DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2013    Duedate: 01/24/2013

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIGER JONSALMIN
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2905) [18-12-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIGER JONSALMIN                POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (68)              
(78-2905) [18-12-0,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIGER JONSALMIN                MONSTER MASH
SAND DANCERS (68)              SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
(78-2905) [18-12-0,98]         (78-2952) [7-5-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (324)        20
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           11      SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       POLYHEDRONS (24)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      83  52  5 61.5   1/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1012 %1115 35 47.6   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         7  8 0

    '*'   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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  SHEWISH BUFFET now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for SILVER SLIM, who 
flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing GREEN GIANT like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GREEN 
GIANT was overcame by SILVER SLIM and drops 9 points.  Well, everybody's pal NAKED 
LUNCH moved his record to 17-4-0 by defeating TIGER JONSALMIN in the Duelmaster's 
Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  For those of you who missed it, Death 
showed up, grabbed KORYLUS VRAE by the ear and took him away to a place where he 
won't need a coat.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the 
arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the LIN TIRIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER JONSALMIN 2905         18  12  0    98       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAMED MUSCLES 2935          8   3  1    85       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
 URIK DARKHEART 2896          14  24  1    67       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SLIM 2962              6   4  0    43       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MONSTER MASH 2952             7   5  0    36       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN GIANT 2961              7   3  0    30       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK HARDMAN 2963             3   7  0    16       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KORYLUS VRAE 2950       7  9 1 SAND DANCERS 68      DANGEROUS CRIMIN      485  NONE
SNACK 2966              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   STONE GOLEM           485  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.

Our congratulations to Naked Lunch.  Genuine congratulations, but we're really going
to miss you. -- the Sand Dancers

Green Giant -- What's wrong with having a dark heart?  It makes my life more
interesting, all the bloody games I can play! -- Urik Darkheart

Naked Lunch -- Huh, I bet the arenamistress here has it IN for me.  Well, I'll deal
with HER in a good dark alley. -- Urik Darkheart

Steamed Muscles -- Steamed like... spaghetti, maybe?  Fairly limp. -- Tiger Jonsalmin

Green Giant -- I don't see why green peppers can't count as veggies.  HOT green
peppers.  Jalapenos, maybe. -- Korylus Vrae

Cult Members, pah.  Worthless fellows. -- Silver Slim
P.S.  Maybe I should start a cult... I hear they're a good source of cash.

Monster Mash -- You... you PIG! -- Rock Hardman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NAKED LUNCH viciously subdued TIGER JONSALMIN in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
URIK DARKHEART was overpowered by STEAMED MUSCLES in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GREEN GIANT was bested by SILVER SLIM in a 4 minute fight.
MONSTER MASH overpowered ROCK HARDMAN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
KORYLUS VRAE was barely slain by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TIGER JONSALMIN 2905       18  12  0   98 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SILVER SLIM 2962            6   4  0   43 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    MONSTER MASH 2952           7   5  0   36 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIGER JONSALMIN 2905.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MONSTER MASH 2952.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER JONSALMIN 
2905, STEAMED MUSCLES 2935, SILVER SLIM 2962, GREEN GIANT 2961, KORYLUS VRAE 2950, 
ROCK HARDMAN 2963, SNACK 2966, URIK DARKHEART 2896,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was URIK DARKHEART 2896.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNACK 2966, ROCK HARDMAN 2963, KORYLUS VRAE 2950, GREEN GIANT 
2961, SILVER SLIM 2962, STEAMED MUSCLES 2935, TIGER JONSALMIN 2905, MONSTER MASH 
2952,  0, and  0.

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

NAKED LUNCH (78-2917) SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

                           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