Date   : 02/26/2015    Duedate: 03/11/2015


DM-56    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-4456) [15-3-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SCYTHE                     AHSOKA TANO
SATAN'S BLADES (460)           CLONE WARS (462)
(56-4456) [15-3-0,130]         (56-4471) [5-0-1,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 2                     VISITOR
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       THEM (433)
(56-4407) [24-17-1,120]        (56-4562) [1-0-0,8]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         37
2. CLONE WARS (462)            35      SATAN'S BLADES (460)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    21      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                  14
5. SATAN'S BLADES (460)        10      CLONE WARS (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      15   3  0 83.3   1/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       9  6 2
 2/ 2*CLONE WARS (462)          16   5  1 76.2   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 GET (419)                 73  42  1 63.5   3/ 5*CLONE WARS (462)          6  1 0
 4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 116  68  7 63.0   4/ 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  6  5 0
 5/ 5 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      382 299 24 56.1   5/ 7 THEM (433)                5  1 0
 6/ 6 THEM (433)               150 144 11 51.0   6/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  8 0
 7- 7*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     4   4  0 50.0   7/ 4 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      3  0 0
 8- 8*WENSINWASIN MI (410)       1   1  0 50.0   8/ 9 GET (419)                 0  2 0
 9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      402 444 11 47.5   9- 8*WENSINWASIN MI (410)      0  1 0
10/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)       265 309 37 46.2  10-10*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  Skull Squadron
                           Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley

     "We're both gladiators.  I don't understand why we are out on patrol so far
south from Rocanis?" Mytori Priest asked, sitting on his mount and swatting at a
rather large horse fly.
     "All Rocani are expected to ensure the well-being of the city," One Eye replied.
     "I'm not Rocani, I'm a Rirorni," Mytori Priest said.
     "You live in Rocanis don't you?"
     The Mytori Priest narrowed his eyes, conceding the argument.  He then made a
wild gesture of annoyance seeing mud on his leather robes.
      One Eye's manager Grimwood was concerned that the Rirorni Warlord General Pol
had stirred things up in the south when he attempted to return to his men out on the
field.  The Free Blade Merchants' guild tipped Pol's adversaries where Pol's army was
located.  They joined forces and annihilated it.  Now, with the remains of Pol's army
trickling into Rocanis, there was a concern that a united clutch of Rirorni would be
looking to finish off Pol's stray troops or eyeing Rocanis as an easy raiding target.
Grimwood convinced the arena manger, Khel Rojida, to restart patrols around the city.
     "Why aren't Mystic and Harbinger out here too?" Mytori Priest asked.
     "They're patrolling elsewhere."
     "I don't understand why they paired me with you instead of my comrades?"
     "Because, I'm a veteran gladiator."
     Mytori Priest scoffed.  "You have two more fights that I do."
     "Yup, that makes me a veteran."
     Several minutes passed.
     "How did you lose your eye?" Mytori Priest asked.
     One Eye rubbed his temple warding off a headache.  "It's a long story."
     "We seem to have plenty of time.  All that's out here is tall grass, flies, and
stink of the dung."
     "I'm don't feel inclined to tell a long story."
     "Then make it a short one."
     Mytori Priest sighed and looked around the grassy plains.  "I'm bored."
     "Patrols aren't designed to be a trip to a festival.  Figure out some way to
keep yourself entertained," One Eye said to the Rirorni teenager.
     The Mytori Priest dismounted and headed into the tall grass.
     "Where are you going?"
     "On foot? You're better off on horseback and have a higher advantage point," One
Eye said.
     "All that does is make you a target, besides it's not the Rirorni way," Mytori
Priest said.
     "Don't venture off too far," One Eye called out as the teenager disappeared into
the grass.
     An hour passed and One Eye had to admit he was getting bored too.  He enjoyed
the sun's rays on his face and took a pull from his wine skin.  Feeling the call of
nature, he began to dismount when he heard something 'wiz' past his forehead.  Was
that an arrow?
     One Eye dropped into the tall grass.  He laid still watching.  The thought of
being under attack by someone caused adrenaline to pump through his body.  His
stomach churned and rapid breath kicked up dust from the ground.  He controlled his
breathing and began to listen.  The grass obscured everything.  After a few moments,
he heard a slight rustle to his left.  He moved through a slight break, timing it 
with the wind's push to help hide his movements.
     There wasn't anything further, but he maneuvered towards the original location
of the noise.  He couldn't hurry or he'd give his position away, but he also had to
subdue the archer before the Mytori Priest came back.  Otherwise, the teenager would
likely find himself with an extra hole in him.
     He had to wait.  A strong wind parted the grass and not ten feet ahead.
Something tan stuck out.  Normally, he would have dismissed it as part of a mound of
dirt, but considering recent circumstances he moved closer.  It was a person.  He
reached for his short sword, but inwardly cursed remembering it was back with his
horse.  Several heartbeats passed.  One Eye waited for the wind again to help clear a
line of sight.  He wanted to ensure his target didn't move.
     A gust.  One Eye sprang.  The person's back was turned and the archer was
smaller than he was, but at 6'8", most people were.  The masked archer spotted him
and One Eye saw dark chocolate eyes flash in surprise.  The tan warrior dropped the
recurved bow and reached for a short sword.  One Eye's massive hand grabbed the
archer's sword wrist.  One Eye started to crush the bone, which caused the fighter to
drop the short sword.  He draped his other arm around his opponent's left arm and
chest.  Tightening his grip, he felt something soft.  A feeling he felt before, but
the last time was in the bedchambers with a woman.
     One Eye let the archer's wrist go and pulled off the mask. It was a Rirorni
female with her long hair pulled back tight.  He loosened his grip from around her
chest, which she took quick advantage.  She smashed her heel into his large toe.
Pain instantly shot up from his leg.  She tried to knee his groin, but he was too
tall.  Instead, she smashed her knee into the side of his leg.  Numbness followed and
he went down.  She spun away and pulled out two daggers.
     One Eye was unarmed facing an adversary ready to kill him.  However, he wasn't
sure if he could do the same to a woman.  He was taller and stronger, so he could
easily disable her and bring her back to Rocanis for questioning.
     The Rirorni archer slashed with her dagger.  He ducked forward under the blow
and fell instantaneously into a roll.  He grabbed the Rirorni Archer's dropped short
sword and rose to his feet.  He slashed with his short sword.  She dodged.  He struck
with the short sword.  She parried.  He attacked several more times.  Each thrust was
parried and each strong attack to knock her weapon away was dodged.  He started to
breathe hard and realized she was the better warrior.  He grew tired and his defenses
started to crumble.  He was going to lose a lot more than an eye this time.
     One Eye thought about making a break for his horse, but even if he made it, the 
Rirorni would likely arrow him down.  He was getting desperate.
     The Rirorni Archer relaxed her guard understanding his state.  She sneered, "You
men are pathetic.  You can't even last one minute against a real warrior.  When your
pitiful soul grovels before Ahringol and he asks about your 'warriors' death, you
tell him--"
    There was movement behind her.  The Mytori Priest rose and plunged his short
sword down between her collarbone and into her heart.  Her eyes glazed over in an
instant as she dropped to her knees and fell over dead.
     "Go tell Ahringol yourself," the Mytori Priest said.
     "You killed a woman?" One Eye asked in disbelief.
     The Mytori Priest glanced at him and then bent down to the Rirorni Archer.  He
placed one hand on her chest and the other over her eyes and closed them.  He
muttered a prayer in the Rirorni language of Rathiri.
     The Mytori Priest said, "I didn't kill a woman, I killed a Rirorni Archer.  As
in the Rirorni Empire, all warriors are regarded the same and are expected to
fight... and die the same."

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ROCANIS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  MEN OF STEEL?  Who?  SKULL SQUADRON is the top 
team these days, buddies!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe MEN OF STEEL.  Last week they got 1-2-0 to drop by 5!  Say 
what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but MEDAL OF HONOR A11 will tell 
you 116-68-7 is nothing to laugh at...  CLONE WARS had cause to celebrate, after 
HONDO OHNAKA got 21 points by beating HOUSTON FARMER.  ISAM KORL certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to RIRORNI MYSTIC and losing 8 points in 
the process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by NEWTON PYNE, 
of MIDDLE WAY 20, who despite a 16-21-2 couldn't overcome ROCANIS' Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in ROCANIS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of SKULL SQUADRON, so did that sorry team shy from 
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 If challenges were horses, MACROS THE BLACK could open up a fast 
food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ROCANIS is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid ROCANIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCYTHE 4456              15   3  0   130       SATAN'S BLADES (460)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407              24  17  1   120       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             12  10  0    96       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 SERGEANT 5 4497              12   4  0    93       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             16  21  2    90       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        11   4  2    83       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 6 4498               9   7  0    76       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 AHSOKA TANO 4471              5   0  1    71       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELIN GALLIO 4491             12   7  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HONDO OHNAKA 4473             4   0  0    57       CLONE WARS (462)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           8  31  1    56       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560           3   0  1    43       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 PANCAKES 4241                 5   3  0    40       GET (419)
 SILMIS VEY 4514               3   0  0    38       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUGS 4533                     2   1  0    30       THEM (433)
-LOVING IT 4440                3   1  0    29       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 HARBINGER 4561                2   1  0    27       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 JOMMY 4539                    5   3  1    25       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JOCASTA NU 4470               3   1  0    25       CLONE WARS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   6  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ISAM KORL 4536                3   9  1    21       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-MS STALGIA 3840               1   1  0    20       WENSINWASIN MI (410)
-GHOST 4564                    1   0  0    20       THEM (433)
-WASSUP 4437                   1   0  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 ONE EYE 3578                  1   4  0    11       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            2   1  1    10       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 T BONES 4551                  2   1  0     9       THEM (433)
 VISITOR 4562                  1   0  0     8       THEM (433)
 MOB 4563                      1   0  0     5       THEM (433)
 SERGEANT 1 4543               0   2  0     2       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 LOCKY 4581                    0   1  0     1       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SORA BULQ 4558                0   1  0     1       CLONE WARS (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SERGEANT 5 4490         7  8 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 MACROS THE BLACK 4492 628  REVENGED
KASPAR 4538             7  4 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     NEWTON PYNE 4431      631   
ROO 4557                3  1 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     RIRORNI MYSTIC 4560   631   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hondo Ohnaka -- That style is a fun one to play. -- Grimwood, mgr. Skull Squadron

Men of Steel -- That last turn was rough for your stable.  I hope the roll-up gods
were good to you. -- Grimwood

I know we said we would not chatter at you, but we feel the need to acknowledge the
death of Kaspar at Newton's hands.  Bashed on the head with an apple, I believe--this
team used to be the Bad Apples, more or less.  We won't apologize for the win, but
the kill was not intended. -- Elin Gallio, for the Middle Way and the abashed Newton

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK STEEL bested MACROS THE BLACK in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
RIRORNI MYSTIC vanquished ISAM KORL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HARBINGER demolished GILBERT IRDAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE SCYTHE devastated NEWTON PYNE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SERGEANT 2 defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
SERGEANT 5 defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
AHSOKA TANO devastated PANCAKES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
SERGEANT 6 won victory over ROCANI TURNCOAT in a action packed 1 minute duel.
HONDO OHNAKA vanquished HOUSTON FARMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ELIN GALLIO vanquished BUGS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILMIS VEY overpowered ONE EYE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
JOMMY narrowly defeated MYTORI PRIEST in a 10 minute master vs. amateur match.
SERGEANT 1 was subdued by T BONES in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
SORA BULQ slimly lost to MOB in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
VISITOR viciously subdued LOCKY in a action packed 3 minute gruesome amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  10 -  2      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  26 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SCYTHE 4456            15   3  0  130 SATAN'S BLADES (460)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497            12   4  0   93 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      11   4  2   83 MEN OF STEEL (131)
BASHING ATTACK   HONDO OHNAKA 4473           4   0  0   57 CLONE WARS (462)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANCAKES 4241               5   3  0   40 GET (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  SILMIS VEY 4514             3   0  0   38 CLONE WARS (462)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT 2 4407.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VISITOR 4562.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK STEEL 3469, MACROS 
SERGEANT 5 4497, AHSOKA TANO 4471, SERGEANT 6 4498, and HONDO OHNAKA 4473.

The least popular fighter this week was JOMMY 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MYTORI PRIEST 4559, ONE EYE 3578, BUGS 4533, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, 
and MOB 4563.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:



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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes


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