DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/13/2017    Duedate: 12/26/2017

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-812

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OISIN
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-4439) [20-34-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PALUG                          ZANDER
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)
(35-4509) [17-16-1,98]         (35-4760) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OISIN                          LEWCHIN
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         HOUSE JHEREG (42)
(35-4439) [20-34-0,97]         (35-4809) [3-0-1,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE JHEREG (42)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOOT OF PRIDE (396)         42
2. HOUSE JHEREG (42)           19      HOUSE JHEREG (42)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)          18      Unchartered Team
4. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      18
                                       ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        572 373 40 60.5   1/ 1 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)      169 152 16 52.6   2/ 2 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       6  6 0
 3/ 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   %1090 %1401 35 43.8   3/ 3*ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)        4  6 0
 4/ 3*ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)         4   7  0 36.4   4/ 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MURSKA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  FOOT OF PRIDE had cause to celebrate, after BLUE got 
13 points by beating LITTLE TOMMY.  FAITH certainly had a baffled expression on its 
face, after losing to LEWCHIN and losing 7 points in the process!  Now I can't insult 
OISIN, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me 
if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in MURSKA is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in ZOMBIE 
SQUAD are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a woman of 
good breeding scorns the "warriors" of HOUSE JHEREG, so did that sorry team shy from 
ZOMBIE SQUAD Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and FAITH is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't ZOMBIE SQUAD proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
MURSKA would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OISIN 4439                   20  34  0    97       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALUG 4509                   17  16  1    98       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAAVYA 4751                  10   7  0    83       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 VANITY 4729                  11   2  1    67       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERNA 4801                     7   2  1    59       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 DERAFF 4777                   7   3  1    58       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PADRIAG 4556                  9  16  1    51       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 BLUE 4759                     9   7  0    47       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
 LITTLE TOMMY 4566             9  13  0    40       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWCHIN 4809                  3   0  1    32       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 MORISH'CHALA 4772             6   5  0    26       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 MARA KIERA 4600               4   7  1    25       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANDER 4760                   2   0  0    21       ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)
 FAITH 4761                    1   2  0    20       ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)
 BUFFY 4814                    1   0  0    13       ZOMBIE SQUAD (416)
 DANNY BOY 4808                0   1  0     7       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAMEME 4812             0  1 0 FOOT OF PRIDE 396    MISTRESS SHA'TYI      812  NONE
DAML 4813               0  1 0 FOOT OF PRIDE 396    HIGH ELF              812  NONE
BYE 4815                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 416     BANDIT PRINCE         812  NONE
JILES 4763              0  2 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 416     MOUNTAIN TROLL        812  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JILES was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAML was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DAMEME was easily killed by MISTRESS SHA'TYIR in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
BYE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DAAVYA was defeated by OISIN in a 1 minute Title fight.
PALUG demolished M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
VANITY defeated PADRIAG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's struggle.
ERNA handily defeated MARA KIERA in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LITTLE TOMMY was vanquished by BLUE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DERAFF won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
FAITH lost to LEWCHIN in a popular 2 minute fight.
MORISH'CHALA beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
ZANDER demolished DANNY BOY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BUFFY handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  3      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 812 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PALUG 4509                 17  16  1   98 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
BASHING ATTACK   DAAVYA 4751                10   7  0   83 HOUSE JHEREG (42)
TOTAL PARRY      VANITY 4729                11   2  1   67 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
AIMED BLOW       BLUE 4759                   9   7  0   47 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OISIN 4439.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LEWCHIN 4809.  The ten other most popular fighters were PADRIAG 4556, MORISH'CHALA 
4772, PALUG 4509, ERNA 4801, DERAFF 4777, FAITH 4761, DAMEME 4812, OISIN 4439, BLUE 
4759, and DAAVYA 4751.

The least popular fighter this week was DANNY BOY 4808.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LITTLE TOMMY 4566, BYE 4815, DAML 4813, JILES 4763, BUFFY 4814, ZANDER 
4760, MARA KIERA 4600, VANITY 4729, DAAVYA 4751, and BLUE 4759.

                        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.