DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/11/2019 Duedate: 11/23/2019 VALAMANTIS ARENA DM-62 TURN-728 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SIKWIT UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) (62-5064) [10-4-0,88] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SIKWIT POSITION IS EMPTY UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) (62-5064) [10-4-0,88] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite NEOSHA PALMER SIKWIT MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) (62-4823) [15-22-0,67] (62-5064) [10-4-0,88] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 39 2. UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) 9 UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) 3. EQUULEUS (492) -15 Unchartered Team JERUNE (118) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) 10 4 0 71.4 1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 10 5 0 2/ 2 EQUULEUS (492) 54 37 0 59.3 2/ 2 UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) 3 0 0 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 719 800 15 47.3 3/ 3 EQUULEUS (492) 0 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT The Wheel of Misfortune: Kolact DM 10 Overview A contest for Kolact (DM 10) that runs 12 turns (starting turn 889, due 02/03/2020). Squads will consist of four (4) teams. One (1) team per manager. Participating managers may not run multiple teams in the arena during the contest. Premise Master Darque is fiddling with Chaos Gates again, which creates CHAOS and randomness during the contest. Turn 1 (Kolact turn 889) and Turn 12 (Kolact turn 900) will be scored using STANDARD scoring (explained below). Turns 2 through 11 will use a wide variety of scoring mechanisms and will be randomly determined as the contest progresses using a random generator. The scoring mechanisms will be posted in Kolact's newsletter two (2) turns in advance, as well as on the D2 website under the contest forums. Entry Entry into the contest is open to anyone who meets the following criteria: 1) Form a squad. A squad will consist of four (4) managers. No more, no less. This means there will be NO single manager teams. You must choose a name for your squad. 2) Each manager must declare their intention to participate in the contest BEFORE Turn 1 of The WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE contest (No exceptions will be made). Declarations must include: 1) TEAM NAME, 2) MANAGER NAME, 3) PARTNERS' NAMES, and 4) SQUAD'S NAME, and may be submitted by any of the following means: a. A personal ad in DM 10 b. A diplomatic note to Darque Ages (29) in DM 81 c. An email to email@example.com with WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE in the 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. Prizes Endurance Award: Here Is Your Participation Trophy Every participating Team will receive one (1) +1 Bonus Potion for participating in all 12 rounds of the contest and in at least 55 of the 60 scheduled fights. Teams that participate in ALL the scheduled 60 fights will receive an additional +1 Bonus Potion. 1ST Place: You're Awesome Awards (choose 3 from the following): 1. LIMITED Max Damage (one-time only; not perpetual; warrior must be from DM 10 and have participated in contest) 2. Move a warrior from another team (that you own) to your DM 10 squad (warrior must be alive, NATURAL and UNMODIFIED; there must be an open spot via death/dark arena or graduation) 3. Know Favorites (Initiates classed warrior or above) 4. Reroll one (1) warrior's favorite LEARN 5. Limited Immortality (one (1) resurrection following death in DM 10) 6. Two (2) +1 Skill Pots (added to warrior's base; no out of bound warriors) 2ND Place: Ever the Bride's Maid Awards (choose 2 of the following) 1. LIMITED Max Damage (one-time only; not perpetual; warrior must be from DM 10 and have participated in contest) 2. Know Favorites (Initiates classed warrior or above) 3. Reroll one (1) warrior's favorite LEARN 4. Two (2) +1 Skill Pots (added to warrior's base; no out of bound warriors) 3RD Place: The Aluminum Falcon Awards (choose 1 of the following) 1. Reroll one (1) warrior's favorite LEARN 2. Two (2) +1 Skill Pots (added to warrior's base; no out of bound warriors) 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. Scoring Mechanisms Standard Scoring (Turns 1 & 12) +3 Win -2 Death +2 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 -2.) Dark Arena fights will be scored regularly. Option 1: 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. Option 2: TOGS (DM 60) 10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another WoM warrior. 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another WoM warrior. 7 points for winning on another WoM warrior's challenge. 7 points for winning a random matchup against another WoM warrior. 4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-WoM warrior. Do not fight your teammate, you will not get any points. Also, you will not get any points if you challenge a non-WoM 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. Option 3: Battle Royale (DM 18) +1 Win +1 Kill -1 Loss -1 Death No Avoids (-10 point penalty for avoiding) Option 4: (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). Option 5: 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 one point). 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) Option 6: 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 * Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule) * Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points (if there is a tie, no points will be awarded) Alliance Points: * 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.) Option 7: 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) Option 8: Mordant Olympics (DM 1) -- Only Available Turns 7-11 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) Option 9: Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse (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. SPY REPORT I was going on vacation, see? Surf, sun... But what do those bums say? "Hit the road, Debby Tonte. VALAMANTIS needs a spyreport." Oh, well. MVP award for PETE MOSS? MIDDLE WAY 10's proud of him after beating DELTA EQUULEI and getting 16 points. Talk about yer major upsets! DELTA EQUULEI's match with PETE MOSS cost her a loss of 15 points! This Duelmaster is like something else! SIKWIT stopped NEOSHA PALMER dead in hers tracks! I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep. They want photogenic fighters for PR photos. AAARRGH!!! I HATE SPYREPORTING!!! Sorry. I just had to say it. What does a fighter fight for? I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone gets killed. Not after four more fights. What if they had a fight and nobody showed up? I'd be out of a job, that's what!!! Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SIKWIT 5064 10 4 0 88 UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PETE MOSS 4830 15 16 0 79 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) NEOSHA PALMER 4823 15 22 0 67 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DELTA EQUULEI 5007 13 17 0 57 EQUULEUS (492) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARINA QUINN 5060 8 7 0 51 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) SAM URGO 5071 5 2 0 35 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MELANIE PIERCE 5081 1 0 0 15 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Delta Equulei -- Next time is yours. -- Louis Ohia Sikwit -- I guess that was a good fight. For you. -- Neosha Palmer I'm opposed to usury. -- Pete Moss The captured orc is actually an elf? How did this happen? -- Sam Urgo Good. -- Marina Quinn LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SIKWIT devastated NEOSHA PALMER in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight. DELTA EQUULEI was demolished by PETE MOSS in a 1 minute one-sided melee. MARINA QUINN defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a popular 1 minute master vs. amateur duel. SAM URGO overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match. MELANIE PIERCE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 7 - 2 - 0 78 | |AIMED BLOW 2 WALL OF STEEL 9 - 4 - 1 69 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 27 - 18 - 1 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 TOTAL PARRY 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 6 - 10 - 0 38 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 728 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 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL SIKWIT 5064 10 4 0 88 UNKNOWN LEGACY 29 (497) STRIKING ATTACK MARINA QUINN 5060 8 7 0 51 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) LUNGING ATTACK SAM URGO 5071 5 2 0 35 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is NEOSHA PALMER 4823. The most popular warrior this turn was SIKWIT 5064. The ten other most popular fighters were PETE MOSS 4830, MARINA QUINN 5060, NEOSHA PALMER 4823, SAM URGO 5071, MELANIE PIERCE 5081, DELTA EQUULEI 5007, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was DELTA EQUULEI 5007. The other ten least popular fighters were MELANIE PIERCE 5081, SAM URGO 5071, NEOSHA PALMER 4823, MARINA QUINN 5060, PETE MOSS 4830, SIKWIT 5064, 0, 0, 0, and 0.