DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-322

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD BILL
YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2968) [10-4-1,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD BILL                      SEA FOAM
YOUNG GUNS (316)               BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
(59-2968) [10-4-1,75]          (59-2987) [4-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD BILL                      BILLY THE KID
YOUNG GUNS (316)               YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2968) [10-4-1,75]          (59-2969) [7-7-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF THOMAS (317)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VICIOUS VAMPS (319)         32
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (317)        25      SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
3. YOUNG GUNS (316)            22      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)       7
5. HANGOVERS (265)              0      VICIOUS VAMPS (319)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*VICIOUS VAMPS (319)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (317)     10  5 0
 2- 2 HANGOVERS (265)          214 142 17 60.1   2/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  5 1
 3- 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        287 202 16 58.7   3/ 5 YOUNG GUNS (316)          6  6 1
 4/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (317)      14  10  1 58.3   4- 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         4  1 1
 5/ 4 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    28  28  6 50.0   5- 4 HANGOVERS (265)           3  2 0
 6/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)   114 123  3 48.1   6/ 0*VICIOUS VAMPS (319)       2  0 0
 7/ 6 YOUNG GUNS (316)          25  28  2 47.2   7/ 6 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    1  2 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.

I get one more fight in the Dark Arena, then I'm off to retirement!  The Commission 
tells me I look like this:

     5-7-16-15-8-12-21 AB, Very Little Endurance, Great Damage
     Skills estimated at: 10/18/31/8/15/12
     Favorites: VL/VL SC, learning Attack
     2-3 in Tourneys

                                          -- Fearless Inventory

Oh, and my teammates were: 

     There is a God
     10(2)-10(1)-13-21-19(2)-5-11 LU Norm/Good
     31/23/34/12/31/34
     VH/MO EP Riposte Tactic, learns Init
     23-12 in Tourneys with one TV

     Those I Hurt
     12(1)-13(2)-7-17-21-10-7 LU Norm/Great
     30/18/26/2/18/18
     LO/MO EP Lunge Tactic, Dodge Tactic, learns Init
     0-3 in Tourneys

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  SEA FOAM caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ALWAYS AN ADDICT and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SEA FOAM put down 
ALWAYS AN ADDICT, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on CHOKEBOT 2000 as he bore arms 
against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster FEARLESS INVENTORY.  The 
crowds were amazed this turn, as CHOKEBOT 2000 killed the Duelmaster, FEARLESS 
INVENTORY, leaving BASHAHOLICS ANON in mourning.  With bloody hand WILD BILL has 
ascended to the throne of champions.  Is he that one which is spoken of in the 
ancient texts?  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD BILL 2968               10   4  1    75       YOUNG GUNS (316)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAZARETH 2503                29  14  0   113       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             27   6  0   103       HANGOVERS (265)
-IRISH FLAG 2674              13  10  2    96       HANGOVERS (265)
-MARGARITA 2633               15   9  0    95       HANGOVERS (265)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    16   8  1    92       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755      10   7  0    66       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM JIM 2927                 5   0  0    56       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY THE KID 2969            7   7  1    54       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 HUMAN PRETZEL 2926           11   9  4    50       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-SINGAPORE SLING 2974          4   1  0    44       HANGOVERS (265)
 SEA FOAM 2987                 4   1  0    43       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956         6   4  0    31       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 OCEAN SPRAY 2988              3   1  0    29       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
-DARK SIDE OF MOON 2983        3   0  0    28       HANGOVERS (265)
-BABY RUTH 2943                3   2  0    24       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILLOW FIGHT 2993             3   1  0    21       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
 GEMMA 3007                    1   0  0    17       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
 DOMME JANA 3006               1   0  0    15       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
 RECOVERY SETBACK 2951         1   2  0    13       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-WYATT EARP 2996               1   2  0    12       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-FALSE IDLE 2984               1   0  0    12       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 EVER QUEST 3002               2   1  0     7       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
-ANNIE OAKLEY 2990             1   3  0     6       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-NEAPOLITAN 2971               0   1  0     5       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FEARLESS INVENTO 2787  17  9 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 CHOKEBOT 2000         322  NONE
DEEP WATERS 2989        2  3 1 BOOK OF THOMAS 317   BILLY THE KID 2969    322   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wild Bill -- I need to fix my addiction, not get MORE WILD. -- Always an Addict

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FEARLESS INVENTORY was dealt death by CHOKEBOT 2000 in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILD BILL slimly won victory over DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 3 minute Title battle.
BILLY THE KID killed DEEP WATERS in a 3 minute expert vs. amateur fight.
HUMAN PRETZEL overpowered PILLOW FIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ALWAYS AN ADDICT was bested by SEA FOAM in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
RECOVERY SETBACK was overpowered by OCEAN SPRAY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EVER QUEST was devastated by GEMMA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DOMME JANA handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  14 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        31 -  28 -  5      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 322 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     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD BILL 2968             10   4  1   75 YOUNG GUNS (316)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEA FOAM 2987               4   1  0   43 BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD BILL 2968.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILLY THE KID 2969.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEEP WATERS 2989, 
WILD BILL 2968, SEA FOAM 2987, HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, OCEAN SPRAY 2988, GEMMA 3007, 
DOMME JANA 3006, PILLOW FIGHT 2993, ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956, and RECOVERY SETBACK 2951.

The least popular fighter this week was EVER QUEST 3002.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RECOVERY SETBACK 2951, ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956, PILLOW FIGHT 2993, DOMME 
JANA 3006, GEMMA 3007, OCEAN SPRAY 2988, HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, SEA FOAM 2987, WILD BILL 
2968, and DEEP WATERS 2989.

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

FEARLESS INVENTORY (59-2787) BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

                    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            
RYRELEE 478 (78-82-1)                  1  4  0         HARE CONTROL         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632 (33-4-1)     2  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (9-5-0)               3  3  0         WHAT'S IN A NAME     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RECOVERY SETBACK 2951 (1-1-0)          0  3  0         BASHAHOLICS ANON     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOMME JANA 3006 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         VICIOUS VAMPS        
GEMMA 3007 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         VICIOUS VAMPS        

               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. 

                       MALCOLM X (5-2496) BLACK BULLDOGS  (11) 
                       GO WEST (82-40489) ROOKIE CULT 3  (6754) 
                  THUNDERBIRD (82-30981) THIRSTY THUGS 0415  (5090) 
                 LBA DOMINATION (82-11488) NO-SO ROYAL RUMBLE  (1672) 
                     SSG 4 (84-18771) MEDAL OF HONOR D11  (3333) 
                     ROONEY (84-35472) THIRSTY THUGS 1308  (6203) 
                     ROBBER (84-35428) THIRSTY THUGS 1307  (6194) 
                         TOBIAS BEECHER (65-5035) OZ 2  (556) 

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