DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/30/2020 Duedate: 04/11/2020 VALAMANTIS ARENA DM-62 TURN-738 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DELTA EQUULEI EQUULEUS (492) (62-5007) [18-22-0,95] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PETE MOSS FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) BATTLE DWARVES (485) (62-4830) [21-20-0,103] (62-4954) [4-0-1,59] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite NEOSHA PALMER MARINA QUINN MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) (62-4823) [19-28-0,85] (62-5060) [10-15-0,49] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ALTERED STATES II (499) 20 2. EQUULEUS (492) 20 EQUULEUS (492) 3. BATTLE DWARVES (485) 7 Unchartered Team 4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 2 5. RIFF'S ALIASES (491) 0 BATTLE DWARVES (485) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*BATTLE DWARVES (485) 4 0 1 100 1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 8 7 0 2/ 2*ALTERED STATES II (499) 3 0 0 100 2/ 2 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) 4 9 0 3- 4*RIFF'S ALIASES (491) 3 2 0 60.0 3/ 4*BATTLE DWARVES (485) 3 0 0 4/ 5 EQUULEUS (492) 59 42 0 58.4 4/ 3*ALTERED STATES II (499) 2 0 0 5/ 6 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) 185 157 7 54.1 5- 5*RIFF'S ALIASES (491) 1 1 0 6- 7*FAVORITE SAYINGS (467) 4 4 0 50.0 6/ 7 EQUULEUS (492) 1 2 0 7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 742 827 15 47.3 7- 8*FAVORITE SAYINGS (467) 0 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE DM 45 VERSION Do you want to join an arena contest with cool prizes, but always have trouble finding a partner? Fret not! I have just the contest for you! No partners needed. Stormcrowe (DM 45) will be hosting a contest for single teams. The rules are exactly the same as the current WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE contest in Kolact (DM 10), but for single teams! Here is all the pertinent information so you can join us for a festive time in Stormcrowe! Overview A contest for Stormcrowe (DM 45) that runs 10 turns (starting turn 424, due 05/19/2020). 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 (Stormcrowe turn 424) and Turn 10 (Stormcrowe turn 433) will be scored using STANDARD scoring (explained below). Turns 2 through 9 will use a wide variety scoring mechanisms and will be randomly determined as the contest progresses using a random generator. The scoring mechanisms will be posted in Stormcrowe'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) Bring a team to Stormcrowe (DM 45). 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 A) TEAM NAME and B) MANAGER NAME. You can submit a declaration by: a. A personal ad in DM 45 BEFORE turn 324 b. A diplomatic note to Darque Ages (29) in DM 81 c. An email to rebelnerfherder @ yahoo.com (put "WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE DM 45" in the Subject Line) d. Private Message in the Duel2 Chatzy channel **NOTE: Failure to meet these criteria by the deadline will result in NO ENTRY into the contest. Your team MUST be listed on the Master Contest List for Turn 1 to participate. 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 10 rounds of the contest and in at least 45 of the 50 scheduled fights. Teams that participate in ALL 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 45 and participated in the contest) 2. Move a warrior from another team (that you own) to your DM 45 squad (warrior must be NATURAL and UNMODIFIED; there must be an open spot via death/dark arena or graduation, warrior must be alive) 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 45) 6. Two (2) +1 Skill Potions (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 45 and participated in the contest) 2. Know Favorites (Initiates classed warrior or above) 3. Reroll one (1) warrior's favorite LEARN 4. Two (2) +1 Skill Potions (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 Potions (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 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 Scoring (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 IV Scoring (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 Royal (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 (DA fights scored regularly; avoids allowed) 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 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 points. -3 points for losing -3 points for being killed (giving -6 in total, -3 for losing and -3 for being killed) Special Note: Challenging during an SPM scoring turn will result in disqualification. 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 ties, no points 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). +2 Successful Bloodfeud. Bloodfeud victories for kills that did not occur during the contest do not count to this total. +5 Most Avoided Squad (teammates avoiding one another will not be counted) -5 Most Avoiding Squad +5 Most Turn's Most Favorite +5 Most Turn's Least Favorite Option 8 -- Mordant Olympics (DM 1) -- Only Available Turns 6-9 The three teams with the best win-loss record from the previous contest turns (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 -3 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 -3). Dark Arena fights will be scored regularly. DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Good try, Delta Equulei, but not today. -- Neosha Palmer SPY REPORT Well, what are you looking at, VALAMANTIS? Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens before? Ah, shaddup and listen to my news. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see PUNCH DRUNK win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly. Tsk, tsk, MARINA QUINN beat CARDINAL FANG and CARDINAL FANG lost 5 points. You're breakin' my heart. And it's out with the old, in with the new, as DELTA EQUULEI takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster. Heh, heh. Doom's Dome, humph! I've tasted better ale at mortuaries. Where do they get this stuff? From VALAMANTIS' trash dumps? He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward. MIDDLE WAY 10, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. Care to know who is the most afraid of you? And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice? Let's see, well, whatcha know? It was SPNSH INQUISITION. Ha ha ha ha! FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. Now was the DM insulted or feared? Heh, heh. Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals. I volunteer for VALAMANTIS' morgue. More variety. Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons? 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. Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DELTA EQUULEI 5007 18 22 0 95 EQUULEUS (492) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PETE MOSS 4830 21 20 0 103 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NEOSHA PALMER 4823 19 28 0 85 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STUNNING RED 2711 7 3 0 66 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER 4954 4 0 1 59 BATTLE DWARVES (485) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARINA QUINN 5060 10 15 0 49 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) SOFT CUSHION 2708 6 4 0 45 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) -GONE FISHING 4775 4 0 0 45 FAVORITE SAYINGS (467) PUNCH DRUNK 5082 3 0 0 44 ALTERED STATES II (499) SAM URGO 5071 10 7 0 37 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CARDINAL FANG 2710 5 5 1 37 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) MELANIE PIERCE 5081 7 4 0 35 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -JODY HIGHROLLER 4998 3 0 0 33 RIFF'S ALIASES (491) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CHURCH POLICE 4959 1 2 0 19 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Stunning Red -- You can soak up a lot of blood with dry moss. -- Pete Moss Soft Cushion -- If I could arrange to fall on you at need, that would be great. -- Sam Urgo Fahter Groundcrusher -- Go crush some old clod. -- Melanie Pierce Cardinal Fang -- YOU! -- Marina Quinn LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SOFT CUSHION was viciously subdued by FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER in a 2 minute fight. CARDINAL FANG lost to MARINA QUINN in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge battle. NEOSHA PALMER was demolished by DELTA EQUULEI in a 1 minute uneven Title fight. PETE MOSS devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight. STUNNING RED devastated MELANIE PIERCE in a 1 minute uneven brawl. SAM URGO was overpowered by PUNCH DRUNK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 3 WALL OF STEEL 14 - 4 - 1 78 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 16 - 9 - 0 64 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 7 - 0 53 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 16 - 18 - 0 47 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 6 - 0 14 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 3 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 738 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 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 4 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK PETE MOSS 4830 21 20 0 103 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) LUNGING ATTACK STUNNING RED 2711 7 3 0 66 SPNSH INQUISITION (191) WALL OF STEEL FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER 4954 4 0 1 59 BATTLE DWARVES (485) AIMED BLOW PUNCH DRUNK 5082 3 0 0 44 ALTERED STATES II (499) 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 MARINA QUINN 5060. The ten other most popular fighters were FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER 4954, DELTA EQUULEI 5007, PETE MOSS 4830, PUNCH DRUNK 5082, CARDINAL FANG 2710, STUNNING RED 2711, SOFT CUSHION 2708, NEOSHA PALMER 4823, MELANIE PIERCE 5081, and SAM URGO 5071. The least popular fighter this week was SAM URGO 5071. The other ten least popular fighters were MELANIE PIERCE 5081, NEOSHA PALMER 4823, SOFT CUSHION 2708, STUNNING RED 2711, CARDINAL FANG 2710, PUNCH DRUNK 5082, PETE MOSS 4830, DELTA EQUULEI 5007, FAHTER GROUDCRUSHER 4954, and MARINA QUINN 5060.