DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-708

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRAVER
THE MENTORS (242)
(10-5193) [12-1-1,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRAVER                         SAUSAGE STUFFING
THE MENTORS (242)              TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (571)
(10-5193) [12-1-1,139]         (10-6117) [3-1-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEIMOON FARR                   STRAP ON
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
(10-5985) [15-32-0,77]         (10-5254) [9-5-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MENTORS (242)           76
2. THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)  43      THE CLUB (559)
3. ABOMINATION (393)           36      Unchartered Team
4. VIKINGS (34)                16
5. THE MOONDOGS (97)           10TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TURKEY DAY MASSACR (571)   3   1  0 75.0   1/ 3 VIKINGS (34)              7  6 0
 2/ 2 THE CLUB (559)           116  79  3 59.5   2/ 1 JAY-Z (563)               7  6 0
 3- 3 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      44  34  4 56.4   3/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 VIKINGS (34)             264 206 16 56.2   4/ 5 ABOMINATION (393)         5 10 0
 5/ 0 THE MENTORS (242)        174 139 17 55.6   5/ 2 THE CLUB (559)            4  7 1
 6/ 5 BACON MAKIN' (550)       156 131  5 54.4   6/ 0 THE MENTORS (242)         3  2 2
 7/ 6 JAY-Z (563)               72  66  5 52.2   7- 6 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      2  0 0
 8/ 8 ABOMINATION (393)        305 293 21 51.0   8/ 7*TURKEY DAY MASSACR (571)  2  0 0
 9/ 9 THE MOONDOGS (97)        704 920 15 43.3   9/ 0 THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  2  3 0
10/ 0 THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  24  39  0 38.1  10/ 9 BACON MAKIN' (550)        0  3 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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to KOLACT once again!  What's with REPENTANCE?  He actually beat 
THE MOONDOGS' MONETTE, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at THE MOONDOGS while they watched DARK MOON DOWN clobber HREIDMAR THE RED.  
He lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Ya gotta 
watch yerself all the time.  Even being on top don't mean yer safe.  I'd have JIGGA 
agree with me, but CRAVER killed him.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was ABOMINATION.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at VIKINGS ain't reelin'!  
ABOMINATION's mad!  What do people see in FROST/NIXON?  His 24-22-0?  BACON MAKIN' 
ain't talkin', but he's got 94 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if GUIDO can return from the Dark Arena.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAVER 5193                  12   1  1   139       THE MENTORS (242)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGABORG 5925                14   3  0   109       VIKINGS (34)
 CIRIC 970                    23  24  2   106       VIKINGS (34)
 STRAP ON 5254                 9   5  0   106       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
-ELECTRABUZZ 5242             12   4  2    99       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 EL PRESIDENTE 6016           18  18  2    95       JAY-Z (563)
 FROST/NIXON 5970             24  22  0    94       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 6027         17  18  2    83       ABOMINATION (393)
 DEIMOON FARR 5985            15  32  0    77       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 VENUS 4103                   11   8  1    77       THE MENTORS (242)
-PIKACHU 5176                 10   5  1    70       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 H TO THE IZZO 6015           10  16  0    68       JAY-Z (563)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKKITA 5261                  6   8  0    58       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUIDO 5316                    4   1  1    56       THE MENTORS (242)
 SAUSAGE STUFFING 6117         3   1  0    56       TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (571)
 HOVA 6013                     6   3  0    54       JAY-Z (563)
-VINNIE 6128                   6   1  0    51       THE CLUB (559)
 DARK MOON DOWN 6124           6   7  0    39       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MORE MONN 6111                8   7  1    38       ABOMINATION (393)
 MUZLYMB XTRMIST 6102          8   8  0    36       ABOMINATION (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CERISA BRIGHT 6100            5  11  0    32       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-VOLTEON 5587                  4   0  0    25       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 HREIDMAR THE RED 6148         3   1  0    25       VIKINGS (34)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASTIGHET 6092                3   5  0    20       VIKINGS (34)
 2012 6150                     2   2  0    19       ABOMINATION (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REPENTANCE 5373               1   0  0    19       THE MENTORS (242)
 JUNIOR 6153                   3   1  0    18       THE CLUB (559)
 MOONEYE 6139                  4   2  0    14       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-STOR ULREN 6112               1   1  0     8       VIKINGS (34)
 MONETTE 6161                  2   1  0     7       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 BABY FACE 6159                0   3  0     3       THE CLUB (559)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA44 6166               0  1 0 ABOMINATION 393      BLACK ORC             708  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           GUIDO 5316            708  NONE
DA1 6167                0  1 0 JAY-Z 563            BLACK ORC             708  NONE
JIGGA 6014             17 16 2 JAY-Z 563            CRAVER 5193           708   
GOON 6165               0  1 0 THE CLUB 559         SHEWISH GIANT         708  NONE
LENT 5360               0  1 0 THE MENTORS 242      SHEWISH GIANT         708  NONE
CHEWY 5363              0  1 0 THE MENTORS' TOY 497 MOUNTAIN TROLL        708  NONE
GUM 5361                0  1 0 THE MENTORS' TOY 497 HIGH ELF              708  NONE
WOOKIE 5362             0  1 0 THE MENTORS' TOY 497 BLACK ORC             708  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.

Our congratulations to Jigga. -- Jorja and the Moondogs

Hreidmar the Silent -- Okay, good fight.  For you.  I didn't care for it much, but it
beats having no job, eating out of trash cans, and living under a bridge. -- Cerisa
Bright

Baby Face -- I dunno, if *I* had a baby that looked like that, I'd make him wear a
mask. -- Monette

El Presidente -- Oh.  I thought you'd be an abomination.  And you are, really. --
Deimoon Farr

Hastighet -- Humility is a fine thing, and I hope you will cherish it. -- Dark Moon
Down

2012 -- Yeah.  Damn.  But... I survived it, and it IS a victory! -- Mooneye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUIDO butchered HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHEWY was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GOON was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA44 was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
WOOKIE was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LENT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
GUM was slain by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CIRIC vanquished FROST/NIXON in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
JUNIOR lost to CERISA BRIGHT in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
BABY FACE was handily defeated by HASTIGHET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JIGGA was killed by CRAVER in a 1 minute bloody Title match.
STRAP ON viciously subdued EL PRESIDENTE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's contest.
JAGABORG overpowered VENUS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HUMAN CENTIPEDE overpowered DEIMOON FARR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
H TO THE IZZO was viciously subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's duel.
MORE MONN was devastated by NIKKITA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOVA overpowered MUZLYMB XTRMIST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HREIDMAR THE RED was beaten by DARK MOON DOWN in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran bout.
SAUSAGE STUFFING viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody competition.
MOONEYE was beaten by 2012 in a 2 minute fight.
MONETTE was vanquished by REPENTANCE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  22 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  3      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  23 -  3      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 708 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CRAVER 5193                12   1  1  139 THE MENTORS (242)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAGABORG 5925              14   3  0  109 VIKINGS (34)
SLASHING ATTACK  STRAP ON 5254               9   5  0  106 THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
TOTAL PARRY      FROST/NIXON 5970           24  22  0   94 BACON MAKIN' (550)
PARRY-STRIKE     VENUS 4103                 11   8  1   77 THE MENTORS (242)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEIMOON FARR 5985.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STRAP ON 5254.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK MOON DOWN 
6124, CHEWY 5363, DA1 6167, CIRIC 970, CERISA BRIGHT 6100, JAGABORG 5925, HUMAN 
CENTIPEDE 6027, H TO THE IZZO 6015, NIKKITA 5261, and SAUSAGE STUFFING 6117.

The least popular fighter this week was MUZLYMB XTRMIST 6102.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MORE MONN 6111, DEIMOON FARR 5985, VENUS 4103, BABY FACE 6159, 
LENT 5360, DA44 6166, GOON 6165, MONETTE 6161, EL PRESIDENTE 6016, and HASTIGHET 
6092.

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

JIGGA (10-6014) JAY-Z (563)

                           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