DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-645

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARCHERS OF LOAF
UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)
(43-4837) [9-0-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIRK DIGGLER                   ARCHERS OF LOAF
BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)            UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)
(43-3962) [7-4-0,103]          (43-4837) [9-0-0,110]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KHARIJANH                      MOUNTAIN ROLL
THE FAMILY (116)               SHEWISH BANQUET (481)
(43-4777) [21-13-0,79]         (43-4797) [2-0-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EPIC RAP (484)              35
2. UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)     16      BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
3. BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)         14      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BANQUET (481)       13
5. THE FAMILY (116)             8      EPIC RAP (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*EPIC RAP (484)             9   1  3 90.0   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 2/ 3 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)      196 113  9 63.4   2/ 2*EPIC RAP (484)            4  1 2
 3/ 2*UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)   15  10  1 60.0   3/ 3*UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)   3  3 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         895 941 26 48.7   4/ 4 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)       2  1 0
 5/ 5*SHEWISH BANQUET (481)      2   6  0 25.0   5/ 5*SHEWISH BANQUET (481)     2  6 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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-2 this turn for a total 9-1-3 
you ask?  (Sure)  EPIC RAP's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for 
DIRK DIGGLER?  BOOGIE NIGHTS' proud of him after beating KHARIJANH and getting 14 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  KHARIJANH got smashed by DIRK DIGGLER, and 
lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  ARCHERS OF LOAF stopped 
LOLITA MARIA dead in hers tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  UNC COLLEGE 
RADIO was the most avoided team.  Is a 15-10-1 record really that scary?  Is there 
some deep dark secret why BOOGIE NIGHTS' been avoiding UNC COLLEGE RADIO so much?  Or 
is it just that they're too scared?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHERS OF LOAF 4837          9   0  0   110       UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRK DIGGLER 3962             7   4  0   103       BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARIJANH 4777               21  13  0    79       THE FAMILY (116)
 LOLITA MARIA 4827            10   7  1    79       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCO THE KNIFE 4836          9   3  1    65       THE FAMILY (116)
-FRANKLIN ST. 4839             4   0  1    62       UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842            8   3  1    52       THE FAMILY (116)
 BLACK ZANJO 4810             11  11  1    47       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALFTIME 4816                 2   0  0    28       EPIC RAP (484)
 MO PROBLEMS 4814              2   0  1    27       EPIC RAP (484)
 MOUNTAIN ROLL 4797            2   0  0    25       SHEWISH BANQUET (481)
 THE BREAKS 4829               2   0  2    24       EPIC RAP (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUICY 4813                    2   0  0    22       EPIC RAP (484)
 MO MONEY 4812                 1   1  0    11       EPIC RAP (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      MO PROBLEMS 4814      645  NONE
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      THE BREAKS 4829       645  NONE
MEAL 4863               0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 481  BANDIT PRINCE         645  NONE
SNACK 4861              0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 481  WURM KIN              645  NONE
BLAH 4858               0  1 0 UNC COLLEGE RADI 489 BANDIT PRINCE         645  NONE
BLAH BLAH 4865          0  1 0 UNC COLLEGE RADI 489 WURM KIN              645  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 Dark Arena guys get to eat, breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, but what do WE get?
Nothing! -- the hungry Family

And three-two against standbys.  Okay, that isn't good, but would it have been better
against managed warriors?  Probably not, but at least we could have hoped for a meal
out of it! -- the Family again

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAL was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BLAH BLAH was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SNACK was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ARCHERS OF LOAF overpowered LOLITA MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
KHARIJANH was devastated by DIRK DIGGLER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MARCO THE KNIFE overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ZILLA KHIRNAJ devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BLACK ZANJO viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
JUICY vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HALFTIME vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE BREAKS assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
MO PROBLEMS assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MO MONEY was bested by MOUNTAIN ROLL in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        18 -   7 -  2      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 645 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARCHERS OF LOAF 4837        9   0  0  110 UNC COLLEGE RADIO (489)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIRK DIGGLER 3962           7   4  0  103 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
SLASHING ATTACK  MARCO THE KNIFE 4836        9   3  1   65 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842          8   3  1   52 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KHARIJANH 4777.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MOUNTAIN ROLL 4797.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARCO THE KNIFE 
4836, BLACK ZANJO 4810, ARCHERS OF LOAF 4837, DIRK DIGGLER 3962, ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842, 
HALFTIME 4816, THE BREAKS 4829, MO PROBLEMS 4814, BLAH 4858, and JUICY 4813.

The least popular fighter this week was MO MONEY 4812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHARIJANH 4777, LOLITA MARIA 4827, SNACK 4861, BLAH BLAH 4865, MEAL 
4863, JUICY 4813, BLAH 4858, MO PROBLEMS 4814, THE BREAKS 4829, and HALFTIME 4816.

                           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