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Aishah



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Post   Posted: Feb 01, 2015 - 15:47 Reply with quote Back to top

First one for me aswell cause Kirk said so!
Mr_Foulscumm



Joined: Mar 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Feb 01, 2015 - 18:47 Reply with quote Back to top

The first one is the best.

So I'm guessing the fact that you're the coach of this team is the real reason that Mazdamundis' heart exploded? Very Happy

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Feb 01, 2015 - 20:57 Reply with quote Back to top

Mr_Foulscumm wrote:
The first one is the best.

So I'm guessing the fact that you're the coach of this team is the real reason that Mazdamundis' heart exploded? Very Happy


*sigh* I was hoping that wouldn't get noticed...

Laughing

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Post   Posted: Feb 06, 2015 - 17:43 Reply with quote Back to top

The Sun Gods were now within a short distance of the walls.

Imposing and sturdy, the team knew that this was the home of the venerable Lord Kroak. Having stood for aeons and withstood the depredations of all manner of invaders the guardians of the city were praised throughout the land. The sun glinted of their crests and spears as they stood sentinel at the great gate. As the players moved closer they were aware of an insistent buzz that was growing stronger with every step they took towards the towering edifice of the western gate. This was the first city of their forebears they had seen the way the Old Ones intended and they attempted to ignore the nagging sound as they moved on.

"Stop..."

The players stopped and looked at each other, the unspoken question given voice by Uaxtoc... "Was that voice inside our heads?". Xholmundi was perturbed. This did not sound like the voice of Mazdamundi who had guided them so far from a distance. It sounded older, and much, much more powerful. As one they realised that it was the voice of Lord Kroak that they were hearing. The powerful mage was alert and due to his power, flickering images went through the players minds. Was it the past? The future? Who knew?

As one they went to one knee and awaited the next move. After what seemed to the players to be an age, the voice entered their heads again.

"You are from a special spawning. There are great plans in motion and these plans will require the finest of us. There is a prophecy that was foretold on the temple tablets. But I cannot tell you more. In order to prove your worth, you must battle an ancient enemy of all living things. Succeed in this task and you may enter Itza. You will have proven yourself worthy of being asked to attempt great things."

As the voice receded, the ground beneath their feet began to rumble. Hands burst from the rolling hills and zombies made their way to their feet. Howling wolves stood panting at the top of the rise with shambling wrecks slowly making their way forwards. The Sun Gods took their time and decided that they would start without the ball. The feeling being that they needed all their brothers together to defend from the onslaught.

The kick went high and the Slann reacted as one. Xholmundi broke in to the backfield where he was followed by Ankhaxl, the young vagabond showing his enthusiasm for the cause. Mundiconqua held the middle as the ball sat along the sideline guarded by two zombies. The Sun Gods managed to get Xholmundi on to one of the wolves but the wolf showed unnatural agility and broke across field. Having managed to extricate himself, Xholmundi blitzed the wolf with support and knocked him out. Ankhaxl managed to pick up the ball and the Slann were already deep in their opponent's half in possession of the ball.

The rest of the half went well for the Sun Gods.

They managed to protect Ankhaxl as he made his way down the field, Kailoq managing to badly hurt one of the tormented zombies. The wight, who showed unnatural strength, managed to badly hurt Tihex who was carried off the field where he was tended to by the shocked onlookers. The necromantic players attempted a late attack on Ankhaxl but to no avail. He made his way in to the end zone and roared with delight. After patting him on the back, the team made their way to the sideline at the half time break. The players knew that they were in a good position with the ball being in their hands for the second period of play.

In the second half, the Sun Gods had the blessings of the Old Ones. Boqkai pounded a wolf in to the turf which made things easier and a traveling itinerant made his mark by badly hurting another. Ankhaxl managed to get the ball again after it was passed to him by Xholmundi. The young Slann was protected for a time but the necromantic players managed to mark him up. The massive mountain of flesh and the strong wight trying to block him in. But Ankhaxl was inspired and broke free managing to score his second TD of the game!

The Sun Gods were jubilant but wary. They knew how quickly things could change and they had left 6 turns for the wolves and their compatriots to score twice. The wolves tried to use their superior mobility to break down the flank but Xholmundi was able to use his agility to use an assist. He badly hurt the wolf again and the ball was loose. The players were amazed to see the the wolves continuously shaking off bad injuries and skulking around the injury box waiting for their opportunity to regain the field. Xholmundi decided that discretion was the better part of valour and tried to pass the ball to Hextep but the ball bounced free.

Late on, the remaining wolf managed to get the ball but their attempts to score were fruitless, with the Sun Gods breathing a sigh of relief as the match ended. The zombies returned to the earth with the larger undead with the wolves rushing off to wait for a better opportunity.

After the match the players stood in front of the great gate. They could feel Mazdamundi's presence before he communicated with them.

"Sun Gods! You have proven yourselves worthy. For this auspicious moment there shall be rewards and gifts of plenty."

"Ankhaxl, for your efforts today, the great plan deems that you shall become an agile member of the party. You have scored 2 TDs in your second game and this is an opportune moment to reward you". The (by now) familiar glowing nimbus flared around his head and the young Slann fell to his knees in gratitude, struggling to understand the import of his new found agility.

"Quet-ti, you have been determined as the best player on this day because of your unselfish support of your teammates. Your reward should reflect this fact." Quet-ti beamed as he learned better how to guard his friends from enemies.

"Finally, Kailoq. You defended your friends well. Your reward is new found skill in wrestling. With this you may assist your teammates in creating room to move and protecting them." Kailoq simply bowed his head in thanks.

The players now watched as the massive doors ground open, admitting them to a holy place of the Slann. They had done well and now they were able to enter Itza. Here they would rest a while and practice for new challenges that were sure to present themselves.

The gates rumbled shut behind them...

Xhotl Sun Gods 2-0 -Long Dead Philosophers-

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Feb 07, 2015 - 18:39 Reply with quote Back to top

The ancient city of Itza was renowned throughout the continent. Stout walls, strong gates and a large and well-maintained temple made the people feel safe and secure in their formidable redoubt that had recovered well from the Great Catastrophe that had befallen the Slann when Chaos roamed across the sweltering southern lands. Whilst the threat had subsided over the centuries, the Slann were ever alert to the possibility of invasion by means both overt and insidious.

This led to the Sun Gods being trained in the many ways that such an evil event may come to pass. After having spent several days in rest and contemplation, the Sun Gods were summoned to the temple where they would begin their training prior to returning to their journey. Still not having an understanding of their greater purpose, the team resolved to put their all into any tasks that they were given.

The High Priest bade them sit and after refreshments he outlined their exercise for the day. They were to take on a horde of necromantic invaders. In this exercise they were to focus on the principles of lightning attacks, marshaling their strength to exploit weaknesses in the opponent. The object, of course, was to win the match but they were told that they would gain great rewards if they were able to keep the necros from reaching the rear of their formation. In this case, the goal line.

The match began and, as had become their custom, the Sun Gods elected to kick. The necros formed a strong line and Xholmundi saw that the necros had neglected to layer their defence and if the Sun Gods could breach their lines then they might be able to cause disarray. And so it went...

The necros gained the ball with a wight standing clear until he was protected by a backtracking wolf. The necros shambled forwards to get to grips with the stalwart brotherhood who braced themselves while Xholmundi broke behind the line to create a distraction. Seizing on a mistake by the necromantic players, Ankhaxl slid clear of his marker to lend an assist with Xholmundi, still unmarked, smashing the wight and gaining the ball just two turns in to the half. The necros backtracked and managed to knock Xholmundi down. The Slann tried every method available to them to get to the ball and eventually, Quet-ti managed to bring his guard skill to bear. Ankhaxl blitzed the remaining wight off the ball and scored making it 1-0 some 5 turns in.

After some messy blocking, the ball was stuck deep. The necros attempted to speed up their attack but they fumbled the ball and it stayed around the half way line until the end of a frenetic period of action. Xholmundi and the rest of the team gathered to discuss their next moves. "We must score fast" said Xholmundi. If we manage to do so then we shall force them to attack even harder which will hopefully lead to more mistakes." The others agreed and they set up for the second half.

They were warned prior to receiving the ball by the High Priest that any mistakes would be punished as signs of weakness. With that in mind, the Sun Gods set up for the kick. The kick fell next to Xholmundi and Xholtoc ran over to the ball and passed it to him in order to better himself. The others attempted moving into better positions but before they knew it the necro were upon them.

Surrounded on all sides, the Sun Gods frantically searched for a way out and found it. Mundiconqua managed to knock out a zombie and after a series of blocks, Xholtoc blitzed Xholmundi clear of attention and the two blitzers ran in to the backfield where they tried to prepare for the inevitable counter-attack. Sadly, Quet-ti attempted to join them and dodged away... As his brothers watched, he tripped and fell to the ground with a loud crack. Their indefatigable priest ran over and tried to save him from death, but he could only bring him back to a fraction of his former strength. Worse for all, he then lapsed again and died. A sad loss for the Sun Gods.

Revulsion curled their lips though as the broken body shambled to it's feet, almost as if some accursed force was reanimating him. Their worst fears were realised when he shuffled over to join his new team mates and silently awaited a chance to enter the field. With the necromantic players now more confident, Xholmundi rushed away to score the Sun Gods second. At the mid way point of the second half they felt confident the game was won but they now were down to 7 fit players with Boqkai and Tihex joining a growing injury list. Boqkai with a broken jaw and Tihex lying unconscious in a tent off to the side of the field.

Now the Sun Gods only had to try and stop the necros from scoring. Kicking the ball very deep the play began again. Mundiconqua saw that the necros had brought the reanimated Quet-ti on to the pitch to taunt the surviving Sun Gods. With a feral, primordial roar he rushed over and with a mighty sweep of his arm killed Quet-ti for the second time in the day! Jubilation turned to unfathomable sadness as Quet-ti shrugged off the blow and left the field under his own steam. There was to be no release for him this day.

The necros ball-handling let them down again and again which made the Sun Gods task easier. As the last turn clicked over Xholtoc tried to get the ball and score again but the crowd of ghouls surrounding it were too much.

He dropped the ball and after some attempts by the necros to damage the Sun Gods the match ended with a ghoul knocking itself down trying to knock Xholtoc away.

The players took a moment to remember Quet-ti as he was, watching him shuffle off with the rest of his new teammates into a guarded cage that served to hold the necros in detention until such time as they were needed again. The High Priest sadly stated that it was all part of the Old One's great plan, and the Sun Gods would simply have to remain strong and continue their training. He stated how pleased he was that they had completed their objective. This clearly accorded with the prophecy and meant that they were destined for great things.Xholtoc now knew the ways of dodging to a higher level than most and it was with this small shred of comfort that the Sun Gods returned to their quarters, their new teammate Goqhui hurrying to catch up with them.

Xhotl Sun Gods 2-0 TicTocTac

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Feb 07, 2015 - 18:56 Reply with quote Back to top

Image

The Xhotl Sun Gods new logo

Thanks to Throweck's sterling work, the Sun Gods have been gifted a new logo! Thank you Sir!

(Note) For some reason I can't get the bbcode to work to put this in the middle of the page. If anyone can help then PM me. If I can't then let me now this as well. I am sure I am using the right code...

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Throweck



Joined: Feb 23, 2013

Post   Posted: Feb 07, 2015 - 20:25 Reply with quote Back to top

I made that transparent! Hmmmmm, can you do that DrP? Drop me a pm and I'll sort it Smile
DrPoods



Joined: Nov 14, 2013

Post   Posted: Feb 08, 2015 - 10:15 Reply with quote Back to top

Throweck wrote:
I made that transparent! Hmmmmm, can you do that DrP? Drop me a pm and I'll sort it Smile


It was my iPhone. Was adding in the background. Should be sorted now. Very Happy

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Feb 08, 2015 - 11:52 Reply with quote Back to top

For those that are interested, you can join the Xhotl Sun Gods Fan Club here!

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The_Great_Gobbo



Joined: Aug 04, 2014

Post   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 - 05:12 Reply with quote Back to top

I likez dis teem. Outta interest ow much gold did yew say woz in dis city o yoars? Mite av ter pay it a visit......
DrPoods



Joined: Nov 14, 2013

Post   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 - 07:31 Reply with quote Back to top

Quite a substantial amount. Surely one of the battalions of warriors or mage priests can tell us...

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polemarch



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Post   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 - 11:57 Reply with quote Back to top

The Tribute to Alan Parsons are now officially fans! May the Sun Gods have career twice as glorious!
Bullroarer4



Joined: Oct 22, 2012

Post   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 - 16:38 Reply with quote Back to top

The War Gods are fans and challenge the Sun Gods to a Divine blood match!

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DrPoods



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Post   Posted: Feb 09, 2015 - 17:06 Reply with quote Back to top

Update tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Post   Posted: Feb 10, 2015 - 13:41 Reply with quote Back to top

Xholmundi and Xholtoc sat on the stair leading up the to the temple gazing at the stars.

Both in quiet contemplation, they considered the fate that had befallen their brothers of the short journey so far. As always, the felt secure in the guidance of Mazdamundi and yet they considered that it was seemingly an independent capricious fate that had taken their teammates from them. With a sigh, Xholmundi arose and began to walk along the path that led back to the quarters in the temple district.

Having covered a short distance, a messenger approached. "I bring a message from an Elven trading delegation" he said, and hurried off, one of a multitude that still thronged the city at this late hour. Intrigued, the brothers made their way to the mercantile quarter and waited by an ornate ithilmar gate. Ringing a slender bell that made a tinkling sound like gentle laughter they saw a light at the end of a pathway. With easy grace a group of Elves made their way down the path, unhurried and confident in their surroundings.

The leader of the Elves spoke from the other side of the still barred gate. "We have heard many things about you Xholmundi. You and your Sun Gods appear to be favoured by your Gods. We would be honoured to play a friendly game with you. But heed us well, we will not stay our hand and we would expect that you do not stay yours. What say you?"

Xholmundi agreed with alacrity. A game of the holy sport would surely take their minds off the lost. And so, the Sun Gods stood on the pitch that was lit by unknown means and prepared for the upcoming tussle. As usual, they kicked off and the ball was quickly in the hands of an Elven thrower. As he retreated from danger and his teammates flooded forwards the Sun Gods attempted a new tactic. Not flooding the defensive half they wished to try stymieing the Elf attempts to score quickly. It was not to be, the Elves hit with power and ran rings around the Sun Gods with players beginning to leave the field.

Xholmundi attempted to take out the Elf blitzer who was doing all the damage but he found himself cut off from support. With Mundiconqua struggling with the lights and becoming confused the defence fell apart and the Elves scored around turn 5. The Sun Gods came roaring back however. Turning the corner immediately, Xholmundi was able to get free and scored as the half was coming to an end.

The light suddenly snapped off leaving both teams in darkness. In the silence Xholmundi heard a voice in his head that could only be Mazdamundi...

"Xholmundi, I am afraid that time is growing short with your training. I am confident that you must stay in Itza no longer and must make your way along the Vampire Coast and on to Hexoatl. This path shall be your training. You shall succeed and once this match ends, you shall have more support to add to your company."

With this the lights reappeared and the second half got under way.

With the teams at 9 and 10 players respectively, the Sun Gods considered that they were still in with a shout with an Elf being killed late in the second half that was sure to dismay the Elves. But it didn't, they played just as hard as they had i the first half and the Sun Gods were quickly under pressure. Xholmundi sought the reassuring bulk of Mundiconqua who had seeming shaken off his disorientation.

The play continued back and forth around the centre of the field when an Elf got in behind the lines and flashed towards Ankhaxl, Tihex made to cry out a warning when the promising linefrog fell to the ground. He appeared to be hanging by athread and the priest attempted to revive him. And yet he was unsuccessful.

Another soul gone.

With that the Elves made a blitz on the ball and managed to knock Xholmundi to the ground, they blocked the ball free and recovered in a dazzling display of precision. At this time, Tihex and Goqhui were overcome by rage and gained some measure of vengeance for the untimely death of Ankhaxl. They each seriously injured an Elf but by this time they Sun Gods were out of position and were struggling to get the ball. Once again, Xholmundi managed to get a block in on the ball carrier but was stunned for his trouble.

At this point the Elves were playing keep away as they ran down the clock. To the anger of the Sun Gods, the Elves attempted a late foul on Xholmundi who was on the ground. The foul was unsuccessful but the Slann could not make them pay. The Elves scored late to complete a close fought win that both teams could take pride in.

As the Elves made their way back to their compound, having shaken the hands of the Sun Gods and wished them luck, the Sun Gods gathered their items and made their way to the northern gates of the city. They thought themselves down a player but were surprised to see what appeared to be a blitzer running to meet them.

"I am Zlatoatl he said, and the Old Ones have spoken to me. I am to join you on your quest. Together, we can only be victorious." The others, cheered by this, made their way out of the brightly lit city and deeper in to the gathering gloom that marked the borders of the Vampire Coast....

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