DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2017    Duedate: 01/30/2017

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANUBIS
INCARNATIONS (281)
(52-4436) [10-4-1,68]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANUBIS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
INCARNATIONS (281)             
(52-4436) [10-4-1,68]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APOPHIS                        HATHOR
INCARNATIONS (281)             INCARNATIONS (281)
(52-3627) [10-7-2,65]          (52-4437) [5-2-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCARNATIONS (281)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCARNATIONS (281)          40
2. BLACK DOOM (447)             0      INCARNATIONS (281)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           0      Unchartered Team
4. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)        0
                                       DIFFERENT APPROACH (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLACK DOOM (447)           3   0  0  100   1/ 1 INCARNATIONS (281)       13  2 3
 2/ 5 INCARNATIONS (281)       150 130 10 53.6   2- 2*BLACK DOOM (447)          3  0 0
 3- 3 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     32  28  3 53.3   3- 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        2  1 0
 4- 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       390 345 19 53.1   4- 5 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in FRATSFA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, NIOBE fought THE 
HONEST MERCHANT and gained 18 points and contributed to INCARNATIONS' 5-0-1.  And not 
without some honor, ANUBIS now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of FRATSFA.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Victory Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, FRATSFA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUBIS 4436                  10   4  1    68       INCARNATIONS (281)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOPHIS 3627                 10   7  2    65       INCARNATIONS (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOKAR 4455                    9   1  1    55       INCARNATIONS (281)
 HATHOR 4437                   5   2  1    50       INCARNATIONS (281)
-LACERATED TONGUE 4373         5   8  0    50       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 NIOBE 4430                    7   9  1    47       INCARNATIONS (281)
-BROKEN HEART 4375             5   6  0    41       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLUB FOOT 4435                4   1  0    33       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RINALDO 4438                  2   1  0    17       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
-DOOM-LORD 4474                1   0  0    13       BLACK DOOM (447)
-PAIN OF DOOM 4478             1   0  0    11       BLACK DOOM (447)
-THUNDER OF DOOM 4477          1   0  0     9       BLACK DOOM (447)
-RHANDA 4457                   1   3  0     6       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT           0  0 0                      APOPHIS 3627          355  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

ANUBIS bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute Title fight.
APOPHIS butchered HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SOKAR subdued RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a action packed 1 minute bloody fight.
HATHOR viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory fight.
NIOBE demolished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        20 -   7 -  2      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  13 -  3      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 355 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ANUBIS 4436                10   4  1   68 INCARNATIONS (281)
TOTAL PARRY      APOPHIS 3627               10   7  2   65 INCARNATIONS (281)
SLASHING ATTACK  HATHOR 4437                 5   2  1   50 INCARNATIONS (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APOPHIS 3627.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HATHOR 4437.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANUBIS 4436, SOKAR 4455, 
APOPHIS 3627, NIOBE 4430,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NIOBE 4430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were APOPHIS 3627, SOKAR 4455, ANUBIS 4436, HATHOR 4437,  0,  0,  0,  0,  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