DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/07/2017    Duedate: 12/20/2017

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-799

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PINEBOX
STILLMATIC (630)
(36-8051) [9-7-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PINEBOX                        POSITION IS EMPTY
STILLMATIC (630)               
(36-8051) [9-7-0,87]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAKE THE MILKMAN               NASTY TOUCH
BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)          BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
(36-5664) [9-22-1,62]          (36-8146) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BOYS 3 (657)            24
2. STILLMATIC (630)            23      STILLMATIC (630)
3. BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)        3      Unchartered Team

                                       MIDNIGHT DYNAMITE (290)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STILLMATIC (630)         283 197 29 59.0   1/ 1 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)     9  6 1
 2/ 2 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)    170 217 23 43.9   2/ 2 STILLMATIC (630)          3  3 0
 3/ 0 THE BOYS 3 (657)          13  35  0 27.1   3/ 0 THE BOYS 3 (657)          2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JHANS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see PINKY RING win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PINKY RING 
beat SMALL CHANCE and SMALL CHANCE lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as PINEBOX takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JHANS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINEBOX 8051                  9   7  0    87       STILLMATIC (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASS APPEAL 8053              9   4  0    89       STILLMATIC (630)
 PINKY RING 8072              15   5  0    80       STILLMATIC (630)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. GIGGLES 8124              6   3  2    66       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
 SMALL CHANCE 8066            14  11  4    65       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
 JORX POWERSHOT 8094          13   6  2    63       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
 JAKE THE MILKMAN 5664         9  22  1    62       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNOLD 8095                   2   1  0    18       THE BOYS 3 (657)
 DUNCAN 8089                   1   4  0    15       THE BOYS 3 (657)
-THEODORE 7991                 1   5  0    14       THE BOYS 3 (657)
 NASTY TOUCH 8146              0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COREY 8102              0  1 0 THE BOYS 3 657       KOBOLD ENFORCER       799  NONE
GERALDO 8103            0  1 0 THE BOYS 3 657       BLACK ORC             799  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COREY was dealt death by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GERALDO was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
JAKE THE MILKMAN was demolished by PINEBOX in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SMALL CHANCE was devastated by PINKY RING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MR. GIGGLES demolished RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JORX POWERSHOT won victory over RIRORNI SPY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
DUNCAN devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ARNOLD unbelievably bested NASTY TOUCH in a 3 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 799 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PINEBOX 8051                9   7  0   87 STILLMATIC (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. GIGGLES 8124            6   3  2   66 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
AIMED BLOW       SMALL CHANCE 8066          14  11  4   65 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAKE THE MILKMAN 5664.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was NASTY TOUCH 8146.  The ten other most popular fighters were COREY 8102, 
PINEBOX 8051, PINKY RING 8072, JORX POWERSHOT 8094, MR. GIGGLES 8124, JAKE THE 
MILKMAN 5664, DUNCAN 8089, ARNOLD 8095, GERALDO 8103, and SMALL CHANCE 8066.

The least popular fighter this week was SMALL CHANCE 8066.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GERALDO 8103, ARNOLD 8095, DUNCAN 8089, JAKE THE MILKMAN 5664, 
MR. GIGGLES 8124, JORX POWERSHOT 8094, PINKY RING 8072, PINEBOX 8051, COREY 8102, and 
NASTY TOUCH 8146.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                        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.