DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2017    Duedate: 12/21/2017

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-731

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MONTENEGRO
WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
(51-5678) [7-2-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHEETAH                        MONTENEGRO
WILDCATS (594)                 WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
(51-5983) [7-0-2,102]          (51-5678) [7-2-1,109]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

INNOCENT GEOMETRY              CHERRIES
9TH TOMBSTONE (621)            WILDCATS (594)
(51-6111) [8-1-0,84]           (51-6089) [1-0-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALLIES OF RIFF (622)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORLD BLADES 13 (595)       29
2. WILDCATS (594)              21      9TH TOMBSTONE (621)
3. 9TH TOMBSTONE (621)         12      Unchartered Team
4. ALLIES OF RIFF (622)        10
5. MENTORS 17:7 (619)           0      ALLIES OF RIFF (622)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ALLIES OF RIFF (622)       5   2  1 71.4   1/ 2*ALLIES OF RIFF (622)      5  2 1
 2/ 0*WORLD BLADES 13 (595)     10   7  1 58.8   2/ 1 9TH TOMBSTONE (621)       5  8 0
 3/ 2 9TH TOMBSTONE (621)       22  19  4 53.7   3/ 0 WILDCATS (594)            3  2 0
 4/ 3*CANCER (611)               7   7  0 50.0   4/ 3*CANCER (611)              3  4 0
 5- 4*MENTORS 17:7 (619)         7   8  3 46.7   5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 13 (595)     2  0 0
 6/ 0 WILDCATS (594)            77  98 10 44.0   6- 4*MENTORS 17:7 (619)        1  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRICORUS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team 9TH TOMBSTONE was 
unseated this week as ALLIES OF RIFF moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 1-1-0 record for the round.  CHERRIES caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GAMMA CANCRI and was awarded 24 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CHERRIES put down 
GAMMA CANCRI, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MONTENEGRO, Duelmaster of 
TRICORUS!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Look no more for PANTHER in the arena or 
on the streets of TRICORUS.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for 
one at 9-5-0.  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as WILDCATS.  Witness, 
last turn they sent PANTHER, a 9-5-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Fate is a fickle 
mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRICORUS as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTENEGRO 5678               7   2  1   109       WORLD BLADES 13 (595)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEETAH 5983                  7   0  2   102       WILDCATS (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INNOCENT GEOMETRY 6111        8   1  0    84       9TH TOMBSTONE (621)
 GALILEO'S MATH 6108           6   3  1    80       9TH TOMBSTONE (621)
 DELTA CANCRI 5966             6   2  0    69       CANCER (611)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOFIA 5777                    3   1  0    45       WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
-CROSS 6088                    4   1  2    40       MENTORS 17:7 (619)
 30 GRAND 6109                 6   3  1    37       9TH TOMBSTONE (621)
 BANTU 6064                    3   3  1    36       WILDCATS (594)
 SNOW LEOPARD 6020             7   3  1    35       WILDCATS (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANDRE' 6087                   2   0  0    24       MENTORS 17:7 (619)
 CHERRIES 6089                 1   0  0    24       WILDCATS (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIRT NASTY 6115               2   0  0    21       ALLIES OF RIFF (622)
 SLIM JIMMY 6117               2   0  1    18       ALLIES OF RIFF (622)
-B.A.R.S. MURRE 6116           1   0  0    13       ALLIES OF RIFF (622)
-SMOKEHOUSE 6107               1   0  1    10       MENTORS 17:7 (619)
 GAMMA CANCRI 5967             1   1  0     4       CANCER (611)
 BETA CANCRI 5965              0   2  0     2       CANCER (611)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAAB 6128               0  1 0 9TH TOMBSTONE 621    ARENAMASTER RAHJ      731  NONE
DASC 6129               0  1 0 9TH TOMBSTONE 621    ARENAMASTER RAHJ      731  NONE
CHILDISH GAMBINO 6126   0  1 0 ALLIES OF RIFF 622   THE SHARK'S MAN       731  NONE
LIL DEBBIE 6114         0  1 0 ALLIES OF RIFF 622   SMOKEHOUSE 6107       729   
ZETA CANCRI 5969        0  1 0 CANCER 611           SLIM JIMMY 6117       730   
PANTHER 5901            9  6 0 WILDCATS 594         FREEDOM FIGHTER       731  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PANTHER was barely slain by FREEDOM FIGHTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAAB was murdered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CHILDISH GAMBINO was assassinated by THE SHARK'S MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DASC was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
INNOCENT GEOMETRY was demolished by MONTENEGRO in a 1 minute Title competition.
GALILEO'S MATH was overpowered by CHEETAH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DELTA CANCRI handily defeated 30 GRAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOW LEOPARD was vanquished by SOFIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BANTU vanquished OSKI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GAMMA CANCRI was vanquished by CHERRIES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BETA CANCRI was overpowered by SLIM JIMMY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  1      11  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 731 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         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MONTENEGRO 5678             7   2  1  109 WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHEETAH 5983                7   0  2  102 WILDCATS (594)
STRIKING ATTACK  GALILEO'S MATH 6108         6   3  1   80 9TH TOMBSTONE (621)
SLASHING ATTACK  DELTA CANCRI 5966           6   2  0   69 CANCER (611)
WALL OF STEEL    SNOW LEOPARD 6020           7   3  1   35 WILDCATS (594)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is INNOCENT GEOMETRY 6111.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was CHERRIES 6089.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHEETAH 5983, 
PANTHER 5901, MONTENEGRO 5678, DELTA CANCRI 5966, SOFIA 5777, SLIM JIMMY 6117, 
CHILDISH GAMBINO 6126, GALILEO'S MATH 6108, BANTU 6064, and GAMMA CANCRI 5967.

The least popular fighter this week was BETA CANCRI 5965.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNOW LEOPARD 6020, 30 GRAND 6109, INNOCENT GEOMETRY 6111, DASC 
6129, DAAB 6128, GAMMA CANCRI 5967, BANTU 6064, GALILEO'S MATH 6108, CHILDISH GAMBINO 
6126, and SLIM JIMMY 6117.

                        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.