2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

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2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 am

As September turns to October, it is almost time for the first pickup of the new school year. The pickup will be in just under a week, on...

Wednesday, October 2 at 3 AM HOL!
(This is the evening of Tuesday, October 1 in US time zones).

Just like last year, we will plan on having our pickups alternate between 'weeknight late evenings' and 'weekend late afternoon', but it's not too late to vote HERE on when future pickups should take place!
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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:13 am

In case you are new to HOL Hogwarts (or have forgotten where all the posts are), you can find an explanation of what the Pickup Games are here.

Even though it says 2019, that is still pretty valid for now!
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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:26 am

Pickups began for the year on this warm, early October evening. Five people suited up to play, representing each house - and we began with two games of the popular 'everyone can score on every question' variant of Xany (once on the normal Quidditch set and once on the special Cascade set).

Then it was time to pick teams - and everyone chose an alphabet letter: A for Astor, C for Tarma, M for Katelin, S for Iverian, and W for Will. Those whose displayed IRC names began with the same letter as what they chose joined FirstLetter; the others joined OtherLetters. (But then everyone took Agent names anyway: AgentA, AgentC, AgentI, AgentM, and AgentOrange...)

The first game was played on the regular set. Five questions in, with FirstLetter up 10-0, Will was the victim of a severed hand. Four questions later, Tarma met her fate with the number 4, but not before narrowing the gap to 10-3.
Three questions later, Astor fell afoul of the International Statute of Secrecy - so the only two players standing, Iverian and Katelin, were trying to erase a 10-5 deficit. And three questions later, Katelin rode Grunnings to an 11-10 win for OtherLetter!

We switched question sets to Cascade for the next game, only to see it begin exactly the same way as the one before.
Once again, five questions in, with FirstLetter up 10-0, Will met his demise. This may have been due to the first case of an exploding Outstanding OWL grade in recorded history (most likely, Will therefore needs to stay clear of a certain section of his HOL profile). Everyone dodged an exploding diricawl three questions later and a volatile Polyjuice (Potion) two questions after that, but two questions later, with the score 11-2, Tarma was felled by Astronomy. Three questions later, Summerby caught the explosive spark safely away from the pitch, only to see Astor exploded at the very next question by Argus Filch. After the next three Quods were dodged (none would have exploded), Katelin was exploded by Quidditch rival Ginny Weasley. With the score now 11-3, Iverian was the only person standing... except that she was knocked out by a Ukrainian Ironbelly on the very next question - so FirstLetter won that one 11-3.

There was time for one more game - and this one began differently: Will exploded on the second question thanks to a grotesque misspelling of his name (why would anyone whose name begins with a "W" give it up for a "B", anyway?) and wasn't even able to give his team a lead before going; in fact, OtherLetter was up 1-0. Four questions later, Tarma would be the second player to be knocked out by a non-Quidditch-playing Weasley; in this case, it was Perfect Prefect Percy who knocked her out. OtherLetter was now up 4-0, and then, three questions later, everyone dodged ANOTHER exploding diricawl. Three questions later, though, the score was 5-5... who would break the tie first? First Katelin tried - only to find that The Very Secret Diary's secret was that it explodes Quidditch captains on contact. The very next question saw Iverian's attempt: Hermione's Secret was that she doesn't support her own house team (why else would she explode a housemate?) The only person left to try to break the tie was Astor, of FirstLetter, except that when she was finally in position to grab a Quod, she ended up exploded by Fred and George Weasley. And so the game ended as a 5-5 tie! (Fun fact: 4/5 players were exploded by Gryffindors; of them, three - or ARGUABLY all four - were exploded by Weasleys.)


The following people showed up: Astor Arensin, Iverian Gnash, Katelin Ross, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in about a week and a half, on...

Sunday, October 13 at 10:30 PM HOL!
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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:25 am

This past evening featured the first weekend pickup of the season; on an autumnally cloudy night with depressing weather, people from every house (including a confirmed Squib) flew onto the pitch. In fact, no fewer than nine people showed up to play!

We began with two games of Creaothceann... the Scottish game with rocks and cauldrons. But to be friendly to the newer players, we had a few of our more experienced veterans sit out the first game. Sadly, despite the sacrifices of Scarlet, Tarma, and Will, we only had three people on the board that game: Adaleine came in third, Iverian came in second and Katelin won. Switching to the fun 'cascade' set - partially in honor of its creator - we moved onto another game: this time Astor also made it onto the board.

At this point, there were seven people ready to split into teams for Quodpot - and we decided to choose teams based on how long people have played Quidditch. From earliest to latest, we had Tarma (2004), Scarlet (2011), Katelin (2012), Will (2013), Adaleine (2019), Astor (2019), Paris (2019). But 2004 is 15 years ago, which is a multiple of five, so we divided our teams based on who has been playing for an exact multiple of five years: that's Tarma, Adaleine, Astor, and Paris (0 and 15 are multiples of 5) for Team Multiple; as 6, 7, and 8 leave a remainder when divided by 5, the other three players made it onto Team Remainder.

How would things go when the Quod was brought onto the pitch? This time, it took two questions for Will to be exploded by a rival player - Zacharias Smith (Zacharias may have been misguided: he was actually commenting for GQT vs SQT - and Zacharias seemed to prefer SQT to GQT!) Four questions later, to avenge a Slytherin being knocked out by a Hufflepuff, Severus Snape knocked out Tarma - at that point the Remainder team was clinging to a 4-3 lead. Seven questions later, the Remainder team was now up 24-4 only to suffer another setback: for the first time in recorded history, the single X rating of a Horklump spelled doom for a Quidditch player (Scarlet). Katelin would get the next three questions right except the last one saw her getting exploded on TOP (or by a top hat). This meant that the Multiple team had most of their players remaining as they tried to claw back from a 27-4 lead (and no Remainder players were left standing). Could they pull it off? Four questions later, with the score 27-9, everyone dodged an exploding Grubbly-Plank, which gave them enough time to close the gap to 27-20... except that then Paris would be exploded by Hassan Mostafa from Egypt. The very next question saw Astor, a second-year girl, get exploded by a third year girl. Two questions later an explosion was dodged from a safe distance of 500 feet... until everyone realized the last player standing, Adaleine, had flown off the pitch. And so the game was judged to be over, 27-20 in favour of Team Remainder.

We switched to the Cascade set for the final game of the night. Would that change things? For the second time in a row, Will would begin the explosions by succumbing on the second question (to a Hungarian Horntail this time). Tarma exploded exactly one question earlier than she had in the preceding game: three questions after Will's explosion (with Remainder up 3-1), The Sorting Hat's New Song apparently contained the line "and Tarma got exploded"! Scarlet would then explode exactly TWO questions earlier than she had in the previous game: six questions after Tarma's explosion, "Magic is Might" meant apparently that Scarlet would fall to the magic of an exploding Quod - but not before helping extend Remainder's lead to 9-1. The very next question saw everyone dodging an exploding Armand Malfoy; three questions after that saw Paris exploded by a Muggle (Marjorie Dursley, to be precise). Everyone thought Team Multiple had one remaining player - Astor - to try and help claw their way back from a 12-1 game (though Katelin was still flying for Team Remainder)... except... somehow the Quod had forgotten that Astor had been playing that game at all - and the score ended up 12-1 in favour of Team Remainder.

The following people showed up: Adaleine Shuster, Astor Arensin, Iverian Gnash, Katelin Ross, Kendra Givens, Paris James, Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in about a week and a half, on...

Thursday, October 24 at 3 AM HOL!
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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:34 am

This past night featured another round of pickups, complete with a player who had never played before!

We began with three rounds of Xany, designed to get as many people to score as possible... the first two were on the regular set and the last one was on the special Cascade set. But then it was time to divide into teams: we were all asked to choose shapes. Some people chose regular polygons: Astor chose a triangle, Eve chose a square, Will chose a pentagon, and Scarlet chose a hexagon. Meanwhile, Katelin left the plane entirely with something 'spherical' while Tarma picked a circle. The players whose shape name had an L on it: Astor, Katelin, and Tarma were on Team L, and those whose shape name did not were on Team NoL. Once the teams were divided, we released the Quod for rounds of Quodpot!

The first game involved the regular set and saw the Moose Jaw Meteorites explode Will on the very first question! Six questions later, with Team L up 8-0, Scarlet exploded when Winky was very drunk. Team NoL was down to its last player, Eve, while Team L still had everyone left. Three questions later, with the score 13-0, Eve had to leave the pitch and so Team L won the first game by the 13-0 margin.

The teams would have remained unbalanced for the next game... except Astor also had to leave the pitch and it was now two on two! This time it took TWO questions for Will to meet a (cobbled) exploding Quod, but not before taking a quick 1-0 lead for Team NoL. Seven questions later, with the score now 15-7 to NoL, Scarlet had to enroll in double Divination, which was somehow foretold to explode her. Team L was trailing by 8, but still had all of its players. The very next question saw both of them dodge five exploding Galleons, and five questions after that, with the score now 15-13, everyone swerved safely away from exploding bullfrogs and ravens, and then lay low to the ground because the sixth stair was to explode the question after that. Two questions after that, when Tarma selected a hot water bottle and a toothbrush, Team L got its first lead of the game, 16-15... which ended the match as Team NoL had no one left.

We then switched to the Cascade set to see if that changed things (if it was even possible to explode a Team L player, for example). The first two questions were exactly like the previous match - this time, Mayhem at the Ministry somehow ended in Will being blasted to smithereens. Scarlet then answered three questions to build a 7-0 lead, which remained the score two questions later when Tarma was bested by Gryffindor Quidditch alum Harry Potter. Four questions later, with the score 9-1, Scarlet had an issue with an exploding bicorn horn. It was up to Katelin to see if she could close the gap... except that five questions later it became apparent that her broom had left the pitch entirely. And so that game ended, 9-1 to Team NoL.

It took fifteen minutes for Katelin to recover her broom, which meant there was just enough time for one last round of Quodpot on the Cascade set. Will lasted longer in this game than any other... it took not one, not two, but THREE questions for Will to be discover someone apparently made The Unbreakable Vow to explode him! At that point, Team NoL was up 3-0. Three questions later, with the score 6-0, Tarma would discover that the 'children's game' of Shuntbumps would itself be explosively dangerous for her (clearly she wasn't the last one on his or her broom tonight!). Two questions after that, with the score 7-0, Katelin was defeated by the color black (which represented her teammate's name, ironically enough). The game should have ended right there, but the Quod couldn't stand to let a player remain unscathed. Instead, it went rogue and guided Scarlet to the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, who immediately exploded her. Despite that, the final score was indeed 7-0 to NoL for the final game.

The following people showed up: Astor Arensin, Eve Roarke, Katelin Ross, Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in about a week and a half, on...

Sunday, November 3 at 10 PM HOL!
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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:44 pm

Sunday, November 3 at 10 PM HOL!

Remember that the USA and other places have gone back to regular time from daylight savings time.

10 PM HOL is the same as 10 PM Hogwarts in Scotland time -- for everyone who hasn't changed.

If your time has changed .... that means 2 pm for people on the USA West Coast, 5 pm for people on the East Coast and varying times for folks in-between.

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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:27 am

Even though some clocks may have been changed, that didn't stop people from flying out to the pitch for pickups, including representation from all four houses!

We began with two rounds of Xany: one round with the regular set and one round with the Cascade set. And I am pleased to report that everyone playing - including our newest player - got on the board in both games!

At that point, it was time to divide into teams before watching a game that some like to call "Will go boom"... but is best known by its official name, "Quodpot". Everyone was asked to choose a colour: some chose a primary colour (Katelin and Rowena chose blue), some chose a secondary colour (Will and Kendra chose purple; Iverian chose green) and some were stuck somewhere in between (Tarma initially chose 'blurple', which apparently is a real thing, and then switched to gold). Tarma ended up being deemed a 'primary colour' when the teams were made: Primary Colours vs Secondary Colours. And just when we were about to start, Adaleine flew onto the pitch declaring the primary colour 'yellow'.

As the Quod was released, we began with a game on the regular set. It took five questions for the Quod to explode, and this time Will dodged by saying "Ali Basie" when Tarma was exploded by smuggler Ali Bashir. SecondaryColours was now up 10-0. But then, on the very next question, Will got an exploded expulsion (don't worry, he is still enrolled at HOL to complete his seventh year.) Four questions later, a Quaffle exploded but everyone was safely 500 years away. The next question, though, saw Katelin run into some exploding pipes. At this point, each team had two players left (Kendra and Iverian for Secondary; Rowena and Adaleine for Primary) but Secondary was up 12-0. Would that lead last? Three questions later, the lead was now 14-0 as everyone kept their distance from two exploding teachers: Professors McGonagall and Trelawney (apparently Hagrid, and an exploding Quod, was between them). Four questions later, with the Secondary lead now 18-0, Iveran was exploded into 7 pieces, or maybe 7 years away. Five questions later (everyone dodged a bit of an Unbreakable vow before), with the score now 19-0, Kendra, finally met her match with a Quod that 'kisses his cheek'. Now only Primary players were remaining! Four questions later, everyone avoided Lord Voldemort's inner circle as the margin was now to 19-6. Another four questions saw everyone avoiding an explosive Imperius but the score was 19-12. Another - you guessed it - four questions later, with the score 19-17, the Quod exploded again... but this time it caught someone: Adaleine was knocked out by potential Quidditch rival Fred Weasley. Could Rowena, the remaining player, finish the comeback? She answered two of the next three questions to tie the score, skilfully making her way around an explosive Silver Arrow broom. After leaving the next two questions be, she jumped from her broom to Fawkes for the win, 23-19 to Primary.

Adaleine then flew off the pitch before the next game began, but how would that change things? Things began in a more familiar manner, when Will was betrayed by his housemate on the very first question (Lucius Malfoy exploded him before he could even score once.) Two questions later, with Primary up 1-0, Tarma was defeated by a Grindylow. Three questions later, with Secondary up 2-1, Katelin was apparently defeated by 'her wand' (but 'her' was Bellatrix's!) The game looked close, but Primary was now down to its last player! How would things play out from here? Over the next five questions, the lead would change hands twice (Secondary now up 6-3) only to see Iverian defeated by a foul stench of decay. It took seven more questions for the game to end: as the score moved to 19-9, Rowena would be exploded over a period of one hour to give Secondary a 19-9 win.

There was time for just one more game, but teams had to shuffle around a bit as Iverian had to leave the pitch - and Tarma's colours were deemed to be more secondary than primary for the purposes of that game. Oh, and we shifted to the Cascade set as well! This time, it took nine questions for an explosion: Will would be defeated by Kreacher's Tale, but not before helping guide Secondary to a 25-0 lead! Tarma and Kendra would split the next six questions, helping extend that lead to 35-0... except that this ended with Dobby's Reward apparently meaning Kendra's explosion (What IS it with house-elves and secondary colours?) and then Tarma getting defeated by the Caerphilly Catapults. The only players left on the pitch represented Primary Colours: in particular, Katelin and Rowena. How would they hold up? As it turned out, those past two consecutive explosions were the first two of FOUR consecutive explosions: while nobody tried to get near the exploding Death Eater Jugson, Katelin was somehow defeated by The Final Hiding Place! And since Rowena had somehow been forced off the pitch through broom issues, that meant that the game ended at 35-0 to Secondary! (A musical wipeout may have followed.)

The following people showed up: Adaleine Shuster, Iverian Gnash, Katelin Ross, Kendra Givens, Rowena Granger, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in two weeks, on...

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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:56 am

Right after every house finished their first regular season game, we only needed to wait a single day for the next pickups. And so, on a cold, dreary November evening we took to the pitch as usual!

We began with three rounds of Xany: two on the regular set and one on the Cascade set. Then everyone present was asked to pick numbers to choose teams. The most common choice was 42 (chosen by Tarma and Katelin); in ascending order, the other numbers chosen were 3 (Adaleine), pi (Will), and 278 (Astor). Teams were divided as follows: "Everything" (for "Life, the Universe, and Everything") was those people who picked 42 and then "Others" was those people who picked every other number. When Katelin fell off her broom for the session, the teams looked incredibly unbalanced... except that before we could start, Astor had to leave the pitch as well!

And so it was time to release the Quod with quick 3 person games. How quick? The first game was literally as quick as a Quodpot game could go: on the second question, Tarma was exploded all the way to Romania. Since she was the only person left on Everything, which was trailing 1-0 thanks to the previous question, the game ended 1-0 in favor of Others - also being the first game in a long time where Will managed to avoid exploding!

We then decided that Adaleine's 3 fit into the "everything" category so she switched teams for the next match. The match was exactly as quick as the preceding one, but this time it was Will who exploded on the second question into a square: this time Everything therefore won 1-0. The third game, somehow, went differently than the first two. It took three questions for someone to be exploded (in particular, Rubeus Hagrid exploded Tarma): the score was now 2-1 to Others and with no side being out of players, the game continued. Four questions later, Will was exploded to 5:07 AM, but not before extending the Others lead to 8-1. Adaleine would get the next three questions, but that would only be good enough to narrow the gap to 8-4 before being exploded three feet away: with everyone exploded, Others won that game 8-4.

There was time for one more game; this time on the Cascade set. How would the new set change things? This game saw the longest delay before an explosion yet: Tarma would explode thanks to Mudbloods and Murmurs (maybe they didn't like her pureblooded ancestry?) leaving Others ahead 7-0 with only one player on each side left standing. Two questions later, it was Will's turn to explode, though it was unclear whether he was exploded by a Phoenix or sent all the way to the city of Phoenix. In any event, Adaleine, the last one standing, had to try to erase an 8-0 deficit. She got the next two questions, but the last one went rather poor(ly) for her as that was the word of her explosion. Final score: 8-1 to Others.

The following people showed up: Adaleine Shuster, Astor Arensin, Katelin Ross, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in a little over a week, on a time that was inspired by your responses to my last availability survey. Get prepared for weeknight quidditch at a nonstandard time...

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Post by Will Lestrange » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 am

Right after the clock struck midnight on a clear Tuesday (yes, Tuesday was the first day in recorded history associated with Quidditch), a few of us gathered onto the pitch for some quick rounds. There was a bit of a dispute over what to play first, but we settled on several rounds of Xany racing to start things off (one on the regular set and one on the short set) - and everyone got on the board.

Everyone present was then asked to name a Harry Potter character to divide into teams before we could release the Quod: the choices were Bellatrix Lestrange (Will), Luna Lovegood (Tarma), Fred Weasley (Adaleine), and Ginny Weasley (Lora). Two are still alive today and two are dead, so we used the theme of "Alive" vs "Dead" to make the teams.

And so we began Quodpot, but with a twist: for quicker games we used the "Short" set consisting of answers of three words or less! (You may recognize this set from the beginners' Snitch tournament this past summer). The game began as expected, with Will exploded seven centuries back to 1292 on the very first question. Four questions later, with the Alive team up 6-0, Lora was exploded into 500 little pieces; six questions after that, with that lead extended to 20-0, Tarma found a Quod that exploded inwardly... turning her into an explosive version of her own last name (Black)! And the very next question saw Adaleine exploded by "himself" (which actually refers to Rubeus Hagrid) giving the Alive team the win in a shutout, 20-0.

The next game featured the same teams and rules, but went somewhat differently. This time it took six questions for Will to be exploded (into 3 pieces this team), but not before seeing his Dead team take a 10-5 lead. Tarma got the next three questions, which would have been enough to put her team back in front except the last one saw Tarma run into an exploding color for the second match in a row (this time, Green) and now the score was 10-8 with one person standing on each side. Three questions after that, having just extended her Dead team's lead to 12-9, Adaleine then started to giggle, only to find herself exploding as well. Lora was the last person standing, and she would get the next two questions, but when the second of those saw Peeves' latest prank be "exploding the last player standing", the match went to the Dead, 12-10.

We then switched to the regular Quidditch set. Would that change things? Four questions in, everyone dodged Harry Potter's cast of "Incarcerous" (the third incantation he used against the Inferi) which would have exploded someone... and it would take eight more questions for Will to explode into a sea of orange, but not before leaving his Dead team with a 34-0 lead. Seven questions later, with the score 38-12, Adaleine would be exploded three centuries back to 1692; while the Alive team was far behind, they had both of their players while the Dead team had none of theirs. But three questions later, with the score only narrowed to 38-14, Lora was exploded by the wandmaker Ollivander; four questions after that, with the score now 38-19, Tarma would encounter harmless seeming spiders and moths that ended up doing her in. The Dead won again, 38-19.

There was time for one more match: but Adaleine had to leave, leaving Will as the only representative of the Dead. Would that change things? The match began as expected: four questions in, "after Hermione Granger was attacked", the result was that Will would be exploded, leaving a flimsy 6-0 lead for his side in his wake. And it only took four questions for Tarma to ride the dreamer head of the Runespoor to a 7-6 victory for the Alive team!

The following people showed up: Adaleine Shuster, Lora Wallabenger, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in just under two weeks, on...

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Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Post by Will Lestrange » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:28 am

It was a cold, bright Sunday on the Quidditch pitch - was it fall or winter? Regardless, we still somehow managed to have fun with pickups - with most of the houses, including Squibs, showing up for the occasion. We began with two rounds of Xany, and then everyone was asked to name a colour. Some people chose simple one-word colours (purple for Adaleine; yellow for Tarma) and others chose two-word colours (royal blue for Will; yellow green for Kendra).

And so it was time to release the Quod for some two on two play! The first game began with an explosion on question number two: Will ran into a volatile cravat that had previously been worn by a former Head of House. Six questions and three lead changes later, Tarma was exploded 'approximately' seven hundred years back (or is it really approximately 750 years? Time flies) with the OneWord team up 7-4. Seven questions later, with TwoWords pulling to within 10-9, everyone dodged two exploding classrooms (History of Magic and Herbology, to be precise). Four questions later, with the score now 14-9 to the OneWorders thanks to some scoring by Adaleine, Kendra was BOOM'd all the way to Africa, ending the game for the OneWord team!

We went right to the next game, which started slightly different. This time it took THREE questions for Will to explode in a very medieval way! After Kendra extended the TwoWord lead to 4-0, Tarma would get the next four questions, exploding due to something "as large as a chicken egg" but not before claiming a 9-4 lead for her team. Five questions later, after a dodged explosion, Kendra must have visited the Lovegood house because, true to canon, she would grab an Erumpent horn there (which, as Erumpent horns are wont to do, promptly exploded in her face). Final score: OneWord 12, TwoWords 5.

There was time for one last game on that set; would that go any differently? This time the game began with an explosion, which exploded as everyone dodged "what looked like an old crate". It took another three questions for Will to explode; this was a 'gift' from a Chaser playing for a rival House, Zacharias Smith. After Tarma tied the game to 3-3 over the next three questions, Kendra went on a run over the next four questions, exploding into 52 pieces but not before giving TwoWords a 18-3 lead. But OneWord had both of their players left while TwoWords had none of theirs. Could OneWord use that player advantage to make it three in a row? Well, the very next question saw Tarma KABOOM'd back in time to July 31. And two questions later saw Adaleine defeated by a professional Seeker, Eunice Murray - leaving TwoWords with a very comfortable 18-4 win.

We switched to the Cascade set for the final game of the night: could Will continue with the trend of lasting one question later each game? Not QUITE: just like the past game, Will succumbed on the fourth question (this time to an exploding Knut) with the score tied 3-3. Six questions later, with OneWord up 11-3, Tarma was sent all the way back to 1422. But Kendra was defeated by an explosive copy of "Magical Drafts and Potions" on the very next question, giving the game to OneWord by an 11-3 margin.

The following people showed up: Adaleine Shuster, Kendra Givens, Mel Anteater, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

The next pickup will be in just under two weeks, on...

Friday, December 21 at 3:30 AM HOL!
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