I, Andy Peloquin, challenge you, Michael Bolan, to a duel to the death! But it is not we who will fight, but our characters…
In the black corner, weighing in at 180 pounds, standing a cool 6 feet tall, the Hunter of Voramis!
Tale of the Tape:
- Superhuman reflexes, strength, speed–think Captain America, but stronger
- Thousands of years of weapons training
- Body has accelerated healing factor–can survive a sword to the heart (can be killed by drowning, iron weapons, beheading, and suffocation)
- Cannot be killed by anything but iron
- Accursed dagger that heals him when he kills
- No magical abilities whatsoever
- No hesitation to kill if he perceives opponent as a threat/obstacle to his desires–classic anti-hero
In the green corner, standing at 6′ 2″ and weighing a solid 220, we have Conor O’Leagaire of the Fianna.
Tale of the Tape:
- Has spent most of his two hundred years of life running, climbing, fighting, and hunting
- Descendant of the old gods of Ireland (who were in fact the angels who took neither side in the Great Fall, and were subsequently exiled from Heaven, but not cast down into Hell)
- Directly descended from Lugh Lamfada, an anthropomorphisation of the sun; the Dagda, who represents the earth; Manannan MacLir, the god of the sea; and the Morrigan, goddess of battle
- Effectively the coalescence of earth, air, fire and water.
- He has no soul
- Graceful and athletic, and determined
- Prefers to fight with a bastard sword and a small buckler, but will happily switch to longstaff/ spear, double axes, or projectile weapons
Two enter the ring, only one can leave alive!
How would (your character) kill the Hunter? Two centuries of fighting and training has given Conor the confidence to face any challenge. His skill with his bastard sword would be a match for any opponent–human or otherwise.
To kill (your character): The Hunter would try to overwhelm Conor with his inhuman speed, strength, and skill. Not even someone with considerable magical abilities can survive Soulhunger’s bite–it was created to kill demons. All he has to do is pierce Conor’s skin with Soulhunger, but he has no idea there is no soul for the dagger to consume.
The warriors are well-matched, each with centuries of experience under their belt and a calm confidence in their own skill. They circle their opponent, looking for a weakness to exploit. A quick test of skill, a lighting series of attacks and parries, and they would fall back to continue circling.
The Hunter’s inhuman speed would give him an advantage, but Soulhunger’s ability would be negated by the fact that the Fianna warrior has no soul. Conor’s skill and reflexes could keep him away from the Hunter’s blade long enough to find a way to defeat the half-demon assassin.
Winner: Too close to call!
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