Equus Battle Royal – Semifinals

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.

VS.

Story Title: A Mother Unicorn’s Advice to Her Daughter

Author: J. J. Roth

Equine Combatant’s Name: Mother “Badass” Unicorn

Species: Unicorn

Strength: 16

Dexterity: 12

Constitution: 9

Intellect: 16

Charisma: 12

Special Attacks: Self-esteem (psychic) – her certainty of herself makes her enemy doubtful and easier to attack; Mother-flurry (dark) – she talks at her quarry, giving them unsolicited advice until they flee for their lives

Special Defences: Camouflage (usable in forests only), stealth, running away at high speeds

Story Title: Riders in the Sky

Author: V. F. LeSann

Equine Combatant’s Name): Peregrine

Species: Damned soul

Strength: 18

Dexterity: 15

Constitution: 16

Intellect: 13

Charisma: 12

Special Attacks: Iron hooves that get red-hot for kick attack. Stubborn horse-logic. Flame mane and tail for striking. Occasionally bursts into flame and moves at ghost-speed. He will bite. Plus when fighting demons.

Special Defences: Soul-bound and telepathically linked with a fully-armed and generally cranky Rider. Shared health pool with the Rider. Can look in someone’s eyes and judge the weight of their souls. He is not considered a living creature (damned/undead)

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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30 Responses to Equus Battle Royal – Semifinals

  1. DianaH says:

    Peregrine gets my vote!

  2. Leslie says:

    I’m voting for Peregrine.

  3. Megan says:

    Peregrine, Peregrine, he’s our horse! If he can’t do it… something something Norse?

  4. Danni says:

    Riders in the Sky!

  5. Rhonda says:

    Today, before any dice were rolled the standings looked like this:

    Mother Unicorn – 0
    Peregrine – 4

    And then d20s were rolled:

    Mother Unicorn rolled a 17
    Peregrine rolled a 10

    And now the standings are:

    Mother Unicorn: 17
    Peregrine: 14

    Three points separate the competitors, your vote could make all the difference — cast it now!

  6. Juliet markowirz says:

    I vote for a mother unicorn’s advice to her daughter.

  7. Stuart says:

    A Mother’s Advice is not to be ignored. I vote for the Unicorn.

  8. Rhonda says:

    Today, before any dice were rolled the standings looked like this:

    Mother Unicorn – 19
    Peregrine – 14

    And then d20s were rolled:

    Mother Unicorn rolled a 16
    Peregrine rolled a 17

    And now the standings are:

    Mother Unicorn: 35
    Peregrine: 31

  9. Pat says:

    Voting for the BA Mama. Mother’s Advice, please.

  10. Dee Mo says:

    I vote for Mother “Badass” Unicorn

  11. Sylvie Stulic says:

    I vote for A Mother Unicorn’s Advice to Her Daughter

  12. Peregrine! Equal charisma and comparable intellect means Mother Badass’ key qualities are worth less in this case.

  13. Ray Smith says:

    I cast my vote for “Riders In The Sky”

  14. Rhonda says:

    Today, before any dice were rolled the standings looked like this:

    Mother Unicorn – 38
    Peregrine – 34

    And then d20s were rolled:

    Mother Unicorn rolled a 17
    Peregrine rolled a 13

    And now the standings are:

    Mother Unicorn: 55
    Peregrine: 47

    It’s all up to you now — no more dice are getting rolled, only votes can change the scores between now and Sunday night when voting ends.

  15. Dorothy Gale says:

    Peregrine get my vote!

  16. Brenda Byers says:

    I vote Peregrine!!!

  17. Jaime McDonald says:

    Peregrine:)

  18. Caryn Swark says:

    Peregrine!

  19. Dani says:

    Peregrine!!

  20. Stacey M says:

    Peregrine

  21. Brock says:

    Peregrine all the way

  22. Laurel says:

    I vote Peregrine!

  23. Brenda Byers says:

    I vote Peregrine!

  24. J. J. Roth says:

    Voting for my gal unicorn. 🙂

  25. Josie G says:

    Mother Unicorn!

  26. Bryan Ronald says:

    I vote for peregrine!

  27. Rhonda says:

    Voting is closed

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