DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2013    Duedate: 01/28/2013

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-696

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELDERLY WOMAN
PEARL JAM (629)
(4-6673) [12-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELDERLY WOMAN                  SHATTER
PEARL JAM (629)                LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)
(4-6673) [12-5-1,106]          (4-6743) [3-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EDDIE VEDDER                   EDDIE VEDDER
PEARL JAM (629)                PEARL JAM (629)
(4-6710) [8-5-1,71]            (4-6710) [8-5-1,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           47
2. COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)      10      PEARL JAM (629)
3. LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)       8      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUADS (634)          7
5. PEARL JAM (629)             -7      LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PEARL JAM (629)           44  29  4 60.3   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        11  4 0
 2/ 3*LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 PEARL JAM (629)           8  7 1
 3/ 2 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    33  24  5 57.9   3/ 3*ZOMBIE SQUADS (634)       4  7 0
 4/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        750 928 30 44.7   4/ 4*LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)    2  1 0
 5/ 5*ZOMBIE SQUADS (634)        5  15  0 25.0   5/ 5 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    2  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

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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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And one for the road, Kid Koala.  I considered losing, a win on the way out the
door is bound to feel good, but... no.  Wouldn't be fair to either of us.

                                       Jaeger

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  Like, PEARL JAM had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by DOGS OF WAR!  Way to go DOGS OF WAR!  MVP award for BUNKER BILL?  DOGS OF 
WAR's proud of him after beating EDDIE VEDDER and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  EDDIE VEDDER got smashed by BUNKER BILL, and lost 9 points!  Don't 
you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think JAEGER should let DISSIDENT be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said 
JHELUM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  DOGS OF WAR was the most avoided team.  Is a 
750-928-30 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why LEGIONS' OF 
HELL's been avoiding DOGS OF WAR so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Like, is BUNKER BILL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of JHELUM!  
He's got a 18-10-0, 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.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     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.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDERLY WOMAN 6673           12   5  1   106       PEARL JAM (629)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISSIDENT 6672               12   5  1    86       PEARL JAM (629)
 BUNKER BILL 6690             18  10  0    81       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EDDIE VEDDER 6710             8   5  1    71       PEARL JAM (629)
-TUSK 6677                     7   1  1    68       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAN MAC MORN 6756            5   1  0    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SHATTER 6743                  3   2  0    60       LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN TREE 6739                 7   8  0    37       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MIKE MCCREADY 6711            9   7  0    34       PEARL JAM (629)
 GRRR 6724                     2   3  0    34       ZOMBIE SQUADS (634)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIL OF THE DEAD 6727        2   0  0    31       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DENUNZIO 6689                 2   0  1    22       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 ARGGH 6721                    3   1  0    20       ZOMBIE SQUADS (634)
 RAJ FENRIS 6754               4   5  0    17       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JEREMY 6757                   2   2  1     9       PEARL JAM (629)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 6766                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 634    MOUNTAIN TROLL        696  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SEE YA 6767             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 634    MOUNTAIN TROLL        696  NONE
WALKER 6760             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 634    SPYMASTER             696  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Hot Flash!  The Face-to-Face Tourney will be in the 18th, 19th, and 20th of this
     month.  Get your strategies in by the 17th, please and thank you.

Shatter -- You're a GUY?  Heck, I thought you were a sort of castle.  You know, like
the Shatter Dif. -- Bunker Bill, illusions shattered

Guards!  Do you think, does ANYONE think, I care about GUARDS? -- Bran mac Morn

Arggh! -- Raj Fenris

Do these Beggars get some kind of reward for persistence beyond all reason? -- Sun
Tree

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WALKER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JAEGER devastated DISSIDENT in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ELDERLY WOMAN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
EDDIE VEDDER was savagely defeated by BUNKER BILL in a exciting 6 minute struggle.
GRRR was handily defeated by BRAN MAC MORN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHATTER vanquished MIKE MCCREADY in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SUN TREE won victory over ARGGH in a 2 minute duel.
TRAIL OF THE DEAD overpowered JEREMY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAJ FENRIS overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        31 -  24 -  4      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 696 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ELDERLY WOMAN 6673         12   5  1  106 PEARL JAM (629)
TOTAL PARRY      BUNKER BILL 6690           18  10  0   81 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  BRAN MAC MORN 6756          5   1  0   60 DOGS OF WAR (115)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHATTER 6743                3   2  0   60 LEGIONS' OF HELL (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EDDIE VEDDER 6710.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EDDIE VEDDER 6710.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUNKER BILL 
6690, ELDERLY WOMAN 6673, SUN TREE 6739, BRAN MAC MORN 6756, SHATTER 6743, ARGGH 
6721, TRAIL OF THE DEAD 6727, BYE 6766, SEE YA 6767, and DISSIDENT 6672.

The least popular fighter this week was JEREMY 6757.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRRR 6724, WALKER 6760, RAJ FENRIS 6754, MIKE MCCREADY 6711, DISSIDENT 
6672, SEE YA 6767, BYE 6766, TRAIL OF THE DEAD 6727, ARGGH 6721, and SHATTER 6743.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

JAEGER (4-6708) DOGS OF WAR (115)

                           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