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Title: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 25, 2020, 04:12:38 AM
For those of you who have read Malazan, or know enough to vote....  Go vote here:https://challonge.com/MalazanBottom64 (https://challonge.com/MalazanBottom64)

You can create an account with any email, it doesn't require verification. Takes 2 seconds!

I created 2 brackets.


The rules are inside the bracket...but they are as follows:

Imagine each contestant at their peak. They know their opponent and have 24 hours to prepare. They bring their normal "kit"(weapon, armor, abilities, etc). They meet on battle field..will they salute and fight? Or use deceit, hide in the shadows? Rush in for the kill or strike from afar? Vote on who you think would win the fight! (Try and avoid, if you can, simply voting for your favorite!)

I've posted this a few other places as well. We had nearly 100 votes the first round. Hoping to keep the activity up!  Voting not start for main bracket until "play-in" bracket is complete. 
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 25, 2020, 10:53:23 PM
https://challonge.com/MalazanBottom64

Round 4 fellas!

 

Grizzin Farl vs Caladan Brood

Silanah vs Kilava

Trull vs Korlat

Silchas Ruin vs Iskaral Pust

 

Come vote!
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 26, 2020, 03:56:18 PM
Brood vs Silanah

Ruin vs Korlat
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: Bender on May 26, 2020, 04:08:20 PM
It's just a random battle of powerful characters?

I see humans, gods and other races all mixed. Surely the gods, Tiste, Azathanai and their likes will win.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 27, 2020, 10:18:55 PM
Brood, Ruin, and Tool made it into the TOP 48 Bracket.

https://challonge.com/MalazCombat

Once again, on "challonge" website, you can use a fake email to register. Takes like 3seconds, just type something in, hit submit and vote.

Please try and vote for who you think would WIN. Not your favorite.

Also, please keep checking back often. I will be updating the winners every 1-3 days depending on how many votes are coming in. I don't want to drag it out, but I also don't want to submit if only a few have voted.

Yes it's silly, low brow, and might end up being a popularity contest, but...it's quarantine and it's fun!
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: Bender on May 28, 2020, 01:18:13 AM
Voted.

I'm surprised O'nos Tool is beating Edgewalker! Edgewalker frightens even older gods and is from a race that is beyond those we've seen in the books.

@isos81 Check this out.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: isos81 on May 28, 2020, 07:02:59 AM
Voted.

I'm surprised O'nos Tool is beating Edgewalker! Edgewalker frightens even older gods and is from a race that is beyond those we've seen in the books.

@isos81 Check this out.

I've seen this but I generally tend to stay away battles because:
It's fun, I know, but it's not appealing to me.

Ps: And I don't want to register for voting.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 29, 2020, 03:37:13 PM
Voted.

I'm surprised O'nos Tool is beating Edgewalker! Edgewalker frightens even older gods and is from a race that is beyond those we've seen in the books.

@isos81 Check this out.

I've seen this but I generally tend to stay away battles because:
  • I mostly don't remember chars and their powers ;D
  • Votes are based on likable chars, not on powers
It's fun, I know, but it's not appealing to me.

Ps: And I don't want to register for voting.

I know it can get down to favorite, and it might. But I have asked everyone to only vote for who would win, not your fav.  Also, you don't have to register really.  Just type anything in the email field...you don't have to verify afterwards.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 29, 2020, 03:37:39 PM
Main bracket round 2 ready!

https://challonge.com/MalazCombat

T'iam vs Skinner
Karsa vs Edgewalker
Gothos vs Trake
Draconus vs Mael
Korabas vs T'riss
Quickben vs Shi'Gal Gu'Rull
K'Rul vs Lady Envy
Dancer vs Kilmandaros
Icarium vs Osseric
Mother Dark vs Silchas Ruin
Shadowthrone vs Menandore
Crippled God vs Kallor
Rake vs Burn
Tayschrenn vs Brood
Hood vs Nightchill
Dassem vs Raest
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 30, 2020, 05:10:50 PM
https://challonge.com/MalazCombat

Voting requires you to register, but you can use any email. No verification needed. Type anything in and vote. Takes 2seconds.

T'iam vs Karsa
Gothos vs Draconus
Korabas vs Quickben
K'Rul vs Dancer
Icarium vs Mother Dark
Shadowthrone vs Crippled God
Rake vs Brood
Hood vs Dassem
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on May 31, 2020, 04:59:31 PM
Round 4 !

T'iam vs Draconus
Quick Ben vs K'Rul
Icarium vs Shadowthrone
Rake vs Dassem
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: ScarletBea on May 31, 2020, 05:28:32 PM
Either my memory's even worse than I thought or there are new characters in the last 3 books, the ones I haven't read yet, hehe
Or maybe it's to do with the prequels and sequels...
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: isos81 on May 31, 2020, 08:39:03 PM
Either my memory's even worse than I thought or there are new characters in the last 3 books, the ones I haven't read yet, hehe
Or maybe it's to do with the prequels and sequels...

There are some Crimson Guard members and they were basically part of ICE novels IIRC. And I'm worse than you in terms of memory :)

Anyway, I wish Rake to win (he is my favorite) I'm not sure if he can best T'iam or K'rul
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: Bender on June 01, 2020, 02:52:06 AM
If you're looking at R4 matchups, then these are all mainstream characters and feature in almost all books. T'iam and Draconus in passing, but they are there.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: isos81 on June 01, 2020, 07:02:29 AM
Oh, I think I confused it with Iskar Jarak's contest o YouTube :)
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on June 03, 2020, 09:10:00 PM
Semifinals!

https://challonge.com/MalazCombat
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: isos81 on June 04, 2020, 06:52:15 AM
Oh, I love this! Very curious to see the final :)
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2020, 08:03:24 AM
Icarium with Rake? :'(
I want both!
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on June 05, 2020, 06:26:45 AM
Icarium vs Rake is separated by 1 vote.  I will move to finals no matter tomorrow afternoon!
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: Bender on June 05, 2020, 01:38:48 PM
Have gone for Rake and Draconus.

We don't know the powers of Ti'am and K'rul at all as they are never at their peak powers in the books.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: czah7 on June 06, 2020, 12:00:17 AM
https://challonge.com/MalazCombat

Voting requires you to register, but you can use any email.  No verification needed.  Type anything in and vote.  Takes 2seconds.


In this corner we have the father of darkness.  The Suzerain of Night.  The creator of Dragnipur.  His foot steps can literally wipe out entire armies.  DRACONIS

vs

In the other corner, his son.  The Son of Darkness, The Black Winged Lord, Knight of High House Dark. wielder of Dragnipur.  The only time he ever lost a sword fight, was on purpose, to the #1 Seguleh. ANOMANDARIS RAKE

We also have a battle for 3rd place.

Lifestealer, The Maker of Time, Slayer of the Ten Thousand.  Make him angry and he will unleash a power that may break the world.  ICARIUM

vs

The Maker of Paths, Elder of the Elder Gods, The creator and embodiment of warrens and power itself, K'Rul

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Who will you vote for?!
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: xiagan on June 07, 2020, 09:27:43 PM
Isn't it already decided since Rake slew Draconis back then? ;)
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: Bender on June 08, 2020, 01:21:35 AM
Isn't it already decided since Rake slew Draconis back then? ;)

According to Mael, it might have been a ploy by Draconus to escape Kallor's curse. So we probably don't know if he was fighting at his prime.
Title: Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen: Battle Bracket
Post by: isos81 on June 08, 2020, 06:02:36 AM
I remember when Draconus was speaking of Rake as "upstart" ;D