DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2013    Duedate: 01/21/2013

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-723

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARGO
CHURCH LADIES (548)
(7-6091) [18-6-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARGO                          GUMBERCULES
CHURCH LADIES (548)            ADULT SWIM (579)
(7-6091) [18-6-1,128]          (7-6214) [7-2-0,97]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNIE AWL                      BELLAMORE
TOOL SHED (262)                BEACH BABES (309)
(7-3432) [22-19-0,94]          (7-6202) [18-16-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SENTINELS (122)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHURCH LADIES (548)         47
2. ADULT SWIM (579)            13      SENTINELS (122)
3. SENTINELS (122)             10      Unchartered Team
4. BEACH BABES (309)            3
5. THE FIRM (577)               0      ADULT SWIM (579)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ADULT SWIM (579)           7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)          10  5 0
 2- 2 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  93  64  7 59.2   2/ 2 CHURCH LADIES (548)       9  4 0
 3/ 3 SENTINELS (122)          562 400 27 58.4   3/ 6*ADULT SWIM (579)          3  0 0
 4/ 4 CHURCH LADIES (548)      189 140 19 57.4   4/ 3 TOOL SHED (262)           3  7 0
 5/ 5 TOOL SHED (262)          117 110  1 51.5   5/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         3 12 0
 6/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        961 %1323 28 42.1   6- 7*ANIMAL KINGDOM (584)      2  3 0
 7- 8*FORCE VENGERS (98)         6   9  0 40.0   7- 5 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  1  0 0
 8- 9*ANIMAL KINGDOM (584)       2   3  0 40.0   8/ 8*DEMONIC FURY (573)        1  1 0
 9/ 7*DEMONIC FURY (573)         5   8  1 38.5   9- 9*THE FIRM (577)            0  4 0
10-10*THE FIRM (577)             5  10  2 33.3  10-10*FORCE VENGERS (98)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 718): ERBIN PARNAN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 600): KESTRALINE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, 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 722): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JIGGA of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 708): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 707): SPOONFUL of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 673): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 662): NORVANDARRO KREN of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 655): RIMA ADLER of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 606): 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 600): 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 722): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 708): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 707): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 673): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 662): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 655): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 606): 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  18 TALCAMA (turn 707): GURGLES of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, 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.)
               (turn 654): C-PAPPY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 605): DR. ORPHEUS of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, 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

     Greetings, warriors of BONSUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  ADULT SWIM is now 
ranked 3rd with a 1-0-0 turn.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say 
anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well CHURCH LADIES moved up 0, to 
2nd.  What's with SHIRLEY?  She actually beat SENTINELS' GANNUCK, and walked away 
with 18 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at ADULT SWIM while they watched 
GUMBERCULES clobber OZAWINDIB.  He lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  DELLEA DOVER was reminded on the sands why MARY ANN is Duelmaster.  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, FORCE VENGERS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at SENTINELS ain't reelin'!  FORCE VENGERS' 
mad!  What do people see in ANNALEE?  Hers 16-18-0?  BEACH BABES ain't talkin', but 
she's got 92 points.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, ANNALEE, but you have 
to pay your dues.  Being challenged by MARGO, 18 points above you, is dues.  MARGO 
subdued ANNALEE.  I bet MARGO could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, BEACH BABES knows 
who to set their sights on.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
BONSUR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGO 6091                   18   6  1   128       CHURCH LADIES (548)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUMBERCULES 6214              7   2  0    97       ADULT SWIM (579)
 ANNIE AWL 3432               22  19  0    94       TOOL SHED (262)
 ANNALEE 6201                 16  18  0    92       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOUNTAINHEAD 5278            11   9  1    85       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 BELLAMORE 6202               18  16  0    82       BEACH BABES (309)
 DELLEA DOVER 6175            19  22  2    81       BEACH BABES (309)
 OZAWINDIB 6212               14  13  0    75       SENTINELS (122)
 ROSE 6139                     5   1  1    74       DEMONIC FURY (573)
 WOODCHIP WILLA 6144          14  18  0    72       TOOL SHED (262)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA FROM MAUI 6226          14  15  0    57       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALBOA 6245                  12   8  0    54       SENTINELS (122)
 PAM 6277                      4   1  0    40       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-HARVEY WALLBANGER 5737        4   0  0    35       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCURIO 6289                 3   1  0    33       SENTINELS (122)
 RUTH 6246                     3   3  0    30       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 MAULI LAMA 6292               2   1  0    28       SENTINELS (122)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREMMEL 6269                  6   5  1    24       TOOL SHED (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZ 6187                       2   0  1    23       THE FIRM (577)
-GREEN 6236                    1   0  1    23       THE FIRM (577)
-MAIDEN MICHELLE 812           3   1  0    21       FORCE VENGERS (98)
-ESCOBAR 6247                  1   0  0    21       THE FIRM (577)
-BREW 102 5492                 3   0  0    18       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 SHIRLEY 6293                  1   0  0    18       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 SURFIN' SARA 6279             1   8  0    11       BEACH BABES (309)
-MUFASA 6272                   1   0  0     7       ANIMAL KINGDOM (584)
-DARE DEVIL 810                1   2  0     6       FORCE VENGERS (98)
 GANNUCK 6296                  1   1  0     4       SENTINELS (122)
-BR'ER FOX 6276                1   0  0     3       ANIMAL KINGDOM (584)
-PEACE 6256                    0   1  0     1       FORCE VENGERS (98)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WELLINGTON 6288         1  1 0 SENTINELS 122        DREMMEL 6269          720  REVENGED

                                     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.

Our congratulations to Mary Ann. -- Jorja and the Beach Babes

Gumbercules -- Definitely something in the lower intestine.  Ack. -- Bellamore

Pam -- You certainly jumped into the frying pan!  What were you THINKING? -- Mona
from Maui

Mary Ann -- Hmm, looks you got an early Invite.  Tourney fights?  Good luck to you.
-- Dellea Dover, wondering if there's even going to be a tourney this winter

Woodchip Willa -- Chipped your nail polish, too.  Sorry about that, sort of.  I can
give you the name of a good manicurist. -- Annalee

Dremmel -- In a TOOL SHED?  I would have expected you to be on a tool BENCH. --
Surfin' Sara

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARGO devastated ANNALEE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
GUMBERCULES vanquished OZAWINDIB in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PAM demolished DREMMEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MERCURIO devastated RUTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MARY ANN overpowered DELLEA DOVER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BELLAMORE viciously subdued WOODCHIP WILLA in a 7 minute veteran's duel.
ROSE was bested by ANNIE AWL in a 1 minute competition.
MONA FROM MAUI was defeated by BALBOA in a 2 minute melee.
SURFIN' SARA was vanquished by MAULI LAMA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GANNUCK was vanquished by SHIRLEY in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 723 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MARGO 6091                 18   6  1  128 CHURCH LADIES (548)
AIMED BLOW       GUMBERCULES 6214            7   2  0   97 ADULT SWIM (579)
TOTAL PARRY      BELLAMORE 6202             18  16  0   82 BEACH BABES (309)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROSE 6139                   5   1  1   74 DEMONIC FURY (573)
WALL OF STEEL    BALBOA 6245                12   8  0   54 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANNIE AWL 3432.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELLAMORE 6202.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARGO 6091, GUMBERCULES 
6214, MERCURIO 6289, PAM 6277, ANNIE AWL 3432, MONA FROM MAUI 6226, BALBOA 6245, 
MAULI LAMA 6292, SHIRLEY 6293, and ANNALEE 6201.

The least popular fighter this week was GANNUCK 6296.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SURFIN' SARA 6279, DELLEA DOVER 6175, RUTH 6246, DREMMEL 6269, ROSE 
6139, WOODCHIP WILLA 6144, OZAWINDIB 6212, ANNALEE 6201, SHIRLEY 6293, and MAULI LAMA 
6292.

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

MARY ANN (7-6183) CHURCH LADIES (548)

                           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