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-Fort Solace Griffins-
P [L] Fort Solace Griffins


Owner:
Mr. Foxx Cowhead

Head Coach:
Arcayn

Province:
Wasteland

Conference:
Karl Franz Conference

Division:
West

Team Colours:
Aqua & Orange


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Fort Solace Griffins

With the success of the DLE, a handful of Barons in the eastern Borderlands partnered up to open a new franchise. After much bickering and a few scuffles the Princedom of Akendorf was decided to be the franchise's base in the Borderlands.

Head Coach "Greasy" Neale, a grizzled veteran of the game with a no nonsense approach and a keen eye for talent, was enlisted to whip the Griffins into fighting shape. This is how we remember him since after the third game of season 3, he went missing. Rumors about him getting fired, LITERALLY, are spreading around the DLE, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Thaddeus "Spike" Thompson, the head coach hired to replace Neale, didn't talk about his colleague and keep on suggesting to stop thinking about him. Neale was 9/4/3 as Head coach of the Griffins. Thompson was 1/1/5. There is no official statement about the change at head coach but Thompson has disappeared with rumors of possibly being taken out by disgruntled fans.

After the mysterious disappearance of the two head coaches, and complaints filed by their families, the Barons decided to sell the team amongst controversy and scandal that the team may somehow be involved in these disappearances. A wealthy individual by the name of Foxx Cowhead stepped forth to purchase the Griffins for an undisclosed amount of gold and other things. He then proceeded to hire a virtual unknown from the Broekwater front office to be GM and head coach. He also has moved the team from the Borderlands to a brand new stadium in the Wasteland. Coach Gruug was a GM Trainee for the Patriots for a short time and will be charged with the task of leading the newly located Griffins to prosperity.

It is believed that the Patriots and their fans already disliked the Griffins for their murder of Broekwater's first ever draft selection, Jake Matthews. Now this new owner has stolen away someone from their team to coach the hated rival AND has moved the team into the Wasteland as well! The rivalry is intensified.

It appears that Mr. Cowhead has as little patience as he does lots of hatred for the Patriots. After just a few games and a terrible 4-0 loss to the Patriots, Coach Gruug was given a severance package and shown the door. He is replaced by former Remas Eagles Head Coach Arcayn. How can Arcayn fare here in the West? Only time will tell.





'Greasy' Neale's words of wisdom

"You see, in this world there's two kinds of players, my friend: those with piling on, and those who die."

"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall ogre grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head down against the astrogranite, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if you've paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Greasy Neale always says at a time like that: "Have you paid your dues, Al?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

"Remember...there is always a little halfling in the stands that wants to be just like you, don't disappoint him."
Trades&Rights

After taking over the team in Week 13 of season 3 Coach Arcayn put on his GM hat and went to work.
First he decided to try to acquire some 1st Round Picks in the upcoming draft to bring in an influx of Top Caliber Young Players.


TRADE #173: "Arcayn gives: 2nd (Croixfer) + 3rd (horekim) + 3rd (CaptainRhino) +comp4th (own)
Meanandugl gives: 1st (own) + 4th (Grunth)"

TRADE #181: "Arcayn gives: 4th (Croxifer), Reggie Mathis https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11754857
Badpublicity gives: 1st (bghandras), 3rd (Asteflix)
Voids: Standard (death, perms or retirement)"

After acquiring 2 extra first Round Picks Coach Arcayn changes his mind and strategy and decides that he needs to build the teams core around Quality Veteran Players both on Offense and Defense. He starts by going after a defensive Blitzer.

TRADE #183: "Badpublicity gives Andre Branch https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11502226
Arcayn gives: 3rd (Asteflix) future 4th
Voids: standard (permenant injury, death or retirement)"

After gaining Branch's services, Arcayn switches his focus to the offensive side of the ball and goes after his Old Season 1 Thrower and first ever draft pick AND someone for him to throw the ball to.

TRADE #188: "Trade #188
Asteflix gives: Derek Carr https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11813473 , 4th
Arcayn gives: Jordan Jefferson https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11754853 , 1st

Voids:
If Derek Carr doesnt skill up next match , deal stands as it is.
If Derek Carr skills up next match , and rolls anything BUT 11 or 12 , deal stands as it is.
If he rolls 11, deal voids.
If he rolls 12, the Griffins give the Brionne Buccs 1st on top.
Standard voids if Derek Carr suffers any permanent injury, dies or is retired"

TRADE #193: "Trade #193
Arcayn gives: Future 1st, Future 1st (Asteflix), John Doe (https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11754865)
Bigf gives:
Michael ""Snowflake"" Floyd (https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11574757), Future 3rd (horekim)
Voids: Trade cannot void
CONDITIONS: If both Astelix and Arcayn make playoffs then drop the future 3rd. If either Asteflix or Arcayn's pick is top 10 then the future third becomes a S5 2nd (Chimp2010). If both Asteflix or Arcayn's picks are top 10 then an additional future 2nd (Chimp2010) is added by Bigf"

And then he finishes up by adding a few roleplayers and/or developmental players and extra draft picks this coming draft after trading away all of his firsts to acquire the Dynamic Duo mentioned above.

TRADE #205: "Meanandugl gives: 2nd (Horekim), Jonathan Massaquoi https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11414390 , J.J. Wilcox https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11776733
Arcayn gives: Kent Hill https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11754856
Voids: Season has ended, no voids."

TRADE #206: "Arcayn gives: future 2nd (asteflix), future 3rd (horekim)
Bigf gives: 3rd, Ron Brooks https://fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=11424658
Voids: Season has ended"
Rivalries
KFC West:
vs Broekwater Patriots
- 0/2/2; Arcayn 0/0/0
vs Middenheim Classics- 2/2/0; Arcayn 1/0/0
vs Altdorf Thunderbolts- 3/1/0; Arcayn 1/0/0

As a Franchise the Griffins are 5/5/2 within the division in the 2 seasons since their inception. Since Arcayn took the reins in week 13 of Season 3 the Griffins are 2/0/0 within the KFC West.


The Arcayn Reign

Under the new ownership of Mr Foxx Cowhead, the front office seemed to have a short leash on the coach. The previous coach started out with a 0/2/2 record and was promptly let go in favor of the former Remas Eagles head coach. Arcayn has come to Fort Solace after a hiatus in which it is rumored that he traveled something called the "TT" circuit and improved his coaching ability. With this newfound skill, Arcayn finished Season 3 very strong. Griffins' brass have high hopes for season 4.

Season 3:
Week 13 vs. Irrana Avalanche (1210 TV): We had 890 TV going into this one. The game was decided on a prayer of a play with no Team rerolls on turn 16. On turn 15, newcomer Wilton Chamberlain, who had 2 Casualties in this debut, blitzed the ball carrier to knock the ball free but still in his tacklezone and along the sideline. On the next play, Avalanche catcher Dan Herron failed the pick-up and booted the ball out of play. The crowd then proceeded to throw the ball back into play between Irrana lineman Fletcher Cox and 'Fins thrower 'double G' Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert then calls out his own nickname "GG" (which we believe may have a secondary meaning) as he goes for the pickup within Cox's reach. After successfully picking up the ball(4+), he dodged away(3+), pushed how far he could normally go by one step(2+), And then throws a short pass(4+) after double clutching the ball(rolled a 1 but used pass to RR and succeed) to a double covered Coty Sensabaugh. The 'Fins catcher successfully caught the pass (5+), dodged away from the 2 defenders(3+) and strolled into the endzone as the final whistle sounded, winning 2-1.

Week 14 vs Middenheim Classics (1010 TV): For this game our TV dropped to 860 due to losing Young Blitzer Tobias James to a niggling injury retirement, And Thompson missing the game due to injury. Chamberlain was the star of this one. Not only did he claim 2 more casualties in this game, but his second kill in as many games. But it was his all-around play that sealed the deal for the Griffins in the first half of this match. Leading 1-0 it looked like the Classics might tie it up before the half, with their BC hiding behind a loose screen. Wilton dodged through screen blitzing the ball carrier, knocking him out of the game and catching the ball off of the bounce. The next play he dodged away from defenders and handed the ball off to teammate Sensabaugh, who ran down field and scored 2 plays later to take the 2-0 halftime lead in a game they'd go on to win 3-1.

Week 15 vs Altdorf Thunderbolts (1030 TV):

Players of Note
Players of Note




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Progression: Standard
#NamePositionMaStAgAvSkillsInjGCpTdItCsvpSpCostOp
1 Chris WattOgre15529Block, Bone-head, Mighty Blow, Loner, Juggernaut, Throw Team-Mate, Thick Skull, Guard, Stand Firm 15000532590k (90+0k) 
2 Jonathan MassaquoiLineman16337Block, Frenzy, Stand Firm 1100020460k (60+0k) 
3 Garrett 'GG' GilbertQB27338Pass, Sure Hands, Dump-Off, Nerves Of Steel, Leader 1110000190k (90+0k) 
4 Red KirkmanQB16338Pass, Sure Hands 32000020k (0+0k) 
5Robert CockrellLineman66338  10000000k (0+0k) 
6 Randald WilmerLineman46338  60000000k (0+0k) 
7 Fabras JohnsonLineman26338Block 8000031520k (20+0k) 
8 Micheric CunnynghamLineman56338  50000000k (0+0k) 
9 Mike DanielsLineman35338Wrestle, Side Step-ma, m1100000050k (0k) 
10 Ron BrooksCatcher19237Catch, Dodge, Tackle, Shadowing 1201010570k (70+0k) 
11 Tommy StreeterCatcher28247Catch, Dodge, Leap, Block 10120011280k (80+0k) 
12 Clyde DuncanCatcher48237Catch, Dodge, Block, Fend, Guard, Side Stepn, n, m1101000390k (0k) 
14 Allen IversonBlitzer27338Block 40100030k (0+0k) 
15 Wilton ChamberlainBlitzer37438Block, Mighty Blow, Tackle, Guard 150201825290k (90+0k) 
16 Joe DoeBlitzer47339Blockm12010121580k (0k) 
12 players (+3 players missing next game)  
Coach:Arcayn Re-Rolls (100k):3  
Race:Fort Solace Griffins Fan Factor:8  
Team Value:760k Assistant Coaches:0  
Treasury:8990000 Cheerleaders:0  
Tournament Weight:980k Apothecary:Yes  

Games Played:16 (6/2/8) |TD Diff:-4 (19 - 23) |Cas Diff:-18 (18/11/4 - 22/22/7)
Last Opponent: -Carroburg Crimson Cascade-