The day (or should we say night) had finally come, there was a palatable sense of blood in the air, for it was time for the two Vampire Teams to finally face-off. Knowing that they would be their best in the night, the weather wizards summoned clouds to cover the sun. Unfortunately that led to a deluge of rain as the game played in the wet weather throughout!
Lining up, the first hit of the game was a resounding success, Janine Dafoe quickly sending Leon off the pitch with an injury. It seemed the Companions were out for blood, as on the second hit Mascherano took one of the Mauraders Vampires into the pitch and even with his regeneration was unable to save him. (Seriously I don't think I ever passed a regen this entire season!)
There was a brief respite when Couyoh attempted to swing the ball back, knocking down the Companion holding the ball, then picking it up and tossing it to Hefenhofen. Unfortunately his gimp leg worked up and he was unable to avoid Wilhelm Chaney. Who quickly knocked him into the crowd, while the rest of the Companions slugged their way forward, swarming over the remaining Thralls.
Meanwhile, Lilith continued her reign of terror upon the poor Thralls of the Mauraders, more focused on drinking the blood of her own team than actually playing the game. This led to the Companions shortly getting a touchdown with only a few minutes remaining in the half. The Mauarders knew that if they could get a few players downfield, there was a chance to tie this game going into the half. Unfortunately with the rain, and the gimp leg of Hefenhofen it was not to be. The three players in scoring position were quickly nullified entranced in the Hypnotic Gaze of the Companions, or simply knocked down by Wilhelm.
However, the Mauraders weren't too worried, at this point they were only down 1-0 and they still had a whole half to play. Only time would tell how wrong they were. Flush with the success of their first half the Companions came out flying! Before the half had even begun they Blitz'd their way into the Mauraders half of the pitch, and Couyoh was quickly tossed into the crowd, leaving only the crazy Lilith and gimp Hefenhofen to try and carry the team.
Alas it was not to be, Lilith attempted to direct the thralls into a difficult play which would've resulted in two Companions off the pitch if it had worked. Unfortunately she had drained so much of the blood from these thralls during the half that they were more sluggish than normal and quickly stumbled into the ground. Meanwhile the Wilhelm had made his way to Hefenhofen and with a quick shove, pushed him into the crowd as well! (Seriously, I don't know how many times I had people pushed into the crowd this game! I really need to work on better placement!)
This led to a a pow-wow of Crimson Vampires now holding the ball near the end-zone. Lilith attempted to knock down the ball-carrier, unfortunately only pushing him deeper into the half and then surrounding herself among the three! She then tried to chat them all up about the glories of drinking the blood of thralls, and it almost worked. Convincing 2 of the 3 vampires to try the exquisite taste of their thralls. Unfortunately, the last one was able to shake off the effects, and walk in with a touchdown.
This led to the final quarter of the game, the Mauraders would need both luck and skill (mainly luck) to tie the game. It was possible, however it did require the Thralls to handle the ball, and unfortunately, the weather was not helping in that regard. Failing to pick up the rain-slicked ball for meant that it was now impossible for them to win. There was a brief moment of solace when the Gaston managed to take down the 'Old Master' on the last dodge of the game. Diving at his feet and bringing him down to stop a rout.
Alas it was not to be, and with the season over and the grudge-match settled, the Mauraders decided to take a small leave of absence. They will recuperate and visit with their steady fan-base. However claims have started to arise that the fanbase may not actually be under some kind of hypnosis. As how could there still be fans after with 0wins and 16 losses.
(I'm not saying they are the worst team ever in the existence of the league... but they literally the worst team in the league of teams that have played at least 1 game.)
|Posted Thu Jun 29 2017 20:58:05 (last edited Thu Jun 29 2017 21:27:02) by Mathias