DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2016    Duedate: 02/16/2016

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAVARONE
POSSE (718)
(65-7426) [14-3-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAVARONE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
POSSE (718)                    
(65-7426) [14-3-2,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAEGO TEN SELAH               NAVARONE
SAND DANCERS (233)             POSSE (718)
(65-7387) [20-18-0,92]         (65-7426) [14-3-2,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          38
2. POSSE (718)                 32      POSSE (718)
3. SCRABBLE (739)               0      Unchartered Team
4. VELA (766)                   0
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 SCRABBLE (739)            34  17  2 66.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2/ 3 POSSE (718)              273 279 20 49.5   2- 2*VELA (766)                4  4 0
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1389 %1461 43 48.7   3- 4 SCRABBLE (739)            3  1 0
 4- 5*VELA (766)                 8  10  1 44.4   4/ 5 POSSE (718)               2  8 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon DAL SHANG, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  SAND DANCERS had cause to celebrate, after HAR LI 
got 14 points by beating BERVAN THE TINKER.  NORBEN THE LESSER found out that DAL 
SHANG isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was 
the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's 
got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are DAL SHANG's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  DAL SHANG, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to 
foot my bill at The Blazing Unicorn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAVARONE 7426                14   3  2   113       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       18  41  0    95       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        20  18  0    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINX 7142                     6   3  0    80       SCRABBLE (739)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAQIR 7143                    9   2  0    43       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAMMA VELORUM 7502            3   1  1    27       VELA (766)
-KAPPA VELORUM 7501            4   0  0    24       VELA (766)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUMQUAT 7145                  3   1  1    22       SCRABBLE (739)
 MOFFIT 7511                   2   2  0    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LIRI TYL AI 7515              2   1  0    19       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HAR LI 7506                   1   4  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DELTA VELORUM 7512            1   0  0    13       VELA (766)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRICK 7527              0  1 0 POSSE 718            DELHARAN THE SIL      618  NONE
RIPPER 7528             0  1 0 POSSE 718            OLTA THE TREE         618  NONE
SLASHER 7529            0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             618  NONE
STRIKER 7526            0  1 0 POSSE 718            SARZINA THE BRIG      618  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huh.  Three-two, wins over standbys, losses to managed gladiators.  Why are we not 
surprised? -- Chaego ten Selah

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLASHER was barely slain by BLUESTONE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIPPER was slaughtered by OLTA THE TREE in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STRIKER was assassinated by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BRICK was assassinated by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
NAVARONE viciously subdued NORBEN THE LESSER in a 3 minute expert's Title brawl.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH beat CAPTIAN LENSAR in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HAR LI handily defeated BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute uneven melee.
MOFFIT vanquished NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LIRI TYL AI unbelievably bested OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NAVARONE 7426              14   3  2  113 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387      20  18  0   92 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was NAVARONE 7426.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLASHER 7529, 
NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, HAR LI 7506, MOFFIT 7511, RIPPER 7528, 
STRIKER 7526, BRICK 7527, LIRI TYL AI 7515, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LIRI TYL AI 7515.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRICK 7527, STRIKER 7526, RIPPER 7528, MOFFIT 7511, HAR LI 
7506, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, SLASHER 7529, NAVARONE 7426, and 
0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIA 5835 (43-26-0)                 0  5  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 3J   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LYTA ALEXANDER 5021 (40-14-0)          4  3  0         THE INQUISITION      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SASHA 7111 (59-61-0)                   8  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         
IRONIC TWIST 7198 (65-27-2)            4  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP CE    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUNSLINGER 6960 (26-17-2)              3  3  0         POSSE                

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABITA 7289 (11-2-0)                    0  3  0         MMM BEER             
BLUE FLU 4U BOO BOO 4500 (0-0-0)       0  3  0         COLOR BLIND          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VESEMIR 7348 (7-0-1)                  11  3  1         WITCHERS             
MORENN 7345 (8-3-0)                    2  3  0         WITCHERS             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPHERE 7489 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         TOLBIN'S GEMS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK OPAL 7499 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         TOLBIN'S GEMS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPCORN 7488 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         THAT SMELL           
TANZANITE 7516 (0-0-0)                 3  3  1         TOLBIN'S GEMS        

                              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