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Match 32: Phoenix in Obsidian vs The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell

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  • Match 32: Phoenix in Obsidian vs The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell


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    Phoenix in Obsidian* vs The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell

    *Alternative title: The Silver Warriors
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    Phoenix in Obsidian
    66.67%
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    The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell
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    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

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    About time the arty boys got in with a shout: and such a splendid "Erekose" bit of art it is! Alas, a bit on the less common side of the fence, so prob (appropriately?) doomed.

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    • #3
      One of Howard's best works.
      Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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      • #4
        Another uncanny match-up and also incredibly tough to pick between them but Chaykin gives Swords/Flowers the edge imo.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Not a big fan of graphic books so Phoenix easily for me!
          "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

          Hunter S Thompson

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          • #6
            A very unfair match-up. 2 Erekose books up against each other, both very very good.

            Phoenix, if for no other reason that it has the space to get deeper than Swords.
            "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
            --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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            • #7
              Very difficult but finally went for PiO. Just a little bit more to the story for me.
              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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