DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2016    Duedate: 07/18/2016

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-348

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUNNY NOSE
OTTO'S PARTS (150)
(52-3877) [20-21-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUNNY NOSE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             
(52-3877) [20-21-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNNY NOSE                     FOG
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             WEATHER (440)
(52-3877) [20-21-0,112]        (52-4390) [10-5-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCARNATIONS (281)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          35
2. WEATHER (440)               31      WEATHER (440)
3. INCARNATIONS (281)          20      Unchartered Team
4. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)        1
5. ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)       0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WEATHER (440)             44  32  1 57.9   1/ 1 INCARNATIONS (281)        9  3 1
 2/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       385 339 18 53.2   2/ 3 WEATHER (440)             7  7 0
 3/ 2 INCARNATIONS (281)       126 119  7 51.4   3/ 4 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      6  8 1
 4/ 3 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     26  25  3 51.0   4/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        4  1 0
 5/ 4 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     149 148 17 50.2   5/ 5 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     3  2 0
 6- 5 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    62  65  6 48.8   6- 2 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    3  5 0
 7- 6*FOREST WARD (443)          9  13  1 40.9   7- 6*FOREST WARD (443)         0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to FRATSFA once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought ISN'T IT OBVIOUS 
was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  What's with FOG?  It 
actually beat OTTO'S PARTS' MASSIVE MIGRAINE, and walked away with 29 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at INCARNATIONS while they watched APOPHIS clobber 
RAIN.  She lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for OTTO'S PARTS' outstanding member, Duelmaster RUNNY 
NOSE.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was WEATHER.  In my day, no team with a 42-29-1 would scare me off! 
What's the problem, IRON CATHEDRAL?  What do people see in SLEET?  His 12-3-0?  
WEATHER ain't talkin', but he's got 110 points.  Keep challenging up 27 points, MIST, 
and I won't have to write about you much longer.  MERLIN always accepts those kind of 
challenges...  I don't get it.  MIST goes and challenges MERLIN, way above her, but 
gets 4 points after she loses!  Is this a new strategy?   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNY NOSE 3877              20  21  0   112       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEET 4392                   12   3  0   110       WEATHER (440)
 TEMPER 3373                  21  11  0    94       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        19  10  0    91       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARRIOR X 1945               13   6  2    88       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 FOG 4390                     10   5  0    87       WEATHER (440)
-SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818          11  10  2    84       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERLIN 4401                  13   5  0    63       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 APOPHIS 3627                  6   4  1    63       INCARNATIONS (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN 4391                     8   7  1    55       WEATHER (440)
-WESLAYFORFUN 4446             3   0  0    49       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 ANUBIS 4436                   5   2  1    46       INCARNATIONS (281)
 LACERATED TONGUE 4373         4   6  0    45       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MIST 4389                     7   8  0    38       WEATHER (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN HEART 4375             4   4  0    33       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 ARMSMAN 4372                  6   3  0    31       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 CLUB FOOT 4435                3   0  0    24       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIOBE 4430                    4   5  1    18       INCARNATIONS (281)
 SHACKLED PRIEST 4464          1   0  0    15       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 RHANDA 4457                   1   2  0    10       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 SOKAR 4455                    2   1  0     7       INCARNATIONS (281)
-PAINMEANSNOTHIN 4451          1   2  0     5       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
-IMMISSMANAGED 4459            0   1  0     1       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 SNOW 4462                     0   1  0     1       WEATHER (440)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HERMIT CRONE 4428       3  1 0 FOREST WARD 443      APOPHIS 3627          347   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEMPER was viciously subdued by SLEET in a unpopular 30 minute Challenge fight.
MIST was subdued by MERLIN in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
WARRIOR X was demolished by RUNNY NOSE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE was outwaited by FOG in a popular 9 minute brutal one-sided contest.
RAIN was unbelievably bested by APOPHIS in a action packed 3 minute gory brawl.
ANUBIS devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
ARMSMAN was overpowered by LACERATED TONGUE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
BROKEN HEART viciously subdued NIOBE in a 2 minute gory duel.
CLUB FOOT won victory over RHANDA in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SOKAR was defeated by SHACKLED PRIEST in a 2 minute beginner's match.
SNOW was overpowered by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        24 -  12 -  4      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 348 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SLEET 4392                 12   3  0  110 WEATHER (440)
AIMED BLOW       WARRIOR X 1945             13   6  2   88 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
WALL OF STEEL    MERLIN 4401                13   5  0   63 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIN 4391                   8   7  1   55 WEATHER (440)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNNY NOSE 3877.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FOG 4390.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAIN 4391, APOPHIS 3627, 
ANUBIS 4436, LACERATED TONGUE 4373, MERLIN 4401, BROKEN HEART 4375, RUNNY NOSE 3877, 
ARMSMAN 4372, CLUB FOOT 4435, and SOKAR 4455.

The least popular fighter this week was TEMPER 3373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SLEET 4392, SNOW 4462, RHANDA 4457, NIOBE 4430, MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167, 
MIST 4389, SHACKLED PRIEST 4464, WARRIOR X 1945, SOKAR 4455, and CLUB FOOT 4435.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUNNY NOSE (52-3877) OTTO'S PARTS (150)
MASSIVE MIGRAINE (52-4167) OTTO'S PARTS (150)

               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. 

                        HEISENBERG (4-6853) of DEVIATION (638) 
                       MUSH (84-27306) of 4-LETTER PIZZA (4845)

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