DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2016    Duedate: 01/16/2017

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-332

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALWAYS AN ADDICT
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2956) [12-8-0,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALWAYS AN ADDICT               POSITION IS EMPTY
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         
(59-2956) [12-8-0,66]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILLY THE KID                  BILLY THE KID
YOUNG GUNS (316)               YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2969) [11-13-1,47]         (59-2969) [11-13-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOUNG GUNS (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOUNG GUNS (316)             2
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       2      YOUNG GUNS (316)
3. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            0      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)              0
5. BLACK LORDS OF DOOM (322)    0      ODIN'S CHOSEN (267)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HANGOVERS (265)          228 150 17 60.3   1/ 1 YOUNG GUNS (316)          9  2 1
 2- 2 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        303 207 16 59.4   2- 2 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         4  0 0
 3/ 3 YOUNG GUNS (316)          46  43  3 51.7   3/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  6 0
 4- 5 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    31  35  8 47.0   4- 3 HANGOVERS (265)           3  2 0
 5/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)   128 145  3 46.9   5- 6*BLACK LORDS OF DOO (322)  0  6 0
 6- 6*BLACK LORDS OF DOO (322)   0   6  0  0.0   6- 5 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ILLIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see RECOVERY SETBACK win a fight and gain 3 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
KUNG-FU MASTER beat ALWAYS AN ADDICT and ALWAYS AN ADDICT lost 16 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, NAZARETH has 
lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as ALWAYS AN ADDICT takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ILLIS, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  HANGOVERS the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like BASHAHOLICS ANON avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ILLIS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956        12   8  0    66       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAZARETH 2503                33  14  0   125       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    20   9  1   117       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             31   6  0   115       HANGOVERS (265)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755      14   8  0    96       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRISH FLAG 2674              15  13  2    81       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMAN PRETZEL 2926           13  16  6    63       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 RECOVERY SETBACK 3017         6   1  0    59       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM JIM 2927                 5   0  0    56       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 BILLY THE KID 2969           11  13  1    47       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-FALSE IDLE 2984               3   1  0    46       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SIDE OF MOON 2983        6   2  0    32       HANGOVERS (265)
-CALAMITY JANE 3028            4   0  0    30       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-BABY RUTH 2943                3   2  0    24       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026          2   3  0    24       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WYATT EARP 2996               4   5  0    20       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-BELLE STARR 3035              3   1  1    17       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-BAT MASTERSON 3045            2   0  0    16       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-GHAST-LORD 3042               0   2  0     2       BLACK LORDS OF DOOM (322)
-VAMPIRE OF DOOM 3039          0   1  0     1       BLACK LORDS OF DOOM (322)
-DARK-LORD 3038                0   1  0     1       BLACK LORDS OF DOOM (322)
-ARMY OF DOOM 3047             0   1  0     1       BLACK LORDS OF DOOM (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKIPPING MEETING 3049   0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 RICHARD H.            332  NONE
RED DRAGONS-LORD 3041   0  1 0 BLACK LORDS OF D 322 BELLE STARR 3035      330   
HOLY SOLDIER 3008       2  2 0 CHAPEL ROCK 287      HUMAN PRETZEL 2926    329  REVENGED

                                     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

SKIPPING MEETINGS was butchered by RICHARD H. in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALWAYS AN ADDICT was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
BILLY THE KID subdued AGAIN AND AGAIN in a 2 minute expert vs. amateur fight.
RECOVERY SETBACK viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  3      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 332 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956      12   8  0   66 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILLY THE KID 2969.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BILLY THE KID 2969.  The ten other most popular fighters were RECOVERY 
SETBACK 3017, AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026, SKIPPING MEETINGS 3049, ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956,  
0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SKIPPING MEETINGS 3049, AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026, RECOVERY SETBACK 
3017, BILLY THE KID 2969,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

MARGARITA (59-2633) HANGOVERS (265)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LXII

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632 (33-4-1)     1  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RECOVERY SETBACK 3017 (4-1-0)          9  3  0         BASHAHOLICS ANON     
BABY RUTH 2943 (3-2-0)                 7  3  0         SHEWISH MUNCHIES     
SLIM JIM 2927 (5-0-0)                  3  3  0         SHEWISH MUNCHIES     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEAPOLITAN 2971 (1-1-0)                2  2  0  DEAD   SHEWISH MUNCHIES     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDAS PRIEST 2506 (11-3-3)             1  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         0  2  0         HANGOVERS            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RSI CS 2482 (11-4-1)                   2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
ULTHAR 2854 (6-6-1)                    0  2  0         ELDER GODS           

               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