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Date   : 01/19/2016    Duedate: 02/15/2016

CRYSALIS ARENA

DM 106    TURN 296

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1-ONE MAN BAN 72/1528  494  234   1 67.9      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 42/1343
  2 UNHOLY AVENG 39/342    2    1   0 66.7    4 ISN'T IT OB 52/1533   13    8   1 61.9
  3 SPARF! 20/873       3085 1567  34 66.3    5 NUKE TEST 47/1443      8    8   0 50.0
    SPARF! 54/1139                            6-CRYSTAL PAL 30/1523  129  142   2 47.6
    CRYPTICS 25/150                           7 VIKINGS 10/1208      299  336   4 47.1
    SKI TAOS 23/860                             SENTINELS 7/1202
    AVID FANS 45/199                            NOMADIC TRIBE 21/1219
    REAL BEER 21/859                            MAULS LOCAL 457 22/1493
    THE BULLS 73/255                            HISTORICAL KOLACT 5/1482
    BLOWN AWAY 44/398                           BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE 19/1481
    NOT QUITE 59/1028                         8-WEIRD ALCHE 47/1531   83   95   0 46.6
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                         9 TALL TALES 59/1335    74   90   2 45.1
    KING'S COURT 11/34                       10 WITLESS WON 39/1052  144  202   0 41.6
    OPEN SESAME 50/668                       11-NEMESIS 47/313        13   19   0 40.6
    SUE'S BOYS 73/1530                          FREEDONIA 47/1135
    CHAPEL ROCK 59/1108                      12 QUEEN 9/1520          10   16   0 38.5
    OTTO'S PARTS 52/664                         RUN DMC 1/1516
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         PEARL JAM 4/1518
    ALPHABET SOUP 73/943                        BLUE NOTE 12/1521
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/963                        AL BUMS VI 84/1525
    USELESS TOOLS 54/552                        LAZY SUNDAY 41/1486
    WORLDWIDE GORE 26/35                        THE RUNAROUND 2/1517
    MILITARY MAYHEM 31/37                       STRIKER FORCE 62/1524
    USELESS TOOLS 57/1249                       TMM KNOCKOFFS 38/1538
    WAY BACK WHEN 73/1497                       BLACK AND BLUES 6/1519
    WAY TO GO! II 73/1010                       HIP HOP HEROES 18/1522
    WORLDWIDE GORE 73/547                       BLOOD SUGAR MAGIK 84/1526
    WRESTLMANIACS 30/1459                    13 BLOODGUARD 59/1341    21   39   1 35.0
    HERE TO PHOENIX 26/871                      JOMSVIKINGS 47/1501
    CONSORTIUM CRAP 11/1248                  14 COWBOY CROO 72/1535    4    8   0 33.3
    CRUEL PET NAMES 40/1117                  15 OUTLAWS 72/1495       65  142   5 31.4
    ITALIAN FOOTBALL 17/826                     X-POSSE 72/1093
    POOR COMBINATIONS 73/1536                16 TEAM KASSEL 28/1511    1    4   0 20.0
    THINGS GEORGE DOES 73/812                17 ARENAS II 71/1537      1    0   0  100
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883               18 BASH BROS T 72/1529    0    1   0  0.0
    INGRATE WHITE NORTH 60/745                  BASH BROS COLLEGE 72/1534

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for HAGAR BLUETOOTH, 
who flew up 32 points in the rankings after mashing DARK TOWER like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was YRSA, who dropped 
23 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with MAULT LIQUOR.  Well, 
everybody's pal DUTCH TREAT moved his record to 155-42-2 by defeating BALDASSARE in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CRYSALIS arena.  Did you 
hear that ROYAL FLUSH was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of ROYAL FLUSH's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch SENTINELS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from ROYAL FLUSH.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

THE TOWER GUARDIAN             W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841         155  42  2  295  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BULL DURHAM 5-4324           58  30  1  272  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
-FIGHTER ACE 47-1189          89  59  6  235  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373        48  25  1  232  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
-TAOS 26-4042                 46  23  1  229  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
-BLACK JACK SHELACK 47-4850   52  31  2  227  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850      48  37  1  226  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
-DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         117  56  3  219  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-VIKING RAIDER 54-2885        37  16  1  214  SPARF! (1139)              TROCAR
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837              60  47  1  212  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BALDASSARE 7-6003            48  45     210  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-BODDINGTON'S 21-5035         38  24     208  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-SITS ON HIS DUFF 73-1810     55  35  4  207  THINGS GEORGE DOES (812)   ERINIKA
-F.O.A.D. 73-442              48  23  2  205  ALPHABET SOUP (943)        ERINIKA
-HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182       53  35  3  204  SKI TAOS (860)             TI
-THE COUNT 50-1860            31  18     204  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
-PIRES 7-5665                 28  12     203  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
-CUBA 26-3917                 44  24     202  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
 DARK TOWER 11-1702          104  63     198  KING'S COURT (34)          ARUAK CITY
-LONDON QUIREBOY 59-2513      52  28  1  198  CHAPEL ROCK (1108)         ILLIS
 CANNONBALL 72-5313           44  61  3  198  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
-THE LION KING 47-6360        43  17     198  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-IRONBAR 47-182               38  26     198  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK
-WOLFMAN JACK 5-4594          25   3  2  198  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
-LAR'EH WALKER 60-5825        25  14  1  198  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 19-5083       19   3  1  198  BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (1481)  ZUWAYZA
-JIVE 25-624                 116  77  1  196  CRYPTICS (150)             LYRATILAN
-KING FORADAY 47-3762         77  61  4  196  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429          58  48  1  196  SPARF! (873)               SEAM
-A GROUNDSKEEPER 45-1613      44  38  1  196  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
-AFRICAN QUEEN 47-6424        44  24     196  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-THE REFEREE 45-1091          98  55  4  195  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
-RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038         76  52  1  195  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
-STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908        65  57  1  195  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-GENERAL PUBLIC 31-3112       40  31  1  195  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
-PHONELESS CORD 54-2018       53  41     193  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
 HREIDMAR THE RED 10-6148     30  12     192  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
-HARI-KARI 73-3049            75  14     190  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
-BEERVAHNA 60-4292            56  41  3  190  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
-ACE OF BASE 47-6905          33  21     190  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-DORSAL FINN 42-1662          18  11  1  189  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (1343) RODEKI
-NUMBSKULL 52-2948            25  16  2  186  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
-UZI 44-1701                  41  43  1  185  BLOWN AWAY (398)           KRILL
-JACK KNIFE 47-6694           36  23  1  184  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546         50  15  2  183  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
-BURGER KING 47-4152          48  45  3  183  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-MONKEY DO 25-4152            37  25  2  182  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
-DISCO QUEEN 47-1992          88  34  2  181  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD FOUL 59-1395            33  46  2  181  BLOODGUARD (1341)          ILLIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-OSCAR 50-3153                42  22     180  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
-IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 59-2110    54  28  2  179  NOT QUITE (1028)           ILLIS
-ADAM'S APPLE 52-3203         40  24     178  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
-SUPER GROVER 50-3413         25  11     177  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520           41  73     176  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 UNCLE FESTER 59-2768         44  33  1  175  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
-BASE ON BULLS 73-3101        42  21  4  171  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
-PHILLIP THE BIRD 40-3708     29  28  1  168  CRUEL PET NAMES (1117)     ZENSU
-ACE METRIC 47-3554           37  31     153  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-GREEN KING 21-5183           19   6     153  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-A.O. HELL 54-2523            41  21  2  151  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-THAT! 21-5272                20   6  2  150  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-TRASH CAN 50-3403            33  18  4  146  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
-THE ROCK 30-4314             19   4  1  144  WRESTLMANIACS (1459)       IAYE
-BULL FROG 73-4547            41  26     139  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 73-3099   25  13     138  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
-BOMBADIL 47-2724             25  14     132  FREEDONIA (1135)           NORTH FORK
-R BAGGIO 17-4867             23  17  1  124  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 GOODY TWOSHOES 5-5328        18   5  2  121  HISTORICAL KOLACT (1482)   KALTOS
 KING MIDAS 59-2770           37  34  1  120  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
-SHADE 47-983                 27  17  2  120  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK
 G W BUSH 59-2764             40  37  2  107  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
-DEATHFROMABOVE 73-5766       17   2  1  107  WAY BACK WHEN (1497)       ERINIKA
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 59-2632 33   4  1  104  CHAPEL ROCK (1108)         ILLIS
 LITTLE BOU 21-7929           26  15     102  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 CRYBABY 72-5853              16  20  1  102  OUTLAWS (1495)             DRAGONHEAD

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-THIS CAMEL 36-7710           25  21  1   97  STILLMATIC (1385)          JHANS
 MAULT LIQUOR 22-6728         18   5  1   94  MAULS LOCAL 457 (1493)     SOLVEN

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FRENCH KISS 73-590            5   2      84  WORLDWIDE GORE (547)       ERINIKA
-STRIKE 2 62-114              19  22  2   81  STRIKER FORCE (1524)       VALAMANTIS
 SHADOW SPEAR 39-278          18   6  2   76  UNHOLY AVENGERS (342)      XOCHITHLAN
 YRSA 47-7671                 21  32  1   75  JOMSVIKINGS (1501)         NORTH FORK
 BIKINI ATOLL 47-7799         26  21      74  NUKE TEST (1443)           NORTH FORK
 HOPALONG CASSIDY 72-7839     18  19      72  COWBOY CROONERS (1535)     DRAGONHEAD
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 59-2767     26  51      64  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
-DR. SOX 31-6488              16  15      63  WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (633)  CHIMLEVTAL
-EGG NOGGIN 47-8154           17   8  3   62  MYSTIC ORC FEAST (704)     NORTH FORK
-THOSE I HURT 59-2778         14  15      57  BASHAHOLICS ANON (1326)    ILLIS
-YUMMY STARDUST 38-5172       15   9  2   56  TMM KNOCKOFFS (1538)       CLIFFHOME
 GAUTREK 47-7666              25  26  3   53  JOMSVIKINGS (1501)         NORTH FORK
 HANS SMA KRIGER 10-6364      13  14      52  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
-LUCKY STRIKES 8-5426         14   6      48  SMITHSONIAN (250)          ARKERS
 LUSTY LISA 28-5412           16  21  2   47  TEAM KASSEL TAP (1511)     MORYA
-PARNS 41-4707                22  20  2   26  LAZY SUNDAY (1486)         KATI-TEI

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUTCH TREAT devastated BALDASSARE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DARK TOWER was viciously subdued by HAGAR BLUETOOTH in a 7 minute battle.
HREIDMAR THE RED defeated TAMMY FAYE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
UNCLE FESTER was devastated by GRIZZ GRIMHULT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
HUNTSMAN bested CANNONBALL in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
LORD FOUL overpowered KING MIDAS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CRYBABY was handily defeated by GOODY TWOSHOES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
G W BUSH was vanquished by ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
YRSA was vanquished by MAULT LIQUOR in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
LITTLE BOU savagely defeated BIKINI ATOLL in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
HOPALONG CASSIDY subdued HANS SMA KRIGER in a 2 minute match.
JOHNNY APPLESEED unbelievably bested LUSTY LISA in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
GAUTREK was demolished by SHADOW SPEAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  18 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  34 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  56 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        55 -  41 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  31 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  30 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 296 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DUTCH TREAT 26-1841       155  42  2  295 WORLDWIDE GORE (35)
WALL OF STEEL    HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850    48  37  1  226 VIKINGS (1208)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUNTSMAN 7-5837            60  47  1  212 SENTINELS (1202)
PARRY-STRIKE     BALDASSARE 7-6003          48  45  0  210 SENTINELS (1202)
LUNGING ATTACK   CANNONBALL 72-5313         44  61  3  198 X-POSSE (1093)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIZZ GRIMHULT 19-5083     19   3  1  198 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (1481)
AIMED BLOW       HREIDMAR THE RED 10-6148   30  12  0  192 VIKINGS (1208)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD FOUL 59-1395          33  46  2  181 BLOODGUARD (1341)
BASHING ATTACK   YRSA 47-7671               21  32  1   75 JOMSVIKINGS (1501)

The overall popularity leader is DARK TOWER 11-1702.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARK TOWER 11-1702.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAGAR 
BLUETOOTH 10-5850, LITTLE BOU 21-7929, BIKINI ATOLL 47-7799, LORD FOUL 59-1395, LUSTY 
LISA 28-5412, GOODY TWOSHOES 5-5328, HOPALONG CASSIDY 72-7839, HREIDMAR THE RED 
10-6148, GRIZZ GRIMHULT 19-5083, and HUNTSMAN 7-5837.

The least popular fighter this week was GAUTREK 47-7666.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRYBABY 72-5853, YRSA 47-7671, G W BUSH 59-2764, KING MIDAS 59-2770, 
UNCLE FESTER 59-2768, BALDASSARE 7-6003, HANS SMA KRIGER 10-6364, CANNONBALL 72-5313, 
TAMMY FAYE 39-3520, and DUTCH TREAT 26-1841.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 0  SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       0  3 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  1 0  CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  ILLIS(59)            2  3 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  MORYA(28)            0  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  2 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOODY TWOSHOES 5-5328       18   5  2  121  HISTORICAL KOLACT (1482)   KALTOS
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             60  47  1  212  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850     48  37  1  226  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
 DARK TOWER 11-1702         104  63  0  198  KING'S COURT (34)          ARUAK CITY
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 19-5083      19   3  1  198  BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (1481)  ZUWAYZA
 LITTLE BOU 21-7929          26  15  0  102  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 MAULT LIQUOR 22-6728        18   5  1   94  MAULS LOCAL 457 (1493)     SOLVEN
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        155  42  2  295  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 LUSTY LISA 28-5412          16  21  2   47  TEAM KASSEL TAP (1511)     MORYA
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          41  73  0  176  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 YRSA 47-7671                21  32  1   75  JOMSVIKINGS (1501)         NORTH FORK
 LORD FOUL 59-1395           33  46  2  181  BLOODGUARD (1341)          ILLIS
 CANNONBALL 72-5313          44  61  3  198  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD

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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