DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 12/06/2017 Duedate: 12/19/2017 DAL SHANG ARENA DM-65 TURN-663 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ROT THAT SMELL (760) (65-7407) [14-9-0,116] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ROT POSITION IS EMPTY THAT SMELL (760) (65-7407) [14-9-0,116] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MOFFIT MOFFIT SAND DANCERS (233) SAND DANCERS (233) (65-7511) [16-33-0,81] (65-7511) [16-33-0,81] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THAT SMELL (760) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THAT SMELL (760) 59 2. BUMPER WISDOM (771) 0 THAT SMELL (760) 3. SAND DANCERS (233) -19 Unchartered Team MY NIGHTMARES (487) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 THAT SMELL (760) 73 38 4 65.8 1/ 2 THAT SMELL (760) 9 1 0 2- 2 BUMPER WISDOM (771) 26 16 2 61.9 2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233) 7 8 1 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233) %1490 %1585 45 48.5 3- 3 BUMPER WISDOM (771) 1 4 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Hail DAL SHANG! Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your deeds. It seems the training can make the difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed out of top team by THAT SMELL, who came from 2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn. And let's see, POPCORN fought MOFFIT and gained 18 points and contributed to THAT SMELL's 5-0-0. HURL LI has lost to SWEET ANELLA, falling 22 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 1-4-1 turn. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ROT remains DAL SHANG's top warrior for another turn. By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blazing Unicorn? He who challenges well, fights well. He who avoids without cause, shall lose for good reasons. My mama told me that one. Well, sports fans, take notice that LIRI TYL AI from SAND DANCERS was DAL SHANG's most challenged warrior this turn. The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. Is it really true that DAL SHANG has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? Just thought I'd ask... Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the sweetest. Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAL SHANG and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until you see my quill in DAL SHANG again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ROT 7407 14 9 0 116 THAT SMELL (760) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KURR LI 7607 16 16 1 93 SAND DANCERS (233) WHIR LI 7608 22 10 1 92 SAND DANCERS (233) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HURL LI 7572 23 15 0 85 SAND DANCERS (233) MOFFIT 7511 16 33 0 81 SAND DANCERS (233) POPCORN 7488 11 3 0 78 THAT SMELL (760) CITRUS 7446 19 5 0 76 THAT SMELL (760) LIRI TYL AI 7515 13 35 0 74 SAND DANCERS (233) -PRAISE THE LARD 7584 9 4 2 73 BUMPER WISDOM (771) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MIASMA 7405 2 0 0 49 THAT SMELL (760) SHRAAAMP 7573 4 3 0 45 THAT SMELL (760) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? LENDO TEN CHARDI 0 0 0 KURR LI 7607 663 NONE PERSONAL ADS Grimwood -- I'll see what I can do about that pesky dragon. -- Jorja Rot -- Heck. -- Moffit Praise the Lard -- Littering! Dropping things all over the arena. Damn. -- Hurl Li Citrus -- Sticky! -- Liri tyl Ai Popcorn -- Tempting, very tempting. -- Kurr Li LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS CITRUS outwaited LIRI TYL AI in a 7 minute master's Challenge fight. ROT viciously subdued WHIR LI in a 2 minute brutal expert's Title battle. HURL LI was defeated by SWEET ANELLA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory master's duel. KURR LI assassinated LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute mismatched match. MOFFIT was unbelievably bested by POPCORN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel. MIASMA devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided competition. SHRAAAMP overcame ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 3 minute melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |TOTAL PARRY 3 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 - 1 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 2 - 0 87 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 10 - 5 - 0 67 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK 19 - 22 - 2 46 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 8 - 0 27 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 663 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: LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 4 BASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 3 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 3 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK ROT 7407 14 9 0 116 THAT SMELL (760) AIMED BLOW WHIR LI 7608 22 10 1 92 SAND DANCERS (233) BASHING ATTACK HURL LI 7572 23 15 0 85 SAND DANCERS (233) TOTAL PARRY POPCORN 7488 11 3 0 78 THAT SMELL (760) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MOFFIT 7511. The most popular warrior this turn was MOFFIT 7511. The ten other most popular fighters were LIRI TYL AI 7515, ROT 7407, MIASMA 7405, WHIR LI 7608, HURL LI 7572, KURR LI 7607, POPCORN 7488, SHRAAAMP 7573, CITRUS 7446, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was CITRUS 7446. The other ten least popular fighters were SHRAAAMP 7573, POPCORN 7488, KURR LI 7607, HURL LI 7572, WHIR LI 7608, MIASMA 7405, ROT 7407, LIRI TYL AI 7515, MOFFIT 7511, and 0. 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.