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* Vincenzo Nicolosi

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Nothing too out of the ordinary when it came to the field. It was a dueling ring in the middle of the forest. Plenty of trees, snow, and nature to do whatever the duelers liked (within the rules of course).

Kristoffer gave a yawn as he walked towards the middle of the field. Looking at the duelers before sighing and giving a shrug, "Be interesting." That was his advice to the duelists. Unlikely, but still it would be nice to be out in the cold for a reason than just watching people fling spells at each other.

He gave a nod to each of them, "Bow, then begin."


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Round 1 of 7

Diego Santos - 80%

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Leander Laskos - 100%


« Last Edit: 12/09/2013 at 19:20 by Kristoffer Carlisle »
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Leander Laskos

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Leander shifted his boots in the snow, hoping he wouldn't lose traction in the course of the duel. Footing was everything. A good stance was a good spell. It was casting crucial.  But with the glacial weather that had crept over Camp, firm ground was hard to find traction.

They might as well have been out on the Lake, the ground was so frostbitten and slick with snow. By now he was used to seeing his breath catch in the chill air, hanging like half-formed clouds. What he wasn't about to do, however, was get comfortable. That would be only half a step away from on one side and arrogance on the other. Better cautious now and then cozy later with a win under his belt (blanket?).

But today something felt off, every now and then it felt as if his head went spinning and his usual connection with his wand... felt distant, if even for a millimeter, or however you measured the bond between wizard and wand.  There just seemed to be something missing. He'd noticed it for a few days now, but had simply attributed it to stress, and now nerves. Though he knew it was a silly thing to be nervous about. Still, it didn't make the knots in his stomach go away.

Perhaps he just needed a distraction.

Leander doubled over himself, acknowledging his opponent. "Diego," he greeted.

This one was a good a target as any. It wasn't a youngling, nor someone he'd felt any particular remorse in sticking to the ground or however Anders needed to prove something to himself and work out whatever this feeling was. It was still hard not to be a little nervous about it.

Anders hid it from his face, however, flashing the other boy a grin. It wasn't going to be so easy as it'd been to have that girl from the welcome campfire fall at his feet. The Spaniard wasn't quite his type.

Then, straightening his posture, he drew his cedar wand, his fingers pressing into its once familiar grain. It still felt... different. Funny, even. But it was his wand. He'd even looked at the knots and twists it bore, recognized them, but the more he strained to feel them as he had once before, the worse his headache throbbed.

Focusing, he sniffled. This was not the time to be cloudy-headed.

It was still with greater effort that he tightened his grip on his wand, directing his concentration at Diego's robes, casting "Commutati Brevis acutus asper!"

Just a little handshake, to start things off.

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* Diego Santos

    (12/10/2013 at 14:30)
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Diego moved through the snow at a steady pace, the crunch of snow echoed from each foot step on the icey floor. It wasn't textbook weather for a duel, but he would have to make it work somehow. Maybe he could find advantages, a way to make things more interesting.

The floor was glazed with ice making it difficult for even the most advanced duelist to find a good sturdy stance. And in this game footing was essential, which was unfortunate as Diego had a habit of tripping himself up. It often happened at the worst time imaginable, talking to pretty girls, large family events, and times just like this, when he needed to stay well grounded.

Each breath mixed with the cold air and made small smokey whisps that hung in the air momentarily before dissapearing. His gloved hand held his wand with a tight grip as his nerves increased, filling his stomach with tight knots.

"Diego,"

"Leander," he replied back with an uncomfortable smile.

He was as ready as he would ever be, he found he relaxed more after seeing who he would be pitted against. Diego might as well have gave up straight away if he was against a girl, he always let them win. It wasn't in him to duel a lady, a lad like Leander though... Would be no problem at all.

Following the Slytherin's lead, he bought his wand up and straightened his position, towering just above him by an inch or two. He took a deep breath and held it there for a moment before whipping it back to his side.

Pointing his wand at Leander he smirked and cast "Petrificus Totalus!"

This was going to be an interesting match.


« Last Edit: 12/10/2013 at 14:32 by Diego Santos »

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A1: Leander attempts to cast Commutati Brevis Acutus Asper at Diego's robes. Success! 4% Damage

A2: Diego attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Leander. Success! 1% Damage.



Round 2 of 7

Diego Santos - 76%, -2 Res, -1 Agility, -1 Ability. May act twice.

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Leander Laskos - 99%, -1 Velocity.

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Leander Laskos

    (12/11/2013 at 14:04)
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Leander had little time to congratulate himself as he felt at least some magic imbue the cedar instrument and cast something that hopefully resembled a complete spell. But it still felt a bit like something was missing. Like holding hands with mittens on. He hoped his opponent's robes weren't merely just cosy rather than constricting as he had intended.

As he tried not to feel the loss of his former connection with his wand that had always seemed to come so easily to him before, Diego's spell hit. Leander felt the stiffness spread through his body, prickling across his skin. His frown threatened to stick. Fantastic. 

Though it wasn't as if an opponent was ever going to do anything like merely shoot sparks at him when they were meant to be dueling, it also didn't mean he had to enjoy being petrified.

His uncertainty in his wand made the Badger grumpier than usual.

He tried rolling his shoulders to loosen them, attempting to undo the frozen joints and get a jump on the other boy who was hopefully entangled in his robes. His expression also softened, even if a concerned quirk remain around a corner of his mouth. Regaining at least a little range of motion in his arms and to a certain degree his spine, he focused again on Diego and smiled back.

The Spaniard was a nice bloke, or seemed nice enough. Well, Anders reasoned, he could always apologize later.

Stiffly lifting his wand arm, and still privately hoping his spell wouldn't fizzle like a First Year's ambitious attempt, he directed right at the other boy's [Diego] chest, raising his arm any higher was not worth the attempt. Besides Diego would probably like to avoid a pockmarked complexion, and Anders could always say it was out of courtesy that he hadn't aimed for the face when he cast, "Furnunculus!"
« Last Edit: 12/11/2013 at 14:42 by Leander Laskos »
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* Diego Santos

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The spell had just managed to escape the tip of his wand, before been entangled in his robes. They wrapped around him tightly constricting him and pinning his arms to either side of his body. Diego tried to fight his robes as they tightened around him but that made them pull tighter still, eventually tripping him over and causing him to fall to the snowy ground.

Managing to finally free himself, and looking over his shoulder towards Leander's paralyzed frame he smirked and scooped up and handful of snow. He shouldn't really take advantage but he couldn't resist. He was sure his opponent would make use of the snow or his surroundings at some point. Diego pulled back his arm and threw the snowball as hard and straight as he could towards him [Leander] with a chuckle.

Once Leander gained movement again, spotting the motion in his arms Diego lifted his wand, pointed it towards Leander and cast "Confundus!"
« Last Edit: 12/12/2013 at 10:13 by Diego Santos »

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A1 - Leander attempts to cast Furnunculus at Diego. Success! 14% Damage
A2 - Diego attempts to throw a snowball at Leander. - Action is void as round time had passed.
A3 - Diego attempts to cast confundus at Leander.  - Action is void as round time had passed.

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Round 3 of 7

Diego Santos - 62%, -3 Res

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Leander Laskos - 99%
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* Diego Santos

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Why did he even bother to duel, it wasn't his strongest point. He got all clamy and made mistakes but none the less he couldn't help but enjoy himself. And he was determined to win a match one day, maybe not this one or the next but sooner or later he had to win.

The Leander lad was obviously far more confident in a duel than himself, but even he seemed to have some issues today. Diegos attempt at throwing a snowball had failed miserably, whizzing shyly past Leander's left side it dissapeared into the white. A first year girl could have thrown better.

The disbelief of how bad the throw itself had been distracted him momentary. In that split moment something hit him hard, causing him to fall back and hit the floor hard. He clambered upright, dragging himself up out the snow.

Something felt strange, distorted on his face. Diego's eyes flicked down and something swollen on the end of his nose caught his eye. His hand came up to his face, and feeling around his fingers felt the small boils that now covered his face. He was confident that the Slytherin had used this particular spell as a kind of inside joke with himself.

Pulling his wand up straight, perfectly aimed in Leander's direction he muttered "Limax!"

Two can play that game.

Leander Laskos

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Had... had that been a warning shot?

The ball of snow whizzed over his shoulder, without even ruffling his hair. One of his brows raised-- Leander thought he'd been bad at quidditch. Then again they didn't play the sport in Beauxbatons, which probably accounted for it.

Reflexively though, he had tried to take half a step back before he realized it wasn't even a near miss. His legs still stiff, whether from the temperature or in addition to the effects of his opponent's previous spell, but the Badger's footing locked and he wobbled a bit, triggering again a little of the nausea that had been plaguing him since the start of camp. It was extraordinarily unpleasant to be both hungry and queasy at the same time. Add the chilly weather and it was hard to resist the temptation to walk off the block to have a lie down in his tent back up at the Cave. But he'd been doing little other than that the past few days; as if the duties of patrolling, curfew, and the Infirmary hadn't been tedious enough, certainly now they were near labors of Hercules. No, he needed this duel to refocus; to prove that his wand was working; to find his groove again. Leander grit his teeth and tried to restabilize himself on the ground despite the fog starting to cloud his concentration.

He took a breath in, letting it fill his lungs and hoping the chill sting would shock his senses awake, somehow reconnecting him with his wand. Stranger things had happened before, and the Hufflepuff was not about to give up so easily. A new strategy would simply be needed. He'd been lucky with the success of the first two spells, to try another of the same level seemed a gamble. The other two had nearly drained him, he could feel it as if the spells had sucked all the magic from his bones and the marrow along with it. It was a feeling worse than any he could have felt as a result of his opponent's efforts, largely because there seemed nobody to blame. He'd only been briefly at Camp and before he began suffering the symptoms. Luckily there wasn't much reliance on magic, and though he knew it was frustrating to some, Leander found a little relief in it. No one else had to know about the pit that sat in his stomach or how he felt like a part of himself was missing.

With any luck, the part that remained could manage a simpler spell. Before long, Leander felt he might have to even abandon his wand. The thought was not settling. Hoping it'd help to slow Diego down a little and allow him more time in the eventual spell that was sure to fizzle, Leander again straightened himself and tried projecting with confidence,"Petrificus Totalus!"

Inwardly he searched for any shred of magic that might send the spell along, hoping that still he was not yet tapped out. Perhaps after all this duel was a mistake.

Some people are just meant to be in the same story;

* Vincenzo Nicolosi

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A1 - Diego attempts to cast Limax at Leander. Success! 2% Damage

A2 - Leander attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Diego. Success! 7% Damage.



4 of 7

Diego Santos - 55%, -1 Velocity.

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Leander Laskos - 97%, -2 ability, -2 agility. May act twice.

SLYTHERIN
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* Vincenzo Nicolosi

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Round 5 of 7

Diego Santos - 55%, 1 round missed 2 until forfeit.

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Leander Laskos - 97%, 1 round missed 2 until forfeit.


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* Diego Santos

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He watched as Leander stiffly move toward him, taking a long inhale before raising his wand and calling;

"Petrificus Totalus!"

Diego jolted. Every muscle in his body ceased still, lifeless and frozen for a few seconds before falling to the frozen floor once again. He tried fighting the spasm in his arms, writhing around in the snow to release them.

Finally he had control again and with struggle Diego somehow managed to lift himself from the floor. Still reaping the benefit of his swollen, disstorded face from the previous rounds he sluggishly pulled himself forward and desperatly tried to shake it off,

Lifting his wand, Diego pointed it at a seemilgly weak and tired Leander.

"Levicorpus!"

He wasn't sure if it would work or not, but it was worth the shot. Diego sighed, he knew he was most likely going to loose the match anyway and the sooner he could get back to the warm cabin, guitar in hand, the better.

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As the spell left his wand, he felt his arms lock again and all that was left in his shoulders dragged from him. Suddenly exhausted, he let his shoulders slump.  Everything felt like it had wormed their way in the emptiness in his bones, replaced by the frost and the stiffness that remained from the Spaniard’s first spell. And now the drain of his own spellwork weighed against him. Leander‘s brows knitted in concern. What was happening to him? He inhaled deeply, raggedly, trying to fill his lungs and to gain wind to last the rest of the round. That’s when he heard the next cast of his opponent’s. Barely with enough time to contort his expression into revulsion, he felt the spell hit him, the sensation much like how he would imagine being dipped in bogies.

Ugh.

Ughhhhhhhhh.

If Leander thought his stomach was in fits before, it was certainly nothing compared to now. Not that being hexed with Limax was ever pleasant, but now the feeling of the mucus budding and swelling in his throat as slugs began erupting from his mouth. Maybe in part of the weather, but the slime was especially thick. A slew of slugs vomited from his mouth, another set still stuck in his throat. His resolve faltered and he fell down to his knees to relieve some of the pressure on his stomach and make it easier for the slugs to escape [+health].

He still felt one somehow stuck up his nose. He managed to take a brief look up across the block at his opponent, who still seemed to be suffering the effects of being petrified. He allowed himself the next moments to help clear his throat of the remnants of the slug trails that were still caught in his throat. In his mind, he went over the distance from the Forest to the Infirmary. He was going to need to have a lie down after this.
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* Vincenzo Nicolosi

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A1 - Diego attempts to cast Levicorpus at Leander. Fail! His wand sputters out some sparks, but nothing happens.

A2 - Leander drops to his knees in an attempt to help the slugs fall out of his mouth. The slugs have stopped falling out of his mouth, so in the end all he gets is wet pants from the snow.



Round 6 of 7

Diego Santos - 55%

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Leander Laskos - 97%

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Leander Laskos

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He was spent, but surprisingly it seemed that Santos seemed to be suffering just as badly. Maybe there was something going around?

In the back of his mind, Leander suddenly began to pull everything together, as if the question had somehow been the key. Nausea.  Dizziness. Fizzled spellwork.  The symptoms had been in the paper, they'd been gossiped about in the Hall and in the Common Room. But hadn't all that already been contained? Afterall, Ianne had been let out. Juniper too. They wouldn't have been let go if it wasn't contained right? All the questions that surfaced through the thick haze of both his denial and his probable disease, made his head ache and he felt the dizziness get worse. It wasn't even worth attempting to get another spell out. He could feel the lacking his his body, there wasnt a scrap left to draw on. A whole part of him felt just... gone. And he had never been more tired. Not even while cramming for OWLs.  It was like without his magic, he really felt like just a shell.

Fatigue. This was awful.

He didn't even have the bother to care that all he wanted to do was roll over in the snow and lie there. And so that's what he did. Letting his eyes fall shut, he merely let his body flop into the cold cushion of the snow [-agility], and let it cool his head.

Let Carlisle say what he want. Santos as well.

As for Leander, he only wanted to say to Hades with it.
« Last Edit: 12/17/2013 at 01:37 by Leander Laskos »

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* Diego Santos

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He knew it wouldnt work, he had just tried it out of desperation, but Diego couldn't help but admire his handiwork from the previous spell as Leander spewed a small pile of slugs and slime. Diego turned away in a cringe, covering his own mouth with a slight smirk. He did feel for him though, that couldn't be nice for anyone to experience.

His opponent went limp passing out on the pile of snow. Diego's weakness was his kindness, how was he supposed to attack someone in such a mess?

Diego took his wand and attempted to cast a cheering charm on himself before offering Leander a hand up from the cold floor.

"Are you feeling okay, mate?"


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A1 - Leander wants to fall to the floor, but he is still standing. - (A bolded action does not mean it will happen.)

A2 - Attempts to cast a cheering charm on himself - (Action is Void as round time has passed)


Final Round

Diego Santos - 55%

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Leander Laskos - 97%
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Final Round!

NO ACTIONS TAKEN.





Final Results


Diego Santos - 55%

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Leander Laskos - 97%


Congratulations to Leander Laskos!
Your eyes, they shine so bright.

I want to save their light.

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