dueling club is a new addition to the special section of
Under the Lake Fics. Because requests for additional methods
of earning housepoints were flooding in, we asked some of
our veteran members for ideas. Congratulations to Lorelei
Phantomwall, who came up with the idea of a Dueling Club.
Points will be awarded to anybody who participates, and
extra points to those who do well.
Joining the dueling club is optional and any member of UTLF
who wishes to join is accepted. Non-members are allowed to
vote on duels which are underway, but not to join a duel
themselves until joining UTLF. Duels are centered around
writing fanfictions, and voting means that you must read the
fanfictions written by the duelers.
When a member of the dueling club makes a challenge, they
must state the approximate length in words of the
fanfictions to be written (500-, 500-1000, 1000-3000, and
3000-6000). Also, they must state the rating of the fics to
be written (G, PG, PG-13, or R). They also may choose
whether or not to have a time-limit, and if so, choose the
limit (one day, three days or less, a week or less, and two
weeks or less). If a limit is not selected, the duel will go
on until both members do their part, or one withdraws, plus
a week-long voting time. When another member accepts a
challenge to join a duel, they are expected to have read the
information stated by the challenger and agreed with it.
In a duel, both members write a fanfiction, which must
comply with the information stated by the challenger as well
as UTLF's preliminary rules. It also must be based around
the basic theme given to participants by a UTLF staff member
(these will be simple, such as a ship, genre, or basic
idea). A member is allowed to withdraw from the duel at any
time, but will not receive any extra prize besides the
original participation one. These fanfictions will then be
posted on the site, where everybody can view them. Viewers
read both fics and then vote on which one they think is
written with more skill, and which one they find to their
personal liking. The winner is, of course, the one who ends
up with the most votes. UTLF staff members have nothing to
do with the voting, and any accusation of cheating or bias
can and will be taken as a grievous insult.
THIS IS A COMPETITIVE ACTIVITY!! EVERYBODY WHO FOLLOWS THE
RULES RECEIVES A PRIZE!! IT IS MEANT TO BE FUN, SO *PLEASE*
DON'T GET WORKED UP OVER LOSING!! EVERYBODY IS A WINNER!
in a duel automatically gives 5 points to your
a duel will get you 25 House Points, plus your
fanfiction posted on the site if it is accepted by UTL's
editors, plus an addition to both your author
information page, plus a higher Dueling Club
A tie in a duel is counted as a win for both
participants. See above for prize info.
a duel but finishing your part anyway will get you 5
House Points, plus a higher Dueling Club
a duel without finishing your part will get you no
withdrawal will get you no additional prize.
Below are the possible awards
one duel will get you this award.
two duels will get you this award.
three duels will get you this
five duels will get you this award.
ten duels will get you this award.
the highest DC rank will get you this
of ranking for UTLF's Dueling Club is quite
loss number is subtrated from your win
win number is determined by multiplying your number of
wins by four (4).
loss number is determined by counting each completed loss
as one (1), and every noncompleted loss or withdrawal as
2, and adding them together.
example: somebody wins 4 duels, withdraws from 1 duels,
and loses but completes 2 duels. Their loss number is 4,
because the withdrawal counts as two. Their win number is
16, because their number of wins (4) is multiplied by 4.
Their total Dueling Club rank is 12, because 4 is
subtracted from 16.
sounds like an annoying math problem, but you don't have
to worry about it. Everyone's rank is calculated by UTLF
staff, and all you have to do is try to win (or complete)
a lot of duels. :)
There are currently no members of the dueling club. Return
to the top of this page and click Join in the Dueling Club
Menu to become the first member!
Special Offer: The first person to join receives 15 points
for their house and a moderating job on the forums (if they
want it)!! So join now! :)
To make a challenge, fill out the form below and then click
Join a Duel
There are currently no challenges.
Read the fanfics in current duels and vote.
There are currently no duels being fought.