DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2016    Duedate: 02/03/2016

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-742

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKILLET LIBEL
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5217) [17-4-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKILLET LIBEL                  POSITION IS EMPTY
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            
(38-5217) [17-4-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKILLET LIBEL                  SKILLET LIBEL
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5217) [17-4-0,103]         (38-5217) [17-4-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHAT? (412)                 22
2. UNLIKELY HEROES (461)        0      WHAT? (412)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (464)         0      Unchartered Team
4. STAR PRAIRIE (462)           0
5. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)     0      TOO DEAD TO WORRY (250)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)      5   0  1  100   1/ 1 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       8  3 1
 2/ 3 WHAT? (412)               12   7  0 63.2   2- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)      3  2 0
 3- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)      22  13  1 62.9   3- 4*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  2  1 0
 4/ 4 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       69  48  4 59.0   4- 3*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)     1  0 0
 5- 5*STAR PRAIRIE (462)         9   9  1 50.0   5- 5*STAR PRAIRIE (462)        1  2 1
 6- 6*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)   8   8  0 50.0   6/ 6 WHAT? (412)               1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of CLIFFHOME.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Those who hoped 
for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by M. CHARDINEE, of CLIFFHOME, who despite a 
0-0-0 couldn't overcome CLIFFHOME's Number 1.  Word has it one team in CLIFFHOME is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, FLUKY FRINDING is the most challenged 
warrior.  INCEST challenged FLUKY FRINDING!  Who says WHAT? are just a bunch of 
wimps!  INCEST of WHAT? kept his wits as he overcame FLUKY FRINDING.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for CLIFFHOME?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKILLET LIBEL 5217           17   4  0   103       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCEST 5235                   7   7  0    65       WHAT? (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190           5   0  1    50       UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
 FLUKY FRINDING 5175          12  13  0    49       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
-GARY 5197                     3   1  0    39       STAR PRAIRIE (462)
-PEPPER 5198                   3   0  0    37       STAR PRAIRIE (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCKY LARRY 5231              4   1  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-CLEVER CLIVE 5219             5   2  0    30       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-HIPPSTER 5234                 2   0  0    27       STAR PRAIRIE (462)
-DIRECT DEATH 5218             5   2  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBYRD 5232                   3   2  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
-FLASHWIT 5225                 2   1  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
-MIKEY 5249                    1   2  1    20       STAR PRAIRIE (462)
-RICHIE RICH 5212              2   5  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HETAN 5242              1  1 0 BOOK OF THE FALL 465 MIKEY 5249            741   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INCEST devastated FLUKY FRINDING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FOREVER PORCH won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute battle.
SKILLET LIBEL viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 2 minute Title match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 742 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SKILLET LIBEL 5217         17   4  0  103 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKILLET LIBEL 5217.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SKILLET LIBEL 5217.  The ten other most popular fighters were INCEST 5235, 
FLUKY FRINDING 5175,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FLUKY FRINDING 5175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were INCEST 5235, SKILLET LIBEL 5217,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

FOREVER PORCH (38-5173) TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

                    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

                              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