DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2013    Duedate: 01/29/2013

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-716

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HERMIAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6961) [14-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HERMIAS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6961) [14-4-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAFFY                          SUGAR BABY
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6941) [15-20-0,65]         (12-6983) [4-7-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KAOS FROGS (656)            24
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           19      KAOS FROGS (656)
3. BLUE NOTE (474)              8      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)               3
                                       JIMMIE'S PICKS (555)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KAOS FROGS (656)          44  29  3 60.3   1/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 2/ 2 BLUE NOTE (474)           98  85  5 53.6   2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            6  6 1
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1499 %1395 %126 51.8   3/ 1 BLUE NOTE (474)           6  6 0
 4/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)        772 %1186 31 39.4   4/ 4 KAOS FROGS (656)          4  0 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): GLINDORA of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 661): GOLDENEYE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 709): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 694): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 686): GRINCY of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 576): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 561): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 543): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 661): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 709): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 694): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 686): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 576): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 561): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 543): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 660): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): INSIDIOUS of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Former top team BLUE NOTE was unseated 
this week as SWEET MAGIC moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-0 
record for the round.  KORYNN FROG caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested PROCLUS and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, KORYNN FROG put down PROCLUS, causing him to 
lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of 
HERMIAS, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week KOKO LEAH, at 12-30-1, 
departed RIZTAB forever.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMIAS 6961                 14   4  0   109       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEVENTH 6963                14   5  0    87       BLUE NOTE (474)
-DUKE ELLINGTON 6942          10   1  0    83       BLUE NOTE (474)
 KORYNN FROG 6954              4   1  0    82       KAOS FROGS (656)
 HELIODORUS 6971               9   5  1    71       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAFFY 6941                   15  20  0    65       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MUD MUD FROG 6953             7   6  0    64       KAOS FROGS (656)
 PROCLUS 6962                 10  11  3    63       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLI POLITANA 6952          11  17  0    51       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CHARLENE 6992                 6   1  1    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-KANE TOAD 6853                4   2  0    45       KAOS FROGS (656)
 TATUM 6978                    8   5  0    41       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AESARA 6986                   5   2  0    33       DREAMERS (142)
 SUGAR BABY 6983               4   7  0    31       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 AMMONIUS 6972                 4  10  0    28       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 7010                0  1 0 BLUE NOTE 474        DEMRON THE DARK       716  NONE
KOKO LEAH 6926         12 30 1 SWEET MAGIC 267      HELIODORUS 6971       716   

                                     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 Dizzy Gillespie. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

Eleventh -- And probably the twelfth, as well.  Drat. -- Taffy

Tatum -- Nonsense!  Chocolate is GOOD for you. -- Koko Leah

One of the things Fred was Unready for was half a bowl of ice cream down the back of
his neck.  Ha! -- Nelli Politana

Ammonius -- I should hope I "bested" you!  We keep our kitchen VERY CLEAN. --
Charlene

Hezash the Mouth needs dental work.  Lots of it.  Maybe a complete set of false
teeth. -- Sugar Baby

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was dealt death by DEMRON THE DARK in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIZZY GILLESPIE was vanquished by HERMIAS in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ELEVENTH demolished MARTOS CHARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PROCLUS was devastated by KORYNN FROG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HELIODORUS slew KOKO LEAH in a 1 minute match.
MUD MUD FROG bested NELLI POLITANA in a 2 minute brawl.
TAFFY won victory over TATUM in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHARLENE beat TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 2 minute brawl.
AMMONIUS was viciously subdued by SUGAR BABY in a 4 minute gruesome fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 716 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       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HERMIAS 6961               14   4  0  109 DREAMERS (142)
SLASHING ATTACK  KORYNN FROG 6954            4   1  0   82 KAOS FROGS (656)
BASHING ATTACK   HELIODORUS 6971             9   5  1   71 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MUD MUD FROG 6953           7   6  0   64 KAOS FROGS (656)
AIMED BLOW       TATUM 6978                  8   5  0   41 BLUE NOTE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAFFY 6941.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SUGAR BABY 6983.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELEVENTH 6963, MUD MUD 
FROG 6953, NELLI POLITANA 6952, CHARLENE 6992, DA1 7010, KORYNN FROG 6954, HELIODORUS 
6971, TAFFY 6941, HERMIAS 6961, and KOKO LEAH 6926.

The least popular fighter this week was AMMONIUS 6972.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PROCLUS 6962, TATUM 6978, KOKO LEAH 6926, HERMIAS 6961, TAFFY 6941, 
HELIODORUS 6971, KORYNN FROG 6954, DA1 7010, CHARLENE 6992, and NELLI POLITANA 6952.

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

DIZZY GILLESPIE (12-5792) BLUE NOTE (474)

                           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