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Jaime's Challenge

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The good news: Jaime Lannister pulled it out and defeated Kvothe. Came from 700 votes behind in the final hours to win handily... all thanks to you guys, of course. Thanks to all of you who voted for him... and all of you who voted for his opponent (misguided though you are). And to Patrick Rothfuss, a fine writer and a good sport, who made this round a lot of fun. RIP, Kvothe.

The bad news: Jaime is in the final, and his opponent is Rand al'Thor.

Let me see. Rand is a master swordsman. He's got one of those "heron mark" swords, which is probably the equal of Valyrian steel. He's the reincarnation of the greatest hero and wizard in the history of Robert Jordan's universe. He's got balefire. And then there's that whole ta'veren thing he's got going.

Jaime has gilded armor, a shield, a Valyrian steel sword, and a dwarf.

Bugger.

"Here's my counsel for this round," Tyrion said. "Run away. Don't look back."

Jaime is not impressed. "A Lannister does not run."

"This one does," said Tyrion, "but I figured you'd say that. So here's what you need to do to have ANY hope of surviving this one..."



Jaime's last match was fought on Kvothe's home turf. An away game. Therefore Jaime demands that this final be played out on his own ground, in the tourney grounds outside King's Landing, according to the customs and traditions of Westeros.

And should the wizards of Suvudu grant THAT request, he further demands that this be made a TRIAL OF SEVEN, to honor the Seven Gods. His right to demand such a format is sanctified by ancient Westerosi custom... and my first Dunk & Egg story, "The Hedge Knight."

Under the rules of a Trial of Seven, each combatant is allowed to have six companions to fight beside him. Seven against seven. Jaime's six will all be characters from the worlds and stories of George R.R. Martin (that would be me); Rand is free to fill out his six with characters from the works of Robert Jordan AND Brandon Sanderson. (Yes, he can even include Conan, since Jordan wrote about him).

Seven against seven. For all the marbles.

Jaime's challenge.

How do the gods of Suvudu rule?

Comments

dscotton
Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't see Jaime realistically beating Rand, but I don't think that's what this contest is about. It's a popularity contest plain and simple, so if the fans want one character to win it, that outcome can be justified.

These are my two favorite series going up against each other - but sadly not my favorite characters from those series. Now if they had put Arya and Mat up against each other, that would be amazing to read about.
questron
Apr. 2nd, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Meh... thanks but no thanks.
Yeah, thanks for the lone voice of wisdom in this pits of self-applauding ignorance of truth... I lost my small amount of interest by round 2, when Jaime still lived and got all his Hand and feet left where they were before the fight.

That#s not even cheating any more that's suspension of disbelief at it's most ridiculous level ever.
I mean Melee Weapon against long distance spells? Yeah right...
harper_knight
Apr. 3rd, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
I have to agree on Arya and Mat being quite possibly my favorite characters from the two series respectively (although Perrin is pretty cool as well, he's more like me).

But Mat would win. Probably without hurting Arya, but he would if he had to, which makes him one of the only male 'good guys' in the whole series who will actually do whatever it takes to succeed.

She'd put up a decent fight. And he'd have to find her first, of course, which might take a few years... hehehe.
dscotton
Apr. 3rd, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
I agree Mat would win, if only because he's incredibly lucky while the Starks have rotten luck. I picture Arya trying to assassinate him at some opportune moment, only to have it go wrong due to some bizarre circumstance. But I think it would be pretty fun read about.

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