DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2016    Duedate: 02/26/2016

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-392

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAR
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
(31-6553) [6-1-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAR                            POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)          
(31-6553) [6-1-0,114]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FHTAGN                         MERAK
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)      OTTOBAHN (639)
(31-6516) [11-20-0,70]         (31-6600) [3-4-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTOBAHN (639)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTOBAHN (639)              59
2. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       42      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. SHADOWHOLD (640)            29      Unchartered Team
4. NUMBERS GAME (403)          16
5. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        14      FAT ACTRESS (581)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     107  57  3 65.2   1/ 7 OTTOBAHN (639)            8  1 0
 2/ 3 OTTOBAHN (639)            48  35  3 57.8   2/ 5 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      7  4 0
 3/ 4 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     84  67  5 55.6   3/ 2 AVENGERS (146)            6  7 0
 4/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)       365 305 27 54.5   4/ 6 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     6  8 0
 5/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 391 337 15 53.7   5/ 4 WHAT GAUL! (586)          5 10 0
 6- 7 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     311 273 21 53.3   6/ 1 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  4  4 0
 7/ 8 AVENGERS (146)           367 374 28 49.5   7/10 SHADOWHOLD (640)          4  6 0
 8/ 9 SHADOWHOLD (640)          30  35  4 46.2   8- 9*BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      3  3 0
 9/11 WHAT GAUL! (586)          20  38  3 34.5   9/11 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2  3 0
10-12*BOOK OF THOMAS (652)       4   8  0 33.3  10- 3 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Ah, vacation.  I'm off and will miss EVERY SINGLE ONE of the boring fights you 
clowns bring this turn.  I'm not sure if I'm looking more forward to the fun I'll be 
having or the fact that I don't have to suffer through the passive attitudes of all of 
you on the sands!  But, I thought it only appropriate to give something, so I will 
report on the tourney and how Chimlevtal did (which unfortunately doesn't have many 
bright spots).
     All total 14 warriors went to the tourney.  One each in the ADM and Freshman 
classes, 3 in Adepts, 3 in Apprentices, and 6 in Rookies.  On the positive side, all 
the participants were from teams active in the arena.  The 'best' result of all came 
in Rookies, with AKETI WARSINGER of SHADOWHOLD going 5-3.  One of his losses was to a 
tournament victor, FROGGY OUTSIDE.
     Those 5 wins were quite a few of the 30 total wins Chimlevtal had.  Another 8 
wins came from Apprentices ABSORB ALL of BOOK OF THOMAS and FROG-EYE SALAD of JUST 
DESSERTS, earning 4 wins each.  The ADM warrior, GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM, 
went 2-3 while the Freshman warrior, GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM, went 3-3.  
Anyone else 'generally' confused by those two names?  Perhaps GENERAL PUBLIC would 
have been able to reach .500 if he didn't face a tournament victor in HANNIBAL LECTER.  
5 more wins were spread between ARCTIC NIGHT (2) of BOOK OF THOMAS, BRUTE FORCE (1) of 
BOOK OF THOMAS, 1-800-VICTORY (1) of NUMBERS GAME, and SNARKEY LIME PIE (1) of JUST 
DESSERTS in Rookies.
     The two winless warriors, BROKEN GLASS of BASH BROS OCEAN in Adepts and DAVE 
MIELKE of DEEDERS BULLIES both faced a couple of superior opponents. BROKEN GLASS 
faced the eventual TC, DIGITAL POP.  DAVE MIELKE's story is even better.  In his 
childhood, DAVE MIELKE was nothing short of a mean bully.  He would beat up both 
Deeders and Den, managers of some note in Alastari.  So it is only justice that in the 
tourney, DAVE MIELKE had the favor returned by none other than tournament victor DEN!
     That leaves the Adept class.  For sure Adepts was the highlight (at least to me) 
of our tournament results.  MOTHER LODE of JUST DESSERTS had a forgettable 2-3, though 
one of those losses was to a tournament victor, SPACEMAN GIRLFRIEND.  CANDLESTICK of 
USEFUL WEAPONS had 3 wins and PUMPKIN ROLL of JUST DESSERTS had 2 wins.  However, the 
story of these two is far from finished.  CANDLESTICK faced PUMPKIN ROLL on turn 5 and 
PUMPKIN ROLL was executed by CANDLESTICK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  What a 
spectacular outcome, one which we do not see enough for my liking.  The fact that 
these two both came from Chimlevtal almost makes me feel like it happened here! Well 
done, CANDLESTICK for both that kill and another kill (WILROL of some forgotten other 
arena).  Perhaps JUST DESSERTS can exact revenge here on the sands.  No, it won't be a 
'true' bloodfeud, but it will be one in spirit!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CHIMLEVTAL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  CHIMLEVTAL 
watched with glee as WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! got knocked off top spot by OTTOBAHN!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave MILITARY MAYHEM a 0-0-0!  I 
got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the 
table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  OTTOBAHN is now ranked 1st with a 4-0-0 turn.  
What's with HUAYRA?  She actually beat NUMBERS GAME's NINE-TAILED FOX, and walked 
away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at AVENGERS.  ADIOS AMIGO 
lost 18 points to UVEAX SKULLMAKER.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ADIOS AMIGO 
will provide more easy wins...  What a role model for CHIMLEVTAL's young 'uns!  
STRATOS becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I can barely restrain 
my enthusiam for BASH BROS OCEAN's outstanding member, Duelmaster TAR.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  CHIMLEVTAL thinks WHAT GAUL! 
and their 20-38-3 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at SHADOWHOLD ain't reelin'!  WHAT GAUL!'s mad!  What do 
people see in SHARK?  His 14-17-0?  BASH BROS OCEAN ain't talkin', but he's got 59 
points.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, FHTAGN, but you have to pay your 
dues.  Being challenged by CANDLESTICK, 21 points above you, is dues.  CANDLESTICK 
beat FHTAGN.  USEFUL WEAPONS calls this fighting?  In my day...  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that WHIP gets in.  He fights people like 
BROKEN GLASS, 12 points below.  I thought WHIP showed great skill and promise when he 
was beat by BROKEN GLASS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the 
others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, SEAGULL.  That's what a 5-9-2 gets you.  
How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     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.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAR 6553                      6   1  0   114       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRATOS 6499                 11   4  0   121       OTTOBAHN (639)
 HUAYRA 6501                  10   7  1    99       OTTOBAHN (639)
 CANDLESTICK 6623             10   3  0    99       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 WAVES TOO BIG 6659           10   4  0    93       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 RYO 6470                     19  16  1    91       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISHIBO 6441                  16  25  2    81       AVENGERS (146)
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         15   9  0    80       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 FHTAGN 6516                  11  20  0    70       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 BRUTALIX 6646                 9   4  0    69       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNAGE 6563                   8   5  0    61       OTTOBAHN (639)
 SHARK 6525                   14  17  0    59       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 YETI 6497                    11   8  1    59       OTTOBAHN (639)
-BOMBARDIER JET 6528           5   0  0    58       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 UVEAX SKULLMAKER 6602         4   1  1    57       SHADOWHOLD (640)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             9   5  1    53       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ODACHI 6569                  10  15  1    52       AVENGERS (146)
 GETAFIX 5708                  5   7  1    51       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505         7   7  1    38       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 KANEN VILESTAR 6601           2   1  0    37       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634              7   8  3    36       AVENGERS (146)
 OBELIX 5705                   5   7  1    35       WHAT GAUL! (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603         3   3  2    33       SHADOWHOLD (640)
-CAPTAIN JACK 6677             3   1  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 BROKEN GLASS 6753             2   0  0    29       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 SLING SHOT 6729               3   1  0    27       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-POWERSLAVE 6724               3   1  0    27       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 MERAK 6600                    3   4  0    25       OTTOBAHN (639)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER GLASS 6748             2   0  0    23       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 FORINPOLITIX 5808             4   5  1    20       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 WHIP 6629                     4   5  0    17       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 POOL CUE 6755                 2   2  0    17       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 1-800-VICTORY 6727            1   0  0    17       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-COLONEL KLINK 6735            2   1  0    12       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-DA ZAGAGNA 6672               1   0  0    12       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 WINEANDSPIRIX 5896            2   3  0     9       WHAT GAUL! (586)
-ABSORB ALL 6751               1   1  0     8       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 UMBRELLA 6765                 2   1  0     7       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736         1   3  1     7       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SPECTRUM 6776                 1   1  0     7       AVENGERS (146)
-GREAT ESCAPE 6771             0   2  0     2       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 3 NIGHTS IN VEGAS 6774        0   1  0     1       NUMBERS GAME (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SPECTRUM 6681           3  3 0 AVENGERS 146         PICKLE BYSTROM 6721   389   
SEAGULL 6649            5 10 2 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  ARENAMASTER LEVT      392  NONE
BRUTE FORCE 6752        1  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 652   SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736 389  REVENGED
5 ON IT 6763            0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403     THE RAGE MAN          392  NONE
TUPAC-12 6745           0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403     GEORGE NELSON 6734    388  NOT REVENGED
FULLIAUTOMATIX 5895     1  4 0 WHAT GAUL! 586       HIGH ELF              392  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stratos, Duelmaster? Kudos. I guess riding the Ottobahn hard makes for a champion? 
Anyway, well done. -- Lady Smith and The Useful Weapons

Silver Glass, I challenged you? And me a werewolf? Silver bullets, silver glass, 
whatever ..... Thomas must have read about me in his book? -- Pool Cue (really a long, 
thin piece of kindling)

Great Escape, by now you are so full of Mary Poppins. (wink) -- Umbrella

Absorb All, but you couldn't absorb all my pebbles to the eye, could you? Bwahahaha. 
Me and David ......... -- Slingshot

Y'all done habba good'n Face nor, ya here? -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Belinda, rumor has it you are going to run a crapping contest. How did it go? Surely 
you won? -- Lady Smith

Ishibo -- Nothing personal.  Just trying to bring my best to champs, coming soon! -- 
Tar

Ryo -- WIPEOUT! -- Waves too Big

Huayra -- That's right coward.  Stay on your boat and hit me with long pointy 
weapons...  Don't fall in, though, or else -- Shark

Arnage -- Squawk. -- Seagull

Assur -- SQUAWK, SQUAWK SQUAWK! -- Seagull
(Translation: No.  No, Please No!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEAGULL was butchered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FULLIAUTOMATIX was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
5 ON IT was murdered by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TAR demolished RYO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
CANDLESTICK devastated FHTAGN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BRUTALIX overpowered SHARK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
YETI slimly won victory over GETAFIX in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
URAKO WITSTEALER was beaten by ELUSIVE 12TH in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
KANEN VILESTAR overcame OBELIX in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
WHIP was handily defeated by BROKEN GLASS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
NINE-TAILED FOX was vanquished by HUAYRA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WAVES TOO BIG viciously subdued ISHIBO in a 2 minute gory duel.
UVEAX SKULLMAKER overpowered ADIOS AMIGO in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ARNAGE overpowered ODACHI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
OROKE STONEMAGUS slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute conflict.
MERAK savagely defeated FORINPOLITIX in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory match.
SPECTRUM overcame 3 NIGHTS IN VEGAS in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
WINEANDSPIRIX lost to POOL CUE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
SLING SHOT vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
UMBRELLA was devastated by 1-800-VICTORY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  26 -  3      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  22 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  26 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  29 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        18 -  29 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 392 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     4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TAR 6553                    6   1  0  114 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUAYRA 6501                10   7  1   99 OTTOBAHN (639)
PARRY-LUNGE      RYO 6470                   19  16  1   91 AVENGERS (146)
LUNGING ATTACK   NINE-TAILED FOX 6359       15   9  0   80 NUMBERS GAME (403)
AIMED BLOW       BRUTALIX 6646               9   4  0   69 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
BASHING ATTACK   ARNAGE 6563                 8   5  0   61 OTTOBAHN (639)
WALL OF STEEL    YETI 6497                  11   8  1   59 OTTOBAHN (639)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELUSIVE 12TH 6432           9   5  1   53 NUMBERS GAME (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FHTAGN 6516.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MERAK 6600.  The ten other most popular fighters were GETAFIX 5708, OROKE STONEMAGUS 
6603, TAR 6553, OBELIX 5705, SPECTRUM 6776, YETI 6497, ELUSIVE 12TH 6432, KANEN 
VILESTAR 6601, BROKEN GLASS 6753, and WAVES TOO BIG 6659.

The least popular fighter this week was UMBRELLA 6765.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FORINPOLITIX 5808, ODACHI 6569, WHIP 6629, SHARK 6525, FHTAGN 6516, 5 
ON IT 6763, SEAGULL 6649, WINEANDSPIRIX 5896, 3 NIGHTS IN VEGAS 6774, and ADIOS AMIGO 
6634.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RYO (31-6470) AVENGERS (146)

                    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

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL PUBLIC 3112 (40-31-1)          2  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL PURPOSE 5124 (8-6-1)           3  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDLESTICK 6623 (9-3-0)               3  3  2         USEFUL WEAPONS       
MOTHER LODE 6454 (10-3-0)              2  3  0         JUST DESSERTS        
PUMPKIN ROLL 6431 (9-3-1)              2  3  0  DEAD   JUST DESSERTS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABSORB ALL 6751 (1-1-0)                4  3  0         BOOK OF THOMAS       
FROG-EYE SALAD 6680 (0-1-0)            4  3  1         JUST DESSERTS        
BROKEN GLASS 6753 (1-0-0)              0  3  0         BASH BROS OCEAN      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AKETI WARSINGER 6777 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         SHADOWHOLD           
ARCTIC NIGHT 6773 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         BOOK OF THOMAS       
1-800-VICTORY 6727 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         NUMBERS GAME         
BRUTE FORCE 6772 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         BOOK OF THOMAS       
SNARKEY LIME PIE 6726 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         JUST DESSERTS        
DAVE MIELKE 6778 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         DEEDERS BULLIES      

                              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