Chapter 11 Page 34

Here are the results of the character popularity poll from last week. We had 96 responses, and we deleted duplicate votes for the same character (if someone voted #1 Nashua, #2 Kip, #3 Nashua, for example, we didn’t count the #3 vote for Nashua).

#1 favorite character:
Varony – 45
Nashua – 32
Kip – 14
Ranon – 2
Talather – 1
Rais – 1
The wyrmlings – 1

Second favorite character:
Varony – 37
Nashua – 20
Kip – 20
Talather – 9
Ranon – 3
Leius – 2
Rais – 1
Serene -1
The cobra – 1

Third favorite character:
Talather – 20
Nashua – 18
Kip – 18
Ranon – 10
Varony – 7
Ka Nuu – 4
The cobra – 4
Lana – 3
The mother wyrm – 2
Rais – 1
Serene – 1

If we add up the totals to get the number of people who voted for each character (for any position):
Varony – 89
Nashua – 70
Kip – 52
Talather – 30
Ranon – 15
The cobra – 5
Ka Nuu – 4
Rais – 3
Lana – 3
Leius – 2
Serene – 2
The mother wyrm – 2
The wyrmlings – 1
Johlan – 0
Ashlar – 0
Captain Owings – 0
Chamberlain Grahm – 0

And if we add up the votes, weighted to take strength of preference into account (3 points for each #1 favorite vote, 2 points for each #2 favorite, 1 point for each #3 favorite), the order is largely the same until it gets down to the side characters who only got a few votes:
Varony – 216
Nashua – 154
Kip – 100
Talather – 41
Ranon – 22
Rais – 6
The cobra – 6
Leius – 4
Ka Nuu – 4
The wyrmlings – 3
Serene – 3
Lana – 3
The mother wyrm – 2
Johlan – 0
Ashlar – 0
Captain Owings – 0
Chamberlain Grahm – 0

We weren’t too surprised that the main party got most of the votes, but it was interesting to see how the numbers fell. The elder princes get no love, and neither does poor old Chamberlain Grahm… and the cobra is more popular than his bound companion (sorry, Captain, that’s what you get for having the elk killed[?]). We’ll have to poll again in another volume or so and see how the votes fall then.

In the meantime, if you guys have ideas for any other reader participation type stuff, let us know. I might do something fun with the poll results for the next update or so…