DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2016    Duedate: 02/03/2016

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEWBIE MGR.
LEARN TO ADD! (502)
(74-4049) [15-0-1,179]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEWBIE MGR.                    POSITION IS EMPTY
LEARN TO ADD! (502)            
(74-4049) [15-0-1,179]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAIKAL S'KREN                  SERGEANT 4
SAND DANCERS (251)             MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
(74-4501) [11-22-0,78]         (74-4509) [10-3-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR (519)        23
2. LEARN TO ADD! (502)          4      LEARN TO ADD! (502)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (540)         0      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S SELF HELP (541)      0
5. FAVORITE SAYINGS (539)       0      GENOCIDE (231)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LEARN TO ADD! (502)       15   3  1 83.3   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      6  0 0
 2- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (540)      18  11  2 62.1   2/ 3 LEARN TO ADD! (502)       3  0 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)     125  86  8 59.2   3- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (540)      2  1 0
 4- 4*FAVORITE SAYINGS (539)     1   1  0 50.0   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (251)        2  7 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1317 %1438 45 47.8   5- 5*SATAN'S SELF HELP (541)   0  1 0
 6- 6*SATAN'S SELF HELP (541)    0   3  0  0.0   6- 6*FAVORITE SAYINGS (539)    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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to DAYLA KIV once again!  What's with SERGEANT 1?  He actually beat 
SAND DANCERS' ELON LI, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at DAYLA KIV while they watched RORNIS THE DARK clobber RED KOGAN.  He lost 
14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  BAIKAL S'KREN was 
reminded on the sands why NEWBIE MGR. is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWBIE MGR. 4049             15   0  1   179       LEARN TO ADD! (502)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIKAL S'KREN 4501           11  22  0    78       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 4509              10   3  1    61       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
-LISTLESS LADY 4511            5   2  0    61       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 4533               5   0  0    44       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 ELON LI 4517                 10  12  1    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
-SNEAKY STEVE 4513             5   2  0    34       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAKE FIGHTER 4512             3   4  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4515               2   2  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
-NEVER A BRIDE 4481            1   1  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (539)
 RED KOGAN 4540                2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (251)
-SORORITY GIRL GIGGLE 4521     0   3  0     5       SATAN'S SELF HELP (541)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We are officially instructed to say:  We went to the dentist today and he did 
something vigorous with a backhoe, or something like that.  As a result of which, we 
have a headache and aren't going to do personals. -- Baikal s'Kren, for the Sand 
Dancers
P.S.  I tried asking, "What we?"  And just about got my head bitten off, so there are 
still some working teeth in there.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEWBIE MGR. devastated BAIKAL S'KREN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SERGEANT 4 won victory over DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute gruesome battle.
ELON LI was demolished by SERGEANT 1 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RED KOGAN was bested by RORNIS THE DARK in a 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 578 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NEWBIE MGR. 4049           15   0  1  179 LEARN TO ADD! (502)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 4 4509            10   3  1   61 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT 1 4533             5   0  0   44 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAIKAL S'KREN 4501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SERGEANT 4 4509.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEWBIE MGR. 4049, 
SERGEANT 1 4533, ELON LI 4517, BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, RED KOGAN 4540,  0,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RED KOGAN 4540.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, ELON LI 4517, SERGEANT 1 4533, NEWBIE MGR. 4049, 
SERGEANT 4 4509,  0,  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