DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2016    Duedate: 01/29/2016

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-735

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOAH BODY
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
(42-4890) [11-1-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOAH BODY                      JURINE CASSEROLE
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)     SHEWISH BUFFET (432)
(42-4890) [11-1-1,138]         (42-4844) [4-3-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NOAH BODY                      NOAH BODY
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)     GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
(42-4890) [11-1-1,138]         (42-4890) [11-1-1,138]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)  56
2. WEIRD STUDENTS (440)         0GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (432)        -9      Unchartered Team

                                       SHEWISH BUFFET (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS  (437)  32  13  1 71.1   1/ 1 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS  (437) 11  4 0
 2- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (440)      22   9  1 71.0   2- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (440)      4  3 0
 3/ 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (432)       4   5  0 44.4   3/ 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (432)      2  3 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 RODEKI.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for GRAHM 
CRACKER, who pummelled JURINE CASSEROLE, to pocket 26 points.  JURINE CASSEROLE 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to GRAHM CRACKER and 
losing 24 points in the process!  NOAH BODY successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of RODEKI.  Does RODEKI have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     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!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  RODEKI, I leave you 
now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOAH BODY 4890               11   1  1   138       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAHM CRACKER 4941            6   3  0    62       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
-ZESTFUL ZACK 4914             5   2  0    61       WEIRD STUDENTS (440)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DULL DORK 4913                6   1  0    52       WEIRD STUDENTS (440)
 DOUBTFUL DEBBIE 4949          4   0  0    46       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
 JURINE CASSEROLE 4844         4   3  0    42       SHEWISH BUFFET (432)
 PARANOID PETE 4894            7   2  0    40       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUICY JESS 4950               4   0  0    33       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
-LOUD LARRY 4915               5   1  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (440)
-THRIFTY THREAD 4911           3   1  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBLY BRANDI 4912            3   4  1    18       WEIRD STUDENTS (440)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BREAKFAST 4841          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 432   ARENAMASTER FARI      735  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREAKFAST was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOAH BODY viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JURINE CASSEROLE was overpowered by GRAHM CRACKER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
JUICY JESS devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PARANOID PETE subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 5 minute competition.
DOUBTFUL DEBBIE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 735 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NOAH BODY 4890             11   1  1  138 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRAHM CRACKER 4941          6   3  0   62 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
PARRY-STRIKE     JURINE CASSEROLE 4844       4   3  0   42 SHEWISH BUFFET (432)
TOTAL PARRY      PARANOID PETE 4894          7   2  0   40 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II (437)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NOAH BODY 4890.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NOAH BODY 4890.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAHM CRACKER 4941, 
DOUBTFUL DEBBIE 4949, JURINE CASSEROLE 4844, JUICY JESS 4950, BREAKFAST 4841, 
PARANOID PETE 4894,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PARANOID PETE 4894.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BREAKFAST 4841, JUICY JESS 4950, JURINE CASSEROLE 4844, 
DOUBTFUL DEBBIE 4949, GRAHM CRACKER 4941, NOAH BODY 4890,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                    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