DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2016    Duedate: 01/26/2017

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-358

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PARRY-SLICE
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
(39-4078) [18-12-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PARRY-SLICE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)           
(39-4078) [18-12-1,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARRY-SLICE                    PARRY-SLICE
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)           ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
(39-4078) [18-12-1,102]        (39-4078) [18-12-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (479)        37
2. BASH BROS BABY (461)        21      DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
3. PARKLAND (473)              14      Unchartered Team
4. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)        8
5. ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)         4      CIRCLE OF PAIN (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    252 166 14 60.3   1/ 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)     11  4 2
 2/ 2 BASH BROS BABY (461)      61  53  5 53.5   2/ 2 BASH BROS BABY (461)      6  6 0
 3/ 4 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      34  31  3 52.3   3/ 3 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      5  8 0
 4/ 3 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)     109 105  7 50.9   4/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     4  2 0
 5/ 5 PARKLAND (473)            53  63  2 45.7   5/ 5 PARKLAND (473)            3  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  BASH BROS BABY posted a nice gain, to come in 
2nd.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for LOUD TOYS, who pummelled EUNUCH, 
to pocket 12 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 8 points to LOUD TOYS.  (Discrete enough, EUNUCH?) A certain 
someone saw PEKING DUCK at The Dripping Blade with the shakes, and now he fails to 
show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater victory?  
PARRY-SLICE has taken his place as the top, as XOCHITHLAN's new Duelmaster.  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BOOK OF THOMAS, alone and unchallenged.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, PARKLAND scurried away from BOOK OF THOMAS.  
Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Congratulations, COLLYWOBBLES.  The manager of PARKLAND should have sent LEA 
to the Dark Arena for having a 4-4-0 long ago.  Fair play must not be a credo of BOOK 
OF THOMAS, as COLLYWOBBLES permanently removed LEA of PARKLAND from the competition 
in a mismatched fight.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in XOCHITHLAN would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  XOCHITHLAN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARRY-SLICE 4078             18  12  1   102       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKING DUCK 3632             34  11  0   157       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SUPERSLICE 4074              13   7  1    91       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOTTLE ROCKET 4157            9   1  1    90       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 LOUD TOYS 4069               15  11  0    80       BASH BROS BABY (461)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY 4059                   13   8  0    64       PARKLAND (473)
-POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891     9   3  0    61       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 DANGEROUS TOYS 4100          11   7  1    60       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 COLLYWOBBLES 4170             8   2  1    58       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAN 4061                    10  11  0    56       PARKLAND (473)
 EUNUCH 4097                   9   5  0    56       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888         11  17  1    51       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 MERE 4114                     5   3  0    41       PARKLAND (473)
 DAISY DUCK 4150               7   6  0    36       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK DYNASTY 4168             4   1  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND DUST 4198             2   0  0    21       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 DOESN'T SLEEP 4182            3   2  0    20       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 OLD GLORY 4199                2   0  1    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 STRATOSPHERE 4197             2   0  0    16       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 CLIFF 4172                    0   3  0     3       PARKLAND (473)
-DUCK BOOTS 4187               0   1  0     1       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 PROHESLICE 4201               0   1  0     1       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI DESERTER        0  0 0                      OLD GLORY 4199        358  NONE
ROBO SLICE 4200         0  1 0 ANYWAYUSLICEIT 475   DARK ELF CLERIC       358  NONE
LEA 4113                4  5 0 PARKLAND 473         COLLYWOBBLES 4170     358   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5

OVERVIEW
A contest for Stormcrowe (DM 45) that runs 10 turns (starting turn 385, due 
05/23/2017).  Squads will consist of two (2) teams.  One (1) team per manager.  
Participating managers may not run multiple teams in the arena during the contest.

PREMISE
Master Darque opens a Chaos Gate in Stormcrowe, which creates a temporal distortion.  
Turn 1 (Stormcrowe turn 385) and Turn 10 (Stormcrowe turn 394) will be scored using 
Slaughterhouse scoring.  Turns 2 through 9 will use a wide variety scoring mechanisms 
from various contests throughout Alastari's history.

ENTRY
Entry into the contest is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

1)  FORM A SQUAD:  A squad will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  This 
    means there will be NO single manager teams.  You must choose a name for your 
    squad.

2)  DECLARE ENTRY:  Each manager must declare their intention to participate in the 
    contest BEFORE Turn 1 of the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse (No exceptions will be 
    made).  Declarations must include 1) TEAM NAME; 2) MANAGER NAME;  3) PARTNER'S 
    NAME; and 4) SQUAD'S NAME, and may be submitted by any of the following means:

    a. A personal ad in DM 45

    b. A diplomatic note to Darque Forces (428) in DM 45

    c. An email to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com (put SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 in Subject Line)

    **NOTE:  Failure to meet this criteria by the deadline will result in NO ENTRY 
    into the contest.  Please be mindful of the requirements and submit them in a 
    timely manner to avoid any misfortunes.

3)  SEND RU CERTIFICATES:  Submit two (2) Roll Up Certificates to Master Darque, 
    contest moderator.  This can be done by requesting Roll Up Certificates from RSI 
    Customer Service.  NOTE:  Be sure to submit Roll Up Certificates, not Roll Up 
    Sheets.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD
Every participating Team will receive one (1) +1 Bonus Potion* for participating in 
all 10 rounds of the contest and in at least 45 of the 50 scheduled fights. 

BEST RECORD AWARD
The individual manager that achieves the best Win/Loss% over the course of the contest 
(turns 385-394), will receive 10% of the entry RU Certificates.  Tie breakers will be:  
1) total kills during contest; 2) total fights during contest; and lastly, 3) head-to-
head win/loss% between tied teams.

UNSTUCK IN TIME AWARD
The manager that achieves the most kills during the course of the contest (turns 385-
394) will be allowed to transfer one (1) warrior from another team onto his/her team 
in DM 45.

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
The winning squad receives the following:

1.  60% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Two (2) +1 Bonus Potions for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one (1) warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename Stormcrowe Arena for six (6) months
5.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months
6.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

1.  20% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months

THIRD PLACE WINNERS
1.  10% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
3.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

*Bonus potions must be used with 2 turns of contest end AND can only be used on living 
warriors that participated in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 contest.

MODERATOR
Master Darque will be the moderator for this contest.  All questions and disputes can 
be directed to him.  He is the final arbitrator for the contest and his decisions are 
final.  A copy of the scoring rules can be requested via email or diplomatic note.  
Please use the email listed above for any inquiries and note SLAUGHTERHOUSE in the 
subject line.

                        *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

SCORING FOR THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (SSV)

Turn 1:  SSV Scoring (DM 45)

     +1 Win
     -1 Death
     +1 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

Turn 2:  Delarquan Death Fest (DM 59)

     Win = +2 pts
     Loss = -1 pt
     Kill = +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Death = -3 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
     Dark Arena Kill = +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Dark Arena Death = -5 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]

     Challenges against squad-mates will incur -1 penalty for both participants.  
     Death penalties will also apply.

Turn 3:  TOGS IV Scoring (DM 60)

     10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on your even challenge of another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on another SSV warrior's challenge.
      7 points for winning a random matchup against another SSV warrior.
      4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-SSV warrior.

     Do not fight your teammate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get 
     any points if you challenge a non-SSV team (this includes the Dark Arena).

     5 points for a spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The 
     minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter 
     (that's 31 lines--each line 86 characters across).  In addition to the length 
     criteria, spotlights will not be given any points if they are in any way 
     plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.  If in doubt about 
     the content, email me before the turn and I will be happy to verify it for you.

     -5 points per manager who does not write at least one (1) personal ad.

     -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.

Turn 4:  Battle Royale (DM 18)

     +1 Win
     +1 Kill
     -1 Loss
     -1 Death

     No Avoids (-10 point penalty for avoiding)

Turn 5:  (Un)Popularity Contest

     +11 for Turn's Most Popular with a descending point award for most popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second most popular, +9 for third most popular, etc)  
     Only warriors listed on the most popular list will score points (between +10 and 
     +1).

     +11 for Turn's Least Popular with a descending point award for least popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second least popular, +9 for third least popular, 
     etc)  Only warriors listed on the least popular list will score points (between 
     +10 and +1).

Turn 6:  Slaughter Priest Memorial (DM 54)

     No Challenges

     3 points for winning
     3 points for killing (giving 6 in total, 3 for the win and 3 for the kill)
     3 points for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of 
          number of personals beyond one you still only get three (3) points).  Make 
          sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the 
          manager entity or you will not get the point.
     -3 points for losing
     -3 points for being killed (giving -6 in total, -3 for losing and -3 for being 
          killed)

Turn 7:  Turf War (DM 47)

     Team Points:
       Fights made:
          1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points

       Wins earned:
          1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points

     Champion win = 3 additional points

     Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)

     Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points (If ties, no points 
     awarded)

     Alliance/Squad Points (Round 7 Only):
       Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
          All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
          All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
          All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9

     Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points (If tied, no points awarded.)

Turn 8:  Morya Madness (DM 28)

     +3 points to the highest ranked warrior of each style.  Highest ranked is the 
     highest recognition total, regardless of record.  If case of a tie in recognition 
     points, win/loss percentage will be the tie breaker, followed by total kills 
     (warrior).

     +5 Top Team on the Move descending scoring down to #5 (e.g. +5 for first, +4 for 
     second, etc).

     +5 Most Successful Bloodfeuds (Contest Turns 1-8; cumulative for squad).  
     Bloodfeud victories for kills that did not occur during the contest do not count 
     to this total.

     +5 Most Avoided Squad (Contest Turns 1-8; teammates avoiding one another will not 
     be counted)

     -5 Most Avoiding Squad (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Most Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Least Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

Turn 9:  Mordant Olympics (DM 1)

     The three teams (not squads) with the best win-loss record over turns 1-9 (who 
     meet minimum fight criteria).  Cumulative kills and total recognition will serve 
     as tie breaks if needed.

     Gold -- 25 points
     Silver -- 15 points
     Bronze -- 10 Points

     + 3 Points for an Attacker [Challenge] Win (Challenges against squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

     +3 Points for a Defender [being Challenged] Win (Challenges from squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

Turn 10:  Slaughterhouse V (DM 45)

     +5 Win
     -5 Death
     +5 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBO SLICE was butchered by DARK ELF CLERIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PARRY-SLICE subdued ELITE ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute gory Title melee.
BOTTLE ROCKET viciously subdued DAISY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
SUPERSLICE savagely defeated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
LOUD TOYS vanquished EUNUCH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MERE was beaten by DANGEROUS TOYS in a 2 minute brawl.
NOT THE MOM CRY was viciously subdued by SWAN in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
COLLYWOBBLES slaughtered LEA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DAISY DUCK overpowered SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CLIFF was overpowered by DOESN'T SLEEP in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRATOSPHERE beat PROHESLICE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
DIAMOND DUST demolished LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OLD GLORY butchered RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        19 -  10 -  3      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  25 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 358 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PARRY-SLICE 4078           18  12  1  102 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPERSLICE 4074            13   7  1   91 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
BASHING ATTACK   BOTTLE ROCKET 4157          9   1  1   90 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY 4059                 13   8  0   64 PARKLAND (473)
AIMED BLOW       DANGEROUS TOYS 4100        11   7  1   60 BASH BROS BABY (461)
LUNGING ATTACK   EUNUCH 4097                 9   5  0   56 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DAISY DUCK 4150             7   6  0   36 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARRY-SLICE 4078.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PARRY-SLICE 4078.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOTTLE ROCKET 
4157, SUPERSLICE 4074, SWAN 4061, DANGEROUS TOYS 4100, MERE 4114, COLLYWOBBLES 4170, 
DOESN'T SLEEP 4182, STRATOSPHERE 4197, DAISY 4059, and LOUD TOYS 4069.

The least popular fighter this week was PROHESLICE 4201.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEA 4113, EUNUCH 4097, OLD GLORY 4199, CLIFF 4172, NOT THE MOM CRY 
3888, ROBO SLICE 4200, DIAMOND DUST 4198, DAISY DUCK 4150, LOUD TOYS 4069, and DAISY 
4059.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     TRICK SHOULDER (52-1053) OTTO'S PARTS  (150) 
                        POSSUMS (82-23222) LEE SAYS SO  (3699) 
                  MEROBRYLLA (82-37956) SUPERIOR FORCES 5702  (6302) 
                       IRONPUSS (82-38621) METALLICATS  (6419) 
                 AFRAID TO SHOOT (82-43653) ROOKIE MAIDEN 47  (7323) 
                   BLACK ANGEL (82-46442) STONED ROOKIES 16  (7787) 
                     FLIGHT (82-46541) STONED ROOKIES 35  (7806) 
                   RUN LIKE HELL (82-52904) ROOKIE PINK 13  (8917) 
                  LEONARD FUNK (84-9258) MEDAL OF HONOR X10  (1679) 
                TENURED WHELP (84-15361) DA ORLANDO MOB XXIII  (2713) 
                  CAT MESSIAH (84-16763) THE INQUISITION IX  (2961) 
                   HAND ON THE PUMP (84-29220) CYPRESS HILL  (5177) 
                          FJORD (84-36346) IDIOCRACY  (4683) 
                CLICK STUPID LINKS (84-42122) 99 OF 100 USERS  (7321) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes