Tor Anroc Anglers
Slow, but steady the anglerfish catches its prey. For centuries the marines of the sunken city Tor Anroc have defended the coast of Ulthuan from druchi raiders, nautical monsters and pirates alive and undead. Now, in these much more civil times, these warriors of Mathlann bring their skills to the Bloodbowl arenas all over the world. Clad in heavy Ithilmar armour the Anglers trade speed for durability, but they maintain the agility elfs are known and feared for. Finubar the Seafarer himself sent the team to compete in the CabalVision Inter-regional Blood Bowl League, not knowing what sinister powers he would unleash. If Mathlann wills it the Anglers will achieve great deeds and bring glory to the sunken city. Slow, but steady.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Mathlann Tor Anroc wgah'nagl fhtagn.
The Anglers joined the league in the Spring/Summer of the 2601 CIBBL season. The team stayed unbeaten in all of its regional games and was already crowned as the winners of the league, but the last minute introduction of the nautican team Blackmud Tridents shook up the rankings.
Pundits rumour of a fraudulent plot to impede the Anglers dominance, as the Nauticans imploded against the Doom, who would later win the season, while showing competent performances against their other opponents. The Anglers finish their first regional season second placed, but are the moral victors of the Great Ocean region.
After the team sat out the big summer tournaments the Bronze Division in Autumn started promising with wins over the Coven and the abominations of the Seven Samples of Decay. Two untimely and crucial losses against the Flying Drop Bears and the Forsaken of the Pantheon, caused by bad play calling and underperforming stars alike, meant an early end to the Angler's title dreams. A win against the regional rivals Norscan Curse and a draw against the kislevites from Bolgasgrad (who employed a frost mage to overcome the Anglers otherwise impenetrable defense) nevertheless secured a third place and the bronze medal.
After a win in the teams only winter friendly against the Montetriste Noblemen the Anglers vowed to dominate their region. They won all three games, two of them against their most hated rivals of the Norscan Curse and thus qualified for the Cabalvision Invitational, the highest rated summer tournament. For winning the regionals the Deep One bestowed them magical Ithilmar Armour, crafted by the best smiths of Tor Anroc and infused with weird magic from the depths below the sunken city.
Summer has been a good season for the Anglers as they took the second place in the Cabalvision Invitational, the top tournament with the regional winners from Spring. Only a highly unlikely block from a True Roots of Khaine Sprite and a (twice) failed GFI against the Tower of Necromancer prevented a possible win, but the future looks for the Deep One and his followers. With the same amount of points, but a few touchdowns less the Anglers only barely missed out on the big price.
Winter meant Gold. And Gold meant mistery. Not only have wizards decided to go against the Deep Ones wishes, the Angler's armour was broken countless times, injuries and death followed. Mathlann exiled coach Neubau to the Southlands for a time, to make atonement for his failures. He came back with new insights, tactics and a vial of poison. For encouragement? As a threat? Who knows. The 2603 Season will be a rebuilding season for the Anglers, hopefully the Deep One will shine his darkness on them again.
Stars and Remarkables:
Ansodhil was the team captain and winner of the Wave Rider Award. He died in Autumn of 2602.
Gethonil, called the Remainer, killed the Changeling Dantalion the Harbinger with a well executed foul.
Norlir is the team's number one quarterback and winner of the Bronze Excellence Award.
Falandar is the teams best player and the go-to scoring threat of the Anglers. In his first season he was the winner of the Bronze Excellence Award. In Summer 2602 he won CabalVision Rating Attraction Award for excellent performances. In autumn 2602 he added the Gold Excellence Award, the Target Eliminated Award for killing Drew Drechsel and the Star Player Award.
Firithas is the team's best hitter and winner of the Wave Rider and Triple X Awards.
Rynnil, Zyanor, Ansodhil, Lurol, Baraskan,
The Deep One grants the Anglers powers when they perform well. So far they have received:
30 normal powers
5 special powers
2 exceptional powers
Due to deaths and sacrifices the Anglers have lost:
9 normal powers
1 special power
The many awards bestowed to the Anglers.
Wave Rider Award for
Ansodhil (Spring/Summer 2601) DEAD
Bronze Excellence Award for Norlir: Completions (Autumn 2601)
Bronze Excellence Award for Falandar: Touchdowns, Scoring Thrower (Autumn 2601)
Wave Rider Award for Firithas (Spring 2602)
Triple X Award for Firithas (Spring 2602)
CabalVision Rating Attraction Award for Falandar: Completions (Summer 2602)
Gold Excellence Award for Falandar: Blocking Thrower, Triple (Autumn 2602)
Star Player Award for Falandar: 51 SPP (Autumn 2602)
Target Eliminated Award for Falandar: killed Drew Drechsel (Autumn 2602)
Third place in Season I Bronze Tournament. (2601)
Winner of Season II Spring: Great Ocean (2602)
Second Place in the CabalVision Invitational (2602)
Seventh Place in the Gold Division Tournament (2602)