DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2016    Duedate: 03/10/2016

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-643

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR YVAIN
MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9076) [5-2-1,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHUSH                          SIR YVAIN
UNNAMEABLES (91)               MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9160) [1-0-0,16]           (60-9076) [5-2-1,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIR YVAIN                      SIR YVAIN
MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)         MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9076) [5-2-1,84]           (60-9076) [5-2-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)      52
2. UNNAMEABLES (91)            44      UNNAMEABLES (91)
3. THE ELITE (677)              1      Unchartered Team
4. FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)       0
                                       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)     5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)   10  5 1
 2/ 2*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)    17   9  1 65.4   2- 2*FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)    3  0 0
 3/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)         221 183  7 54.7   3/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)          3  8 1
 4/ 4 THE ELITE (677)           90 106 11 45.9   4/ 4 THE ELITE (677)           0  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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SHUSH, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing TRUSTWORTHY 
SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, everybody's pal SIR YVAIN 
moved his record to 5-2-1 by defeating VIRGINAL GIGOLO in the Duelmaster's Title Bout 
and gaining 18 recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad THE ELITE?  Big bad THE ELITE.  Big bad THE ELITE.  ARADI's afraid of the 
big bad THE ELITE.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch MYTHICAL 
KNIGHTS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE 
ELITE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  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                  
 SIR YVAIN 9076                5   2  1    84       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY AKSANA 9052             17  15  1    71       THE ELITE (677)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR BORS 9074                 4   1  0    61       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LUCAN 9077                6   1  0    55       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIL' DEAD DUDE 9140           4   2  1    32       THE ELITE (677)
-HANDS ON 9006                 2   0  0    29       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
 SIR TRISTAN 9075              2   2  0    28       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
-SMOKING GRETCHEN 9126         4   8  0    26       THE ELITE (677)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAM 9010                    2   0  0    22       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
-MS. VIKTORIA 9143             3   3  1    21       THE ELITE (677)
 SHUSH 9160                    1   0  0    16       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-FULL MONTY 9007               1   1  0    16       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
 ZOMBIE GIRL 9134              2   9  0    15       THE ELITE (677)
 HUSH 9161                     1   0  0     9       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-CANCHA 9147                   1   1  0     8       UNNAMEABLES (91)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KNAVE 9162              0  1 0 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 680 SPYMASTER             643  NONE
DA1 9163                0  1 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       FIRST TOGS CHAMP      643  NONE
DA2 9164                0  1 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       SPYMASTER             643  NONE
WARFOUR 9103            7  4 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       SIR YVAIN 9076        642   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was barely slain by FIRST TOGS CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
KNAVE was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SIR YVAIN overpowered VIRGINAL GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SIR BORS overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SIR LUCAN vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SIR TRISTAN overpowered ZOMBIE GIRL in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
HUSH overcame FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
SHUSH won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  1      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 643 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR YVAIN 9076              5   2  1   84 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIR BORS 9074               4   1  0   61 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
AIMED BLOW       SIR LUCAN 9077              6   1  0   55 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIR YVAIN 9076.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIR YVAIN 9076.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR BORS 9074, SHUSH 
9160, DA1 9163, SIR TRISTAN 9075, HUSH 9161, SIR LUCAN 9077, DA2 9164, KNAVE 9162, 
ZOMBIE GIRL 9134, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOMBIE GIRL 9134.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KNAVE 9162, DA2 9164, SIR LUCAN 9077, HUSH 9161, SIR TRISTAN 
9075, DA1 9163, SHUSH 9160, SIR BORS 9074, SIR YVAIN 9076, and  0.

                              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