DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/29/2017    Duedate: 12/12/2017

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-822

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INTAIL ANNALYST
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
(32-6601) [20-9-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INTAIL ANNALYST                TREMPER ALBINO
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)         BOOK OF THOMAS (512)
(32-6601) [20-9-0,122]         (32-6760) [3-0-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MONKEY WRENCH                  KNIGHT OPS
GASTROPUB (480)                SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
(32-6455) [19-27-1,90]         (32-6751) [2-4-1,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEN OF THIEVES (514)        43
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (512)        35      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)      34      Unchartered Team
4. GASTROPUB (480)             19
5. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       14      DEN OF THIEVES (514)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEN OF THIEVES (514)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   12  3 1
 2/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (512)       9   4  1 69.2   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  5 0
 3/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1732 %1020 87 62.9   3/ 3*BOOK OF THOMAS (512)      9  4 1
 4/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     508 368 38 58.0   4/ 4 GASTROPUB (480)           5 10 0
 5/ 4 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   410 392 21 51.1   5/ 0*DEN OF THIEVES (514)      4  1 0
 6/ 5 GASTROPUB (480)          190 192  8 49.7   6/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  3 0
 7/ 0*THE DREAD SHIP UYP (513)   1   4  0 20.0   7/ 0*THE DREAD SHIP UYP (513)  1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        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.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Good Afternoon Arvat!

My analysis has showed me that this is the third turn we have had a Squirrel on the 
throne.  Hopefully it will be 4 straight turns and hopefully I get my invite.  My data 
tells me that that should happen if I hold the throne.  It won't be easy as my sources 
tell me that Tim P. Torr is a wizard.  You might have seen him helping the Knights of 
the Round Table find the Holy Grail....nhis friends call him.... Tim.... you and I may 
call him...... Tim..... I think I will call him..... well... Tim of course, Tim the 
guy that stands in the way of me and immortality...... sounds like Tim has the Holy 
Grail!  EUREKA!  I have figured it out!  The Wizard Tim has the Grail!  Why didn't I 
see it before?  I bet he controls the rabbit too.... always got a trick up his hat.... 
what a waste.... a waste of Tim.... I must let my higher headquarters know of this new 
discovery and prepare myself to face the mischievous Tim and perhaps capture the Grail 
for myself!!!  I must pack, now where did I put my nut case?

                                          -- DM Intail Annalyst

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARVAT to see 
what's new.  I just can't say enough good things about DEN OF THIEVES.  They went 
4-1-0 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP award 
for DIABLO BLANCO?  BOOK OF THOMAS' proud of him after beating DEVASTATION and 
getting 16 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CARROT TAIL got smashed by 
SEMPER FIDELIS, and lost 7 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  
I think INTAIL ANNALYST should let TIM P. TORR be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said ARVAT's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of SECRET SQUIRRELS must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what DEVIL ADVOCATES' been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from SECRET SQUIRRELS, that's fer 
sher.  Like, is TIM P. TORR popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
ARVAT!  He's got a 14-6-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  BLACK HOLE bloodfeuded (is that a word?) KNIGHT OPS for revenge over 
some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  What if they had a fight and nobody 
showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INTAIL ANNALYST 6601         20   9  0   122       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FEROCITY 6259                15   2  0   134       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BEA HEMOTH 6623              16  10  3    97       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 WEYERBACHER 6685             10   7  1    97       GASTROPUB (480)
 TIM P. TORR 6637             14   6  0    94       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY WRENCH 6455           19  27  1    90       GASTROPUB (480)
 CATACLYSM 6608               13  10  0    71       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BELLA Z. BUBB 6716            9   5  0    68       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD OFFLIES 6740             7   2  1    56       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P.T. BELT 6747                4   3  0    41       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 TREMPER ALBINO 6760           3   0  0    41       BOOK OF THOMAS (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO RIVERS 6684               8   9  0    33       GASTROPUB (480)
 SEMPER FIDELIS 6756           2   1  0    30       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUFFY STOFELES 6739           5   4  1    23       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DIABLO BLANCO 6761            1   1  0    23       BOOK OF THOMAS (512)
 BLACK HOLE 6762               3   0  0    22       BOOK OF THOMAS (512)
-NIGHTMARE 5712                1   1  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 CARROT TAIL 6763              2   1  1    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (512)
 FIRESTONE PIVO 6744           4   4  0    16       GASTROPUB (480)
 SLIM JIM 6776                 1   0  0    15       DEN OF THIEVES (514)
 DEVASTATION 6752              1   1  0    14       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 KNIGHT OPS 6751               2   4  1    11       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 SLIPPERY SAM 6779             1   0  0    10       DEN OF THIEVES (514)
 KAT THE BURGLAR 6775          1   0  0    10       DEN OF THIEVES (514)
 GO GO COMMANDO 6774           1   0  0    10       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 MAYMIE THE MAD 6768           1   0  0     9       THE DREAD SHIP UYPHY (513)
 SAVE CRACKER 6778             1   0  0     5       DEN OF THIEVES (514)
 BELLS TWO HEARTED 6771        1   1  0     4       GASTROPUB (480)
 QUEEN PEARL 6769              0   1  0     1       THE DREAD SHIP UYPHY (513)
 WHALE-EYE DRAKE 6765          0   1  0     1       THE DREAD SHIP UYPHY (513)
 GRIMSHAW PUCK 6766            0   1  0     1       THE DREAD SHIP UYPHY (513)
 CRABBY NOONAN 6767            0   1  0     1       THE DREAD SHIP UYPHY (513)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEDIES 6772             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 512   SPYMASTER             822  NONE
HIGH YELLOW 6759        0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 512   KNIGHT OPS 6751       820  JUST REVENGED
NARC 6777               0  1 0 DEN OF THIEVES 514   WURM KIN              822  NONE
VOODOO RANGER 6753      2  1 0 GASTROPUB 480        MUFFY STOFELES 6739   819   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

GB -- The contest rules and suggested prizes have been sent in.  So we're just waiting 
on the GC to review and authorize the contest! -- the Dark One

Tremper Albino -- Man. I thought I was quick, but I guess not.  Thanks for the scars. 
Bikini season will never be the same. -- Muffy Stofeles

SQUIRRELS SMELL!!!

Book of Thomas -- You are having a great start here in Arvat.  Welcome to this fine 
arena, hope your stay is long and fruitful. -- Gentleben and the Secret Squirrels
P.S. Squirrel hunting is strictly forbidden and it doesn't taste good with fruit... 
nor nuts.

Firestone Pivo -- You make a fine tire swing, not so good a WS. -- Semper Fidelis, 
simply the best

Weyerbacher -- You're like candy beer, so sweet when you throw it down. -- LP MAJ 
Snafu

Monkey Wrench -- How many times do I have to tell you, your wench powers have no sway 
over us Squirrels. -- Your Duelmistress, Intail Annalyst

Two Rivers -- I'll be crossing you in style for a second time if you cross my path 
again. -- P.T. Belt

Devastation -- I think your name is a little misleading, Troublesome might be a better 
name...maybe if your mission category was correct I might have been able to better 
assess the situation for a better outcome.  Next time I will be more aptly prepared. 
-- Knight Ops

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEDIES was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NARC was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SEMPER FIDELIS subdued CARROT TAIL in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
INTAIL ANNALYST bested TIM P. TORR in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
CATACLYSM was overpowered by WEYERBACHER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BEA HEMOTH devastated VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MONKEY WRENCH overpowered LORD OFFLIES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BELLA Z. BUBB overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
P.T. BELT won victory over TWO RIVERS in a popular 1 minute duel.
TREMPER ALBINO viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 2 minute novice's duel.
MUFFY STOFELES overcame FIRESTONE PIVO in a popular 1 minute brutal bout.
KNIGHT OPS was luckily beaten by BLACK HOLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
DEVASTATION was demolished by DIABLO BLANCO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BELLS TWO HEARTED was beaten by MAYMIE THE MAD in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
QUEEN PEARL was unbelievably bested by SAVE CRACKER in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
CRABBY NOONAN was handily defeated by GO GO COMMANDO in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GRIMSHAW PUCK was devastated by SLIPPERY SAM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KAT THE BURGLAR overpowered WHALE-EYE DRAKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SLIM JIM overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  19 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  20 -  4      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  27 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 822 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       INTAIL ANNALYST 6601       20   9  0  122 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEA HEMOTH 6623            16  10  3   97 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    TIM P. TORR 6637           14   6  0   94 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CATACLYSM 6608             13  10  0   71 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORD OFFLIES 6740           7   2  1   56 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TREMPER ALBINO 6760         3   0  0   41 BOOK OF THOMAS (512)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MONKEY WRENCH 6455.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KNIGHT OPS 6751.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREMPER ALBINO 
6760, BELLA Z. BUBB 6716, SEMPER FIDELIS 6756, INTAIL ANNALYST 6601, BEA HEMOTH 6623, 
MONKEY WRENCH 6455, TWO RIVERS 6684, MUFFY STOFELES 6739, CARROT TAIL 6763, and 
WEYERBACHER 6685.

The least popular fighter this week was WHALE-EYE DRAKE 6765.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GRIMSHAW PUCK 6766, CRABBY NOONAN 6767, DEVASTATION 6752, LORD 
OFFLIES 6740, CATACLYSM 6608, TIM P. TORR 6637, NARC 6777, HEDIES 6772, GO GO 
COMMANDO 6774, and SAVE CRACKER 6778.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

INTAIL ANNALYST (32-6601) SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)