DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2016    Duedate: 02/06/2016

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PISCES
CM - SCORPIO (464)
(62-4848) [11-1-2,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PISCES                         POSITION IS EMPTY
CM - SCORPIO (464)             
(62-4848) [11-1-2,148]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ST. RIKER                      BASHER FORCE
STRIKER FORCE (19)             STRIKER FORCE (19)
(62-4828) [20-14-0,79]         (62-4872) [11-8-3,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STRIKER FORCE (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CM - SCORPIO (464)          33
2. STRIKER FORCE (19)          15      CM - SCORPIO (464)
3. AQUILA (470)                12      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (476)         0
5. STAINLESS STEEL RAT (338)    0      CUTE DUCKIES (50)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)      15   7  1 68.2   1/ 1 STRIKER FORCE (19)        5  6 0
 2/ 0 CM - SCORPIO (464)        64  42  2 60.4   2/ 0 CM - SCORPIO (464)        3  1 0
 3/ 2 AQUILA (470)              38  28  1 57.6   3/ 2 AQUILA (470)              3  3 0
 4/ 3 STRIKER FORCE (19)       104  98  6 51.5   4- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)      1  2 0
 5- 4 STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)   5   8  1 38.5   5- 4 STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)  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

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  VALAMANTIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for STIR 
IKE?  STRIKER FORCE's proud of him after beating PERSISTENT BEGGAR and getting 15 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  JUPITER's match with ZETA AQUILAE cost him a 
loss of 7 points!  Was that a tear I saw in PISCES' eye, as she took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't XI AQUILAE fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VALAMANTIS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISCES 4848                  11   1  2   148       CM - SCORPIO (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XI AQUILAE 4794              29  13  1   101       AQUILA (470)
 NORTH STAR 4854              10   2  0    93       CM - SCORPIO (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST. RIKER 4828               20  14  0    79       STRIKER FORCE (19)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENUS 4802                   12   4  0    64       CM - SCORPIO (464)
 BASHER FORCE 4872            11   8  3    60       STRIKER FORCE (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEVER CLARK 4859             4   0  0    54       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
 ZETA AQUILAE 4867             9   5  0    53       AQUILA (470)
-JIM DIGRIZ 3163               5   8  1    50       STAINLESS STEEL RAT (338)
 JUPITER 4845                  5   3  0    40       CM - SCORPIO (464)
-MERCURY 4801                  4   2  0    34       CM - SCORPIO (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBVIOUS ODDBALL 4868          3   2  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIND KID 4858                 2   3  0    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-BLOATED BOB 4874              1   0  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
 STIR IKE 4907                 1   0  0    15       STRIKER FORCE (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4909                0  1 0 STRIKER FORCE 19     SPYMASTER             632  NONE
DA2 4910                0  1 0 STRIKER FORCE 19     MOUNTAIN TROLL        632  NONE
STRIKE 4 4829          14 15 0 STRIKER FORCE 19     PISCES 4848           628  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
XI AQUILAE was handily defeated by PISCES in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
NORTH STAR won victory over ST. RIKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
BASHER FORCE was outlasted by VENUS in a crowd pleasing 9 minute bloody match.
ZETA AQUILAE viciously subdued JUPITER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
STIR IKE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  23 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         5  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PISCES 4848                11   1  2  148 CM - SCORPIO (464)
AIMED BLOW       XI AQUILAE 4794            29  13  1  101 AQUILA (470)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORTH STAR 4854            10   2  0   93 CM - SCORPIO (464)
TOTAL PARRY      VENUS 4802                 12   4  0   64 CM - SCORPIO (464)
BASHING ATTACK   BASHER FORCE 4872          11   8  3   60 STRIKER FORCE (19)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ST. RIKER 4828.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BASHER FORCE 4872.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZETA AQUILAE 4867, 
NORTH STAR 4854, JUPITER 4845, PISCES 4848, STIR IKE 4907, DA1 4909, ST. RIKER 4828, 
DA2 4910, XI AQUILAE 4794, and VENUS 4802.

The least popular fighter this week was VENUS 4802.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were XI AQUILAE 4794, DA2 4910, ST. RIKER 4828, DA1 4909, STIR IKE 4907, 
PISCES 4848, JUPITER 4845, NORTH STAR 4854, ZETA AQUILAE 4867, and BASHER FORCE 4872.

                    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