Ascended Minion Project
"Comin’ Atcha This Sunday… Sunday… Sunday!!!"   This is it!  The moment we’ve all been waiting for!  The final match of the Steve Argyle Art Death Match 2013!  We’ve been through two months and sixty-two matches so far!  We all know our competitors today, but before we get to the dirty work, let’s take a moment to appreciate their roads to the finals!
Our first contestant is Slave of Bolas!
Slave of Bolas began the road to the Championship Match battling Acanothropis from Warlord.  She won that match 12 to 3.  Mottenfest, Ascended Minion #10 had this to say about voting on that match.  "I abstain on the grounds that Liliana will probably murder whichever one wins anyway."  Well now, we all know that’s not what happened, was it?  In the very first match of Round 2 Slave of Bolas and Liliana  of the Veil, overall favorite and fresh off of the only perfect shut-out in the whole competition, faced off.  Slave of Bolas secured the first vote… the first four votes, (including mottenfest… finally…) and finished up 21 to 10 for the ultimate underdog upset!  This brought the slave into Round 3 against her current competitor, Chandra, in her “Notablaze” version!  A relatively close 19 to 15 was the result that put the slave into the Top 8!  Will that be a herald of what’s to come?  After reseeding the Top 8 by voting record Slave of Bolas was in second place overall and faced the seventh overall Emeria Angel!  26 votes to 11 gave the slave her best match to date.  That brings us to her previous match against the first placed Admonition Angel!  21 against 17 was the result in another surprise win over the front runner, and here she is, ready for battle.  Her opponent?
Chandra Ablaze!
Chandra began her path to the finals against the Legend of the Five Rings fire-breathing, Experienced 4 monstrosity, Togashi Satsu!  She handily defeated the dragon 17 to 4, helping make the matches more safe for Magic.  But then she faced of with, in the first of some of the toughest back-and-forth matches in the whole competition, Bloodbraid Elf!  This match was forced into a tie seven times, with Chandra coming ahead on the last vote to secure the 18 to 17 win.  Her next match against Naya Battlemage was the final match of Round 3 and would decide the last entry to the Top 8.  That match was another brawl with four ties along the way and Chandra coming ahead at the end for a only slightly more comfortable 15 to 13 win!  After the reseeding Chandra Ablaze was in third place overall in the Top 8 and faced the sixth placed Mayael’s Aria!  In an even more brutal fight this match was eight ties in rapid succession with an eventual four vote rush by Chandra near the end to finish 16 to 12.  That brings us up to today when, about two hours ago, Chandra defeated her semi-finals opponent Somberwald Sage.  It started off the same way.  Two quick ties at first but Chandra pulled ahead and stayed ahead finishing 17 to 13 and jumps right back into the fray!
Ladies and Gentlemen!  It is time!  Time to choose the piece of Steve Argyle’s artwork that exemplifies, above all others, the pinnacle of craft, the supremacy of story-telling, the monument of design, the AWESOMEST OF AWESOMENESS according to his band of trusted minions!  WHO!  IS!  THE!  BEST?

"Comin’ Atcha This Sunday… Sunday… Sunday!!!"   This is it!  The moment we’ve all been waiting for!  The final match of the Steve Argyle Art Death Match 2013!  We’ve been through two months and sixty-two matches so far!  We all know our competitors today, but before we get to the dirty work, let’s take a moment to appreciate their roads to the finals!

Our first contestant is Slave of Bolas!

Slave of Bolas began the road to the Championship Match battling Acanothropis from Warlord.  She won that match 12 to 3.  Mottenfest, Ascended Minion #10 had this to say about voting on that match.  "I abstain on the grounds that Liliana will probably murder whichever one wins anyway."  Well now, we all know that’s not what happened, was it?  In the very first match of Round 2 Slave of Bolas and Liliana  of the Veil, overall favorite and fresh off of the only perfect shut-out in the whole competition, faced off.  Slave of Bolas secured the first vote… the first four votes, (including mottenfest… finally…) and finished up 21 to 10 for the ultimate underdog upset!  This brought the slave into Round 3 against her current competitor, Chandra, in her “Notablaze” version!  A relatively close 19 to 15 was the result that put the slave into the Top 8!  Will that be a herald of what’s to come?  After reseeding the Top 8 by voting record Slave of Bolas was in second place overall and faced the seventh overall Emeria Angel!  26 votes to 11 gave the slave her best match to date.  That brings us to her previous match against the first placed Admonition Angel!  21 against 17 was the result in another surprise win over the front runner, and here she is, ready for battle.  Her opponent?

Chandra Ablaze!

Chandra began her path to the finals against the Legend of the Five Rings fire-breathing, Experienced 4 monstrosity, Togashi Satsu!  She handily defeated the dragon 17 to 4, helping make the matches more safe for Magic.  But then she faced of with, in the first of some of the toughest back-and-forth matches in the whole competition, Bloodbraid Elf!  This match was forced into a tie seven times, with Chandra coming ahead on the last vote to secure the 18 to 17 win.  Her next match against Naya Battlemage was the final match of Round 3 and would decide the last entry to the Top 8.  That match was another brawl with four ties along the way and Chandra coming ahead at the end for a only slightly more comfortable 15 to 13 win!  After the reseeding Chandra Ablaze was in third place overall in the Top 8 and faced the sixth placed Mayael’s Aria!  In an even more brutal fight this match was eight ties in rapid succession with an eventual four vote rush by Chandra near the end to finish 16 to 12.  That brings us up to today when, about two hours ago, Chandra defeated her semi-finals opponent Somberwald Sage.  It started off the same way.  Two quick ties at first but Chandra pulled ahead and stayed ahead finishing 17 to 13 and jumps right back into the fray!

Ladies and Gentlemen!  It is time!  Time to choose the piece of Steve Argyle’s artwork that exemplifies, above all others, the pinnacle of craft, the supremacy of story-telling, the monument of design, the AWESOMEST OF AWESOMENESS according to his band of trusted minions!  WHO!  IS!  THE!  BEST?

  1. tradewindrider answered: Chandra!
  2. magic-chan answered: Slave of Bolas
  3. ronnthler said: Slave of Bolas
  4. thewormturns answered: Slave of Bolas is possible my favorite art Steve has done, so she gets my vote.
  5. skullsandsuits said: Chandra!
  6. mottenfest answered: Slave of Bolas ALL THE WAY!
  7. dinosaursandapes answered: Slave
  8. kyrah25 said: Slave of Bolas
  9. magicvorthos answered: Chandra.
  10. linuxthegeek answered: Slave of Bolas!!!
  11. katsuryn said: Slave of bolas
  12. mistalda answered: Chandra!!!!
  13. pseudonym394 answered: I’m gonna go with Slave of Bolas. Alara was my favorite block, and it’s hard to deny that the visual appeal was part of what got me.
  14. loveintheruins answered: Slave of Bolas!
  15. dolphintmr answered: Slave of Bolas
  16. abacklitcanopy said: Slave of Bolas all the way
  17. honorandhorn said: Slave of Bolas
  18. takalonti answered: Chandra ablaze
  19. mosherpit said: Chandra.
  20. gigaguess answered: Slave of Bolas
  21. northwestsmith answered: Slave of Bolas, it is by far my favorite of all of Steve’s work.
  22. awesomedawgs answered: Slave of Bolas
  23. lordgrayling answered: Slave of Bolas!
  24. morscordis answered: Chandra Ablaze, because the Cake is not a lie! #Minion 153
  25. everythingsbetterthanexpected said: Slave of Bolas
  26. zombidex said: Chandraaaaaaaaaaa!
  27. poison-stripes said: I must ultimately give it to Chandra Ablaze. Slave of Bolas is from when I first started plahing Magic…but Chandra Ablaze is without a doubt one of my top favorites of Steve’s work, and I am so happy to have this card.
  28. offensivemtg said: Slave of bolas
  29. springtimegale reblogged this from ascendedminionproject and added:
    Slave of Bolas. :-)
  30. nocturnal-nightingale answered: Slave of Bolas. (curse you for knocking out Lili, but you’re still super awesome)
  31. treesofreverie answered: Slave of Bolas
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