DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2017    Duedate: 12/18/2017

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-667

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OMG
EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3373) [6-1-0,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OMG                            POSITION IS EMPTY
EXCLAMATION! (350)             
(63-3373) [6-1-0,72]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FAT DIAMOND                    FAT DIAMOND
BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
(63-3311) [11-5-0,66]          (63-3311) [11-5-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXCLAMATION! (350)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EXCLAMATION! (350)          33
2. BAD GIRLS (325)              6      EXCLAMATION! (350)
3. BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)     3      Unchartered Team

                                       OKLA T HOPEFULS (281)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)        94  51  6 64.8   1/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)        9  5 0
 2/ 2 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  41  31  0 56.9   2/ 2 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  4  4 0
 3/ 0 BAD GIRLS (325)          153 149 14 50.7   3/ 0 BAD GIRLS (325)           0  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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  EXCLAMATION! had cause to celebrate, after OMG 
got 10 points by beating NOBLE ASSASSIN.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
GOLLY was winsome, after beating CURE FOR AIDS and seeing him lose 5 points.  HOLY 
COW successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of AMEN-TEI.  Does 
AMEN-TEI have no one talented enough to dethrone it?  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of BOMBS OVER 
BAGHDAD should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman 
of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of EXCLAMATION!, so did that sorry team shy 
from BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  AMEN-TEI, I leave you 
now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OMG 3373                      6   1  0    72       EXCLAMATION! (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNO DOMINI 3313              9   5  0    73       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT DIAMOND 3311             11   5  0    66       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 EGADS 3381                    8   1  0    60       EXCLAMATION! (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLLY 3382                    6   2  2    50       EXCLAMATION! (350)
 HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312          11   5  0    45       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 HECK 3385                     4   2  0    45       EXCLAMATION! (350)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CURE FOR AIDS 3346            5   5  0    23       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 SILK SUIT 3370                2   3  0    22       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 BONNIE 3345                   0   4  0     4       BAD GIRLS (325)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TOKYO ROSE 3340         4  4 0 BAD GIRLS 325        ARENAMASTER MALA      667  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOKYO ROSE was butchered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOLY COW won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
OMG savagely defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Title duel.
FAT DIAMOND defeated HECK in a 2 minute fight.
HOUSEHOLD NAME was subdued by EGADS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
GOLLY vanquished CURE FOR AIDS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BONNIE was overpowered by SILK SUIT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  2      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 667 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OMG 3373                    6   1  0   72 EXCLAMATION! (350)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAT DIAMOND 3311           11   5  0   66 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  EGADS 3381                  8   1  0   60 EXCLAMATION! (350)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLLY 3382                  6   2  2   50 EXCLAMATION! (350)
AIMED BLOW       HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312        11   5  0   45 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FAT DIAMOND 3311.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FAT DIAMOND 3311.  The ten other most popular fighters were OMG 3373, HECK 
3385, GOLLY 3382, SILK SUIT 3370, HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312, EGADS 3381, TOKYO ROSE 3340, 
CURE FOR AIDS 3346, BONNIE 3345, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BONNIE 3345.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CURE FOR AIDS 3346, TOKYO ROSE 3340, EGADS 3381, HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312, 
SILK SUIT 3370, GOLLY 3382, HECK 3385, OMG 3373, FAT DIAMOND 3311, and  0.

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

HOLY COW (63-3175) EXCLAMATION! (350)

                        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.