September 2022 Archmage Tournament

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September 2022 Archmage Tournament

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The September Archmage Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 8:00pm Eastern! The format will (likely) be double elimination (depending on entrants), and late entrants have no more than 5 minutes to arrive. Seeding will begin at 8:05pm, and casting will begin at 8:10pm.

Seeding will be based on the most recent RoK rankings. Early registration will cut off on Friday, September 23rd at 8:55pm ET. Any late registrants or walk-ins will automatically be ranked below early registrants. Registrants tied with the same ranking will be seeded by WoL.

Please post your registrations as replies to this thread. Good luck everyone!

(( This is a reminder that we do have a 5 minute casting limit each round in order to try and keep the tourney from running too late. In the case anyone needs more than 5 minutes for an urgent/special circumstance, please alert the caller, opponent, and the room so that they know you need a few minutes and will return asap. Thanks! ))

Second place will also take home an additional prize in the form of the Keeper's Blessing.

Keeper's Blessing

1. Allows the wielder of this grant the ability to use a special one time use Elemental Fury crystal within a challenge against a Keeper. This crystal will allow its wielder the use of Elemental Fury up to three times within a challenge (should the challenge go to 3 full duels). The power of the Elemental Fury Crystal can only be used once per match. The Keeper's Blessing is available for use until the next Archmage Tournament.

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2. Allows the wielder to submit the Blessing to the Duel of Magic staff to be redeemed for a Challenge Grant that can be awarded to any non-Sorcerer duelist of their choice. This grant will allow its wielder to challenge one of the four elemental keeper titles so long as the keeper is not under a grace period. This grant must be used within 14 days.

(( Should 2nd place go to a current Elemental Keeper, they can only select the second option to give the grant away, and cannot select the EF crystal since they're already a keeper. ))
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Re: September 2022 Archmage Tournament

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Come out and enjoy a taste of Autumn with our full pasta bar (pick your pasta, sauce and toppings as you wish OR enjoy the listed specialties below!)

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter
Balsamic Mushroom Pasta
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bacon

Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Rolls
Brimstone Bread
Traditional Garlic Bread

Chocolate Cherry Hand Pies
Apple Carmel Hand Pies
Creamy Pumpkin Hand Pies

Apple Butter Old Fashioned
1 tbsp apple butter, 1 dash orange bitters, 1 oz apple cider, 1 oz bourbon, .75 oz club soda, coarse sugar rim, apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish
Autumn-Spiced Hibiscus Whisky Cocktail
1.5 oz spiced hibiscus syrup, 4 oz whisky, .5 oz maraschino liqueur
Pumpkin Spiced White Russian
2 oz Kahlua, 1.5 oz Pumpkin Spice Creamer, 1 oz vodka, 3 tsp pumpkin puree, dash of pumpkin pie spice, ice
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Try and try and try again!
I'm signing up!

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I'll try, try again.

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I’ll be there.

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I'll join.
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I'm able to join in!

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Re: September 2022 Archmage Tournament

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Tonight with 5 people signed up we opted to have this tournament Round Robin Style!


Round One
Royal with the bye
Mairead Harker vs BardGallant - Mairead Harker def. BardGallant, 5.5 - 4.5 in 13 rounds.
Droet the Bold vs Partly Cloudy - Partly Cloudy def. Droet the Bold, 5.5 - 3.5 in 15 rounds.

Round Two
Droet the Bold with the bye
Royal vs Mairead Harker - Mairead Harker def. Royal, 5 - 3 in 9 rounds.
Partly Cloudy vs BardGallant - Partly Cloudy def. BardGallant, 5 - 3 in 9 rounds.

Round Three
Partly Cloudy with the bye
Royal vs BardGallant - Royal def. BardGallant, 5 - 1.5 in 8 rounds.
Mairead Harker vs Droet the Bold - Droet the Bold def. Mairead Harker, 5 - 3 in 7 rounds.

Round Four
BardGallant with the bye
Royal vs Droet the Bold - Royal def. Droet the Bold, 5 - 0.5 in 5 rounds
Partly Cloudy vs Mairead Harker - Mairead Harker def. Partly Cloudy, 6.5 - 5.5 in 10 rounds.

Round Five
Mairead Harker with the bye
Royal vs Partly Cloudy - Partly Cloudy def. Royal, 5.5 - 3.5 in 8 rounds.
BardGallant vs Droet the Bold - BardGallant def. Droet the Bold, 5.5 - 2.5 in 11 rounds.

Official Result Rankings

Link to results can be found here.

With a record of 3 - 1 for the evening and the most points scored and least points allowed, the winner of the Archmage Tournament is Gatito Lindo!!!

As the runner up for the evening, and also with a record of 3 - 1, Mairead Harker is awarded the Keeper's Blessing!
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Archmage Xanth and I have decided to meet Thursday evening at 8:30 pm RST for this challenge.
Rhydin’s wonderful new governor, Sheridan “Dris” Driscol, has agreed to call for us.

—Gatito Lindo

(( Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 8:30 pm EST. ))
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Come out to Twilight Isle tonight to enjoy the macabre opulence of Spooky Season while you watch
Xanth and Gatito battle it out for the Celestial Tower!



CHALLENGE MENU




Green Reaper Platter
a grazing platter featuring black and green fruits and vegetables, along with
other assorted nibbles such as herbed cheeses, nuts and seeds,
crackers, and avocado hummus






Dead Man’s Shank
slow-roasted pork shanks with dark beer sauce

Bewitching Ribs
grilled beef back ribs glazed in smoky, sweet bbq sauce

Skull Pot Pies
vegetarian mushroom pot pie made with cremini, oyster, and porcini mushrooms,
sweet onions, kale, carrots, red potatoes, roasted garlic, and fresh herbs






Shrunken Heads Potatoes
carved and roasted mini potatoes seasoned with smoky spices

Eyes of Newt Peas
sweet green peas sautéed with shallots and garlic





“Beeting” Hearts Salad
salad of purple and green baby lettuces, roasted beets, artichoke hearts, blue cheese,
pomegranate arils, and pepitas, with raspberry-pomegranate vinaigrette


Pumpkin Buns
fluffy pumpkin dinner rolls shaped like pumpkins
served with herbed butter and honey butter






Caramel Skull Cupcakes
chocolate cupcakes filled with caramel and topped with vanilla buttercream,
golden sugar, and a golden caramel skull


Bloody Bones Macarons
sweet vanilla shells filled with blood-red raspberry-white chocolate ganache

Graveyard Mousse
silky chocolate mousse topped with dark cocoa cookie crumbles
and a shortbread tombstone






Laughing Lich
gin and elderflower liqueur mixed with lime juice and lychee syrup,
and tinted green with a bit of food coloring


Pretty Kitty
créme de cassis topped up with champagne,
and garnished with red berries


Bloody Good Lemonade
fresh-squeezed blood orange and lemon juices mixed with sparkling water
and spiced honey syrup, and garnished with sliced
blood oranges and lemons, and cinnamon sticks



Catering for the evening’s challenge is provided by Nicole’s Bistro and Pizzeria and Kitten’s Confections Bakery & Café.

All chocolate items are made with a special variety of chocolate that is suitable for those who are allergic or otherwise sensitive to regular chocolate.
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Re: September 2022 Archmage Tournament

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Good evening, Twilight Isle! It was my honor and privilege tonight to be chosen to officiate this most premier challenge for the title of Archmage! By virtue of having won the September 2022 Archmage Tournament, champion Gatito Lindo won the right ot face off against reigning Archmage Xanth Van Bokkelen, and tonight was the night they met to decide the fate of the Citadel of Stars! Our combatants took to Olympus, per Xanth's request, and we got on with the show!

In the first match, Gatito pecked away into a commanding lead and did not allow Xanth to score even a single point until the sixth round. That was the only point that Xanth scored in this match. Gatito played a phenomenally powerful game of keep away until blasting the Archlich to oblivion and taking the win with a score of 5 - 1 in the tenth round.

The second match had the Gatito claiming the first point, but this duel was a back and forth seesaw match of leads all the way to the end. Though Gatito got himself to match point in round 8, the pair of skilled spellcasters tied things up to Sudden Death in the ninth. Xanth nudged his way into a marginal lead in the next round, but immediately after that Gatito clawed his way up to even and brought things to a Slightly Suddener Death! They took an ice cream break after that, but finally Gatito smashed his way into a meteoric victory and closed things out at score of 5.5 to 4.5 in 13 rounds.

What a nailbiter, edge of your seat challenge! Well reigned, Spookiest of ArchLiches, Xanth Van Bokkelen! Congratulations on becoming 74th Archmage of the Duels of Magic, Gatito Lindo!

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Ring Foxglove: Partly Cloudy vs XanthVanBokkelen in a dom duel. Begin when ready!
Ring Foxglove 1: No action this round. (GF / GF | 0 - 0, XanthVanBokkelen and Partly Cloudy.)
Ring Foxglove 2: Partly Cloudy scores! (MW / AB | 1 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 3: Partly Cloudy gains position. (FT / FAR | 1.5 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 4: Partly Cloudy scores! (FDS / MW | 2.5 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 5: No action this round. (EF / EF | 2.5 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 6: XanthVanBokkelen scores! (FMB / FSH | 2.5 - 1, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 7: Partly Cloudy gains position. (GF / AB | 3 - 1, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 8: Partly Cloudy gains position. (DS / WB | 3.5 - 1, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 9: Partly Cloudy gains position. (SH / FT | 4 - 1, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Foxglove 10: Partly Cloudy scores! (NR / FFF | 5 - 1, Partly Cloudy leads.)
FINAL: Partly Cloudy def. XanthVanBokkelen, 5 - 1 in 10 rounds. - dom

Ring Platinum: Partly Cloudy vs XanthVanBokkelen in a dom duel. Begin when ready!
Ring Platinum 1: Partly Cloudy scores! (WB / SH | 1 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Platinum 2: No action this round. (MW / MW | 1 - 0, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Platinum 3: XanthVanBokkelen scores! (GF / MB | 1 - 1, Partly Cloudy and XanthVanBokkelen.)
Ring Platinum 4: XanthVanBokkelen scores! (AR / MW | 1 - 2, XanthVanBokkelen leads.)
Ring Platinum 5: Partly Cloudy scores! (MW / FGF | 2 - 2, Partly Cloudy and XanthVanBokkelen.)
Ring Platinum 6: Partly Cloudy scores! (EF / MB | 3 - 2, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Platinum 7: XanthVanBokkelen scores! (FDS / NR | 3 - 3, Partly Cloudy and XanthVanBokkelen.)
Ring Platinum 8: Partly Cloudy scores! (FGF / MS | 4 - 3, Partly Cloudy leads.)
Ring Platinum 9: XanthVanBokkelen scores! (MB / FSH | 4 - 4, Partly Cloudy and XanthVanBokkelen.)
Ring Platinum 10: XanthVanBokkelen gains position. (FWB / MB | 4 - 4.5, XanthVanBokkelen leads.)
Ring Platinum 11: Partly Cloudy gains position. (GF / EF | 4.5 - 4.5, Partly Cloudy and XanthVanBokkelen.)
Ring Platinum 12: No action this round. (AB / FAB | 4.5 - 4.5, XanthVanBokkelen and Partly Cloudy.)
Ring Platinum 13: Partly Cloudy scores! (MS / MB | 5.5 - 4.5, Partly Cloudy leads.)
FINAL: Partly Cloudy def. XanthVanBokkelen, 5.5 - 4.5 in 13 rounds. - dom

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