by Tom Morgan
You heard it here first! The most anticipated fight of the year is happening, guys. No, not the silly Triwizard Tournament, this is MUCH better.
Arthur Letsworth, a second year Gryffindor, who usually looks like a toothpick, regularly enjoys transforming into Rodrick Toes (more commonly known as Big Rod) with a bit of old aging potion. Okay, so his head remains tiny, but his body becomes HUGE, with rippling muscles we’ve never seen the likes of.
It’s not only his body that changes. Big Rod is a renowned flirt, and has charmed his way into the heart of Cardan Duarte herself, enraging one of her boy-toys, Magnus Laufreyn of Durmstrang. Big Rod is also a bit of a bully, and it looks like this was final straw for Big Mag, who has come forward to The Owl Post to formally request a fist-on-fist battle.
Magnus, what would you like to say to Big Rod, about your upcoming battle?
“I would say that the Gods are on my side, Tom. And I will prove Big Rod’s claims to be false… and avenge Aures, Cardan and those who have been wronged.”
Are these the same gods who are on your champion’s side? I take it your school will support you fully in this battle, and help with your training, right?
“Stangeland’s people and mine share the same Gods, yes. We may have different views about them, though. I believe I will have the support of my fellows… if they hear Big Rod is a devil and a menace with girls and boasts of showing that Durmstrang is weak.”
Big Mag stands, tall and proud in the Owl Post office, flexing his muscles threateningly. He assures The Owl Post and all of our readers:
“Consider Big Rod’s reign of terror over.”
What would you say to those who might oppose you? You know, people who might think its a little weird that a full-grown Durmstrang lad would want to fight a second year. Even Durmstrang itself – after all, they’re a proud people, and some of them might not take too kindly to the idea of one of their own making a fool of himself in such a way…
“If they oppose me and yet would stand on the side of what is unjust or bad… then I will take them down. Why should I fail?”
Why indeed. Well, readers, grab your galleons and throw down your bets! And Big Rod, we’ll be finding you for your response to this challenge soon enough.