DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2013    Duedate: 01/12/2013

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-661

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENEYE
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5507) [12-9-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENEYE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           
(13-5507) [12-9-0,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAY BEAR                      GOLDENEYE
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5487) [16-34-1,87]         (13-5507) [12-9-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        14
2. MMM BEER! (585)             13      MMM BEER! (585)
3. ARCANE ROYALTY (581)        10      Unchartered Team

                                       PROJECT WARRIOR (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MMM BEER! (585)           13   7  0 65.0   1/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)      8  6 0
 2/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)     143  80  2 64.1   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      5 10 0
 3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     639 666 15 49.0   3/ 3 MMM BEER! (585)           4  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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                        ---===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 660): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, 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 702): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): 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 644): 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 537): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): 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 660): 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 702): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 644): 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 537): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): 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 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, 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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to DULLENS once again!  What's with GOLDENEYE?  He actually beat 
ARCANE ROYALTY's ADELITA, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at CARDOW HUNTERS while they watched GOLDENEYE clobber ADELITA.  She lost 16 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  GRAY BEAR was reminded 
on the sands why THE BEAKSTER is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give 
up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDENEYE 5507               12   9  0    97       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAY BEAR 5487               16  34  1    87       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 ADELITA 5514                  7   5  0    75       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOCK TOP 5510                7   3  0    60       MMM BEER! (585)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIBRARIAN 5508           10   3  0    54       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIST ON GRASS 5515            6   4  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 TOXIC SLUDGE 5511             6   4  0    25       MMM BEER! (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARSINGER 5523               3   3  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 FALLENROCK 5524               0   3  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKULL #1 5527           0  1 0 ARCANE ROYALTY 581   ARENAMASTER TYKO      661  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 The Beakster. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

The Beakster -- Ah!  I guess you were just waiting for the fourteenth win?  My
pleasure to help out. -- Goldeneye

Shock Top -- Is that a golem thing?  The "shocking" top. -- Gray Bear

The Librarian -- It seems a waste for a cute little thing like you to spend all her
time with books!  Men don't appreciate educated women. -- Starsinger

Toxic Sludge -- Gck. -- Fallenrock

Silly Old Coot! -- Mist on Grass

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKULL #1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER TYKOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE BEAKSTER bested GRAY BEAR in a action packed 1 minute veteran's duel.
ADELITA was demolished by GOLDENEYE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SHOCK TOP devastated TEDDY BEAR OF DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE LIBRARIAN overpowered MIST ON GRASS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STARSINGER was bested by TOXIC SLUDGE in a 1 minute duel.
FALLENROCK was overpowered by MORDANT SALESMAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 661 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLDENEYE 5507             12   9  0   97 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       SHOCK TOP 5510              7   3  0   60 MMM BEER! (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAY BEAR 5487.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOLDENEYE 5507.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE LIBRARIAN 5508, 
GRAY BEAR 5487, SHOCK TOP 5510, TOXIC SLUDGE 5511, SKULL #1 5527, ADELITA 5514, MIST 
ON GRASS 5515, STARSINGER 5523, FALLENROCK 5524, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FALLENROCK 5524.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STARSINGER 5523, MIST ON GRASS 5515, ADELITA 5514, SKULL #1 5527, TOXIC 
SLUDGE 5511, SHOCK TOP 5510, GRAY BEAR 5487, THE LIBRARIAN 5508, GOLDENEYE 5507, and  
0.

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

THE BEAKSTER (13-5506) ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

                           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