Suvudu cage match: Felurian…

So Suvudu is doing it’s yearly tournament of fictional characters, and in an interesting twist, they’re filling the entire bracket with female characters.

I was flattered to discover that they picked Felurian to fill one of the 32 slots.


(Faboo Felurian Art by Craig Paton)

Felurian made it through the first round, and right now she’s battling Johanna Mason from the hunger games. And not that Johanna isn’t cool and all, but personally, I think Felurian has a bit of an edge in that particular fight.

If you like, you can read the way someone thought the fight would go and vote on who you think would win over here.

If Felurian pulls through, it looks like she’ll be going up against Sabriel in the next round.

If she makes it past that, I’m hoping Felurian faces off against Susan from Pratchett’s Discworld novels. That would be an interesting fight, as Susan has a sort of preternatual non-bullshit shield, and Felurian is, by her very nature, glamorous. (In all the different meanings of that word.) Though she has far more tricks up her sleeve than that.

My secret wish, deep in my heart of hearts, is that Felurian and Death both make it to the final round. I would write the hell out of that little scene.

If you want to see the whole bracket, you can head over here.

Later all,


P.S. My event in Vienna filled up, so we added a second event that day. Details here.

This entry was posted in appearances. By Pat39 Responses


  1. Raj
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 3:22 AM | Permalink

    I would love to see a Felurian vs. Granny Weatherwax. Not Nanny Ogg, because as much as I love Felurian, Nanny has a rounded corner – that’s better than an edge.

  2. Fell
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 6:53 AM | Permalink

    Sorry, Pat. Of course I love Felurian more, but in a fight against Johanna she is way in over her head. Crazy + Impulsive is just too much to beat…

    Now, you know you left us all dying to read your Death x Felurian scene even if it doesnt happen. So why dont you find some reason to write it anyway? Say you are writting it for Gaiman’s birthday as a gift or something!

    Hopes & Cheers

  3. audreynstuff
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 7:27 AM | Permalink

    Is it wrong of me to want to try to go to both Vienna events? I relish the thought of spending the majority of the day hanging around one of my all time favorite authors.

    • Posted March 11, 2015 at 9:39 AM | Permalink

      I appreciate the impulse, but please don’t come to both events. The reason I’m scheduling a second one is so that I can make myself available to as many of my readers as possible. If a bunch of people decide to come twice it defeats the whole purpose.


      • audreynstuff
        Posted March 11, 2015 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

        You got it, Pat.

  4. firebird
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM | Permalink

    If only she was only up against men….or lesbians…id need to see that fight for…you know science and stuff…

  5. vwinner7
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 7:52 AM | Permalink

    I think someone needs to remind them that if things dont go felurian’s way, she has some nasty Fae powers to get her what she wants

    • Posted March 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

      Yeah. I kinda suspect that the person who wrote up the profile on Suvudu might not have read the books. Or maybe they just missed that she’s an ancient, unspeakably powerful namer & glamourer, not just a sex kitten.

  6. XETWS
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 9:21 AM | Permalink

    Or you can write the hell out of that little scene even though they dont make it to the final ?
    Just for us?
    Your lovely, LOVELY fans…

  7. fb
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    Heart-breaking blog about an author’s experience of seeing boys excluded from the “girls books” that she writes and school visits that she makes- I love when Pat mentions his efforts to combat this sort of background sexism with his own kids.

  8. nicolas-g
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 1:35 PM | Permalink

    Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you do.

  9. EdofRain
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:36 PM | Permalink

    I looked at the website for fight and they actually predicted Johanna would win.. never laughed so hard.

  10. TLadd
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM | Permalink

    Johanna’s victory, as predicted by this website, is based on her willpower to resist succumbing to Felruian’s power of seduction. When dealing with ancient members of the Fae, human willpower counts for absolutely fuckall. As there is no chance that Johanna has any skill in naming, the only conceivable outcome is her being sexed to insanity, just like countless people before her.

    • EdofRain
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 7:09 PM | Permalink

      That website completely ignored all the other powers Felruian has besides driving men insane with desire..

    • Brady Dill
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

      I completely agree that Felurian would win, not only because of all the powers Suvudu ignored but because of the strength of her sexual allure. However, Kvothe *did* (not initially, but later) resist her. Through strength of will and setting himself in the Heart of Stone, he did overcome the seduction. Of course, Kvothe is an outlier, but he is still human–it is not completely inconceivable that Johanna could resist.

      …and then Felurian would make a branch smash Johanna’s face into the back of her skull…

    • Kthaeh
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:47 PM | Permalink

      Tempi’s willpower counted for more than fuckall. Just sayin’…

  11. Kthaeh
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:03 PM | Permalink

    I have a special place in my heart for both Sabriel and Death. I’d be sorry to see it happen, but I’m pretty sure Felurian could take Sabriel. Sabriel would put up a valiant fight though and I’d love to see that. Death… well, I dunno, I mean, Death is death. Unless Felurian’s just straight up immortal, then Death would probably take her.

    It occurs to me that the way any one of her given opponents swing would have some bearing on the fight. Or should I say, outcome of the cagematch. Cuz if Felurian can just turn on the come-hither, then no fight, right?

    • EdofRain
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

      Agree, Death is most OP character there, doesnt really seem fair to go against others. Then again, its not fair to put Felurian against other, but they fix that problem with reducing her to basically immortal whore.

      • Kthaeh
        Posted March 11, 2015 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

        Other things I didn’t consider: where is the cagematch held? Felurian’s powers would be considerably diminished outside of the Faen. She’d probably still be formidable, but many opponents would at least stand a chance if it’s not a home game for her. Also, is Felurian a Free Magic entity, or an unbound one? What if the cagematch took place in Lirael’s Death rivers? We’ll need good intel to vote accurately for that match.

  12. Bryndil
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

    Would’ve been cool to see Vi Sovari and Renna Tanner in that line up. Both would’ve kicked some serious ass. Bellatrix is the only other character I recognize there and the only one that poses a challenge to Death within that brackett in my opinion.

    • Ivan
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

      Well not really.. What spell can a Bellatrix cast to do any dmg to death? Like that guy said, its way to OP compared to other people, BUT books say Felurian is awesome namer, so who knows, maybe she knows name od death.. That way she can control and end her.

    • Bryndil
      Posted March 11, 2015 at 8:45 PM | Permalink

      Okay scratch that. Just had a proper look. Some serious power houses there. But nothing Vi or Felurian couldn’t handle.

  13. pacifist
    Posted March 12, 2015 at 6:26 AM | Permalink

    Am I the only one rooting for a Death vs. Death’s granddaughter cagematch?

    • Posted March 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

      That would be pretty great…

      • ced
        Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM | Permalink

        And now it really has to happen, doesn’t it? Will you write the Felurian vs Susan scene to make this happen? Amidst all your traveling with kids, I mean…

        • ced
          Posted April 7, 2015 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

          Uh huh. That was awesome.

  14. TheFlyingFish
    Posted March 12, 2015 at 11:11 AM | Permalink

    Felurian’s kicking Johanna’s ass at the moment. But damn, Sabriel…. that’s a tough matchup. She’s kinda built to take down supernatural entities, albeit dead ones.

  15. CraftlordDark
    Posted March 12, 2015 at 8:59 PM | Permalink

    I will help Felurian reach the finals! D:

  16. firebird
    Posted March 15, 2015 at 11:22 PM | Permalink

    When are they announcing the next match? I keep checking but there’s no update.

    • Ivan
      Posted March 16, 2015 at 7:29 PM | Permalink

      Its live, man.. Go vote. This one will be close..

      • firebird
        Posted March 17, 2015 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

        Done. Wow yeah its pretty close.

  17. jfountainart
    Posted March 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM | Permalink

    Hi Patrick. I signed up to WordPress just to post to your site! But I wanted you to see something incredible I have found. This man sitting here alone on the stage with his guitar playing it so exquisitely and confident in his mastery… is precisely the imagery I had when I read about Kvothe earning his pipes!

  18. Ivan
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    Come on Patrick, ask your twitter followers to vote!

  19. MRK
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 12:41 PM | Permalink

    Next match is up, people. Is it wrong to vote even if I don’t know Sabriel (yet), just because I very much want to see Pat’s version of Felurian vs Death?

  20. hayden.20
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 3:15 PM | Permalink

    Caesura……….The silence at the end of a line. Cae-sur-a………A silence of three parts. The frame story, a pause in the line, will in time play the sweet music that rests in Kvothe’s heart of hearts. If only Kote would ask Kvothe where he has hidden his alar…… … …..If only Bast would braid “REMEMBER” into his shoulder length hair to get his Reshi back. LOL

  21. hayden.20
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:05 PM | Permalink

    Four Corners of Civilization: Their Element, Magic, True Signs of Royalty, and Locations.

    Wind in the Northeast : Masters of Wind/Mind – Holly Crown/White Riders : Ademre & Modeg
    Fire in the Southeast : Masters of Fire/Sun – Green & Gold Eyes : Vintas & Small Kingdoms
    Water in the Southwest : Masters of Water/Emotion – Blue Eyes : Yll & Commonwealth
    Earth in the Northeast : Masters of Earth/Nature – Ash and Elm : Ceald and Atur

    Each has their own

  22. Tungil
    Posted March 24, 2015 at 4:43 PM | Permalink

    Pat wrote here: “My secret wish, deep in my heart of hearts, is that Felurian and Death both make it to the final round. I would write the hell out of that little scene.” (March 11, 2015, ), so PLEASE as “Death” is about to win round 4… PLEASE spread the word, so Felurian is up against Death!!

    • evandy
      Posted March 27, 2015 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

      Well, Pat got his wish. Felurian and Death are in the final. Can’t wait to read the bit.

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