DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARISAN TEN MEDARIN
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4341) [12-10-1,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARISAN TEN MEDARIN            JACK PENDELTON
SAND DANCERS (251)             MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
(74-4341) [12-10-1,88]         (74-4291) [3-0-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KINVER TEN PALAN               REENA TYL PALEN
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4308) [16-14-0,69]         (74-4367) [7-4-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR (519)        28
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          26      HOMER'S PETS (520)
3. HOMER'S PETS (520)           5      Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      12   0  0  100   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR (519)     12  0 0
 2/ 2 HOMER'S PETS (520)        27  26  2 50.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1172 %1208 40 49.2   3/ 3 HOMER'S PETS (520)        4  3 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===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

     Hail DAYLA KIV!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, MARISAN TEN MEDARIN fought TRAVELING TINKER and gained 10 
points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 3-2-0.  Defending its title for another turn, 
SPIDERPIG kept SAND DANCERS' warrior, KINVER TEN PALAN, from claiming the throne.  By 
the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Crystal Wheel?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was SAND DANCERS' 
warrior GREELO DUFFUS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
JOSE VALDEZ of MEDAL OF HONOR had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought JOSE VALDEZ showed great skill and 
promise when he bested GREELO DUFFUS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, DAYLA KIV, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAYLA KIV and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARISAN TEN MEDARIN 4341     12  10  1    88       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINVER TEN PALAN 4308        16  14  0    69       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GORAN DJIAN 4347             14   5  0    69       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REENA TYL PALEN 4367          7   4  0    53       SAND DANCERS (251)
 JACK PENDELTON 4291           3   0  0    37       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLAH 4375                     1   0  1    33       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 GEORGE WAHLEN 4302            3   0  0    31       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
-SNOWBALL II 4356              2   2  0    30       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 GEORGE PETERSON 4297          3   0  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSE VALDEZ 4278              3   0  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 SNOWBALL V 4357               2   2  0    20       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 GREELO DUFFUS 4368            2   4  0    10       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     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.

Our congratulations to Spiderpig. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Spiderig -- Not only congratulations, I'll throw a party to speed you on your way. --
Marisan ten Medarin

Jose Valdez -- Heck, screwed by a bad style match. -- Greelo Duffus

And three wins over standbys.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOSE VALDEZ bested GREELO DUFFUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SPIDERPIG demolished KINVER TEN PALAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MARISAN TEN MEDARIN savagely defeated TRAVELING TINKER in a 1 minute Title duel.
GORAN DJIAN overpowered DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
REENA TYL PALEN viciously subdued DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute master vs. novice fight.
JACK PENDELTON overpowered SNOWBALL V in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
GEORGE WAHLEN vanquished LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GEORGE PETERSON vanquished CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MARISAN TEN MEDARIN 4341   12  10  1   88 SAND DANCERS (251)
STRIKING ATTACK  KINVER TEN PALAN 4308      16  14  0   69 SAND DANCERS (251)
SLASHING ATTACK  GORAN DJIAN 4347           14   5  0   69 SAND DANCERS (251)
LUNGING ATTACK   REENA TYL PALEN 4367        7   4  0   53 SAND DANCERS (251)
AIMED BLOW       JACK PENDELTON 4291         3   0  0   37 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KINVER TEN PALAN 4308.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was REENA TYL PALEN 4367.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOSE 
VALDEZ 4278, JACK PENDELTON 4291, MARISAN TEN MEDARIN 4341, GORAN DJIAN 4347, 
SNOWBALL V 4357, GEORGE WAHLEN 4302, GEORGE PETERSON 4297, GREELO DUFFUS 4368, KINVER 
TEN PALAN 4308, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KINVER TEN PALAN 4308.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREELO DUFFUS 4368, GEORGE PETERSON 4297, GEORGE WAHLEN 4302, 
SNOWBALL V 4357, GORAN DJIAN 4347, MARISAN TEN MEDARIN 4341, JACK PENDELTON 4291, 
JOSE VALDEZ 4278, REENA TYL PALEN 4367, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SPIDERPIG (74-4304) HOMER'S PETS (520)

                           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