DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2017    Duedate: 12/25/2017

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-819

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GINNY
POTTERY WORLD (679)
(4-7208) [6-3-0,50]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GINNY                          POSITION IS EMPTY
POTTERY WORLD (679)            
(4-7208) [6-3-0,50]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUNA                           LUNA
POTTERY WORLD (679)            POTTERY WORLD (679)
(4-7205) [4-2-0,38]            (4-7205) [4-2-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POTTERY WORLD (679)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)         26
2. POTTERY WORLD (679)         25      POTTERY WORLD (679)
3. D-WORDS (678)                0      Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 POTTERY WORLD (679)       21  14  0 60.0   1/ 1 POTTERY WORLD (679)       7  3 0
 2- 2*D-WORDS (678)             17  23  4 42.5   2/ 3 RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)       3  2 0
 3/ 3 RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)       22  52  1 29.7   3- 2*D-WORDS (678)             2  3 1

    '*'   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 JHELUM!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with BOOYAH?  It actually 
beat JHELUM's PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at POTTERY WORLD.  LUNA lost 6 points to CAPTURED ORC.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LUNA will provide more easy wins...  What a role model 
for JHELUM's young 'uns!  THE WORD becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no 
more!  I'm sure JHELUM is excited about GINNY, the new Duelmaster from POTTERY WORLD. 
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, RUBBER SOUL 6!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at POTTERY WORLD 
ain't reelin'!  RUBBER SOUL 6's mad!   
     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.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINNY 7208                    6   3  0    50       POTTERY WORLD (679)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE WORD 7122                 9   3  0    83       RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVILLE 7204                  4   1  0    45       POTTERY WORLD (679)
 HAGRID 7206                   4   4  0    42       POTTERY WORLD (679)
 LUNA 7205                     4   2  0    38       POTTERY WORLD (679)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESTINY 7209                  5   2  0    33       D-WORDS (678)
-TRE IV 7213                   3   3  1    33       D-WORDS (678)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEPUTY 7220                   2   1  1    23       D-WORDS (678)
-DAEDALUS 7197                 3   5  2    18       D-WORDS (678)
 BOOYAH 7218                   1   0  0    16       RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)
-DART 7198                     3   5  0    14       D-WORDS (678)
-BLAZE 7185                    1   0  0    13       RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHO 7219                1  1 0 POTTERY WORLD 679    DAEDALUS 7197         815  REVENGED
KRUM 7221               1  1 0 POTTERY WORLD 679    DEPUTY 7220           817   
BYE 7216                0  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    HIGH ELF              819  NONE
SEE YA 7217             0  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    BLACK ORC             819  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
LUNA slimly lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory match.
GINNY won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title brawl.
NEVILLE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal fight.
HAGRID devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BOOYAH overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 819 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GINNY 7208                  6   3  0   50 POTTERY WORLD (679)
LUNGING ATTACK   NEVILLE 7204                4   1  0   45 POTTERY WORLD (679)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUNA 7205.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LUNA 7205.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEVILLE 7204, GINNY 7208, BOOYAH 
7218, HAGRID 7206, SEE YA 7217, BYE 7216,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BYE 7216.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SEE YA 7217, HAGRID 7206, BOOYAH 7218, GINNY 7208, NEVILLE 7204, LUNA 
7205,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                        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.