Rings of Honor

Rings of Honor
Barons of Old Market
♦ Founded: May 26th, 1998
♦ Original Name: Ring of the 11th
♦ Original Baron: Darkness
♦ Manor Home: Cardinal Inn Tavern   (map)
♦ Squire Weapon: Green Axe

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Reign Summaries


Duelist Name Reign Dates Days Held Defenses
Lirssa Sarengrave 2016/02/19 - present 429 2
Mairead Harker 2015/09/19 - 2016/02/19 153 3
Claire Caelum 2015/08/26 - 2015/09/19 24 0
Sabine Gabrielle 2015/04/02 - 2015/08/26 146 1
Hope Naharis 2014/11/16 - 2015/04/02 137 2
Rhiannon D Harker 2014/07/23 - 2014/11/16 116 0
Aurast Dagger Sasc 2014/04/18 - 2014/07/23 96 1
Morgan le Fay 2013/09/15 - 2014/04/18 215 0
Elijah Basia Uhr 2013/07/20 - 2013/09/15 57 0
Lem DeAngelo 2013/03/08 - 2013/07/20 134 2
Terry King 2012/08/13 - 2013/03/08 207 0
Candy Hart 2012/05/30 - 2012/08/13 75 1
Camilla 2011/11/20 - 2012/05/30 192 0
Aya Hayashibara 2011/06/05 - 2011/11/20 168 1
Ellisa Morgan 2010/12/11 - 2011/06/05 176 2
Tormay Eludes 2009/12/11 - 2010/12/11 365 3
Maria Graziano 2009/12/01 - 2009/12/11 10 0
Xenograg kathu-Darelir 2008/07/15 - 2009/12/01 504 2
G'nort Dragoon Talanador 2007/05/20 - 2008/07/15 422 1
(vacant) 2007/03/28 - 2007/05/20 53 0
Jonathan Ecorian Havoick 2007/03/23 - 2007/03/28 5 0
Anjolie Quinn 2006/10/29 - 2007/03/23 145 0
Baphelocutis est Lathadoscia 2006/01/31 - 2006/10/29 271 1
Cletus Ganderfald 2006/01/10 - 2006/01/31 21 0
Rena A. Cronin 2005/11/01 - 2006/01/10 70 1
Anubis Karos 2005/03/21 - 2005/11/01 225 1

Lirssa Sarengrave (2016/02/19 - present)
Overlord Matt Simon had twice been challenged for the mantle and elected to implement the Test of Worthiness. In both cases it was renegade baroness Maggie Harker who stepped in to fight the Right to Challenge, defeating Matt's champion and forcing the title fight to proceed. While Matt won both of the challenges anyway, it still came as no surprise that when he awarded the Overlord Grant to Lirssa Sarengrave it was the baby baron who received the challenge. The challenger held no rank in the arena, still a relatively new duelist trying to find her way and prove her skills. Maggie, on the other hand, was a 5 month baron with 3 title defenses and several successful Right to Challenge performances. The odds weighed heavily in the Baby Baron's favor. But, that's why they play the game, or in this case, fight the duel. Lirssa picked up an opening advantage, parrying a thrust from Maggie, and never gave up the lead save for a momentary tie in the 7th at 3 each. Lirssa retook the lead in the 8th by thrusting over a cut and then traded cuts in the 9th to finish it out. With a 5-4, 9 round finish, Lirssa Sarengrave lept from Commoner to Baroness of Old Market. (link)

Lirssa held the ring of Old Market for almost nine months before her first challenger came calling. As Lirssa herself had been, the challenger was the recipient of the Overlord's grant. Nat Candle, victor of the Summer Talon, was bestowed the right by then Overlady Claire Farron. Recently returned to RhyDin after many had presumed her dead, Lirssa was looking good for the fight. She kept the match close throughout, giving up leads to Nat but never more than a point. They were tied 4.5 each when she tagged him with a high cut in the 11th round. Her first lead came with with a parry in the 13th to score a positional advantage and then another mark for position in the 14th sealed the defense. Lirssa sidesteps her way through a 5.5-4.5, 14 round defense of the ring. (link)

Somewhere along the line the baroness and Overlady Jewell had a falling out. When Jewell forcibly re-aligned Aric, the baron of Old Temple and Lirssa's beau, to renegade, Lir went renegade as well. There was bad blood here, though historians haven't recorded the full details of the cause, it still came as no surprise that when the Overlady awarded the Spring cycle grant to Nuy, it was Old Market that he went after. The man in the squid like mask stated his intention to remove a thorn in the Overlord's side when he issued his challenge, making it clear that by going after Lir he was in fact calling out both her and Aric. For all the pre fight drama and intrigue, the fight itself was anti-climatic. Lirssa was in excellent form and controlled the fight all the way through. In the 9th round she landed a thrust to score the final point in her 5-1 victory. (link)


Mairead Harker (2015/09/19 - 2016/02/19)
Winner of the Summer Cycle Talon of Redwin, Maggie Harker was given the Overlord Grant by Rand alTan as well and used it to challenge Claire for Old Market. Claire chose to defend in single duel format with a match time that seemed like it may have been slightly past the young challengers bedtime. A closely fought contest, the challenger drew first blood and held a lead until the 8th round when Claire struck with a thrust to tie the score at threes, then countered a slash in the 9th to take the lead. An offensive flurry in the two rounds to follow however, Maggie landed a high cut and a thrust of her own to bring the match to a close. With a final score of 5-4 after 11 rounds, Maggie found herself tagged the Baby Baron of Old Market. (link)

Sith lords being known for their charitable disposition, Bile issued challenge to Old Market in hopes of removing the young lady from the brutality that is swords dueling. Liberating her, as it were, to go live a life more suiting to a nine year old girl. Maggie, as it turns out, didn't want to leave the district and proved plenty capable in defending her right to stay. In a single duel formatted match, the Baby Baron made fast work of the challenger, winning 5-2 in a somewhat lopsided fight wherein Bile was unable to land a uncountered strike throughout. (link)

Maggie's second challenge came from long time walord Ekthbjlgke Smith. With no bounties in play, it was simply a case of E wanting to claim a barony and Maggie having one. They met in early December with E eschewing all honoraries, while Mairead stood below the banner of midnight snow with her mother Rhiannon as second and a host of lord and ladies of honor. The warlord was ready for the baby baron's opening thrust and was first on the board, but it would be the only lead he'd manage on the night. Maggie struck with a low cut in the second and opposing high cut in the third to take the lead and hold it through the end of this single duel affair. After 10 rounds and a 5-4 score, the baby baron retained her title. (link)

Next up was Melanie Rostol. Maggie was one of only two renegade barons at the time and Mel had already held Dragon's Gate, so it was time to make a run at Old Temple. The challenger appeared under a black banner with no second and Ekthbjlgke Smith (the last challenger to fall to Mairead's blade) as her lord of honor. Considering E's naming was in absentia, the crowd could only guess at a romantic entanglement. For her part, the baby baron stood as always below the banner of midnight snow. Rhiannon Brock stood as her second while naming half the families of RhyDin as her lords and ladies of honor. In one shot format, the combatants kept pace with each other throughout the duel, always within a single point and tied for many of the late rounds. After exchanging highcuts to leave the duel tied at 4 in the 10th, Melanie took a risk in the 11th and slashed. A risk that Mairead took advantage of as she low cut for the win. (link)


Claire Caelum (2015/08/26 - 2015/09/19)
Once a squire to Old Market, Claire Caulum decided to re-enter the swords title circuit by challenging to become the district's baron. Sabine once again elected the best of three format, but it didn't serve her near so well this night. The first duel went an incredible 18 rounds and ended 5.5 - 4.5 when Sabine's cut sailed high over a ducking Claire. The second duel of the match only took half as long and saw Sabine jump out to a 3-1 lead in the 4th. Those were the only three points the Baroness would tally in this one however, with Claire controlling the rest of the duel and taking over the Barony with a 5-3 win. (link)


Sabine Gabrielle (2015/04/02 - 2015/08/26)
Sabine had issued challenge to Claire Caelum for the Seaside Barony, though Claire had an already pending challenge to the Overlord, Kimone Kidd. A valid challenge placing her in the renegade queue catagory, but when Claire won the mantle it was essentially nullified. Rather than press her challenge to the new Baroness of Seaside / ex-overlady, Kimone, Sabine rescinded and instead set her sights on Old Market. Baroness and challenger fought a best of three series to decide the ring, but only needed two duels. Both were incredibly close and could have gone either way and both required extra scoring to complete, going to final scores of 6-5. Both were also won by Sabine. (link)

Gren Blockman was the first to challenge Sabine. With great support (sorta) from his sister (not really) Tara, Gren entered the ring with some trepedation. Sabine elected the best of three format and the match required all three duels. The Baroness came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first duel to win 5.5-4 with a trade of cuts in the 11th. The 2nd duel belonged entirely to Gren. While Sabine may have been first on the board, the ranger sailed through to a 5-1 in 6 victory to even the match. In the deciding duel Gren was first to strike, which was actually not a good thing to do in this match since all three duels went the other way. Sabine caught up and took the lead for herself by the 4th round, then never relented. Thrusting below his cut in the 9th earned her the 5-3 win and successful defense. (link)


Hope Naharis (2014/11/16 - 2015/04/02)
The Halloween Havoc event of 2014 saw duelists earn their way into a King of the Ring tournament by competing in regulation duels throughout the month of October. Duelists fighting two duels in each of two weeks earned their way into a raffle, from which 8 names were selected for the tournament. As it happened, only 6 duelists qualified, so everyone got their invites to the masquerade tournament to take place two days before All Hollows Eve. Jin Chae was ultimately crowned Queen of the Ring in the 19 round affair, but Hope Naharis was the runner-up and both received grants of challenge. (link) Hope, it should be noted, was also Squire to Shadow, the Baron of Battlefield Park, at the time. The match between Rhi and Hope was fought in the best of three format, in which Hope controlled the first duel thoroughly and sailed through to a 5.5-3 win. In the second duel the pair looked much more evenly matched and Rhi even held the edge throughout most of the fight. Hope hadn't held the lead at all until the deft parry and counter in the 11th round that ended things and won her the ring. (link)

Former Overlord, Anubis Karos, was the first challenge to Hope, who had by this time also become the Diamond over in the Outback. Anubis was looking forward to the annual DoS Madness tournament and sought to prove his skills current in this contest and earn for himself a higher seeding in Madness. The match was fought in single duel format and Hope took first blood with a quick thrust to beat the slaver's cut. Anubis put on a defensive display in the two rounds that followed to take the lead himself, 2-1 in the 3rd, but wasn't able to hold on. Hope proceded to even the score once again and refused to give it back, landing a winning low cut in the 9th round to win it 5-3. (link)

Deathlord's Minion ambled along next to take a shot at Old Market, looking to expand the master's territory. Hope's 2nd defense was another single duel event, but one she managed to control with greater ease than she had with Anubis. Leaping out to a 3-0 lead after three rounds, it was all Minion could do to save face with the master and simply get on the board. After 7 rounds, Hope took another 5-3 defense, holding a lead throughout. (link)


Rhiannon D Harker (2014/07/23 - 2014/11/16)
Rhiannon Harker had issued challenge to Aya for the Seaside Barony, but after hearing Aurast changed alignment and declared Old Market renegade to Overlady Morgan le Fay, she decided to rescind that challenge and instead go after Aurast. The match was fought in a single duel that went 12 rounds in back and forth sudden death, concluding with Rhiannon striking the final blow and earning the ring. (link)


Aurast Dagger Sasc (2014/04/18 - 2014/07/23)
Old Market being vacant made it a prize in the 2014 installment of DoS Madness. The 64 person annual tournament was ultimatly won by Jake Thrash, but with Jake already the Baron of New Haven, the district fell to runner up Aurast. (link)

Nayun issued challenge to this ring once more and this time things actually went through. Both hailing from Adenna, the Baron fought below the banner of the clovered cross, while challenger flew the Shin Tenshi Ryu banner. In a single duel match, Aurast was up 2.5-0 by the 3rd round and kept his lead through to the end. His thrust struck a ducking Nayun in the 12th to conclude his defense, 5.5 points to 2. (link)


Morgan le Fay (2013/09/15 - 2014/04/18)
By virtue of her first place finish in the Fall 2013 Warlord Tournament, where two baronies and an overlord challenge were available as prizes, Morgan le Fay elected to take over Old Market. The tournament saw twelve contestants in total, with Morgan topping G'nort and Aenlyn as the runners up. (link)

Morgan's first challenge almost came from Nayun. She had issued it and the two agreed to a date to fight it, but as a result of issues with her prosthetic arm, Nayun later rescinded. (link)

A few months later, with no other challenges to Morgan's hold on Old Market in the meantime and with her arm having been repaired, Nayun issued challenge once more. Shortly before the two were set to fight Vanion Shadowcast won the Overlordship and somehow convinced Morgan to align herself as loyal. For reasons not entirely understood by this historian since Nayun seemed opposed to the new Overlord, Morgan's alignment made the challenge undesirable to the warlord who once again rescinded her challenge. (link)

When Overlord Vanion Shadowcast was stripped of his title a tournament of barons was held to fill the seat. Morgan won to become the 96th Overlord and vacated the barony. (link)


Elijah Basia Uhr (2013/07/20 - 2013/09/15)
Elijah's challenge to Lem caused a bit of a stir and forced an official clarification around the rights of loyal barons. Lem had stood renegade to Overlord Rand alTan who was defeated by Ellisa Morgan on July the 3rd and to whom Lem then aligned Loyal. The Xanth challenge match happed three days later, on July the 6th, however the standings must go up before any new title holder or loyal alignment change become official and that did not happen until the 8th. As a result, Lem was considered to still be a renegade when fighting Xanth and, therefore, not entitled to a Loyal barons benefit of needing to defend but once per month. As such, the challenge from Elijah was deemed valid and continued. It was fought in a best of three format and saw Lem take full control of the first duel to win 5-2. Elijah turned the tables halfway through the second and despite being down 4-2, came back to win in a 5-4 finish. The final duel went a marathon 19 rounds, but though he was in it throughout, Lem never held a lead in the fight. Elijah's 6.5 - 5 victory earned him the ring. (link)

Despite having challenged for an won the title during the Summer Cycle, Elijah never fought a regulation duel. As such, he was stripped of the ring and Old Market set next to Dockside in the quarterly warlord tournament. (link)


Lem DeAngelo (2013/03/08 - 2013/07/20)
Old man Lem DeAngelo placed second in the Winter tournament of warlords and earned a baronial challenge grant. Seeing Terry unchallenged during her six month tenure, he selected Old Market as his target. In a single duel affair, Lem controlled the right throughout and took the barony with a 5-2 victory in the 9th round. (link)

Anubis Karos was the first to challenge Lem. The slaver wanted the district for his own first and foremost, but also seemed to be looking to position himself in a slot that could counter whatever plans Rakeesh, then Overlord, might have. The exact reasoning beyond a desire for the ring wasn't entirely clear and in the end didn't prove to be relevant as Lem won through the challenge easilly. Anubis landed a thrust in the 6th round, but otherwise Lem went unscathed in a 5-1, 10 round victory. (link)

Rivals in arcana, Xanth and Lem had fought many times on the Isle, but now Xanth bought challenge to the arena. It was also the beginning of the 2013 Hydra tournament and a good way for Team Xanth (sometimes known as Great of Strength) to pick up some points on Lem's favored Beat Down crew. The challenge was fought in best of three format and, while Xanth managed several leads, Lem took the win in straight sets (5-2 and 5.5-4.5) to keep the ring. (link)


Terry King (2012/08/13 - 2013/03/08)
Vengeance for the Overlord grant challenge, Candy went after Chris Graziano's title. Chris looked to Teagan Rielea to handle the Test of Worthiness for him, but Candy had the assistance of Beat Down teammate Terry King. Terry's 5.5 - 2 win over Teagan cleared the path for Candy, who proceded to take the Overlordship in a 5.5 - 3, 10 round victory. Kicking Chris to the curb, her vacated barony was awarded to Terry for services rendered. (link)


Candy Hart (2012/05/30 - 2012/08/13)
As winner of the 2012 DoS Madness tournament, Tasslehofl Momus was awarded a challenge grant to distribute. Much better known for her prowess in the Outback and not even appearing on the arena standings, Candy was taken by surprise when Tass chose her as the recipient. She used the grant to challenge Camilla and proved more than up to the task. In a best of three event, Candy only gave up a total of 3.5 points in the two duels it took her to claim the ring. (link)

Chris Grazianon was the 89th Overlord and, keeping the benefits in the family, bestowed the Summer Cycle grant upon Ria Graziano. There seemed to be a bit of tension between the Graziano's Wrecking Crew and Candy, who headed up Team Beat Down, plus the matter of Hydra Tournament points to be gained and lost, so Ria went after Candy's hold on Old Market. In a best of three match, it once again only took Candy two duels to come out on top. With a pair of 5-4 wins the district remained hers. (link)

After sending Ria on her way, Candy turned around to challenge Chris for the Overlord mantle and vacated the ring when she won it. (link)


Camilla (2011/11/20 - 2012/05/30)
The Scathachians looked to claim for themselves a stronger foothold in the Marketplace, in hopes of establishing peace and safety for the citizenry in a district infamous for random acts of violence. To that end Camilla of Latium's challenge towards Aya was supported and issued. The timing and alignment of the baroness being challenged made the legitimacy suspect, since Aya was technically under grace for the remainder of the month after defeating Guaire. Caldendar's being overrated however, the fight would obviously take place in the following month and was allowed to procede. The Baroness and Scathachian champion met in the ring after a mishap in scheduling and without intercession. Camilla dominated the fight, allowing Aya only a single point earned in an opening round trade of thrusts, and proceeded to claim the barony by score of 5-1 in the single duel match. (link)


Aya Hayashibara (2011/06/05 - 2011/11/20)
When Ellisa challenged Mur Ollavan for the mantle of the Overlord, Mur enacted the Test of Worthiness. Kelathe Skelicia, a commoner, was tapped to act as the Overlord's champion. As Renegade's champion to fight the Right to Challenge, Ellisa called on Aya Hayashibara, who had held the Overlordship prior to Mur. Aya bested the Overlord's champion and, when Ellisa went on to defeat Mur for his title, was awarded the vacated barony. (link)

Guaire Byrne was the first to issue challenge to Aya, but was forced to face Ellisa in a Test of Worthiness before getting his chance at the Baroness. He fought his way through the Overlady's test and into a second duel with the ring on the line. Aya succeeded where the Overlord hadn't and came out on top in the challenge fight to retain the title. (link)


Ellisa Morgan (2010/12/11 - 2011/06/05)
Ellisa's first challenge came from warlord Evan Rush Rynth. With no drama to speak of, one of the more interesting aspects of the challenge was the warlord's honors towards House Rising; founded by one time Overlord Zen Rising and unseen inside the arena in some time. Electing to defend in a single match, Ellisa opened up with consecutive points and continued on to a 5-2 victory after 7 rounds. (link)

Five months passed before another challenger came calling. One time Overlord Xeric Mues looked to claim the district for himself and threw down the guantlet in early May. A scoreless four rounds to open this single duel affair was probably a sign of how close a contest it would be. Ellisa opened up a lead beginning in the 5th, but then gave it back to Xeric by the 13th. Down 4.5 - 4, Ellisa landed a high cut in the 14th and parried the Russian's counter in the 15th to maintain her title. (link)

Ellisa ascended to the title of 88th Overlord, vacating the barony.


Tormay Eludes (2009/12/11 - 2010/12/11)
Tormay Eludes, wanting to remove a member of the Wrecking Crew from the baronies, issued an impromtu challenge to Maria, which was settled 10 days after her victory over Xenograg. Maria dueled with no colors, no seconds, and no lord of honor, while Tormay dueled under the colors of light blue, black and gold of House DeGorol, with Guill Fortis as his second, and lots of Taneths for his Ladies of Honor(A long story). The Baroness chose a single match for the fights and in 7 rounds, Tormay Eludes defeats Maria Graziano for the Barony of Old Market! Tormay has declared himself Renegade to Overlord Anubis Karos, also removing a loyal baron from the controversial Egyptian. (link)

By virtue of her rank as Grand Master and Squire of Old Temple, Kalinda Acheron was Tormay's first challenger. The challenge was completed in a single match, with Tormay coming out on top 5.5-2.5 after 10 rounds of dueling. (link)

Tormay's second defense extended a family rivalry with Aya Hayashibara, who had before defeated Tormay's mother, Topaz Datrazanov, for Dragon's Gate. Aya was also no stranger to the Baron himself, having been defeated by him for New Haven. The mutual respect between the combatants was obvious to those that witnessed their three matches. The initial duel was a lopsided affair with Tormay taking a 5-0 victory after 10 long rounds, tearing through Aya's defense with a slash to close things out. The second and third matches proved much closer, with Aya rebounding to win 5.5-4 in 12 rounds before Tormay racked up his second defense by defeating Aya 5-4 in 11. (link)

Multiple time titleholder Cassius Gaius Maximius was the next to issue challenge to Tormay, as he had never held Old Market's ring in his career and wished a fresh and interesting challenge. Tormay settled on a best-of-three format and was victorious in the first match, utilizing an impressive disengage at Sudden Death to win 5-4 in 11 rounds. Match number two was also in the Baron's favor, defeating Cassius 5-3 in 9 rounds. (link)


Maria Graziano (2009/12/01 - 2009/12/11)
Maria Graziano, as a former Senior Baron, challenged Xenograg on December 1st, who was the Senior Baron at the time, wanting to go against the best the Council had to offer at that time. Dioxane had a grand time officiating, and in the end, Maria lunged under the Baron Xeno's high attack, taking her final point and securing a Crew Victory! (link)


Xenograg kathu-Darelir (2008/07/15 - 2009/12/01)
Using his prize from the Warlord tournament, Xenograg issued challenge to G'nort, who cheerfully accepted. The duel began well with Xenograg quickly scoring in the first rounds of the duel, but his advance faltered in the middle and G'nort was able to come back and claim some points for himself. However, in the end, Xenograg's blade proved quicker and he scored the final points of the match in speedy succession to end it and become the new Baron. (link)

Warlord Xeric Mues, citing a "personal matter", gave Xenograg his first challenge. After a long attempt to find a date that both could agree to meet, the challenge took place on December 3rd. The Baron dueled under his banner of a black sigil upon a yellow field., with Amaltea as his Lady of Honor (in absentia), and Alais D'Nightsong as his second, While Xeric dueled alone this evening. The Baron chose a single duel to decide this challenge and after 11 rounds with the score causing the match to go into overtime, Lord Xenograg successfully defended his right to the Barony of Old Market. (link)

Soerl wanted to test his skill to the highest degree, and chose to challenge Xenograg, as he felt he was the most worthy. The match took place on April 27th with a fair crowd gathering to witness it. The Baron chose to decide the fate of Old Market with a single match. The match saw both Baron and Warlord feeling each other out, with it going to Sudden Death before Xenograg sealed the win to maintain hold over the Old Market. (link)


G'nort Dragoon Talanador (2007/05/20 - 2008/07/15)
Top seeded G'nort cut a swath through the first DoS Madness tournament, defeating the likes of Lorance Sneggle, Rakeesh Sah Tarna, Maria Graziano, and Tarl Cabot on his way to earning the top prize of the Barony of The Old Market. (link)

In the third part of his triple challenge, Warlord Bran Bale challenged G'nort for The Old Market. On the same day Bran issued challenge to G'nort, he also challenged for an Opal in the Outback, and a Tower on Twilight Island. He was victorious in both of his other challenges, and the momentum was on his side when he met G'nort. Unfortunately for Bran, G'nort's experience in the ring showed early and eliminated whatever momentum Bran had entering the match. To keep in line with Bran's other challenges, G'nort chose a best-of-three format. G'nort won the first match five to one in six rounds before dropping the second, six to five in eighteen. G'nort was facing a four-to-three deficit in the final match before blocking a double cut by Bran to take the match in eleven rounds. (link)


(vacant) (2007/03/28 - 2007/05/20)


Jonathan Ecorian Havoick (2007/03/23 - 2007/03/28)
With a single victory, Cory Havoick was defeated and claimed the Old Market Barony after Anjolie ascended to the Overlord seat. Cory was quick to announce his alignment as renegade and fuel speculation that the issues facing this married couple were not resolved with a single duel. (link)

Shortly after taking control of the Old Market, Cory said that if the was not worth his wife's time, it wasn't worth his time either. Thus, he retired the ring which became a prize in the first ever DoS Madness Tournament. (link)


Anjolie Quinn (2006/10/29 - 2007/03/23)
After being given the Overlord's grant by her husband, Anjolie Quinn was next to challenge the Wardrac. Baphe was quick to score the early lead, but Anjolie was determined and battled back to take a lead of her own. After a short stalemate, Baphe fought back until the match was tied at four in the fourteenth round. But in the following round, Baphe made the same mistake Artemus had made only weeks before hand against him. Baphe moved high and left himself open to the more direct attack, which proved the final blow Anjolie needed to claim the ring.

Anjolie's first challenge came by virtue of a Warlord tournament right. Longtime veteran Sartan had placed second in the tournament and chose Anjolie as his target. However, he was never to meet her in the ring. Anjolie's husband, Overlord Havoick, stepped forward to meet the Warlord and in eight rounds he defeated Sartan, 5-3. (link)

But no marriage comes without issues. Only a few months after defending his wife's ring, Overlord Havoick was required to defend his own title from a challenge by his betrothed.


Baphelocutis est Lathadoscia (2006/01/31 - 2006/10/29)
Cletus Ganderfald never faced challenge for this barony in his short time in residence. At the soonest possible time after attaining the title, he pressed a successful challenge to Overlord Tareth Thorn. In the process of the challenge, the WarDrac Bapheloc was instrumental in helping Cletus attain the Overlord title by defeating Tareth's champion, Gnort Dragoon Talanador, in a Test of Worthiness. Cletus bestowed the title to Baphelocutis instead of the dethroned Overlord to fill the vacancy. (link)

After Karen Wilder defeated Cletus Ganderfald for the throne, Baphe challenged Karen in retaliation but was unable to best the Overlord. (link)

Baphelocutis' first challenge came from Warlord Tournament finalist, Artemus Kurgen. Artemus immediately showed the Baron how he had placed so high in the tournament by opening up a quick 3-1 lead. However, his inexperience in the challenge ring was soon apparent as he was unable to hold the lead against the veteran Baphe. As the duel stretched into Overtime, Baphe's experience paid off as he was able to defeat the challenger, 6-5 in thirteen rounds. (link)


Cletus Ganderfald (2006/01/10 - 2006/01/31)
Rena Cronin was next challenged by Cletus Ganderfald, the winter Warlord tournament of 2005 second-place winner. Though the tournament concluded in mid December the challenge was not completed until early January due to the time constraints of the holidays. Cletus chose the barony that Rena was occupying because it was one of the three remaining Baronies in the sport he had not held in his storied dueling career. It was the only one currently not being held by someone who he was personally aligned to within the rings. Cletus did not announce any particulars for his side of the challenge while Rena dueled with Max as her Second, Topaz as her Lady of Honor, and under the colors of the Atrebla team. The match was a best-of-three format that needed all three duels to be utilized to determine the winner. The first duel Cletus won handily in seven rounds by four points, but in the second duel he lost to Rena in as many rounds by the same score. Cletus was then able to capture the title in the seventh round of the third duel by a margin of victory of three points. (link)


Rena A. Cronin (2005/11/01 - 2006/01/10)
Rena had been the 64th Overlord, but having been unseated by Anubis took over the Old Market Barony.

Rena Cronin was soon challenged by Dawn Shadowsbane Karos, Overlord Anubis Karos' grant recipient. Dawn, who is the wife of Anubis, chose to exercise her grant on Rena since that was Anubis' former title before ascending to Overlord. There was some debate among the common people of the rings at the ethics of issuing a grant to one's spouse, though there is nothing prohibiting it within the rules of the sport. The challenge match was held in a best-of-three format with Rena dueling under the Atrebla team colors with Max as her Second. Dawn dueled under a modified version of the Eye of Ra that included rainbow colored dragon wings, with her husband the Overlord as the Man of Honor, and Keowen as her Second. Both duels ended identically with Rena lunging over a cut by Dawn, but the first duel took twelve rounds while the second only took six. There was a one-point margin of victory the first duel followed by a two-point margin of victory the second duel. (link) (link)


Anubis Karos (2005/03/21 - 2005/11/01)
Anubis Karos was challenged by the summer Warlord tournament of 2005 winner, Maria Graziano, who opted for the baronial challenge prize. Maria was interested in that particular more than the title of Overlord. The challenge was completed by in a best-of-three format. The Baron had Cory be his second, Dawn as his Lady, and dueled under his personal colors that feature the Eye of Ra. The challenger had Bode as her Second and Man of Honor, with the colors of the Wrecking Crew team flying for her. In two duels that totaled a sum of thirteen rounds the Baron dispatched Maria by a one-point margin of victory in this first and a three-point margin of victory in the second duel. (link)

Anubis soon ascended to become the 65th Overlord of the Duel of Swords, and the displaced former Overlord, Rena Cronin, found herself with the title of the Old Market.


 


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