Date   : 12/01/2016    Duedate: 12/14/2016


DM-56    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-4605) [17-3-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREYLOCK                       PRINTS OF WHALES
MEN OF STEEL (131)             PICTURE THIS (448)
(56-4605) [17-3-2,123]         (56-4289) [5-2-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOMMY                          PRINTS OF WHALES
MEN OF STEEL (131)             PICTURE THIS (448)
(56-4539) [19-32-1,115]        (56-4289) [5-2-0,93]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          17
2. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)    12      SKULL SQUADRON (28)
3. SKULL SQUADRON (28)          7      Unchartered Team
4. PICTURE THIS (448)           7
5. THEM (433)                   0      GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  16   4  0 80.0   1/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  1 1
 2/ 3*PICTURE THIS (448)         5   2  0 71.4   2/ 3 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       5  5 0
 3/ 4 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      481 381 30 55.8   3/ 4*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  3  0 0
 4- 5 THEM (433)               163 169 13 49.1   4/ 5*PICTURE THIS (448)        2  1 0
 5/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       343 378 47 47.6   5- 2 THEM (433)                1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "What do you mean you don't have my paperwork!" Anusha of the Skull Squadron 
stable screamed over the roar of the crowd at Khel Rojida, the arena manager of 
Rocanis.  They stood inside the staging area of the gladiatorial stadium.  Khel 
shuffled quickly through a stack of half-sheets of colored paper and kept shaking his 
     "I'm the Duelmaster!  This is my last turn to fight--and in the dark arena!  You 
don't get a second chance to do that!" Anusha lambasted as she pounded her new 
quarterstaff repeatedly into the sandy ground in frustration.
     "I'm well aware you are the Duelmaster, but no paper work, no filings, no 
fighting," Khel replied.
     "My manager, Grimwood, sent it by normal courier and early as usual!"
     "I'm sorry," Khel turned and waived his hand with the colored strategy sheets in 
apology and left.
     "Damn the nine hells!"
     "Don't worry yer pretty head little girl, ya just saved yer-self a trip to the 
Isle of the Eye in a box," chuckled a deep voice from behind her. Anusha turned on her 
heels, as her ankle bracelet jingled, and glared at the dark arena Shewish Giant known 
as Rokori Klee, behind a caged wall.  His thick hands gripped tightly around heavy 
iron bars as he smirked under a nose, broken many times over, and a thick brow with 
beady eyes.  She could smell his foul breath, likely due to rotting teeth, from even 
several feet away.  She tilted her head, smiled coquettishly, and sauntered up to him.  
The shew snored up a ball of snot, spat it to the side with a thick splat, and said, 
"Rirorni, Khel did ya a favor by not letting ya fight in the dark-"
     The shew went down squealing in pain as Anusha retraced the butt of her 
quarterstaff from between the bars at groin level.
     She bent down at the knees to the reeling giant on the straw covered floor, she 
smiled brazenly and said, "Shew, Khel did you a favor by not letting me fight in the 
dark arena."
                                        * * *
Two weeks later...
     "Something is stirring up the creatures of the Lake of Mists!" Captain Darien 
called out from the little dingy that brought Anusha to the shore of the Isle of the 
Eye.  He wore well-oiled leather armor.  His golden-brown arms and legs boasted 
perfectly carved muscles.  A round helm covered his entire head, including a nose 
guard with thick rivets around the opening, so only his lips were visible.  He was a 
perfect male specimen.   Anusha rose, but Darien placed his hand on her shoulder.  His 
strong hand sat her back down.  "Hold, lass."
     On any given day, she would have resisted and likely break his wrist, but the 
strength, yet gentleness in his touch melted her shoulder like butter.  Darien threw a 
thick rope to a young man on the dock and said, "Your pardon, Lady Protector, you're 
the only thing keeping this boat afloat."  Anusha looked down at her boots, where one 
covered a gash a sea creature tore through the metal plate lining of their craft on 
their way from the other shore. "Oh yes, of course.  I'm so sorry.  I forgot.  How 
foolish of me."
     Darien nodded and started throwing the passengers' luggage to the young 
dockworker one right after the other. 
     How foolish of me?  I'm so sorry?  Anusha thought and admonished herself. Why was 
she acting like some stupid school girl around him.  She glanced at Darien and watched 
his muscles flex as he heaved the heavy baggage from the craft.
     In short order, there was nothing left except him and herself on the boat.  She 
would be perfectly content to keep her foot in place and travel back across the Lake 
of Mists; just the two of them.
     However, Darien stepped onto the dock and turned back to her extending his hand. 
"Lady Protector, welcome to the Isle of the Eye." 
     "If I move the boat will sink."
     "Ah, no need to get yourself wet." Darien reached and grabbed her around the 
waist.  She gasped as he easily picked her up and placed her on the wooden dock.  
Water began to seep into the boat from the gash.  The dockworker then began to drag 
the boat towards the shore, likely to begin repairs.
     Anusha picked up her gear and walked down the wooden docks looking over her 
shoulder at Captain Darien as he barked orders.  At the end were her stablemate Rao 
and a woman with short dark hair, similar to the servant class in the Rirorni Empire.  
Rao said, "I heard Khel Rojida got rid of you from Rocanis too.  I don't think he's 
too fond of us Rirorni."
     "Yes, so it seems.  At least I'll have someone I can talk with in the Khan's 
tongue," Anusha said in Rathiri.  She then began to hand her gear to the woman 
accompany Rao, who folded her arms and snorted.
     "Take them, servant."
     "I am not your servant."
     Rao cleared his throat in unease.  "Um, this is My-re.  She is also one of our 
     Anusha regarded My-re and her perfect inflection of the Khan's tongue and said, 
"You're not a Rirorni, yet you speak like you grew up in the Empire, but wear your 
hair short like the servant class."
     "I like wearing my hair short."
     Rao stepped up and said, "I thought it might be nice for you to meet someone else 
here that spoke Rathiri, as it seems it's not common on the isle."
     "Ah, it does take a certain mastery and intelligence."  Anusha nodded to My-re 
then continued, "I'll consider it my gift to these people to teach them our refined 
language.  Especially, that one."  She then looked back at Captain Darien on the docks 
helping pull the quickly filling boat to shore. My-re followed her gaze and chuckled.  
"That one is friendly with the ladies."
     "However, he is even friendlier with the lords."
     Anusha turned to My-re then back to Captain Darien as he patted the young 
dockworker on the back for a job well done for bringing the sinking, water lagged boat 
to shore.
     "Huh?" Anusha said then continued, "Oh, I see. A pity.  Well, I hope this island 
doesn't disappoint with its taverns.  Anyone know a good place to get a drink?" 
     My-re smiled, "I think I do."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ROCANIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with JOMMY?  He 
actually beat SKULL SQUADRON's BOSH, and walked away with 13 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at GRIZZLED VETERANS! while they watched XYIM clobber TARGUS. 
He lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  ROCANIS has a 
Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's 
HAKKON TAIN (0-0-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  HAKKON TAIN was 
reminded on the sands why GREYLOCK is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, THEM!  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at SKULL SQUADRON ain't reelin'!  THEM's mad!  How well 
I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, JOMMY!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  NAKOR didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from CROM of SKULL SQUADRON, who is 18 points below him.  CROM 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he lost to NAKOR and ended up with 13 
recognition points.   
     Warriors of ROCANIS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare 
fight GREYLOCK, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 17-3-2 is 
123, and has he points) How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ROCANIS is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREYLOCK 4605                17   3  2   123       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                   19  32  1   115       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINTS OF WHALES 4289         5   2  0    93       PICTURE THIS (448)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSH 4656                    16   8  1    82       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 XYIM 4572                     7   1  0    76       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T BONES 4551                  7   3  1    61       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGUS 4665                  10   7  1    56       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-CTHOFUR 4573                  7   1  0    50       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAKOR 4686                    4   0  0    31       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-ANVIAM 4571                   2   2  0    30       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENIUS AWESOME 4402           2   1  0    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KROM 4716                     1   2  0    14       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 CROM 4719                     1   1  0    13       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-GUARD DOG 4717                1   0  0    13       THEM (433)
 ROC 4735                      1   0  0     8       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAKKON TAIN             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           GREYLOCK 4605         675  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREYLOCK butchered HAKKON TAIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena Title fight.
BOSH was demolished by JOMMY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CROM was defeated by NAKOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PRINTS OF WHALES devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
TARGUS was demolished by XYIM in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KROM vanquished RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ROC beat TROCARAN DESERTER in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GREYLOCK 4605              17   3  2  123 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    PRINTS OF WHALES 4289       5   2  0   93 PICTURE THIS (448)
LUNGING ATTACK   TARGUS 4665                10   7  1   56 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOMMY 4539.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PRINTS OF WHALES 4289.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREYLOCK 4605, JOMMY 
4539, CROM 4719, NAKOR 4686, XYIM 4572, KROM 4716, BOSH 4656, TARGUS 4665, ROC 4735, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ROC 4735.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TARGUS 4665, BOSH 4656, KROM 4716, XYIM 4572, NAKOR 4686, CROM 4719, 
JOMMY 4539, GREYLOCK 4605, PRINTS OF WHALES 4289, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LXII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWILIGHT ZONE 1694 (96-72-1)           7  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KALDOR 2134 (59-58-1)                  1  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         
POW! 4170 (17-7-0)                     0  2  0         THEM                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLICE CONSTRUCT 3181 (48-39-2)         4  3  0         ANYWAYUSLICEIT       
MUD KING 4659 (12-1-3)                 1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VEALZEBUB 4623 (11-1-0)                4  1  0  DEAD   DEMONIC DELICACIES   
GREYLOCK 4605 (15-3-1)                 5  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
XYIM 4572 (6-1-0)                      3  3  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS!   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PEACE AND 4705 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         Q IS FOR QUIET       
BUMS 4712 (2-0-0)                      2  3  0         THEM                 
NAKOR 4686 (2-0-0)                     0  2  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETA NORMAE 4695 (0-0-0)                5  3  0  DEAD   NORMA                
GUARD DOG 4717 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         THEM                 
CLOUDS 4709 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         THEM                 
HUMMING BIRD 4718 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         THEM                 
SUBMISSION ARTIST 4488 (0-0-0)         0  2  0         DEVIATION            

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IT 3900 (12-2-0)                       1  3  0         GET                  

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LISTLESS LARRY 4593 (2-0-0)            2  3  0  DEAD   WEIRD STUDENTS       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REMBRANDT 4368 (2-0-0)                 4  3  0         NIGHT WATCH          

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TURN ME ON 4436 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS