Brutal night at the Varunadome tonight, with the Deepwater Dragons crushing the Bad Wolves 9-0 in only two rounds of King of the Hill. Valkyrie moved on winged feet to smash down her opposite number and put the Dragons up 4-0 at the end of Round One. Solid defense and healing kept the Dragons out of the Infirmary through Round Two, with Valkyrie, Padre Mendoza and Max combining to take down Murtair and Kosmo to end the match with the flawless win. Looking back on the match, there were a few key moments which really defined it. 1: Pulling Odin's Breath on the Mulligan draw to get the Dragons Valkyrie to put down her counterpart in the Wolves in the first round. 2: Having the "No!" in hand to cancel the Scram from the Wolves Max at the bottom of round one. 3: Getting off Frostbite on the Dragons Valkyrie so she could tank through the first part of the Wolves second round offensive with Kosmo. 4: Having Ice Wall in hand, and using it, to keep Mendoza up when the Wolves threw Murtair at him in round two. 5: The combined offensive potential of Valkyrie, Mendoza and Max (getting a rare Frag of his very own) putting down Kosmo and Murtair really sealed the deal. As always, the regular trickle of healing from Mendoza allowed me to keep up the offensive pressure (especially with Valkyrie), and Valk's ability to offend with defense made up for the need to be static. One interesting thing to note is that we are playing with the Carano Mod, so our teams are fixed. I'd likely not have taken Dart into King of the Hill otherwise. As it was she was pretty hard countered by Kosmo with his smoke, 'though she managed to be the extra body we needed for numbers when it mattered. The one real miss-play which came from the Wolves in this match was targeting Mendoza (because he was the next activation, in the hopes of getting a skipped activation) instead of Dart, with Murtair. Even with a handful of extra blue dice I doubt she would have stayed up ('though with the way I was rolling she might have pulled it off), whereas Mendoza is a little tougher. Plus, obviously, some great dice on the Dragons side and some real shockers on the Wolves. Sometimes it really is a few good rolls at the right moments which decides a match!