DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2016    Duedate: 02/04/2016

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAIT 4
DECEIVERS (597)
(51-5937) [16-8-1,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAIT 4                         CROW
DECEIVERS (597)                STREET OUTLAWS (610)
(51-5937) [16-8-1,84]          (51-5960) [1-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DA1                            DA1
STREET OUTLAWS (610)           STREET OUTLAWS (610)
(51-5961) [1-0-1,14]           (51-5961) [1-0-1,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET OUTLAWS (610)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET OUTLAWS (610)        80
2. DECEIVERS (597)              8      DECEIVERS (597)
3. VENTURE BROS. (585)          0      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (609)         0
5. BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)     0      STREET OUTLAWS (610)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STREET OUTLAWS (610)       4   1  1 80.0   1- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (609)      5  2 1
 2- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (609)      22  10  2 68.8   2/ 0*STREET OUTLAWS (610)      4  1 1
 3/ 2 DECEIVERS (597)           69  47  8 59.5   3- 2 VENTURE BROS. (585)       2  1 0
 4- 3 BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)  32  24  2 57.1   4/ 3 DECEIVERS (597)           2  2 0
 5- 4 VENTURE BROS. (585)      155 139  8 52.7   5- 4 BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)  1  0 0
 6- 5*INQUISITION LPIG (591)     1   7  0 12.5   6- 5*INQUISITION LPIG (591)    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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  STREET 
OUTLAWS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Don't these new 
hotshots make you sick (or, if they fought you, hurt)?  STREET OUTLAWS, on their very 
first turn, went 4-1-1.  Hey everybody, watch out for CROW, who flew up 25 points in 
the rankings after mashing MORDANT DESERTER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy. 
Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  BARREN 
TOAD did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, 
BAIT 4 took the Duelmaster's crown for its own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIT 4 5937                  16   8  1    84       DECEIVERS (597)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARREN TOAD 5863              8   3  0   104       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEUCE WIGALO 5910             9   1  0    85       DECEIVERS (597)
-TAME TODD 5954                6   1  0    72       WEIRD STUDENTS (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CAPTAIN 5720             14   9  1    66       VENTURE BROS. (585)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRUCKULES 5899                5   2  0    53       VENTURE BROS. (585)
-3 TOED TOAD 5786              6   4  0    45       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
-TALKATIVE THOMAS 5972         5   2  0    44       WEIRD STUDENTS (609)
-HEADSHOT 5820                 7   4  0    36       VENTURE BROS. (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMBLE HAND 5951              3   3  2    32       WEIRD STUDENTS (609)
-BITTER BAMBIE 5952            4   1  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (609)
 CROW 5960                     1   0  0    25       STREET OUTLAWS (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOSSY BOB 5953                4   3  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (609)
 ELCO 5963                     1   0  0    20       STREET OUTLAWS (610)
-BACK HAND FROG 5787           3   1  0    19       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
 DA1 5961                      1   0  1    14       STREET OUTLAWS (610)
 SILVER UNIT 5962              1   0  0    13       STREET OUTLAWS (610)
-HOLY DIVER 6004               1   0  0    13       VENTURE BROS. (585)
-UNHOLY FROG 5756              1   1  0     4       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      DA1 5961              686  NONE
BAIT 11 6015            0  1 0 DECEIVERS 597        WATER GOLEM           686  NONE
ESCALATED CHAT 5767     1  4 0 INQUISITION LPIG 591 HUMBLE HAND 5951      684   
CRASH 6016              0  1 0 STREET OUTLAWS 610   WATER GOLEM           686  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRASH was dealt death by WATER GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAIT 11 was dispatched by WATER GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BAIT 4 overcame KUNG FU MASTER in a 3 minute gory Title match.
CROW vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ELCO overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILVER UNIT devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DA1 slew PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  3      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  2      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 686 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BAIT 4 5937                16   8  1   84 DECEIVERS (597)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DA1 5961.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CRASH 6016.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA1 5961, BAIT 11 6015, BAIT 4 
5937, CROW 5960, ELCO 5963, SILVER UNIT 5962,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SILVER UNIT 5962.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELCO 5963, CROW 5960, BAIT 4 5937, BAIT 11 6015, DA1 5961, 
CRASH 6016,  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