of SHEWISH BUFFET's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch GOING BERSERK's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from SHEWISH BUFFET.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, UNCLE JESSE would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want 
to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, PART TIMER went after JOHNBOY, 
who was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, PART TIMER was overcame by 
JOHNBOY.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
BEUFORD T JUSTICE was mashed by WORK HORSE, who let BEUFORD T JUSTICE know that 
killing members of BOOK OF THOMAS is a no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics 
at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the STORMCROWE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779               12   6  2    80       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNBOY 4270                  5   4  0    58       REDNECKS (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAEGH 4792                  12   3  0    56       GOING BERSERK (527)
 MARSH FELLOW 4815             4   1  1    56       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-UKKO 4780                     8   3  0    51       GOING BERSERK (527)
 BILLY JOE BOB 4268            6   3  1    45       REDNECKS (484)
 NACHO MAN 4796                9   4  0    41       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-FRY GUY 4826                  3   1  0    38       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 UNCLE JESSE 4269              5   4  0    35       REDNECKS (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORK HORSE 4833               4   1  0    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 SLOPPY JOE 4797               4   9  0    27       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 PART TIMER 4830               3   2  0    25       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URBAN LEGEND 4836             2   2  0    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834        2   2  1    14       REDNECKS (484)
 WHITE OUT 4832                3   2  0    11       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 GREXNIX 4838                  1   2  1     6       GOING BERSERK (527)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      MARSH FELLOW 4815     371  NONE
HEDIES 4842             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 528   ARENAMASTER NHOR      371  NONE
SHADOW BLAST 4831       2  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 528   BEUFORD T JUSTIC 4834 368  JUST REVENGED
SNACK 4841              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   SPYMASTER             371  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEDIES was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WORK HORSE handily defeated BEUFORD T JUSTICE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
PART TIMER was vanquished by JOHNBOY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WHITE OUT was overpowered by UNCLE JESSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NOK GORKA was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
NACHO MAN was savagely defeated by BILLY JOE BOB in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
SNAEGH handily defeated SLOPPY JOE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MARSH FELLOW slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
URBAN LEGEND won victory over GREXNIX in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 371 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779             12   6  2   80 GOING BERSERK (527)
PARRY-LUNGE      JOHNBOY 4270                5   4  0   58 REDNECKS (484)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                12   3  0   56 GOING BERSERK (527)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARSH FELLOW 4815           4   1  1   56 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILLY JOE BOB 4268          6   3  1   45 REDNECKS (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  UNCLE JESSE 4269            5   4  0   35 REDNECKS (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAEGH 4792.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BILLY JOE BOB 4268.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHNBOY 4270, UNCLE 
JESSE 4269, URBAN LEGEND 4836, WORK HORSE 4833, WHITE OUT 4832, SNAEGH 4792, MARSH 
FELLOW 4815, PART TIMER 4830, NACHO MAN 4796, and HEDIES 4842.

The least popular fighter this week was GREXNIX 4838.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SLOPPY JOE 4797, NOK GORKA 4779, BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834, SNACK 4841, 
HEDIES 4842, NACHO MAN 4796, PART TIMER 4830, MARSH FELLOW 4815, SNAEGH 4792, and 
WHITE OUT 4832.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      PRINCE ALBERT (17-7522) ROYAL PAIN  (610) 
                    THE MAYTAL (35-3644) PHILANTHROPISTS 2  (345) 
                    HOLY SMOKE (82-43560) ROOKIE MAIDEN 29  (7305) 
                  SOFT 'N CHEWY (82-15624) STREET PIZZAD IX  (2347) 
                    SUPPOSABLE THUMBS (82-45792) 10/25/06D  (7689) 
                        COCOA COUP (82-48528) 040707M  (8157) 
                         POOR OLD TOM (82-7154) GWAR  (1021) 
                           RIDIS (82-15371) SANIKUS  (2304) 
                         ELAINA (82-3414) (N.) GODLIKE  (461) 
                 CAUSTIC MACAROON (84-15171) ORLANDO BOUND II  (2675) 
                     SUBATOMIC PASTE (84-27527) 2012 XIV  (4884) 
                       PFC10 (84-3805) MEDAL OF HONOR L7  (741) 
               T TEBOW'S CONCUSSION (84-12163) SUPE FORCES 0905  (2190) 
                     ZELLNER (84-24796) SUPE FORCES 7A00  (4405) 
                  STORM FIRE (84-19028) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601  (3373) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                              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