DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2017    Duedate: 04/03/2017

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-312

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUGG-SHASH
GREAT OLD ONES (705)
(73-6313) [11-4-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUGG-SHASH                     STYGIAN ASCENT
GREAT OLD ONES (705)           FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)
(73-6313) [11-4-1,120]         (73-6505) [7-0-0,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

T-4 STRAIN                     T-4 STRAIN
WHO DA MAN? (749)              WHO DA MAN? (749)
(73-6567) [20-20-1,81]         (73-6567) [20-20-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

M IS FOR MONKEY (764)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)       50
2. FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)       50      WRATHMEN 2 (708)
3. FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)       36      Unchartered Team
4. WHO DA MAN? (749)           30
5. FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)        29      FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 6 FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)      12   5  1 70.6   1/ 2*M IS FOR MONKEY (764)     5  6 2
 2/ 5 WRATHMEN 2 (708)           9   4  1 69.2   2- 1*N IS FOR NO (765)         4  1 1
 3- 8*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)       4   2  0 66.7   3/ 7 WHO DA MAN? (749)         4  3 0
 4/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)       7   4  0 63.6   4- 8 YUPPIE HORDE (754)        3  1 0
 5-11 FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)      10   7  1 58.8   5/13 FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)     3  4 0
 6/ 7 FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)     10   7  1 58.8   6-10*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)      2  0 0
 7/13 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      23  19  2 54.8   7/12 WRATHMEN 2 (708)          2  1 0
 8/10*FEAR FACTORY (731)         6   5  0 54.5   8- 4 FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)      2  1 0
 9-14 COURTS OF CHAOS (787)     32  28  3 53.3   9-11 FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)      1  0 0
10/15 FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)     10   9  0 52.6  10/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)      1  1 0
11-16 YUPPIE HORDE (754)        11  11  2 50.0  11/22 FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)     1  1 0
12-17*N IS FOR NO (765)          7   7  1 50.0  12/23 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      1  2 0
13-21*P IS FOR PIG (767)         8  10  0 44.4  13/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)      1  2 0
14/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 18 (748)      4   5  0 44.4  14/19*FEAR FACTORY (731)        1  2 0
15/23 WHO DA MAN? (749)        132 191  6 40.9  15/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 2 (732)      1  2 0
16/20 FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)      9  14  0 39.1  16/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)     1  3 0
17/22*M IS FOR MONKEY (764)      8  13  3 38.1  17/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)      1  3 0
18/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 2 (732)       4   7  1 36.4  18- 5*P IS FOR PIG (767)        1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-24*R IS FOR RHINO (768)       4   7  0 36.4  19/21 FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)     1  6 0
20/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)      4   7  0 36.4  20/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 18 (748)     0  4 0
21/ 0*FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)       4   8  0 33.3  21-15*R IS FOR RHINO (768)      0  2 0
22-25*O IS FOR ORANGUTAN (766)   2   5  1 28.6  22-14*O IS FOR ORANGUTAN (766)  0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ERINIKA games.  Former top team N IS FOR NO was 
unseated this week as M IS FOR MONKEY moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 1-3-0 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 
FEAR FACTORY 15.  How else weeks like this one's 1-1-0?  How else the sudden move to 
11th team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with GREAT OLD ONES' 
team record!  A 1-1-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 12th place ranking.  FEAR HELD 
DEAR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
PRO SIMIAN and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, M. CHARDINEE put down T-4 STRAIN, causing him to lose 9 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail BUGG-SHASH, Duelmaster of ERINIKA!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  SEVER THE KING take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in ERINIKA.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Was I the only one shocked to see the 
well respected fighter TWISTED URGES (4-1-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  
He is now dead.  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as FEAR FACTORY 12.  
Witness, last turn they sent MADE OF SCARS, a 3-1-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Some 
say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger 
in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ERINIKA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUGG-SHASH 6313              11   4  1   120       GREAT OLD ONES (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAROHM 6323                   9   4  1    97       WRATHMEN 2 (708)
 NECROWRETCH 6540              9   3  0    97       FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
 KLEPTO MAN 6569              17  26  0    91       WHO DA MAN? (749)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TONGUE 6601             9   1  1    89       FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)
 STYGIAN ASCENT 6505           7   0  0    87       FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)
 T-4 STRAIN 6567              20  20  1    81       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-AYI'IG 6302                  12   6  1    80       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
-WRATH OF VESUVIUS 6496       10   3  1    68       FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESOLATE WAYS 6503           10   1  1    62       FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)
-MARTHA STEWART 6627           6   5  2    61       YUPPIE HORDE (754)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYES WIRED SHUT 6476          4   1  1    56       FEAR FACTORY 2 (732)
-PEARLS B4 SWINE 6724          3   2  0    53       P IS FOR PIG (767)
 GALACTIC PEGASUS 6474         5   0  0    52       FEAR FACTORY (731)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYLER DURDEN 6625             5   6  0    49       YUPPIE HORDE (754)
 MAZE OF TORMENT 6550          4   1  0    46       FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)
 SEVER THE KING 6527           6   6  0    41       FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)
 CTHULHU DAWN 6489             3   3  0    40       FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILK EAR PURSE 6720           2   1  0    32       P IS FOR PIG (767)
 WORLDS COLLIDE 6494           3   2  0    31       FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)
-OH HELL 6713                  2   0  1    28       N IS FOR NO (765)
-TOE LINT 6429                 2   1  0    28       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
-DICE 6712                     2   1  0    27       N IS FOR NO (765)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILBUR 6721                   2   2  0    23       P IS FOR PIG (767)
-LINT LIZARD 6431              2   1  0    23       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
-CLAM 6726                     2   2  0    23       R IS FOR RHINO (768)
 FEAR HELD DEAR 6561           0   1  0    23       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-NO WAY JOSE! 6882             2   0  0    22       N IS FOR NO (765)
 MONKEY DO 6879                2   2  2    21       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
-KING LOUIE 6717               1   0  1    21       O IS FOR ORANGUTAN (766)
 SEA OF NEPENTHE 6603          1   0  0    20       FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)
-RINALDO 6950                  2   1  0    17       COURTS OF CHAOS (787)
 WRENCH 6708                   3   2  1    16       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
-COMMANDER VACHIR 6727         1   0  0    16       R IS FOR RHINO (768)
 MONKEY BUSINESS 6885          2   2  0    15       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
 THE VOMITOUS 6791             1   0  0    15       FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)
-NO GLOVE NO LOVE 6914         1   0  0    14       N IS FOR NO (765)
-PIG IN A POKE 6722            1   3  0    13       P IS FOR PIG (767)
-AH MENG 6715                  1   0  0    13       O IS FOR ORANGUTAN (766)
-ASYLUM OF LIES 6799           2   1  0    11       FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)
-RHANDA 6946                   1   3  0     6       COURTS OF CHAOS (787)
 PRO SIMIAN 6956               1   0  0     5       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
-CLARA 6738                    0   1  0     1       R IS FOR RHINO (768)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAY OF SUFFERING 6470   0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 731     BRANGO                312  NONE
SHIVER BLADE 6785       1  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 731     SNENITH               312  NONE
MADE OF SCARS 6525      3  2 0 FEAR FACTORY 12 742  FRELEN                312  NONE
REDCAP CANE 6782        0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 12 742  SNORL ONE-HAND        312  NONE
SHAMPIR ASH 6781        0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 12 742  SNORL ONE-HAND        312  NONE
YNO HOOK 6783           0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 12 742  SNENITH               312  NONE
MY LAST BREATH 6543     1  2 0 FEAR FACTORY 15 745  FRELEN                312  NONE
THUNDER WOLFMOON 6808   0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 15 745  WRENCH 6708           309   
I 6805                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 17 747  FRELEN                312  NONE
J 6806                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 17 747  RINTHALAR THE GR      312  NONE
K 6807                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 17 747  RINTHALAR THE GR      312  NONE
A 6557                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 18 748  BRANGO                312  NONE
A 6902                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 18 748  SNORL ONE-HAND        312  NONE
B 6559                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 18 748  FRELEN                312  NONE
TWISTED URGES 6558      4  2 0 FEAR FACTORY 18 748  ELAYA                 312  NONE
CLOVEN DUKE 6815        0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 19 751  SNORL ONE-HAND        312  NONE
P 6814                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 19 751  SNORL ONE-HAND        312  NONE
Q 6816                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 19 751  GRONDATH              312  NONE
O 6811                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 2 732   BRANGO                312  NONE
PUCK VOID 6810          0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 2 732   ANODINE               312  NONE
NECROFLARE 6792         0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 4 734   KENDROL LIGHTFIN      312  NONE
BLOODSLICE 6795         0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 5 735   SNENITH               312  NONE
D 6793                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 5 735   BRANGO                312  NONE
SHADOWMISER 6794        0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 5 735   ELAYA                 312  NONE
H 6803                  0  1 0 FEAR FACTORY 8 738   KENDROL LIGHTFIN      312  NONE
ALALA 6928              0  1 0 GREAT OLD ONES 705   FRELEN                312  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWISTED URGES was butchered by ELAYA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MADE OF SCARS was dispatched by FRELEN in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
MY LAST BREATH was slain by FRELEN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SHIVER BLADE was butchered by SNENITH in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DAY OF SUFFERING was murdered by BRANGO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
PUCK VOID was slaughtered by ANODINE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALALA was executed by FRELEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NECROFLARE was easily killed by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
P was easily killed by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
O was slaughtered by BRANGO in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
YNO HOOK was assassinated by SNENITH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
REDCAP CANE was slaughtered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHAMPIR ASH was assassinated by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SHADOWMISER was executed by ELAYA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
CLOVEN DUKE was murdered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
Q was butchered by GRONDATH in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena battle.
B was butchered by FRELEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
A was easily killed by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena conflict.
A was assassinated by BRANGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLOODSLICE was assassinated by SNENITH in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
H was slaughtered by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fray.
I was butchered by FRELEN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
D was assassinated by BRANGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
J was murdered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena bout.
K was executed by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAROHM was bested by BUGG-SHASH in a 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
BLACK TONGUE overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
STYGIAN ASCENT handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NECROWRETCH demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
KLEPTO MAN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
T-4 STRAIN was narrowly defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
CTHULHU DAWN was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute fray.
EYES WIRED SHUT overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
GALACTIC PEGASUS overpowered MONKEY DO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAZE OF TORMENT vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SEVER THE KING overpowered MONKEY BUSINESS in a popular 3 minute one-sided match.
WORLDS COLLIDE overpowered WRENCH in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
FEAR HELD DEAR was bested by PRO SIMIAN in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.
SEA OF NEPENTHE demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
THE VOMITOUS overcame PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a monotonous 5 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -   9 -  4      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  26 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  29 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  70 -  1      26  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 312 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     2 - 12         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BUGG-SHASH 6313            11   4  1  120 GREAT OLD ONES (705)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAROHM 6323                 9   4  1   97 WRATHMEN 2 (708)
PARRY-LUNGE      NECROWRETCH 6540            9   3  0   97 FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
AIMED BLOW       BLACK TONGUE 6601           9   1  1   89 FEAR FACTORY 19 (751)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAZE OF TORMENT 6550        4   1  0   46 FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is T-4 STRAIN 6567.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MADE OF SCARS 6525.  The ten other most popular fighters were T-4 STRAIN 6567, 
SEVER THE KING 6527, MY LAST BREATH 6543, NECROWRETCH 6540, BLACK TONGUE 6601, WORLDS 
COLLIDE 6494, FEAR HELD DEAR 6561, STYGIAN ASCENT 6505, KLEPTO MAN 6569, and CTHULHU 
DAWN 6489.

The least popular fighter this week was THE VOMITOUS 6791.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were H 6803, WRENCH 6708, MONKEY DO 6879, MAROHM 6323, J 6806, D 
6793, I 6805, BLOODSLICE 6795, A 6557, and A 6902.

               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. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy