DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2013    Duedate: 01/30/2013

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-724

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREQUENT FLAYER
GENERATION X (416)
(3-7027) [15-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREQUENT FLAYER                MOONBAT
GENERATION X (416)             POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)
(3-7027) [15-1-0,109]          (3-6877) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKADI                          KANDARESRON VARN
AESIR (164)                    GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-7172) [15-18-0,87]          (3-7257) [12-7-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BLACK COMPANY (525)     45
2. N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)      36      VEGGIES (591)
3. AESIR (164)                 25      Unchartered Team
4. POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)      15
5. GENERATION X (416)           8      POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 VEGGIES (591)             59  29  3 67.0   2/ 2 AESIR (164)               7  4 0
 3- 3 NUMBERS (663)             28  22  1 56.0   3/ 4 THE BLACK COMPANY (525)   7  5 0
 4/ 4 GENERATION X (416)       285 230 23 55.3   4/ 3 GENERATION X (416)        6  2 1
 5- 5 PASTA (616)              160 149 14 51.8   5/10 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)    3  7 0
 6/ 7 AESIR (164)              776 769 49 50.2   6/ 8*POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)    2  1 0
 7/ 6 F IS FOR... 2 (650)       17  17  0 50.0   7/ 9 VEGGIES (591)             1  2 0
 8/ 8 THE BLACK COMPANY (525)   95 108  7 46.8   8- 5 PASTA (616)               1  2 0
 9/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      829 %1136 24 42.2   9/ 7 F IS FOR... 2 (650)       1  2 0
10/10 N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)    41  97  1 29.7  10- 6 NUMBERS (663)             1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 718): ERBIN PARNAN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 601): FORBIDDEN FRUIT of MISNOMERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 723): FREQUENT FLAYER of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 695): JAEGER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 719): BUZZ KILL of HOOKED ON COFFEE (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 714): HARD CORE of INK & STEEL FOREVER (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 723): MARGO of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JIGGA of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 709): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 708): SPOONFUL of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 674): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 663): ARGONATH of PILLAR OF KINGS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 656): ELIFAS KENT of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 607): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 552): NEEVAN POVAR of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 600): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 718): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 601): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 723): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 695): PEARL JAM (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 719): SHADY LADYS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 714): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 723): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 709): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 708): TOON INN (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 374): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 663): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 656): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 607): VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 600) DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 717): ALLANA LORIMER of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 695): JAEGER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 694): KID KOALA of COLLEGE RADIO #4 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 722): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JIGGA of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 708): SPOONFUL of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
                           DAGAN of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 655): RIMA ADLER of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 551): MOOSEHEAD of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
                               KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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.  A stormcloud 
is brewing over the NUMBERS guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 
0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 2-3-0 outing, 
N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  THE BLACK COMPANY is no joke 
as it posted a 3-1-0 week advancing from 4th place to 3rd place.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for STAINLESS STEEL, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing 
ARUGULA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was ARUGULA, who dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with STAINLESS STEEL.  Well, everybody's pal FREQUENT FLAYER moved his record to 
15-1-0 by defeating M. CHARDINEE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 
recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid AESIR, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does OSKSI really have that many liars?  
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch F IS FOR... 2's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from AESIR.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, FENTANAYL would be president.  Although it may be a contest it 
doesn't want to win.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying 
FENTANAYL will do.  It challenged 24 points down to trash VITHAR.  I just want to 
congratulate VITHAR on beating FENTANAYL.  He overcame his superior-ranked opponent 
and gained 23 points.  Congrats!  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that 
had WHISPER challenge up 30 points in the rankings to take on SKADI?  To the crowd's 
chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', SKADI was taken out by the lower-ranked WHISPER.  
(Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in OSKSI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREQUENT FLAYER 7027         15   1  0   109       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITHAR 7279                  12   6  0    98       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKADI 7172                   15  18  0    87       AESIR (164)
-HIGHLIGHT FILM 7205          10   4  1    84       GENERATION X (416)
 FENTANAYL 7198               16  15  0    79       F IS FOR... 2 (650)
 WHISPER 7315                  9   0  0    77       THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
-46 7309                       7   3  0    71       NUMBERS (663)
 BRUNHILDE 7278               12   6  2    68       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVEN 6040                    7   6  0    65       THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
-5 7305                        8   2  1    62       NUMBERS (663)
 STAINLESS STEEL 7220          8  10  1    60       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 MERISANDARA TIRON 7245       11  11  0    57       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAVIOLI 7192                  6   4  1    54       PASTA (616)
-ROTELLE 7174                  9   8  0    53       PASTA (616)
 L.T. WALLBANGER 7177          8  21  0    53       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONBAT 6877                  4   0  0    53       POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)
 KANDARESRON VARN 7257        12   7  0    52       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MELONDARION NORIS 7234       13  10  0    49       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ARUGULA 7180                 11  10  1    44       VEGGIES (591)
 NANCY 7201                    8  13  0    43       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID 7199                    6  15  0    33       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)
 KEAMRON VRO 7320              4   5  0    31       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SMOKE 6039                    2  11  1    31       THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
-RIGATONI 7317                 2   2  0    30       PASTA (616)
 DORATEA SORJAK 7326           4   2  0    26       THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
-BRONO 7334                    3   1  0    26       AESIR (164)
 JUNKFOOD JUNKIE 7282          5   8  0    25       N.G.O.A. KNIGHTS (648)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRYKER 7318                  4   2  0    23       THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
 BUBBLICIOUS 7350              2   0  0    19       GENERATION X (416)
-7 7314                        5   3  0    18       NUMBERS (663)
-33 7308                       4   6  0    18       NUMBERS (663)
-69 7307                       3   7  0    16       NUMBERS (663)
-FOSINOPRIL 7195               1   0  0     8       F IS FOR... 2 (650)
 MARISONDRA KENDRA 7336        1   3  0     6       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WACKO 6873              0  1 0 POLITICAL ASYLUM 629 BANDIT PRINCE         724  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Raven -- I guess experience can win fights.  Phew. -- Arugula

We're running really short on time here, stuff has come up in the outer world.  So
the personals will be brief (okay, probably brief) and not too personal. -- Games
Library

Brunhilde -- Well, of course.  I can't carry a tune in a bucket, after all. --
Merisandara Tiron, wondering if there ARE buckets made for carrying tunes

Whisper -- I didn't even hear you coming. -- Kandaresron Varn

Smoke -- (cough cough) -- Keamron Vro

Brono -- Nothing like a glaring mis-match. -- Melondarion Noris

Bubblicious -- That's revolting. -- Marisondra Kendra

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WACKO was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FENTANAYL was vanquished by VITHAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WHISPER luckily beat SKADI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
RAVEN overpowered MELONDARION NORIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMOKE was viciously subdued by KANDARESRON VARN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
FREQUENT FLAYER devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BRUNHILDE overcame L.T. WALLBANGER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
ARUGULA was vanquished by STAINLESS STEEL in a 2 minute uneven duel.
MERISANDARA TIRON vanquished DAVID in a action packed 3 minute uneven fight.
MOONBAT overpowered KEAMRON VRO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
NANCY beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute fight.
JUNKFOOD JUNKIE was luckily beaten by DORATEA SORJAK in a 8 minute bloody match.
BUBBLICIOUS slimly won victory over MARISONDRA KENDRA in a 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  18 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  34 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 724 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FREQUENT FLAYER 7027       15   1  0  109 GENERATION X (416)
BASHING ATTACK   VITHAR 7279                12   6  0   98 AESIR (164)
SLASHING ATTACK  FENTANAYL 7198             16  15  0   79 F IS FOR... 2 (650)
WALL OF STEEL    WHISPER 7315                9   0  0   77 THE BLACK COMPANY (525)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOONBAT 6877                4   0  0   53 POLITICAL ASYLUM (629)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARUGULA 7180               11  10  1   44 VEGGIES (591)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKADI 7172.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KANDARESRON VARN 7257.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERISANDARA TIRON 
7245, BUBBLICIOUS 7350, STAINLESS STEEL 7220, MOONBAT 6877, SKADI 7172, FREQUENT 
FLAYER 7027, BRUNHILDE 7278, NANCY 7201, MARISONDRA KENDRA 7336, and VITHAR 7279.

The least popular fighter this week was DORATEA SORJAK 7326.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUNKFOOD JUNKIE 7282, KEAMRON VRO 7320, DAVID 7199, SMOKE 6039, 
MELONDARION NORIS 7234, FENTANAYL 7198, WACKO 6873, ARUGULA 7180, L.T. WALLBANGER 
7177, and RAVEN 6040.

                           AVOIDS, BLOODFEUDS, & CHALLENGES

                                       by Pagan

     Ever wonder how the whole challenge/avoid thing works?
     Who you fight depends on exactly how it works.  We will never know exactly how it 
works unless we can get a look at the coding for the program, but this is how I think 
it works:

The Situation:
     The system allows a warrior to make two separate challenges and two distinct 
avoids.
     Avoids are distinct in that they MUST indicate a specific team to be avoided, so 
a "double avoid" indicates a single team twice, which by default means you are 
avoiding one team.  In this case, the second avoid is a duplicate and therefore a 
waste of an avoid.
     Challenges are to specific warriors.  You have a first challenge, and then you 
have a second challenge.

The Process:
     First the computer removes all Dark Arena challengers from the list of available 
warriors.
     Second, the computer checks for WHO fights WHO by going though all TVs and 
bloodfeuds, which are 100% sure to go through except in four instances:
     1. the warrior challenged does not fight,
     2. the warrior challenged is also making a bloodfeud or TV challenge and that 
challenge has already been assigned,
     3. the warrior has already been assigned to a Dark Arena fight,
     4. that warrior has declared your team to be one of his warrior's avoids, 
reducing your challenge to 50%.
     Third, the computer assesses all the regular first-challenge warriors and assigns 
fights.  All other challenges are at 100% chance of success except in a few instances:  
warrior challenged is going to the DA, warrior challenged is involved in a previously 
assigned challenge, warrior challenged is not running this turn, or warrior challenged 
has avoided your team at 50% chance to avoid.
     Fourth, the computer assesses and assigns all secondary challenges of warriors 
not so far assigned for bloodfeuds and TVs.
     Fifth, the computer assesses and assigns all the regular second challenges.
     Sixth, the computer assigns random matchups in each available class starting with 
the highest class first.
     Seventh, the computer finds the remaining warriors that have successfully avoided 
all first and second challenges and/or who also did not get randomly assigned, AND for 
whom no more available warriors remain in their class for random pairing.  All of 
these warriors get RSI-generated warriors to fight based on their class.
     So, if I'm right and avoids reduce the chance for a challenge to 50%, then:
     In the absence of an avoid
          single challenge = 100% success
          double challenge = 100% success, then an additional 100% success
     Where an avoid is involved
          single challenge vs avoid = 50% success
          double challenge vs avoid = 75% (chance to avoid is 0.5 * 0.5 = 0.25; 1 - 
0.25 = 75% chance to succeed

     Bloodfeuds and TVs may increase the percentage chance of success above 100%, or 
they may not.  I feel that their increased ability to get through is based solely on 
the way the computer assigns challenges.  They are first, so they are most likely to 
go through.  The 100% chance for a challenge to succeed is 100% if it's a TV bloodfeud 
and you are the first one to get assigned a fight that day because you are also the 
Duelmaster.  But after that the chances start to diminish rapidly.
     The run-through for second challenges theoretically means your challenge should 
be 100% but it's not the case if you are the LAST guy the computer goes to for finding 
challenges.
     If you don't double challenge, you significantly lower your chance to get your 
challenge through.  The second challenge is not equal to the first challenge.

Pagan