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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 10:02 Reply with quote Back to top

1. INTRODUCTION

The ruined city of Xhotl sat brooding in the clearing as the morning sun rose on Lustria's southern jungles. Sacred spawning pools sat brooding beside the long abandoned walls of the City of Destiny as a gentle breeze formed little disturbances on the surface of the languid waters.

Nothing had occurred here in aeons as the great cataclysm that had befallen the temple city was long past. Rumours persisted that the Old One's plan continuted to involve Xhotl in some way, yet none apart from a few believed that there could be any chance of a recover of the city's fortunes. The occasional patrol still did their circuit of the ruins with bored eyes before returning to more important duties in different parts of the continent.

Ignored, abused and half forgotten, the city had once been a glorious place of pilgrimage where many younger Slann and Lizardmen came to pay homage to the Great Plan. All this was gone. And the shrines to the Old Ones lay vacant. Untouched by any, they seemed, if any building could ever be, waiting for something...

The gentle ripples on the spawning pool became more pronounced. The serene waters gradually began to become frenzied, the bubbling and sloshing splitting the eerie silence that pervaded their surroundings. Frothing and boiling the spawning pool reached a tremendous crescendo which sent animals fleeing and birds to the skies in abject terror.

And then, silence. With only the lapping of the waves indicating what had occurred.

Many hundreds of kilometres away, for the first time in centuries, eyes flew open...

The waters of the spawning pool gradually rose and split as a dark shape rose and shook itself. No living creature was there to bear witness to this momentous event occurring for the first time in memory. Eyes opened and the shape made it's way uncertainly to the edge of the pool and laboriously made it's way to the bank where it lay breathing heavily. Xholmundi looked around and blinked slowly. Unsure of himself he simply watched the pool that he had just come from as it split again. "My brothers" he breathed as shapes started emerging from his pool and other dotted around the clearing disgorging others who cautiously viewed their surroundings before making their way to him. "Xholtoc" he said "Finally we have emerged". The other Slann looked at him and slowly nodded his head.

They watched as 7 more of their spawning came on to solid ground for the first time. Still disoriented by their situation, the ten sat heavily, unsure of what to do next. And yet, each viewed the ruins of Xhotl with optimism believing that they were part of the Great Plan and would be able to restore the City of Destiny to its former glory. As they swept their eyes over the ruins an ear-splitting roar made them start.

Many hundreds of kilometres away, for the first time in centuries, a face split with a smile...

They turned to see an enormous creature come from the furthest pool. Shaking it's craggy head from side to side it gradually made way towards the group. "By the Old Ones" Xholmundi muttered, "It's a Kroxigor! Truly we are blessed". Xholtoc and the others agreed and as a group they moved deeper in to the city. At it's peak, at the very top of the ziggurat that dominated the vista they found the temple. Open and inviting. As they made their way inside they saw, in pride of place in the centre of the room an oblong object. Surrounded on the walls by carved images of Slann from days long past running and jumping in strange armour, with the oblong being an integral part of the mosaics and carvings it spoke to them on a primal and insinctual level. They watched in awe as a shaft of sunlight illuminated the oblong and a plaque behind it that read, "This ball brought glory to Xhotl once as it shall be once again".

The same thought came to their heads, almost as if it had been placed there... They must band together and bring glory to the Slann. They must enact their part of the Great Plan.

Many hundreds of kilometres away, for the first time in centuries, a voice laughed...

Xholmundi heard the laugh as if it was right next to him. As he wildly turned this way and that trying to determine who had desecrated the serenity of such a holy place he heard a voice clearly talk to him. The voice simply stated that this spawning was chosen for great things.

That they would become as legendary as gods. But that this was only the first step on a long and arduous journey. A journey they must undertake to fulfill the Great Plan. But first, they must make their way to Hexoatl. On the way they would face maddening visions, enemies and distractions but it was essential that they came to meet him.

"Who are you?" asked Xholmundi.

"Why, that is easy" said the voice in his head. "I am Lord Mazdamundi"... Continuing, the voice asked "And what shall you call your group of destiny?". Xholmundi considered and said aloud...

"Lord Mazdamundi. If we are to be as gods as you say, then we must believe ourselves to be their equals. We shall be gods. The Sun Gods..." he roared aloud, "XHOTL SUN GODS!". He felt the approval in his mind as the presence receded and the others nooded their head in agreement. They had all heard it.

As one, they left the temple and made their way in to the jungle.

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pythrr



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 10:05 Reply with quote Back to top

monkey balls!

FROGS?

That's your plan?

FROGS?

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 10:11 Reply with quote Back to top

And so it was that the Xhotl Sun Gods made their way towards Hexoatl.

Tlaxconqua the Kroxigor
Xholtoc the Blitzer
Xholmundi, his brother and captain

And their faithful Slann companions and fellows

Kailoq
Itzakai
Quet-ti
Hextep
Uaxtoc
Tenqhex
Boqkai
Tihex

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 10:12 Reply with quote Back to top

pythrr wrote:
monkey balls!

FROGS?

That's your plan?

FROGS?


That's the way the vote went mate. Quite overwhelmingly I might add.

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Joemanji



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 11:17 Reply with quote Back to top

Interesting build.

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mister__joshua



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 11:37
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You should add that to the team Bio Smile

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 12:00 Reply with quote Back to top

Joemanji wrote:
Interesting build.


Was suggested by a very good coach. His opinion is not something I would ignore!

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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 12:44 Reply with quote Back to top

I've been playing slann for a while now. There is alot of team value in those guys, especially the blitzers. I would not go for more than 2, and have 1 or 2 catchers also. Good luck bro!
DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 13:15 Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks mate! Should be interesting.

I have a plan for the story as it develops that will determine how the squad gets built.

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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 15:21 Reply with quote Back to top

The Sun Gods made their way in to the clearing.

Disoriented by the sunlight after days in the jungle they saw hazy silhouettes approaching and were immediately on guard. As they regained their vision they saw armoured creatures limbering up and throwing an oblong around that looked like the one from the temple. The apparent leader of the group slowly sauntered towards them.

The creature said that these were from Ulthuan, a name that some of the Slann knew by reputation having never seen it themselves and she offered them a game of Bloodbowl. Xholmundi enquired as to what he meant and in reply the Elf simply pointed at what they called the "ball".

The team had never played before but they more than held their own. Using their in built knowledge they used old tactical techniques to limit movement of the Elves as best they could. Losing Hextep to a block early they managed to do this at a numerical disadvantage that gave them hope for the rest of the match. In the second half, the Slann started damaging the Elves managing to break their glorious crafted armour. Yet, their inexperience showed.

They allowed a single Elf to make her way to the ball carrier and she haughtily knocked him to the ground. The ball stayed loose and the game fizzled out to a 0-0 draw. As the game was over, the Sun Gods tensed not knowing what the Elves had in mind. The leader simply inclined her head in respect of the Sun Gods efforts and stated that as the Slann had shown courage in their attempts that they would go on their way and not detain them any longer.

As the Elves melted in to the undergrowth, the Sun Gods slowly started to breathe again. Tlaxconqua roared his approval towards the skies as the rest of the team considered the events they had taken part in. Their first game and they had not been ashamed. They had managed to break even and, in doing so, gave themselves fresh confidence that they would make it to Hexoatl to see what was in store for them.

With Hextep bandaged and lain on a stretcher by a passing Skink Priest that agreed to help the team on their quest, the Sun Gods made their way towards Hexoatl again. They knew not why the Skink priest was there or how he had known what was to happen and it was not a question they felt the desire to ask.

One step at a time.

Xhotl Sun Gods 0-0 Lloralei Blue Wings

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mister__joshua



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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 15:25
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You've written all this yet your team still has no bio or match reports. For shame! Razz

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 15:26 Reply with quote Back to top

That WAS the match report!

And as for the bio? I don't want to do that without a logo. And my bbcode and logo skills suck.

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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 16:30
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Haha. I just meant to put it in the actual match report Razz

For a bio, here's a quick one for you that I like to use when I don't want anything fancy

https://fumbbl.com/p/notes?op=view&id=1438

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 16:37 Reply with quote Back to top

Nice one. Very nice work.

I like to use this one. https://fumbbl.com/p/team?team_id=766959

But something different would be great.

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Post   Posted: Nov 28, 2014 - 17:01
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Well you can change whatever bits you want, that was just to give you an idea and some structure to it Smile

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