DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2017    Duedate: 03/28/2017

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-263

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE LIGHTNING
INEBRIATION (27)
(81-2486) [23-18-2,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHITE LIGHTNING                POSITION IS EMPTY
INEBRIATION (27)               
(81-2486) [23-18-2,124]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          SHEM
PRAY THE GODS (155)            PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-2581) [15-14-1,70]         (81-2719) [8-8-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INEBRIATION (27)            45
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         36      CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
3. THE MONSANTIS (112)         34      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           29
5. PRAY THE GODS (155)         24      PENTIGONAL PINK (63)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)      9   6  0 60.0   1/ 1 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      12  3 1
 2/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      507 384 16 56.9   2/ 2 THE COMMODORES (150)     10  5 0
 3/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)         108  82  3 56.8   3/ 6 KILL EM ALL (173)         9  6 1
 4- 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    693 583 19 54.3   4/ 4 THE MONSANTIS (112)       9  6 1
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         572 500 21 53.4   5/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 6 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     219 194 10 53.0   6/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        517 477 26 52.0   7/ 8 SHANGHAIED (161)          8  7 0
 8/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     187 180  6 51.0   8/ 3 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 1
 9/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)          436 434 21 50.1   9/13 INEBRIATION (27)          7  8 0
10/10 KILL EM ALL (173)         30  30  3 50.0  10/10 WARBOW (170)              7  8 0
11/11 THE MONSANTIS (112)      137 144 13 48.8  11/15 PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  9 2
12/13 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      454 551 18 45.2  12/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      6  9 0
13/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)      112 138 10 44.8  13/14 FURRY FURY (25)           4  6 0
14/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   351 466 27 43.0  14/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       3  7 0
15-16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     167 241  9 40.9  15-17 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     2  3 0
16/17 INEBRIATION (27)         146 230 13 38.8  16-11*LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)     2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/18 WARBOW (170)              28  47  1 37.3  17-16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      1  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     One would think in a world of immortal gladiators and powerful magics, a cure for 
the simple sinus infection would not be too far out of reach.  Sadly, we have 
progressed on so many levels as a society, but our medicines seem to be lagging.  
Well, unless you are dead, then the healers can raise you.  Massive sword wounds, 
massive bone breaks, and discoloring contusions can be fixed with no loss of time on 
the arena sands.  So we have cures for dead and mostly dead, but not a sinus 
infection?  The massive geyser that has been flowing from my nostrils over the last 
week gets some tea leaves combined with honey and lemon zest.  Go figure.  Anyway, you 
didn't come here to hear me bemoan healthcare, but to hear me bemoan our gladiatorial 
games in Shadowspire!  So, without any further delay, let's talk about this cycle's 
fights!
     White Lightning took the throne last turn in an entertaining match against Bloddy 
Bloody Maria.  This turn, our stalwart Duelmaster faced the challenge of Fast Hack 'Em 
9 from The Commodores as he tried to remain the top warrior in the Shadowspire arena.  
When the dust settled, White Lightning was still our Duelmaster!  Congrats to White 
Lightning, who is managed by Philthy Phil.  Can he be a rare 3 turn Duelmaster?  There 
are some Challenger Champions chomping at the bit to face White Lightning, so we will 
have to wait and see!  
     The most avoided team this turn was Big Lake Outcasts.  It appears that Darque 
Ages didn't want to take any challenges from Den's crew.  If my sources are correct, 
this is the third consecutive turn that Darque Ages has been avoiding Big Lake 
Outcasts.  What's the story here?  The most challenged warrior for the cycle is our 
Duelmaster White Lightning.  Way to go gents!  It shows some real arena grit when the 
most coveted fight is with the Champ! 
     Is the arena getting stagnant?  Gods, I hope not!  The top 2 teams remain the 
same with Cult of Bacchus and The Commodores leading the pack.  Kill Em All rose in 
the ranks to 3rd with a winning 3-2-0 effort.  The Monsantis remains steady at 4th, 
and Darque Ages rounds out the top 5.  Big Lake Outcasts fell 5 spots down to 8th, but 
they were not the biggest slide for the turn.  That honor (or dishonor) belongs to 
Wicked Martyrs after a drop of 7.  The biggest gain is a tie between Pray the Gods and 
Inebriation.  Each rose 4 spots. 
     The death section of our report is interesting if nothing else.  The big news is 
Grimm sent most of his team to the Dark Arena this cycle.  He will also be getting a 
new recruit as a replacement for Garchomp who just went to the Isle as immortal.  Will 
he be starting from scratch in the proverbial sense and continue on with Furry Fury or 
will he bring in an entirely new crew?  Petrus Riga died at the hands of Agent Orange.  
Petrus was 7-2 before his death.  Also dying this turn, we have Little Hammer of Big 
Lake Outcasts, who challenged down 15 points to Pray the Gods' Vidhi.  Vidhi must have 
let loose some of that divine power as Little Hammer goes off into eternity after 
making a questionable life choices.  In another down challenge, Luxlord Black, also of 
a member of the aforementioned Big Lake Outcasts, killed Davy Bones from Shanghaied. 
     That is all for now, dear readers.  I hope to see you back next cycle.  Can White 
Lightning hold the throne against some impressive Challenger Champions?  Will Grimm 
like the new recruits or bring in an entirely new crew?  Did I remember to turn off my 
bedside lamp before leaving this morning?  Hopefully, we will have answers to most of 
these next turn!  See you then!    

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         23  18  2   124       INEBRIATION (27)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARWULF 2580                 20   9  0   123       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             16   8  0   101       SHANGHAIED (161)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             9   2  3    98       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 KROW 2504                    22  14  0    95       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SCHENDLE 2596                14  12  3    93       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             17  22  2    92       INEBRIATION (27)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653         13  11  0    91       THE COMMODORES (150)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        9   2  0    91       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRISTAN 2669                 11   8  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            20  17  1    85       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           18  18  1    82       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-STORMCLAW 2569               16  13  1    77       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 STRABO 2689                  11   9  0    77       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZAYLA 2695                   12   5  0    76       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608           14  15  2    72       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 JANNA 2581                   15  14  1    70       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678            12  10  0    69       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         17  13  0    66       SHANGHAIED (161)
 LUIPADA 2721                 11   5  2    60       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HORRID 2659                  13  10  0    59       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741           12   1  0    57       THE COMMODORES (150)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683           11   8  0    57       SHANGHAIED (161)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRAGON SCARRED 2644          14   7  0    54       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-ECLIPSE 2565                 14   9  0    53       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            9   9  1    52       INEBRIATION (27)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784            10   1  0    48       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SHEM 2719                     8   8  1    48       PRAY THE GODS (155)
-ORLANDO 2688                  8   7  0    48       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764           6   5  0    44       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HILL GIANT 2694               7  11  0    43       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 THYME LORD 2752               7   6  0    43       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                6   9  0    43       WARBOW (170)
 NEETA 2702                    8   9  0    42       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780           8   3  0    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MALAKAI 2768                  7   5  0    41       KILL EM ALL (173)
 BLYTHE 2829                   4   0  0    37       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DESTINY 2703                  9   9  0    36       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-WYRM CRUSHER 2814             2   2  0    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              6   6  1    34       KILL EM ALL (173)
 CHOKE 2767                    5   7  0    34       KILL EM ALL (173)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALFBUCK 2710                 6   9  0    33       WARBOW (170)
 STORMGIRL 2712                4  11  0    32       WARBOW (170)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           5   3  0    30       THE COMMODORES (150)
 BRACKISH 2782                 5   6  0    29       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SAMMY LIGHTFOOT 2834          4   1  0    29       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787          8   2  0    26       KILL EM ALL (173)
 DEATH DOG 2849                2   0  0    26       WARBOW (170)
 SILENT SPRING 2825            3   1  0    25       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 QUICK FINGERS 2837            3   1  0    25       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-ARAWN 2820                    3   0  0    24       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPHINX 2755                   5   6  1    22       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLOODLUST 2769                4   8  2    22       KILL EM ALL (173)
 SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          5   3  0    21       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HARE DOWNER 2843              3   0  0    21       FURRY FURY (25)
-HEN WEN 2818                  3   0  0    21       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          4   8  0    20       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TOMORROWLAND 2841             3   1  0    20       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SLAYCIA 2850                  1   1  1    20       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HYDRA 2753                    4   7  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 STARSMILE 2731                3  10  0    19       WARBOW (170)
 VIDHI 2840                    1   2  1    19       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              3   7  1    17       INEBRIATION (27)
-TARAN 2817                    1   2  0    17       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 GAS SPORE 2807                2   4  0    14       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812               2   5  0    14       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-CELESTIO 2801                 3   4  0    13       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-ETHERIA 2800                  2   5  0    11       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 NO-TEETH KEITH 2852           1   1  0    10       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SIR RACHA 2853                1   0  0     9       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GRIM TICKLES 2838             2   2  0     8       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PALE AL 2839                  0   4  0     8       INEBRIATION (27)
 MNI WICONI 2847               1   2  0     7       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 POETA SAXO 2846               1   2  0     7       DARQUE AGES (29)
-EILONWY 2821                  1   2  0     5       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 PIERCER 2854                  0   1  0     1       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LITTLE HAMMER 2792      4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 VIDHI 2840            263   
PETRUS RIGA 2786        7  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       AGENT ORANGE 2762     263   
MONKEY TREE MONK 2652   5  7 0 FURRY FURY 25        JANNA 2581            262   
MUD 1 2855              0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        BANDIT PRINCE         263  NONE
MUD 2 2856              0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        SPYMASTER             263  NONE
RABBIT REVENANT 2848    0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        SLAYCIA 2850          262  JUST REVENGED
RIDGEBACK 2832          0  4 0 FURRY FURY 25        STONE GOLEM           263  NONE
FIREBALL 2705          10  4 0 INEBRIATION 27       TRISTAN 2669          259  NOT REVENGED
GWYDION 2819            1  2 0 LAND OF PRYDAIN 175  BLOODLUST 2769        261   
DAVY BONES 2842         2  2 0 SHANGHAIED 161       LUXLORD BLACK 2608    263   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Den -- Yeah, 1-4 turns are a bummer.  The beauty is, I can go 1-4 for the next 75 
turns and still have a better W/L% than you for my career. -- Master Darque
P.S.  Oops, messed it up the streak with a 4-1 turn.  I'll have to give a shot later.

DeGotti -- I know... you suck! -- Master Darque

Den -- Forgot to mention, the joke's on you!  My mother hasn't cleaned anything in 
centuries.  Who recommends a succubus for a cleaning service? -- Master Darque

Kid Arcane -- Hey Kid, rough turn.  Keep your chin up. -- Weirdo

Celestio -- I figgered we needed a break after the whole shield fiasco.  So I ran to 
Otto's for some grub.  While I was there I says to the guy, "Whaddaya mean the club 
sandwich doesn't come with bacon?!"  Anyway, long story short, I get back and you 
stagger and fall to the ground.  What happened, pal?  I said I'd get lunch! -- 
Gotterdammerung

Captured Orc -- Do the People for the Ethical Treatment of Orcs know about this? -- 
Malakai

Poeta Saxo -- I drew the short straw for scouting duty.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 
-- Psycho Styx

Tom Collins -- You again?  I'm not thirsty. -- Choke

Den -- He who look for easy victory find only pain and humilitation.
Unlucky numbers:  20, 96, 2783
Learn Chinese:  ShD+bC i zhe = Loser
-- Misfortune Cookie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIDGEBACK was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUD 1 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MUD 2 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GARCHOMP vanquished SLAYCIA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 was overpowered by WHITE LIGHTNING in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ZAYLA was bested by WYLD TURKEY in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
STRABO slimly lost to SCHENDLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
AGENT ORANGE assassinated PETRUS RIGA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE vanquished MUTANT CAMEL in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
LUXLORD BLACK slaughtered DAVY BONES in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CLARA D'ANDUZA beat STORMGIRL in a 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
MELLOW JELLO savagely defeated NEETA in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
BARSTOOL BRAD overcame THYME LORD in a exciting 3 minute Challenge contest.
HALFBUCK was demolished by LUIPADA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
HYDRA was handily defeated by PSYCHO STYX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
SPHINX was vanquished by CHOKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BLOODLUST was vanquished by DEATH DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
GOTTERDAMMERUNG bested PALE AL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge brawl.
TOM COLLINS was overpowered by BLYTHE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LITTLE HAMMER was killed by VIDHI in a 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
GAS SPORE was savagely defeated by BRACKISH in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SAMMY LIGHTFOOT savagely defeated ASPIRE 2B GREAT in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
QUICK FINGERS vanquished STARSMILE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
SWABBIE SAM was savagely defeated by WARWULF in a popular 2 minute veteran's match.
KROW beat BLOODY MARIA in a popular 1 minute expert's fight.
JANNA was defeated by PLAN COLUMBIA in a 2 minute expert's match.
TWO-TON TIMMONS luckily beat SHEM in a action packed 11 minute gory duel.
HILL GIANT was viciously subdued by JET-BOOT JACK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
DESTINY was overpowered by KNIFEFIST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POWDER MONKEY viciously subdued MALAKAI in a 6 minute gory fray.
HORRID overpowered SILENT SPRING in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SON OF BLAGGER savagely defeated SUBPAR SUE in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
SONNY CROQUETTE subdued NO-TEETH KEITH in a 2 minute contest.
GRIM TICKLES lost to TOMORROWLAND in a exciting 1 minute amateur's fight.
HARE DOWNER subdued MNI WICONI in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
POETA SAXO viciously subdued PIERCER in a exciting 4 minute bloody novice's fight.
SIR RACHA subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        41 -  31 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  29 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       67 -  63 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  31 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    66 -  73 -  7      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  35 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  72 -  5      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  45 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  37 -  2      39  |

Turn 263 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITE LIGHTNING 2486       23  18  2  124 INEBRIATION (27)
TOTAL PARRY      WARWULF 2580               20   9  0  123 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
BASHING ATTACK   AGENT ORANGE 2762           9   2  3   98 THE MONSANTIS (112)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  22  14  0   95 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-LUNGE      SCHENDLE 2596              14  12  3   93 PRAY THE GODS (155)
STRIKING ATTACK  FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653       13  11  0   91 THE COMMODORES (150)
AIMED BLOW       MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783      9   2  0   91 OTTO'S DINER (96)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUIPADA 2721               11   5  2   60 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780         8   3  0   42 DARQUE AGES (29)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JANNA 2581.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHEM 2719.  The ten other most popular fighters were SON OF BLAGGER 2793, HILL GIANT 
2694, SAMMY LIGHTFOOT 2834, PALE AL 2839, NEETA 2702, SWABBIE SAM 2632, RIDGEBACK 
2832, SCHENDLE 2596, THYME LORD 2752, and JET-BOOT JACK 2741.

The least popular fighter this week was TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MNI WICONI 2847, NO-TEETH KEITH 2852, SUBPAR SUE 2812, SILENT 
SPRING 2825, DESTINY 2703, STARSMILE 2731, LITTLE HAMMER 2792, TOM COLLINS 2790, 
BLOODLUST 2769, and SPHINX 2755.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHITE LIGHTNING (81-2486) INEBRIATION (27)
WARWULF (81-2580) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

GARCHOMP (81-2470) FURRY FURY (25)

               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