I guess when your name is “The Mountain That Rides,” its kind of hard to stop you, huh?
Congratulations to Sir Gregor Clegane, who waded his way through fields of blood in order to win Cage Match–Villains! Along the way, he destroyed the undead, slayed a sorceress, skewered a doctor, bested a cyborg, and, ultimately, got the better of a demon.
Now, obviously it’s easy to make arguments against The Mountain’s victory, mostly in the “he’s mortal and was going up against unkillable beings” vein. And yet, I don’t think it’s outside of the realm of possibility that he could have won these matches. Sure, the Reaper was a rather formidable foe, but with so little known about it, who’s to say what can and can not beat it.
That’s right: Terry Brooks.
But barring him, who’s to say?
The fact is, however the Mountain won, he’s going to need to tap that magic once again, because on December 20th, he’s going head-to-head with quite possibly one of the most powerful characters in fantasy literature:
Once again, Rand will be fighting a knight from the Seven Kingdoms, but this time around, said knight has both hands. Will it make a difference? Will the Mountain have an answer for Rand’s weaving, let alone his skill with weapons?
Will the Mountain have a chance against balefire?
As always, those questions can only be answered by you.
And, as such, you now have a task (besides voting):
You get to write the scenarios.
Always before, we at Suvudu have written up how we think the fights will go. And, usually, you have vociferously disagreed with everything we’ve written.
Well, now you have the chance to show us how it’s done. The rules are pretty simple:
- Write up a scenario in which The Mountain That Rides faces off against Rand al’Thor
- Keep said write-up to 1500 words or less
- Send your write-up in the body of an e-mail to email@example.com
Use the subject line: CAGE MATCH 2010 CHAMP–[who you think will win here]
For example: CAGE MATCH 2010 CHAMP–Rand al’Thor
- Send the e-mail by Friday, December 10th
We will then choose the two best write-ups–one pro-Mountain, one pro-Rand–and use them as the scenarios on the Championship match post!
And now some more of the nitty-gritty details:
- Anything offensive will be immediately dismissed
- 18 or older
- Your story, if chosen, may be edited, and we will make a good-faith effort to include you in the process.
- You will receive full credit for the story in the post
- The story becomes a part of suvudu.com
- These stories are for entertainment purposes only–we’re having fun, here!
And that’s about it. The only other thing I would mention is that some of you seem to not like the picture of Rand we have on the site. Like I said in the comments: send us a link (same e-mail address as above) of a better picture, and we’ll see what we can do.
Most of all: thanks for participating! I hope you’ve been enjoying Cage Match as much as we enjoy putting it together for you.