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King of the Monsters 2, Winner Crowned!

King of the MonstersFirst off, please excuse the eye patch. I don’t remember what happened last night, but I seem to have had a bit of an accident… and my head is absolutely throbbing. Too much partying I guess, am I right? (I always seem to have the worst luck at these events.) Anyway, I’m super excited to be the one presenting your new overlord!

And without further ado, I give you the publicly chosen champion of King of the Monsters 2, the Monster King of the Kobolds, Jobe Bittman’s horakh!

As I seem to be the only one that can understand it—for whatever strange reason—I’ll be acting as translator. The horakh would like to thank the other contestants… who “should be hatching right about now”? Sorry, I’m not sure what that means. Different cultures, so something lost in translation, I’m sure.

The horakh would also like to thank all of the voters. It assures me that, in an effort to get closer to you all, it will be establishing a new tradition of one-on-one discussions “to really get inside your brains.” How better to understand your subjects, I guess, right? It will meet with each of you in turn—whether you voted for it or not, even those who didn’t vote—beginning tomorrow. And don’t worry, it says; it knows where you live…

This little guy (the horakh, not Jobe) will be done up right with an illustration and all (if the kobolds can get the pictomathingy machine working) in time for publication in Kobold Quarterly #15. There, it can strut its stuff in front of the full readership—really get itself out there in front the entire world’s eyeballs.

Great work Jobe! You did a great job raising your little guy. You were up against incredible competition, and you came out on top. You should be very proud.

As should everyone in the final 10! You were all contenders and all worthy. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and everyone who voted.

This contest was so much fun! I hope to see you all at the next one!

Please, take a moment to congratulate Jobe for such his evocative and eye-popping creation. Let us know that you enjoyed the contest and would like to see it again — and what we might improve.

15 Replies to "King of the Monsters 2, Winner Crowned!"


September 6, 2010 at 2:13am

Cangratulations Jobe.

Steven Hammond

September 6, 2010 at 4:47am

Awesome job. If you want some jewelry to go with that crown, I think I have something lying around here you can use…

This was fun. Contrats to Jobe and everybody else who participated.


September 6, 2010 at 7:55am

Thank you everyone who voted for me.

Nic Quimby

September 6, 2010 at 8:16am

Yea, that was well deserved. Big congrats!

“”If you want some jewelry to go with that crown, I think I have something lying around here you can use…””



September 6, 2010 at 9:20am

Congrats, Jobe! I hereby pass the crown to you, sir!

(just let me keep my eyes)


September 6, 2010 at 9:34am

Good work, Jobe! The art is commissioned and you’ll see the edited Horakh in the Fall issue.

Todd the Bladesmith

September 6, 2010 at 9:46am

Congrats to Jobe and all the finalists! As a newcomer to KQ I have to say this is a great idea.

Hugo Solis

September 6, 2010 at 9:55am

Congratz Jobe!


September 6, 2010 at 10:51am

Congrats Jobe!

KQ, love the King of Monsters series and can’t wait till next year!

Dan Voyce

September 6, 2010 at 12:05pm

Hail to the King, baby!


September 6, 2010 at 8:05pm

Congratulations, Jobe!

Jarrod Camiré

September 7, 2010 at 5:03pm

Congratulations to the new King!

J Christopher Harris

September 8, 2010 at 11:05pm

Congratulations to Mr. Bittman on the horrific horakh!!