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Tallulah Sloe

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Late July, 1953:
After Lunch
A Clear, Beautiful, Windless Day
The Deck of the Jolly Roger

“AVAST YE, SCURVY--ouch!--SAILORS!”

Tallulah Belle Sloe was a particularly bad pirate.  For one, that high-pitched voice of hers wasn’t fooling anyone, no matter how gravely she tried to make it sound.  For another, her costume was pretty bad.  It was just a red blouse she wore in regular rotation, a pair of black trousers she had borrowed from Lucian (and that were therefore entirely, comically long at the inseam; she’d had to roll them up eight times and they still bagged at her ankles), no shoes, and a bandana tied around her head.  There was the fact, too, that her stance--standing plainly with her hands cupped together in front of her--wasn’t the most menacing.  The biggest detractor from her Believable Pirate status was the truth that at odd (but frequent) intervals, the Sloe girl gave yips of anguish, little squeaks and squeals like something was giving her quite the pain in the...well, anything, really, as there was no visible source of harassment.

“Gather ‘r-ow!-nd, ye salty dogs!”  From where the duelists waited at their separate parts of the deck--they had been informed far ahead of time that the first duel of the summer would be taking place on the Jolly Roger and not the assigned dueling block--she called all the participants close to her.  Once they had all gathered around, Tallulah yipping to herself periodically as they did, she gave them a grin, remembered she was supposed to be a menacing pirate, then turned it into a disappointing grimace.  “Ye know the--oof!--rules.  Don’t act like a bunch of--sheesh!--landlubbers.  Ye can only use ONE disarm and--geeze!--uh, THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS!”

Tallulah, in a motion that was more fluid than could usually be expected out of the girl, moved her hands in a sort of grabby blur, and before the duelists could tell what was happening, the Sloe girl was shaking her right fist at them hard.  Clutched (gently, gently) in her fist was a very angry looking pixie dressed in bright green with bright blonde hair who emitted high pitched squeaks about being so treated.  With each shake of Tallulah’s fist, the little pixie gave off a cloud of glittering, golden dust.

Pixie dust.

They could fly, they could fly, they could fly.

Releasing a very grouchy Tinkerbell on the duelists, she shouted a quick “OK DUEL!” at them, gave Julia a frantic look, and darted off towards the Jolly Roger’s cabin to watch from a safe, pixie-free distance, her steps lifting her into the air as she went.




(Only one successful disarming spell or action allowed per duelist.)

(For this duel, you may fly.)




Round 1 of 5:


Evangeline Arlina - 85%

vs.

Orion Alricsson - 80%

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 100%

vs.

Castor Ricardus - 85%

vs.

Tinkerbell - 50%


Your Referee for this duel will be Julia Cole.
IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR.

* Castor Ricardus

    (04/13/2018 at 07:34)
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The young Slytherin wasn't sure that duelling was for him but he'd never really know until he tried. He had practised spells on his own, of course, and studied different duelling stances and movements yet he'd never been in an actual duel. School-sanctioned or otherwise.

And, of course, his first ever official duel had to be started by a Gryffindor. One that seemed even more strange than the usual Gryffindor. As the girl started talking, Castor couldn't decide what face he should make. His facial features kept changing from narrowed eyes and furrowed brows as he tried to figure out what she was saying to wide eyes and raised eyebrows when he was confused about what exactly was going on with the girl. Had she eaten a bad box of ice mice or something?

"Are you going to go over all this information again when, you know, you can talk properly?"

Apparently not.

With a final shout having something to do with happy thoughts, the older girl stuck her hands out in their direction and Castor instinctively reared back. Just not quickly enough. The glittering, almost sandy dust hit him right in the face.

"What the--" he tried to wipe it off but then the source of the stuff was revealed and his befuddlement completely changed subjects.

"--hell?"

There was some sort of fairy figure on the ship, amidst the duellers and he was beginning to float. What a great start to his first duel.

Without any idea of what was happening and with no real strategy at the moment, Castor gripped his wand tightly as his feet began to leave the deck of the ship and simply aimed it at the first person his eyes found [Evangeline] and said, "Petrificus Totalus!"

It seemed as good a place to start as any. Hopefully he could grasp this flying without a broom thing quickly.

SLYTHERIN
don't tempt me

Evangeline Arlina

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She needed to release the pent of demon ready to strike any second.

A barely raised eyebrows and a very not impressed look™ was given to Sloe. She had left her wand at her cabin, under lock and key. Evangeline was that confident in her magic skills yet. Thus, she had come with things to throw. As much as she could, actually. She was wearing two easily slip off shoes, and a cap to boot. A bead necklace around her neck, she was ready to show all these magic users that they were dealing with the wrong person.

Sloe was not giving off a bad pirate vibe. More of a... cowardly pirate trying to be brave. Or a coward trying to sound like a pirate. Her eyes narrowed at the girl, an unimpressed sneer that would have put anyone down. Her gaze then moved to her opponents. She was prepared to win, and no one would stop her! The chances of winning were slim, however, with two people older than her and a girl around her age?

Anyways, she would start it off with a huge bang. She was fast, she was agile. She could do this! What she wasn't expecting, however, was when a pixie with blonde hair that looked like a Tinkerbell puffed golden dust in her face. Evangeline could barely remember anything, except for something about happy thoughts?

Turning towards Sloe, she almost released a few selected words from her vocabulary when she realised that she was gone. And in her place, was not a happy Tinkerbell. Squeaking, she moved back a few steps, but her feet were leaving the ground. Finally, the pieces all snapped in her brain. Hissing, she turned towards the general direction of Sloe and shouted, "What the bloody hell?"

Had the duel started? Given that the older boy, not the oldest, was pointing his wand at her and something came out of his mouth, she let out a very unladylike shriek and she did the first thing that came to her mind. Grabbing her left shoe, she threw it with as much strength as possible towards the boy [Castor] hoping it would distract him [act twice] and give her more time to adjust to the feeling of floating in the air for easier dodging [+1 agi].

Evangeline hissed. Why couldn't he see that the enemy here wasn't her, but the oldest boy instead?

* Julia Cole

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Round 1:

A1:
Castor attempts to cast Petrificus Totalus on Evangeline. But the spell fizzles!

A2: Evangeline attempts to throw her shoe at Castor. Success!

A3: Tinkerbell, grouchy from being used, flies over to Poppy and pulls her her. It really hurts! 6% damage!



Round 2 of 5:

Evangeline Arlina – 85%, +1 agi, may act twice

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Orion Alricsson - 80%, 1 round missed, 2 until forfeit

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 94%, 1 round missed, 2 until forfeit

vs.

Castor Ricardus - 85%

vs.

Tinkerbell - 50%
I'd rather break my heart
Than risk breaking yours


Calypso OHara

    (04/14/2018 at 07:45)
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His spell didn't work, thank Merlin.

Not the same could be said for her shoe, though. It had striked the boy and Evangeline was pleased. The duel was off to a good start! The other two wasn't doing anything, she mused as her eyes landed on the girl younger than her. She also spotted another green and yellow blur, heading towards the girl.

A sharp tug of the girl's hair and Evangeline was slowly moving back. This Tinkerbell was dangerous, and she knows it! She couldn't let herself be distracted by the small pixie. She had more important things to settle. Like her next move. She didn't want to exactly attack someone, only for self-protection, but she didn't want to just sit there and look pretty!

So far, her biggest threat was the oldest boy, but the other one was just as dangerous. What could she do? Gaze roaming from one boy to another, Eva attempted to survey the situation so far, hoping to see if any wands were pointing her way so she could dodge [+1 agi] and prepare herself for what was going to come [act twice].

Eva was still waiting for the other two to strike back, and after the shoe incident, she wouldn't be surprised if they came after her. But for now, she was content to focus on the boy who had tried to attack her. Speaking of the boy... Her furious gaze came to focus on him, narrowed and piercing. Anger flashed briefly before she shot a cheeky grin at the boy.

"Interesting duel, isn't it?" Her voice light and cheery, but if one paid more attention, they would hear the slight hint of malice buried deep in her voice. Ignoring the boy, Eva mused silently. Could she win this? No, but she didn't want to come in last either. If she had to bet, she would place it on the oldest boy, even if he wasn't doing anything.

Not winning this though, had a huge impact on her pride. Eva wouldn't say she wasn't bothered by it, but she wouldn't throw a stupid temper tantrum because she lost. She wasn't that childish! Now, if only the boy that attacked her would turn on the oldest one, and she could use all her energy on taking out the younger girl. She was confident she could put up a good fight before going down.

Realizing that attacks might be happening any second, Eva braced herself, forming a plan [act twice] and slowly moved in the air, trying to get used to it once more [+1 agi]. It never hurts to be prepared, right?

GRYFFINDOR
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* Julia Cole

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Round 2:

A1:
Evangeline attempts to move out of the way of any spells and prepare. Success!
((Ref note: Just a reminder a dodge is a separate thing, so if not attempting a dodge, try to change the phrasing so not to confuse the ref))

A2: Evangeline attempts to think of a plan. Success!

A3: Tinkerbell flies around in a huff, but doesn't do anything this turn.



Round 3 of 5:

Evangeline Arlina – 85%, +2 agi, may act four times

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Orion Alricsson - 80%, 2 rounds missed, 1 until forfeit

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 94%, 2 rounds missed, 1 until forfeit

vs.

Castor Ricardus – 85%, 1 round missed, 2 until forfeit

vs.

Tinkerbell - 50%
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Poppy Applewhite

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Anyone watching was probably thinking there was some mistake. This little girl was easily half the size of anyone who had a right to be up on the dueling deck, her hair was unkempt and bundled into a frizzy knot at the back of her head (Dear Godric, was that an actual twig she’d held it together with?!), and she, unlike most of the others standing up there, had no wand. But that wasn’t stopping Poppy. And neither was this delightful lack of gravity.

A duel was a fight, she knew that much, and you didn’t need no wand to fight!

Not that getting her hands on one would be so bad. Everyone else had one--except fellow Pirate, Evangelina.

Could Evangelina not do magic, too; did that mean Poppy stood a chance?

It looked likely, because even though the younger boy cast some kind of spell at the girl, he missed and was rewarded with a projectile shoe. A smile wide as Mermaid’s Lagoon split across Poppy’s face. She didn’t need no wand to fight--

“OW! You stupid pixie!” Tinkerbell was gone before she could anything about her, and Poppy stuck her tongue out at the obnoxious fairy before refocusing her attention. Obviously, the oldest boy would be the best target, but he’d probably blast her out of the sky as soon as he saw her coming, and this Castor fellow had already proved he wasn’t a sharp shot (and was susceptible to shoes).

Flexing both muscle and mind, the wisp of a girl pushed herself through the air, taking inspiration from Evangelina and slipping a boot off in the process. When she was close enough, Poppy tried to lobbed yet a second shoe rocket at Castor. Maybe if she could get someone to drop a wand, she could turn some tables.
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Calypso OHara

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The small girl had leapt into action and Evangeline smiled. Did she not have a wand too? Grinning, she inched -as well as one could in the air- towards the girl, and with a brilliant smile, held out a hand. "Wanna team up against this..." she wrinkled her nose "boys?"

Without waiting for a response, Eve's eyes were already drawn towards the oldest boy's wand. They had no wands, and in order for this to be fair, they all need not have wands. But since he wasn't doing anything, her eyes darted towards the boy that had attempted to attack her. Wrinkling her nose at him and shooting a sneer, she took off her other shoe and threw it at his [Castor] wand, hoping that it would knock out of his hand [disarm].

Swimming forward (she liked to think she master moving in the air), she smirked and with as much strength as she could muster, she jabbed her fingers in his [Castor] ribs, attempting to poke him and cause him to feel pain [damage]. Quickly moving out of the way, just in case he decided to change targets and come after her instead, she swam back towards the younger girl.

Eva then attempted to loop around the younger girl, hoping that this might distract her and the other opponents [act twice] and make her harder to hit [+1 agi]. What to do next? This duel was Boring with a capital B. She had nothing to do, and she didn't want to attack anyone for now. The other girl was nice enough and she didn't want to do anything to the older boy, just in case he decided to attack her.

Deciding that she had no choice but attack the older boy once more, she ripped the bead necklace off her neck and threw it at him [Castor], hoping that he would get distracted [act twice] and cause a little damage [1/2 damage]. Smirking, she decided that she had done enough and could relax slightly.
At the end of the world, or the last thing I see
you are never coming home, never coming home
Could I? Should I?[/span]

* Orion Alricsson

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If there was a duel to be had, then Orion was usually going to be there. The sixteen year-old didn't have many things to call passions. Strangely, there seemed to be only one. But, dueling was probably as close as he would come to calling something a passion since he actually took to the ricocheting of spells like a niffler took to hiding shiny things.

Unfortunately, his proctor's floundering pirate imitation was not nearly poor enough for him to forget his resentments from the term. Julia's presence was not focal enough to have him shake it and the Slytherin entered the makeshift block with a scowl fixed between chiseled cheeks. His arms remained crossed, defensive, with his wand sticking out of the meat of forearm meeting bicep as he dragged his feet along with the rest of them.

The rest, also, made him seem entirely too old. Giant even. Narrow eyes took in his opposition for this duel dismissively, not seeing the point even with his generally over-exaggerated proficiency to think as why this was a challenge.

Of course, once the duel began and a everyone else began to float around, Orion forgot there was a duel entirely.

Flying on a broom was one thing. It was a fiery rush, burning the hairs of exposed skin. This however, what the other duelists were able to achieve, seemed heavenly by comparison. He wanted to so badly and yet, when he tried to force his mind to do so, all he could manage was to rise a few inches off the floor.

Barely more than what he could jump, which made it feel pointless.

It probably didn't help that his arms were still crossed. That his mood only seemed to become more sour, like molding lemons. That his lips continued to thing as he strained his brain into forcing himself up. His focus was anywhere but the duel and whatever strange confrontation Castor found himself in. Orion wanted to fly, the slits that were his eyes finding the culprit when his frustration led to blamed anger.

He unfolded his arms, aimed his wand at the fairy spreading her dust around [Tinkerbell] and attempted his spell. "Impedimenta!"

SLYTHERIN
don't tempt me

* Julia Cole

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Round 3:

A1:
Poppy tries to lob a shoe at Castor also. Success!
((Ref note: For physical actions, remember to request what effects happen!))

A2: Evangeline attempts to throw her shoe at Castor's wand. Success! Castor's wand goes flying out of his hand!

A3: Evangeline attempts to poke Castor in the ribs. Success! 3% damage!

A4: Evangeline tries to fly around and distract her opponents. Success! It's a bit dizzying to watch.

A5: Evangeline throws her necklace at Castor. Success! However, the beads don't really hurt. 0% damage.
((Ref note: Remember to use the correct account!))

A6: Orion attempts to cast Impedimenta at Tinkerbell. Success! 4% Damage!

A7: Tinkerbell is in a huff and pokes at Orion's eyes. Ouch! 6% Damage!



Round 4 of 5:

Evangeline Arlina – 85%, +1 agi, may act four times

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Orion Alricsson - 74%, may act twice

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 94%

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Castor Ricardus – 82%, disarmed, 2 rounds missed, 1 until forfeit

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Tinkerbell - 46%
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I make the moves up as I go.
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* Castor Ricardus

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"What the bloody hell is right!" Castor shouted angrily. "It was only one stupid spell and it didn't even work!"

But apparently little girls held grudges and thought they should just attack him for the whole duel. He had even tried anything else against either girl since his first spell hadn't worked. He hated when one of his spells didn't work right. It was like he was proving the unspoken words he had felt from his father his entire life - he was a failure.

"Of course little girls would think to throw shoes."

He huffed out an exasperated breath as he continued floating through the air, not yet quite getting the hang of controlling himself. It didn't make matters any better when his wand went flying out of his hand. He gave an aggravated cry and his arm pushed through the air, causing him to move more than he had so far. Was that the key? He needed to sort of swim through the air to get any momentum?

Testing the theory, Castor attempted to swim through the air with both arms to retrieve his wand.

SLYTHERIN
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Poppy Applewhite

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Yes, Poppy did indeed want to team up again the boys! But Evangelina was gone before she could affirm the alliance, and that meant she wasn’t sincere, didn’t it? She couldn’t be trusted. Not that she would have been anyway, trust was something hard earned. And despite something light at the front of Poppy’s heart wanting very much to fly after Evangelina grinning and agreeing, they were opponents (and she was a fast one). After all, when it came down to it, even if their alliance was successful it would cease to be as soon as the boys were dispatched.

And, the older boy was trying to take on the fairy. In Poppy’s book, that deserved some credit. Evangelina deserved some credit, too, apparently, and this only exacerbated Poppy’s indecision, though not for long. The other girl had launched yet another shoe--her last--once again at Castor. This time, it sent the boy’s wand flying clear out of his hand.

Poppy didn’t think. Her reaction was reflexive. Like how suddenly the scampering by of a mouse reanimates that “sleeping” cat. She poured every ounce of will and energy into lunging forward, attempting to snatch Castor’s fallen wand [rearm].
I DON'T BELIEVE IN Fairy Tales

BUT I BELIEVE IN You and Me

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Round 4:

A1:
Castor attempts to get his wand back. Success!

A2: Voided.
((Ref note: Sorry about the confusion, but make sure to get the post in on time, even if unsure.))

A3: Tinkerbell pulls Evangeline's hair. Rude! 1% damage



Round 5 of 5:

Evangeline Arlina – 84%

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Orion Alricsson - 74%

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 94%

vs.

Castor Ricardus – 82%

vs.

Tinkerbell - 46%
I'd rather break my heart
Than risk breaking yours


* Castor Ricardus

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With a deep sigh of relief his fingers wrapped around his wand once more. It wasn't that he felt he needed it to get through the duel, the one time he'd tried it so far it had failed him. It was a source of protection, though, and not having it made him feel vulnerable. He hated feeling vulnerable. To make matters worse it looked like one of the girls has also been making an attempt for his wand at nearly the same time as him!

"Not so fast, little thief! You'll need to get your own wand."

With his wand securely in his hand (for now), Castor took a moment to think about what he should do next. It was kind of ironic that the two girls were attacking him. Castor was not only the youngest of his siblings but his four siblings were all girls. While Iola had never really paid him the slightest bit of attention, the other three could be quite annoying for different reasons.

Was it worth trying his wand out again? He was paranoid, now, that because it hadn't worked once it was going to give him trouble for the whole duel. Maybe he just needed more practise in this type of environment for his wand to be more connected with him. It would be a good character building exercise for both of them.

For now, as Castor floated through the air, he tried to picture playing Quidditch and winning and other happy thoughts [+ health].
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see.

* Julia Cole

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Round 5:

A1:
  Castor tries to think of winning Quidditch. Success! 2% health!

A2: Tinkerbell throws a rock at Poppy. 3% damage



FINAL RESULTS

Evangeline Arlina – 84%

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Orion Alricsson - 74%

vs.

Poppy Applewhite - 91%

vs.

Castor Ricardus – 84%

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Tinkerbell - 46%




CONGRATULATIONS TO POPPY APPLEWHITE
ON WINNING THE FIRST SUMMER DUEL!
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

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