DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-361

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXTRA LONG SHIFT
BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
(50-3836) [7-4-0,65]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXTRA LONG SHIFT               POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS SPORTS (405)         
(50-3836) [7-4-0,65]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CACTUS JACK                    EXTRA LONG SHIFT
BOOK OF THOMAS (421)           BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
(50-3916) [7-8-0,36]           (50-3836) [7-4-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS SPORTS (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (421)        19
2. BASH BROS SPORTS (405)       8      BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
3. OPEN SESAME (199)            0      Unchartered Team

                                       PRIMAL POWER (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OPEN SESAME (199)        462 282 33 62.1   1/ 1 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)   10  3 0
 2/ 3 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)    56  60  1 48.3   2/ 3 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)      4 11 1
 3/ 2 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)      31  36  1 46.3   3- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  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

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SNOWBOUND.  MVP award for VERTICAL?  BOOK 
OF THOMAS' proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 15 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  SLUSHY ICE got smashed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and lost 5 
points!  What a putz!  BLOGG fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and 
loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome EXTRA LONG SHIFT.  Aren't BASH BROS 
SPORTS proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates? 
Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  OPEN SESAME was the most avoided team.  Is a 
462-282-33 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are BASH BROS 
SPORTS?  OPEN SESAME, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  Can BASH BROS SPORTS' COLD WEATHER be more popular than me?  
He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  I'm not so sure WHITER 
SHADE knew all the facts when he challenged COLD WEATHER of BASH BROS SPORTS.  I saw 
WHITER SHADE stumbling and dribbling at The Victory Tavern last week...  WHITER SHADE 
lost to COLD WEATHER, but he got 3 points.  COLD WEATHER won, and got 2 points.  I 
don't get it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SNOWBOUND ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  SNOWBOUND is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836         7   4  0    65       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNUFFY 3865                  14   2  1   105       OPEN SESAME (199)
-BLOGG 3863                   12   5  1    97       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REGULAR SEASON 3894           7   4  0    61       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
 COLD WEATHER 3883             5   1  0    57       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUSHY ICE 3895               7  15  0    45       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
 MARBLE MOUTH 3940             4   2  0    43       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 CACTUS JACK 3916              7   8  0    36       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITER SHADE 3935             6   7  1    31       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 VERTICAL 3961                 2   1  0    28       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
-GONNIGAN 3954                 3   1  0    26       OPEN SESAME (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARKLEY 3946                  3   2  1    21       OPEN SESAME (199)
-TELLY MONSTER 3947            2   3  0     9       OPEN SESAME (199)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GENTLE SPIRIT 3944      5  5 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 421   ARENAMISTRESS TO      361  NONE

                                     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

GENTLE SPIRIT was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS TORA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHITER SHADE was subdued by COLD WEATHER in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
EXTRA LONG SHIFT defeated MARBLE MOUTH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title duel.
SLUSHY ICE was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 3 minute fight.
CACTUS JACK was demolished by REGULAR SEASON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VERTICAL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  13 -  4      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 361 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836       7   4  0   65 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLD WEATHER 3883           5   1  0   57 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARBLE MOUTH 3940           4   2  0   43 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CACTUS JACK 3916.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836.  The ten other most popular fighters were COLD 
WEATHER 3883, MARBLE MOUTH 3940, VERTICAL 3961, REGULAR SEASON 3894, GENTLE SPIRIT 
3944, WHITER SHADE 3935, CACTUS JACK 3916, SLUSHY ICE 3895,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SLUSHY ICE 3895.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CACTUS JACK 3916, WHITER SHADE 3935, GENTLE SPIRIT 3944, REGULAR SEASON 
3894, VERTICAL 3961, MARBLE MOUTH 3940, COLD WEATHER 3883, EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836,  0, 
and  0.

               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