The White HorseI watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come and see!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. ( Revelation 6:1-2)The Red HorseWhen the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come and see!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. ( Revelation 6:3-4)The Black HorseWhen the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6)The Pale HorseWhen the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come and see!” I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)Conquest, War, Famine and Death
art by: Ilona Tsymbal
These are known as the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Described in the new testament of Christianity as those that will bring the apocalypse and the last judgment upon the world and its people.
They are very well used as well in pop culture such as music, movies and video games. Some of these take more freedom in their description and purpose but the main idea remain the same.
War and Death are the most popular among these and have kept their name and function in all or most iteration. Conquest and Famine however have been going under many different names.
The rider of the white horse Conquest is more often known as Pestilence. (sometimes even Christ or Antichrist)
The rider of the black horse Famine or at rare occasions Corruption.
Now it is up to you to send the four horsemen (or one, two or three) to bring the apocalypse. Instructions
* The horsemen can be from any religion or culture that would be reasonable. They don't have to be of the christian variation.
(Eg. If you want to make four samurai then you can do that. Or a samurai, a ninja, a geisha and/or a monk.)
* They can be of any creature type that could be represented as horseman. Angels, demons, spirits, custom etc. Or a combination of different creature types.
* Planeswalkers are allowed as riders.
The four riders and their names are:
- The rider of the white horse, Conquest or Pestilence
- The rider of the red horse, War
- The rider of the black horse, Famine.
- The rider of the pale horse, Death.
* Make it feel like the horsemen of the apocalypse.Rules
* 4 entries at maximum.
* Old cards are allowed
* Even though not recommended, you are allowed to submit multiple cards of the same horseman.
* Follow the rules of the forum
* Credit the artist or provide a sourceEvaluation and prizes
The cards will be judged based on presentation, creativity, flavor, balance, "apocalypsiness", grammar.
To receive the first place as "Bringer or the apocalypse" 4 cards are required where all four horsemen are presented. They will be judged based on how they play together and their combined flavor and presentation.
If no bringer of the apocalypse can be declared then the first place will be based on 1 card.
HM: 1 favorite of my choice
3rd place: 2 favorites of your choice
2nd place: 3 favorites of your choice
1st place or bringer of the apocalypse: 5 favorites of your choice and a follow This contest ends Friday the 4th of May
(The deadline will be postponed if the number of entries are below 10.)
Good luck Smiths and happy apocalypse!