Date   : 04/23/2015    Duedate: 05/06/2015


DM-56    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-4492) [15-4-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEN OF STEEL (131)             
(56-4492) [15-4-2,126]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     HARBINGER
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4343) [17-14-0,104]        (56-4561) [4-1-0,45]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MISSING TEETH (470)         39
2. THEM (433)                  19      CLONE WARS (462)
3. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        17      Unchartered Team
4. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         14
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)          11      MISSING TEETH (470)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WHATEVER (428)             1   0  0  100   1/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        8  7 1
 2/ 3 CLONE WARS (462)          27  12  1 69.2   2/ 3 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      7  7 0
 3- 4 GET (419)                 74  43  1 63.2   3/ 1 CLONE WARS (462)          7  7 0
 4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 120  75  7 61.5   4/ 5 THEM (433)                4  6 1
 5/ 6 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      388 301 24 56.3   5/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       3  1 0
 6/ 7 THEM (433)               154 150 12 50.7   6/ 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  3  4 0
 7/ 8 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      69  71  2 49.3   7/ 0*MISSING TEETH (470)       2  3 0
 8- 9 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      404 457 11 46.9   8- 7 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       2  8 0
 9/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)       276 318 38 46.5   9- 8*WHATEVER (428)            1  0 0
10/ 0*MISSING TEETH (470)        2   3  0 40.0  10- 9 GET (419)                 1  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

One month ago--

"Everyone dies, some sooner than expected," One Eye said looking down as he said the 
words to Khel Rojida, Rocanis' Arena Manger.

Khel's brow furrowed.  He placed an elbow on his office desk and rubbed his eyes 
trying to ward off a massive headache coming on.  He looked at the three members from 
the Skull Squadron stable standing in his office.  One Eye seemed distraught.  A 
Mytori Priest smiled from ear-to-ear.  The last was Grimwood, their manager, frowning 
and looking like a disapproving parent in a school's principal's office. 

Khel said, "Let me get this straight.  You were on patrol around Rocanis.  You came 
across a Rirorni archer and killed him."

"It was a her," One Eye said.

"Does that make a difference?" Khel asked.

"It was a clean kill--quick.  She never saw it coming," the Mytori Priest said 

"Shut it," Grimwood rebuked, folding his arms.

Khel thought to himself, it always seems when there is trouble Skull Squadron was not 
far behind.  He had to admit Rocanis was boring, but peaceful the past few years.  The 
only trouble was some misfiled paperwork or a complaint about watered down arena 
drinks from Mylar's Tavern.  Now, Grimwood shows back up like no time had passed and 
to active his stable.  It's like the troubles started right where he left off without 
missing a beat.  He had a rogue General Pol out on the plains, another clutch of 
Rirorni hunting him, and a dead Rirorni archer on his doorstep.

"Ahem--" Grimwood said. 

Khel broke from his thoughts and glanced at Grimwood.  "Where is his body now?"

"It was a she," One Eye reminded him.

Grimwood eyes shot daggers at One Eye.

The Mytori Priest said, "We buried her out on the plains.  Don't worry I gave her the 
proper rights for a Rirorni.  Her soul will travel safely through Ahringol's realm."

Khel slammed his fist on the table.  "I don't care about the soul of one dead Rirorni!  
I care about the live Rirorni looking for her when she doesn't return!"

The constant smile on the Mytori Priest's face faded.

"Now, you see the gravity of your mistake, priest," Khel said.  "I want Spirit Ridge 
manned around the clock and the warning fires ready."  Khel pointed to One Eye and the 
Mytori Priest.  "You two will take the first watch until relieved."

"When will that be?" the Mytori Priest asked.

"When I decide it!" Khel yelled at the two who cringed under his words.  "Now, get 

Present Day--

"Khel said you two have another shift on Spirit Ridge tomorrow," the Rirorni Mystic 
said as she approached One Eye and the Mytori Priest and sat down with them in Mylar's 

"What?  We just spent a ten hour shift up there yesterday," the Mytori Priest 

"He's still pretty sore at you two for killing that Rirorni last month," the Rirorni 
Mystic replied.

Jabbing his thumb at his companion, the Mytori Priest said, "She would have killed One 
Eye if I hadn't finished her off first."

"You could have knocked her out," One Eye said.

"So, that's how you say thanks for saving your life?"

A barmaid approached bringing three drinks, but she kept looking over her shoulder.  
The Mytori Priest, glanced behind her and saw several people running past the windows.  
More passed and then they heard the commotion.

"The fire on Spirit Ridge has been lit!"

The patrons scurried for the door.  The Mytori Priest glanced at One Eye, who was 
already staring at him with his mouth scowling.  It was a look that told him, whatever 
was about to happen was his doing.

Entering the streets, Rocani were scrambling with urgency in every direction.  He saw 
Khel Rojida pass and shout out.  "I want all available horsemen mounted and out the 
front gate!"

The Mytori Priest followed his two stablemates, One Eye and the Rirorni Mystic to the 
ramparts.  In the distance he saw the bonfire on top of Spirit Ridge billowing black 
smoke high into the air.  Spirit Ridge was the first landmark to tell weary travelers 
that they were near Rocanis.  The Rocani buried their most honored dead on top of the 
ridge.  It also served as a strategic spot to survey the landscape around Rocanis for 

"Look!" someone shouted.

The Mytori Priest scanned the horizon to the south and in the distance, dust began to 
rise high in a sharp defined column.  He had seen that sign many times before while 
serving under General Pol, cavalry.

A dozen or more mounted Rocani sped down the road and out of Rocanis.  They were 
hurriedly putting on fur covered armor and strapping on weapons as they passed.  Khel 
approached the rampart and stared yelling to the onlookers.

"You, you, you and you. Get on your horses and meet us to the south of the city!" Khel 
bellowed.  He spied and then his eyes narrowed at the three member of Skull Squadron, 
One Eye, Rirorni Mystic, and the Mytori Priest.  His glare's meaning was clear.  Get 

It took over an hour before there were barely a hundred or more mounted Rocani outside 
of Rocanis.  The Mytori Priest cringed on how unprepared the city was to meet a 
threat.  It was a vast difference from what Grimwood had told them in the past and how 
Rocanis fended off the vast armies of Jhans and the Rirorni hordes over a decade ago. 

Out in the distance the Mytori Priest saw the mounted Rirorni.  They were stretched 
out in a long line and by the number of banners carried, he estimated their strength 
to be over a thousand.

Khel Rojida and their manager Grimwood rode down the line and stopped in front of One 
Eye, Rirorni Mystic, and himself.

Grimwood said, "Come on.  Let's see how we can get them to leave."

The five rode out to the Rirorni.  A clutch of fifty broke off from their line to meet 
them, a visual representation how vastly outnumbered they were.

The Rirorni leader was broad-shouldered with an over-sized jaw.  Two normal Rirorni 
could fit within his massive frame.  His head was shaven, but black stubble protruded 
and made it appear to look like a skull-cap.  His face had several painful looking 
scars and his nose had been broken at least once in his lifetime.  His black horse, 
like his rider, was larger than normal, and needed to carry his massive weight.

"Where is my scout?" the Rirorni asked in a deep, hoarse voice.

The Mytori Priest wasn't even about to say a word.  He looked to his companions hoping 
they would open their mouths and say something intelligent to get them to leave.

There were several heartbeats of silence, when Khel opened his mouth.

"Don't lie, I know she's dead," the Rirorni leader said.

"I'm Khel Rojida."


The Mytori Priest had heard of Bannok, or more commonly known as Bannok the Destroyer, 
Bannock the Conqueror, some braver within the Rirorni Empire whispered Khan Bannock. 
Rumors told he never lost an engagement, ever.  The only reason why he didn't lead the 
Rirorni hordes invasion into Alastari and why the Alastarian dialects was still spoken 
today was only due because he was still a child at the time.  The fates of his birth 
dictated he was too late for that, now gone, monumental conquest.  His men were loyal 
and gladly died for him as they knew it would mean victory.  He didn't doubt with just 
these fifty men Bannok could wipe out every Rocani on the field and take most of the 
city before driving him off.  He didn't doubt if Bannock wanted Rocanis, it would 

"We do not have one of your scouts within Rocanis," Khel said.

"I know.  If it were otherwise the city would have been razed to the ground, if she 
were not returned."

The Mytori Priest thought, he must already have spies within with city.

"There is no need for threats," Khel said.

"I only speak in absolutes," Bannok replied.

"She's dead." One Eye spoke up.

Bannok looked to One Eye and sighed deeply.  His hand rested to the hilt of his 
scimitar.  In an instant all fifty Rirorni drew their short bows and aimed arrows at 
the five of them.

"How did she die?" Bannok asked.

"She died in honorable combat," One Eye said.

Bannok removed his hand from the scimitar's hilt.  All fifty Rirorni relaxed their 
draw.  "It wasn't you, but you were there.  Who killed her?"

Beads of sweat dripped from the Mytori Priest armpits.  One Eye would say it was him.  
He was an instant from death.  They all might be.  He looked to the Rirorni Mystic 
next to him.  Just then he realized how beautiful she was as the wind blew through her 
long black hair.  He should have said something to make his feelings known, but it was 
too late.  His death was at hand and there was absolutely nothing he could do about 
it.  He just prayed it would be quick.  He began to go light headed at the thought and 
his stomach soured.

One Eye stood straighter in his saddle and stiffened.  "I'm responsible for her 

"Ah," Bannok said.  "You are stupid, but brave.  Something I can respect."  He looked 
at them all.  Khel, Grimwood, One Eye, the Mytori Priest, and finally to her, the 
Rirorni Mystic.  He then pointed. "That one."

Three arrows slammed in to the Rirorni Mystic's chest.  She looked down at 
the protruding arrows then fell dead off her mount.

"No!" the Mytori Priest yelled.  He reached for his short sword, as the Rirorni aimed 
their arrows at him.  At that moment, he didn't care if he died.

Grimwood grabbed his sword arm and placed his other hand hard against his chest.  He 
whispered something quickly into his ear, but he didn't hear it and didn't care.

"Why?" Khel Rojida yelled.  "She didn't do it! She was innocent!"

Bannok held his hand up and the Rirorni relaxed their draw again.  "You have taken my 
bride from me, so I have taken one of Rocanis' daughters." 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at CLONE WARS left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by MEN OF STEEL.  Good show!  Say 
what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but SKULL SQUADRON will tell you 
388-301-24 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for SNAKE BITE, who pummelled 
HONDO OHNAKA, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 10 points to SNAKE BITE.  (Discrete enough, HONDO 
OHNAKA?) Like a flirtacious debutante, ROCANIS' Duelmaster MACROS THE BLACK found 
himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  You could cut the 
tension with a scimitar as BLACK STEEL of SKULL SQUADRON met the Duelmaster.  BLACK 
STEEL found out that ROCANIS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in CLONE WARS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of CLONE WARS found their efforts at combat frustrated as SKULL SQUADRON 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Q:  What's a record like 9-9-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This 
week's winner:  SERGEANT 6 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11!  Admittedly Death waits for no one, 
but me thinks MOB of THEM (2-0-0) is being sent off a little prematurely.  Ask not 
for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ROCANIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492        15   4  2   126       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE BITE 4343              17  14  0   104       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEWTON PYNE 4431             17  23  2    98       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             13  11  0    93       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONDO OHNAKA 4473             7   1  0    90       CLONE WARS (462)
 AHSOKA TANO 4471              8   1  1    81       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILMIS VEY 4514               6   1  0    61       CLONE WARS (462)
-ELIN GALLIO 4491             13   9  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-HOUSTON FARMER 4428           8  34  1    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER 4561                4   1  0    45       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-PANCAKES 4241                 6   3  0    43       GET (419)
 JOMMY 4539                    8   4  1    39       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T BONES 4551                  4   1  1    33       THEM (433)
 DA1 4599                      2   1  1    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 JOCASTA NU 4470               4   2  0    28       CLONE WARS (462)
-GILBERT IRDAN 4541            5   9  1    25       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            4   1  1    24       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHANCE 4601                   3   0  0    23       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-ISAM KORL 4536                3  12  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ONE EYE 3578                  2   4  0    19       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 STAMKOS 4598                  1   0  0    13       MISSING TEETH (470)
 OVECHKIN 4594                 1   0  0    13       MISSING TEETH (470)
 SERGEANT 7 4565               1   0  0    10       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 VISITOR 4562                  2   1  0     9       THEM (433)
 GREYLOCK 4605                 1   1  0     8       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SORA BULQ 4558                1   4  0     7       CLONE WARS (462)
 LOCKY 4581                    1   4  0     7       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 MARGO 4608                    0   1  0     1       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SERGEANT 6 4498         9 10 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 TABAR THE KNIFE       636  NONE
SERGEANT 8 4604         0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 JO-KOBA HARRO         636  NONE
PENALTY BOX 1 4597      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    NAIRON                636  NONE
PENALTY BOX 2 4596      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    TABAR THE KNIFE       636  NONE
PENALTY BOX 3 4595      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    VEL STEELWIND         636  NONE
SIDEWINDER 4513         1  2 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   T BONES 4551          636   
BUGS 4533               2  3 0 THEM 433             VEL STEELWIND         636  NONE
GHOST 4564              1  2 0 THEM 433             HAKKON TAIN           636  NONE
MOB 4563                2  1 0 THEM 433             VEL STEELWIND         636  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Folks, I am leaving Duel II for personal reasons.  I have no idea whether I may 
return, but don't count on it.  I will remain active in Lapur (29) and Jade Mountain 
(75), and that's it.  I have enjoyed knowing you.  Fare you well. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT 6 was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BUGS was barely slain by VEL STEELWIND in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GHOST was luckily killed by  HAKKON TAIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOB was butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SERGEANT 8 was killed by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
PENALTY BOX 2 was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
PENALTY BOX 1 was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
PENALTY BOX 3 was butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BLACK STEEL was overpowered by MACROS THE BLACK in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
HARBINGER viciously subdued DA1 in a action packed 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
ONE EYE won victory over GREYLOCK in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SERGEANT 5 defeated RATTLER in a 2 minute fight.
HONDO OHNAKA was beaten by SNAKE BITE in a popular 1 minute veteran's melee.
AHSOKA TANO demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SILMIS VEY handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JOMMY subdued JOCASTA NU in a 2 minute brawl.
T BONES executed SIDEWINDER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MYTORI PRIEST defeated VISITOR in a 3 minute duel.
LOCKY was overpowered by CHANCE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SORA BULQ was handily defeated by STAMKOS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
OVECHKIN devastated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SERGEANT 7 overpowered MARGO in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   6 -  2      76  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  31 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  26 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  13 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MACROS THE BLACK 4492      15   4  2  126 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343            17  14  0  104 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
WALL OF STEEL    SERGEANT 5 4497            14   5  0  101 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
BASHING ATTACK   HONDO OHNAKA 4473           7   1  0   90 CLONE WARS (462)
STRIKING ATTACK  SILMIS VEY 4514             6   1  0   61 CLONE WARS (462)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE BITE 4343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HARBINGER 4561.  The ten other most popular fighters were VISITOR 4562, BUGS 
4533, GREYLOCK 4605, GHOST 4564, SERGEANT 8 4604, SERGEANT 5 4497, SNAKE BITE 4343, 

The least popular fighter this week was MARGO 4608.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SORA BULQ 4558, LOCKY 4581, SIDEWINDER 4513, BLACK STEEL 3469, PENALTY 
BOX 3 4595, PENALTY BOX 1 4597, PENALTY BOX 2 4596, MOB 4563, SERGEANT 6 4498, and T 
BONES 4551.

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

RATTLER (56-4336) SERPENTS' HOLD (450)