DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2016    Duedate: 12/28/2016

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JINA TYL RAY
SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-1989) [14-7-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIET LONER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SWORD FOR HIRE (124)           
(75-3699) [12-5-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHI HO                         QUIET LONER
SAND DANCERS (67)              SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-3663) [15-23-1,69]         (75-3699) [12-5-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        34
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           15      CRITICALS (13)
3. U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)      0      Unchartered Team
4. CRITICALS (13)             -29
                                       KIWI CONNECTION (214)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)    5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     10  4 0
 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           233 134 22 63.5   2/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 3/ 3 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     153 108  6 58.6   3- 3*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   5  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1189 %1659 35 41.7   4/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            4  4 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for JADE MOUNTAIN.  MVP award for QUIET LONER? 
SWORD FOR HIRE's proud of him after beating BARRELS and getting 17 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  BARRELS got smashed by QUIET LONER, and lost 9 points!  
Was that a tear I saw in JINA TYL RAY's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't VICIOUS SLASH fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  CRITICALS was 
the most avoided team.  Is a 233-134-22 record really that scary?  I don't know what 
SWORD FOR HIRE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
CRITICALS, that's fer sher.  Like, is BARRELS popular, or what?  He was challenged 
the most in all of JADE MOUNTAIN!  He's got a 19-11-1, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JINA TYL RAY 1989            14   7  1   102       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIET LONER 3699             12   5  0   105       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 VICIOUS SLASH 3696           11   9  2    92       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRELS 3683                 19  11  1    80       CRITICALS (13)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)
 CHI HO 3663                  15  23  1    69       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                 12  11  0    61       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEO NOIR 3752                 5   0  0    55       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 BLACK ICE 3726                6   4  0    41       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 GOTHIC 3751                   4   1  0    40       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHAO 3736                5   5  0    23       SAND DANCERS (67)
-FULL FORCE 3714               1   1  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
-PETE PRONGHORN 3729           1   0  0    20       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-VERITABLE WALL 3713           1   0  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
-RON RHINO 3732                1   0  0    20       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-TOM TAPIR 3730                1   0  0    18       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 HAN KI 3746                   2   6  1    14       SAND DANCERS (67)
-LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731           1   0  0    11       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-OPRAH OKAPI 3728              1   0  0    10       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 HOTDOG 3755                   1   1  0     7       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEADOWLARK 3694        10 11 0 SAND DANCERS 67      VICIOUS SLASH 3696    591   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Han Ki -- It's a sticky mess gluing those gargoyles onto my armor.  But it's all about 
the image, you know.  Image is everything, or so the publicists say. And what's a 
gladiator without a publicist, I ask you?  Why, he's a mere brute, a savage of the 
sands, I say. -- Gothic 

Jorja -- Something tells me you could if you wanted to, but for some unknown reason... 
-- Angus 

Rumbler -- I know, I know.  Best 2 of 3? -- Black Ice 

Chi Ho -- Secret admirer is code-speak for stalker these days.  Avoid them at all 
costs. -- Jina tyl Ray 

Lady Chao -- I'm hip, I'm now, I'm happenin'.  That's Neo Noir.  Old Noir is passe.  
Get with the groove, or you'll fall prey to the dilettantism of modern day life. -- 
Neo 

Zelban Swordbiter -- For this one turn you did not bite onto a sword, you bit onto a 
hammer.  Ha ha.  Get it?  Hammer?  Sword?  Thank you. -- Neo 

Han Ki -- Is this the part where I wind up fighting you four turns in a row? -- Gothic 

Black Ice -- (growling)  You've got the season for it. -- Rumbler the Disgruntled

Full Force -- At least I'll have one win over you when you begin climbing the ranks.  
Glad you didn't die; pipsqueaks do that too often. -- Lady Chao

Barrels -- Ooooh, I hate that.  You got "frantically careless" and still WON?  Damn. 
-- Chi Ho

Gothic -- There was no need to BLOW YOUR NOSE at me! -- Han Ki

Oprah Okapi -- You won't meet ME in your bathtub, you can count on that. -- Hotdog
P.S.  I guess I need to practice cutting the mustard.

Our congratulations to Samurai, who looks like a TC in Primus, and to Secure Defense, 
a TV in Dead Challengers.  Plus, a salute to all the others who entered that tourney. 
-- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

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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

QUIET LONER devastated BARRELS in a 3 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
BLACK ICE was subdued by RUMBLER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
VICIOUS SLASH was subdued by JINA TYL RAY in a 1 minute Title fight.
CHI HO won victory over GOTHIC in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
NEO NOIR overpowered LADY CHAO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAN KI bested LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute brawl.
HOTDOG won victory over LIGHTFINGER LU in a tiresome 5 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 593 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  JINA TYL RAY 1989          14   7  1  102 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
AIMED BLOW       QUIET LONER 3699           12   5  0  105 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               19  11  1   80 CRITICALS (13)
BASHING ATTACK   RUMBLER 3693               12  11  0   61 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726              6   4  0   41 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOTHIC 3751                 4   1  0   40 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHI HO 3663.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
QUIET LONER 3699.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUMBLER 3693, JINA TYL 
RAY 1989, CHI HO 3663, NEO NOIR 3752, HAN KI 3746, BLACK ICE 3726, VICIOUS SLASH 
3696, GOTHIC 3751, BARRELS 3683, and LADY CHAO 3736.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTDOG 3755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADY CHAO 3736, BARRELS 3683, GOTHIC 3751, VICIOUS SLASH 3696, BLACK 
ICE 3726, HAN KI 3746, NEO NOIR 3752, CHI HO 3663, JINA TYL RAY 1989, and RUMBLER 
3693.

               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