DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2017    Duedate: 12/21/2017

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-837

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SYLKE
FANGDOR HOLD (633)
(16-6221) [23-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SYLKE                          SHILOH
FANGDOR HOLD (633)             HALLOWED GROUND (663)
(16-6221) [23-8-0,107]         (16-6532) [3-0-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VIOLET                         VIOLET
GREYSKULL (659)                GREYSKULL (659)
(16-6510) [13-12-0,98]         (16-6510) [13-12-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

5TH TOMBSTONE (664)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HALLOWED GROUND (663)       36
2. 5TH TOMBSTONE (664)         28      FANGDOR HOLD (633)
3. SHADOW LEGION (660)         14      Unchartered Team
4. GREYSKULL (659)              4
5. FANGDOR HOLD (633)           4      5TH TOMBSTONE (664)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*5TH TOMBSTONE (664)        7   2  1 77.8   1/ 1*5TH TOMBSTONE (664)       7  2 1
 2- 2 CAJUN DEVILS (656)         9   3  0 75.0   2/ 2*HALLOWED GROUND (663)     6  6 3
 3/ 3 FANGDOR HOLD (633)        26  15  0 63.4   3/ 3 FANGDOR HOLD (633)        2  2 0
 4/ 4*HALLOWED GROUND (663)      6   6  3 50.0   4- 4 CAJUN DEVILS (656)        1  0 0
 5/ 5 GREYSKULL (659)           30  39  0 43.5   5/ 5 GREYSKULL (659)           1  2 0
 6/ 6*SHADOW LEGION (660)        4  10  1 28.6   6/ 6*SHADOW LEGION (660)       0  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
WILLAF.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SHILOH, who flew up 9 points in the rankings after mashing 
GREAT HERO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, everybody's pal SYLKE 
moved hers record to 23-8-0 by defeating VIOLET in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and 
gaining 4 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  Did you 
hear that CAJUN DEVILS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of CAJUN DEVILS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch HALLOWED GROUND's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft 
at running from CAJUN DEVILS.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the WILLAF giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLKE 6221                   23   8  0   107       FANGDOR HOLD (633)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARTH GATOR 6474              9   3  0   119       CAJUN DEVILS (656)
 VIOLET 6510                  13  12  0    98       GREYSKULL (659)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHILOH 6532                   3   0  0    38       HALLOWED GROUND (663)
 COLD HARBOR 6540              3   0  3    34       HALLOWED GROUND (663)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW SPEAR 6517             3   1  1    29       SHADOW LEGION (660)
-FENRIS WULFE 6506             4   1  0    28       GREYSKULL (659)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORTURED THIEF 6559           2   0  1    22       5TH TOMBSTONE (664)
 GREAT HERO 6558               1   1  0    22       5TH TOMBSTONE (664)
-KAR'RYN 6514                  4   7  0    21       GREYSKULL (659)
 SICK HOLE 6561                2   0  0    18       5TH TOMBSTONE (664)
-BUBBLES 6505                  3   1  0    10       GREYSKULL (659)
 J THE B 6560                  2   0  0     9       5TH TOMBSTONE (664)
 SHADOW PUPPET 6519            0   2  0     4       SHADOW LEGION (660)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      TORTURED THIEF 6559   837  NONE
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      COLD HARBOR 6540      837  NONE
A 6562                  0  1 0 5TH TOMBSTONE 664    HIGH ELF              837  NONE
DA5 6565                0  1 0 HALLOWED GROUND 663  SHEWISH GIANT         837  NONE
DA6 6566                0  1 0 HALLOWED GROUND 663  ARENAMASTER KHAR      837  NONE
DA1 6563                0  1 0 SHADOW LEGION 660    STONE GOLEM           837  NONE
DA2 6564                0  1 0 SHADOW LEGION 660    HIGH ELF              837  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA5 was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA6 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA2 was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYLKE luckily beat VIOLET in a action packed 3 minute master's Title competition.
SHILOH overpowered GREAT HERO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
COLD HARBOR delivered the death blow upon OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute competition.
TORTURED THIEF assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
J THE B won victory over SHADOW PUPPET in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SICK HOLE vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  3     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 837 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SYLKE 6221                 23   8  0  107 FANGDOR HOLD (633)
LUNGING ATTACK   VIOLET 6510                13  12  0   98 GREYSKULL (659)
AIMED BLOW       SHILOH 6532                 3   0  0   38 HALLOWED GROUND (663)
PARRY-STRIKE     COLD HARBOR 6540            3   0  3   34 HALLOWED GROUND (663)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VIOLET 6510.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DA1 6563.  The ten other most popular fighters were VIOLET 6510, DA5 6565, SICK HOLE 
6561, SHILOH 6532, TORTURED THIEF 6559, J THE B 6560, SHADOW PUPPET 6519, A 6562, DA6 
6566, and DA2 6564.

The least popular fighter this week was COLD HARBOR 6540.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREAT HERO 6558, SYLKE 6221, DA2 6564, DA6 6566, A 6562, SHADOW 
PUPPET 6519, J THE B 6560, TORTURED THIEF 6559, SHILOH 6532, and SICK HOLE 6561.

                        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.