**EDIT: Voting is finished for today, The Recruit wins with 27 to 25 votes.**
#####**_~~ The journey continues~~_**
Once again, we see a [head-to-head race](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/yzQXWqZq-2019-lore-tournament-day-2). On the one hand, this shows that I did not totally fail with selecting the candidates for each day, (we should not have [The Dreaming Pool](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/yq8f4Od4-2018-lore-tournamet-13th-december-the-dreaming-pool-vs-the-curators-gambit) or [Art is Life](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/EWlqEFon-2018-lore-tournament-9th-december-leaving-wehle-vs-art-is-life) totally stomping their enemy) but I really did not expect them all to be this close. I actually had to delay this post so the other thread could be decided. It still stands at 21 to 21, if you didn't vote in this one, do so now.
(EDIT: It's decided, The WinterSpike Road wins)
| Day | Story 1 | vs | Story 2 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- |
| [Day 1](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/R1qqQu0p-2019-lore-tournament-day-1-what-once-sailed-free-vs-aftermath) | **What Once Sailed Free** | vs | ~~Aftermath~~ |
| [Day 2](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/yzQXWqZq-2019-lore-tournament-day-2) | **The Winterspike Road** | vs | ~~The Final Reign~~ |
| Day 3 | **The Recruit** | vs | ~~Trouble~~ |
| [Day 4](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/XYAeZo9O-2019-lore-tournament-day-4-demacian-heart-vs-turmoil) | Demacian Heart | vs | Turmoil |
| Day 5| The Harder Path | vs | Fit to Rule |
| Day 6 | Halfway Between the Stars and Earth | vs | For Those Who Have Fallen |
| Day 7 | The Echoes left Behind | vs | The Whispering Doodad |
| Day 8 | Adaptation | vs | Message on a Blade's Edge |
| Day 9 | In the Fires of Justice | vs | Prayer to a Crumbling Shrine |
| Day 10 | Canticle of the Winged Sisters | vs | Snow Day |
| Day 11 | With the Flowers | vs | Thorns of the Black Rose |
| Day 12 | Homecoming | vs | Roots of a Poisoned Tree |
| Day 13 | Silence for the Damned | vs | ? |
| Day 14 | The biggest Catch | vs | Remember Me |
| Day 15 | Homebound | vs | The Shackles of Belief |
| Day 16 | The Voices of the Dead | vs | ? |
#####**_~~What would you do with a spark of magic?~~_**
Today, we focus on two different uses of magic in the respective color stories of Sylas and Annie.
In the first story, a young **Recruit** is introduced to Sylas' rebels. He then learns of one of the more _gruesome_ applications of his magic. But everything for the kingdom, am I right?
In the second story, a young girl just wants some milk... then **Trouble** ensues. And in the wilderness close to Noxus, there is one more burnt tavern. If you want to live, you better not pull the bear.
[The Recruit](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/sylas-color-story/) _by John O'Bryan_
[Trouble](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/annie-color-story/) _by Michael Yichao_