DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/29/2016    Duedate: 03/12/2016

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAZZ
MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
(2-6132) [13-2-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAZZ                          TRUE COLOURS
MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)          FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)
(2-6132) [13-2-1,106]          (2-6087) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRYINARA                       FIVEHEAD
THE RUNAROUND (381)            MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
(2-6131) [15-13-1,66]          (2-6222) [5-0-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)       38
2. FREE WILLIES (710)          11      SAM'S TOYS (677)
3. FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)       9      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (700)          1
5. SAM'S TOYS (677)             1      FREE WILLIES (710)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FREE WILLIES (710)         3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)     8  7 1
 2/ 2 SAM'S TOYS (677)           7   3  0 70.0   2/ 3*FREE WILLIES (710)        3  1 0
 3/ 5 MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)     79  66  5 54.5   3/ 2 THE RUNAROUND (381)       2  8 1
 4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD (700)        5   5  0 50.0   4/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)    1  1 0
 5/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)     3   3  0 50.0   5/ 5 SAM'S TOYS (677)          1  2 0
 6/ 6 THE RUNAROUND (381)      141 158 15 47.2   6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (700)       1  2 0
 7- 8*WRATHMEN (692)             0   1  0  0.0   7- 8*WRATHMEN (692)            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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to NIANIA once again!  What's with GWAR?  He actually beat THE 
RUNAROUND's CRYINARA, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at THE RUNAROUND.  CRYINARA lost 17 points to GWAR.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe CRYINARA will provide more easy wins...  MAMBA was reminded on the 
sands why CHAZZ is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SERPENTS 
HOLD!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at MENTOR DEMENTOR ain't reelin'!  
SERPENTS HOLD's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, FIVEHEAD!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of NIANIA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAZZ 6132                   13   2  1   106       MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWAR 6074                    17  17  1    90       MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
 MAMBA 6100                    5   5  0    71       SERPENTS HOLD (700)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRYINARA 6131                15  13  1    66       THE RUNAROUND (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIVEHEAD 6222                 5   0  1    47       MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAU DE PERE 5789              2  23  0    29       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 MR. MONKEY 5850               1   2  0    27       SAM'S TOYS (677)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLIE ORWONI 6182            1   0  0    21       FREE WILLIES (710)
 TRUE COLOURS 6087             2   0  0    20       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)
 COOL RUN-IN 6213              4   3  1    16       THE RUNAROUND (381)
-SPRING CHICKEN 6085           1   0  0    16       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)
 LADY GAGA 6243                1   0  0    11       MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
 WILLIE KARADALL 6185          1   0  0    10       FREE WILLIES (710)
 WILLIE HERDUS 6181            1   1  0     8       FREE WILLIES (710)
-VIEWED EWE 6242               0   1  0     1       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 COBAIN 6244                   0   1  0     1       MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAST FROM THE P 6084   0  1 0 FAVORITE SAYINGS 699 WURM KIN              683  NONE
FAELYN 6014             0  1 0 WRATHMEN 692         FIVEHEAD 6222         681   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAST FROM THE PAST was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHAZZ demolished MAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GWAR overpowered CRYINARA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
FIVEHEAD bested MR. MONKEY in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.
COOL RUN-IN was outwaited by TRUE COLOURS in a dull 7 minute brawl.
WILLIE HERDUS was defeated by LADY GAGA in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
WILLIE KARADALL devastated COBAIN 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                       4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  30 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 683 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CHAZZ 6132                 13   2  1  106 MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRYINARA 6131              15  13  1   66 THE RUNAROUND (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  FIVEHEAD 6222               5   0  1   47 MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRYINARA 6131.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FIVEHEAD 6222.  The ten other most popular fighters were GWAR 6074, WILLIE HERDUS 
6181, LADY GAGA 6243, CHAZZ 6132, MR. MONKEY 5850, WILLIE KARADALL 6185, MAMBA 6100, 
BLAST FROM THE PAST 6084, CRYINARA 6131, and COBAIN 6244.

The least popular fighter this week was TRUE COLOURS 6087.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COOL RUN-IN 6213, COBAIN 6244, CRYINARA 6131, BLAST FROM THE 
PAST 6084, MAMBA 6100, WILLIE KARADALL 6185, MR. MONKEY 5850, CHAZZ 6132, LADY GAGA 
6243, and WILLIE HERDUS 6181.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GWAR (2-6074) MENTOR DEMENTOR (697)

                              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