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* Zak Weiland

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Sunday, 23 July 1950
12.00 PM


He was standing on a little island of sorts, a piece of grassy land in the middle of a shallow puddle of water, wearing a pink dress with a white and yellow floral pattern and white lace at the edges.

Perhaps not how most people were accustomed to seeing Zak Weiland, but at least he was grinning widely, teeth shining white between crimson lips - Gryffindor crimson had he told them, the girls that had been lucky enough to be allowed to put make-up on his face. He batted his long, dark lashed at the participants, evidently very pleased with himself.

Not that they'd gotten away with anything - they had all been dressed up as knights for the evening, in the armour of their choosing (fairly light - it had been made from cardboard and not metal), complete with helmets and all. In order to win the duel they had to save him, although saving him mostly involved them duelling each other.

His role was just to stand there looking pretty. And to watch the duel to make sure they followed the rules, or didn't get seriously hurt (he highly doubted that was even possible though - they were all second years, even if one of them was last term's Duelling Champion). Who said refereeing had to be a boring job?

The weather was smiling at them - cotton clouds puffed accross the deep blue sky. Every now and then the sun broke through to cover them in its warming light, and in those moments it got almost uncomfortably hot.

"Alright," he said, sing-song, following up with the girliest giggle that he could muster. "All duellists bow! Remember - only one successful disarming spell or action is allowed per duellist in this duel."

He did a little twirl, killing the seriousness.

(As though there had been any to start with.)

"And - GO!"

The game was on.



Round 1 of 5:

Julia Cole - 70%

vs.

Kadence Brannen
- 60%

vs.

Rebecca Silvers
- 80%
« Last Edit: 04/10/2017 at 18:17 by Fish Weiland »
THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER
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  \___/      \_…----<_  - `-…  _…<_…-
  _-… \___…-           \_…-<__…--<__…-<

* Julia Cole

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It was almost halfway through the summer camp. It hadn't all gone exactly as Julia had wanted, after all, the first day she realized she was roomates with Rebecca. She'd have to spend the next six years at school being her roommate, why did they torture her like this during the summer too?

However, Rebecca had once again signed up for dueling. Their last duel Rebecca won by a long shot. It was also a five person duel and everyone seemed to have ganged up on Julia. This time was just three of them, and Julia thought she could handle herself.

It was a bit odd though that all three of them were soon to be second year Hufflepuffs, though, so come time for school again, she'd be rooming with both of them. She hadn't ever had any issues with Kadence, she seemed nice enough, a little quiet though.

Julia didn't have to think twice about what she would do first. Julia pointed her wand at Rebecca and quickly attempted to cast Petrificus Totalus. Julia hoped she could get her spell out first and start with the upper hand this time.
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Rebecca Silvers

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Of course she had signed up for the duelling again. Rebecca wasn't going to miss it, considering how well it had gone last time around. That, and how fun it was - she had discovered that over the time that she had gone not doing it, she had learned to crave it. And now, even facing Julia because that girl seemed to follow her everyone, she was bursting with excitement.

There were only three of them this time around, and all were Hufflepuffs, and all were in her year too. As if they had put them in these groups for that reason - that it wasn't just that they were the only people who signed up (Everyone else was crazy).

Grinning widely at everyone and anyone  (even Julia), she extended her wand and gave a curtsey when she was asked for a bow.

Then she pointed her wand towards Julia, knowing she was going to be her target anyway. Channelling all the magic she could muster, she send a "Petrificus Totalus" hurtling in her direction, eager to get some proper charms flying around this time around. She had, of course, been practising.

Kadence Brannen

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Why had she signed up for this again?

Kadence had considered signing up for duelling last year and decided against it. After all, it was her first year and she hadn't yet learned any spells when the sign-ups were open. She didn't really think she'd be that good at duelling anyway, because honestly, she didn't usually pay much attention in her classes.

Now she was incredibly nervous. The day of the duel she'd practiced frantically in hopes of at least not coming last. Her efforts seemed pointless, though, as she watched both of the other duellists immediately fire spells at each other. They seemed completely at ease here, unlike Kadence.

But she had to do something. Quickly, she tried to make her way through the possible spells. Her mind was blank. So she just attempted to cast the first spell she thought of, Lumos, at Julia.
let's make forever in this moment

* Zak Weiland

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For someone like Fish, who was used to basking in attention, found himself being absolutely ignored in the eyes of these to-be second-years. It was possible that they were just too immensed in the fact that they were duelling, and the fact that there were things sputtering and not sputtering from their wands (which happened to be mostly the latter, to be fair).

Well, at least Rebecca had heard the message about bowing - she answered it with a curtsy and Fish grinned at her.

So focused though, and for a long moment he just stared at them. Standing there in his make-up and his pink dress and feeling strangely invisible.

They were wearing freaking armour.

Surely this had to steal some of their attention?

Nope!

How could they not be amazed?

(He certainly was).

"Ooops," he said, watching one spell fail after the other. It was mostly just bad luck though, he could see how close they were to succeeding with those spells. "Come on - again!" he cheered, obviously not beat down by their failure - they'd manage, they just had to try again.




Round 1 of 5

A1. Julia attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus on Julia, but her wand only sputters.

A2. Rebecca attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Julia, it almost succeeds, but then her wand only makes a coughing noise.

Ref note: Remember to always attempt to cast a spell, and to never write them as though they've already succeeded.

A3. Kadence attempts to cast Lumos at Julia, and it sparkles for a bit, but then goes back out again. So close to success!



Round 2 of 5:

Julia Cole - 70%

vs.

Kadence Brannen
- 60%

vs.

Rebecca Silvers
- 80%
THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER
_…-    _…_……--<"  __……_…--…-
  \___/      \_…----<_  - `-…  _…<_…-
  _-… \___…-           \_…-<__…--<__…-<

* Julia Cole

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When Julia's wand let out a sputtering sound, Julia was obviously upset. Now Rebecca would definitely get the upper hand. However, Rebecca's wand seemed to not be cooperating either, or Kadence's, so at least Julia wasn't the only one.

She could hear Zak cheering for them, but she was too focused on Rebecca to notice him, unfortunately. Once she had learned Rebecca had also signed up for dueling, Julia had started practicing extra hard to make sure she came out on top. If she suffered another defeat by the hands of Rebecca, who knows how big that head of hers would get.

Julia snarled, half frustration with her wand, and half determination to hit Rebecca. She held her wand steadily towards Rebecca. "Petrificus Totalus!" Julia shouted again, louder and fiercer this time. She had to hit this time. She had been practicing her Charms. If her wand fizzled again, maybe she could convince her dad to get her a new wand, as this one obviously wasn't meant for her.
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Kadence Brannen

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This was not going well.

From the beginning, Kadence had known she wouldn't be too good at duelling. She had never been the best at magic, and her skill levels in the different branches varied drastically. But nevertheless, she had thought she would do better than this. She hadn't been able to keep a clear enough head to think of a spell that actually had much of a use in a duel.

Now she had to do better. Hopefully, Julia and Rebecca had the right idea with Petrificus Totalus. Kadence didn't really understand why two Hufflepuffs on the same team would be so quick to go right for each other but she wasn't going to complain. "Petrificus Totalus!" she shouted, attempting to get Julia.

This time Kadence was ready, and shot the spell at more than a random person. Although she'd never admit it, she kind of liked Rebecca. It wasn't really a friendship or even close, but it was something.
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Rebecca Silvers

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So that spell hadn't worked, but she blamed it to nerves. Or the armour they were. She had been trying to not focus on it - duelling always seemed to have some crazy distractions that she didn't need to notice. But they were good for blaming bad spells on. So clearly, it was the armour that had stopped her spell from working properly.

So, unlike the other two who decided to stick to the same spell, Rebecca decided to try something new, and make the armour work to her advantage.

She had never been particularly good at transfiguration, but she had been practising hard. And if this spell worked, it would be amazing.

Pointing her wand at Julia, she attempted to cast "Commutati Acutus" at her armour with a sharp flick of her wrist. Then she shot a smile at Kadence, realising the girl had just been firing at Julia too. Maybe they could form some sort of alliance - Kadence was much nicer than Julia, at least.
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* Zak Weiland

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Round 2 of 5

A1. Julia attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Rebecca. Success! 0% damage...

A2. Kadence attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Julia, but the spell fizzles.

Ref note: Remember to specifically state where the wand is pointed rather than just "trying to get". :)

A3. Rebecca attempts to cast Commutati Acutus at Julia's piece of armour. Success! 4% damage.



Round 3 of 5:

Julia Cole - 66%, -2 res, may act twice

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Kadence Brannen
- 60%

vs.

Rebecca Silvers
- 80%, -1 vel
THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER
_…-    _…_……--<"  __……_…--…-
  \___/      \_…----<_  - `-…  _…<_…-
  _-… \___…-           \_…-<__…--<__…-<

* Julia Cole

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Luckily this time Julia's wand had decided to cooperate with her. It could stay for now. She smiled as she sent Petrificus Totalus hurdling towards Rebecca. She suddenly noticed that Kadence had attempted to cast at spell at her. She knew she didn't talk to Kadence much but wasn't sure why Kadence was against her.

Then Rebecca cast another spell at her, and suddenly her robe felt like it was poking her with spikes or something. She glared at Rebecca. She aimed her wand in Rebecca's direction again and shouted "Petrificus Totalus!" She just had to knock Rebecca down some more. Get her to the same level she had gotten the last duel.

Then Julia looked over at Kadence, trying to figure her out. True none of her spells had gone through, but they had been aimed at her, and Julia couldn't just let that slide. But Julia didn't have any reason to dislike Kadence, so didn't want to hurt her yet. Julia pointed her wand at Kadence and attempted to cast Commutati Argenteus Quadratus on Kadence's robes. Hopefully that would at least slow her down a bit.
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Kadence Brannen

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Kadence was discouraged.

No, that was an understatement. She was beyond discouraged, she was done. Stupid magic would probably never work for her. She had tried... Now it was no use. She should have started in her first year, or ever last summer, like everyone else. For the millionth time in her life, she wished she could flip a switch that would make her braver.

It was kind of reassuring when Rebecca smiled at her, at least. Kadence tried to smile back, but at least the scowl spread across her face lessened a bit. It wasn't as if she had really helped Rebecca with any spells of her own.

Still though, she had a secret no one else did. Or at least, her bad luck was way worse than she had ever imagined if they did. Kadence knew using potions in a duel wasn't too common, but she was definitely better at brewing than casting spells she hoped. She had only had time to make one potion, but she had put all her efforts into this one and was quite pleased with it.

If this didn't work, she was forgetting this dumb sport all together, whether it was potions or spells she used.

Uncorking the little bottle, Kadence attempted to splash Julia with the Confusing Concoction, hoping with all her heart it would work.
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wild things

are.

* Zak Weiland

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Round 3 of 5

A1. Julia attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus at Rebecca, but the spell fizzles.

A2. Julia attempts to cast Commutati Argenteus Quadratus on Kadence's robes. So close to success, but nothing happends.

A3. Kadence attempts to splash Julia with Confusing Concotion, but the potion falls short! Bad luck.



Round 4 of 5:

Julia Cole - 66%

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Kadence Brannen
- 60%

vs.

Rebecca Silvers
- 80%
THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER
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* Julia Cole

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Of course, Julia's wand seemed to be acting up again. Neither of her spells went through. And to top it off, she noticed Kadence take out a potions bottle and threw it towards her. Julia gave a confused and pained look towards Kadence. She was trying to stay strong and not have a break down like last time, but once more she was being attacked by someone who had no reason to. Luckily the potion missed.

Julia tried her best to regain her composure. This was not the time. If she wanted to be sad and upset, she should do it after the duel, but not now. She really wanted to attack Kadence more, but she knew that was not her main goal. Her main goal was knocking down little miss perfect at everything.

Perhaps the Petrificus Totaluses weren't going to work for her. She needed to try something else, something new. She held her wand, trying to think of a good spell to cast. After a little thinking, she pointed her wand at Rebecca and called out "Wingardium Leviosa!" Hopefully her wand wouldn't fail her again.
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She was done.

Kadence couldn't even get a potion to hit. She disappointedly watched the drops splatter to the ground. Forget trying something new. She should have just done quidditch instead. She needed the practice, obviously, so what was the point in doing something she half knew she wouldn't be the best at?

She didn't really want to waste her time on this anymore. She would much rather be flying around on her broom, or even more sulking in some little hideaway where she could be alone. Although she wasn't sure it was allowed to run off in the middle of a duel, Kadence was quite tempted to do it anyway. But then she would really have no chance. She could make it to the end of a duel.

If Kadence were the kind of person she wanted to be, she would have shouted some creative insult at Julia then smirk as her perfect spell hit. Unfortunately, it was going to take a lot more practice before she could do any of that. But she might as well start now.

Concentrating with everything in her, she pointed her wand at Julia and shouted, "Petrificus Totalus!"
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Recovered from that harder spell, she was glad nothing had worked on her. All the spells seemed to be fizzling - but that didn't mean they always would, and she had missed her last chance to send a spell at the other two, which wasn't the best. Only... She thought back to Fish's words at the beginning of the duel. One disarming spell each...

And if she managed to do it successfully, Julia would be the one who wasn't able to cast spells quickly enough. Because she just wouldn't be able to cast any. Rebecca almost gave a sly smile as the thought formed in her mind quickly.

Ignoring everyone else, she put all the focus into the spell, not sure whether it had to be successful to count as her disarming spell. She was going to make it successful anyway - no messing around with failed spells for her. Directing her strength at Julia, she sent her a sweet smile, full of the mutual hatred they had for each other, and flicked her wand, screaming out "Expelliarmus!" as she attempted the disarming charm.

Hopefully, it would work. Hopefully, she had had a successful try at it.

* Zak Weiland

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Round 4 of 5

A1. Julia casts Wingardium Leviosa at Rebecca. Success! 6% damage.

A2. Kadence casts Petrificus Totalus at Julia! Success! 4% damage.

A3. Rebecca attempts to cast Expelliarmus at Julia, but the spell fails.



FINAL ROUND:

Julia Cole - 62%, -1 vel

vs.

Kadence Brannen
- 60%, may act twice

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Rebecca Silvers
- 74%, -2 abi, floating in the air for two rounds or until the Julia successfully casts another spell, unable to use physical actions to grab objects from the ground
THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
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* Julia Cole

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Julia was glad to see her Wingardium Leviosa had succeeded, but then got hit bit Kadence's spell directed towards her. She looked painfully at Kadence for a second, but remembered she had to be strong. Don't show weakness. She thought to herself. She could do this. She wouldn't let Kadence or anyone get in her way or bring her down.

Rebecca had pointed her wand at her and called out Expelliarmus, but her wand wasn't working. Julia gave a mischievous smile to Rebecca, who was floating in the air. She wanted to taunt her so much, but knew it was unsportsmanlike.

What to do with Rebecca now? Probably best to give her a taste of her own medicine. Julia pointed her wand at Rebecca and shouted "Expelliarmus!" Julia hoped it went through, but if not, then at least Rebecca would still be floating, so it was a win-win.
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Rebecca Silvers

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Gritting her teeth, she felt her body shoot up into the air, the lack of gravity throwing her instantly. How was she supposed to do anything up here? Then again, it was a good tactic, because it meant she couldn't do anything up there. Why didn't she have that idea first. Why hadn't her spell worked.

Then again, it was never too late to do anything. Maybe, just maybe, she could make it work with Julia too? Then again, she was floating in the sky, and she couldn't see spell casting going very well from where she was. Positive thinking, she reminded herself. That was the way to go.

Directing her wand at Julia, she gave a flick. As she tried to steady herself, she managed to pull out the incantation, Wingeradium Leviosa!, as she attempted the spell.

* Zak Weiland

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Round 5 of 5

A1. Julia attempts to cast Expelliarmus at Rebecca, but the spell fizzles.

A2. Rebbeca attempts to cast Wingardium Leviosa at Julia, but nothing happends



FINAL RESULTS:

Julia Cole - 62%

vs.

Kadence Brannen
- 60%

vs.

Rebecca Silvers
- 74%


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER:
REBECCA

THUNDER,  FEEL  THE  THUNDER
LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER
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