DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2016    Duedate: 01/23/2016

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XI AQUILAE
AQUILA (470)
(62-4794) [29-12-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XI AQUILAE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
AQUILA (470)                   
(62-4794) [29-12-1,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ST. RIKER                      XI AQUILAE
STRIKER FORCE (19)             AQUILA (470)
(62-4828) [20-13-0,85]         (62-4794) [29-12-1,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STRIKER FORCE (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRIKER FORCE (19)          14
2. STAINLESS STEEL RAT (338)    0      AQUILA (470)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (476)         0      Unchartered Team
4. AQUILA (470)                -2
                                       DESTRUCTION CREW (157)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)      15   7  1 68.2   1/ 1 STRIKER FORCE (19)        6  3 0
 2/ 3 AQUILA (470)              37  27  1 57.8   2/ 2 AQUILA (470)              3  3 0
 3/ 4 STRIKER FORCE (19)       103  94  6 52.3   3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)      3  4 0
 4- 6 STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)   5   8  1 38.5   4- 5 STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)  1  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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
VALAMANTIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BASHER FORCE win a fight and gain 11 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
BASHER FORCE beat ZETA AQUILAE and ZETA AQUILAE lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, VALAMANTIS may be getting bland, as XI 
AQUILAE stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, VALAMANTIS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  STRIKER FORCE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like AQUILA avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the VALAMANTIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of VALAMANTIS.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XI AQUILAE 4794              29  12  1   103       AQUILA (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST. RIKER 4828               20  13  0    85       STRIKER FORCE (19)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BATTERED BILLY 4855           4   1  1    66       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
 BASHER FORCE 4872            11   7  3    63       STRIKER FORCE (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEVER CLARK 4859             4   0  0    54       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-JIM DIGRIZ 3163               5   8  1    50       STAINLESS STEEL RAT (338)
 ZETA AQUILAE 4867             8   5  0    39       AQUILA (470)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBVIOUS ODDBALL 4868          3   2  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIND KID 4858                 2   3  0    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-BLOATED BOB 4874              1   0  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STRIKE 4 4829          14 15 0 STRIKER FORCE 19     PISCES 4848           628   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XI AQUILAE bested ST. RIKER in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
BASHER FORCE vanquished ZETA AQUILAE in a 1 minute uneven battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       XI AQUILAE 4794            29  12  1  103 AQUILA (470)
BASHING ATTACK   BASHER FORCE 4872          11   7  3   63 STRIKER FORCE (19)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ST. RIKER 4828.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was XI AQUILAE 4794.  The ten other most popular fighters were BASHER FORCE 4872, 
ZETA AQUILAE 4867, ST. RIKER 4828,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ST. RIKER 4828.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZETA AQUILAE 4867, BASHER FORCE 4872, XI AQUILAE 4794,  0,  0,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.