Right, so after three BB-less months due to RL stuff taking priority, restart is looming. My Orcs are back in business in T2 of the OCC (and could be out of business at the end of the season as there is a bashfest coming their way) and I've decided to join the BC as this seems like a very nice place to play. I pondered different races for a long time, notably Vamps and Chaos, but in the end I just could not resist playing Elves again since I have a bash team in progress, and went for High Elves as Darkies seemed more represented. Pros were tempting but I just can't stomach the way they look, Woodies are just too expensive for my taste and my luck with injuries (don't like the look of them either, they barely change as they gain level and this is a disappointment for me). I played Helves in CTALE and then in CCXIII with good results, reaching Top 8 before Akirilus shoved me out of the way and my internet connection buried me for good measure. Hopefully the new lot will also be successful - it is my understanding that the T3 will be mostly made of rookie teams, which should help to get started. I went for the classic 2 Blitzers/1 Thrower/8 Linos + 3 RRs line-up; I've always used this one and I like it as it means you can lose a few Linos since you have a couple spare (you want 5 or 6 with the rest of the positionals), plus you can start getting SPPs on the Blitzers/Linos before the Catchers hog most of the TDs, and finally AV8 accross the board helps against early injuries. So, enter Immortal Edge. Yes, I am fairly aware that a team with 'Immortal' in its name will suffer a thousand cas/deaths as Nuffle's punishment for being presomptuous. But I liked the sound of it... The players will be named after legendary blades of the mythology and fantasy worlds. There's quite a lot of choice there, so my selection is purely down to personal preference: - Blitzers are Grayswandir and Werewindle, the twin magical swords from Zelazny's Princes in Amber, owned by Corwin and Brand respectively - Thrower #1 is Caudimordax from Tolkien's tales (love that name) - Linos are Hrunting and Naegling (Beowulf's swords), Honjo Masamune (most mythical Japanese blade), Kusanagi (another legendary Japanese sword), Excalibur (doh!), Anglachel, Orcrist and Glamdring (all from Tokien's Middle Earth). If I ever get 4 Catchers at once (that would be a first for me), they will be Stormbringer and Mournblade for the first pair (Elric by Moorcock), Moralltach (Great Fury) and Beagalltach (Little Fury) for the second pair (swords of the Irish mythology belonging to Aengus). Thrower #2 is undecided, could be Charon's Claw from Forgotten Realms or Vorpal Sword from Lewis Carroll's universe. Don't expect fluff as I don't feel I have the time or the talent to compete with what is on offer here (I would probably end up copying Remthar as I love his stuff). But I'll try for the best match reports I can write. Cj has promised us the divisions for today, to be continued once they're up.