The Duel at the Godsmoot was a confrontation taking place at Zenith Peak[1] in the Pinnacle Mountains originally between Roy Greenhilt and the High Priest of Hel posing as Durkon Thundershield. Following the vote by the Asgardian Pantheon through their High Priests, Hel appeared as a proxy summoned by her own High Priest and revealed her plans to become one of the, if not the most powerful deity in the next world they would create if they voted for the destruction of the world due to the enormously high number of dwarves that would die without honor. However, a deity must have a physical representation in the building to have their vote count, and although the rules explicitly say that no one can raise arms against another person's High Priest, Roy exploited a loophole that allowed him, as a bodyguard, to attack his own High Priest[2], and leaped into the Great Nave to engage the High Priest of Hel.

Though at first the High Priest of Hel had the advantage, utilizing a vampire's ability to drain levels[3][4] and blasting Roy with Flame Strike[4], Roy managed to surprise those assembled when he used the Spellsplinter Maneuver taught by his grandfather.[3], and gained the upper hand after the vampire inadvertently revealed himself not to be Durkon, resulting in Roy unleashing the power of his ancestral weapon on him[5], healing him and severely damaging the High Priest[6]. However, as the priests of the demigods entered the room the High Priest cast an Antilife Shell to protect himself, in which he remained for the duration of the High Priests' votes.[7]

After the demigods voted and the moot was paused in order for Dvalin to poll the Dwarven elders, the Nave was invaded by the vampirized members of the Creed of the Stone and the High Priest abdicated in favour of one of the vampirized Creed members[8]. The result was the fight devolving into indirect combat between the High Priests as each began attacking or protecting the vampires without attacking one another when Roy mentioned that other than the "new" High Priestess, the other vampires were not protected by the rules of the Godsmoot. Atop the balcony, some of the bodyguards drew their ranged weapons and began firing on the vampires[9].

Soon, all but three of the invading Creed vampires were slain, and when attention was drawn to the fact that the former High Priest was now vulnerable he decided to escape with Hammerfell and two other vampires using the Teleport Orb, leaving the new High Priestess to represent Hel. Though Roy attempted to stop him by throwing his sword, it was in vain as he disappeared before being hit, the sword continuing its path and falling to the ground[10].

Due to the former High Priest abdicating, Roy was able to guess that he was no longer holding the position of bodyguard and could not harm the new High Priestess without repercussions, though when she asked to have Malack's staff returned to her as per protocol due to it being the property of the Church of Hel and the official regalia of the high priest, he snapped it in half before tossing it in her face[11].


"No" Supporters

  • Order of the Stick
  • High Priests
    • 5 Clerics
      • High Priest of Sunna
      • High Priestess of Hermod
      • High Priestess of Freya
      • High Priest of Loki
      • High Priestess of Frigg
  • Bodyguards
    • Wrecan
    • Orc/Half-Orc Bodyguard

"Yes" Supporters


  • 6 deceased


  1. Comic 987, "The Soul of Discretion"
  2. Comic 1000, "Hel Polls for Thee "
  3. 3.0 3.1 Comic 1003, "An Attack on Two Levels"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Comic 1004, "Climbing Tensions"
  5. Comic 1009, "Giving Up Hope"
  6. Comic 1010, "Green Means Go"
  7. Comic 1011, "Red Means Stop"
  8. Comic 1017, "Personnel Changes"
  9. Comic 1018, "Or Perhaps Punch"
  10. Comic 1019, "Withdrawn"
  11. Comic 1022, "Terms and Conditions Apply"

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