Challenge to the Overlord

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Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mallory » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm

“If we meet, we shall not scape a brawl;
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.”
~ William Shakespeare


Not long after changing her alignment, Mallory posted a second notice:

Nothing personal, Nat — your grace period’s nearly here, and I’d like to take my shot before that happens. I challenge you for Overlord. Let’s make it a good one.
- Mal
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by PC » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Pretty close to the Sunday cutoff, but still valid!

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Nat Candle » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:15 pm

The response below Mallory's was written with a deliberate, painstaking flourish, an eloquent looking script that had its gravitas completely ruined by the stick figure drawn below it.

Mallory Maeda,

I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself,
And falls on th'other. . .

Thou art a villain most foul, witchy woman o' the horny forehead! Treachery! A turncoat of terrible countenance! I curse the day I took thee into mine own confidence and will see this disloyalty met with scathing violence!

I accept thy challenge, rapscallion! Prepare to be savagely rebuked!

Menacingly yours,

Nat Candle


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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mallory » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:37 pm

Such an eloquent letter demanded a reply in kind, and Mallory chose her words with great care.

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mallory » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 pm

The smelly-hatted one and I have agreed to settle this dispute over very serious matters of honor, chivalry, decorum, et cetera, on Wednesday the 19th at 9:30 by the eastern clock. Na-rae Takamine has agreed to call.
- Mallory Maeda
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mallory » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:03 pm

Patrick wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Text to Lucky Penny: Sorry I couldn't ask you to marry me before I was viciously gunned down by the nerfarious Nat Candle
Text to Lucky Penny: That was a pun, not a typo
Text to Lucky Penny: I love you more than cats. Goodbye. Take care of Red for me.

Text to Lucky Penny: [Image of Patrick sprawled on what looks to be a busy sidewalk next to an overturned to-go cup of coffee, its caramel colored contents pooled near his head in a tableau of horror. Nerf darts litter the scene. Patrick's face, pulled into a comical affectation of death, is partially obscured by a yellow post-it note which reads, "Cry havoc and let slip the darts of war!".]
A print-out of the image of Patrick was tacked onto the corkboard, with a note written at the bottom:

I charge you, Nat Candle, that you are no Overlord but instead a prince of cats! You may have made worms’ meat of my brother, but worse awaits you tonight, rat-catcher.
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mallory » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:47 pm

Mallory showed up to her challenge in the costume of a gentleman of centuries past, her best take on Viola, complete with a dashing frock coat, boots, and a rapier. She even applied an eyebrow pencil to add a mustache for further effect.

The rapier itself was revealed to be a yellow foam sword once drawn, and the coat was handy for concealing a small collection of "foamlock" Nerf pistols. Now, to have her revenge on the villainous tyrant Nat Candle!

((Inspired by this delightful work by artist Hellomynameisbasil.))
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Nat Candle » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:08 pm

On the evening of the challenge, a small theater stage had been erected over one of the rings on the far side of the arena. Curtained in blue and gray, at first they remained closed but when opened, revealed the cheap mock-up of a renaissance era dining hall, complete with a long dining table, chairs, and a gaudy (it was plastic) chandelier. A small sign above the stage was pained in bold Old English lettering:




The Ballad of the Over-Drama!
In smaller letters: Produced by My-Hat-Doesn't-Stink Studios in conjunction with Don't-Water-Bucket-Me-Bro Cinemas.


Theater style seating had been set up for the use of those interested and a bevy of snacks from pizza and tacos had been laid out along long trestle tables adjacent to the bar.



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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Nat Candle » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:18 pm

Nat's attire for the evening:

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Eden Parker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:31 pm

Eden in supportive theme costume:

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by PC » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:31 pm

The stage was set and the two combatants gave us quite the show! The duel came to sudden death 7th round after a trade of cuts, but it would be Mallory who continued the assault and caught the side stepping Nat! Congratulations to Mallory Maeda for becomings the newest Overlord of the Duel of Swords and well reigned Nat, who now becomes the Baron of Battlefield Park.

Nat has stated that Battlefield Park would be loyal to the new Overlord.

(( Mallory def. Nat Candle, 5 - 4 in 8 rounds. - dos

The curtains begin to draw back as two banners unravel at either side of it. "And let us begin this challenge! The Overlord will attempt to defend his station while fighting beneath the banner of midnight blue and back with a single lit candle etched onto it. His Lady of Honor is the beloved Eden Parker and his second is his squire, Yeardley Owens!"

"The challenger for tonight is the Baroness of Battlefield Park, Mallory Maeda.. who chooses to fight under the odd banner of, uh.. A painting of candle with stink lines? Oh! There's also the howdy partner thing, that's a term used in the native Texas -- by the way. The land of Whataburger and a revolver in every household. Anyway! Mallory's lady of honor is her lovely wife Eri Madea, and her second is her brother Patrick."
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Alasdair Galloway » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:43 pm

New Haven will be loyal to the new Overlord.

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Mairead Harker » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:42 pm

Old Temple will be Renegade to the Overwitch at this time.

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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by Claire Gallows » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:30 pm

Dockside's Renegade. Nothing personal, I just hate mustaches.
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Re: Challenge to the Overlord

Post by JewellRavenlock » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:55 pm

Seaside aligns Loyal to the best Overwitch

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