(8/25/98 - 3/25/99)
Sir Magnus Eques, third place winner of the Third-Quarter Tourney, chose as his prize the Thirteenth ring. His acceptance was brief and to the point, a respectful declaration of his alignment as Renegade to Overlord Dalamar.
The Renegade went over a month before his first challenge, from Warlord Unagi Miyamoto. The challenge was close to start, with the Warlord wavering a narrow lead, but several swift maneuvers showed how Sir Magnus had ranked so high in the Tourney and gave him the victory, 5 - 2 in nine rounds.
Next to step forth against the Renegade was Warlord Jesse Troyan, sometimes called the "Two-Minute Baron" for how long he held his last ring before retiring it. Jesse was to have no chance to do the same with this ring, however. After a bloody start on both duelers' parts and ten hard-fought rounds, Magnus successfully defended his ring with a 5 - 3 win.
The Baron's next challenge, from Lord Eros Hunrai Marzanhe DeBurgo, was neither so long nor so painful, at least on Magnus's side. After only 6 rounds he had defended his title for the third time with a 5 - 0 victory.
Not long after, Warlord Morn'lythe shena Jor'ethan came forward to test the Baron's skills. Though no longer than Baron Magnus's last defense, this fight was by far closer and bloodier. Blow upon blow was struck by both men, until a sudden recourse to an advanced defense maneuver saved the Baron from a low cut and retained for him the Thirteenth Ring.
Warlord Avery Shiv Blade was next to challenge the reign of Magnus Eques, and the match proved to test both men's skills, endurance, and nerves to the limit. Blows and points were traded between the two throughout, neither able to maintain even the most subtle of leads for long. After twelve rounds, the duel came to the matter of a single blow, a thrust by the Baron which caught the ducking Warlord unprepared and secured his title with a 5 - 4 win.
Sixth to challenge the Baron's reign was Warlady Goldie. Like many of Magnus's earlier defense, a hard lead was taken from the first, but this time not by the Baron, but by his challenger. After five rounds he trailed by a full four points. But the Baron was not to be defeated so blatantly, and began an incredible series of strikes that quickly closed the gap. As the duel stretched to twelve rounds, though, the Warlady's endurance proved the greater, and a quick thrust at the end took the victory and the Thirteenth with a 5.5 - 4 score.
Derek (Drey) D'erest Sanchez Starke
(4/13/00 - 11/26/00)
Drey himself went without challenge nearly as long before thrice-Baron of this ring, Warlord Magnus Eques, set out to reclaim what he had held so oft before. Three, however, was to be the limit of Magnus's claims to the Thirteenth. Despite an early lead, he was unable to bring down the Baron, and Drey's reign continued.
The next challenger, Warlord Verceterix Favre, did not wait nearly so long to make a try at removing the Baron. Baron and Warlord were close-matched throughout the nine rounds. But Rix allowed Drey two points unanswered in the end match, and those points retained for Drey the Thirteenth Ring.
When it was reported that Drey had been slain by the same blade of the man he had bested in his previous challenge, the status of the Thirteenth ring was investigated by the sport's officials. They concluded that the ring was left vacant and should be offered as a prize in the upcoming Warlord Tournament. The man who claimed the ring in that tournament was no stranger to the Thirteenth. The Thirteenth ring was once again worn by a Polarian, this time it was Cletus Ganderfald.
Evan Rush Rynth
(4/17/01 - 8/7/01)
Evan had a history for tumultuous reigns while holding Baronies, and this one was no different. It was rumored, and later confirmed, that Evan had entered a match with another Baron, and the two had wagered that the loser of the match would retire his ring. Evan lost the match, yet it was unclear as to whether or not he retired the Thirteenth. Evan disapeared from the realm shortly after the match, thus leaving the question unanswered.
The White Duke, Percival Marchand de Clermont soon issued a challenge to Evan to finally determine the status of the Thirteenth. The deadline to respond to a challenge was only days away from passing before Evan responded to Percival and the officials. Evan said that he would not be defending the ring and that the matter should go before the Baron's Council, which it did when his deadline had officially been reached. The Council quite quickly stripped Evan of the Thirteenth and appointed six time defender of the ring, Baron of the 2nd, Magnus Eques to champion the ring he held on three seperate occasions.
When the two met, Magnus once again proved why he had held the Thirteenth for so long. After building up a 4-0 lead, Magnus held off a late rally from Percival to send the Thirteenth to yet another Warlord Tournament. With a final score of 5-2 in eight rounds, Magnus had again defended the Ring.
(1/9/02 - Present)
Arithon, and as a loyal baron, requested the Overlord intercede on his behalf against the challenger. The Overlord declined, admitting that he was breaking an oath as an overlord not to step in for the challenged loyal. In light of the situation, Arithon offered to banish Drachen to renegade after the challenge, should he still be Baron.
The challenge itself saw only one duel, which saw eleven rounds and ending with Drachen standing as the victor, 5-3. Keeping to his suggestion, Arithon banished Drachen to Renegade. As per the rules permitting, Drachen issued immediate challenge to the Overlord. The challenge Drachen issued came after Cassius issued challenge, but the rules and precedent give Drachen the first shot.
After all the chaos, however, Drachen was quiet with his withdrawl. He stayed in the Renegade status, and the road was free for Cassius to press his challenge to Overlord Arithon.
More than one year after his first defense, Drachen was called to defend the ring a second time. Recently returned, former Diarchlord, Avery Shiv Blade, cited a lack of challenges for the Senior Baron as the direct reason.
When the two met, it was Overlord Shakira who first dueled Avery. In a drawn-out, thirteen round match, Avery was able to eliminate her from his path with a 5-3 win. However, the Thirteenth ring proved unlucky once again for Avery as he was unable to defeat Drachen. In a close eleven round match, Drachen was able to score three unanswered points at the end to retain his title with a 5-3 victory.
When Drachen's next challenger emerged, the Senior Baron on the council once more allowed an Overlord to step in on his behalf. This time the Overlord was Anubis Karos, and his luck fared better than Shakira's did. Warlord Farek met the Overlord in an attempt to force Drachen into the ring, however Anubis had the upper hand in the duel. In ten rounds, Anubis defended Drachen's hold on the Thirteenth with a 5-3 victory.
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