DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2017    Duedate: 12/23/2017

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-844

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMABACHA
WRATHMEN (660)
(1-9214) [16-2-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMABACHA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
WRATHMEN (660)                 
(1-9214) [16-2-1,143]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SMABACHA                       TYNA
WRATHMEN (660)                 WRATHMEN (660)
(1-9214) [16-2-1,143]          (1-9399) [11-2-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRATHMEN (660)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (660)              42
2. RUN DMC (636)               33      WRATHMEN (660)
3. OBELISK 005 (664)            0      Unchartered Team
4. BOOZE (605)                  0
5. LUDUS MAGNUS (687)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (660)            62  17  4 78.5   1/ 1 WRATHMEN (660)           11  1 0
 2/ 0 RUN DMC (636)            283 207 17 57.8   2/ 0 RUN DMC (636)             2  0 1
 3- 2 BOOZE (605)              195 218 16 47.2   3- 2*OBELISK 005 (664)         2  3 0
 4- 3*OBELISK 005 (664)         10  15  1 40.0   4- 3 BOOZE (605)               1  4 0
 5- 4*LUDUS MAGNUS (687)         0   5  0  0.0   5- 4*LUDUS MAGNUS (687)        0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MORDANT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  KALYN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MONEYBAGS MEFRIN and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  Not for nothing has SMABACHA in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city MORDANT.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in MORDANT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMABACHA 9214                16   2  1   143       WRATHMEN (660)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326         16  11  1    97       RUN DMC (636)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUGE HEIGHTS 9308            21  11  0    85       RUN DMC (636)
 DYNARAE 9391                 11   2  2    81       WRATHMEN (660)
 TYNA 9399                    11   2  1    76       WRATHMEN (660)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FENNIGAN 9467                 4   1  1    50       OBELISK 005 (664)
 KALYN 9398                    6   4  0    48       WRATHMEN (660)
-SMIRNOFF 9359                 7   4  0    45       BOOZE (605)
-ROCK 'N RYE 9527              3   1  0    37       BOOZE (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIT IT RU 9526                3   2  0    33       RUN DMC (636)
-THOMAS 9515                   4   0  0    27       OBELISK 005 (664)
-PANASONIC 9267                2   3  0    25       OBELISK 005 (664)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLARD GREENS 9601           1   0  0    17       RUN DMC (636)
 NONE HIGHER 9590              1   0  1    16       RUN DMC (636)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SLEN SNOTNOSE           0  0 0                      NONE HIGHER 9590      844  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMABACHA devastated CAPTAIN ELOY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TYNA viciously subdued TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
DYNARAE bested CAPTAIN ELOY in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
KALYN demolished MONEYBAGS MEFRIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
NONE HIGHER slaughtered SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
COLLARD GREENS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 6 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   3 -  2      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -   9 -  3      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 844 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SMABACHA 9214              16   2  1  143 WRATHMEN (660)
SLASHING ATTACK  DYNARAE 9391               11   2  2   81 WRATHMEN (660)
WALL OF STEEL    KALYN 9398                  6   4  0   48 WRATHMEN (660)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SMABACHA 9214.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TYNA 9399.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMABACHA 9214, DYNARAE 9391, 
KALYN 9398, NONE HIGHER 9590, COLLARD GREENS 9601,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COLLARD GREENS 9601.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NONE HIGHER 9590, KALYN 9398, DYNARAE 9391, SMABACHA 9214, TYNA 
9399,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SMABACHA (1-9214) WRATHMEN (660)

                        FIRST INAUGURAL ARVAT CONTEST SUPREME

Who can join?  Anyone with a team in Arvat as of 2/1/2018.

When does it start?  First turn due after 2/1/2018.

How long does it run? 13 turns.

How do I join?  Announce your manager name and team name in the Arvat newsletter prior 
to 2/1/2017 and state that you are entering the contest.  Prior to the contest 
actually starting you need to have 2 rollup certs sent to the Dark One care of RSI.

How do I win the contest? The team which has accrued the most points as of the end of 
the 13th turn is the winner.  The team which has the 2nd most points is declared the 
runner up.  And the team which has the 3rd most points is declared honorable 
contender.  Everyone else is a loser and should be ridiculed.

How do I score points?

1)  Every challenge you win vs. another team in the contest = 10 points, as long as 
    that challenge is to a warrior equal to or above yours in the rankings.  Except 
    for the Duelmaster who can challenge anyone he wants.

2)  You also earn bonus points for every challenge won.  For every point of 
    recognition your target is ranked above you, you earn one bonus point.  This is 
    for challenges only.

3)  If you are challenged by a warrior below you and defeat him, you will gain 5 
    points.

4)  Also every random matchup against a contest team that you win will earn you 5 
    points -- up or down.

5)  You CAN downchallenge, however you get no points for doing so, and if you are 
    beaten, your opponent will earn 10 points and the right to ridicule you in the 
    newsletter.

6)  Bloodfeud challenges count just like regular challenges during the contest.

7)  In addition there are the following bonus points that are awarded each turn:

    A)  Duelmaster earns 10 points

    B)  Graduating a warrior earns 10 points

    C)  Recognition Leader (Chartered or Unchartered) earns 5 points (if the 
        Duelmaster is the recognition leader as well, then only the DM points apply)

    D)  Popularity Leader earns 5 points

    E)  Turn's most popular earns 5 points

    F)  Top team on the move earns 5 points

    G)  Current Top team earns 10 points

    H)  Any warrior that earns a Tournament Champion in either the April Mail In or 
        July FTF tournament earns 20 points

    I)  Any warrior that earns a Tournament Victor in either of those tournaments 
        earns 10 points

    J)  Note that Top Chartered and Unchartered team awards do NOT earn points

What are the rules regarding other teams in the arena?  If you challenge any warriors 
not participating in the contest you LOSE 20 points, unless the challenged warrior is 
the Duelmaster.  If any manager has a 2nd (or 3rd) team in the arena they may NOT 
challenge any warrior of any team participating in the contest or they are 
DISQUALIFIED.

What do I win if I win this contest? 

1)  The winner wins all of the rollup certificates given as entry fee for the contest.  
    In addition, the winner gets to pick 3 of the prizes below.

2)  The runner up gets to pick 2 of the prizes below.

3)  The honorable contender gets to pick one of the prizes below.

In addition, all competitors in the contest who run all 13 turns and at least 62 total 
fights will earn 1 potion of +1 bonus, which must be used on a warrior who 
participated at least 1 fight in the contest.  

Also, the team that scores the most points on any one turn of the contest (other than 
the winner, runner up or honorable contender) can pick one prize that was NOT selected 
by those three.

Prizes:

1)  Limited stat switch (You can swap any 2 stats you want on an Arvat replacement 
    rollup that you received within the next 6 month)

2)  Extra replacements (Next time you get a replacement (or whenever you want within 6 
    months) in Arvat you can ask RSI for 5 additional replacements and select the best 
    one for your team)

3)  Limited damage bump (You can pick one warrior on your Arvat team to move up one 
    damage class -- as long as he remains in-bounds for his ST/SZ stats)

4)  Favorite weapon knowledge (You learn the favorite weapon of one of your Arvat 
    warriors -- must be on the team during the contest)

5)  Favorite rhythm knowledge (You learn the favorite offensive effort and activity 
    level of one of your Arvat warriors, who most have been on your team during the 
    contest)

6)  Shrinking potion (You get to take 3 points of size away from an Arvat replacement 
    during the next 6 months and add the 3 points to another stat -- both SZ and the 
    other stat must remain in bounds)

7)  Extra skills (Any one of your warriors in Arvat learns 3 extra skills of your 
    choice (no more than 2 can be in the same area and must be in bounds)

8)  Extra train (Any one of your Arvat warriors gets an extra stat train in the area 
    of your choice -- and must be in bounds)

9)  The Dark One's Massive Rollup prize (You get 50 team sheets, at random, from the 
    Dark One's massive pile of teams.  Most will be mediocre at best, but there are 
    plenty of decent to good warrior prospects in there!)

All prizes must be applied within 6 months from the end of the tournament, must be on 
Arvat warriors on the team that participated in the contest and must be in bounds.