A final, desperate effort from our competitors to snatch victory. I love it when the Collective competes for my amusement glory.
Darkblade continues on at a steady pace, and despite picking up a blight manages an impressively creative solution to Ares' short legs.
Alexander returns to normal running speed (for a birdman), but manages to keep his spirits up with a song and a defensive boon that ensures he won't be under attack any time soon.
Dionysus/Rick embodies his chaotic nature in this round, picking up a blight before swiftly losing it, and then finding his good fortune reversed at the hands of Nay. His impromptu performance leaves everyone thoroughly entertained, and the God of Ritual Madness a little further behind than before.
Ember carries on with the determined speed of a runner who hasn't antagonised any gods lately. She nets a blight, invalidating any boon used against her - thankfully her teammates are less than generous, and the pint-sized lawyer continues on unabated.
Magnan's steady grind-to-a-halt continues, but not before the armoured giant gives his teammates a hand (see what I did there?) in the form of a gargantuan projectile hurled at the front runners
Omega L has a supervillain moment, netting Poseidon's boon and using it to give Mocc something of a shock before continuing on his way with a maniacal cackle.
Scribe continues on at a steady pace, deprived of boons for the duration of the round. Not to be deterred, he does what any normal, rational individual would do in such a situation - electrocutes himself before hitching a ride on a flying chunk of metal via a magnet. It takes all types, doesn't it?
Nay, offered the choice between a speed boost and some revenge against Dionysus/Rick, does what any Collectivite would in the same situation - she shoots the god/mod combo down without hesitation. I love a bit of ruthlessness, don't you?
Lester sets his sights on the finish line, hurling a blight at his teammates with the utter lack of hesitation reserved for those determined to win. He suffers a minor setback in the form of Magnan's shield colliding with him at speed, but in a show of determination he gets back to his feet and resumed the sprint, gigantic metal impediment and all.
In reverse order this time.
In 6th place;
2. Ember, Alexander, Twist and Ares
3. Forge/Hades, G/Athena, Nay, Adri and MOQ
4. Omega L and Dionysus/Rick
6. Darius and Lumeus