DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/03/2016    Duedate: 05/30/2016

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-116

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LAKE EFFECT SNOW
BAD SIGNS (24)
(83-408) [20-6-2,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LAKE EFFECT SNOW               KILLEEN
BAD SIGNS (24)                 CHAIN GANG (56)
(83-408) [20-6-2,95]           (83-432) [6-3-0,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIN EATER                      SIN EATER
CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)      CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
(83-123) [15-9-0,87]           (83-123) [15-9-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD SIGNS (24)              40
2. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   13      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. WETWORKS (30)               13      Unchartered Team
4. CHAIN GANG (56)              2
                                       CHAIN GANG (56)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           239 134 16 64.1   1/ 1 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21) 10  5 1
 2/ 2 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  72  52  5 58.1   2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            8  7 1
 3/ 3*CHAIN GANG (56)           20  25  1 44.4   3/ 4 WETWORKS (30)             6  9 2
 4/ 5 WETWORKS (30)             30  45  7 40.0   4/ 3*CHAIN GANG (56)           6  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of TELORINTHE!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with GODLESS 
CREATION?  It actually beat WETWORKS' LUST, and walked away with 26 more points from 
the fight.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for BAD SIGNS' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster LAKE EFFECT SNOW.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip 
about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS! 
The bums at BAD SIGNS couldn't face the challenges from CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS!  No 
excuse for that!  What do people see in HAMMER KRINKER?  His 3-2-0?  CHAPEL OF THE 
GHOULS ain't talkin', but he's got 23 points.  MAJOR DISASTER of CHAIN GANG knows how 
to pick 'em.  He challenged TSUNAMI ALERT of BAD SIGNS who is up by 21.  Now was this 
a wise move?  MAJOR DISASTER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he lost to 
TSUNAMI ALERT and ended up with 27 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in 
their place.  I guess you could say CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS'GODLESS CREATION did just 
that.  Right WETWORKS?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
TELORINTHE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408         20   6  2    95       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD BATTERY 421             12   3  1    93       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIN EATER 123                15   9  0    87       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 KILLEEN 432                   6   3  0    76       CHAIN GANG (56)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404         10   4  1    62       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412            12  11  2    59       BAD SIGNS (24)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127          16   9  0    57       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 3 WIT 448                     3   3  0    33       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 447             6   1  0    32       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MAJOR DISASTER 433            5   4  1    27       CHAIN GANG (56)
 GODLESS CREATION 462          1   0  1    26       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 LT. SMASH 445                 6   2  0    25       CHAIN GANG (56)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER KRINKER 453            3   2  0    23       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 VENUS 437                     4   5  1    18       WETWORKS (30)
 TAURUS 450                    3   2  1    17       WETWORKS (30)
 STICK 464                     1   0  0    16       WETWORKS (30)
 HAMMER 463                    1   0  0     5       WETWORKS (30)
 SGT. PAIN 458                 1   2  0     5       CHAIN GANG (56)
 CAPT. CHAOS 465               0   1  0     1       CHAIN GANG (56)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPT. COURAGEOUS 461    0  1 0 CHAIN GANG 56        TAURUS 450            115   
PVT. DANGER 4U 454      0  3 0 CHAIN GANG 56        LUST 457              114   
LUST 457                2  1 1 WETWORKS 30          GODLESS CREATION 462  116   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAJOR DISASTER was devastated by TSUNAMI ALERT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TAURUS was subdued by MOTHER-IN-LAW in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
SGT. PAIN was narrowly defeated by HAMMER KRINKER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SIN EATER slimly lost to LAKE EFFECT SNOW in a 4 minute veteran's Title fight.
DEAD BATTERY bested KILLEEN in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
NOCTURNAL RITES luckily beat 3 WIT in a 5 minute brawl.
PITSPAWN FOULDOG handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VENUS lost to LT. SMASH in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LUST was slaughtered by GODLESS CREATION in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
HAMMER defeated CAPT. CHAOS in a 1 minute novice's fight.
STICK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  31 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  3      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 116 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408       20   6  2   95 BAD SIGNS (24)
BASHING ATTACK   DEAD BATTERY 421           12   3  1   93 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIN EATER 123              15   9  0   87 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
AIMED BLOW       KILLEEN 432                 6   3  0   76 CHAIN GANG (56)
STRIKING ATTACK  PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404       10   4  1   62 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
TOTAL PARRY      NOCTURNAL RITES 127        16   9  0   57 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIN EATER 123.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIN EATER 123.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD BATTERY 421, LAKE 
EFFECT SNOW 408, TAURUS 450, 3 WIT 448, HAMMER KRINKER 453, KILLEEN 432, VENUS 437, 
GODLESS CREATION 462, STICK 464, and TSUNAMI ALERT 412.

The least popular fighter this week was NOCTURNAL RITES 127.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CAPT. CHAOS 465, SGT. PAIN 458, MAJOR DISASTER 433, LUST 457, 
HAMMER 463, LT. SMASH 445, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404, MOTHER-IN-LAW 447, TSUNAMI ALERT 
412, and STICK 464.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      PRINCE ALBERT (17-7522) ROYAL PAIN  (610) 
                    THE MAYTAL (35-3644) PHILANTHROPISTS 2  (345) 
                    HOLY SMOKE (82-43560) ROOKIE MAIDEN 29  (7305) 
                  SOFT 'N CHEWY (82-15624) STREET PIZZAD IX  (2347) 
                    SUPPOSABLE THUMBS (82-45792) 10/25/06D  (7689) 
                        COCOA COUP (82-48528) 040707M  (8157) 
                         POOR OLD TOM (82-7154) GWAR  (1021) 
                           RIDIS (82-15371) SANIKUS  (2304) 
                         ELAINA (82-3414) (N.) GODLIKE  (461) 
                 CAUSTIC MACAROON (84-15171) ORLANDO BOUND II  (2675) 
                     SUBATOMIC PASTE (84-27527) 2012 XIV  (4884) 
                       PFC10 (84-3805) MEDAL OF HONOR L7  (741) 
               T TEBOW'S CONCUSSION (84-12163) SUPE FORCES 0905  (2190) 
                     ZELLNER (84-24796) SUPE FORCES 7A00  (4405) 
                  STORM FIRE (84-19028) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601  (3373) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                              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