DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2013    Duedate: 12/09/2013

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JANICE DERBY
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-3006) [15-15-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JANICE DERBY                   GANGLION
WAYFARERS (248)                BRAIN BOYZ (269)
(63-3006) [15-15-0,91]         (63-2226) [5-3-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANICE DERBY                   JANICE DERBY
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-3006) [15-15-0,91]         (63-3006) [15-15-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     32
2. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)     25      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. BRAIN BOYZ (269)             5      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)              2
                                       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   97  37  9 72.4   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   7  2 0
 2/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          942 998 20 48.6   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5  8 0
 3/ 2*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)    4   8  0 33.3   3/ 3*BRAIN BOYZ (269)          4  3 1
 4/ 4*BRAIN BOYZ (269)           9  20  1 31.0   4/ 4*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 737): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MAULT LIQUOR of MAULS LOCAL 457 (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 724): POGO POLEN of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): STACI of HAREM (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 682): KORVIN ROSS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 679): SERGEANT 6 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): LEROY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 564): JANICE DERBY of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 622): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 737): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MEDAL OF HONOR 104 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 724): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 682): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 679): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 622): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 736): HONEY BOO BOO of REALITY TV (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 736): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 721): KINKY MCKINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): LEROY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 669): SNUFFY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 563): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for AMEN-TEI.  MVP award for PFC 1?  MEDAL OF 
HONOR J3's proud of him after beating MOSS AGATE and getting 13 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  MOSS AGATE's match with PFC 1 cost her a loss of 4 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  JANICE DERBY stopped M. CHARDINEE dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said AMEN-TEI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANICE DERBY 3006            15  15  0    91       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOR THING 2968              20  18  0    87       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 2802               9   2  0    63       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGLION 2226                 5   3  0    38       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 CROAKED KAYE 3065             3   3  0    35       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PFC 2 2812                    3   1  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 PFC 3 3071                    2   1  0    17       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 TOMAS KATT 3061               3   5  0    14       WAYFARERS (248)
 PFC 1 2811                    1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 MOSS AGATE 3072               2   2  0     8       WAYFARERS (248)
-SILLY SALLY 3075              0   1  0     1       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DON GONE 3064           0  1 0 GARBAGE PAIL KID 343 STONE GOLEM           565  NONE
FAKE JAKE 3062          0  1 0 GARBAGE PAIL KID 343 ARENAMASTER MALA      565  NONE
POTATO CHIP 3063        1  1 0 GARBAGE PAIL KID 343 BLACK ORC             565  NONE
HESITANT JAYWALK 3073   1  1 0 WAYFARERS 248        GREY MATTER 2918      563  NONE

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POTATO CHIP was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DON GONE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FAKE JAKE was easily killed by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
JANICE DERBY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute Title brawl.
POOR THING bested NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SERGEANT 4 demolished CROAKED KAYE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GANGLION vanquished TOMAS KATT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MOSS AGATE was narrowly defeated by PFC 1 in a 6 minute gory amateur's brawl.
PFC 3 handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 565 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    POOR THING 2968            20  18  0   87 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 4 2802             9   2  0   63 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  GANGLION 2226               5   3  0   38 BRAIN BOYZ (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JANICE DERBY 3006.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JANICE DERBY 3006.  The ten other most popular fighters were POOR THING 
2968, PFC 1 2811, DON GONE 3064, SERGEANT 4 2802, GANGLION 2226, POTATO CHIP 3063, 
MOSS AGATE 3072, PFC 3 3071, FAKE JAKE 3062, and CROAKED KAYE 3065.

The least popular fighter this week was TOMAS KATT 3061.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CROAKED KAYE 3065, FAKE JAKE 3062, PFC 3 3071, MOSS AGATE 3072, POTATO 
CHIP 3063, GANGLION 2226, SERGEANT 4 2802, DON GONE 3064, PFC 1 2811, and POOR THING 
2968.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (102-61-1)         8  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885 (9-3-0)         2  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THOMAS WIGLE 2777 (14-6-3)             8  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR J3    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
K. GRIFFIN 2991 (6-6-0)                6  3  0         BAD GIRLS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REDRUM 2648 (0-1-0)                    5  3  0         DARK ORDER           
CASEY ANTHONY 3038 (7-0-0)             0  2  0         BAD GIRLS            
RED EYES 1909 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         FEENICKS FLOPPERS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PFC 2 2812 (3-1-0)                     8  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR J3    
BATHSHEBA 3043 (3-1-0)                 3  3  1         BAD GIRLS            
VINCENT 3026 (0-1-0)                   2  3  0         STARRY KNIGHTS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MADONNA 3068 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         BAD GIRLS            
PONS 2919 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         BRAIN BOYZ           
PFC 1 2811 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         MEDAL OF HONOR J3    

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEAN JOE GREEN 2477 (9-2-0)            1  3  0         COLOURED PEOPLE      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEPRESSION 1341 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         THE DARKSIDE         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLACID ACID 1338 (0-0-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   THE DARKSIDE         

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                           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