DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2013    Duedate: 08/15/2013

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-289

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAZARETH
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2503) [17-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMMACULATECOLLECTION           BALLERINA
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              BEATRICE (311)
(59-2632) [17-2-0,117]         (59-2832) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAGUA KORBIN                  RED RED WINE
ISLANDERS (247)                HANGOVERS (265)
(59-2760) [16-23-1,90]         (59-2481) [11-4-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEATRICE (311)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEATRICE (311)              35
2. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           26      STAINED STEEL (158)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      13      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)             10
5. ISLANDERS (247)              7      BEATRICE (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BEATRICE (311)             6   2  0 75.0   1/ 4*BEATRICE (311)            6  2 0
 2/ 0 STAINED STEEL (158)       55  38  1 59.1   2/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  3 0
 3/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)          162 124 14 56.6   3/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 4/ 0 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        239 183 14 56.6   4/ 0 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         3  1 0
 5/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          92  80  2 53.5   5/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)           2  3 0
 6- 3 VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   29  30  9 49.2   6- 2 VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   2  3 0
 7/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    79  84  2 48.5   7/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          1  2 0
 8/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          404 517 15 43.9   8/ 0 STAINED STEEL (158)       0  1 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 314): DESSLOCK CAIN of STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 311): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 265): DAN CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 263): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 314): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): ERRATA! (JE, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 311): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 265): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 263): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): STEAL HOME of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
                              ROID FLOYD of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  Former top team ISLANDERS was unseated 
this week as BEATRICE moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon VIGILANTE JUSTICE this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
BEATRICE went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  CHURCH OF RISING SUN caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DUM GRUNT and was 
awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BALLERINA 
put down STONE TEMPLE PILOT, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the 
process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail NAZARETH, 
Duelmaster of ILLIS!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ILLIS seem 
to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.  ILLIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is VIGILANTE JUSTICE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding VIGILANTE JUSTICE.  Indeed it was BEATRICE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAZARETH 2503                17   8  0   110       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    17   2  0   117       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 RED RED WINE 2481            11   4  1   110       HANGOVERS (265)
-I MOTHER EARTH 2504          14  10  0    98       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           16  23  1    90       ISLANDERS (247)
 CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657     9   5  1    84       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        18  26  0    82       TALL TALES (305)
 LONG ISLAND 2500             13   3  0    75       HANGOVERS (265)
 MARGARITA 2633                8   6  0    73       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420             14  12  0    66       HANGOVERS (265)
 THOSE I HURT 2778             7   4  0    66       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           7   2  0    65       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-ZOOLU 1068                   14   4  0    63       STAINED STEEL (158)
-ZARA 1294                     8   6  1    60       STAINED STEEL (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUTUS 2789                   7   5  2    54       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
-SEMARA 2803                   5   3  0    53       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 FETT II 1478                  9   4  0    49       STAINED STEEL (158)
-DRISKAN 1071                 14   4  0    46       STAINED STEEL (158)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHHOOK 2807                 8   4  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
-KENJI 2805                    4   2  2    29       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 BALLERINA 2832                2   0  0    27       BEATRICE (311)
-SETHRA 1376                   6   5  0    25       STAINED STEEL (158)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       4   3  0    25       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 IRISH FLAG 2674               3   5  0    24       HANGOVERS (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RILEY 2792                    4   8  1    21       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 BALL 2836                     2   0  0    14       BEATRICE (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORTY 2835                    1   0  0    12       BEATRICE (311)
-MISERY 2806                   3   1  1    11       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       1   3  0     6       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 BEATIE 2831                   1   0  0     6       BEATRICE (311)
 SHARK TOOTH 2837              1   2  0     5       ISLANDERS (247)
 DELISLE 2838                  0   2  0     2       ISLANDERS (247)
 TIKI 2840                     0   1  0     1       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAT DROPPINGS 2839      0  1 0 BEATRICE 311         MOUNTAIN TROLL        289  NONE
SYLVIA 2808             4  4 0 ISLANDERS 247        BRUTUS 2789           286   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chagua Korbin -- I'll declare you worthy to be Duelmaster! -- Those I Hurt

Fishhook -- God wants more than fish for an offering. -- There is a God

Johnny Appleseed -- Unconvincing. -- Coco Nuttal

Those I hurt -- Ha. -- Chagua Korbin

There Is a God -- Couldn't prove it by me. -- Fishhook

Ballerina -- You're kidding me! -- Shark Tooth

Ball -- Er.  I like large women?  More to get hold of. -- Delisle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT DROPPINGS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHAGUA KORBIN was unbelievably bested by NAZARETH in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
IMMACULATECOLLECTION savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a dull 11 minute fight.
RED RED WINE viciously subdued DUM GRUNT in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
JOHNNY APPLESEED bested FLAMING MOE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
MARGARITA was luckily beaten by DUM GRUNT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
LONG ISLAND luckily beat THOSE I HURT in a action packed 3 minute melee.
CHURCH OF RISING SUN vanquished DUM GRUNT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THERE IS A GOD defeated FETT II in a 2 minute duel.
FISHHOOK unbelievably bested IRISH FLAG in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
FEARLESS INVENTORY handily defeated MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STONE TEMPLE PILOT was demolished by BALLERINA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHARK TOOTH was handily defeated by TORTY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DELISLE was demolished by BALL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BEATIE viciously subdued TIKI in a action packed 1 minute gory novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 289 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NAZARETH 2503              17   8  0  110 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
BASHING ATTACK   RED RED WINE 2481          11   4  1  110 HANGOVERS (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657   9   5  1   84 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARGARITA 2633              8   6  0   73 HANGOVERS (265)
PARRY-STRIKE     FETT II 1478                9   4  0   49 STAINED STEEL (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAGUA KORBIN 2760.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED RED WINE 2481.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARGARITA 2633, 
FLAMING MOE 2420, THOSE I HURT 2778, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, THERE IS A GOD 2779, BEATIE 
2831, NAZARETH 2503, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657, and IRISH FLAG 
2674.

The least popular fighter this week was IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were TIKI 2840, DELISLE 2838, SHARK TOOTH 2837, STONE TEMPLE 
PILOT 2755, CAT DROPPINGS 2839, BALLERINA 2832, LONG ISLAND 2500, BALL 2836, TORTY 
2835, and FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787.

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 17-19, 2014.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $145.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI--please make your reservation by 
December 15 before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and 
people have been unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the 
tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

            R BAGGIO (17-4867) ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407) 
           BEAST CRAG (50-3222) PHILANTHROPISTS (353) 
        LAR'EH WALKER (60-5825) INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348) 
           ZEBRA (82-31553) MY FAVORITE ANIMAL (5199) 
        JOHN MCKINNEY (82-48893) MEDAL OF HONOR D2 (8226) 
          SEBASTIAN (82-15919) THE INQUISITION V (2401)
          GRAVE ROBBER (84-5984) DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                           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