Mar 15, 2012

HKIRBBTL: Skogen Mörke Dimmubowl 2012: Titans-Ravens 1-0

Off the south coast of the Sea of Claws lay an incongruous assembly of sea-going vessels: Norse longships and sleek Dark Elf galleys were drawn up on the shingle, and even a High Elf eagleship rode at anchor by the storm-swept shore. From the dark forests, beastmen and marauders had come forth to meet these seaborne arrivals and join them in the same deadly purpose: a Blood Bowl tournament.

After their victory in the opening game, the Ragnarock Ravens had spent the previous night drinking, ululating and boasting about their sexual prowess. In the grey light of morning, however, their next opponents had arrived: the High Elf Tor Achare Titans. It was time to set aside the mead and line up on the gridiron!

Word had been sent to Norsca of the Ravens' victory, and thousands of norsemen had hurried down south to cheer on their suddenly victorious team. Buoyed by their support, the Ravens got off to another tremendous start as their linemen knocked out two of their high elf counterparts, and blitzer Hans von Helvete charged down the right side of the pitch.

The Norse blitzer was caught off guard and badly hurt when Titans kicker Carecalmo smashed into him. Meanwhile, at center field, Norse werewolf Freki smashed Titans blitzer Finrod Angamaitë to the astrogranite.

Having secured the ball, the Ravens formed a tight box around thrower Thor Åkenskaldi, while the Titans drew back and set up to defend.

The Norse team found it difficult to make headway down the field against the Titans defence. During an abortive attempt to switch the attack to the sideline, Titans blitzer Teclis Turukáno sent Freki flying into the crowd!

Eventually the first half came to an end with the Ravens no closer to the Titans' end zone.

As the teams came together at the line of scrimmage, Teclis Turukáno sent Ravens lineman Stian Tomt Thoresen off the field with a smashed knee, giving the Titans a numerical advantage. The kickoff landed in the Titans' end zone, where lineman Ilmiril Telinturco initially had trouble getting his hands on it!

As the battle raged in midfield, Finrod Angamaitë blitzed through a gap in the Ravens' line and made his way toward the end zone. Ilmiril Telinturco finally got the ball under control and passed it to the Titans' newest member, catcher Faramir Neithan, who ran it to thrower Beleg Strongarm.

Two Ravens players caught up with Finrod Angamaitë, and blitzer Harald Hårdare did his best to put pressure on Beleg Strongarm...

...but Ilmiril Telinturco blitzed Hårdare away from Beleg Strongarm, and Finrod Angamaitë dodged away from the Ravens players into the end zone, where he caught a pass from Beleg Strongarm for a touchdown!

The Titans kicked off again, with plenty of time left in the half for the Ravens to attempt an equalizer.

Attacking with their usual gusto, the Ravens threatened to smash the Titans' line open.

The Titans fell back into their defensive formation while catcher Faramir Neithan circled around to menace the Ravens thrower, who was once again struggling with the ball.

The Ravens, however, were able to get the ball in hand and form up a cage.

Everything looked good for the Titans, if not for a potentially catastrophic mistake leaving their left side open to a well-timed blitz by Freki, who smashed Finrod Angamaitë over the sidelines and into the crowd! The way was open for the Ravens to attempt a dash into the Titans end zone for the equalizer.

The Titans quickly formed a last-ditch defensive line to stop the Ravens' onslaught.

At the last moment, the Titans linemen were able to send Thor Åkenskaldi crashing to the astrogranite, losing control of the ball just short of the line.

Even though it had been a very close decision, the Titans secured a win in their only game in the Skogen Mörke Dimmubowl. Head coach T. Rex was once again pleased with his team defense, which held the Ravens off the scoreboard for the entire first half. He also had a word for reporters who criticized the uneventful first half: "Fairs are for entertainment; the gridiron is for football."

Skogen Mörke Dimmubowl standings:

1. Tor Achare Titans (1-0-0) 3 pts, 1-0, 2-1, 0, 2, 0-0
2. Ragnarock Ravens (1-1-0) 3 pts, 2-1, 3-2, 0, 1, 2-1
3. 3rd Street Mütants (0-1-0) 0 pts, 0-2, 0-2, 0, 0, 1-2
4. Mephala's Murderers (0-0-0)



Fans: TIT 3,000, RAR 9,000
FAME: TIT +0, RAR +2
Starting weather: nice

Ravens win coin toss, elect to receive.

First half, Ravens receiving (changing weather -> nice)

RAR T1: RAR #90 blocks TIT #12, KO; RAR #91 blocks TIT #15, KO
RAR #5 picks up the ball
TIT T1: TIT #9 blitzes RAR #63, badly hurt
TIT #1 blocks RAR #55, attacker down, TURNOVER
TIT T3: TIT #14 blocks RAR #68, both down, TURNOVER
TIT T7: TIT #2 blitzes RAR #55 into the crowd (stunned)

Second half, Titans receiving (changing weather -> nice)

Titans KOs return, teams even strength.

TIT T1: TIT #2 blocks RAR #90, smashed knee (niggling injury)
TIT #10 fails to pick up the ball, TURNOVER
TIT T2: TIT #10 picks up the ball, passes to TIT #7, completion
TIT #7 hands off the ball to TIT #3
TIT T3: TIT #3 passes to TIT #1, completion, TOUCHDOWN

Ravens receiving (cheering fans, RAR +1 reroll)

RAR T3: RAR #5 picks up the ball, fumbles pass to RAR #12, TURNOVER
TIT T4: TIT #12 fails dodge roll, TURNOVER
RAR T4: RAR #68 blitzes TIT #16, badly hurt (apothecary used)
RAR #5 fails to pick up the ball, TURNOVER
TIT T5: TIT #14 fails dodge roll, TURNOVER
RAR T5: RAR #5 picks up the ball
RAR T7: RAR #55 blitzes TIT #1 into the crowd (stunned)
RAR T8: RAR #5 fails third dodge roll, TURNOVER

End of game.

Revenue: TIT 20,000 gp, RAR 30,000 gp

Fan factor: TIT +1, RAR -0

MVP: TIT #3, RAR #51

Improvement rolls: TIT #10 9 (new skill), RAR #51 7 (new skill)



Tor Achare Titans

#1 Finrod Angamaitë (blitzer) [touchdown]
#2 Teclis Turukáno (blitzer) [casualty]
#3 Beleg Strongarm (thrower) [completion, MVP]
#7 Faramir Neithan (catcher)
#9 Carecalmo (lineman) [casualty]
#10 Ilmiril Telinturco (lineman) [completion]
#12 Morelion Tethlis (lineman)
#13 Caryarel Mothril (lineman)
#14 Meryaren (lineman)
#15 Orodreth Ecthelion (lineman)
#16 Ulundil (lineman) [badly hurt]

Ragnarock Ravens

#5 Thor Åkenskaldi (thrower)
#12 Leifur Eriksson (catcher)
#51 Geri (werewolf) [MVP]
#55 Freki (werewolf)
#63 Hans von Helvete (blitzer) [badly hurt]
#68 Harald Hårdare (blitzer) [casualty]
#75 Kjetil Haraldsson Manheim (lineman)
#80 Reidar Horghagen (lineman)
#88 Tomas Haugen (lineman)
#90 Stian Tomt Thoresen (lineman) [niggling injury]
#91 Jan Axel Blomberg (lineman)
#96 Per Yngve Ohlin (lineman)


League table: [pts, goal differential, casualty differential, fatalities, completions, sacks]

Brutes (4-0-0) 12 pts, 10-0, 6-2, 1, 1, 2-2
Titans (2-2-0) 6 pts, 3-4, 7-2, 0, 10, 5-3
Warriors (1-0-0) 3 pts, 1-0, 0-2, 0, 0, 3-1
Buccaneers (1-2-0) 3 pts, 3-3, 2-5, 0, 6, 4-2
Ravens (1-2-0) 3 pts, 2-5, 3-4, 0, 1, 2-1
Mütants (1-2-0) 3 pts, 1-3, 2-3, 1, 0, 2-9
Murderers (0-2-0) 0 pts, 0-5, 0-5, 0, 5, 2-2


Individual statistics:


Finrod Angamaitë (Titans): 3
Grab da Bol (Brutes): 2
Grambad (Brutes): 2
Leifur Eriksson (Ravens): 2
Slib'ry Ands (Brutes): 2
Sorgask (Brutes): 2
Chouatec (Warriors): 1
Dexgor (Mütants): 1
Galfir (Buccaneers): 1
Galhag (Brutes): 1
Galoth (Brutes): 1
Mordak Blackheart (Buccaneers): 1
Tyrim (Buccaneers): 1


Teclis Turukáno (Titans): 4
Harald Hårdare (Ravens): 2
Braga da 'Ed Bash'a (Brutes): 1
Carecalmo (Titans): 1
Dark Elf journeyman (Buccaneers): 1
Finrod Angamaitë (Titans): 1
Galhag (Brutes): 1
Galoth (Brutes): 1
Gatgor (Mütants): 1
Geri (Ravens): 1
Gladroon (Titans journeyman): 1
Morgur (Brutes): 1
Nasty Narsil (Buccaneers): 1
Piergor (Mütants): 1
Sorgask (Brutes): 1
Urghuk (Brutes): 1


Galhag (Brutes): 1
Gatgor (Mütants): 1


Beleg Strongarm (Titans): 4
Carecalmo (Titans): 3
Avil Darksoul (Buccaneers): 2
Clarius Vile (Buccaneers): 2
Athlan Icecold (Buccaneers): 1
Giron Manas (Murderers): 1
Hans von Helvete (Ravens): 1
Ilmiril Telinturco (Titans): 1
Meryaren (Titans): 1
Mordak Blackheart (Buccaneers): 1
Nilos Talds (Murderers): 1
Savure Uvalor (Murderers): 1
Shishi Yanumibaal (Murderers): 1
Slib'ry Ands (Brutes): 1
Tussurradad (Murderers): 1
Ulundil (Titans): 1


Mordak Blackheart (Buccaneers): 2
Teclis Turukáno (Titans): 2
Tyrim (Buccaneers): 2
Azgrum (Brutes): 1
Beleg Strongarm (Titans): 1
Finrod Angamaitë (Titans): 1
Gar'tzi (Warriors): 1
Gatgor (Mütants): 1
Hans von Helvete (Ravens): 1
Maztzi (Warriors): 1
Orodreth Ecthelion (Titans): 1
Shaungor (Mütants): 1
Shishi Yanumibaal (Murderers): 1
Sorgask (Brutes): 1
Stian Tomt Thoresen (Ravens): 1
Tussurradad (Murderers): 1
Tzaruz the Rookie (Warriors): 1

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