Date   : 12/03/2015    Duedate: 12/16/2015


DM-56    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-4599) [9-3-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DA1                            XYIM
MEN OF STEEL (131)             GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
(56-4599) [9-3-1,87]           (56-4572) [6-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DRACO (465)                    DRACO (465)
(56-4546) [11-9-0,79]          (56-4546) [11-9-0,79]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (469)        24
2. DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)    23      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    22      Unchartered Team
4. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)    15
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)          11      DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)   4   0  0  100   1/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       8  7 0
 2/ 2*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  13   4  0 76.5   2/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  4 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 126  85  7 59.7   3/ 4*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  4  2 0
 4/ 5*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      13   9  0 59.1   4/ 7*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      4  4 0
 5/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      425 343 26 55.3   5/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  3  3 0
 6/ 6 DRACO (465)               11  12  0 47.8   6/ 6*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  2  0 0
 7/ 7 MEN OF STEEL (131)       302 346 41 46.6   7/ 3 DRACO (465)               1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Rao of Skull Squadron sat inside the Wanton Troll and looked up as he heard the 
troll Beulah call out, "Welcome to the Wanton Troll!" The overzealous Beulah then 
proceeded to shove in the latest round of customers inside and closed the door. 
     The bar was void of its usual customers, due to the celebration at Mylar's of the 
Mytori Priest receiving his invite to the Isle of the Eye as a Lord Protector. The 
barkeep stood behind the covered bar with mugs hanging overhead and cleaned one of the 
glasses, each with a facial design of a troll. 
     At the end of the bar was a small, tapped keg. Larger, barrel sized kegs of ale 
were stacked in one corner. Round wooden tables were scattered throughout the room. A 
lone barmaid weaved throughout the room taking and delivering orders to the few 
     Rao then looked to the twins, Bosh and Cosh, sitting with him. They were lost in 
their own drinks. Each had an arm in a sling. Bosh's left arm, while it was Cosh's 
right. He then looked to his own knuckles heavily bandaged after beating his opponent 
with his fist against their weapons and armor once his weapon broke. He was high 
enough in the rankings where it's wise to now bring a back-up weapon.  At least the 
more refined Alastarian beverages were finally numbing the throbbing pain in his 
     "Shouldn't we be at Mylar's celebrating our stablemate's invite?" Bosh asked.
     "Do either of you feel like celebrating that piece of bak-ta's good fortune?"
     "No," the Rirorni twins answered in unison and returned to their beer.
     Silence followed for several minutes when a commotion emanated from outside. 
Everyone's head turned at the sound of a solid thud. Something heavy had hit the front 
door, causing it to bulge slightly. As the patrons watched dust float down from the 
doorframe, it opened.  Rao saw the form of the oversized troll, Beulah on the ground. 
A petite Rirorni woman hopped over the prone figure; it was their stablemate, Anusha. 
     Rao's eyes darted from Anusha to the downed Beulah and back to her. 
     Anusha also noticed everyone staring at her.  She glanced behind her and acted 
surprised at seeing the downed Beulah.  She turned back and said, "The troll tripped."
     A loud snoring sound then emanated from Beulah, as Anusha forced the door closed 
against the weight of the creature's body.  
     Anusha stepped with purpose over to their table.  Rao noticed she sat carefully.  
Oddly, only her left cheek touched the edge of the chair.  He smirked remembering 
seeing the infirmary staff bandaging her right buttocks after her last match.  
     "Aren't you three a sorry lot," Anusha said snorting with derisive amusement.
     "Why do you laugh?" Bosh asked.
     "White bandages, fancy drinks, wallowing in your own pitiful sorrow.  You are 
soft.  I thought you were Rirorni warriors, but now you look like these..Alastarians," 
Anusha said waving a dismissive gesture over all three of them.
     "It seems your tongue forgot that you lost your match too," Cosh scoffed.
     "Perhaps, but Mud King of Men of Steel was at least a worthy opponent, not unlike 
what I see before me now."
     "I won my match," Rao commented.
     "Still, the fact remains."
     A barmaid carefully approached their table and looked back to the barkeep whose 
eyes urged her on. "Mam, may I take your order."
     Anusha slowly turned towards the waitress, though Rao wasn't sure if it was due 
to her trying to be intimidating, or due to her derriere injury.  "I want the heaviest 
drink you have."
     "Very good."  
     The waitress proceeded to leave when Anusha grabbed her arm.  There was a pause 
for a heartbeat.  She continued, "I want to ensure you understand.  I think you heard 
that I want a strong drink. That is not the case."
     The waitress shook her head.
     Anusha mimicked her.  "No, I want a drink in the largest-sized mug you have.  Do 
you understand?"
     She nodded and Anusha released her grip and gave her a gold piece.  
     "Why aren't you three at Mylar's?" Anusha asked.
     "Why aren't you?" the twins retorted in unison.
     "I just came from Mylar's, acknowledging our stablemate's accomplishment."
     "Why do you honor one of General's Pol's men?" Rao asked.
     "The Mytori Priest is a great man."
     "What makes him great?"
     "He is the last of General Pol's army."
     "Don't you understand? He is the last of ten thousand. He has seen ten thousand 
friends and comrades die. Yet, he has survived everything and overcame every obstacle 
before him.  He is Rirorni and is the greatest gladiator in Rocanis at the moment," 
Anusha said.
     All three men fell silent.
     The barmaid then approached and carried an enormous mug filled with beer in both 
her hands and sat it down with a solid thump. "A small, Shewish ale, as you ordered."
     Anusha eyed it and pushed it aside and rose to leave.  "Finish up your drinks and 
then I expect to see you three at Mylar's and pay respects where respect is due."
     There was another commotion at the front door.  It burst open and a fuming Beulah 
entered and scanned the room. The troll breathed heavily and huffed in anger. 
     Rao was a little concerned as the enraged troll spotted their group and headed 
their way. The floor creaked in protest under her heavy footsteps. "Why did you knock 
Beulah out?" Rao asked.
     "At least she isn't dead."
     "Don't you know the password?" the twins asked in unison backing away from the 
     "Of course I do." Anusha turned to face Beulah as the troll raised her gargantuan 
     "Beulah going to pound little girl into floor like peg in dirt!"
     "I want to pat your fanny," Anusha said calmly.
     Beulah stopped mid-swing with a confused look on her face.
     Anusha repeated.  "I want to pat your fanny."
     The female troll scratched the stubble on her chin and said, "That's da passwoid, 
but Beulah still going to pound you like peg."  She hesitantly turned around and stuck 
out her bottom as far as she could.
     Anusha seized the enormous, small Shewish ale from the table. Instead of 
brandishing it over the troll's head, she carefully balanced it on the troll's 
oversize rump.  She then proceeded to pat Beulah's backside and then turned to leave 
the bar.
     "What da?" Beulah face scrunched in confusion. She began to rise, but the Shewish 
ale began to tip.  She stopped preventing the mug from spilling.  She tried to grab 
the handle, but it was out of reach.  Beulah snorted in bewilderment as she remained 
bent over.
     Taking advantage of the situation, the remaining three members of Skull Squadron 
quickly downed their drinks and hurriedly followed their companion out the door to 
                                          -- Skull Squadron
                                             mgr. Grimwood, aka Mark G. Manley

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail gladiators of Rocanis!

Finally, my invite has arrived.  I'm unsure if I'm more excited or the other 
gladiators in Rocanis. It appeared the courier from the Isle of the Eye had to go 
around a large number of Rirorni around Rocanis.  It appears Warlord Bannok's men 
haven't left, so there is something keeping him here.  Just too bad I can't stay to 
find out.

I finally learned my favorite weapon, the epee.  While I knew I didn't have my 
favorite, I had never tried it either due to my deftness.  In a typical total parry 
stereotype fashion my favorite rhythm was very low, very low, which I never tried and 
probably never will. 

My last match against Iota Draconis of Draco was interesting.  I was a little 
concerned when he broke my favorite shield in minute one.  The same one I might add 
that I used since my first turn.  He almost paid for it with his life, but it was very 
lucky for him I dialed back my kill desire since the bloodfeud.

For my last match in Rocanis, I always wanted to find out what was behind the door, 
'Enter at Your Own Peril' in the gladiatorial arena.  I'd say wish me lucky, but 
everyone here is so quiet.  

It'll be interesting to see who emerges as Duelmaster after I travel to the Isle of 
the Eye.  Each of the top three warriors, Sergeant 5, DA1, and Iota Draconis each have 
a shot.  However, I'll put my Lord Protector bonus on DA1.  The reason is Sergeant 5 
has to actually fight and Iota Draconis hasn't learned that he doesn't have to fight 
with that horrible, horrible weapon.  Good luck to each!

Ah, I see all of my stablemates from Skull Squadron have finally arrived.  I'll bid 
you farewell as it's now time for the Duelmaster's feast at Mylar's, so I will leave 
my fellow gladiators with some words of encouragement.  Remember, each defeat in the 
arena is only a delay on the long road to becoming the Duelmaster of Rocanis.


Lord Protector Mytori Priest of Skull Squadron
Duelmaster of Rocanis
Grimwood, manager

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, 
observe DRACO.  Last week they got 0-1-0 to drop by 4!  What's a move up by 3 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to WEIRD 
STUDENTS.  DEMONIC DELICACIES had cause to celebrate, after VEALZEBUB got 23 points 
by beating JOMMY.  SERGEANT 8 certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to BROKEN BRIAN and losing 11 points in the process!  Duelmaster MYTORI PRIEST 
from SKULL SQUADRON is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's 
MAINAKHA-TE MASTER.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
mourning.  Even 75 points weren't good enough to save MYTORI PRIEST from DA1.  
ROCANIS welcomes DA1 as the new Duelmaster!  Word has it one team in ROCANIS is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are ROCANIS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in SKULL SQUADRON are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  The warriors of SKULL SQUADRON found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as GRIZZLED VETERANS! apparently had more important things to do than 
fight.  If challenges were horses, RICH RODDY could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Forgive and forget is 
not my motto.  Take heed, MISSING TEETH, as OVECHKIN's death remains unavenged.  Ask 
not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ROCANIS is the highlight of my life.  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                  
 DA1 4599                      9   3  1    87       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546           11   9  0    79       DRACO (465)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYIM 4572                     6   1  0    64       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   12  16  1    59       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 VEALZEBUB 4623                4   0  0    58       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREYLOCK 4605                 6   2  0    48       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 CTHOFUR 4573                  6   1  0    39       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 RAO 4607                      7   8  0    36       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           3   2  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 RICH RODDY 4592               4   1  0    27       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 COSH 4651                     4   2  0    26       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 BROKEN BRIAN 4591             2   3  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 JOLLY JOE 4590                2   3  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUD KING 4659                 1   0  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 1 4662               1   0  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 ANVIAM 4571                   1   2  0    19       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 HOCHOPEPA 4658                2   0  0    18       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 2 4663               1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SERGEANT 8 4614               3   2  0    11       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 BOSH 4656                     2   2  0     8       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 ANUSHA 4660                   1   2  0     5       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rich Roddy -- I wasn't sure if that was a gladiatorial match or part of a WWE Raw 
Smack Down.  That should have been a pay-per-view event, whatever that is.  Anyway, I 
shouldn't have won, but I learned a valuable lesson:  bring a back-up. -- Rao of Skull 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MYTORI PRIEST was butchered by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
IOTA DRACONIS lost to DA1 in a action packed 6 minute brutal Challenge Title battle.
ANVIAM was luckily beaten by RICH RODDY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
ANUSHA was defeated by HOCHOPEPA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BOSH was demolished by JOLLY JOE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
JOMMY was vanquished by VEALZEBUB in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
XYIM handily defeated RAO in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
SHALLOW SLAMMY lost to CTHOFUR in a 2 minute duel.
BROKEN BRIAN defeated SERGEANT 8 in a action packed 3 minute duel.
COSH overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SERGEANT 1 handily defeated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SERGEANT 2 demolished RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  2      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  21 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 652 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DA1 4599                    9   3  1   87 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    IOTA DRACONIS 4546         11   9  0   79 DRACO (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  XYIM 4572                   6   1  0   64 GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
PARRY-STRIKE     VEALZEBUB 4623              4   0  0   58 DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IOTA DRACONIS 4546.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IOTA DRACONIS 4546.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROKEN BRIAN 
4591, VEALZEBUB 4623, SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589, XYIM 4572, CTHOFUR 4573, DA1 4599, ANVIAM 
4571, RICH RODDY 4592, HOCHOPEPA 4658, and JOLLY JOE 4590.

The least popular fighter this week was JOMMY 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOSH 4656, SERGEANT 2 4663, RAO 4607, ANUSHA 4660, SERGEANT 1 4662, 
COSH 4651, SERGEANT 8 4614, JOLLY JOE 4590, HOCHOPEPA 4658, and RICH RODDY 4592.

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