DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2017    Duedate: 01/02/2018

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-392

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MONGOLIA
INTERNATIONAL (554)
(45-5100) [12-2-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MONGOLIA                       EXTRA USAGE
INTERNATIONAL (554)            NOV FUN 14 (559)
(45-5100) [12-2-1,126]         (45-5152) [8-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PTOMAINE                       USKURNTAI
TIME STALLYANS (547)           GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-5002) [20-16-2,98]         (45-4886) [4-8-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INTERNATIONAL (554)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INTERNATIONAL (554)         49
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        41      INTERNATIONAL (554)
3. GOING BERSERK (527)         40      Unchartered Team
4. CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)     36
5. LAW DOGS (555)              27      NOV FUN 14 (559)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INTERNATIONAL (554)       73  30  8 70.9   1/ 1 INTERNATIONAL (554)      12  3 1
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      559 341 34 62.1   2/ 5 CANDY CRUSHERS (534)     10  5 2
 3/ 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    87  57  3 60.4   3/10 BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)   10  5 2
 4/ 4 ICE-N-FIRE (544)          33  22  2 60.0   4/14 WOB AFW (556)            10  5 1
 5/ 5 CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)   69  47  2 59.5   5/ 4 ICE-N-FIRE (544)         10  5 1
 6/ 6 GOING BERSERK (527)       78  55  7 58.6   6/ 8 BATTLE SHIPS (552)       10  5 0
 7/ 8 BASH BROS CARS (562)      69  53  1 56.6   7/21 GOING BERSERK (527)      10  5 0
 8/13 BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)    26  20  4 56.5   8/ 3*FREE CANDY (540)         10  5 0
 9/15 CANDY CRUSHERS (534)      27  22  4 55.1   9/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   10  5 0
10/10 WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)        28  23  1 54.9  10/24 CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)   9  6 1
11/ 7 LAW DOGS (555)            40  33  1 54.8  11/11*HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)    9  6 1
12/14*NOV FUN 14 (559)          22  19  0 53.7  12/32 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      8  5 0
13/12 AVID FANS (65)           211 183 21 53.6  13/22 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        7  8 0
14/18*FREE CANDY (540)          22  20  2 52.4  14/18 DEAD POETS (548)          7  8 0
15/19 WOB AFW (556)             42  39  2 51.9  15/25 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  8 0
16/16 YUPPIE HORDE (560)       193 182 11 51.5  16/20*NOV FUN 14 (559)          7  8 0
17/17 TIME STALLYANS (547)      91  88 11 50.8  17/17 WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)        6  8 0
18/21 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)     123 123  8 50.0  18/26 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 FORCE OF FIVE (539)       25  25  1 50.0  19/ 7 TIME STALLYANS (547)      6  9 0
20-22 VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)    19  22  1 46.3  20/19 LAW DOGS (555)            6  9 0
21/23 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        53  63  3 45.7  21/15 BASH BROS CARS (562)      6  9 0
22/25*HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)    18  22  1 45.0  22- 9 VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)    5  2 0
23/28 DEAD POETS (548)          53  65  3 44.9  23-16 FORCE OF FIVE (539)       5  5 0
24/29 BATTLE SHIPS (552)        31  39  2 44.3  24/28 LA BOULANGE (533)         5  9 0
25/27 SIMPLETONS (424)          29  37  1 43.9  25/23 PONY BRIGADE (558)        5 10 1
26/24 PONY BRIGADE (558)        23  30  3 43.4  26/13*OTTODROME XLV (549)       5 10 0
27/30 LA BOULANGE (533)         41  55  0 42.7  27/ 6 AVID FANS (65)            5 10 0
28/31 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    35  47  1 42.7  28/30 YUPPIE HORDE (560)        5 10 0
29/26*OTTODROME XLV (549)       16  25  0 39.0  29-12 BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)  4  6 0
30-33 BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)  15  32  0 31.9  30/27 SIMPLETONS (424)          4 10 0
31-34*MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)  11  24  0 31.4  31/33*ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)   4 11 0
32-35*1ST DIVISION (545)        13  29  0 31.0  32-29*1ST DIVISION (545)        3  7 0
33/36*ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)   12  33  0 26.7  33-34*MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)  2  8 0
34/ 0*ALL SAINTS DAY (351)       1   5  0 16.7  34/ 0*ALL SAINTS DAY (351)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Welcome to Turn 8, Slaughterhouse Participants!  Turn 7 was interesting with more 
than a few surprises. Conscrips won the turn with a 52 point jump and a move into 2nd 
place.  Shewish Drive Thru continues to sit at the top, but their lead is not as 
comfortable as it has been in the past.  This turn focuses on the Morya Madness 
contest.  Morya Madness is aptly named due to its MANY contest categories.  We have 
only adopted a few here for our purposes in Stormcrowe.  A few of the categories are 
cumlative, so they will account for actions, awards, and some atrocities in past 
turns. Before we get to the scoring matrix for Turn 8, here are the overall scores in 
the contest through 7 turns.
     There was another scoring mishap involving Le Pentarque warrior, Maitre 
Boulanger.  He died in the tournament, but was immortal because he receieved his 
invite.  It looks as if HAL just kicked him from the fights, not recognizing his 
immortal status, or that is how I am understanding it.  As such, I have given Le 
Pentarque and his squad full points for running a full team/squad.  This scoring 
change is reflected in the current standings.

                         Turn 7 Overall                                Turn 7 Overall
Rank Squad                Score  Score        Rank Squad                Score  Score 
---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  1  Shewish Drive Thru     29   130           11  Captains of Industry   19    85   
  2  Conscrips              52   123           12  Phantom Blades         35    85   
  3  Silent but Deadly      31   116           13  F/X                    25    83   
  4  Bobs & Wolves          41   114           14  Pain in the Otis        0    67   
  5  F.R.O.G.Z.             33   113           15  The Deplorables        15    67   
  6  Dead Time              31   112           16  MAGA                   30    67   
  7  The Database Editors   31   109           17  Rune Force              8    41   
  8  TWiX                   34   109           18  Rough Necks             6    34   
  9  G-Vegas Gigolos        31   103           19  Cannibal Specters       8    31   
 10  Alternate Facts        23    89           20  T-Rotten                0  (-10)  

                                 ********************

Scoring for Turn 8 will use the following guidelines:

+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)

                                  ********************

     Next turn will be the Mordanti Olympics.  The top 3 teams over the course of the 
SSV will be given significant points for "medaling" (not to be confused with meddling, 
like some pesky kids) with their contest performances.  Other points for the turn will 
be awarded in Challenge matches ONLY.  Be mindful of these rules when preparing for 
Turn 9!
     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)

                                  ********************

     The end of the contest is in sight!  I want to encourage everyone to finish well. 
Even if your hopes and dreams have been dashed against your opponents plate mail, 
there is always the Endurance prize for just being consistent and showing up for the 
fights.
     Good luck and happy dueling,

                                          -- Master Darque
                                             SSV Moderator

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, GOING BERSERK blew up 
the rankings to 14!  Managers were muttering after CSU COLLEGE RADIO showed 
STORMCROWE what they could do:  4-1-0 to move up by 14.  Perhaps it is SHEWISH BUFFET 
members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 32nd to 12th last week...  
(Less time in the sun...) The boys at TIME STALLYANS aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch 
we all know and love, after suffering a 12 drop last week.  Rumor has it an incurable 
disease has swept the stable of OTTODROME XLV.  Note their drop in the rankings from 
13th to 26th.  Watch out!!!  Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark 
Arena is AVID FANS, after suffering a 21 drop in ranking.  BIG LAKE KILLERS posted a 
nice gain, to come in 3rd.  Everybody loves a winner...  SHEWISH BUFFET had cause to 
celebrate, after HUMAN BEAN got 18 points by beating FLYING DUTCHMAN.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to 
UNDK.  (Discrete enough, MELISSA?) You could cut the tension with a scimitar as 
PTOMAINE of TIME STALLYANS met the Duelmaster.  PTOMAINE found out that STORMCROWE 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in STORMCROWE is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in BASH BROS CARS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
The warriors of BASH BROS CARS found their efforts at combat frustrated as AVID FANS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and FOMO is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't YUPPIE 
HORDE proud!  Word has it FOMO suffered a romantic setback.  Note how she challenged 
PROWLER, 28 points hers senior.  It's not whether you win or lose, but how many 
points you get (3).  Right, FOMO?  Them's the breaks, SHANGHAI.  Expecting fair 
challenges from BASH BROS CARS is evidently too much to ask.  Bookies and LEMON were 
more than a little surprised, as SHANGHAI snatched an easy victory from LEMON, 
gaining 19 points.  As a confidence booster, THE HOUND challenged FENDER BENDER, down 
25 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, THE HOUND?  Warriors 
of STORMCROWE!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of THE 
HOUND?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  The audience gave a nice round of rasberries to NASTY SAND DANCER of ABATTOIR 
5 BLADES, for expiring in such an ungraceful fashion.  2-7-0, indeed!  Death in the 
arena!  In a cheap quest for a cheap victory, TWISTED faced NASTY SAND DANCER in an 
uneven fight.  ABATTOIR 5 BLADES, we expect bloody revenge!  Charity is unknown in 
STORMCROWE, and rightly so.  LAW DOGS exacted their revenge against PONY BRIGADE.  
Justice was served as EXTRA USAGE fought GUMMI BEAR GAVEL in bloodfeud.  Well done, 
NOV FUN 14!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in 
the arena.  A certain tavern in STORMCROWE would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid STORMCROWE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONGOLIA 5100                12   2  1   126       INTERNATIONAL (554)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIRE 5097                    12   3  2   119       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 HUMAN BEAN 4853              10   3  0   114       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352           18   8  2   106       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 PROWLER 4350                 18  10  0   106       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 DOOR DINGS 5247              23  17  0   102       BASH BROS CARS (562)
 ALPHA REV 5213               10   3  1    99       CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
 WISCONSIN 5079               10   4  1    99       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
 PTOMAINE 5002                20  16  2    98       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 DEAD BATTERY 5248            14   8  1    94       BASH BROS CARS (562)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469         16   8  0    90       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JACK MCCHOW 5104             11   7  0    90       LAW DOGS (555)
 BENDER 4804                   8   5  0    88       SIMPLETONS (424)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            9  12  0    84       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-VADER 4914                    6   2  0    84       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 RAINBOW DASH 5143             9   3  2    80       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175         15  18  1    79       AVID FANS (65)
 FOMO 5172                    15  11  0    78       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 SHARPER IMAGE 5173           11  15  1    77       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              18  19  1    74       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BOMBAY BIKE CLUB 5214        11   8  0    74       CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
 SWISS ALP 5098               13   7  3    72       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 EDGAR ALLAN POE 5016         10   9  0    72       DEAD POETS (548)
 ALDON 5120                    9   0  0    72       WOB AFW (556)
 KIT KAT KATANA 4901           8   2  2    72       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDK 4872                     8   4  1    72       GOING BERSERK (527)
 CHOPPER 5044                  6   6  1    72       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 EDMUND KEMPER 5058            8   1  1    70       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 SARA JANE MOORE 5061          7   2  1    70       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 A REPORTER 4758              10   8  1    68       AVID FANS (65)
 CHRISTINA 4957                8   2  0    67       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK OF AGES 5096            14  11  0    64       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 EXTRA USAGE 5152              8   0  0    64       NOV FUN 14 (559)
 L'APPRENTI 4898               9  11  0    63       LA BOULANGE (533)
 SPECTRE 4651                  4   5  0    63       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 WRATHCHILD 4407              12  13  0    62       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 OZARKS 5046                   8   4  0    60       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774           13  12  1    57       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 RUNNING FREE 4406            12  12  0    57       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 A FUNKY NIGHTMARE 4905        5   4  0    57       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAMILY RECIPE 4854            8   3  0    56       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 LE FOURNER 4895               8  11  0    53       LA BOULANGE (533)
 BOULDER 5215                  7   9  1    53       CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
-OCTO REX 5090                 4   3  0    53       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 CHICAGO 4801                  8   3  0    52       SIMPLETONS (424)
 MELISSA 4953                  5   5  0    52       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496    10   6  0    51       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 THEON 5056                    9   1  0    51       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 TWISTED 5113                  5   3  1    51       WOB AFW (556)
 AMMOZON 5256                  6   2  0    50       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          7  15  3    49       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 ARYA 4972                     6   5  1    49       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 RASAM 5117                    6   6  0    49       WOB AFW (556)
 SYLVIA PLATH 5008             6   3  0    49       DEAD POETS (548)
 CAR SEAT HEADREST 5210        5   3  0    48       CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
 ATTICUS PINSCHER 5110         8   5  0    47       LAW DOGS (555)
 HMS CENTURIAN 5068            7   2  0    47       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
-DR. EVIL 5041                 5   2  0    47       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 ZIPPORWHILL 5138              4   5  0    46       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 CHOKE-A-LOTS 4936             6   2  1    45       FREE CANDY (540)
 USKURNTAI 4886                4   8  0    45       GOING BERSERK (527)
 BISHOP 5116                   8   4  0    41       WOB AFW (556)
-FREDDY 4920                   3   4  0    41       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 INSOLENT FURY 5169           11   6  1    40       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 NO WASHER FLUID 5233          7   1  0    40       BASH BROS CARS (562)
 CARAMEL CUDGEL 4900           5   3  1    39       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
-RUSTBELT 4931                 5   5  1    39       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 PEZ PULVERIZER 5287           5   1  0    39       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
 FEEDER 5252                   4   4  0    39       HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)
 LIVE CATTLE 5253              4   4  1    38       HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)
 SECURITY GUARD 4825           7   7  1    37       AVID FANS (65)
 PATHFINDER 4988               7   6  1    37       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 IMPERIA PAYNE 5085            6   2  1    37       FREE CANDY (540)
 GLUTEN FREE 5053              5   3  0    37       LA BOULANGE (533)
 NIKKI 4954                    4   7  0    37       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 SKETCHY JEFF 5036             3   5  0    37       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 PORTLY FELLOW 5035            5   4  0    35       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 BLOW OUT 5043                 5  10  0    35       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 SANDTIGER 5273                5   3  0    35       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 CLAWRENCE DARROW 5105         6   3  1    34       LAW DOGS (555)
 LEMON 5241                    4   4  0    34       BASH BROS CARS (562)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHRIMP SCAMP 4855             3   6  0    34       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBLES 4935                  7   3  0    33       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 PRISM GLIDER 5146             4   4  1    33       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 SHANGHAI 5323                 2   0  0    33       INTERNATIONAL (554)
-BLACK AND WHITE 5137          4   3  0    31       MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)
 THE MOUNTAIN 4969             7   4  0    30       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 MOCHIZUKI CHIYOME 5283        5   2  0    30       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 EFFIE BOMB 5302               3   2  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SNOW 4971                     6   5  1    29       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 QUATAN 4887                   5   7  0    29       GOING BERSERK (527)
 LEAN HOG 5255                 4   4  0    29       HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)
-LOHENGRIN 4933                4   6  0    29       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 THE FEVER DREAMER 4906        3   6  0    29       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 YAMATO 5083                   5   4  0    28       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
 THE HOUND 4968                5   6  0    28       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 THE VEAL DEAL 5251            5   3  0    28       HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)
 PELOSI 5165                   4   5  1    27       SIMPLETONS (424)
 GUMMI BEAR GAVEL 5089         4   4  1    27       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
-JOE TWITCH 4934               4   6  0    27       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
-ODD AND EVEN 5135             3   4  0    27       MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)
-STUNTMAN 4932                 5   5  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 PETIT PAIN 5054               4   4  0    26       LA BOULANGE (533)
 YAK 5296                      3   1  1    26       GOING BERSERK (527)
 BONKERS 4938                  2   6  0    26       FREE CANDY (540)
-NIMROD CAIN 4963              3   4  0    25       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 STICKY SITUATION 4904         2   7  0    25       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 BATTLE WAGON 5275             4   4  1    24       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
-LEATHER NECK 4976             4   4  0    24       1ST DIVISION (545)
 USURP IDOL 5151               4   4  0    24       NOV FUN 14 (559)
 ARTHUR BREMER 5060            4   6  0    24       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY AND SAD 5136            2   5  0    23       MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)
-MASTER GUNS 5258              4   3  0    22       1ST DIVISION (545)
 TENDER TAPS 5139              3   5  0    22       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 BLUE HORSESHOE 5039           2   6  0    22       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 BRUCE BRENIZER 5294           3   3  1    21       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 BODY BAGUETTE 5308            1   3  0    21       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BATTLE FROG 5167              5   5  0    20       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 KIT KAT 5281                  5   3  0    20       FREE CANDY (540)
 BIRTHDAY CAKE 5037            3   5  0    20       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 TAFFY RESERVOIR 5208          3   5  0    19       NOV FUN 14 (559)
 ORFEO HART 5086               3   5  0    19       FREE CANDY (540)
 ORSON 5318                    2   1  0    19       CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
 UPTOWN FUNK 5168              0   7  0    19       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
-DEVIL DOG 4975                3   5  0    18       1ST DIVISION (545)
-RECON 5259                    2   5  0    18       1ST DIVISION (545)
 BIG DUMMY 5087                3   6  0    15       SIMPLETONS (424)
 REP #2 5297                   2   3  1    15       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 HERSHEY HAMMER 5324           2   0  0    14       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
 POISON IV 5338                1   0  0    14       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ARISTOPHANES 5103             2   7  0    13       DEAD POETS (548)
-SATCHEL PUDDIN' 5284          3   2  0    11       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 GINSU 5282                    2   5  0    11       WOB AFW (556)
 THROTTLE JOCKEY 5336          1   0  0    11       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 VIRGIL 5280                   1   7  0    10       DEAD POETS (548)
-JOHN 3017                     1   0  0    10       ALL SAINTS DAY (351)
-WOLF BOY 5327                 1   0  0    10       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 TOBIR BATTER 5316             0   2  0    10       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BLUEBERRY COBBLER 5307        2   3  0     9       NOV FUN 14 (559)
 MARE DO WELL 5303             2   3  0     9       PONY BRIGADE (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOK KEEPER 5313              2   2  0     8       AVID FANS (65)
 WITLESS WALRUS 5339           1   0  0     8       NOV FUN 14 (559)
 BLUE DRAGON BLADE 5310        0   4  0     8       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 OVID 5333                     1   0  0     6       DEAD POETS (548)
 STRANGEWORLD 5319             1   2  0     5       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-LUCKY LOSER 5322              1   1  0     4       MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)
 MARX BRUDER 5325              1   1  0     4       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 THE BRUTE SQUAD 5326          1   1  0     4       AVID FANS (65)
-BITTER SWEET 5321             0   2  0     2       MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (557)
 FENDER BENDER 5328            0   2  0     2       BASH BROS CARS (562)
 MARY KRUEGER 5329             0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 UNION LOVER 5335              0   1  0     1       SIMPLETONS (424)
 ARNIE BARKER 5332             0   1  0     1       LAW DOGS (555)
 OUTSIDER 5334                 0   1  0     1       LA BOULANGE (533)
 BONE MARROW 5337              0   1  0     1       HOWLIN SLAUGHTER (563)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A HAMMER FAVORIT 5274   0  4 0 ABATTOIR 5 BLADE 535 IMPERIA PAYNE 5085    388  NOT REVENGED
NASTY SAND DANCE 4907   2  7 0 ABATTOIR 5 BLADE 535 TWISTED 5113          392   
JOAN OF ARC 2996        0  2 0 ALL SAINTS DAY 351   SHEWISH GIANT         392  NONE
TIRPITZ 5276            3  5 0 BATTLE SHIPS 552     CARAMEL CUDGEL 4900   392   
MIKE 4927               2  5 0 BOTTOM OF THE WO 301 SWISS ALP 5098        391   
BUTTERSCOTCH BAS 4903   2  6 0 CANDY CRUSHERS 534   LIVE CATTLE 5253      390   
MUTTON HONEY 5254       1  6 0 HOWLIN SLAUGHTER 563 BRUCE BRENIZER 5294   391   
IMA CHILLA 5299         0  1 0 IMA BUBBA 2 541      REP #2 5297           388  REVENGED
PARABEAGLE 5317         1  2 0 LAW DOGS 555         MOUNTAIN TROLL        392  NONE
PERRO MASON 5109        6  8 0 LAW DOGS 555         KIT KAT KATANA 4901   389   
RUSTY SABITCH 5111      8  4 0 LAW DOGS 555         RAINBOW DASH 5143     391  JUST REVENGED
HAPPY WHEAL 5150        2  4 0 NOV FUN 14 559       GUMMI BEAR GAVEL 5089 390  JUST REVENGED
LIKES ME 5269           6  4 0 OTIS LIKES LUNGE 565 RAINBOW DASH 5143     388  NOT REVENGED
DATA 473 5331           0  1 0 OTTODROME XLV 549    ARENAMASTER NHOR      392  NONE
MAN ABOUT TOWN 5038     3  4 0 OTTODROME XLV 549    ARYA 4972             391   
SLOPPY JOE 4797         8 13 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   EIRE 5097             388  NOT REVENGED
GAS 5300                0  1 0 THE MENTORS RIDE 550 YAK 5296              388  NOT REVENGED
MAP 5320                0  3 0 THE MENTORS RIDE 550 WURM KIN              392  NONE
DARK HELMET 5293        1  2 1 VILLAINS WE LOVE 537 ME THREE 5270         389   
THE JOKER 4916          4  4 0 VILLAINS WE LOVE 537 BOULDER 5215          390   
KELLI 4955              6  3 0 WRATHMEN 1.1 543     EDMUND KEMPER 5058    391   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All you real warriors and teams, it is simply unfair that Shewish Drive Thru is in 
first place through six.  They are simply not nearly that good. -- U.N. (for The 
Conscrips)

Mike, Mike.  Silly and dead Mike.  Now you know the true bottom of the world.  Is it 
hot down there?  I know; I know; blame it all on Manta. -- Swiss Alp, International

Boulder, ha, ha, ha.  Clearly I am the better and more important rock. -- Rock Of 
Ages, International

Parabeagle, perhaps you shoulda been a tribeagle? -- Shanghai, International

Door Dings and Dead Battery, you were easier than Assur. (wink) -- Mongolia and Eire, 
Internationals

Not to brag, or anything, well, maybe, but ... I am rather proud of that 5-0-1. -- 
U.N., Manager of Internationals
P.S. Perhaps two in a row?

Hey, Crip!  Way to go, partner! -- U. N.

Egads!  And congrats!  Really.  Well, I guess.  Car Seat Headrest TCs Inits in the 
Mailer.  Wow!  But doesn't that mean he gets disqualified from this competition?  I 
mean, what the heck!  No professionals are allowed; are they? -- U.N.  (a font of 
fairness and amateurism everywhere)

I apologize to all the managers participating in the SSV tournament, for my 
withdrawal.  It is extremely difficult to stay competitive without my partner's help 
for the past 5 turns.  Good luck to you all. -- Sin Zoo (1st Division)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAP was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOAN OF ARC was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PARABEAGLE was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DATA 473 was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
EXTRA USAGE demolished GUMMI BEAR GAVEL in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
JACK MCCHOW unbelievably bested RAINBOW DASH in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
PORTLY FELLOW was beaten by ARYA in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
ATTICUS PINSCHER was handily defeated by KIT KAT KATANA in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
CAR SEAT HEADREST won victory over NIKKI in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
BENDER was vanquished by EIRE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PTOMAINE was narrowly defeated by UKKO in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
MONGOLIA savagely defeated DOOR DINGS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title match.
CHOPPER was devastated by DEAD BATTERY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
FOMO was viciously subdued by PROWLER in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge bout.
AN ARENA DOCTOR was overpowered by ALPHA REV in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
UNDK vanquished MELISSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SHARPER IMAGE viciously subdued WAR MAIDEN in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
SARA JANE MOORE demolished SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LIVE CATTLE was beaten by SYLVIA PLATH in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLOW OUT was overcome by RASAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
OZARKS luckily beat BOULDER in a exciting 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
THEON unbelievably bested FEEDER in a action packed 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PATHFINDER was savagely defeated by FAMILY RECIPE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
THE MOUNTAIN was outwaited by NO WASHER FLUID in a slow 25 minute Challenge match.
SECURITY GUARD was savagely defeated by CHOKE-A-LOTS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
INSOLENT FURY was narrowly defeated by CHICAGO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
USKURNTAI was luckily beaten by RIME-ANCIENT MARINER in a 9 minute Challenge fray.
LEMON was vanquished by SHANGHAI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LEAN HOG savagely defeated ARISTOPHANES in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
PEZ PULVERIZER luckily beat PRISM GLIDER in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge match.
CARAMEL CUDGEL killed TIRPITZ in a popular 4 minute Challenge bout.
THE HOUND viciously subdued FENDER BENDER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GLUTEN FREE devastated BONKERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
USURP IDOL devastated BIG DUMMY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
THE VEAL DEAL defeated TENDER TAPS in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
BLUE HORSESHOE was overcome by PELOSI in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
BRUCE BRENIZER luckily beat BLUE DRAGON BLADE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
PETIT PAIN vanquished UPTOWN FUNK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ARTHUR BREMER outlasted BIRTHDAY CAKE in a dull 16 minute Challenge competition.
TAFFY RESERVOIR was beaten by THE FEVER DREAMER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
THE BRUTE SQUAD was demolished by BODY BAGUETTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WISCONSIN viciously subdued SWISS ALP in a action packed 2 minute master's match.
HUMAN BEAN overpowered FLYING DUTCHMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ICHABOD CRANE handily defeated A REPORTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided conflict.
GRATEFUL DEAD was narrowly defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
ALDON beat L'APPRENTI in a 2 minute bout.
BOMBAY BIKE CLUB overcame WRATHCHILD in a action packed 2 minute brutal master's bout.
CHRISTINA demolished SKETCHY JEFF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ROCK OF AGES narrowly defeated BRAVE NEW WORLD in a popular 8 minute veteran's battle.
EDGAR ALLAN POE devastated SANDTIGER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
EDMUND KEMPER devastated CLAWRENCE DARROW in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HMS CENTURIAN was bested by RUNNING FREE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
SNOW was demolished by LADY MACDEATH in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
AMMOZON devastated BATTLE FROG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
A FUNKY NIGHTMARE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute struggle.
TWISTED delivered the death blow upon NASTY SAND DANCER in a 2 minute conflict.
EFFIE BOMB was savagely defeated by BISHOP in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran fight.
LE FOURNER was luckily beaten by ZIPPORWHILL in a 2 minute gory conflict.
SHRIMP SCAMP devastated GINSU in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided fight.
STICKY SITUATION was subdued by YAMATO in a 1 minute duel.
ORFEO HART was viciously subdued by MOCHIZUKI CHIYOME in a 2 minute gory bout.
IMPERIA PAYNE overpowered TOBIR BATTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BATTLE WAGON viciously subdued MARE DO WELL in a exciting 3 minute brutal match.
VIRGIL lost to KIT KAT in a 2 minute fight.
QUATAN overpowered BOOK KEEPER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BLUEBERRY COBBLER was vanquished by ORSON in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
REP #2 overpowered MARY KRUEGER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
YAK overpowered ARNIE BARKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRANGEWORLD was bested by WITLESS WALRUS in a exciting 1 minute amateur's duel.
HERSHEY HAMMER subdued UNION LOVER in a 2 minute beginner's match.
MARX BRUDER was devastated by POISON IV in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
OVID savagely defeated OUTSIDER in a 1 minute brutal beginner's duel.
THROTTLE JOCKEY handily defeated BONE MARROW in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 26         TOTAL PARRY      114 -  82 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  27 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     20         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  22 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  20         AIMED BLOW        57 -  51 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   16         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         STRIKING ATTACK  141 - 145 - 10      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         WALL OF STEEL     79 -  89 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    93 - 107 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK   127 - 148 -  8      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   72 -  93 -  1      44  |

Turn 392 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       14 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 14         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  8         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 14         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     7 - 13         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  8                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MONGOLIA 5100              12   2  1  126 INTERNATIONAL (554)
STRIKING ATTACK  EIRE 5097                  12   3  2  119 INTERNATIONAL (554)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICHABOD CRANE 4352         18   8  2  106 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
WALL OF STEEL    PROWLER 4350               18  10  0  106 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
TOTAL PARRY      DOOR DINGS 5247            23  17  0  102 BASH BROS CARS (562)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALPHA REV 5213             10   3  1   99 CSU COLLEGE RADIO (561)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WISCONSIN 5079             10   4  1   99 BATTLE SHIPS (552)
BASHING ATTACK   SWISS ALP 5098             13   7  3   72 INTERNATIONAL (554)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       EXTRA USAGE 5152            8   0  0   64 NOV FUN 14 (559)
PARRY-STRIKE     CHICAGO 4801                8   3  0   52 SIMPLETONS (424)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PTOMAINE 5002.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was USKURNTAI 4886.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453, 
TIRPITZ 5276, TENDER TAPS 5139, GINSU 5282, BATTLE WAGON 5275, MONGOLIA 5100, SHARPER 
IMAGE 5173, FEEDER 5252, FAMILY RECIPE 4854, and BOULDER 5215.

The least popular fighter this week was THE MOUNTAIN 4969.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NO WASHER FLUID 5233, BIRTHDAY CAKE 5037, ARTHUR BREMER 5060, 
BONE MARROW 5337, OUTSIDER 5334, MARX BRUDER 5325, HERSHEY HAMMER 5324, STRANGEWORLD 
5319, ARNIE BARKER 5332, and MARY KRUEGER 5329.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

UKKO (45-4780) GOING BERSERK (527)

                        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.