DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2016    Duedate: 02/01/2016

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-621

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CASHEW
NUTS! (345)
(63-3204) [5-0-2,59]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASHEW                         POSITION IS EMPTY
NUTS! (345)                    
(63-3204) [5-0-2,59]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONS                           PONS
BRAIN BOYZ (269)               BRAIN BOYZ (269)
(63-3242) [3-2-0,37]           (63-3242) [3-2-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BRAIN BOYZ (269)            14
2. NUTS! (345)                 11      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     10      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES (235)        0
5. WORLD BLADES (331)           0      BORN TO LOSE (145)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     25   7  0 78.1   1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  4 1
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  181  89 14 67.0   2/ 1 NUTS! (345)               5  4 2
 3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)     21  16  1 56.8   3/ 3 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          3  5 1
 4/ 4 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          86  71  7 54.8   4- 4 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     1  0 0
 5- 5*PRIDE OF ST. PATTY (354)   3   3  0 50.0   5- 5*WORLD BLADES (331)        1  0 0
 6/ 6 NUTS! (345)               32  36  5 47.1   6- 7*WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)     0  2 0
 7- 7*WORLD BLADES (331)         8  10  1 44.4   7- 6*PRIDE OF ST. PATTY (354)  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, 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.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MEDAL OF HONOR J3 now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for WHITE 
MATTER, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing THE HONEST MERCHANT like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out 
on the sands.  PONS lost to HAPPY PEASANT and drops 9 points.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  BERLIN did not fight this 
week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the NUTS! stable, as their 
warrior, CASHEW, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     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!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the AMEN-TEI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASHEW 3204                   5   0  2    59       NUTS! (345)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERLIN 2923                   7   0  1    95       WORLD BLADES (331)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JADARA 2892                   5   3  0    72       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAYCRON 2900                  5   0  0    63       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOLLY JERRY 3193              5   4  0    49       WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)
-LOUD LOSER 3196               3   3  0    49       WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)
-SHAYICA 2905                  3   1  0    47       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
 WHITE MATTER 3243             3   2  2    43       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 PFC 3 3239                    5   1  1    42       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
-KRYSOR 2887                   4   1  0    39       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
-MANIC MARK 3194               5   3  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)
 PONS 3242                     3   2  0    37       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 PFC 2 3240                    4   2  1    34       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGONGO 3218                 2   1  0    33       NUTS! (345)
-BOUNCY BETTY 3195             3   5  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS! (353)
 PFC 5 3245                    4   1  1    26       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACADAMIA 3215                2   1  1    23       NUTS! (345)
-SUPERIOR 3128                 1   0  0    18       WORLD BLADES (331)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE HONEST MERCH        0  0 0                      WHITE MATTER 3243     621  NONE
DA1 3262                0  1 0 BRAIN BOYZ 269       MOUNTAIN TROLL        621  NONE
GANGLION 3236           1  1 0 BRAIN BOYZ 269       CASHEW 3204           617  NOT REVENGED
NEURON 3237             2  2 1 BRAIN BOYZ 269       MACADAMIA 3215        619   
O'KEEFE'S BEEF 3205     3  3 0 PRIDE OF ST. PAT 354 CASHEW 3204           619   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PFC 2 was vanquished by CASHEW in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
PONS was luckily beaten by HAPPY PEASANT in a 3 minute bloody beginner's fight.
PFC 3 viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 2 minute gory fight.
WHITE MATTER killed THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute competition.
PFC 5 devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  2      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 621 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CASHEW 3204                 5   0  2   59 NUTS! (345)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITE MATTER 3243           3   2  2   43 BRAIN BOYZ (269)
AIMED BLOW       PFC 3 3239                  5   1  1   42 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PONS 3242.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PONS 3242.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA1 3262, CASHEW 3204, PFC 3 
3239, WHITE MATTER 3243, PFC 5 3245, PFC 2 3240,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PFC 2 3240.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PFC 5 3245, WHITE MATTER 3243, PFC 3 3239, CASHEW 3204, DA1 3262, PONS 
3242,  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