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Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« on: September 07, 2004, 11:54:03 AM »

I will be posting information about the Second Tri-Wizard Tournament this weekend.  If you are interested in competing, check in here this weekend.

Thanks!

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2004, 01:10:30 PM »

Cool!  I am looking forward to it.  Not sure I could have answered the questions from last time, but am certainly willing to try.  :)
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2004, 04:31:49 PM »

Woot woot! I can't wait! I've been waiting for the second one ever since the first one ended. Can we start asking questions now, or do we have to wait? (When I say can we start asking questions, I'm talking about inquiring about the tournament, not the actual tasks/questions. Don't think I'm thatimpatient.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2004, 05:14:13 PM »

Yay for the second round! Kelpie, I'm going to give you a run for your money!

Or at least, I'm going to try my very best. :)
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2004, 05:25:41 PM »

Ha! You'll never succeed! You see my new icon? I'll be doing that, and I'll still beat you! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

*or something a little more hufflepuffish*

Actually, you know, I'm really busy with work. School has started again, and I finish at 5pm most day (hey 8th grade, I think that's bad). I'm sure you'll do well Ping, I'll just have to cross my fingers and hope to do better.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2004, 09:49:50 PM »

Hey, I'm still working somewhere between two and three jobs, so I'm usually going from 7-8 am (in order to include my hour-long commute) until at least 6 or 7 at night. So if you can pull off the loafing, more power to you. :)

Hmm, sounds like this'll be an interesting contest however it turns out. :)
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2004, 11:56:40 PM »

Now that I've gotten warmed up, I intend to give you BOTH a run for your money!  ;)  ;D  :laugh:
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2004, 03:31:54 PM »

*sigh*

I wish I could, but I am anticipating having no time whatsoever because I'm moving this weekend and then getting settled and then starting a new job that, by all accounts, will take up lots of time.

Good luck, though, everyone!
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2004, 05:41:14 PM »

I am so sorry to do this, but I have to delay the Second Tri-Wizard Tournament by a week.  I am having MAJOR computer problems, so I can't get online with the frequency of the past.  These should be resolved in the next week.  Please check in next Saturday for the new tournament!
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2004, 12:02:05 AM »

Coolness...

How long will sign-ups run for? Because I'd love to play, only I have exams until the 24th so I won't be online too much until then.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2004, 03:36:37 PM »

G'luck on your exams, Xan!

//looks around to find quick-quality-answers pen to loan you, but finds out my toad slimed it...  Sorry!
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2004, 03:28:05 AM »

 :laugh:

A Hufflepuff, offering to help a Slytherin cheat? What is the world coming to? :P

Thanks anyway, though! It's the thought that counts. ;) :D
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2004, 09:37:16 AM »

I'll wait to start the second tournament until around the 24th - that way it can run up to the end of the Cup and Xan can participate.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2004, 06:10:23 PM »

May I ask who is signed up?
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2004, 03:25:04 PM »

Right now, nobody has signed up b/c like a moron I forgot to have people throw their names in the Goblet.

Everyone interested in competing, please submit you name to the Goblet by posting in this thread that you want to compete.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2004, 03:55:18 PM »

Morrin Midnight* Throws Paper in the goblet*
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2004, 04:02:21 PM »

*Kelpie scribbles her name on parchment and throws it into the goblet as if it was a quidditch hoop*
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2004, 06:52:31 PM »

*Whips out nifty stationary that says "Mrs. Severus Snape" :laugh: * (This is The Great Hall, for the story)

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2004, 09:59:20 AM »

*walks in with matching stationary, looking at it like a barf bag*

Here, you can have it. *throws it at Deedra*

*takes out a "Mrs. George Weasley" roll of parchment, scribbles name in a corner, rips it off, and stuffs it in the goblet*

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2004, 12:49:21 PM »

*walks in with a slip of paper, but hesitates*  So how long is this one going to last, approximately?
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2004, 04:45:51 PM »

Good one, Shelly, and thanks for the paper.

*looks at it lovingly* lol
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2004, 08:51:26 PM »

*tosses name in goblet*
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2004, 05:43:17 AM »

Hehe ... if I didn't end up participating after asking for a delay, there would be something wrong there. :P

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2004, 10:53:58 PM »

OK - it starts for REAL this weekend - I have been swamped at work and haven't been able to get on here for ages.  I am so sorry for the inconvenience.  Check in Friday evening for the modified tournament rules.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2004, 04:16:08 AM »

*waits patiently*

Just posting to say that I'm still interested in this thing. ;)
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2004, 08:24:52 AM »

I am so sorry I haven't got this started yet - I had a trial moved up and this is the first time I have checked in in ages.  Because of my trial schedule, I am not going to be avaible through the end of the month.  I will post the  modified tournament rules on Friday, October 29, and the new tournament will start November 1. 
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2004, 08:42:30 AM »

In that case, I'll have to regretfully withdraw from the contest, if I may. I know that's not allowed in the books, but November is not a good month for me to be doing things, and I doubt I'll be online much at all. NaNoWriMo is during November, as well as finals at school, and probably more than one doctor's trip. >_> I'm sorry about this, Heather.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2004, 03:27:10 AM »

Prolly won't be good for me either ... my finals start on the second of November, I think. :(
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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2004, 08:52:14 PM »

Fang *throws nam in goblet*  ;D I dont realy know how to play though so will someone send me a PM telling me how....lol...srry im a newbie ;D
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2004, 04:36:56 AM »

Well, I think that November 1st works for me, so I'm still in :)
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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2004, 07:56:02 AM »

We'll see how long I can last this time. November is National Novel Writing Month, so if I'm not here, I'll be trying to type out 50k approximately coherent words in less than 30 days. So we'll see if I survive.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2004, 10:10:52 AM »

Just reminding that it's November the 1st, and not to forget that today the tournament's supposed to start. I don't know what the time difference between me and Heather is, so I won't get grouchy...yet >:D
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2004, 12:44:10 PM »

Everyone who is interested in competing, you can start PMing me for your "test" starting Friday.  The last day to request your test will be Thursday.  I am going to be in trial Monday-Tuesday, so be patient if you request your test on those days.
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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2004, 03:32:57 AM »

Hope it's not to late to sign up, as I just signed on this board.  *pulls out a quill and ink, furiously scribbles name, and tosses it in the goblet.  Waits with crossed fingers*
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2004, 03:00:45 PM »

It is not too late to sign up - the more the merrier!
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2004, 06:36:13 PM »

In that case, I'm re-signing up. I've given up on Nano already, and *glances at point hourglasses* I need to try and fix that, too. If you know what I mean.

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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2004, 11:41:47 PM »

Exams are over! ;D So, uh, count me in again. :D

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« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2004, 07:52:20 AM »

I am in a seminar this morning, but will be around my computer later this evening to be available to start PMing our future champions their tests.
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2004, 03:29:37 PM »

Did you get my PM for my test? Haven't seen anything yet. :(
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2004, 03:28:21 PM »

Same, and I sent it on friday.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2004, 12:01:13 AM »

Attention Triwizard Applicants:

The Tournament is still on, with a slight change of plans.

Heather is super-duper busy with RL, so she has asked me for help running the Triwizard tournament. The procedure goes like this.

Starting Monday, December 13, you may PM me for tests. You will have 24 hours from the time I give you the question in which to PM me the answer to your tests. The last day to request tests will be Friday, December 17. Results will be posted here Saturday, December 18, or when the last applicant has given me his/her answer.

Remember, applicants: No outside help of any kind is allowed. All answers to questions must be solely your own work.

Good luck to all!
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« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2004, 07:45:53 AM »

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Whoa! Like, no using the net or anything? I knew we couldn't talk about it to other students, but ... Meep!  :o
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« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2004, 08:56:31 AM »

Oops. I meant no talking to others. The internet is certainly allowed. Sorry about that. :-[ :-[ :-[
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« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2004, 10:02:57 AM »

Whew! Okay! I was a little panicked there. *blush* Can't live without my internet. ;)
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« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2004, 03:22:40 PM »

Yeah, I'm so sorry about that. I guess that was a little unclear. Okay, a lot unclear. *blushes*
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« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2004, 05:21:25 PM »

Just a reminder: You may now begin asking me (SeaShelly3) for your tests. Remember that the last day to request will be Friday, December 17.
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« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2004, 11:25:55 PM »

OMG, I completely forgot. :o

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« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2004, 03:32:55 PM »

Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow is the last day to request your tests. So far I have only received four requests and of those, three have answered. (Xan, Ping, Kelpie, and Morrin are the requests I received)

Also remember that if you do not participate in this round, you may not advance to the next round.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2004, 03:20:55 PM »

Results of the First Round

The task this round was to name the captain of the only all-female national Quidditch Team. Three Champions correctly identified Gwenog Jones, the captain of the Holyhead Harpies. These three, earning ten points apiece in the tournament standings are

Ping
Xan
Kelpie

One other champion requested her test, but never gave an answer. Due to the shortage of requests I received, I am going to allow her to continue to the next round, but, she earns no points toward the tournament. This Champion was

Morrin

I am going to schedule an extension during the next round, because I know a lot of you are probably busy with Christmas so near (and I'm no exception! ^_^) so these four people will be allowed to PM me for the next round of tests starting tomorrow, Monday, December 20, but will be allowed to PM for tests going up until the following Tuesday, December 28. Hopefully that lets you go around your Christmas schedule. If there are any problems with these dates, let me know and we can work something out.

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2004, 07:44:55 AM »

*hits head*Nooooo!I'll try better next time*hits head again*
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« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2004, 10:52:56 AM »

*grins* Yay for the Lexicon. ;D :P

And the extended thingie sounds good too. :D This week will be pretty hectic ...
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2004, 08:16:25 PM »

ATTENTION CHAMPIONS:

Due to my own (incredibly crazy) schedule, I am extending the test by two (2) more days. Therefore, you may request tests going up until Thursday, December 30. I will post results on January 1st, 2005, or when all champions have answered their questions, whichever comes first. Sorry about the delay, but things are just crazy-go-nuts, and I'm not sure how quickly I will be able to get tests out. Therefore, I suggest sending me your requests as soon as you can find the time, and I'll do my best to get them too you as timely as possible.

Hope everyone's holidays are going splendidly!
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« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2004, 10:52:41 AM »

15 points to Shelly for being willing to step into the breach for Heather and keep the Tournament going.  Thanks, Shelly!
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« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2004, 06:11:07 PM »

Thanks, Cho! It's no problem, honestly! ^__^

Last day to request tests, everybody! Come on, we can't have a two-person tournament here!
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« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2004, 07:23:54 PM »

Sure we can. More chance for me to win. ;)
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« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2004, 05:23:55 AM »

Or me. :P
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2004, 09:06:09 PM »

Results of the Triwizard Tournament, Round Two:
Well, there isn't much to report. Both champions that participated correctly answered the following question:

In terms of latitude and longitude, give the approximate location of the fortress of Azkaban. All answers must be in the form X degrees north/south, Y degrees east/west.

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Ping: 30 points
Xan: 30 points
Kelpie: 10 points
Morrin: 0 points

Unfortunately, I have no choice but to disqualify half of our champions for non-participation. Our two remaining champions (Ping and Xan) may PM me for third round tests starting on January 1, 2005 (tomorrow!) and going up until January 6.
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2005, 01:39:44 PM »

Wow, this current question is a toughie! Good luck, Xan, if you haven't already done it!
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« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2005, 12:47:58 PM »

Er, Shelly, what was the answer to the latitude-longitude question and where would one have figured that one out?

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« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2005, 12:53:41 PM »

BTW, a quick note: I need to award the December cup and reset the points before you award the finals. I'm behind! Meep!
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« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2005, 08:08:09 PM »

Okay, things are reset. Just, you know, FYI. :)
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« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2005, 11:09:08 PM »

Thanks Ping!

Oh, and Cho, I remember typing the answer and where it was, but then... for some reason I can't remember, I guess I deleted it. Umm, the answer was 60 degrees north, 2 degrees east, and I used the lexicon. I found a map which gave the specific degrees latitude, but was vague on the longitude, so it was mildly difficult (I thought) but everyone got it anyways.

So: I thought I must be going too easy on these guys, so I turned it up a notch for this question.  ;D
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« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2005, 08:20:27 AM »

Trust me, it was difficult! The latitude was okay, but the longitude meant I had to look at lots of different places to find the right answer. :)
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« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2005, 09:47:16 AM »

Yeah, same. Well, not really ... I Googled for an atlas. ;)

And yes, the current question is tough. Meep.
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« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2005, 07:09:49 PM »

Er, since there are only two champions left and they have both received the question, would it be possible for you to post the question here, Shelly?  Or is that just way against the rules?

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« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2005, 09:11:57 PM »

Yes, I think that would be fine... I can't see the harm.

Give a possible explanation, in short essay form, for the so-called “Missing 24 hours” that occurred in The Sorcerer’s Stone. Points will be earned for plausibility and relevance. Points will be lost for technical writing errors and lack of research.
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« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2005, 09:33:49 PM »

*runs away and hides behind the sofa*

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I haven't written an essay in years! Man, it was tough! :D
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« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2005, 09:44:41 PM »

*sheepish grin*

Well, we can't be going too easy on you, can we? I mean, we've got such geniuses around here that it's terribly hard to challenge you with only trivia anymore. I'm afraid it's not going to get any easier.

Speaking of which, it was just like, the day before yesterday that I remembered/discovered that there are five rounds to the tournament, instead of three. I totally had it planned so that this was the final and hardest round, so I've had to outdo myself and find harder questions for the fourth and fifth rounds. I haven't found the fifth yet, but if it's harder then the fourth, it might just end up knocking you guys flat.   >:D

I'm almost glad I'm not participating.   ;D
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« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2005, 10:22:02 PM »

AAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2005, 01:19:15 PM »

 :o  Wow.  Like, that's hard.

Glad I'm not involved.... :P

Course, at this point, either Gryffindor or Gryffindor will get the points whoever wins, so I can cheer both Xan and Ping on without reserve or bias.  So,

Go Gryffies!
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« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2005, 02:53:51 PM »

Eh? Xan's not a gryffie!
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« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2005, 05:37:09 PM »

:o!  Ooops.  Sorry.  I got Xan confused with Jan lo.  Heh. :-\  Never mind.

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« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2005, 02:50:24 PM »

Results of the third round of the Triwizard Tournament:

Well, pretty clear-cut here. Ping delivered a wonderful essay on the missing 24 hours in The Sorcerer's Stone, earning 29 points in the standings. Xan, though she requested a test, did not complete it within the time limit, and therefore earns zero points. The standings thus far are as follows:

1st: Ping with 59 points
2nd: Xan with 30 points
3rd: Kelpie with 10 points

I apologize in advance if this causes any controversy, but I'm going to allow Xan to participate in the next round. Speaking of the next round, champions may begin requesting tests starting Thursday, January 13.


Hint for the next question: I may have been exaggerating a little when I said it was harder. The thing is, it's more stuff to write, but less to think about; as in, more of a lengthy trivia question than an objective essay. Study up on useless HP facts and you'll be fine.  ;D
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« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2005, 02:57:22 PM »

So, Shelly, are you going to post Ping's essay?  If nothing else, I'm determined to read something that Ping has written and published!  ;)
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« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2005, 03:01:46 PM »

Hmm, well I thought about it, but I wanted to wait for her permission. Is that all right, Ping? It was really good. ^_^
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« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2005, 12:14:30 AM »

*blush* Uh, sure, go for it. :)
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« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2005, 12:23:55 AM »

The "Missing 24 hours" refers to the time between the attack on the Potters at around midnight of October 31st and the arrival of baby Harry at Privet Drive on the night of the 1st of November. Harry’s location during this time is a subject of debate, as are the actions of some of the other characters.

We know, based on his own report, that Hagrid took Harry from the ruins before the muggles descended. Rumors of the events spread quickly among the wizarding world, as evidenced by the strange things Mr. Dursley noticed on the 1st, and it is logical to assume that the destruction of an entire house would be quickly noticed and investigated even by the most complacent muggle police force. Hagrid therefore likely left the house and the grieving Sirius Black before dawn. Based on the discussion in at the Three Broomsticks in POA and Black’s own account, Black went from the ruins of the house to find and confront Peter Pettigrew.

It is unknown where Hagrid went from the house. Considering that Voldemort’s fate was unknown and that many of his supporters would have been just as happy to do in the little baby, it is likely that he had to be careful, hiding during much of the day, taking to the skies on Black’s motorbike only once the sun had set and he would be safe from magical and muggle eyes. Add to that the fact that Hagrid’s use of magic was severely limited because of his expulsion, and it makes sense that it took him a day to make it to Privet Drive.

The most curious questions revolve around Professor McGonagall. She tells Dumbledore that Hagrid told her that the Headmaster would be heading for Privet Drive. Since she was at Privet Drive when Mr. Dursely left for work, she must have known this fact not long after Hagrid retrieved the injured Harry. She appears unaware of Dumbledore’s plan to leave Harry with his relatives. This was likely another effect of the caution needed to ensure Harry’s safety on the journey. The safety of the Potters was so vital that a complex charm had been employed, and yet it, too, had failed. While Hagrid’s outgoing nature might have normally brought on a more thorough description, Professor McGonagall’s intelligence and common sense would likely have kept him quiet about more details than she needed to know, particularly if they were communicating, not in person, but via a magical means. Looked at in this light, she likely did not ask Hagrid for confirmation of the death of James and Lily, particularly since she reveals in the first book that she does not find Hagrid to be entirely trustworthy. She trusts Dumbledore entirely, as we have seen, and simply waited for him in order to confirm the rumors.

In summary, while many fans suspect dark machinations on the part of JK Rowling regarding the events between the death of his parents and Harry’s arrival at Privet Drive, these theories neglect the establish fact of the paranoia of the time and the care that would have been exercised by those close to the Potters in order to ensure Harry’s safety.


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« Reply #77 on: January 09, 2005, 10:02:08 PM »

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« Reply #78 on: January 18, 2005, 10:37:02 PM »

Ack, I forgot to post a deadline, didn't I? Well, technically, it should have been today, but I'll give until Friday, January 21st for the sole reason that it happens to work better for me.

I have to apologize, once again, for this whole thing. I'm not doing a very consistent job with this, am I?  :-\ Sorry...
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2005, 03:03:35 AM »

Um... Only one champion participated in this round. For her extensively thorough answer to the following question:

List, in order, the 10 levels in the Ministry of Magic.
Give the name of the department that is situated on each level,
Give a description of eight out of the ten departments (In other words, you may choose two to omit, but please mark clearly with OMIT), which may or may not include the sub-offices,
and give, by full name or detailed description, one person who works or has worked in eight out of the ten levels. (As before, this means you may omit two, but mark with OMIT)


Ping earned 45 points. Xan, who did not participate in this round earns zero, and forfeits the tournament. This makes our new Triwizard Champion

PING!!!
The only thing is, that there was supposed to be one more round to the tournament. Ping, would you prefer to go to another round, or just accept the championship?

Also, I need to figure out how to award actual house cup points, don't I? *sheepish grin*
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2005, 07:41:11 AM »

I'd hate to make you go to all the work of another round, so I'll just accept now.  :angel:

Also, to award points, there's a link just below the Prefects Bathroom.  :police:

Woot! *does the happy dance* Cauldron cakes for all!
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2005, 08:51:32 AM »

Oops, should have worded that differently. I know how to award points, but I need to figure out how many everyone gets. Is it just one house cup point for every triwizard point?That's what it seems to have been last time, but I can't tell. :(
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2005, 10:02:55 AM »

Aaah. I beleive it's one point for every triwizard point, then an extra 20 for the winner and 10 for the runner up. Yes? No? Maybe so?
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2005, 10:07:18 AM »

Yaaaaaaaay Ping!!

Woohoooo!  Go Gryffindor....

;D

BTW, can one of you post the actual answer here, so those of us non-champions can know what we don't, well, know?
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2005, 03:33:30 PM »

Okay, the point totals work out as follows:
Each round was worth the number of the round times ten. In other words, round one was worth 10, round two worth 20, etc. Ping received extra points on round four for only using one omit out of a possible four. Ping's total for the tournament was 104 points. And extra 20 points brings the new total to 124 points to Gryffindor.

Xan earned 30 tournament points, plus 10 points for placing as runner-up, earning 40 points for Slytherin.

Congratulations to all champions! Job well done!  ;D
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2005, 09:49:13 AM »

BTW, here's my answers. *wanders off, shaking her booty*

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Level 1: Unknown

It is believed that this is the location of the office of the Minister of Magic and the other high-placed people in the Ministry. The Minister of Magic's job is to run the Ministry.

Cornelius Fudge is currently the Minister, though there is speculation that he will be replaced, considering his inept handling of the return of Lord Voldemort.

Level 2: Department of Magical Law Enforcement

This department is responsible for the enforcement of the laws of the magical world, from the gross offenses pursued by the Aurors to the smaller offenses pursued by the . It includes the Improper Use of Magic office and the headquarters of the Aurors, as well as the Department of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts.

Mr. Arthur Weasley works on this level.

Level 3: Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes

This department cleans up after nasty magical accidents, including the use of magic in front of Muggles.

Arnold Peasegood is an Obliviator.

Level 4: Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

This department controls not only non-sapient magical creatures (such as dragons fire-breathing chickens, but also the Goblin Liaison Office.

Amos Diggory, father of Cedric, is head of this department.

Level 5: Department of International Magical Cooperation

The department that works with other nations that have magical populations.

Bartemius Crouch Sr was head of this department before his death.

Level 6: Department of Magical Transport

This department works to monitor and keep secret all forms of magical transportation, including portkeys, the Floo Network, Apparation, and magical brooms.

Basil helped monitor the portkeys at the Quidditch World Cup. He was distinctively dressed in a kilt and a poncho.

Level 7: Department of Magical Games and Sports

This department is in charge of quidditch and gobstones, among other things.

Ludo Bagman was head of this department, though he ran away after the last task of the Tri-wizard tournament because he was heavily in debt.

Level 8: The Atrium

The reception area of the Ministry. It includes the Fountain of Magical Brethren and the security desk.

Eric, the man at the desk when Harry went to the ministry for his trial, was badly shaven and wearing a peacock blue robe.

Level 9: Department of Mysteries

Little is known about this department, though when Harry and his friends searched it, it contained physical representations of many concepts, including death. It also contained a room of prophecies.

Broderick Bode worked in this department before died.

Level 10: Courtrooms

This level contains the courtrooms that try the cases of those who commit offenses against the laws of the magical world. The Wizengamot is like a large jury.

OMIT person who works there
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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2005, 11:36:55 AM »

:o.  Wow.  That's pretty impressive.  Way to go.

//watches as Ping and her booty walk off//

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Re: Second Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2005, 02:50:48 AM »

I'm an arse. >_<

I'm really sorry I said I'd play but ended up not answering ... I don't usually do that, and I feel really bad about it. Though Ping would have won anyway, but ... yeah.

So ... congrats!
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« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2005, 08:32:29 AM »

Congrats Ping!
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« Reply #89 on: February 24, 2005, 10:10:39 PM »

New tourney March 1 - - - - - - 50 points to Shelly for running the last tourney and doing a FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  All thoughs who want to compete = post in the 3rd tourney competition you want to compete - lots of points, lots of glory (byock byock all you chickens who don't compete . . . . )
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« Reply #90 on: February 24, 2005, 11:28:27 PM »

Wow, thank you Heather!
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