DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/30/2017 Duedate: 12/13/2017 JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA DM-75 TURN-618 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS COLD STEEL CRITICALS (13) (75-3762) [9-3-0,99] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader COLD STEEL JARHEAD CRITICALS (13) SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) (75-3762) [9-3-0,99] (75-3786) [2-0-0,33] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite RUMBLER COLD STEEL SAND DANCERS (67) CRITICALS (13) (75-3693) [16-32-0,80] (75-3762) [9-3-0,99] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SHEWISH BUFFET (297) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 20 2. CRITICALS (13) 15 CRITICALS (13) 3. SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) 14 Unchartered Team 4. SAND DANCERS (67) 3 SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) 2 0 0 100 1/ 1 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 10 2 1 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13) 271 162 23 62.6 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13) 3 4 0 3/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 53 72 4 42.4 3/ 4*SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) 2 0 0 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67) %1234 %1739 37 41.5 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67) 2 13 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly JADE MOUNTAIN games. PATTY MELT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HOTDOG and was awarded 17 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, TO-FU BACKSTABBER put down HAN KI, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process. Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, FULL FORCE has lost the title of Duelmaster. This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper. All hail COLD STEEL, Duelmaster of JADE MOUNTAIN! Would you believe that over half of the old women in JADE MOUNTAIN seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city JADE MOUNTAIN. I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's challenge seeking began. SHEWISH BUFFET is feared. This much I can say. If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of SATAN'S SOLDIERS last week. Busy avoiding SHEWISH BUFFET? Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! LADY CHAO, may you forever slay thy enemies with impunity as you did GUPPY. Are there none left in WE WANT RAISES who hold honor as a virtue? 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 JADE MOUNTAIN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as ugly! Don't let your reputation slip! Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! Till we meet again, remember: a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME COLD STEEL 3762 9 3 0 99 CRITICALS (13) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FULL FORCE 3714 8 1 0 97 CRITICALS (13) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LADY CHAO 3736 18 17 1 86 SAND DANCERS (67) RUMBLER 3693 16 32 0 80 SAND DANCERS (67) -GLEAMING BLADE 3761 7 4 0 76 CRITICALS (13) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HAN KI 3746 12 21 1 58 SAND DANCERS (67) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PATTY MELT 3660 4 1 0 50 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) HOTDOG 3755 9 18 0 45 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JARHEAD 3786 2 0 0 33 SATAN'S SOLDIERS (332) HAI TAI 3769 6 10 0 28 SAND DANCERS (67) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NANA PANCAKE 3757 2 1 1 10 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) UNTAMED 3787 0 1 0 1 CRITICALS (13) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DAHL 3788 0 1 0 CRITICALS 13 JADE WARRIOR 618 NONE GUPPY 3775 5 2 0 WE WANT RAISES 12 LADY CHAO 3736 614 NOT REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Strawberry Jhans -- Don't let 'em tell you that "adding other fruits is good." It isn't. Strawberries should stand alone. -- Rumbler Full Force -- Tcha. You, sir, are no gentleman. -- Lady Chao Full Force -- And Chao isn't really a lady, either, so you're even on that. -- Han Ki Cold Steel -- You need someone to warm you up. -- Han Ki Patty Melt -- Wrong kind of cheese? You didn't melt at all. -- Hai Tai And a loss to a standby for an oh-fer turn. Bah. -- Hotdog LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DAHL was dealt death by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. COLD STEEL vanquished RUMBLER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle. LADY CHAO overpowered MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute mismatched duel. HAN KI was devastated by TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. HOTDOG was demolished by PATTY MELT in a 1 minute mismatched competition. HAI TAI was vanquished by JARHEAD in a 2 minute mismatched fight. NANA PANCAKE beat UNTAMED in a 1 minute amateur's brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 0 - 0 100 | |AIMED BLOW 2 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 1 - 0 83 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 15 - 8 - 1 65 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 8 - 0 53 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 14 - 0 42 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 7 - 0 30 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 2 - 15 - 1 12 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 618 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 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK COLD STEEL 3762 9 3 0 99 CRITICALS (13) AIMED BLOW LADY CHAO 3736 18 17 1 86 SAND DANCERS (67) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is RUMBLER 3693. The most popular warrior this turn was DAHL 3788. The ten other most popular fighters were COLD STEEL 3762, PATTY MELT 3660, LADY CHAO 3736, HAI TAI 3769, JARHEAD 3786, NANA PANCAKE 3757, RUMBLER 3693, HAN KI 3746, HOTDOG 3755, and UNTAMED 3787. The least popular fighter this week was UNTAMED 3787. The other ten least popular fighters were HOTDOG 3755, HAN KI 3746, RUMBLER 3693, NANA PANCAKE 3757, JARHEAD 3786, HAI TAI 3769, LADY CHAO 3736, PATTY MELT 3660, COLD STEEL 3762, and DAHL 3788. 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.