DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2016    Duedate: 01/28/2016

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARCUS
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
(61-3434) [18-7-5,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARCUS                         MAN FROM NANTUCKET
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)         LIMERITICS! (431)
(61-3434) [18-7-5,88]          (61-3917) [8-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCUS                         MARCUS
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)         CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
(61-3434) [18-7-5,88]          (61-3434) [18-7-5,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)      23
2. BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)     7      CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
3. FAVORITE SAYINGS (417)       7      Unchartered Team
4. LIMERITICS! (431)            2
5. CANINE CUISINE (358)         0      LIMERITICS! (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*LIMERITICS! (431)          8   1  0 88.9   1/ 6 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    5  9 0
 2/ 1*LAWN GNOMES (435)          2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3*LIMERITICS! (431)         3  0 0
 3- 4 CANINE CUISINE (358)     161  88 13 64.7   3- 1 CANINE CUISINE (358)      3  2 0
 4/ 3*FAVORITE SAYINGS (417)     5   3  0 62.5   4- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (430)      3  2 0
 5/ 5 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    89  60 12 59.7   5/ 7 BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)  2  1 0
 6/ 6 BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)  15  12  0 55.6   6/ 5*LAWN GNOMES (435)         2  1 0
 7- 7*WEIRD STUDENTS (430)      15  13  0 53.6   7/ 4*FAVORITE SAYINGS (417)    2  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

     Good day, in JURINE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as CANINE CUISINE is pushed out of top team by CLAN GHOST BEARS, who came 
from 6th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  CLAN GHOST BEARS stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-1-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, KAI ALLARD fought CONVICTED THIEF and gained 13 points 
and contributed to CLAN GHOST BEARS' 4-1-0.  TIMMID has lost to TOAD MOB, falling 6 
points, while helping make CLAN GHOST BEARS a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, MARCUS kept JURINE's warrior, M. CHARDINEE, from claiming the throne.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  WEIRD STUDENTS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were JURINE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided WEIRD STUDENTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was CLAN GHOST BEARS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was CLAN GHOST BEARS' warrior GLACIER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JURINE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 3434                  18   7  5    88       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THUNDER SNOW 3836             9   3  0   100       BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN FROM NANTUCKET 3917       8   1  0    60       LIMERITICS! (431)
-BISCUIT #1 3929               9   5  1    59       CANINE CUISINE (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOAD MOB 3834                 6   3  0    53       BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)
-BISCUIT #5 3936               7   5  3    50       CANINE CUISINE (358)
-WHY WANDA 3921                4   3  0    39       WEIRD STUDENTS (430)
-BISCUIT #6 3965               5   1  0    37       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 GOING POSTAL 3798             4   1  0    36       FAVORITE SAYINGS (417)
 GLACIER 3495                 10   4  0    35       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DO OR DIE 3797                1   1  0    33       FAVORITE SAYINGS (417)
-SOUR SCOTT 3915               3   2  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (430)
 TIMMID 3513                   3   4  2    27       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GNOMERCY 3959                 2   1  0    23       LAWN GNOMES (435)
-POISED PETER 3914             3   3  0    20       WEIRD STUDENTS (430)
-DRAB DAN 3912                 4   3  0    19       WEIRD STUDENTS (430)
 LADY LIAO 3969                3   2  1    19       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 KAI ALLARD 3977               1   0  0    13       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 3795                0  1 0 FAVORITE SAYINGS 417 SPYMASTER             622  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GNOMERCY was bested by GLACIER in a 1 minute novice vs. expert Challenge duel.
MARCUS defeated M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title duel.
MAN FROM NANTUCKET viciously subdued GOING POSTAL in a slow 10 minute brutal fight.
TOAD MOB devastated TIMMID in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LADY LIAO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KAI ALLARD devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  3      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 622 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MARCUS 3434                18   7  5   88 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
TOTAL PARRY      MAN FROM NANTUCKET 3917     8   1  0   60 LIMERITICS! (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARCUS 3434.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARCUS 3434.  The ten other most popular fighters were GNOMERCY 3959, TOAD MOB 3834, 
LADY LIAO 3969, KAI ALLARD 3977, GLACIER 3495, DA1 3795, MAN FROM NANTUCKET 3917, 
TIMMID 3513, GOING POSTAL 3798, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GOING POSTAL 3798.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIMMID 3513, MAN FROM NANTUCKET 3917, DA1 3795, GLACIER 3495, 
KAI ALLARD 3977, LADY LIAO 3969, TOAD MOB 3834, GNOMERCY 3959, MARCUS 3434, 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