DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2013    Duedate: 01/30/2013

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-695

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAVELSHAN KETHAL
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7795) [18-26-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAVELSHAN KETHAL               BRAIN BUSTER
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        XXX BANDITS (614)
(33-7795) [18-26-0,101]        (33-7436) [3-5-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KURELLEU ZIEN                  KARINIRINA
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7800) [18-20-0,74]         (33-7810) [16-18-2,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUMMERTEETH (640)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       33
2. SUMMERTEETH (640)           20      SUMMERTEETH (640)
3. XXX BANDITS (614)           11      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (630)               0
5. BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)       0      XXX BANDITS (614)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)    13   7  1 65.0   1/ 3 SUMMERTEETH (640)         9  3 0
 2- 2 SEA DOGS (630)           117  85  5 57.9   2/ 2 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     8  7 0
 3/ 3 SUMMERTEETH (640)         42  32  0 56.8   3/ 5*XXX BANDITS (614)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    518 514 50 50.2   4- 1 SEA DOGS (630)            5  1 0
 5/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  372 461 13 44.7   5/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4 11 0
 6/ 6*XXX BANDITS (614)         15  23  1 39.5   6- 6 BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)    2  2 0
 7- 7*UGA COLLEGE RADIO (647)    2  12  0 14.3   7- 7*UGA COLLEGE RADIO (647)   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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                        ---===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 of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  SEA DOGS were a 
bunch of dogs after SUMMERTEETH got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with LORTAN FALCONEYE?  He actually beat NIATOLI ISLAND's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, 
and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE SEWING 
CIRCLE.  HASSIMOR SHOMUR lost 10 points to PIEHOLDEN SWEET.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe HASSIMOR SHOMUR will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did 
HULL SCRUBBER wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I 
can barely restrain my enthusiam for THE SEWING CIRCLE's outstanding member, 
Duelmaster TAVELSHAN KETHAL.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  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.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        18  26  0   101       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HULL SCRUBBER 7823           15   1  0   125       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISHWIFE 7822                10   7  2    90       SEA DOGS (630)
 PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856          9   2  0    83       SUMMERTEETH (640)
-FROGGY FOO FOO 7851          10   0  1    82       BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796         16  28  1    77       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           18  20  0    74       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KARINIRINA 7810              16  18  2    72       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 ELT 7805                     14   7  0    71       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858    13  10  0    71       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHE'S A JAR 7804              7   8  0    63       SUMMERTEETH (640)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA2 7857                     12   8  0    48       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465         9   7  1    48       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539         5   2  1    40       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
-WHITE SQUALL 7862             4   0  0    39       SEA DOGS (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE IMPOSER 7553              4   2  0    36       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN BUSTER 7436             3   5  1    31       XXX BANDITS (614)
 BLACKMOMBA 7913               2   2  0    24       XXX BANDITS (614)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEDAZZLER 7440                4   4  0    22       XXX BANDITS (614)
 TORG THUNDERCLAP 7554         3   3  0    19       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 GUNTHER 7439                  3   5  0    16       XXX BANDITS (614)
 WAR PIG 7914                  3   1  0    10       XXX BANDITS (614)
 BYL BONESNAPPER 7557          2   3  0     9       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
-BULLRUSH 7901                 1   2  0     5       UGA COLLEGE RADIO (647)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
R.E.M. 7899             1  3 0 UGA COLLEGE RADI 647 GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539 692   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We're running really short on time here, stuff has come up in the outer world.  So
the personals will be brief (okay, probably brief) and not too personal. -- the
Sewing Circle

Hull Scrubber -- Yep, as expected.  Oh, well.  Tourney this weekend, knock 'em in the
aisles.  I was going to say "knock 'em dead," but... no. -- Karinirina

Fishwife -- Once you started talking, I didn't know whee to look.  Which made it hard
to fight. -- Kielandor Venansinde

Pieholden Sweet -- More like "achingteeth," don't you think?  Not but what it wasn't
tasty. -- Tavelshan Kethal

Elt -- You got me on a really annoyed day. -- Hassimor Shomur

Froggy Foo Foo -- That was... disturbing. -- Kurelleu Zien

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TAVELSHAN KETHAL viciously subdued ELT in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
KIELANDOR VENANSINDE was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute match.
PIEHOLDEN SWEET won victory over HASSIMOR SHOMUR in a 2 minute brawl.
KARINIRINA was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
KURELLEU ZIEN was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute expert's brawl.
SHE'S A JAR bested GRU-SON OF GROTT in a 1 minute match.
DA2 bested BRAIN BUSTER in a 1 minute competition.
LORTAN FALCONEYE defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute melee.
THE IMPOSER vanquished BEDAZZLER in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
TORG THUNDERCLAP viciously subdued GUNTHER in a 2 minute gory duel.
BYL BONESNAPPER was overpowered by BLACKMOMBA in a 1 minute uneven match.
WAR PIG beat FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiresome 6 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  32 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  24 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 695 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856        9   2  0   83 SUMMERTEETH (640)
LUNGING ATTACK   DA2 7857                   12   8  0   48 SUMMERTEETH (640)
TOTAL PARRY      THE IMPOSER 7553            4   2  0   36 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KURELLEU ZIEN 7800.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KARINIRINA 7810.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAVELSHAN KETHAL 
7795, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858, LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465, TORG 
THUNDERCLAP 7554, SHE'S A JAR 7804, DA2 7857, THE IMPOSER 7553, ELT 7805, and 
PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856.

The least popular fighter this week was WAR PIG 7914.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEDAZZLER 7440, BRAIN BUSTER 7436, GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539, BYL 
BONESNAPPER 7557, GUNTHER 7439, BLACKMOMBA 7913, HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, PIEHOLDEN 
SWEET 7856, ELT 7805, and THE IMPOSER 7553.

                           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