DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2013    Duedate: 01/23/2013

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-674

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FANG
SERPENTS HOLD (629)
(36-7526) [11-2-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FANG                           DENMON
SERPENTS HOLD (629)            PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)
(36-7526) [11-2-0,109]         (36-7494) [5-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTER GRELL                  SERPENTITO
MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)            SERPENTS HOLD (629)
(36-7472) [21-31-0,94]         (36-7542) [9-1-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (629)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (629)         23
2. PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)     17      SERPENTS HOLD (629)
3. STILLMATIC (630)             6      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)          2
5. MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)      0      PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)    6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (629)       9  4 0
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (629)       66  21  1 75.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)       5 10 1
 3- 4 MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)   31  15  1 67.4   3/ 5*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)   3  0 0
 4/ 3 STILLMATIC (630)          31  16  1 66.0   4/ 4 STILLMATIC (630)          2  2 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      256 294  9 46.5   5- 3 MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)   1  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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 718): ERBIN PARNAN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 600): KESTRALINE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, 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 722): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JIGGA of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 708): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 707): SPOONFUL of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 673): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 662): NORVANDARRO KREN of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 655): RIMA ADLER of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 606): 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 600): 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 722): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 707): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 708): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 707): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 673): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 662): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 307): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 655): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 606): 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  18 TALCAMA (turn 707): GURGLES of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, 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.)
               (turn 654): C-PAPPY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 605): DR. ORPHEUS of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Cheese louise with anchovies and pineapple!  It looks like I have to do
everything myself:  duelmaster, chartered recognition leader, popularity leader,
favorite....  I know I'm a great guy, not some greasy little pipsqueak, but it's
asking a lot for me to fill four positions at once!
     What the heck were you THINKING, Venom, to lose to me like that?

                                   Chester Grell

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JHANS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SERPENTITO fought THE 
FLYEST and gained 13 points and contributed to SERPENTS HOLD's 2-1-0.  THE FLYEST has 
lost to SERPENTITO, falling 6 points, while helping make STILLMATIC a 2-2-0 turn.  
And not without some honor, FANG now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
JHANS.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at Lucas Lounge?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in JHANS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANG 7526                    11   2  0   109       SERPENTS HOLD (629)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SASSAFRAS LASS 7558           9   3  1    99       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)
 CHESTER GRELL 7472           21  31  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANFORD'S OTHER SON 7557      8   9  0    88       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)
-ALOYSIUS THE BEAR 7556        7   0  0    88       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)
 SERPENTITO 7542               9   1  0    84       SERPENTS HOLD (629)
-VENOM 7529                   11   8  0    81       SERPENTS HOLD (629)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNCH OF BULLETS 7592         6   1  1    60       STILLMATIC (630)
 THE FLYEST 7549              10   4  0    59       STILLMATIC (630)
 GORAN KOBLINZ 7559           11  20  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 ETHER 7552                   10   3  0    58       STILLMATIC (630)
 DENMON 7494                   5   1  0    58       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)
-ONE MIC 7580                  5   0  0    57       STILLMATIC (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILDRETH LAMONT 7521          6  30  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 JONZ KLEE 7574               10  17  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 ORVAL PAYNE 7582              7  16  1    40       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POLECAT PONCHO 7554           4   0  0    32       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)
-DOOBY DOOBY DOO 7576          3   1  0    30       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATTLER 7614                  2   1  0    25       SERPENTS HOLD (629)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMBLE STALKER 7497          1   0  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (624)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 7612                0  1 0 STILLMATIC 630       KOBOLD ENFORCER       674  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.

Serpentito -- Maybe if YOU came with anchovies and pineapple, it would be easier to
deal with you, eh? -- Hildreth Lamont

Why are the Rirorni spying on us?  The war was twenty years ago! -- Orval Payne

Denmon -- I didn't need that loss.  I already had plenty. -- Goran Koblinz

And this wraps up a 1-4 turn for us, with the only win being Chester's.  Weird.  He
isn't that good. -- Jonz Klee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHESTER GRELL was vanquished by FANG in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SERPENTITO demolished THE FLYEST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
ORVAL PAYNE was bested by ETHER in a 2 minute gory fight.
BUNCH OF BULLETS demolished HILDRETH LAMONT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DENMON vanquished RATTLER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JONZ KLEE was overpowered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GORAN KOBLINZ overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STUMBLE STALKER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        33 -  10 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  32 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 674 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 -  3         8  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FANG 7526                  11   2  0  109 SERPENTS HOLD (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHESTER GRELL 7472.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SERPENTITO 7542.  The ten other most popular fighters were ETHER 7552, GORAN 
KOBLINZ 7559, FANG 7526, BUNCH OF BULLETS 7592, DENMON 7494, STUMBLE STALKER 7497, 
THE FLYEST 7549, ORVAL PAYNE 7582, RATTLER 7614, and DA1 7612.

The least popular fighter this week was JONZ KLEE 7574.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HILDRETH LAMONT 7521, CHESTER GRELL 7472, DA1 7612, RATTLER 7614, ORVAL 
PAYNE 7582, THE FLYEST 7549, STUMBLE STALKER 7497, DENMON 7494, BUNCH OF BULLETS 
7592, and FANG 7526.

                           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