DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PANAMA JACK
ALL JACKED UP (463)
(30-5014) [10-7-2,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PANAMA JACK                    LODESTAR
ALL JACKED UP (463)            OMNITRIX (474)
(30-5014) [10-7-2,148]         (30-5040) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPECKLE                        PVT. PLAGIANIS
RED DOG GANG (356)             LENPROS (145)
(30-4939) [21-17-0,80]         (30-5047) [2-2-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL JACKED UP (463)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL JACKED UP (463)         60
2. LENPROS (145)               16      LENPROS (145)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          12      Unchartered Team
4. DELTA BLUES (374)            1
5. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0      OMNITRIX (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1344 774 41 63.5   1/ 2 ALL JACKED UP (463)      10  5 1
 2/ 1*OMNITRIX (474)             8   6  0 57.1   2/ 1 LENPROS (145)             8  1 1
 3/ 4 WRATHMEN (59)            308 241 14 56.1   3/ 4 WRATHMEN (59)             7  7 0
 4/ 5 ALL JACKED UP (463)      168 157 24 51.7   4/ 3*OMNITRIX (474)            4  5 0
 5- 6 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     97  93 13 51.1   5/ 5 DELTA BLUES (374)         4  7 0
 6/ 7 DELTA BLUES (374)        148 149  4 49.8   6/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)        4  8 0
 7- 8 PACE'S WILD (321)         83  87 15 48.8   7- 6 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     3  6 0
 8/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)       826 %1053 17 44.0   8- 8 PACE'S WILD (321)         2  2 0
 9-10*PHILANTHROPISTS (472)      1   2  0 33.3   9-10*PHILANTHROPISTS (472)     0  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): REPRESENT of ILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 714): MARIA of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 699): MEDAN QUIZZAR of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 702): WHAT? of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): FLAT TIRE of BAS BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 695): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 696): PANAMA JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): MENDAL KORDIN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 657): DANCING SHADOW of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 648): UNCLE JUNIOR of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): GLOATING GARDINIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 542): GYPSY JUNE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): HALIFAX of BOMBS AWAY (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 600): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 714): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 695): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 696): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 657): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 648): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 542): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 600): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): GREEN WITH ENVY of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater)
                   (turn 714): YELLOW BELLY of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 713): REUNITED of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): FLAT TIRE of BAS BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 695): SENATOR SMITH of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): MENDAL KORDIN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 659): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (The Muffin Man)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
                            LI KUI of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 541): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to LENPROS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the ALL JACKED UP 
stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for JACK TRIPER, who flew up 18 points in the 
rankings after mashing SPECKLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  KEIRA was subdued by GENTLEMAN 
JACK and drops 11 points.  Drawing on all of his experience as a 12-3-1 warrior, NEOR 
FEY went for the Duelmastership against PANAMA JACK this week.  Our battling 
duelmaster PANAMA JACK has managed to hold the title, fending off NEOR FEY's none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, WRATHMEN.  Can you believe they are paying 
me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the IAYE arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad LENPROS?  Big bad LENPROS.  Big bad 
LENPROS.  IAYE's afraid of the big bad LENPROS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch OMNITRIX's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from LENPROS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SOONGONE, 
who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in IAYE have no sense 
of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANAMA JACK 5014             10   7  2   148       ALL JACKED UP (463)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMBER JAK 5028               9   4  2   104       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 ELMYDR 5038                   8   2  0    94       WRATHMEN (59)
-CHEVY PACE 4936              13  13  2    91       PACE'S WILD (321)
 NEOR FEY 5019                12   4  1    91       WRATHMEN (59)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK TRIPER 5030              8   5  1    88       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 BLIND LEMON 4946             20  15  1    81       DELTA BLUES (374)
-PACEMASK 4951                11   9  1    81       PACE'S WILD (321)
 SPECKLE 4939                 21  17  0    80       RED DOG GANG (356)
 GENTLEMAN JACK 5011           9  10  2    70       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 BO CARTER 4956               17  16  1    68       DELTA BLUES (374)
-PACESON VORHEES 4891         15  16  3    68       PACE'S WILD (321)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIGH POINTS 4958              7   6  0    58       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEYBOY 4974                 8   4  0    52       DELTA BLUES (374)
 KEIRA 5002                    9   7  2    47       WRATHMEN (59)
 SOONGONE 5045                 6   2  0    45       WRATHMEN (59)
-JOHN WAYNE PACEY 4988         8   4  0    41       PACE'S WILD (321)
 SGT. SPENCER 5080             4   1  0    35       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED ROVER 5018                5  11  0    31       RED DOG GANG (356)
 JACK LINKS 5081               2   2  0    29       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 LODESTAR 5040                 3   1  0    27       OMNITRIX (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEATBLAST 5083                2   1  0    22       OMNITRIX (474)
 OLD BROWN 5031                4   9  0    21       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PVT. PLAGIANIS 5047           2   2  0    20       LENPROS (145)
-WHITE THIGHS 5037             2   0  0    20       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 WOOFLE 5036                   4   7  0    19       RED DOG GANG (356)
-WIDE HIPS 5039                3   3  0    18       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-JAZMO 4995                    1   2  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (472)
-HUMUNGOUSAUR 5043             1   0  0    13       OMNITRIX (474)
 SISTER MARY ROSE 5082         1   0  0    10       LENPROS (145)
-FOUR ARMS 5041                1   0  0     9       OMNITRIX (474)
-JR. KIMBROUGH 5010            2   2  0     8       DELTA BLUES (374)
 GREY MATTER 5042              1   3  0     7       OMNITRIX (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG JOE 5088                  0   1  0     1       DELTA BLUES (374)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JACK LEG 14 5032        5  3 2 ALL JACKED UP 463    KEIRA 5002            693  JUST REVENGED
LEADBELLY 4405         22 21 0 DELTA BLUES 374      PANAMA JACK 5014      695   
NEXT 5087               0  1 0 WRATHMEN 59          BANDIT PRINCE         697  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.

The fiscal cliff is averted.  (For now)  We are back to the real work--dueling. --
Honorable Hafale and Senator Smith

Lumber Jak -- Little did I expect to challenge you, and the "error" may have come
from our blind turn submittal.  No matter, the victory over you has convinced me I
have done all I can do for Iaye, and now it is on to the bigger picture.  I think The
President wants me to be The Ambassador To Siberia. -- Senator Smith

     Ah, yes, Siberia needs all the hot air it can get.

Jazmo, Jazmo, were ya gonna goeo?  The Missouri Flash must have you prepping for the
tournament.  Tell him all Consortiumites send their regards.  Meanwhile, watch your
back; not everyone will be as easy on you as I was.  (wink) -- Sgt. Spencer

A salute to Panama Jack, The Iaye Duelmaster from all The Lenpros.  Well done! --
Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever. -- Lenpro

Jack Triper -- After this turn you guys are going back on my avoid slot.  Well done.
-- Keira

Speckle -- This weapon must be enchanted.  That's the only possible explanation. --
Neor Fey

Bo Carter -- *shrug* -- Elmydr

High Points -- Yep. -- Soongone

Panama Jack -- Congratulations, Duelmaster! -- Wrathmen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEXT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEOR FEY was vanquished by PANAMA JACK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
LUMBER JAK overpowered BLIND LEMON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GENTLEMAN JACK devastated KEIRA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
HEATBLAST was devastated by SOONGONE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GREY MATTER was defeated by OLD BROWN in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
JACK TRIPER overpowered SPECKLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BO CARTER was vanquished by ELMYDR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HONEYBOY overpowered LODESTAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SGT. SPENCER overpowered WOOFLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JACK LINKS was overcome by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory bout.
RED ROVER savagely defeated PVT. PLAGIANIS in a 5 minute master vs. amateur match.
SISTER MARY ROSE demolished BIG JOE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  23 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  31 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 697 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         4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PANAMA JACK 5014           10   7  2  148 ALL JACKED UP (463)
BASHING ATTACK   LUMBER JAK 5028             9   4  2  104 ALL JACKED UP (463)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELMYDR 5038                 8   2  0   94 WRATHMEN (59)
LUNGING ATTACK   JACK TRIPER 5030            8   5  1   88 ALL JACKED UP (463)
AIMED BLOW       HONEYBOY 4974               8   4  0   52 DELTA BLUES (374)
PARRY-LUNGE      KEIRA 5002                  9   7  2   47 WRATHMEN (59)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPECKLE 4939.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PVT. PLAGIANIS 5047.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREY MATTER 5042, 
RED ROVER 5018, OLD BROWN 5031, PANAMA JACK 5014, SOONGONE 5045, JACK LINKS 5081, 
GENTLEMAN JACK 5011, JACK TRIPER 5030, ELMYDR 5038, and HONEYBOY 4974.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG JOE 5088.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOOFLE 5036, LODESTAR 5040, BO CARTER 4956, SPECKLE 4939, HEATBLAST 
5083, KEIRA 5002, BLIND LEMON 4946, NEXT 5087, LUMBER JAK 5028, and NEOR FEY 5019.

                           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