The last pickups of 2017 were the most exciting and popular of the year, with plenty of new faces returning!
We began with a quick round of Creaothceann, but then we threw off our cauldrons in favor of the notorious exploding Quod. Team selection was done in honor of the first person to ever write about Quidditch, Gertie Keddle, and her three weather reports: "hot", "wet", and "windy". Everyone was asked to choose their favorite type of weather and, based on their answer, was assigned to either the Hot team or the WetWindy team. As people entered and left the pitch, the standards for what became "hot" got relaxed all the way down to 60 degrees (if it's 18 degrees and feels like 6 in Virginia, surely 60 is hot by comparison
On the regular set, the WetWindy team drenched the Hot team, 12-4, with half of their players still standing. Then the Cascade set came out (we introduced the set with a nice game of Xany... Xany under the Cascade set is almost as chaotic as Quodpot with that set!) and the second game started out great for the Hot team: scoring the first ten points of the match followed by seeing a WetWindy player exploded first. But the Hot team would only score one of the last sixteen points of the night, and see all of their players exploded while every remaining WetWindy player stayed on.
As the third game got underway, WetWindy proceeded to score nine unanswered points for a 9-1 lead. It looked like it would be another drenching; even after Elena exploded for WetWindy player exploded, it was shortly followed by two consecutive Hot explosions (first me, then Tarma). But nearly immediately after that came two consecutive WetWindy explosions (Cody, then Scarlet) and the WetWindy team was down to its last player, and down 10-2. But ultimately, Hot would score the last fourteen points of the match, even if their rally was interrupted by Katelin exploding and ended by Aly exploding... Pat then exploded on the final question of the game to make the score 16-10.
The last question was the biggest rout of the night for WetWindy: Hot never led after the second question and lost 18-7 with two WetWindy players still standing. Apparently the Quod hates heat as much as I hate cold!
The following people showed up: Allyson Celestra, Cody Lewis, Elena Galatas, Katelin Ross, Kendra Givens, Patrick James, Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Shiloh Adlar, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!
The first pickup of 2018 takes place in a week and a half in #quidditch, on...Saturday, January 6 at 10 PM HOL!