DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2016    Duedate: 12/22/2016

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-706

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ICE CREAM MAN
VAN DUEL (586)
(51-5584) [14-6-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ICE CREAM MAN                  CRYSTAL GOLEM
VAN DUEL (586)                 GIANTS & GOLEMS (605)
(51-5584) [14-6-0,107]         (51-5887) [4-5-1,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHARLENE                       ICE CREAM MAN
AMAZON ELITE (536)             VAN DUEL (586)
(51-5733) [13-10-0,57]         (51-5584) [14-6-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VAN DUEL (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VAN DUEL (586)              59
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          31      VAN DUEL (586)
3. WILDCATS (594)               0      Unchartered Team
4. CANCER (611)                 0
5. SATAN'S BORED GAMES (617)    0      HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SATAN'S BORED GAME (617)   1   0  0  100   1/ 0 VAN DUEL (586)            5  0 0
 2/ 2*HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)    8   2  0 80.0   2/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)        5  8 0
 3/ 0*201507 FTF 03 (614)        5   2  1 71.4   3- 3 WILDCATS (594)            4  3 1
 4/ 0 VAN DUEL (586)            57  30  3 65.5   4- 5*CANCER (611)              2  0 0
 5/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)       310 251 15 55.3   5/ 2*HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)   2  1 0
 6/ 4 DECEIVERS (597)           87  71  9 55.1   6/ 4*GIANTS & GOLEMS (605)     2  2 1
 7/ 3*GIANTS & GOLEMS (605)      9   9  2 50.0   7- 6*SATAN'S BORED GAME (617)  1  0 0
 8- 6*CANCER (611)               2   2  0 50.0   8/ 7 DECEIVERS (597)           0  4 0
 9- 7 WILDCATS (594)            62  90  7 40.8   9/ 0*201507 FTF 03 (614)       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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games.  Former top team AMAZON ELITE was 
unseated this week as VAN DUEL moved up from 0th ranking to take the top spot with a 
5-0-0 record for the round.  PANAMA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested PEARL YETI and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PANAMA put down PEARL YETI, 
causing it to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of ICE CREAM MAN, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TRICORUS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  HOPELESS DREAMERS is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better 
part of last week avoiding HOPELESS DREAMERS.  Indeed it was AMAZON ELITE.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after CRYSTAL GOLEM.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Look no more for PINK FLOOZY in the arena or on 
the streets of TRICORUS.  Its fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one 
at 23-11-1.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter PINK FLOOZY 
(23-11-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  It is now dead.  SAND GIANT must 
hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won 
by CHARLENE of AMAZON ELITE.  Hail CHARLENE for thy victory!  Fate is a fickle 
mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 ICE CREAM MAN 5584           14   6  0   107       VAN DUEL (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CABO WABO 5583               15   8  2   102       VAN DUEL (586)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEUCE WIGALO 5910            12   4  1    80       DECEIVERS (597)
-PANTHER 5901                  7   4  0    74       WILDCATS (594)
 CRYSTAL GOLEM 5887            4   5  1    71       GIANTS & GOLEMS (605)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLENE 5733                13  10  0    57       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PANAMA 5769                   5   5  0    57       VAN DUEL (586)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROP DEAD LEGS 5809           5   1  0    50       VAN DUEL (586)
-CHEETAH 5983                  4   0  1    49       WILDCATS (594)
 PEARL YETI 6011               6   5  0    45       DECEIVERS (597)
-POLLYANNA 3624                3   0  0    40       HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)
 SAND GIANT 5886               5   4  1    34       GIANTS & GOLEMS (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARRIOR FIVE 5995             3   1  1    29       201507 FTF 03 (614)
 IDONEA 6049                   4   2  0    27       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 FAIR WARNING 5938             4   1  0    26       VAN DUEL (586)
-DELTA CANCRI 5966             2   2  0    26       CANCER (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOW LEOPARD 6020             3   1  1    22       WILDCATS (594)
 GRACELYN 6040                 4   5  0    18       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-AFTER LIFE 6057               1   0  0    18       SATAN'S BORED GAMES (617)
-DA TODAY 3626                 1   0  0    13       HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARRIOR ONE 5998              2   1  0    11       201507 FTF 03 (614)
-STRIKE ME DOWN 3625           0   1  0     3       HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ELAENA 6038             7  5 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     CHEETAH 5983          705   
HERTRUD 6050            3  2 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     SAND GIANT 5886       705  JUST REVENGED
PINK FLOOZY 5937       23 12 1 DECEIVERS 597        ARENAMASTER RAHJ      706  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

PINK FLOOZY was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHARLENE devastated SAND GIANT in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
MAJOR NELSON was unbelievably bested by ICE CREAM MAN in a 7 minute Title match.
CABO WABO devastated CRYSTAL GOLEM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PEARL YETI was savagely defeated by PANAMA in a 2 minute bloody competition.
DROP DEAD LEGS vanquished WARRIOR FIVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GRACELYN beat OSKI NOBLE in a 2 minute brawl.
FAIR WARNING handily defeated WARRIOR ONE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
IDONEA vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 706 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         0 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ICE CREAM MAN 5584         14   6  0  107 VAN DUEL (586)
SLASHING ATTACK  CABO WABO 5583             15   8  2  102 VAN DUEL (586)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHARLENE 5733              13  10  0   57 AMAZON ELITE (536)
AIMED BLOW       PEARL YETI 6011             6   5  0   45 DECEIVERS (597)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHARLENE 5733.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ICE CREAM MAN 5584.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAIR WARNING 5938, 
CHARLENE 5733, PEARL YETI 6011, PANAMA 5769, IDONEA 6049, DROP DEAD LEGS 5809, 
GRACELYN 6040, CABO WABO 5583, SAND GIANT 5886, and CRYSTAL GOLEM 5887.

The least popular fighter this week was WARRIOR ONE 5998.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WARRIOR FIVE 5995, CRYSTAL GOLEM 5887, SAND GIANT 5886, CABO 
WABO 5583, GRACELYN 6040, DROP DEAD LEGS 5809, IDONEA 6049, PANAMA 5769, PEARL YETI 
6011, and CHARLENE 5733.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ICE CREAM MAN (51-5584) VAN DUEL (586)

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

MAJOR NELSON (51-3631) HOPELESS DREAMERS (405)
PINK FLOOZY (51-5937) DECEIVERS (597)

               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