Just what does a team created for a knock out tournament do after being sent home on Round 1? Morgwegian
suffered such a fate in the Big Star Cauldron
. Morg was badly hurt by Big Bertha before he had his Turn 1. Without Morg the team was lost, and defeat was a foregone conclusion.
But no! Morg would not be silenced, so the Norse played the inducement game. Morg has appeared in every game the team has ever played. Initially a friendly or two, then a successful Lambhurly Shield Challenge. After losing the Shield, Morg took a bit of a break. Then signed up to play in a SWL Fringe tourney Waikikamukau Festival
. The team surprised many winning the first two games against much bigger teams, before defeat in the last 2 rounds saw him finish mid-table. However, Morg did secure most individual Cas in the tournament.
So what was next for Morg? Well, in the Southern Wastes League, occasionally you'll find there's a division with an odd number of teams. Or perhaps a team never showed up to the starting blocks. In LXIII a Norse team "Mad Midgardians" had a somewhat brutal encounter with a goblin tandem chainsaw act. After 5 turns the Norse had suffered a death, 2 x -ST, and a MNG. Dummy well and truely spat, the Norse coach conceded, retired his team, and left FUMBBL, never to be seen in SWL again. So a Filler team was needed. This team was Morgwegian.
Shitt this is a fun team to play with. Morg has had an absolute ball in the Emily Regional. In five games Morg has scored 4 TDs and 10 Cas. Not being able to pick opponents has meant the inducement game occassionally requires a bit of work. Against DDamAge's Rats, he had to fire his perfectly healthy pet Ulf and go into the game with only 9 teammates. But Morg has been a success story. Despite getting one less game than the other teams (he carries the Round 1 concession loss), with 3 wins and 2 draws, Morg is in a position to take the trophy.
All that stands in his way is a Khemri team. Sphinxes from Mars, a team that pitch cleared Freezy Trees a few seasons back. The Trees have never beaten a bash team. However, Morgwegian has! A win early next week will secure the Regional victory!
But before that happens Morg must cross back across the ditch. And play 6 games on the Deserted Isles. Morg is coming to the Capital Shield!
Link to table top team photo. Not quite finished, first time I've ever gotten a team painted for a tourney in two weeks.
EDIT: Morg managed to squeeze in the game before hopping on the boat across the ditch. Sadly the fairy tale ending didn't happen and the mighty Sphinx lift the trophy