Roland Sal Roa
(5/26/98 - 10/13/98)
Last of the six prize winners from the second-quarter Warlord Tourney, Roland Sal Roa received the third new ring as his prize. Upon receipt of the Twelfth Ring, Roland did declare himself Loyal to Overlord Dalamar Ar'Daumon.
Roland went without challenge for two months before Warlord Philip Kardinal decided to try his hand against the Baron. The match on the Battlefield went eight hard-fought rounds, and at the end it was quick footwork that Roland kept his ring with a 5-4 victory.
Next to challenge the Baron was a Warlord called simply Clutch, but he misunderstood the time given for the match and never showed. The matter was turned over to the Barons Council, who decided that Roland would retain the ring by forfeit.
Last at the Tourney to claim one of the new rings, Roland was also the last to lose it. His defeat came at the hands of Walker Boh, whose early lead in the challenge the Baron was unable to overcome. In nine rounds, the Warlord's 5-2 win made him the Second Holder of the Twelfth Ring and placed a new Renegade on the Baron's Council.
(10/13/98 - 3/12/99)
Several months had passed, and a new Overlord reigned, before Walker stepped into the ring for his first challenge match. His opponent was Warlord Sintamyr. As when he himself took the ring, the Baron set his lead early, and took at 5-3 victory in the ninth round again.
The Baron's rest was not so long this time before challenge was issued from Cletus Ganderfald, Warlord and brother to the Baron of the Thirteenth, Magnus. His last two matches over this ring set the standard of an early lead, but this time Cletus was determined to break that pattern. Walker was never able to extend his lead far, and often Cletus tied the score. In the last three rounds Cletus edged ahead, and a quick, accurate strike in the twelfth round cut under Walker's defense. His 5 - 3 victory secured for Cletus a seat beside his brother at the Baron's Council as Baron of the Twelfth.
(11/30/99 - 1/4/00)
By virtue of a most impressive performance in the Warlord's Tourney Dexter Montoya, who had previously held the eighth Baronial Ring and had been seated as the thirty-first Overlord, won the right to wear the Twelfth Ring. He declared himself Neutral to Overlord Avery Shiv Blade.
The most eventful part of Montoya's reign was quite likely its end, when the original Bearer of the Twelfth sought to reclaim what he'd once held. Warlord Roland now went by the name Salsinger instead of Sal Roa, but the change of name did not mean a change of skill. In eight rounds he had defeated Montoya by 5 - 2 and declared the Twelfth to be Renegade.
Later that evening, word was received that Dexter Montoya had suffered fatal injuries caused by an unknown assailant, unrelated to the duels. The Warlord's contributions to and presence in the duels will be keenly missed.
(1/4/00 - 4/3/00)
It did not take long for the new Baron to set his sights higher. Less than two weeks after taking the Twelfth, Salsinger stood in challenge against Overlord Avery Shiv Blade. Though the duels in the Best-of-Three match were close, the Baron was never quite able to gain the advantage over the Overlord. He was defeated by 5 - 4 in the first two matches, in ten and seven rounds respectively.
Three months after Salsinger took the Ring, Warlord Xeric Mues became his first challenger. The challenge itself was heavily criticised, for the Warlord had previously and inaccurately challenged a different Baron, and then withdrawn the challenge when the mistake was pointed out. The outcome of a duel does not always fall to the favored, however, and Mues became the eighth bearer of the Twelfth with a 5 - 3 victory in seven rounds.
(7/6/00 - 10/10/01)
Shortly after, Ellisa would press challenge to Taylara. In response, Taylara opted to test the Baroness using an unknown commoner. After Warlord Jesse Troyan defeated this unknown man, Ellisa and Taylara stepped into the ring. Taylara went on to take the match, and keep her position as Overlord by a 5.5-3 margin.
After going another eight months without a challenge, Ellisa once more decided to make a run at becoming Overlord. Her target this time was the 44th Overlord, Cletus Ganderfald. With mutual respect, the two met in a best of three matchup. The first duel belonged entirely to Ellisa, overpowering the Overlord and winning 5-0 in six rounds. The next two matches would test both fighter's endurance and prove to be a fine display of skill on both sides. Ellisa would come up just a tad short however and continue her reign as Baron of the Twelfth.
Her reign would continue for quite a while without even the threat of it ending. The lack of challenges over the entirety of Ellisa's reign was what caused former Baroness Karen Wilder, to challenge. Perhaps it was all that time without challenge, or perhaps it was something else, but regardless, Ellisa failed to respond to Karen's challenge in the allotted one week time period, and the matter was sent to the Baron's Council. The Baron's Council proceeded to strip Ellisa of the Twelfth and appoint Baron of the Tenth, Var Medici-Giovanni, to champion the ring.
When the two met, Karen opened up to a quick four-point lead. A lead Var was never able to overcome. After a quick nine round match, Karen walked out of the ring with the Twelfth in her possession by delivering Var a 5 - 2 pounding.
(9/3/02 - 10/13/02)
One month later, Warlord Ticallion Carter placed second in the third quarter Warlord Tournament of '02. He claimed the Twelth ring as his prize and declared renegade to Overlord Ganderfald.
Ganderfald was removed when Ticallion met his first challenge. The challenger was Nicholas Overton Tyme. The first match of the best of three format was a quick 5-2 victory in eight rounds for the defender. That would be the extend of his good fortune however. The second match was close, but Nick was able to squeak ahead in the final round to take the 5-4 in seven round win and tie the series at one. The final match stretched a grueling thirteen rounds. Nick finally took the match, and the Twelfth ring, with a 6-4.5.
On a side note, Nycholas DeGyrlington reported the following about the match. "The combatants seemed to be feeling the effects of their wounds more that I have seen in the past. We relocated the third match to the Basement Annex in hopes it would change the effects of the blows. It seemed to lessen their injuries..." He also suggested an investigation be launched.
Nicholas Overton Tyme
(10/13/02 - 3/6/04)
Nick's first challenge came nearly nine months into his reign. The WarFairy, Topaz Eludes, challenged Nick in a friendly and amiable challenge. Nick wanted to make an event of the challenged, and opted to use the best of three. The three matches it took for this challenge to be resolved was far from friendly, however. The first two matches were complete routs. The opening match went to the challenger in a quick seven rounds by a score of 5-2. The second match was even more lopsided, going to the Baron 5-1 in the same number of rounds.
The final match tested both combatants to the limit and was much closer than the first two duels. Topaz was in control throughout the first seven rounds, but Nick rallied to tie the score shortly thereafter. Nick finally closed the match out in the thirteenth round, defending his ring with a score of 5-4.
Nick's second challenge also came from a female duelist. This time the challenge was from Warlord Lydia. This was Lydia's first attempt at a title and that may have contributed to the final outcome. Perhaps not used to the pressure of a challenge, Lydia dropped the first three points and after five rounds, Nick had secured his second defense. The final score was 5-1.
On the evening before the first Warlord tournament of 2004 was scheduled, Nick Tyme retired the Twelfth ring for personal reasons. The ring was turned over to Duel of Swords officials to be used as a prize in the upcoming tournament.