Sunday, April 13, 2008

TEAM PROFILE: Gorechildren

Chaos teams are not noted for the subtlety or originality of their game play. A simple drive up the centre of the field, maiming and injuring as many opposing players as possible, is about the limit of their game plan. They rarely, if ever, worry about minor considerations like picking up the ball and scoring touchdowns - not while there are any players left alive in the opposing team, anyway!

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Team Profile
The Gorechildren have been one of the foremost Bloodbowl teams in Albion since the league began in 2495. Led by the ruthless Lord Borak they have terrorised their opponents, causing a bone crunching 33 casualties in their first three seasons. When the league was restructured in 2498 many of the Chaos team's best players, most notably Bloodaxe Swiftfoot, were lured away to play for the Chaos All Stars in the Old World League. It remains to be seen whether they can recreate their form of seasons past in the new O.A.P. league.

Through the use of foul and unnatural magicks, the Gorechildren 'persuade' Lord Borak to captain their team. He kills Zug in the first game of the season, then leads the team to victory in the league final, winning the championship.

The Gorechildren had a tough task to retain their title in the expanded league. However, they kept the casualties rolling into the apothecaries tent, and ground out play-off wins against the Blood River Rockers and the Hexgate Slammers to be declared champions once more. 'One-nil to the Gorechildren' became a favoured chant of their Chaotic fans.

The Gorechildren set out for a hat-trick of championships this season, as ever led by the vicious Lord Borak, while home-grown talent was represented by beastman Bloodaxe Swiftfoot. When the Gorechildren hired a wizard to aid their team it looked like they had the title in the bag, but the Gods of Chaos are nothing if not fickle, and the wizard seemed to cause more damage to his own team than to the opposition. The final was a repeat of the 2496 final, but this time the Slammers pulled off a narrow win, denying the Gorechildren a title they had begun to think was rightly theirs.

Could the Gorechildren regain their title? They set about it the right way winning their first four games and racking up the casualties. They ran into trouble in the shape of the Hells Teef Rippas though and were dumped out of the semi final by the Orcs. For the first season ever the Gorechildren did not make the final. Lord Borak is already planning for next season, though he is keeping his diabolic lips tightly shut.

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