DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2016    Duedate: 05/05/2016

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-331

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOR RAVENBLADE
CARESS OF STEEL (301)
(54-2781) [13-8-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOR RAVENBLADE                FAST ORANGE
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
(54-2781) [13-8-1,106]         (54-3212) [4-2-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR RAVENBLADE                CLEANING TIME
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
(54-2781) [13-8-1,106]         (54-3200) [9-3-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARESS OF STEEL (301)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (341)        24
2. BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)    20      CARESS OF STEEL (301)
3. CARESS OF STEEL (301)        0      Unchartered Team
4. TREES (340)                  0
                                       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      16   7  2 69.6   1/ 1 CARESS OF STEEL (301)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     60  38  2 61.2   2/ 2*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      8  4 0
 3- 3*TREES (340)               17  17  1 50.0   3/ 3 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  7  5 0
 4/ 4 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  32  34  1 48.5   4- 4*TREES (340)               2  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TROCAR.  What was the name of that team 
who got 4-0-0 this turn for a total 16-7-2 you ask?  (Sure)  BOOK OF THOMAS' their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for CLEANING TIME?  BASH BROS BATHROOM's 
proud of him after beating OLGERD VLAD and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  COLD HEARTED got smashed by STINKY, and lost 11 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  NYALL BLOODGRIN stopped LEAKY TOILET dead in his 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of CARESS OF STEEL must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are BASH BROS BATHROOM?  CARESS OF STEEL, an easy team 
to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is STAINS 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TROCAR!  He's got a 3-4-0, is 
that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TROCAR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TROCAR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781         13   8  1   106       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEANING TIME 3200            9   3  0    80       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 LEAKY TOILET 3112             8   8  0    71       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLGERD VLAD 2780             16   5  0    62       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST ORANGE 3212              4   2  1    55       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
-ASH 3205                      6   1  0    44       TREES (340)
 STINKY 3116                   7   9  1    43       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHINA WHITE 3214              3   0  0    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 TOOTOUGH 2942                 4   4  0    29       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 WHISPER QUIET 3215            3   3  0    25       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEW 3209                      3   4  0    22       TREES (340)
 COLD HEARTED 3222             2   1  0    21       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 BIG CHILL 3216                4   2  1    20       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 STAINS 3210                   3   4  0    19       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213          2   0  0    18       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
-FIR 3207                      4   3  1    16       TREES (340)
-ELM 3206                      3   4  0    13       TREES (340)
-ULE 3224                      0   1  0     1       TREES (340)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OAK 3208                1  4 0 TREES 340            BIG CHILL 3216        328  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLEANING TIME viciously subdued OLGERD VLAD in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
TOOTOUGH subdued STAINS in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
NYALL BLOODGRIN demolished LEAKY TOILET in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THOR RAVENBLADE viciously subdued SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 2 minute Title contest.
FAST ORANGE demolished SLAVE-WARRIOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
COLD HEARTED was vanquished by STINKY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WHISPER QUIET beat MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute brawl.
BIG CHILL handily defeated TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RUSSIAN LULLABY outwaited TROLLBAIT in a crowd boring 7 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   6 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 331 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THOR RAVENBLADE 2781       13   8  1  106 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
PARRY-LUNGE      CLEANING TIME 3200          9   3  0   80 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      OLGERD VLAD 2780           16   5  0   62 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST ORANGE 3212            4   2  1   55 BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THOR RAVENBLADE 2781.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CLEANING TIME 3200.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOR 
RAVENBLADE 2781, TOOTOUGH 2942, STAINS 3210, FAST ORANGE 3212, STINKY 3116, WHISPER 
QUIET 3215, BIG CHILL 3216, OLGERD VLAD 2780, LEAKY TOILET 3112, and COLD HEARTED 
3222.

The least popular fighter this week was RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COLD HEARTED 3222, LEAKY TOILET 3112, OLGERD VLAD 2780, BIG 
CHILL 3216, WHISPER QUIET 3215, STINKY 3116, FAST ORANGE 3212, STAINS 3210, TOOTOUGH 
2942, and THOR RAVENBLADE 2781.

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

NYALL BLOODGRIN (54-2782) CARESS OF STEEL (301)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      PRINCE ALBERT (17-7522) ROYAL PAIN  (610) 
                    THE MAYTAL (35-3644) PHILANTHROPISTS 2  (345) 
                    HOLY SMOKE (82-43560) ROOKIE MAIDEN 29  (7305) 
                  SOFT 'N CHEWY (82-15624) STREET PIZZAD IX  (2347) 
                    SUPPOSABLE THUMBS (82-45792) 10/25/06D  (7689) 
                        COCOA COUP (82-48528) 040707M  (8157) 
                         POOR OLD TOM (82-7154) GWAR  (1021) 
                           RIDIS (82-15371) SANIKUS  (2304) 
                         ELAINA (82-3414) (N.) GODLIKE  (461) 
                 CAUSTIC MACAROON (84-15171) ORLANDO BOUND II  (2675) 
                     SUBATOMIC PASTE (84-27527) 2012 XIV  (4884) 
                       PFC10 (84-3805) MEDAL OF HONOR L7  (741) 
               T TEBOW'S CONCUSSION (84-12163) SUPE FORCES 0905  (2190) 
                     ZELLNER (84-24796) SUPE FORCES 7A00  (4405) 
                  STORM FIRE (84-19028) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601  (3373) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                              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