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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 03, 2007 - 06:07 Reply with quote Back to top

Elberond Lonesinger watched the pair of humans from on high, reclining in the bend of a branch atop a majestic oak that towered over the forest canopy. A male and female stomped their way through the undergrowth snapping branches and muttering curses. Elberond had never heard such a racket before. He considered signaling his companion but decided it unnecessary as the humans were likely doing a better job of it.

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The oldest of all the forests of the Old World, its most ancient trees having grown from saplings seeded by the Old Ones’ servants, Athel Loren is a mystical place whose shadow stretches far across the land. Whether it was the Old Ones that granted strange life to these woods, or perhaps the coming of Chaos that awoke the trees, it is impossible to say. All that can be said is that in the dawn of time, the trees began to think in a way that trees are not meant to, and that they learned of feelings such as anger and hate. The forest became aware of itself and of the other races crawling like insects upon the world, and it was not pleased with their intentions.


Sure enough, it wasn’t long before the other scout was heading for the base of the great oak. Aengoth Evergrass hoped onto a low outcropping and deftly leapt from one branch to another, never coming to a stop, on his way up to Elberond’s lofty perch. His gaze ran from the humans around the forest and then back. Aengoth frowned and looked perplexed, “Where in Ariel’s name is the rest of the army? Surely those two can’t be making all that noise!”

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Standing stones carved with worn Elven runes mark the borders of this primeval realm, beyond which giant trees loom, their branches moving slowly as they strain to escape the magical barrier of the watchstones. Roots twist and claw across the fern-covered rocks and loam, and low mists coil and spread throughout its hollows and glades. This verdant labyrinth unsettles even the most courageous soul – filled with movement glimpsed from the corner of the eye, strange noises, and the feeling that one is being watched at all times. There is a slumbering awareness and a sense of watchfulness that permeates each leafy glade and winding track.


Aengoth untied the two pieces of twine that held his bow against his back and prepared to nock an arrow, “Should I end this mercifully before they attract some Dryads and are torn into tiny bits?”

“Nah,” replied Elberond with a shrug. “I find their blundering about to be somewhat entertaining. And besides, the Dryads are probably down by the river taking in some sunlight this time of day.” He squinted up at the Noonday Sun.

“They must really be idiots,” Aengoth sighed while lowered his bow, “to have wandered past the stones.” He watched at the woman trip over a root that contorted itself to catch her foot. As she crashed to the forest floor, Aengoth could only shake his head in disgust.

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Dark forms move through the twisting branches and dense undergrowth. Tiny darting shapes flit between the trees on the very edge of vision. Athel Loren sees and feels everything within its boundaries and is watchful and secretive, perfectly willing to destroy those that seek to enter. Only the insanely brave, mad, or foolish dare to cross into Athel Loren, for the forest is a haunted place, filled with unquiet, malicious spirits.


Elberond stood up and began hoping down the tree braches towards the ground. “Come, let’s get them turned in the proper direction,” he motioned for Aengoth to follow. “What do you have planned for your time when your patrol is over,” he asked?

“I’ve been seriously considering trying out for a spot on a BloodBowl team,” Aengoth stated rather proudly. “Here, watch this!” He picked up a smooth, fist-sized stone and hurled it in a perfect arc towards the head of the man. In the moment before it would have found it’s target, a bough moved to deflect the rock. As it crashed to the ground, the startled humans shrieked and began to run.

The elves starred at one another in stunned silence. “This pair is so pathetic, even the trees feels sorry for them!” Elberond chuckled before doubling over in silent laughter.

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The forest of Athel Loren defies the natural laws of the world, and time flows strangely within its bounds. An individual that treks under the dark boughs for what may only seem like a couple of hours may, if he survives, return home to find that 100 years have passed. Equally, one might wander lost within Athel Loren for decades, only to find that scant minutes have passed in the outside world. Athel Loren is more alive than any normal forest, and landmarks and glades shift and move. What was open clearing one night may be heavily wooded the next morning, and pathways often disappear or turn back on themselves within hours.


“Anyways,” Aengoth turned the conversation back to sport, “I think I could make a team as a thrower. I’m looking forward to stepping out on the pitch and seeing the great beyond once my tour is up.”

The elves slowly walked along a curving path through the undergrowth that, despite their leisurely pace, took them ahead of the hurried pair of humans. Elberond whispered instructions to the trees and soon the humans were unwittingly running in the opposite direction. “I must admit,” he confessed to Aengoth, “I’ve never much liked the thought of leaving the forest.”

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Most that try to enter Athel Loren find themselves constantly returning to where they started despite their best efforts to make headway. Even if they try and walk a straight path, they invariably find themselves turned around and facing out of the forest. Most travelers that persist in entering Athel Loren are found on its outskirts as little more than gibbering wrecks, their sanity shredded by whatever horrors they witnessed in the magical forest.


“Well, I find little enjoyment in only playing against other elves. I want a challenge!” Aengoth said excitedly. “Bring on Orcs and Dwarves and… and, whatever might be out there waiting for us!”

Elberond watched as the pair of humans approached the edge of the forest and for some unknown reason, changed directions and began to head back in. “What the…” his voice trailed off in disgust. “Now I grow weary of these humans.”

Aengoth raised an eyebrow, smiled, then raised his bow and took aim.

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That is, if they ever return.


“When will you leave?” Elberond asked as the pair headed back into the depths of Athel Loren towards the great banquet hall.

“Oh, very soon,” Aengoth replied. “The season is just about to start!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 03, 2007 - 13:43 Reply with quote Back to top

The E.L.F. welcomes five new Wood Elf teams into the fold:
The E.L.F. also DENIES the applications of Elf-Bowl... some dirty Greenskins! Nice try AxeMurder, we'll see you on the pitch! Smile

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Bald-boy



Joined: Jun 20, 2004

Post   Posted: Nov 03, 2007 - 13:45 Reply with quote Back to top

Deleted due to stupidity... Embarassed
pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 03, 2007 - 21:45 Reply with quote Back to top

Another four Wood Elf teams answer the call:
Welcome all!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 04, 2007 - 19:01 Reply with quote Back to top

Five more Wood Elf teams are about to show just what they're made of:

Only a few short days until the kickoff of E.L.F. Season XV!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 06, 2007 - 00:27 Reply with quote Back to top

MadMac321 bring us another Wood Elf team: All American BenchWarmer.

Just about 24 hours until the kickoff of Season XV!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 06, 2007 - 12:03 Reply with quote Back to top

Tathar gives us one more Wood Elf team: Synnful Sprinting Spirits.

Only about 12 hours to go until the kickoff of Season XV!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 07, 2007 - 12:36 Reply with quote Back to top

Two more Wood Elf teams leave the forest:
Happy Hunting!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 10, 2007 - 00:12 Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to DaCoach and the Wood Elf team Darkwood Demons 3.

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 14, 2007 - 01:25 Reply with quote Back to top

E.L.F. Season XV Snapshot Standings.

Recruitment still open to experienced Elf teams for another 7 days.

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52 active teams in the opening week of play in Season XV with 21 of them Wood Elves.

Weebl Stuffers jump out to the early lead for the Pro Elves with Synnful Sprinting Spirits trailing by 38 points representing the Wood Elves. Samovar Sinensis, also Wood Elves, sit in 3rd place with 287 points.

The highest scoring Dark Elf team so far is Magitek Resistance Brigade with 241 points. Eataine Sea Guard is the pride of the High Elves with 197.

Already 2 teams with scores in the 300’s – try and pace yourself people! 6 more above 200 and another 8 past the century mark.

Three categories grabbed by the Wood Elves from the outset. Synnful Sprinting Spirits holds both A & B and Blissfully Intrepid snatched up C. Team Fredrick III is a force to be reckoned with in category D for the Dark Elves. And last but not least, Weebl Stuffers have filled up category E for the Pro Elves.

One cycle completed already! Weebl Stuffers pull off this amazing feat in Week #1 and earn a seat in the Order of the Ash – awarded to any Wood Elf teams completing the cycle in this Season XV. Congrats!

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The standings are as follow:
(* denotes a completed cycle)

Scores
1 Weebl Stuffers - 341*
2 Synnful Sprinting Spirits - 303
3 Samovar Sinensis - 287
4 Blissfully Intrepid - 279
5 Magitek Resistance Brigade - 241
6 Team Fredrick III - 230
7 Qvickfote Ballpassers - 226
8 Phasers Set To Fabulous - 203
9 Eataine Sea Guard - 197
10 Soul Caliburs II - 176
11 Special Comments - 153
12 Beginging - 147
13 Popes of Mope - 126
14 Filipinas - 111
15 Classically Trained Actors - 104
16 Ellyrion Cardinals - 101
17 Darkwood Demons 3 - 94
18 Epping Forest Guardians - 89
19 woodland fawns - 84
20 Gemini Syndrome - 83
21 Undershadow Warriors - 80
22 Hawkheim Harlequins - 80
23 Stony Man Doctrine - 78
24 Woodburns E.L.F - 71
25 Philosophers Rocking Chair - 69
26 All American BenchWarmer - 69
27 Woodland Focus - 64
28 Elisabeth The Golden Age - 59
29 FarBehindAnyExpectations - 57
30 Champions Of Maurescmo - 49
31 Woodburn Cavaliers Revenge - 48
32 Baño de Sangre - 48
33 Weapons - 48
34 Pro Elf and I Vote! - 46
35 Stand Free - 44
36 Evil Clowns - 42
37 Blacky - 36
38 Herb - 34
39 Elfizona Cardinals - 33
40 Druuchi Darkies - 31
41 Drones Club - 26
42 Dopey Delfs! - 25
43 Liverpool Scousers - 25
44 Orange Blossom Specials - 25
45 Arborial Avengers - 22
46 -Xylotheque- - 21
47 Traujin Pro's - 18
48 Power Rangers Fumbbl Force - 14
49 Biunfeya - 12
50 Tor Anroc Talons - 10
51 MIst Guardians - 8
52 Home Brew - 6

Categories
A Synnful Sprinting Spirits (Wood Elf) - 136
B Synnful Sprinting Spirits (Wood Elf) - 78
C Blissfully Intrepid (Wood Elf) - 66
D Team Fredrick III (Dark Elf) - 69
E Weebl Stuffers (Elf) - 80

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Samovar Sinensis jumps out to the narrowest of leads at the outset with a 1-point margin over Synnful Sprinting Spirits for this season’s special challenge. Blissfully Intrepid sits in 3rd place 6 points off the leader. In the race to earn a seat in the Order of the Willow – granted to the Wood Elf team scoring the most TDs in season XV.– the standings are as follows:

Wood Elf Challenge
1 Samovar Sinensis - 26
2 Synnful Sprinting Spirits - 25
3 Blissfully Intrepid - 20
4 Qvickfote Ballpassers - 18
5 Beginging - 13
6 Darkwood Demons 3 - 10
7 Woodburns E.L.F - 8
8 Woodland Focus - 7
9 FarBehindAnyExpectations - 5
10 woodland fawns - 5
11 All American BenchWarmer - 5
12 Epping Forest Guardians - 4
13 Weapons - 4
14 Stand Free - 4
15 Arborial Avengers - 3
16 MIst Guardians - 3
17 Liverpool Scousers - 2
18 Herb - 2
19 -Xylotheque- - 2
20 Power Rangers Fumbbl Force - 1

Note: The touchdowns are “straight points” for this challenge. That means no doubling for categories – every TD counts only as “1.”

Still a little bit of time to get your experienced elf team in on the action and all season to get your brand new TR100 team involved. Go to the group page to join. If you’re already signed up, start playing! Wood Elf teams encouraged to participate!

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MadTias



Joined: Jun 19, 2004

Post   Posted: Nov 14, 2007 - 22:43 Reply with quote Back to top

pizzamogul wrote:

One cycle completed already! Weebl Stuffers pull off this amazing feat in Week #1 and earn a seat in the Order of the Ash – awarded to any Wood Elf teams completing the cycle in this Season XV. Congrats!

Great job, pizza! And gratz to the Weebl Stuffers, even though they're not actually a Wood Elf team... Wink
pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 15, 2007 - 23:36 Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to Forteza and his Wood Elf team... Dark Woodelves.

Still a few more days to get your experienced team into the competition.

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 15, 2007 - 23:37 Reply with quote Back to top

MadTias wrote:
pizzamogul wrote:

One cycle completed already! Weebl Stuffers pull off this amazing feat in Week #1 and earn a seat in the Order of the Ash – awarded to any Wood Elf teams completing the cycle in this Season XV. Congrats!

Great job, pizza! And gratz to the Weebl Stuffers, even though they're not actually a Wood Elf team... Wink


Yeah, I noticed that after I did everything. They have been stripped of their Woody award!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 17, 2007 - 01:09 Reply with quote Back to top

Rufus_09 enters the Wood Elf team Lightning Leapers ELF.

Still a few days left to get your experienced elf team in on the fun!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: Nov 17, 2007 - 03:49 Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to Leniyuhl's Wood Elves Commedic Artists.

Good luck!

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