DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2016    Duedate: 03/02/2016

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHIVER
100% CANADIAN (280)
(71-2632) [9-2-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHIVER                         ELECTRIC
100% CANADIAN (280)            WARCKERS (811)
(71-2632) [9-2-0,94]           (71-7057) [4-1-2,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHIVER                         SHIVER
100% CANADIAN (280)            100% CANADIAN (280)
(71-2632) [9-2-0,94]           (71-2632) [9-2-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

100% CANADIAN (280)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 100% CANADIAN (280)         44
2. HOME LIFE (818)             44      100% CANADIAN (280)
3. WARCKERS (811)              32      Unchartered Team
4. WAR-C-KERS (812)            27
5. FEAR FACTORY 22 (789)       18      WARCKERS (811)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SAY AGAIN (760)            8   0  1  100   1/ 2 100% CANADIAN (280)      13  2 0
 2- 2 HEART BREAKERS (695)      18   2  1 90.0   2/ 3*WARCKERS (811)           12  3 2
 3- 3 WS BATS '05 (698)         35   8  0 81.4   3/ 1 HOME LIFE (818)          12  3 0
 4/ 6*WARCKERS (811)            18   5  4 78.3   4/ 5 WAR-C-KERS (812)          8  3 2
 5- 4 CORDIALS (718)            28   8  1 77.8   5/ 4 SECOND CHANCES (558)      6  8 0
 6- 5 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    42  13  2 76.4   6/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (817)     5 10 1
 7- 7 WS ARMS '05 (699)         34  14  3 70.8   7- 8 CORDIALS (718)            3  1 0
 8/18*FEAR FACTORY 22 (789)      2   1  0 66.7   8- 7 ARENAS II (310)           2  0 0
 9/ 8 100% CANADIAN (280)       55  35  3 61.1   9- 9 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    2  0 0
10- 9 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  86  59  1 59.3  10/14*FEAR FACTORY 22 (789)     2  1 0
11-10 AL EAST (765)             12   9  0 57.1  11/17*FEAR FACTORY 12 (799)     2  4 0
12-11 THE CODA (190)           129 107 14 54.7  12/16*FEAR FACTORY 5 (806)      2  4 0
13/13 SHERWOOD FOREST (817)    227 193 29 54.0  13/18*FEAR FACTORY 1 (810)      2  5 0
14/15 HOME LIFE (818)          194 165 11 54.0  14-10 HEART BREAKERS (695)      1  0 0
15-14*TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)    7   6  0 53.8  15-11*SAY AGAIN (760)           1  0 0
16/16 WAR-C-KERS (812)         194 170 12 53.3  16-15*FEAR FACTORY 2 (809)      1  1 0
17/12 SECOND CHANCES (558)      65  57  5 53.3  17-12 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  1  1 0
18-17*FEAR FACTORY 2 (809)       1   1  0 50.0  18-13 WS BATS '05 (698)         1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 ARENAS II (310)           11  14  0 44.0  19-20 THE CODA (190)            0  5 0
20/20*FEAR FACTORY 5 (806)       2   4  0 33.3  20-19*FEAR FACTORY 6 (805)      0  4 0
21/21*FEAR FACTORY 12 (799)      2   4  0 33.3  21-21*TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)   0  2 0
22/22*FEAR FACTORY 1 (810)       2   5  0 28.6  22-22 WS ARMS '05 (699)         0  2 0
23-23*FEAR FACTORY 6 (805)       0  12  0  0.0  23-25*FEAR FACTORY 15 (796)     0  1 0
24-25*FEAR FACTORY 17 (794)      0   1  0  0.0  24-23 AL EAST (765)             0  1 0
25-24*FEAR FACTORY 15 (796)      0   1  0  0.0  25-24*FEAR FACTORY 17 (794)     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

     Welcome KYR'TERR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, HOME LIFE.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave HAZAARDS OF CLONING a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh 
out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think 
I'm gonna be...  Well, FEAR FACTORY 12's 11th moved them up to 1-0-0 place.  Some 
people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I 
ramble.  Well WARCKERS moved up 1, to 2nd.  What's with SHE SCREAMS?  She actually 
beat KYR'TERR's VENEMOUS CONCUBINE, and walked away with 20 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at FEAR FACTORY 22 while they watched RAVEN AUTARCHY clobber 
PATRICK HENRY.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  Try as he might, KHALHUMS DWARF wasn't good enough at persuading SHIVER to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, PARADISE IN EXILE!  Don't make idle boasts, 
they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of KYR'TERR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  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.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHIVER 2632                   9   2  0    94       100% CANADIAN (280)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORNADO GOLFING 6351         12   2  0   144       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-BALLROOM DENTISTRY 6350      15   3  1   123       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-RICK MONDAY 6110             18   2  1   121       HEART BREAKERS (695)
-TITANIUM 7081                 8   5  1   104       WAR-C-KERS (812)
-DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363        18   1  0   102       CORDIALS (718)
-SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126         18   0  0   102       WS BATS '05 (698)
-FRANK THOMAS 6128            15   7  0    91       WS BATS '05 (698)
 BAR-B-DOO 7071               13   4  0    91       WAR-C-KERS (812)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREAMER 7203                11   2  0    89       HOME LIFE (818)
-LADY REDUNDANT WOMAN 6722     8   0  1    89       SAY AGAIN (760)
-DUSTIN HERMANSON 6133        14   6  1    87       WS ARMS '05 (699)
 BLIZZARD 2827                 9   0  2    87       100% CANADIAN (280)
-ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353     14   5  0    85       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
 SHE SCREAMS 7196              9   3  0    81       HOME LIFE (818)
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377         12  13  0    79       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOBBY JENKS 6134             12   6  0    60       WS ARMS '05 (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED SOX 6745                  8   3  0    56       AL EAST (765)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD APPLE 7255                5   0  0    55       SECOND CHANCES (558)
 HORRIBLE 7128                 8   5  1    48       SHERWOOD FOREST (817)
-PINK SQUIRREL 6361            5   2  0    47       CORDIALS (718)
 ELECTRIC 7057                 4   1  2    45       WARCKERS (811)
 LIGHT'S OUT 7275              4   0  0    43       HOME LIFE (818)
 WINTERCOLD 7291               3   0  0    42       100% CANADIAN (280)
 ANTHONY HENDAY 7253           3   0  0    40       100% CANADIAN (280)
-I OF THE NEE DULL 6150        4   2  0    39       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
 PUPPY LOVE 7276               4   0  0    36       HOME LIFE (818)
-SILENT MONK 6362              4   0  0    35       CORDIALS (718)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARNELL 7063                  4   1  1    33       WAR-C-KERS (812)
 RAVEN AUTARCHY 6928           2   1  0    33       FEAR FACTORY 22 (789)
 PEPPER 7058                   4   1  0    31       WARCKERS (811)
 PERISTYLIUM 7014              2   1  0    26       FEAR FACTORY 5 (806)
 FALLHARVEST 7292              2   1  0    25       100% CANADIAN (280)
 SHAGGY 7059                   4   1  1    24       WARCKERS (811)
 PARADISE IN EXILE 7037        2   1  0    24       FEAR FACTORY 1 (810)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAUL KONERKO 6125             2   1  0    23       WS BATS '05 (698)
 CATALYST 7056                 3   0  1    22       WARCKERS (811)
 MELT DOWN 7298                3   0  0    22       WARCKERS (811)
 SUFFOCATING SIGHT 6978        2   1  0    20       FEAR FACTORY 12 (799)
 PATRICK HENRY 5136            5   4  0    19       SECOND CHANCES (558)
 MIDLIFE CRISIS 7330           2   0  1    17       WAR-C-KERS (812)
 AUTUMN DAWN 7267              2   2  0    15       SHERWOOD FOREST (817)
 DRUID MAGIC 7269              3   1  1    11       SHERWOOD FOREST (817)
 ANGRY BIRDS 7335              1   1  0     8       HOME LIFE (818)
 GENESIS 7294                  2   1  0     7       SECOND CHANCES (558)
-EAT A HELICOPTER 6963         0   1  0     7       FEAR FACTORY 15 (796)
-I SHALL DEVOUR 6957           0   1  0     7       FEAR FACTORY 17 (794)
 BOTTLED RAGE 7274             1   3  0     6       SECOND CHANCES (558)
 SCARS DON'T SWEAT 7326        0   1  0     4       FEAR FACTORY 5 (806)
-FRIAR TUCK 7046               0   1  0     3       CORDIALS (718)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      DARNELL 7063          298  NONE
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MIDLIFE CRISIS 7330   298  NONE
ORIOLE 6747             4  6 0 AL EAST 765          BLIZZARD 2827         294  NOT REVENGED
BENEATH THE TIDE 7031   1  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 2 809   CATALYST 7056         297   
JUDGEMENT STRIKE 7011   0  4 0 FEAR FACTORY 6 805   DRUID MAGIC 7269      297   
I OF THE KNEE DU 6302   0  1 0 HAZAARDS OF CLON 373 ELECTRIC 7057         294  REVENGED
HEDIES 7350             0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 817  BANDIT PRINCE         298  NONE
ORC SKIN 7126           5  3 2 SHERWOOD FOREST 817  LADY REDUNDANT W 6722 294  NOT REVENGED
SHEDIES 7351            0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 817  MOUNTAIN TROLL        298  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHEDIES was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HEDIES was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SHIVER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 4 minute gruesome Title match.
BLIZZARD bested VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
SCREAMER demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BAR-B-DOO vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
SHE SCREAMS devastated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BAD APPLE handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HORRIBLE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 5 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
PATRICK HENRY was overpowered by RAVEN AUTARCHY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PUPPY LOVE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LIGHT'S OUT devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WINTERCOLD subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute amateur vs. veteran upset match.
ANTHONY HENDAY viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 2 minute conflict.
ELECTRIC overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
PEPPER handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FALLHARVEST was bested by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brawl.
DARNELL assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CATALYST savagely defeated SCARS DON'T SWEAT in a popular 5 minute novice's bout.
PARADISE IN EXILE bested DRUID MAGIC in a 1 minute novice's contest.
AUTUMN DAWN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOTTLED RAGE was overpowered by PERISTYLIUM in a 1 minute uneven fray.
SUFFOCATING SIGHT slimly won victory over ANGRY BIRDS in a 3 minute novice's contest.
GENESIS was overpowered by CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MELT DOWN beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
SHAGGY overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MIDLIFE CRISIS dispatched PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -   3 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   4 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        38 -  13 -  6      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  30 -  5      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  48 -  1      25  |

Turn 298 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-STRIKE       4 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         7 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SHIVER 2632                 9   2  0   94 100% CANADIAN (280)
AIMED BLOW       BAR-B-DOO 7071             13   4  0   91 WAR-C-KERS (812)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCREAMER 7203              11   2  0   89 HOME LIFE (818)
BASHING ATTACK   SHE SCREAMS 7196            9   3  0   81 HOME LIFE (818)
TOTAL PARRY      HORRIBLE 7128               8   5  1   48 SHERWOOD FOREST (817)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANTHONY HENDAY 7253         3   0  0   40 100% CANADIAN (280)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHIVER 2632.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHIVER 2632.  The ten other most popular fighters were HORRIBLE 7128, SCARS DON'T 
SWEAT 7326, ANTHONY HENDAY 7253, BAR-B-DOO 7071, SUFFOCATING SIGHT 6978, BLIZZARD 
2827, BAD APPLE 7255, ANGRY BIRDS 7335, LIGHT'S OUT 7275, and PERISTYLIUM 7014.

The least popular fighter this week was GENESIS 7294.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOTTLED RAGE 7274, DRUID MAGIC 7269, CATALYST 7056, FALLHARVEST 7292, 
PATRICK HENRY 5136, HEDIES 7350, SHEDIES 7351, MIDLIFE CRISIS 7330, SHAGGY 7059, and 
MELT DOWN 7298.

                    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            
CHRISTINE 3900 (15-21-0)               0  5  0         MUSICAL CHAIRS       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHAVED MONKEY 5133 (35-30-0)           2  3  0         SECOND CHANCES       
B'ZIADUL 3311 (51-35-1)                0  3  0         WRATHMEN XIV         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAVEN 3435 (22-25-1)                   0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES Y3   

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIUM 7081 (8-5-1)                  5  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ESTA 6808 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         WRATHEMEN XXVI       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HALLIRON 3284 (2-2-0)                  4  3  0         DRATHANEANS          
DARNELL 7063 (3-1-0)                   2  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           
PUZZLE PIECE 7257 (3-1-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   WAR-C-KERS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAXIMUS BRUTALUS 7319 (0-0-0)          2  1  0  DEAD   NORTHERN BADLANDS    
JIMMY TWO TIMES 7309 (0-0-0)           4  3  0         GOOD FELLAS          

                              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