DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2016    Duedate: 12/21/2016

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAKARTA FAIR
ARGONAUTS (542)
(74-4544) [14-4-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAKARTA FAIR                   RAVANA
ARGONAUTS (542)                WRATHMEN (544)
(74-4544) [14-4-1,106]         (74-4589) [6-1-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAKARTA FAIR                   SHEWISH HORROR
ARGONAUTS (542)                ARGONAUTS (542)
(74-4544) [14-4-1,106]         (74-4586) [10-2-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARGONAUTS (542)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARGONAUTS (542)             24
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          24      ARGONAUTS (542)
3. LAW DOGS (545)              20      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (544)               5
5. THE FIVE LIONS (549)         2      WRATHMEN (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WRATHMEN (544)             6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 ARGONAUTS (542)          10  5 0
 2/ 2*LAW DOGS (545)             7   3  0 70.0   2/ 3*LAW DOGS (545)            7  3 0
 3/ 3 ARGONAUTS (542)          372 265 26 58.4   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 4- 4 THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)    29  30  3 49.2   4/ 5*WRATHMEN (544)            3  0 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1361 %1494 46 47.7   5- 4 THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)    3  1 0
 6- 6*DARK KNIGHTS OF DO (546)   0   4  0  0.0   6- 6*DARK KNIGHTS OF DO (546)  0  4 0
 7/ 0*THE FIVE LIONS (549)       0   2  0  0.0   7/ 0*THE FIVE LIONS (549)      0  2 0
 8- 7*SAMURAI HEROES (547)       0   2  0  0.0   8- 7*SAMURAI HEROES (547)      0  2 0
 9- 8*THE DEVIL'S TRUTH (548)    0   1  0  0.0   9- 8*THE DEVIL'S TRUTH (548)   0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, yes, a tourney must have just taken place.  Teams and warriors showing up 
from parts unknown for a round or three or five, perhaps.  I had only one fight two 
decades ago before my lovely and talented manager, Medea (she wanted me to say that) 
picked up her feet and headed into early retirement.  The  tourney-only fighters/teams 
weren't a "thing" back then, or at least not as nearly as popular as the current 
craze, but now the sport has evolved and morphed into... well, it is what it is, as 
the kids say.  I won't say I understand it.  But I'm old.  I'm not expected to 
understand it, am I? 
     Various herbs, medicines, peculiar enchantments from my sorceress-manager keep me 
going in my old age, enough to get out there and fight, hoping for a chance at 
immortality--the goal of it all, the reason I drag my bones out of bed each day and 
put myself through the grind.  Maybe I'll make it a few more rounds and get to live 
forever, or maybe I won't.  Whatever the case may be, it's been a good run. 

                                          -- Jakarta Fair
                                             Champion of Dayla Kiv 

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for PARSIFAL MOSAIC, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing 
ATTICUS PINSCHER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was DAYLA KIV's HANVAL THE CLAW, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by JAKARTA FAIR.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that ARGONAUTS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of ARGONAUTS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  ARGONAUTS + Weapons That go Boom = LAW DOGS + Avoid City.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, PARSIFAL MOSAIC would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAKARTA FAIR 4544            14   4  1   106       ARGONAUTS (542)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG SAL 4494                  8   2  0    98       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
 TANE 4543                    16   3  0    91       ARGONAUTS (542)
-REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN 4461    10   3  0    91       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVANA 4589                   6   1  0    69       WRATHMEN (544)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEWISH HORROR 4586          10   2  0    64       ARGONAUTS (542)
 ARDIA LI 4600                 7   2  0    61       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRENSHEW 4601                 6   2  0    55       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TIOGAN CROW 4580             10  10  0    45       SAND DANCERS (251)
 PELDAN DJIAN 4579            11   9  0    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 RED KOGAN 4540                7  18  0    39       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNCLE FRANK 4490              6   4  1    31       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARSIFAL MOSAIC 4607          3   1  0    27       ARGONAUTS (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSTY SABITCH 4596            2   0  0    22       LAW DOGS (545)
-PBN FUNK 4527                 2   1  1    19       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-CHINA DOLL 4616               0   1  0    19       THE DEVIL'S TRUTH (548)
 PERRO MASON 4598              2   0  0    18       LAW DOGS (545)
 ATTICUS PINSCHER 4597         1   1  0    16       LAW DOGS (545)
 JACK MCCHOW 4595              2   0  0    10       LAW DOGS (545)
-COPA WHAT 4594                1   0  0     5       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-LONG KNIGHT 4604              0   2  0     2       DARK KNIGHTS OF DOOM (546)
 INTANGIBLE REX 4619           0   2  0     2       ARGONAUTS (542)
-BLACK KNIGHT 4602             0   1  0     1       DARK KNIGHTS OF DOOM (546)
-DRAGON KNIGHT 4606            0   1  0     1       DARK KNIGHTS OF DOOM (546)
-HIRYU LEE 4608                0   1  0     1       SAMURAI HEROES (547)
-YANG LEE 4612                 0   1  0     1       SAMURAI HEROES (547)
 ZED 'MIA'S SON' 4622          0   1  0     1       THE FIVE LIONS (549)
 MAYA 'LION'S BLADE 4624       0   1  0     1       THE FIVE LIONS (549)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SMUT MUTT 4625          0  1 0 LAW DOGS 545         GARFIELD'S PET        598  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hanval the Claw -- I don't wanna tell you how to run your life, so I won't. Okay, you 
talked me into it. You gotta shed some of that gear, Mr. Claw. It slows you down. Not 
a good thing for your style. -- J. Fair

Madame-U-Tana -- By the knots in my beard and the lone knot comprising your ponytail, 
you showed great... great... well, at least you parried one blow. -- Tane

Red Kogan -- I think five fights in a row is enough for now.  Don't get me wrong, I 
like ya and everything, but I'd like to try someone new.  Ya hear me, Commission?  
Huh?  Ya hear meeee!!!? -- S. Horror

Cringing Cutpurse -- If you're going to be a gladiator, you must stop cowering in 
fear.  The cringing and cowering doesn't look good.  The fans expect so much more. -- 
P. Mosaic 

Argonauts, collectively -- On the top floor of the arena.  I like the view, but higher 
altitudes are always colder. -- Arenamaster Dernal

Sorry no personals last time, our communications went down.  Probably not the cold, 
but who knows? -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Ravana -- Doesn't do me any good to "reconsider this gladiator stuff," which I have 
done a LOT.  I signed a contract.  At least you were fast. -- Peldan Djian

Standbys.  I hate dangerous standbys. -- Tiogan Crow

Shewish Horror -- Predictable horrible. -- Red Kogan
P.S.  We just go back and forth, don't we?

Ha!  Now if only the Street Sweeper will come sweep at our place. -- Ardia Li

AND... the "dangerous standby" that defeated Tiogan LOST to ME. -- Krenshew the cocky

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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

SMUT MUTT was butchered by GARFIELD'S PET in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JAKARTA FAIR vanquished HANVAL THE CLAW in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TANE savagely defeated PELIS THE OLD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody duel.
RAVANA overpowered RED KOGAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
SHEWISH HORROR viciously subdued PELDAN DJIAN in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
TIOGAN CROW savagely defeated DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute master vs. novice brawl.
ARDIA LI vanquished MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
KRENSHEW savagely defeated DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
ATTICUS PINSCHER was overpowered by PARSIFAL MOSAIC in a 1 minute uneven match.
RUSTY SABITCH overpowered INTANGIBLE REX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PERRO MASON demolished ZED 'MIA'S SON' in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JACK MCCHOW viciously subdued MAYA 'LION'S BLADE in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        18 -   6 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JAKARTA FAIR 4544          14   4  1  106 ARGONAUTS (542)
AIMED BLOW       TANE 4543                  16   3  0   91 ARGONAUTS (542)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVANA 4589                 6   1  0   69 WRATHMEN (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAKARTA FAIR 4544.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHEWISH HORROR 4586.  The ten other most popular fighters were TANE 4543, 
JACK MCCHOW 4595, ARDIA LI 4600, KRENSHEW 4601, JAKARTA FAIR 4544, RAVANA 4589, 
TIOGAN CROW 4580, RUSTY SABITCH 4596, PERRO MASON 4598, and PELDAN DJIAN 4579.

The least popular fighter this week was MAYA 'LION'S BLADE 4624.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZED 'MIA'S SON' 4622, INTANGIBLE REX 4619, ATTICUS PINSCHER 
4597, RED KOGAN 4540, SMUT MUTT 4625, PARSIFAL MOSAIC 4607, PELDAN DJIAN 4579, PERRO 
MASON 4598, RUSTY SABITCH 4596, and TIOGAN CROW 4580.