DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2016    Duedate: 03/21/2016

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-300

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAROHM
WRATHMEN 2 (708)
(73-6323) [5-2-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T-4 STRAIN                     MAROHM
WHO DA MAN? (749)              WRATHMEN 2 (708)
(73-6567) [16-12-1,78]         (73-6323) [5-2-1,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

T-4 STRAIN                     T-4 STRAIN
WHO DA MAN? (749)              WHO DA MAN? (749)
(73-6567) [16-12-1,78]         (73-6567) [16-12-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHO DA MAN? (749)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL ABOUT LINT (725)        13
2. WHO DA MAN? (749)           13      DUDS (602)
3. DUDS (602)                  12      Unchartered Team
4. MISSION: EARTH! (7)         12
5. YUPPIE HORDE (754)          11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)       3   0  1  100   1- 3 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      3  0 0
 2- 5 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   20   3  2 87.0   2- 1 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       3  2 0
 3- 6 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      49  10  0 83.1   3/ 5 WHO DA MAN? (749)         3  3 0
 4- 7 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       94  23  9 80.3   4/11 DUDS (602)                3  6 0
 5- 9 MONGOL HORDE (658)        77  25  3 75.5   5- 2 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       2  0 0
 6-10 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      33  13  1 71.7   6- 4 MONGOL HORDE (658)        2  0 0
 7/ 0*MISSION: EARTH! (7)        5   2  1 71.4   7/10*WRATHMEN 2 (708)          2  1 0
 8/12*WRATHMEN 2 (708)           5   2  1 71.4   8/ 7*YUPPIE HORDE (754)        2  2 1
 9/15 DUDS (602)               102  72  4 58.6   9- 6 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   1  0 1
10-16 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      494 362 38 57.7  10/ 0*MISSION: EARTH! (7)       1  0 0
11/ 2*YUPPIE HORDE (754)         2   2  1 50.0  11- 9*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)      1  0 0
12/ 0*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)       2   2  0 50.0  12- 8 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      1  0 0
13/17 WHO DA MAN? (749)        124 173  6 41.8  13/ 0*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)      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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  WHO DA MAN? now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  A stormcloud is brewing over the SUE'S BIG BOYS guildhouse.  Rumor says any more 
weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a 
solid 1-2-0 outing, DUDS has advanced 7 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for T-4 STRAIN, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN 
MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was KLEPTO MAN, who dropped 2 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  Well, everybody's pal MAROHM moved his record to 5-2-1 by 
defeating CONVICTED ASSASSIN in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 recognition 
points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ERINIKA arena.  Did you 
hear that FEAR FACTORY 7 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of FEAR FACTORY 7's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo 
me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DUDS beats feet every time FEAR FACTORY 7 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ERINIKA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAROHM 6323                   5   2  1    92       WRATHMEN 2 (708)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEER KHAN 5755               20   6  1   125       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517           15   5  0   118       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-BRAD PAISLEY 5520            18   6  1   115       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123          14   6  1   109       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-TUESDAY WELD 6047            14   2  0   108       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043        10   1  0   107       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-MAE WEST 6062                13   4  0   106       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-TURKEY VULTURE 6098          21   5  0   100       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838        11   7  1   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-RASMUS 5940                  16   2  2    97       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-KHAN D. DATE 5756            21   6  0    95       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUJOLS 5424                  16   6  1    87       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 T-4 STRAIN 6567              16  12  1    78       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10  11  4    77       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-JUNE CLEAVER 6058             6   1  0    76       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-MOLINA 6311                   8   0  1    73       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JANUARY JONES 6056            6   2  0    62       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 KLEPTO MAN 6569              13  18  0    58       WHO DA MAN? (749)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAG LADY 6587                 7   3  0    32       DUDS (602)
 BRAVO 70                      2   0  1    28       MISSION: EARTH! (7)
-MARK PORTUGAL 348             2   3  0    28       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-DESOLATE WAYS 6503            3   0  1    26       FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIRPORT BOMB JOKE 5853        3   1  0    26       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE LINT 6429                 1   1  0    19       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
-WACHA 6622                    0   3  0    19       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 TYLER DURDEN 6625             1   1  0    18       YUPPIE HORDE (754)
 LINT LIZARD 6431              1   1  0    18       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
 MARTHA STEWART 6627           1   1  1    16       YUPPIE HORDE (754)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IRS BOSS 6702           0  1 0 DUDS 602             FRELEN                300  NONE
JERKBALL 6669           1  2 0 DUDS 602             RINTHALAR THE GR      300  NONE
HEYWARD 6672            1  1 1 GASHOUSE GANG 622    MARTHA STEWART 6627   298   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JERKBALL was butchered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IRS BOSS was slaughtered by FRELEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAROHM handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
KLEPTO MAN lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
T-4 STRAIN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody match.
BAG LADY bested MARTHA STEWART in a 5 minute duel.
BRAVO overpowered LINT LIZARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TYLER DURDEN was devastated by TOE LINT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -   3 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   4 -  1      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   7 -  4      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  16 -  6      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        39 -  21 -  3      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 300 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MAROHM 6323                 5   2  1   92 WRATHMEN 2 (708)
AIMED BLOW       T-4 STRAIN 6567            16  12  1   78 WHO DA MAN? (749)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is T-4 STRAIN 6567.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was T-4 STRAIN 6567.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARTHA STEWART 6627, 
MAROHM 6323, KLEPTO MAN 6569, BRAVO 70, TOE LINT 6429, JERKBALL 6669, LINT LIZARD 
6431, IRS BOSS 6702, TYLER DURDEN 6625, and BAG LADY 6587.

The least popular fighter this week was BAG LADY 6587.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYLER DURDEN 6625, IRS BOSS 6702, LINT LIZARD 6431, JERKBALL 6669, TOE 
LINT 6429, BRAVO 70, KLEPTO MAN 6569, MAROHM 6323, MARTHA STEWART 6627, and T-4 
STRAIN 6567.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BULL FROG 4547 (41-26-0)               1  3  0         THE BULLS            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AANAHR 6348 (1-0-0)                    3  3  0         WRATHMEN 7           
MARK PORTUGAL 348 (2-3-0)              3  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
KENNY CHESNEY 5517 (15-5-0)            2  3  0         SUE'S BIG BOYS       
ADAM 4648 (8-7-0)                      1  3  0         THE BEGINNING        
KNITTED AFGHAN 4123 (10-11-4)          1  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TYLER DURDEN 6625 (1-0-0)              8  3  0         YUPPIE HORDE         
TOE LINT 6429 (0-1-0)                  2  3  0         ALL ABOUT LINT       
MARTHA STEWART 6627 (1-0-1)            0  3  0         YUPPIE HORDE         

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- 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