Equus Battle Royal — Semifinals (rnd. 2)

Fourteen Equus contributors have agreed to pit the equine in their story against all the other horse-like creatures in the anthology and fight it out until only one is left standing. That victor shall win bragging rights… and maybe I’ll make a little ‘I won!’ graphic of some sort 😛

How it Works:

Each Tuesday the competitors will be announced and voting will open. Every vote a story receives counts as one point.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the competitors will each roll a twenty-sided die. The resulting number of points will be added to their own score. I will update the scores via a comment on the blog post and social media.

Voting closes on Sunday at midnight MST.

Monday the winner (the story with the highest score) will be announced and move on to the next round.

Story Title: The Boys from Witless Bay

Author: Pat Flewwelling

Equine Combatant’s Name: unknown

Species: Kelpie

Strength: 13

Dexterity: 9

Constitution: 12

Intellect: 16

Charisma: 16

Special Attacks: Super sneaky musical abduction attack! Underwater zombification of enemies!

Special Defences: Superglue skin, now with more hazardous waste slime!

Story Title: “Rue the Day”

Author: Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Equine Combatant’s Name: Nova & Reaver (they’re a team)

Species: Unicorn

Strength: 18

Dexterity: 17

Constitution: 16

Intellect: 11

Charisma: 18

(per Pathfinder stats w/ D&D mod)

Special Attacks: Goring Horn (+8), Striking Hooves (+4)

These specially-trained war unicorns are skilled in the “airs above the ground,” or in RPG terms Acrobatics, and thus can Rogue their way across a battlefield to stomp you dead while simultaneously stabbing your buddy. And there’s not a thing you can do about it.

Special Defences: Magic Circle Against Evil, Too Damn Pretty To Die.

Evil Alignment creatures have difficulty closing distance against a unicorn. They also are a natural example of Reynolds’ Law, being Too Damn Pretty To Die.

How to Vote:

Comment on this blog post with the title of the story you are voting for.

For example, if this week’s competitors were:

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

and you wanted to vote for Star Trekyou would leave a comment that said, “I vote for Star Trek.”

It’s just that easy.

You may vote once each round, and each vote enters your name into a draw to win an awesome book (details here) so you could win alongside your favourite equine!

 

Cast your votes now, and may the best equine win!

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71 thoughts on “Equus Battle Royal — Semifinals (rnd. 2)

    • Congratulations, Tobin. You are the winner of this week’s draw for a book. Please contact me directly (email to rhonda.l.parrish@gmail.com is probably best) to choose your prize and provide me with details of where to send it.

  1. Very torn on this one, because I feel like I oughta vote for my friend…but on the other hand, kelpie solidarity!

    So I’m gonna go with The Boys from Witless Bay. And then hide from Laura for a couple of weeks. 😀

  2. I vote for Rue the Day. Battle Unicorns are really cool (though the competitor’s hazardous waste slime did give me serious pause…).

  3. O_O

    I mean… I don’t even know what else to say LOL

    Before the dice got rolled today the standings looked like this:

    Rue the Day – 26
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 5

    And then the dice rolls look like this:

    Rue the Day – 15
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 12

    And now the standings look like this:

    Rue the Day – 41
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 17

  4. Before the dice got rolled today the standings looked like this:

    Rue the Day – 47
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 18

    And then the dice rolls look like this:

    Rue the Day – 16
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 8

    And now the standings look like this:

    Rue the Day – 63
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 26

  5. I waffled too until I saw the part about hazardous waste slime. Um. 😛
    I vote for rue the day

  6. Always vote for the Unicorns, they’re War Unicorns for Goddess’ sake! The the Day for the win!!
    Side note, I’ve only read Laura’s book on dog training and found this looking for a way to ask her a question. I snagged the free book and am ready to read it!!!

  7. Before the dice got rolled today the standings looked like this:

    Rue the Day – 68
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 26

    And then the dice rolls look like this:

    Rue the Day – 20
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 3

    And now the standings look like this:

    Rue the Day – 88
    The Boys from Witless Bay – 29

    It’s all up to the voters now!

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