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World Lacrosse Championships 36 - Everything Thread

Postby Sylestone » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:09 am

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Welcome to Sylestone for the 36th edition of the World Lacrosse Championships. There will be 28 sides this competition, which will be split into four groups of seven. A single round-robin will take place and the top four will progress to the Round of 16. All games will be played in Sylestone.

I will be using Kalactinator this tournament, and unlike the usual lacrosse scorinator, style modifiers will be in use. So with your roster, please post a style modifier alongside it, between +5 and -5.

Please put an RP Permissions Box at the bottom of your roster post.
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Pot One:
Sylestone (16 - Hosts)
Abanhfleft (1)
Vangaziland (2)
Sarzonia (2)

Pot Two:
Banija (4)
Baker Park (5)
Cassadaigua (5)
St Saratoga (7)

Pot Three:
HUElavia (8)
Natanians and Nosts (12)
Kohnhead (13)
Havynwilde (18)

Pot Four:
Qasden (19)
Kriegiersien (23)
Squidroidia (25)
Northwest Kalactin (30)

Pot Five:
Royal Kingdom of Quebec (30)
Qzvarkian Qaz (UR)
Mapletish (UR)
Juvencus (UR)

Pot Six:
Saint-Domingues (UR)
Space (UR)
Smosh games (UR)
Cascadia (UR)

Pot Seven:
Flexanewmega (UR)
Silvedania (UR)
Nyowani Kitara (UR)
Soldera (UR)

Unranked sides were put into pots in order they signed up.


Groups:

Group A:
Squidroidia (25)
Juvencus (UR)
Silvedania (UR)
Sylestone (16-Hosts)
Cassadaigua (5)
Havynwilde (18)
Saint Domingues (UR)

MD1: Juvencus v Saint-Domingues, Silvedania v Havynwilde, Sylestone v Cassadaigua, Squidroidia bye
MD2: Havynwilde v Sylestone, Saint-Domingues v Silvedania, Squidroidia v Juvencus, Cassadaigua bye
MD3: Silvedania v Squidroidia, Sylestone v Saint-Domingues, Cassadaigua v Havynwilde, Juvencus bye
MD4: Saint-Domingues v Cassadaigua, Squidroidia v Sylestone, Juvencus v Silvedania, Havynwilde bye
MD5: Sylestone v Juvencus, Cassadaigua v Squidroidia, Havynwilde v Saint-Domingues, Silvedania bye
MD6: Squidroidia v Havynwilde, Juvencus v Cassadaigua, Silvedania v Sylestone, Saint-Domingues bye
MD7: Cassadaigua v Silvedania, Havynwilde v Juvencus, Saint-Domingues v Squidroidia, Sylestone bye


Group B:
Soldera (UR)
Kohnhead (13)
Sarzonia (2)
Qasden (19)
Space (UR)
Qzvarkian Qaz (UR)
St Saratoga (7)

MD1: Kohnhead v St Saratoga, Sarzonia v Qzvarkian Qaz, Qasden v Space, Soldera bye
MD2: Qzvarkian Qaz v Qasden, St Saratoga v Sarzonia, Soldera v Kohnhead, Space bye
MD3: Sarzonia v Soldera, Qasden v St Saratoga, Space v Qzvarkian Qaz, Kohnhead bye
MD4: St Saratoga v Space, Soldera v Qasden, Kohnhead v Sarzonia, Qzvarkian Qaz bye
MD5: Qasden v Kohnhead, Space v Soldera, Qzvarkian Qaz v St Saratoga, Sarzonia bye
MD6: Soldera v Qzvarkian Qaz, Kohnhead v Space, Sarzonia v Qasden, St Saratoga bye
MD7: Space v Sarzonia, Qzvarkian Qaz v Kohnhead, St Saratoga v Soldera, Qasden bye


Group C:
HUElavia (8)
Banija (4)
Mapletish (UR)
Nyowani Kitara (UR)
Abanhfleft (1)
Northwest Kalactin (30)
Cascadia (UR)

MD1: Banija v Cascadia, Mapletish v Northwest Kalactin, Nyowani Kitara v Abanhfleft, HUElavia bye
MD2: Northwest Kalactin v Nyowani Kitara, Cascadia v Mapletish, HUElavia v Banija, Abanhfleft bye
MD3: Mapletish v HUElavia, Nyowani Kitara v Cascadia, Abanhfleft v Northwest Kalactin, Banija bye
MD4: Cascadia v Abanhfleft, HUElavia v Nyowani Kitara, Banija v Mapletish, Northwest Kalactin bye
MD5: Nyowani Kitara v Banija, Abanhfleft v HUElavia, Northwest Kalactin v Cascadia, Mapletish bye
MD6: HUElavia v Northwest Kalactin, Banija v Abanhfleft, Mapletish v Nyowani Kitara, Cascadia bye
MD7: Abanhfleft v Mapletish, Northwest Kalactin v Banija, Cascadia v HUElavia, Nyowani Kitara bye


Group D:
Baker Park (5)
Smosh games (UR)
Natanians and Nosts (12)
Kriegiersien (23)
Flexanewmega (UR)
Royal Kingdom of Quebec (31)
Vangaziland (2)

MD1: Smosh games v Vangaziland, Natanians and Nosts v Royal Kingdom of Quebec, Kriegiersien v Flexanewmega, Baker Park bye
MD2: Royal Kingdom of Quebec v Kriegiersien, Vangaziland v Natanians and Nosts, Baker Park v Smosh games, Flexanewmega bye
MD3: Natanians and Nosts v Baker Park, Kriegiersien v Vangaziland, Flexanewmega v Royal Kingdom of Quebec, Smosh games bye
MD4: Vangaziland v Flexanewmega, Baker Park v Kriegiersien, Smosh games v Natanians and Nosts, Royal Kingdom of Quebec bye
MD5: Kriegiersien v Smosh games, Flexanewmega v Baker Park, Royal Kingdom of Quebec v Vangaziland, Natanians and Nosts bye
MD6: Baker Park v Royal Kingdom of Quebec, Smosh games v Flexanewmega, Natanians and Nosts v Kriegiersien, Vangaziland bye
MD7: Flexanewmega v Natanians and Nosts, Royal Kingdom of Quebec v Smosh games, Vangaziland v Baker Park, Kriegiersien bye


If sides are equal on points, the tiebreakers will be as follows:
H2H Points
Goal Difference
Goals For
IC coin flip (OOC: RP Bonus)
OOC coin flip

Two points will be awarded for a win, following the usual method of points allocation.

Cutoffs will be at 8:30-9:30 pm UTC (7:30-8:30 am AEDT).

MD1 - 14 January
MD2 - 15 January
MD3 - 16 January
MD4 - 17 January
MD5 - 18 January
MD6 - 19 January
MD7 - 20 January
Round of 16 - 22 January
Quarter-Finals - 23 January
Semi-Finals - 24 January
Final/3PPO - 25 January

All times are in UTC, so the first cutoff will be 13 January between 8:30-9:30 pm. Due to real life reasons, there may be a change to the starting date an it could be pushed a day or two either side of the proposed starting time. I will inform everyone as soon as I know if this happens.

You may now begin posting your rosters and RPs. Good luck all!
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Postby Sylestone » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:09 am

Sylestone is a tropical island nation located in the region of Esportiva. It can be found on the very west of the map, west of Cyborg Holland and north of the SUS Islands. The nation is home to 25 million people and sentient objects who are sure to welcome your national side and supporters to the country. Being a wonderful tourist destination, there are many things to do in off days, including going to the world-class beaches, rainforests, reefs and of course the amazing resort of Felton Island. The nation also has a reasonably high level of technology that ought to make everyone feel comfortable, as well as an efficient transport system. The economy is unsurprisingly run by the tourism industry, although the dairy and agriculture industries are significant in size.

Sylestone is roughly 750,000km square and generally takes about twelve hours to travel by car from Dunkirk in the northwest to Kirkham in the southeast. However, it will only take two if travelling by aeroplane and ten if catching a train. A physical map of Sylestone will be found below and we hope you enjoy your stay in paradise.

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Dangers
Sylestone may be beautiful, but like many tropical countries, it is not without its dangers. The nation is full of snakes, spiders, jellyfish, big cats and many other deadly predators. Also watch the Mwimbi Bimbi fruit that will kill if touched, let alone swallowed. It looks like an ordinary plum but with thorns on the stem. Remember to watch out for elves in the Melville Rainforest surrounding Emacuton and Chamberley, they will kill anyone who seems to cause disunity. And whatever you do, do not offend the sentient objects of Kirkham...

Sentient Oval, Kirkham
Capacity: 29,275 Toilet Seats
Assigned Group: A (Matchdays 1-4)
About: Kirkham is situated on the southeast corner of the island of Sylestone and is home to some amazing beaches. However, it is mainly famous for being a city of Sentient Objects. Its 50,000 citizens are all, without exception, sentient in one way or another. However, travelling here brings you no worries, as the inhabitants are very welcoming to foreigners. The stadium itself is new and was only made when Sylestone entered the 72nd edition of the Baptism of Fire.

Chamberley Institute of Sport (Ground 2), Chamberley
Capacity:[.u] 25, 000
[u]Assigned Group:
B (Matchdays 1-4)
About: With the first ground being prepared for the World Cup Qualifier match between Sylestone and North Alezia on Matchday 1, the second ground is in use for the lacrosse games. It only seats 25,000 people, but it’s certainly of the same quality of the famous CIS Ground 1. Chamberley is surrounded by the Melville Rainforest, where there is an endless supply of beauty and some nice trails. Off the coast are reefs, some of which you can take a day trip to and of course the amazing Felton Island, where humans can meet the wonders of the tropics face-to-face. It is well worth a visit.

Avondale International Sports Stadium, Avondale
Capacity: 99,000
Assigned Group: C (Matchdays 1-4)
About: Located in the nation’s capital, the AISS is the third-most prestigious footballing stadium in Sylestone. However, people always cram into here every time a domestic match is played and recently 12,500 new seats were added to accommodate the need for the last Cup of Harmony. Avondale in itself is a nice city, with an amazing zoo and some pretty nice beaches. Being the capital, it is rich in history so the museums in the city centre may appeal, too. Maybe even the parliament house, which is more interesting than the “norm.” Enjoy your stay!

The Bay Reserve, Betham
Capacity: 59,000
Assigned Group: D (Matchdays 1-4)
About: Despite being Sylestone’s third-largest city after Chamberley and Avondale, the relatively small stadium that is Betham’s football stadium easily houses the local supporters due to Betham being not exactly sport-oriented. 10,000 new seats were added after the Cup of Harmony as many fans did not get in. The stadium has a beautiful view out over Betham Bay, where the water is a pristine turquoise blue. The city itself is located at the edge of a relatively sparse tropical rainforest and is situated on the Charon River that runs from the Cable Mountain Range. It is only a few hours’ drive from Kirkham if you would like to meet some sentient objects.

The Trees, Pesfield
Capacity: 62,000
Assigned Group: A (Matchdays 5-7)
About: In the treetop city of Pesfield, The Trees is a rare feature located on the ground. It has been upgraded since the IFC tournament to hold 17,000 more people to stop the inevitable overflowing of the stadium. Authorities are sure that overflowing will be presented, as the city is one of Sylestone’s most attractive. One million inhabitants all living in the treetops ought to be a sight to see.

Carson Stadium, Cleorough
Capacity: 80,000
Assigned Group: B (Matchdays 5-7)
About: Sylestone’s newest stadium is one that has never been used before, built as a replacement of the 30,000 seater that was the old Carson Stadium. Despite having hosted multiple football games, this will be the first time it’s ever seen lacrosse. Cleorough is home to Sylestone’s most beautiful reefs and beaches. It is a tourist attraction to all. Three and a half million human beings are citizens of the city and hotels will be easy to come by.

Sunlife Stadium, Halpenley
Capacity: 52,000
Assigned Group: C (Matchdays 5-7)
About: Located in the middle of the Sylestonean desert, Halpenley is extremely hot during the day and extremely cold in the night. There is almost no in-between and the fans and players will find a lot of discomfort out of this. Halpenley is located on a river and an oasis, which was the source of water in ages gone by. The city is home to 1.5 million inhabitants, living in the extremes. It will be tough for those playing there and remember your sunscreen!

Ground of Dunkirk, Dunkirk
Capacity: 43,000
Assigned Group: D (Matchdays 5-7)
About: Dunkirk, located halfway between Avondale and Chamberley, is on the edge of the Melville Rainforest but is home to the main platform of the agriculture industry. The surrounding grasslands are home to lots and lots of brown and black tiger snacks, which you must be wary of when exploring. The ground itself has been upgraded since, with 10,000 new seats added in recently. They will be essential for everyone to have a nice time in the arena.

Please note that this tournament takes place around Matchday 1 of the World Cup Qualifiers.
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:17 am

Northwest Kalactin national lax team

Coaches
Head coach: Tyrone Lawrence
Assistant coach: Boyd King
Trainer: Brian Walker

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Roster

Goalies

#1 Roy Moore, age 28*
#31 Kevin James, age 22
#99 Dennis Lopez, age 31
The goalie unit for the team is a very versatile one, being able to play anyone of them at any time in the game. Roy is a the main starter, as he has been since WLC 29. Kevin however, has been receiving increasing playing time from coach Tyrone, as he starts to exceed the skill of Roy. Dennis on the other hand, is a new, athletic goalie, who hails from a small town in eastern Kalactin.

Defense

#6 Gary Woodson, age 27* (Left D)
#2 Adam Alexander, age 21* (Center D)
#3 Jack Martin, age 35
#98 Joshua Long, age 17* (Right D)
#66 Randy white, age 24
#43 John Price, age 23
#9 Sean Collins, age 20
The defense is the youngest unit on the team. The core players in this area of the field are Gary Woodson, Adam Alexander and Joshua Long. Joshua is the youngest player on the team, at 17 years old. Gary is also the team vice-captain and has great Lacrosse IQ.


Midfield

#45 Ryan Rivera , age 26* (Left Mid)
#31 Jason Gonzalez, age 24* (Centre Mid)
#23 Scott Long, age 26* (Right Mid)
#97 Jack Russell, age 22* (Right Forward)
#28 Carl Roberts, age 21
#56 Todd grey, age 35
#23 Edward Johnson, age 29
The midfield, spearheaded by team captain Ryan Rivera, is the heart and soul of the team. Ryan and Jason are both top 3 players on the team who can get a goal whenever the team needs one. The competition for a starting midfield spot will likely take place between the 2 youngsters, Jack Russel and Carl Roberts.


Attack

#54 John Peterson, age 23* (Right Inner)
#47 Aaron Jones, age 31* (Centre)
#39 Aaron Campbell, age 36* (Left Inner)
#92 John miller, age 20
#13 Russell Nelson, age 40
#25 Martin Turner, age 22* (Left Forward)
The attack of the Kalactanian team is made up of some very athletic players. John Peterson is the best athlete on the team, running a 4.6 40 yard dash, the fastest on the team. Other good players in this group include Aaron Jones and Aaron Campbell. John Miller is and outsider for a spot in the lineup but has a chance.


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Postby Kriegiersien » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:12 am

The Kriegiersien Lacrosse Nationalteam



consists mainly out of Xvarts, locals from the recently conquered stolen lands, that have become very proficient in the sport. A team of Xvarts from that region was able to overcome the competition from the south and win the national championship, later forming the team 'Just some Dudes', dominating the national competition. On international club level the team 'Just some Dudes' didn't win anything in the IDLO.
Out of that team and some token orc and human players as "backup" a squad was formed to compete at the World Championship.
They already took part at the last WLC (35), losing in the first play-off round against Terre Septentrionale. The same team is given a second chance to do better.


For a nation where nudity is mandatory, clothes are always a nice surprise. Kriegiersien comes as always in their black Olympic rags.. jerseys.
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Coaches:
Chieftain Umbalumba
Harry Gummibear (new Vice-Coach)


Goalies
Barok Bridebreast
Lolen
Erlin



Defense
Warok Bonecrusher
Blu Smurf
Eiliroe
Daphikini
Ufemyn
Helhani


Midfield
Gale Astarion
Shadow Heart
Zilfiz
Dortix
Jorni
Wilzu


Forwards
Lael Zell
Wyll Dead
Sinros
Graston
Kelbis
Nestor



Medical:
Witch Doctor Doloroes


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A typical Xvart Lacrosse Player




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Team Mapletish for World Lacrosse Championships 36

Postby Mapletish » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:45 am

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TEAM MAPLETISH FOR WORLD LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 36
Nation Name: The Mapletia Unida of Mapletish
Demonym: Maplish/Mapletian
Team Nickname: The Dragons/The Minnows
The Supporters: The Fierykop

OFFICIAL KIT
HOME - AWAY - KEEPER
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HOME STADIUM:
Rosfield Stadium - 102,611
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The Buio'Dzz
Before every match, the team members (including the designated substitutes for the match) will perform a traditional ritual, called the Buio'Dzz on the pitch just before play begins. The Buio'Dzz performed by the Maplish sports teams are from the Mapli-ane, one of the largest aboriginal groups in Mapletish. The Buio'Dzz originated from the sun god, Inaka, a Mapli-ane creation. To celebrate the birth of his son Arone, Inaka broke into a dance while humming a poem to celebrate the occasion. This continued to be the foundation of all tribe dances done by the Maplish aboriginals. The Buio'Dzz is just one of the many tribe war dances from the aboriginals of Mapletish. It is meant to awe and to challenge their opponents in the sports context today. This is similar to the [RL] New Zealanders' haka before their matches. It is performed by a group of people, with intensity and vigour. Actions are performed rhythmically including foot-stamping, tongue protrusions, rhythmic body slapping, clapping of the hands, and an accompaniment of shouting in the aboriginal dialect, which may represent tribal poems passed down from the ancestors of the particular tribe, or a poem that marks the events of a particular tribe. This ceremonial dance ritual also fulfills social functions such as weddings, funerals and celebration of great achievements, occasions, other than the anticipation of war from its earlier intentions. This would be performed unless the hosts of the match in question object to the ritual.

Notes
The 36th World Lacrosse Championships will be the Dragons' sixth appearance in the multiverse lacrosse scene. Having debuted in the 14th WLC, the Dragons have so far won the championships once with a stellar performance in WLC 24 by overcoming familiar foes Ko-oren. This is the Dragons' best performance other than 2 quarter final appearances in the 16th and 25th WLC. The lacrosse scene in Mapletish picked up recently with the commencement of the professional Mapletish Lacrosse Championships consisting of the biggest twenty sports clubs in Mapletish, this pick up in the sport was following a lack of popularity and interest in the sport historically which consists mainly of university, semi-professional and amateur teams. However, following the dispute between the national sports organisations and the Mapletish Board of Sports Organisations, the professional lacrosse clubs were unwilling to release their players to participate in the WLC 36. Despite that, appointed head coach Johnathan Ford tried his utmost to make the best of all of the semi-professional and amateur players that he have in the selection pool to assemble the squad for the WLC.

BACKROOM STAFF
Head Coach: Jonathan Ford, 46
Jonathan Ford is a relatively unknown in the field lacrosse scene, having only played the game on the semi-professional level because of the lack of professional competition in the Maplish Lacrosse scene, Ford might not be the most experienced in the game but his passion and love for the game was what fueled his desire to lead Team Mapletish. He was particularly inspired by the WLC 24 winning squad led by Jonjo Delsvic which inspired him to take the lead in this WLC, narrowingly avoiding a coach-less team in the World Championships.

Assistant Coach: Toby Vega, 42
Not an experienced lacrosse player himself, Vega was an association footballer before he retired. Although the rules for both sports are somewhat similar, there are notable differences but the tactical versatility and variability that both field sports provide was what kept Vega into field lacrosse. Expect to see football tactics in the lacrosse game with such an influence like Vega in the coaching staff.

Starting X
#1 - Goalkeeper - Sherman Butler - Age 24
#2 - Defender - Stephen Stanley - Age 22
#3 - Defender -Jessie Briggs - Age 23
#4 - Defender -Kirk Webb - Age 25
#5 - Midfielder - Lyle Chambers - Age 27 - Captain
#6 - Midfielder - Tommy Reid - Age 26 - Vice-Captain
#7 - Midfielder - Arturo Maxwell - Age 25
#8 - Attacker - Gerardo Mason - Age 24
#9 - Attacker - Miguel Garrett - Age 23
#10 - Attacker - Howard Chavez - Age 24

Bench
#11 - Goalkeeper - Ross Wallace - Age 23
#12 - Defender -Horace Tran - Age 23
#13 - Midfielder - Elmer Mitchell - Age 22
#14 - Attacker - Frederick Patrick - Age 21
#15 - Utility - Casey Banks - Age 22

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Postby Banija » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:23 pm

Official Banijan National Lacrosse Team roster for the 36th World Lacrosse Championships

Head Coach: Allen Budaye. 58 years old. Former Assistant Coach at Bunyoro RSC. Second cycle coaching the national team.
Demonym: Banijan
Trigamme: BNJ
Governing Body: Olympic Committee of Banija(governing body for all professional sports in Banija besides soccer and ice hockey).

Winner of the 1st Champions Challenge Cup
Winner of the Moravica Lacrosse Invitational
2nd place finish at the 21st World Lacrosse Championships(International Debut)
2nd place finish at the 34th World Lacrosse Championships
2nd place finish at the 2nd AO Lacrosse Classic
3rd place finish at the 22nd World Lacrosse Championships
3rd place finish at the 25th World Lacrosse Championships
3rd place finish at the 31st World Lacrosse Championships
Host of the 28th World Lacrosse Championships
Co-Host of the 29th World Lacrosse Championships
Total WLC record: 77-36
Total Overall Record: 98-46
World Ranking: #4

Home jerseys: Orange
Away: White
Alternate: Green
Alternate #2: Black

Starters are underlined
Players who are receiving their first national team callups this cycle are italicized.
BLL is the Banijan Lacrosse League. All players are male unless otherwise specified.
Goalies
Malick Guissé. #34, Age 27. Plays for Bunyoro RSC in the BLL. Came off the bench in WLC 35.
Amadou Gassama. #35, age 21. Plays for the Herzegovina City Kings in the BLL.
Ensa Kujabi. #39, age 20. Plays for Northern Moravica University.

Defenders
*Same exact defensive depth chart from WLC 35.
FIlijie Sarr. Left Side. #5, age 27. Plays for the Vidizi Bulls in the BLL. Starter in WLC 34 & 35.
Karaobo Ogoo. Center. #2, age 26. Plays for the Iziarad Wildcats in the BLL. Starter in WLC 35.
Yakuba Coote. #13, age 28. Right Side. Plays for the Istria Thunder in the BLL. Starter in WLC 34 & 35.
Duta Coulibaly. #7, age 28. Plays for Bunyoro RSC in the BLL.
Ebou Kolley. #4, age 26. Plays for Bunyoro RSC in the BLL.
Samba Ngom. #19, age 29. Plays for the Busukuma Flyers in the BLL.
Kekoto Jawara. #99, age 23. Play for the Hamilton Jackals in the BLL.

Midfield
Sherif Mboob. #24, age 31. Left Side. Plays for the Jinja City Weasels in the BLL. WLC 35 starter.
Karafa Jarju. #50, age 24. Plays for Bunyoro RSC in the BLL.
Arsa Bobbicevic III. #1, age 29. Right Side. WLC 36 starter. Plays for the Kitara Athletic Association in the BLL. Grandson of Arsa Bobbicevic, a starting attacker on the WLC 21 and WLC 22 teams. Captain.
Bai Bah. #27, age 22. Plays for Umbazi Metropolitan Sporting Club in the BLL.
Sirif Kama. #6, age 24. Plays for the West Istria White Wings in the BLL.
Abu Coote. #21, age 27. Plays for the Busukuma Flyers in the BLL.
Malick Baldeg. #50, age 30. Plays for Vidizi Bulls in the BLL.

Attack
Alanso Niang. #11, age 31. Left Side. Plays for the Hoima Gators in the BLL. WLC 34 & 35starter.
Alanso Biri. #20, age 27. Plays for the Iziarad Wildcats in the BLL.
Mariama Jallow. #9, age 30. Right Side. Plays for the Herzegovina City Kings in the BLL. (Female) WLC 34 & 35 starter.
Sara Jawara. #15, age 23. Plays for the Istria Thunder in the BLL. (Female)
Kadi Uster. #8, age 24. Plays for the Vidizi Bulls in the BLL. (Female)
Daba Sesay. #23, age 19. Plays for the University of Loyola-Istria. (Female)
Kebba Thiaw. #16, age 25. Plays for the Luguyula Patriots in the BLL.


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Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes(please specify injury and its length- no deaths please!)
Godmod Injuries to my players: Yes(please specify injury and its length- no deaths please!)
Suspend my players: Yes
Godmod suspension events: Yes
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After the failures of the 28th and 29th World Lacrosse Championships, and especially the 29th edition where Banija got eliminated in the group stages of the WLCs for the first time ever, everything was torn down. The Olympic Committee of Banija seized control, and voted the sport's independent governing body(a rarity in Banija) out of existence. Various reforms were introduced. Chief among them- rid themselves of those who failed. The entire coaching staff was purged, and with it, not a single player who was on the WLC 28 or 29 roster was invited back to form the WLC 30 roster. Those high up in Banija called the WLC 29 group stage elimination, on home soil, of a nation that considered themselves an international lacrosse powerhouse an 'absolute embarassment to the country' and vowed for deep reforms to ensure that this did not ever happen again.

This, of course, happened before the 30th WLCs, in Cassadaigua. The Banijans were able to escape the group stage, once again, but fell to an ancient power in this sport- Sarzonia, by a score of 10-9, in the Round of 16. It was followed by a disappointing entry at the Champions Challengers Cup, where they fell to both Baker Park and Sarzonia in West Guiana, to finish 0-2. In the 31st WLCs, the Banijans finally overcame recent struggles by geting back to where they felt they belonged, the semifinals, though they fell at that stage in Baker Park. While they regressed at WLC 32, only going .500 in the group stage and getting knocked out in the Round of 16 by the tournament's top seed, they've restructured the squad. While they kept the defense and goalies, they made big changes up top, replacing all 7 midfielders on the roster, as well as changing out a number of attacking players. The WLC 33 cycle began strongly, with the team winning the Moravica Lacrosse Invitational en route to going 6-0 in group play. However, they were downed by Sarzonia in the quarterfinals, once again giving the Banijans an early exit from lacrosse's premier tournament.

WLC 34 was the most success this team has had in quite a while. While the team only got 2nd place in their group, their 4-2 finish put them into the knockout stages. They hit their stride in the knockout stages, beating a trio of lacrosse giants- West Phoenicia, then Sarzonia, and then the Commonwealth of Baker Park, en route to their first final since WLC 21. While they were favored in the Final, HUElavia was one better, downing the Banijans by a score of 14-9, as they came out of nowhere, in their first ever WLCs, and found themselves crowned champions of the world. The Banijans look to search for a third trip to the WLC Final, and one that can go better than the first two .

Group 3 Schedule
Matchday 1: Banija (4) v Cascadia (UR) @ Avondale International Sports Stadium(cap. 99,000) in Avondale, Sylestone
Matchday 2: HUElavia (8) v Banija (4) @ Avondale International Sports Stadium(cap. 99,000) in Avondale, Sylestone
Matchday 3: BYE
Matchday 4: Banija (4) v Mapletish (UR) @ Avondale International Sports Stadium(cap. 99,000) in Avondale, Sylestone
Matchday 5: Nyowani Kitara (UR) v Banija (4) @ Sunlife Stadium(cap. 52,000) in Halpenley, Sylestone
Matchday 6: Banija (4) v Abanhfleft (1) @ Sunlife Stadium(cap. 52,000) in Halpenley, Sylestone
Matchday 7: Northwest Kalactin (30) v Banija (4) @ Sunlife Stadium(cap. 52,000) in Halpenley, Sylestone
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WLC 36- "One hell of a group draw" as intriguing matchups are abound at the World Lacrosse Championships

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BUSUKUMA, NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION- The World Lacrosse Championships are upcoming, and the fourth ranked Banijans have been drawn into a brutally tough WLC group. It's four groups of seven rather than seven groups of four. Still six games, but with all games being played in Sylestone during the single round robin, it makes it far more entertaining. More variety of opponents. And Banija is a perfect example of that. As the #4 nation in the multiverse, but not the host, we were bumped from Pot 1 to Pot 2, and that has given us a massively fascinating group.

Matchday 1 will probably be the simplest tie of this entire tournament, against an unranked Cascadia squad. With all due respect, it is not a nation that the Banijans fear. Of course, the Banijans have the utmost respect for them- but it is a potential trap game, even if we are heavy favorites on Matchday 1. The Banijans open as 6.5 goal favorites, but Matchday 1 is far from the most interesting aspect of this group. There are a number of nations whom Banija have history with in this sport, that will make the match buildups that much more fascinating.

Let's skip to Matchday 2. Banija's lacrosse fans remember the WLC 34 Final. We had made our first final since WLC 21 in this tournament, and we would be playing HUElavia, a team on a miracle run who was in their first ever World Lacrosse Championships. They had even beaten one of our two primary rivals in this sport, Abanhfleft, while we had beaten the other, Sarzonia. Because they beat us in a final so recently, it is going to be interesting when these two teams meet. Big matches when we meet with HUElavia. They beat us in the WLC 34 Final. In WLC 35, in the final game of the Casaran stage, it was essentially win or go home for both teams. We downed HUElavia by a score of 15-9, and it would be them that would go home, while we would advance to the knockout stages, eventually losing in the Quarterfinals to Vangaziland. So that will be an interesting matchup.

Then, let's skip ahead to Matchday 6. Abanhfleft. Our oldest rival in this sport. Are Banija's biggest rivalries one sided in every sport? Who knows? But there's nobody that knows a bogey team better than a Banijan. Anyways, we have plenty of history against Abanhfleft, and nearly all of it is diastrous. We have been a top 5 team in this sport for so many years, and so many of our best runs were ended by Abanhfleft, in non-competitive games even. We played the multiverse's top ranked team in the WLC 35 Casaran stage- and we got it handed to us, as they pounded us by a score of 18-2. It seems as if there's some sort of mental block whenever we play them- they always seem to have a pronounced advantage against us.

Of course, there are other storylines as well. Nyowani Kitara is a very intriguing matchup politically(more on that later). Northwest Kalactin is a fellow AO member, and therefore, that will be closely followed as well. Banija actually plays host to that nation's former government, so we'll see if there's any added intrigue because of that. And, of course, Mapletish is not any unranked team- they're a former champion, having won WLC 24. Besides maybe the opener, there are no give me games in this group stage. Banija is going to have its work cut out for them, even if we only have to finish Top 4 out of 7.

But if we can indeed get past a group this tough, that is in our favor. Why? That kind of tough play will prepare us mentally for the knockout stages. Embrace the group of death- our success in it may catapult us towards bigger prizes down the line.
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Postby HUElavia » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:49 pm

HUElavia National Lacrosse Team


Coach: Rodrigo Navia (M) (52 Years Old)
Assistant Coach: Isabella Ferreira (F) (49 Years Old)
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Goalkeepers:
#1: Patricia Rocha-Figo (32 Years Old) (1.78 m)
#13: Sebastian Mariano (21 Years Old) (1.80 m)

Defenders:
#2: Eduardo Tenorio (24 Years Old) (1.83 m)
#3: Yi Wen (19 Years Old) (1.69 m)
#4: Sara Lehman (21 Years Old) (1.72 m)
#5: Unay Mayhuasca Chaupin (22 Years Old) (1.65 m)
#15: Kazuki Yokoyama (24 Years Old) (1.75 m)
#18: Ivanildo Bosco do Amaral (18 Years Old) (1.75 m)

Midfielders:
#6: Elena Rodriguez (30 Years Old) (1.60 m)
#8: Xerman Agron (22 Years Old) (1.78 m)
#10: Federico Buonanotte (31 Years Old) (1.75 m)
#12: Emily Ching-Lacanilao (18 Years Old) (1.58 m)
#14: Rigoberto Ferreira (20 Years Old) (1.76 m)
#16: Natsuki Yamada (30 Years Old) (1.63 m)

Attackers:
#7: Mamak Pinchi Sulca (21 Years Old) (1.78 m)
#9: Paula Sissoko-Nunes (30 Years Old) (1.64 m)
#11: Roberta Meireles de Lima (23 Years Old) (1.68 m)
#17: Mateo Artigas (20 Years Old) (1.76 m)
#19: Nadia Aleksandrovna (19 Years Old) (1.67 m)
#20: Emmanuel Bilatan-Manlangit (18 Years Old) (1.72 m)

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Rocha-Figo, Tenorio, Wen, Lehmann, Rodriguez, Agron, Buonanotte, Sulca, Sissoko-Nunes, Meireles de Lima


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Official Nyowani Kitara National Lacrosse Team roster for the 36th World Lacrosse Championships

Head Coach: Laurin Schaufelberger. 39 years old. Ethnic Osterlander.
Demonym: New Kitaran for the nationality- Kitaran for the ethnic group.
Trigamme: NKT
Governing Body: Kitara People's Lacrosse Association.

Nyowani Kitara is a nation that is a multi-ethnic and largely bi-racial communist nation, ruled in a one party state. There are two major ethnic groups- the Kitara(approximately 57% of the population), who are black skinned people who originate as part of the Kitara tribe, in Banija, and mass migrated to Nyowani Kitara in the 1840s. They conquered the land that was dominated by a variety of white native tribes. Osterlanders(approximately 30% of the population) are the biggest native white ethnic group, with Nordlanders(6%) and Zealanders(1%) behind them. The remaining 6% are largely white immigrants and their descendants from neighboring countries (particularly Graentfjall, Tikariot, and San Ortelio).

Nyowani Kitara is known for its short, yet harsh, winters. This is a small and poorer country, and therefore outdoor sports are rather popular in this corner of Rushmore. Ethnic group for each player is listed. While sports in Nyowani Kitara are integrated on gender, this team specifically is all males.

Home jerseys: Red
Away: White
Alternate: Black

Starters are underlined
Goalies
Ottar Aamland. #44, Age 23. Osterlander.
Nikolai Andal. #53, age 31. Zealander.
Madou Uzochi. #93, age 24. Kitara.

Defenders
Chidubem Chidea. Left Side. #5, age 29. Kitara.
Ijeawele Azubuike. Center. #2, age 29. Kitara. Captain.
Orjy Ekenedilichukwu. #13, age 20. Right Side. Kitara.
Obasi Ikem. #7, age 19. Kitara.
Obike Chinaza. #4, age 22. Kitara.
Jajah Obyke. #19, age 21. Kitara.
Uchechea Obasee. #99, age 26. Kitara.

Midfield
Joachim Ose. #24, age 19. Left Side. Osterlander.
Okpara Ngozi. #50, age 20. Kitara.
Chimaijem Okafo. #1, age 19. Right Side. Kitara.
Ola Aarhus. #27, age 27. Osterlander.
Gunnar Poulsen. #6, age 31. Osterlander.
Amadi Zebenjo. #21, age 29. Kitara.
Obasea Enyinnaya. #50, age 34. Kitara.

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Uchi Ebele. #11, age 21. Left Side. Kitara.
Ziko Uchee. #20, age 31. Kitara.
Koofrey Okparro. #9, age 20. Right Side. Kitara.
Ketil Solverson. #15, age 32. Osterlander.
Gard Berthelsen. #8, age 29. Nordlander.
Viktor Trygstad. #23, age 24. Osterlander.
Jacob Aagaard. #16, age 28. Osterlander.

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Group 3 Schedule
Matchday 1: Nyowani Kitara (UR) v Abanhfleft (1)
Matchday 2: Northwest Kalactin (30) v Nyowani Kitara (UR)
Matchday 3: Nyowani Kitara (UR) v Cascadia (UR)
Matchday 4: HUElavia (8) v Nyowani Kitara (UR)
Matchday 5: Nyowani Kitara (UR) v Banija (4)
Matchday 6: Mapletish (UR) v Nyowani Kitara (UR)
Matchday 7: BYE
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Preview of the Group - Sporting News Kalactin
Hello, we are back for another World Lacrosse Championship everyone! This is the Sporting News Kalactin Magazine, and we are prepared for the 36th World Lacrosse Championships, which will be hosted in the nation of Sylestone. Let’s check out the group that the Kalactanians will be taking part in this year.

Favorite - Abanhfleft
This team is by far the strongest in the group, we believe. Did you watch them last cycle as they plowed through a tough Casaran schedule on their way to a title? Did you watch them play stellar defense on a Vangaziland team in the final of last edition? All of these games that this Abanhfleft team played, just showed their stellar play against tough competition. They don’t have the easiest schedule by any means, although their play in the past WLC, along with their rumored strong roster returning this edition makes them a force to be reckoned with.

Not Far Behind - Banija
This was probably the toughest possible team that we could get from Pot 2. Banija has shown many times over the recent cycles that they are one of the strongest forces of multiverse lacrosse. In WLC 34, a second place finish almost got them back to the level that they got to on their very first edition, which was very unprecedented considering the circumstances at the time. Allen Budaye will return for his second edition with the national team, and it will be fun to see what he is able to do after a relatively disappointing quarterfinal loss in WLC 35 when Vangaziland sent them home early.

Dark Horse - HUElavia
This is a team that has a okay chance at performing well this edition, and has a huge ceiling if they are able to do it at a high level. HUElavia was the champion of the 34th WLC, and after coming off a championship, last edition they failed to have a high placing as they only could muster with a playoff loss at the end of the Tournament. HUElavia is once again, one of the toughest teams in this entire tournament, although they may not even be one of the top 3 teams in the group. However, if these guys can perform well, there is nowhere they can’t win at.

Us! - Northwest Kalactin
And here we are! The hosts of WLC 35, and a team that has been very disappointing throughout the last few editions. Despite coming in with high hopes after the international hiatus, Northwest Kalactin could only manage to scrape together a win during the disappointing campaign. Another rough WLC for the team would come last edition, as we once again, could only grab 1 win out of a possible 5. Since our great debut in WLC 28, we have not been able to do much in the world of lacrosse. However, with an improved, and young squad, that can certainly change soon.

Former Champs - Mapletish
Mapletish, despite being unranked may have been one of the top teams if they were in any other group. Alas, they are in Group 3, which is by far the toughest group out of any of them right now. Mapletish, even though they come in unranked, are former champions, as they beat the Ko-oren team to win the 24th World Lacrosse Championships. It will be tough for them to win in this group, however if they pull off some big upsets, and make sure that they win all their games against the smaller teams, there is a good chance that this team can go all the way to the playoffs.

Newbies - Cascadia
Cascadia is a relatively unknown nation in the world of lacrosse, and they come in with little expectation in this tournament. We just don’t think that they can win in an extremely tough group like this, especially when they play in a group that is one of the best, possibly in WLC history. Cascadia’s team will be one that can be expected to be beat on by the strong opponents of the group. Even though they won’t so well, nothing says that they can’t pull some upsets against the big boys.

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Postby Mapletish » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:30 pm

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Hi everyone, this is Timothy Jozua once again for another edition of The Sour Kind. The talk today is on a sport that the Maplish are surprisingly good at, field lacrosse. Wait what? Field lacrosse? Why haven't I heard of it before? Yes, field lacrosse is actually a thing and in fact we have a professional lacrosse league to boot about, the Mapletish Lacrosse Championships which consists of sports clubs from the Mapletish Board of Sports Organisations (MBSO), the home of the biggest sports clubs in the country. MBSO is the buzz word these days and even for a rather fringe sport like lacrosse, the remnants of national sports organisations and club sports rivalry continues. I made a trip down to the airport to see the lacrosse team off to Sylestone recently and I got a good look at the team.

Team Mapletish for WLC 36 is led by head coach Jonathan Ford, an unknown in the national lacrosse scene and his only experience stems from the semi-professional league he played in, for which I have not found a record of, maybe an imposter? Highly suspicious. Calling an emergency meeting to vote him out next. As compared to previous squads, the team heading towards Sylestone is not the strongest it could have been. Staffed with mostly, in fact all semi-professional and amateur players, we are not expecting much from that, at least for this World Championships.

But, despite that, here are three reasons why, Team Mapletish for the 36th WLC still holds some glimmer of hope.

First. The team is relatively fitter than the other teams that have gone to the WLC representing Mapletish, be it professional or non-professional players. Running hard has been a feature in the game of lacrosse but for the Dragons, running exceptionally hard is the most common feature amongst all of the players. A recent 1km running time trial saw all 15 players in the roster, breaking the 3 min 40 seconds barrier, making them the fastest batch of players over the 1km distance, extrapolate that, you will have a bunch of sub 20 minute 5km runners, a good gauge of speed-endurance. Pretty impressive, considering the semi-professional/amateur status of the team.

Not only has running speeds been trending a little higher than average, there is also an extra emphasis on strength training amongst the players to work on being able to counter body checks from their opponents. Although they might not be the strongest team that is representing the country (that credit goes to the strength athletes), these bunch of lacrosse players are generally more aggressive in terms of psychical contact as compared to the professional players. However, this increased emphasis on physicality covers up for the lacking stick work and on the ball flair which is something that the semi-pros aren't as comfortable or as competent in as compared to their professional counterparts. Considering the time input by both set of players.

Second. The team runs on determination. When you have one person who is determined to complete his task, he brings the whole team together with him, but when the whole team is determined, the whole team drives forward together, no one pulling or holding onto the other. This mental attribute is what head coach Ford watches out for, the "hustle", like how he describes it, the innate desire to want to do it, the aurora, the vibe that that guy gives off when he is playing and going on to win the ball or to body check or to stick check the guy out of play. When the sport's governing body is just plain rotten like the rest of the national sports oganisations, what better way to counter that than to find people who are willing to go beyond and who are volunteering to play for the love of the game. Ford might be bestowed the label as the scapegoat like his association football counterpart, Bernhard Floris, but these two men are left with no choice but to take on the role as coaches still left in their capacity and are optimistic for change. What better way than to lead that change from the ground? From the sport itself.

Third. Team Mapletish is a tradition and it has in it a strong culture. The pride of representing the nation still stands out for the players. Despite the boycott by the club teams in protest against the national sports organisations and the auto-rejection of national team call ups, the club players yearn for an opportunity to represent the flag, the Maplish flag. But, that selfish desire was not what they are willing to give in their club loyalties and their desire to right the rotten practices of the national sports organisations or those of the sports governing bodies. Tell me, you don't feel tingingly dancing and chanting the Buio'Dzz with the players on the field or on the court? That is cultural and national pride right there and then.

After looking at why we aren't that hopeless after all, we look at the grand scheme of things. We are in one of the toughest groups in the World Championships. Drawn in Group 3, we are faced up with Banija, HUElavia, Nyowani Kitara, Abanhleft, Northwest Kalactin and Cascadia. Yes, Abanhfleft, the number one target. We cut off their 3 in a row WLC wins from WLC 22 and 23 remember? By taking it in WLC 24 before they managed to retain it in WLC 25. From then, they have never come close to winning the World Championships, back to back. But, they are the defending champions now, having won it in WLC 35.

Next on the list, Banija, this familiar foe came into prominence in WLC 21, losing to Cosumar who were gunning for their 2nd title. They would continue to finish third in WLC 22 and WLC 25, host 2 more WLCs themselves in WLC 28 and WLC 29, before finishing third in WLC 31 and finishing second in WLC 34, and this final match up was up against HUElavia, another team we will be up against in this group. HUElavia won the WLC 34 and although they weren't podium finishers in WLC 35, they are a strong side. So we are expected to drop points against Abanhleft, Banija and HUElavia. What is next? Northwest Kalactin? Although we have neither a history nor sufficient experience against them, they are another prominent force not to be reckoned with, I guess? Having hosted the previous edition of the WLC, they must love this sport a lot. I mean, so much that they are willing to put facilities on it. Fun fact, they are also the AO Lacrosse Invitational 2 Champions. Oh well, I guess we will drop points here too.

That gives us 4 expected losses, are there anyone else, we at least have a slight chance of overcoming? Yes, Nyowani Kitara and Cascadia, both relatively unheard of, at least in the lacrosse scene. However, they are not to be underestimated. Being the underdogs without expectations could be an advantage especially since there isn't any pressure to perform, but expect our semi-professional team to snatch the points against these two teams. To probably conclude, this is a tough group. No easy days here and Lyle Chambers probably has to rally his team together, that skipper probably hasn't played outside of Mapletish and he seemed to be a little unsure of his stick skills sometimes. Yes, I went to watch his games but despite passable stick skills and a less than confident demeanour, he is charismatic and works well with Tommy Reid, the vice-captain, who is at least more competent with his technical skills. Although we have a 4/7 chance of getting out of Group 3 alive, we can safely bid for the 4/7 chance to us not being able to get out of Group 3.

Till then, we will catch you all again!

Group Schedule
MD1: Mapletish v Northwest Kalactin
MD2: Cascadia v Mapletish
MD3: Mapletish v HUElavia
MD4: Banija v Mapletish
MD5: Mapletish bye
MD6: Mapletish v Nyowani Kitara
MD7: Abanhfleft v Mapletish
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Postby HUElavia » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 am

HUElavia returns to WLC with a Rejuvenated Squad!


Once again, HUElavia is participating in the World Lacrosse Championship, looking to make up for the tough elimination 4 years ago in WLC 35. Especially more so that the team is only 8 years removed from their cinderella run in WLC 34 that brought the title to HUElavia. This time around, the team is still ranked #8 in the Multiverse Rankings, but was put in Pot 3 after the teams were put into 4 groups of 7 teams.

Thus, the team is a solid favorite to make the Round-of-16. Notably as well, some pundits view HUElavia as a "Dark Horse" for the tournament, where a deep run is in the cards for the team. On the official roster for the competition, there are some returning players from that championship team. They are as follows: Rocha-Figo, Rodriguez, Buonanotte, Yamada, and Sissoko-Nunes. Other than that, it's mainly filled with college-aged players once again, among the very best in HUElavian Universities.

HUElavia (8) was place in Group 3 as the #1 seeded team, thus they will not play the opening match for the group. Their opponents are as follows: Banija (4), Mapletish (UR), Nyowani Kitara (UR), Abanhfleft (1), Northwest Kalactin (30), and Cascadia (UR). It will be a pretty challenging group, but the team is training and studying hard to be able to play on their A-Game starting on Matchday 2.

The HUElavian Lacrosse Association (HLA) is expecting the team to make at least the Quarter-Finals of the competition, but the team is striving to win upsets throughout the tournament. Regardless of what happens, the fans will be coming in a sizable amount looking to cheer on the former champions in another edition.

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Nyowani Kitara
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Founded: Aug 31, 2020
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Nyowani Kitara » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:10 am

Maharaja= Emperor


Part 1

Setting- Banijan Civil War, early 1841, on the outskirts of Busembe, Kitara Region, Banija


Chief Musa Obi of the Kitara Tribe was standing outside, surveying scenes of the most recent battle in this civil war. It had been a brutal and vicious six years, with Banija's various ethnic groups violently fighting one another, with the largest, the Kasanke, winning most of the battles. The Kasanke, of course, controlled the country, so the Kitara were fighting the full weight of the Banijan government. But this battle had gone better than most. The Kitara had actually repelled the Kasanke back across the Kitara border, back into Busukuma, the national capitol.

Just as he was walking around, talking to his Generals about what had happened, one of the junior officers ran up to him. "Chief Obi." The Junior officer said. The Chief nodded, and motioned for his officer to continue speaking. "Chief, you won't believe this- look at who we have captured." And behind him, he dragged forward a man whose face could clearly be seen.

"Holy shit." Chief Obi responded. "Is that... Maharaja Sebowa?" And it was true. The Maharaja's face was very recognizable. The two men knew each other well- both as important political leaders during colonization. "How did you get your hands on Sebowa?" And the junior officer explained how in the counter-attack in the Banijan government's raid upon the city, the Warrior-King(a nickname Sebowa had bestowed upon himself as he often led his forces into battle himself) had been hit with a bullet in the leg, and could not run with Kitara troops on top of him.

"And you wouldn't believe what else we have." The junior officer said. "We've got his whole family- his wife, all three of his sons, and his only daughter." Chief Obi could not believe his luck. He thought he was defending Kitara's hard fought gains against the Banijan government, right on the outskirts of Busukuma. Instead, not only did he defend what was newly Southern Kitara, but he had captured the heart of the Banijan government. There was no legislature at this point- the Emperor ruled via divine right.

"Well, these must be taken to maximum security prison. We're surrounded on all sides- but we have held out so far. Take them north. Not that far north, about 15 miles. Enough to outpace any sort of counter-attacks from Busukuma." Obi said. Chief Obi then looked at one of his generals. "You know who is there. Obviously, Sebowa is the highest of priorities. We never expected to capture him, but now we have our hands on him. Take 100 men with you. Keep them alive, but under no circumstances must they be allowed to move." The General saluted his Chief, and started gathering his men to ride north.

"Now, you." Chief Obi looked at one of his messengers. "Get a message to both of my brothers. One is around here somewhere- the other is all the way in Sisonke. Send the war pigeon. Tell him to come south, immediately. We must have an immediate war council on what to do with Sebowa and his family." The messenger then ran off, hurrying to write the letter that would need to be delivered to the Chief's brother.

Just at that point, another intelligence agent came sprinting in. "Out with it man- what's happening?" The Chief said, with a worried look on his face. "Are more men on their way to attack us here?"

"Your Excellency," The intelligence agent said. "I wish. Quebecois warships were spotted off of Istria."

"Istria?" Chief Obi said. "We don't even control Istria- why were they seen there?"

"Well, they didn't land at Istria. But they were heading down the shoreline- doesn't take a genius to guess where they're heading, right?"

"No, it doesn't." Chief Obi. "Well, fortunately, I've called a war council anyways." There had been rumors in Banija that Quebec, horrified at the bloody outbreak of violence in Banija, would come back to establish the peace in Banija. In a lot of ways, Chief Obi was hopeful about this. It was clear the government of Sebowa was not going to give the Kitara their rights, or any of the minority tribes. Maybe Queen Arlene would be better for them. "We can't fight the might of their army- nor would we want to. But now the clock is ticking. We've got to do what it takes to secure our own rights."

The intelligence agent left the room. Chief Obi started speaking to one of his own generals. "If Sebowa is going to take charge with a Quebecois Governor-General there... Well, we need to take matters into our own hands." He said. "Banija is divided. My people are oppressed. How in the world are we going to convince Sebowa, while he is in our custody. How do we send a message? Can we trust his word when he's in prison? I must make sure that whatever we say to him when I see this Warrior-King, actually gets through to him..."
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Sarzonia
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Sarzonia » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 pm

Sarzonia Stars
If you RP first, you may/may not do the following:
You may choose my goalscorers/goalscoring events
Everything else (Godmoding/injuries/ejections
Suspensions, violence/pandemics) is a no-go

Style: 0 (balanced between attack-minded and defensive)
Home grounds: Franz Braddock Stadium in Woodstock, capacity 35,000.
Please note: This team is renowned for its fair play. If you attack first, it will retaliate, but it will not initiate a fight.

Manager Jordan Helms, 48
Helms was a compromise choice as Stars manager after the Incorporated Lacrosse Federation couldn't come to terms with any of their prospective choices. Helms agreed to retain former manager Carter Whitlock's coaching staff and roster, saying he wanted to give the team a chance to become "[his] guys."

Defensive Coordinator: Bill Harbour (37 years old)
Harbour’s defence was critical for the Stars in their last WLC final, when they defeated Delaclava 14-8 in Licentiapacisterra nearly five years ago. He signed on as an assistant coach after his playing career came to an end.
Offensive Coordinator: Tyler Pawlenty (51 years old)
Pawlenty helped mold offenses in college, in particular Rypien State College during a four-year period when that school won three collegiate national titles. His teams emphasise possession and patience, often including multiple passes before taking the perfect shot.
Assistant Coach: George Tomlin (35 years old)
Tomlin recently retired as a faceoff specialist after a collegiate career that saw him win 78 percent of his faceoffs. During his professional career in Sarzonia, he won 69 percent of his faceoffs. He can coach multiple styles of faceoffs, taking into account multiple fogos.
Assistant Coach: Bradley Morse (55 years old)
Serves as goalie coach. He helped several Sarzonian World Lacrosse Championship winning teams with goalies in an informal capacity. Now, he's coming out of retirement to provide assistance as a paid full-time coach after Whitlock convinced him to do so.

ROSTER (STARTERS IN BOLD)
GOALIES
1 Matt Henning (5-foot-11, 175 pounds), 25 years old
28 Sam Carson (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), 28
34 Will Vasquez (5-foot-9, 170 pounds), 23

DEFENDERS
2 Xander Beaucamp (6-foot, 215 pounds), 27, close defence
11 Joyce Conner (5-foot-8, 160 pounds), 25
18 Howie Kaplan (6-foot-3, 215 pounds, 31

5 Joanne Bryant (6-foot, 170 pounds), 36
7 Uriel Ahmed (5-foot-9, 190 pounds), 30
17 Pete Billingsley (6-foot, 218 pounds), 28
22 Zach Fairfax (5-foot-11, 225 pounds), 24
29 Tyler Anson (6-foot-4, 210 pounds), 27
38 Ian Taylor (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), 28

MIDFIELDERS
3 Carrie Quinlan (5-foot-9, 155 pounds), 24 (LSM)
10 Gio Guardio (5-foot-10, 180 pounds), 26
16 Harry Simon (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), 22

19 Trent Preston (5-foot-7, 175 pounds), 23
30 Joseph Lee (6-foot-5, 230 pounds), 29
35 Chad Andersen (6-foot-4, 220 pounds), 26
39 Jim Inmelt (6-foot, 190 pounds), 30
40 Kyle Christian (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), 25
46 Tom Vestal (5-foot-11, 190 pounds), 29

ATTACK
4 Colin Grassley (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), 27
8 Martin Page (5-foot-10, 170 pounds), 29
12 Nick Loewen (6-foot-4, 215 pounds), 22

15 David Treseguet (6-foot, 200 pounds), 34
23 Adam Lannister (5-foot-9, 200 pounds), 35
24 Owen Clancy (6-foot-5, 230 pounds), 26
25 Gabriel Dixon (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), 27
26 Erynn Spencer (5-foot-9, 170 pounds), 33*
27 D'Rell Felton (6-foot-1, 195 pounds), 27

FACEOFF SPECIALISTS
13 Noah Ryanson (6-foot-3, 215 pounds), 29

14 Jeremy Harper (5-foot-10, 185 pounds), 24
36 Stephane Rideau (6-foot, 200 pounds), 32

*Gender nonconforming
World Lacrosse Council President. Member of the WBC Council. the IBO Committee, and the WCoH Federation.
World Cup 22; World Baseball Classic 18; Di Bradini Cup 8 (U21 World Cup 29); World Bowl XI & XIV; FHWC 15 & 18; Quidditch World Cup 9; NS World Cup of Masters; Wonder Cup: Back From The Stars; World Indoor Soccer Championship I; Aussie Rules Football World Cup I; World Softball Classic I; AOCAF XII & XXIX; Gold Coast Basketball Tournament; AOLC 3; 3-time Draggonnii Inviyatii champions; 4-time IBC champions; 5-time WLC winners and Scott Cup champions.
First nation to win NSWC grand slam (Baptism of Fire Cup 3; Cup of Harmony 10; World Cup 22; AOCAF XII and XXIX). NSWC Hall of Fame
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Saint-Domingues
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Saint-Domingues » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:57 am

Saint-Dominguan Representation at the 36th World Lacrosse Championship

Info
Head coach: Pere Sánchez
Captain: Colin Anderson
Governing Body: Saint-Domingue University Lacrosse Union (SDULU)
Style: +5
Info: Lacrosse is a very niche and small sport within Saint-Domingue, and there is no professional clubs dedicated to the sport, nor is there a league. Lacrosse is perceived first and foremost as a university sport, where it prospers. Though there have been recordings of amateur lacrosse associations since the late 1880s in Saint-Domingue and there are a number of amateur teams across the country to this day, the highest-grade lacrosse is still played by university teams.

The popularity for lacrosse at university is credited to the influence of students from Canada and the United States to Saint-Domingue, and lacrosse is a very popular sport within the Saint-Dominguan university system. The governing body of the lacrosse in Saint-Domingue, the SDULU was originally set up to be the governing body just of university teams, though due to limited interest outside of education the union has authority over the amateur teams within the country. Every year university teams in Saint-Domingue compete for the Tremblay Cup, which has been going (with intermissions) since 1902.

Saint-Dominguan Representatives - Dessalines University
As there are no professional lacrosse teams in the country, the national set-up is close to nonexistent. Though there have been Dominguan Xs composed of a 'team of the tournament' at the conclusion of Tremblay Cups, limited coverage of university games means that this is difficult to select. The SDULU has therefore elected to send the current Tremblay Cup holders to represent the country at the Championships - Dessalines University (DU).

Known as the Dessaliniens, the institution is based in the eponymous city of Marchand-Dessalines. The city is in the Artibonite Plains in towards the north-west side of Saint-Domingue, slightly inland from the Côtes des Arcadins.

Players
Starting X
Goalie - Sam Paquette- 21 y/o
Defender - Jean-Paul Halphen - 21 y/o
Defender - Colin Anderson (C) - 24 y/o
Defender - Aurélien Guillaume - 23 y/o
Midfielder - Théophile Houdin - 20 y/o
Midfielder - Léonard Bourseiller - 26 y/0
Midfielder - Natanaël Chagnon - 22 y/0
Attacker - Jacques Dembélé - 21 y/o
Attacker - Max Mann - 21 y/o
Attacker - Amadou Guilbert - 21 y/o

Substitutes
Goalie - Maxime Longchambon - 20 y/o
Defender - Aymeric Clair - 20 y/o
Midfielder - Jairo Gaona - 23 y/o
Attacker - Gerardo Chicote - 20 y/o
Utility - Hayden Robillard - 21 y/o


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Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y (no more than one per game)
Godmod Injuries to my players: (Y)
Suspend my players: Y (no more than one per game)
Godmod suspension events: Y
Godmod other events: Y

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Abanhfleft
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Postby Abanhfleft » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:40 am

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ABANHFLEFT
NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM


This will be Abanhfleft's thirteenth time participating in the World Lacrosse Championship. Has it really been thirteen times the country has played in here? Time sure does fly fast. For reasons that can be simply summed up as "it's the best thing we've done in a while," the Democratic Republic sent forth their women's national lacrosse team for their first seven appearances in the competition. The women's team, led by the "Fearsome Threesome" of Menan Alrisheb, Fatima Alsambis, and Cecilia Cuvimi, managed to win third place in their first ever tournament WLC XIX, beating the Serbian Empire to nab the bronze from under the veteran nation's noses. They went on to win back-to-back titles in WLC 22 and WLC 23 before a miserable performance in WLC 24 saw them eliminated in the group stage, but they have come back to win it all once again in WLC 25 to set history as the first nation to win three titles in four attempts. It was then decided that it was time to switch things up, and so for the first time in WLC history, Abanhfleft sent forth a mixed team of men and women to play international lacrosse in WLC 30. And they came close, but were still unable to snag the ultimate prize, losing to the eventual winners Wrexwic in the final. Eventually, finally, Abanhfleft did pick up another title on home soil in WLC 32; unfortunately they were unable to defend it in WLC 33, and were only able to collect the bronze in Jeckland. But victory was achieved yet again in WLC 35, and now the objective is to become a six-time lacrosse champion!

The history of lacrosse in Abanhfleft is both long and short, in that it has been in the country for a long time, but a concise summary of said history can be written down in just ten to fifteen sentences or maybe more. Lacross was introduced in Abanhfleft by vacationing Canadian college students and expatriates who missed playing the game. The first truly Fleftic lacrosse players came from association football and field hockey backgrounds, and these players played in seasonal lacrosse clubs to augment their salaries during their respective sports' offseasons. The first national lacrosse league in Abanhfleft was established in 1929, and was composed of 7 teams coming from the Capital Islands. The Fleftic national lacrosse league system adopted its current franchise format in 2001, with the National League (now called the Lacrosse League of Abanhfleft) separating itself from the pyramid and becoming an independent organization of its own right. The Fleftic Lacrosse Federation (Samahang Lakros ng Abanhfleft or SLA) was established in 1930 to manage the leagues, and to see to the creation of a national team. The Abanhfleft men's national lacrosse team played its first game in 1931, where they lost 1-0 to a team of Montreal college players.

1963 saw the first attempts to introduce women's lacrosse into Abanhfleft. Women's lacrosse had vastly different rules from men's lacrosse, and while these programs saw some success in the mid-sixties, Fleftic women decided that the rules of women's lacrosse were "too soft," and simply adopted the rules of men's lacrosse. When the women's national lacrosse team played its first games in 1969, they surprised many other teams with their extremely aggressive style of play, the likes of which were more usually seen in men's lacrosse games. This led to many incidents of broken legs, broken arms, broken ribs, broken jaws, and so on and so forth. Eventually, the SLA established another women's team, this one focusing on women's lacrosse rules. Teams playing Abanhfleft are well-advised to treat the women like men because the girls will certainly treat their opponents like Fleftic men.

They have won five World Lacrosse Championships, winning in WLC 22, 23, 25, 32, and 35. Starting in WLC 26, the team entered a rebuilding stage in which it maintained its ranking in the multiverse as much as possible without really challenging for the title. But in WLC 30, the SLA declared the rebuilding done, and the national team backed up this announcement with a deep playoff run that went all the way to the final, where they were unfortunately stopped by Wrexwic. Abanhfleft fell in the Round of 12 against hosts Baker Park in WLC 31, but the Amazons would come out on top of the lacrosse world once again after winning the championship on their home soil in WLC 32. Fortunes have been up and down in more recent times though; while the team crashed out of the quarterfinals in WLC 33, they were able to collect a third place finish in WLC 34. The team plowed through the tough schedule created by the Casaran format in WLC 35, proving the adage that "you can only beat the teams in front of you" true. One of those teams would be Vangaziland, a fellow serial winner in the competition, and in a final sure to go down as a classic, Abanhfleft emerged as 9-6 winners to lift their record-equaling fifth title. Now for WLC 36, the objective is to break the record and snatic it from Sarzonia, who are also planning to do the same.


STARTING X
GK - Goalkeeper
DF - Defender
MF - Midfielder
AT - Attacker

GK - #1 Jarred Pigram (25, male)
DF - #2 Jane Peters (31, female)
DF - #3 Donald Medina (28, male)
DF - #4 Marge Nodine (31, female)
MF - #5 Steve Lipton (30, male)
MF - #6 Darcy Garza (26, female)
MF - #7 Malcolm Richards (28, male)
AT - #8 Jenelle Eure (27, female)
AT - #9 Pearline Cordes (32, female)
AT - #10 Leeanna Matley (28, female)

RESERVES
GK - #11 Valery Hickman (22, female)
DF - #12 Annika Wood (26, female)
DF - #13 Reina Sosa (24, female)
DF - #14 Garrick Higgins (32, male)
MF - #15 Audria Knicely (29, female)
MF - #16 Liana McLaughlin (24, female)
MF - #17 Claude Dematteo (32, male)
AT - #18 Tomas Shoemaker (31, male)
AT - #19 Chantal Crays (30, female)
AT - #20 Reagan Lucero (21, female)

STAFF
Head Coach: Blaine Mailloux (60, male)

Assistant Coach - Tactics: Burt Loza (53, male)

Assistant Coach - Training: Leo Talavera (75, male)

Additional information
Nickname: The Amazons
Colors: All white with blue, orange, and green stripes on the waistline and yellow numbers in a red circle (home kit); all red with yellow letters and numbers (away kit)
Style: Abanhfleft is an attacking team. The legacy of football and hockey players dabbling in lacrosse in its early days in Abanhfleft has resulted in a playing style that emphasizes getting the ball up front for chances to score. This, however, leaves the defense a bit thin, as at least two midfielders join the attackers in forays up to the goal, leaving behind only the defenders and the keeper. The midfield makes up for this by rushing back to their positions as soon as the opponents have acquired the ball.

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Everything except killing my players is fair game.
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

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Sylestone
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Sylestone » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:18 pm

SYLESTONE NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM


Defence
Nathan Dammer M - 30
Jack McGill M - 20
Morgan Davis M - 23
Sophie Silver F - 26
Hayley Myers F - 17
Shannon Green F - 29

Midfield
Harry Fiedler M - 29
Alex Morton M - 28
Brianna King F - 21
Mason Hutchinson M - 32
Jeremy Houghton M - 30

Attack
Caitlin Cross F - 31
Will Lax M - 35 (c)
Christopher Cox M - 30
Thomas Hitchcock M - 25

Goalies
Gary Enfield M - 34
Harry Mills M - 27

RP Permissions
Do whatever you want. Seriously. Godmod away.
Style -4
Last edited by Sylestone on Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Football: CoH 78 third place, MSMT runners up, IFC 1 runners up
Aussie Rules: ARWC II Winners, ARWC I semifinalists
CoH 78, IFC I
President of Aussie Rules (WC)
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Sarzonia
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Founded: Mar 22, 2004
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Sarzonia » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:38 am

The mood among the Sarzonian national lacrosse team players heading into the previous World Lacrosse Championships was ebullient. They'd just defeated archrivals Delaclava in the third edition of the Atlantian Oceania Lacrosse Championships and ended up riding the momentum from that title all the way to the third place playoff.

Now? After the Stars lost the final of AOLC 4 to their other archrivals Banija, the mood was far more sombre in the Sarzonian dressing room. Of course, part of that was the fact that Sarzonia's defeat to Banija was their only loss of the AOLC in front of their home fans. Part of it was seeing a foreign team celebrating on their soil, in the stadium they consider THE Mecca of the sport.

"Remember this feeling," Jordan Helms, the Stars manager, said as he required his team to stand on the opposite sideline from where the Banijan players, coaches, and training personnel walked up to the podium to accept the gold medals around their necks. Most of the Stars players had already stuffed the silver medals they'd been given into pockets. "We don't ever want to see another team claim what's rightfully ours."

He was talking, of course about the AOLC that Sarzonia hosted, but anyone within earshot got the added implication. He was fully invested in making sure Sarzonia became the first team to win six World Lacrosse Championships. Instead of getting a sixth title that would further distance itself from other countries as the greatest lacrosse country of all time, it would now merely break a tie with Abanhfleft for the most titles of any country in history. Abanhfleft. Banija. Baker Park. All three countries were rivals for the Stars in lacrosse. Banija were, of course, multi-sport rivals in a way that Delaclava had long been. They may not have had the same length of history or the diplomatic closeness the Cyanea neighbours famously shared, but they certainly were a fierce opponent on the pitch and earned great respect off it.

"We need to commit ourselves to our goal of winning our sixth title," Helms said. "Let history be the judge of where that places us later."

The present involves another lacrosse rival in St. Saratoga, ranked seventh in the WLC and the highest-ranked opponents in Group 2. Other teams of note in the group are Kohnhead, ranked 13th and regional rivals Qasden, ranked 19th. The three unranked sides include Qzvarkian Qaz, Space, and Soldera.

"We've got work to do, let's put it that way," attackman Colin Grassley said. "Time to go."
World Lacrosse Council President. Member of the WBC Council. the IBO Committee, and the WCoH Federation.
World Cup 22; World Baseball Classic 18; Di Bradini Cup 8 (U21 World Cup 29); World Bowl XI & XIV; FHWC 15 & 18; Quidditch World Cup 9; NS World Cup of Masters; Wonder Cup: Back From The Stars; World Indoor Soccer Championship I; Aussie Rules Football World Cup I; World Softball Classic I; AOCAF XII & XXIX; Gold Coast Basketball Tournament; AOLC 3; 3-time Draggonnii Inviyatii champions; 4-time IBC champions; 5-time WLC winners and Scott Cup champions.
First nation to win NSWC grand slam (Baptism of Fire Cup 3; Cup of Harmony 10; World Cup 22; AOCAF XII and XXIX). NSWC Hall of Fame
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Juvencus » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:47 am

Equippe National de Lacrosse Juven


Lacrosse as with many other minor sports, has a very limited amount of popularity within the country, and with its current focus mostly on sports such as football, funding could be lackluster in helping players reach their true potential and talent within the sport. However, a delegation is being sent, in recent post-epidemic records, it's the first time the team is participating on a tournament of its kind and the expectations are limited, yet unquestionably high, common for any optimistic Juven.

Goalkeepers:
Marchisio Bonaire
Jose Contratto
Constantin Abate
Defenders:
Xavi Rodriguez
Carlo Costeloa
Martin Abreu

Simon Fernandes
Oriol Cognetti
Midfielders:
Pau Righi
Esteban Gonzalez

Adrian Zabaletta
Iustin Carletti
Stefan Romero
Attackers:
Jovan Romeu
Andres Michelli
Michele Domingo

Coaching staff:
Main coach: Nettario Bonaparte
Assistant coach: Gonzalo Pedretti
Assistant coach: Iturbe Muniain

Kits: Red shirt, yellow shorts for home, white with red shorts away.

RP Permissions
Choose my scorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y but nothing harsh
Godmod Injuries to my players: N
Suspend my players: Y, but 1 per game
Godmod suspension events: Y
Godmod other events: Y, but don't kill my players
Style modifier: -4
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Kohnhead
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Posts: 440
Founded: May 29, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Kohnhead » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm

Kohnhead National Lacrosse Team

Info: Kohnhead will be sending a team to the World Lacrosse Championships for the third time in history, and expectations are a lot higher than last time. Lacrosse is safe to say not a very popular sport in Kohnhead. Gridiron, football, tennis, and volleyball are the main sports in Kohnhead. The team is actually made up of college all stars as college is where lacrosse is the most popular. Swisston City University are coming off of the college championships for lacrosse and they have the most members on the team, as well as the coach. Kohnhead went 4-2 in the Group Stage to reach the round of 16 in Jeckland first time before an overtime loss to the eventual champs but did not do well in the casaran system which took place in Northwest Kalactin finishing at 2-3. This time expectations are higher and we are expected to make it out of the Group stage and maybe further

Full Nation Name: The Galactic Empire of Kohnhead
Abbreviated Name: Kohnhead
Trigramme: KND
Nickname: The Brains
Overall Record: 6-6
Rank: 13
Best Result: Round of 16 WLC XXXIV

A note on gender: Like normal the team is comprised of multiple genders, as all genders in Kohnhead are physically, and mentally equivalent.


Coach: Elisabeth Harris, 44 years old (F)-Swisston City University Coach

Starting X

Attack: Theresa Kaur (F)-Swisston City University
Attack: Gavin Zamora (M)-Kohnhead City University
Attack: Lara Jeffery (F)-University of Kohnface City
Mid: Riley-Jay Sullivan (F)-Swisston City University
Mid: Howard Melia (M)-Barnley University
Mid: Jocelyn Mcgowan (F)-Rockaton College
Def: Rosemarie Chase (F)-Lithrop College
Def: Indigo Ireland (F)-Dawson University
Def: Lukas Ahmed (M)-Kohnhead City University
GK: Jarvis Washington (M)-University of Philtront


Bench
Attack: Izzie Reader (F)-Relton College
Attack: Ted Whittaker (M)-Swisston City University
Mid: Scott Benitez (M)-Lithrop College
Mid: Dua Woodard (F)-University of Wangor
Def: Roan Curtis (F)-Butlertown College
Def: Celia Yates (F)-Barnley University
GK: Kurt Hogg (M)-Goldberg University



RP Permissions
Choose my scorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod Injuries to my players: Y
Suspend my players: Y
Godmod suspension events: Y
Godmod other events: Y, please let me know via tg or discord beforehand, I will probably allow all unless they relate to Covid.
Kohnhead
Trigramme: KND
Pop: 25 million
Football 61st
Gridiron: 30th
Baseball: 26th
Hockey: 29th
Basketball: 41st
Lacrosse: 13th
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
Season 6 Steinigestrasse Open - Runner Up (Singles)
Season 6 Istria Open - Semifinals (Singles)
Season 6 Mattijana Open - Semifinals (Singles)
Season 6 Hamilton International - Semifinals (Singles)
Season 6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
Season 6 ITT - Semifinalist
Season 7 Cenian Open - Runner up (Singles)
Season 7 Mendez Bay Open- Runner up (Singles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

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Postby Sylestone » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:46 pm

Group A
Juvencus 12-10 Saint-Domingues
Silvedania 13-15 Havynwilde (Game went to Overtime)
Sylestone 6-2 Cassadaigua
Squidroidia bye

Group A                     Pld   W   L   GF   GA   GD    Points
1 Sylestone 1 1 0 6 2 +4 2
2 Havynwilde 1 1 0 15 13 +2 2
3 Juvencus 1 1 0 12 10 +2 2
4 Silvedania 1 0 1 13 15 -2 0
5 Saint-Domingues 1 0 1 10 12 -2 0
6 Cassadaigua 1 0 1 2 6 -4 0


Group B
Kohnhead 8-4 St Saratoga
Sarzonia 20-6 Qzvarkian Qaz
Qasden 2-8 Space
Soldera bye

Group B                     Pld   W   L   GF   GA   GD    Points
1 Sarzonia 1 1 0 20 6 +14 2
2 Space 1 1 0 8 2 +6 2
3 Kohnhead 1 1 0 8 4 +4 2
4 St Saratoga 1 0 1 4 8 -4 0
5 Qasden 1 0 1 2 8 -6 0
6 Qzvarkian Qaz 1 0 1 6 20 -14 0


Group C
Banija 24-4 Cascadia
Mapletish 16-6 Northwest Kalactin
Nyowani Kitara 2-24 Abanhfleft
HUElavia bye

Group C                     Pld   W   L   GF   GA   GD    Points
1 Abanhfleft 1 1 0 24 2 +22 2
2 Banija 1 1 0 24 4 +20 2
3 Mapletish 1 1 0 16 6 +10 2
4 Northwest Kalactin 1 0 1 6 16 -10 0
5 Cascadia 1 0 1 4 24 -20 0
6 Nyowani Kitara 1 0 1 2 24 -22 0


Group D
Smosh Games 2-24 Vangaziland
Natanians and Nosts 8-4 Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Kriegiersien 16-8 Flexanewmega
Baker Park bye

Group D                     Pld   W   L   GF   GA   GD    Points
1 Vangaziland 1 1 0 24 2 +22 2
2 Kriegiersien 1 1 0 16 8 +20 2
3 Natanians and Nosts 1 1 0 8 4 +4 2
4 Royal Kingdom of Quebec 1 0 1 4 8 -4 0
5 Flexanewmega 1 0 1 8 16 -8 0
6 Smosh Games 1 0 1 2 24 -22 0
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Postby Nyowani Kitara » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 pm

Part I

Maharaja= Emperor


Part 2

Setting- Banijan Civil War, early 1841, about 30 miles north of Busembe, Kitara Region, Banija, three days later


Chief Musa Obi saw his youngest brother, both arriving on horseback, at the prison site they had agreed upon for the captured Banijan Maharaja and his Family. "Welcome, brothers." Chief Obi said as they both came galloping from the distance. Wanderi was the youngest brother. And Kanzoni, the middle brother, was already there. All three brothers, the Obi men, united, all the sons of the late Chief Umoja Obi.

"Chief." Wanderi said. "Thank you for bringing me in here with such short notice. But I've got urgent news from the front in the north. And the news that I bring is not good news." Wanderi got off his horse and handed the horse to one of the Chief's aides. The Chief, obviously concerned about what was going to happen exactly, decided to tell Kanzoni to get into the tent right away. They wouldn't have time to waste on formalities, even if they were brothers. The War Council was calling.

"Chief, my brother." Wanderi said, as the three brothers sat down with an assortment of generals. "I have bad news from the North. Our forces are being overrun there. We had captured the entire traditional Kitara Region- a great break for us, and yet, something that our forces were stretched far too thin to try and defend. The buffer region in the north- between the Moravica border and Sisonke- has been overrun. Sisonke is under siege- my generals have been instructed to hold out as long as possible, but I fear that may only be a matter of days."

"Wanderi." Kanzoni asked. "How can this be? This is bad- they're going to make a beeline straight for this place. Especially if they know that we have Sebowa." Wanderi just shrugged, and talked about how his forces had been overrun.

"Well, we have more troubling news from the South." One of the generals said. "The Kasanke- or the Government, although I guess they're one and the same at this point anyways. The Kasanke have renewed their assault on Busembe. They have also given us a demand that we release Sebowa and his family unharmed. They've come in bigger forces than ever. We also project that the Quebecois, stunningly, will attempt to make landfall tomorrow. And we know what that means. We're going to have a ceasefire soon enough. The rumors from Her Majesty Queen Arlene of Quebec seem to be true. Peace will be upon our land soon."

All the men simply looked at each other. "It's all about giving ourselves enough leverage to secure our future within a colonial Banija." Chief Musa Obi said. "Peace is coming. This is why fighting has intensified- nobody knows exactly what sort of peace will be established. This war does need to end, so I welcome it. But how can we position ourselves to guarantee our own rights in the end? Once they overrun Busukuma in the next couple of days, the Government will fall, they'll have to stop fighting, and it will grind to a halt. Sebowa, we assume, would be the Pretender again."

"Do we trust Sebowa to ensure the rights of the Kitara?" Kanzoni asked. Nobody answered that question- they didn't need to. "Well, we have him in our custody- couldn't we demand that for his release, he ensures that the right to Kitara sovereignty is respected?"

"He'll conveniently forget as soon as he meets with the Governor-General to negotiate the terms of the new constitutional settlement of this country." Wanderi said. "Sebowa cannot be trusted. We've either got to meet with them ourselves, or send a message."

"How can we meet with them ourselves?" Chief Obi asked. "The Kasanke won't let me near Busukuma- I'd get shot. We'd either need to get the Quebecois to land at Busembe, which is unlikely, or we'd need to fight our way into Busukuma, which is less likely."

"Well, your highnesses, we could send a message." The General said. "Peace will be declared soon. At some point, with the next month or so, the Chief should be able to walk into Busukuma unscathed. The fighting will be over. You could walk in with Sebowa. Show the world that the Kitara deserve to be treated with respect. We have delivered them their pretender. And show up with demands. Those demands will not be able to be ignored."

"They'll simply take Sebowa and ignore whatever we have to say." Another General said. "Delivering Sebowa back to Busukuma, or any of his family members, is a bad idea. No- we have to send a message of strength, with an outstretched hand. We cannot fight Queen Arlene's forces. We know nothing about what's going to happen. We don't know their plans. WE don't know who the Governor-General will be. We have no way of finding out until it's too late. We've got to be aggressive. No- we deliver them the head of Sebowa."

Everyone looked at the General, stunned. "That's regicide, man!" Kanzoni said. "Have you lost your mind?"

"No, what he's saying makes sense." Wanderi said. "What is the only way to truly show those in charge that we hold power? What better way to claim a seat at the table as we show that we have conquered the Warrior-King? Look, his child son will be his successor as Pretender. We can influence the child."

"Do you really think we can influence a child whose Father that we killed?" Said yet another General. "That will be a disaster. No- the only way to handle this would be to treat the family how they deserve to be treated- send all of them to the guillotine. I know, it sounds extreme, but think. How has Sebowa treated our people in the six years he's been in charge? We ask for our ethnic rights, he spits and tramples all over them. Sebowa killed your sisters, man!" This was true. Three years prior, in the midst of the Civil War, Chief Obi had sent all 4 of his sisters to deliver a peace offering to Busukuma. Sebowa's response had been to return all 4 of their heads. Sebowa was vicious and brutal, essentially a madman.

"He spits on Kitara. As a tribe, as a people." Kanzoni said. "I hold nothing but contempt for this man."

"You know what?" Chief Obi said. "Let's bring him here. Tomorrow. We will talk to him. See what he has to say." Everyone agreed. "We'll all question him, see his intentions, and then we'll make our decision. Things are moving quickly." Everyone agreed, and the meeting quickly ended. Chief Obi went to find his wife, and then go to sleep. Tomorrow would be a pivotal day indeed for the future of his people and all of Banija...
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Postby The Royal Kingdom of Quebec » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 pm

Running Up That Hill

PART 11 (40) - Dreams


It was late in the morning when Asher Lundrigan and Eileen de Ramaut were walking along the Platform 1 of the Lac-Drouin's Gare Centrale. It was a loud sight, as the crowds waved Sicoutian flags at the guests and some party elites heading north to Valladares, but for the most part the crowds were well-controlled enough to not harass them. It was a Monday morning, meaning that the Sicoutian folk were going back to another week of work and school, so the crowd had looked even more impressive with this in mind.

This is it, Eileen thought to herself, as she looked at the people of her homeland with hope, but also worries. As if herself is a child she waved, as if a tired voyager she walked. One more week and we're flying back home.

God I’m tired of everything, but for now we head to Valladares. self-reminded Asher, trying not to think too much, as they looked once more into the crowd, waved twice at them, and then hopped into their train carriage.

Then, like that, the travelling delegation left Lac-Drouin. From this point on they were heading north to complete the remaining half of the first of three trains marking the 100th anniversary of the Allied forces' victory in the Southern Rushmori War. The passage of the Sicoutian countryside was much smoother this time, as the high cargo volumes between Valladares and Sicoutimont had meant that the railroads between the two countries were well secured. This, combined with the status of train travel among the Sicoutian folk, had meant that the travels would be fairly straightforward as they headed north for next eight hours, all the way to Edmonton, Westlands, Valladares.

Asher and Eileen boarded to their assigned carriage, and quietly went back to their normal habits, knowing that the daytime journey would mean viewing the paysage of the Northwestern Sicoutimont, as well as the change of the landscape in the shades of green, from the darker Sicoutian vert to lighter Valladar vert. Of course, they knew even further not to say much, as they were more than aware that the Sicoutian military presence were heavier on some sections of the car until they reached Orleans and the Border once again, and that they did not want to risk such troubles. She had already come close once, and he twice, so better safe than sorry I guess.

Along the way, Asher and Eileen stopped for fresh air outside their carriages, as the train made a couple of stops in a couple of provincial towns. The rugged nature of northwestern Sicoutimont, as well as the peculiar nature of crossing the borders, had meant that the train would travel on a slower speed until they crossed the border. In the faces of the locals who greeted the few hundred guests from home and abroad, they were able to witness the glimpse of local Sicoutian way of life. Some children came to them in their baseball or hockey jerseys (and of course brought their local factory-made helmets, bats or hockey sticks) and the factory-workers chatted with dignitaries, while the elderly sold fresh produces and handmade food.

Oh, thunder, only happens when it's raining, Eileen thought as she bought a lunchbox from an elderly woman outside the station, before heading back to her carriage. The times spent in Sicoutimont, however challenging they were to them, were wisely spent. Of course the narratives back in Montreal, by the de Ramaut cousins and grandparents, would be different, but she decided that everybody had their ways of viewing things and not to make further out of it for the time being.

Jumping back into the train, Asher went back to reading 'Mo pesoldriplués fam Aldofe Tiog' (The construction of the Tiog State) from where he had left off earlier.




“Well, Asher, so you just came back from dreary drabs of Sicoutimont and look as if you had survived decades there! I can tell that it must have been something, to come out of there alive, with that m****** of the opposition leader and a bunch of bureaucrats the whole way! Alas, welcome back as we had long expected from you.”

Three days have passed since then, and the distinguished guest for unmarried men in Edmonton was legendary Viscount McGovern. Emile Hoyresving-McGovern, the second grandson of Queen Gemma of Frusennia and late Alexandre, Prince Consort and the first Duke of Kawartha. Happy to see a longtime colleague of his, Viscount McGovern greeted Asher, who made sure to set a separate block of time off just to see his old Ridler Club mate in Valladar Westlands of all places.

Emile had a particularly hard time traveling all the way to Edmonton, first on an 8-hour long flight to Metropolis, and then a domestic flight that seemed even longer to Edmonton. It is said that very Viscount McGovern, even after the boyhood years of travelling back and forth between Elvabyen, Frusennia; and Quebec City, still struggled with motion sickness- this was no secret that Emile had particular trouble with his service in the Royal Quebecois Navy earlier in the 2040s.

Still, he couldn’t help but to find the occasion pleasurable on his own accord. Having served as the president of the Ridler Club when Asher was a freshman, and being married to Maria Rosario de la Vera Cruz, Countess of Puracé, he was obliged to visit the country regularly. The news of a military parade, that marked the hundredth anniversary of the Allied forces victory in the Southern Rushmori War, happened to be a bonus, to quote his lines from the phone call:

“Heard that some of our fellow boys, including you, will be back for the celebrations. So if the prospects charm you after a long trip, then such prospects may be charming for you to drop by the Iron Swan club to watch the parade.”

“It did have me think a lot for sure,” replied Asher, gently nodding to Emile in Korean. “A lot of it comes out of pageantry and the rest on how the time floated in the air over there.” He had entered the terrace later than expected, wearing his court uniform but not one of the badges symbolising his family. He spoke in the standardised Korean that he had learned to fix from the provincial Kingstonian accent of his teenage years, and only the breathiness of his voice affected that. He listened, approached and quickly shook Emile’s hand, and looked around the boulevard, hoping to catch a glimpse of Eileen, on another building with her manager, Janet Mullen-Baker, and a couple of local colleagues.

“But more importantly, tell me how are things for you, yourself, my friend dear lord,” said he, smiling a couple of times to indicate the boyish excitement Emile carried with himself.

“Being well is one thing, but having to fly anywhere is a torture. Why can’t we just transport ourselves into a door-like portal, and just save every bit of inconvenience?” said Emile. “But the parade is good and so far the band is playing the old marching tunes well. How long are you staying in the Westlands?”

“The train leaves the day after tomorrow, and we will be taking the next anniversary train all the way to Nyhavn, with a couple of stops before flying back home.” responded Asher, highlighting the back home part. “I am afraid going all the way to Petrograd or Metropolis, at this point in time, isn’t feasible anymore.”

“And the Ball at the Metropolis court? You know the royal ball is in June, like every year. I am expected to be there, if anything,” said the Viscount. “I have even heard that Marco Hertel is trying his best to enter as an escort there.”

“And the son of a Dallas is even going to be let in? He’s our friend and lives there now, but there is no way either of your Majesties would allow him to enter the court! That would be absolute travesty!”

“Probably, but let him try it I guess. If he does make it work, then Queen Dazzarina would be brought back as a zombie, so to put forth,” said Emile who did not have the best way of describing situations he was too excited to participate in. “Anyhow, the weight of history appears to be upon us, in the air, so to speak.”

“Don’t tease! You know I am expected to write about the trip later in the month, and the readers will be reading it on The Taegukgi.” Asher shot back, before noticing that a couple of colourfully-dressed protestors jumped into the rows with a bunch of placards and weapons. “Besides, what’s with the fuss over there?”

“Those must be coming from those not happy with our way of life, our way of doing things, and of course believing in unicorns, so to speak.” Viscount chuckled as the protestors were beaten up and taken away, with no regard for other members of the club who looked at him for a second, before going back at them. “Those are the very people who believes that the blood-brothers of Quebec and Valladares (my apologies to grandma, Her Majesty), ‘desperately needs a socialist reconstruction and vocational education training centres to deradicalise supremacists and integrate them in a positive way into social production in multinational internationalist countries’.”

"Idiots. There is certainly time and space for everything and doing so right now is unacceptable," was all the Commoner said. Unlike Asher, who still came from commoner origins, Viscount McGovern was clearly aware of his background and spoke like a man of pomp and circumstance. Asher, on the contrary, had known well to control his power with the words. To be a journalist, with a partner much more known in public than him, came with implied meanings, and sometimes Asher became too timid in presence of old colleagues whom he had enjoyed free-flowing conversations just two or three years prior. The grey in his eyes quietly reflected the row of Naval ships that cris-crossed the axis of history between 1941 and 2045, as he tried his best not to show his approval.

"And they go, and go." responded Asher a minute later. "Like the leaves they blew with some wind, but swept away like the Nazis hundred year ago. Of course the Commonwealth stayed alive, and we are forever grateful for our victories."

"After many millions of lives lost, perhaps that's the best way to put forth what we must remember and we must blow aside as mere occasions."

“This reminds me about what I also felt about my time in Sicoutimont.” smiled Asher as he watched life going back to normal and the people clap at the soldiers marching over the streets. “If there’s anything specific I have to say, to be clear, is that perhaps the times spent with those we love, doing what we love, is the most important things we can carry with our lives. And the sense of duty that too comes with it.”

“Certainly, and you may be the luckiest one in coming off the luckiest, from the worst possible situation.“ he winked, his behaviour back to being bearable again. “Will you and your wife be watching the fireworks at the Pier tonight? Heard that they will be playing the Victory Overture, to mark the presence of both the Valladar Prime Minister and Our Majesty.”

“Right at the front row. It was her idea to do so anyway and we all gotta play give and take at some point,” he smiled once more, “It won’t be long though, and there will be a couple of balls the gentlemen could attend with individual pleasure. Are you coming to see the Naval base tomorrow then?”

“Probably, we’re all expected to be there right?”

“Certainly.”
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Postby Kriegiersien » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:48 pm

“So any news from our opponent?”, asked (Vice)-Coach Gummibear.
The hooded figure spoken to coughed slightly, its eyes twitching.
“Erm… they seem to be more concerned with what happens in their nation, than what happens in the tournament. Lacrosse doesn’t seem to be Top Priority for them in the moment.”
“So, they are distracted? Very good, thank you.”
Gummibear gave the hooded person some coins and went on to the changing room, where the Kriegiesien team had just been explained the tactic to from their coach Umbalumba.

When he was done, Gummibear leant over to Chieftain Umbalumba and asked if he could say some words to the players. The Chieftain shrugged.

Harry Gummibear looked into the blue faces of the Xvarts who would play and stared at him with big eyes. He breathed in and began his speech:

“We are now facing the maybe decisive game in the group stage. Flexanewmega was yesterday, that was easy. But these guys are better. To beat them we have to show team spirit, strength and .. concentrate! They may not be as focused as we are. For them this may only be another game. But for you this should be THE game! Don’t think of other stuff, of your family, your friends, what will be later. Only this match counts. What happens now counts. Forget that you are playing against Quebec, forget what happens in the world. The ball and scoring a goal, your teammates, that is the only thing you should think of. The tactic the coach gave you, remember the plan and stick to it. Go out and win!”, he shouted the last words, pointing to the door and opening it.

They left through the door, one by one, while he spurred them on.

On the way to the pitch Zilfiz locked around if the human coach was still close and when he couldn’t see him asked his mate Dortix in their tongue:
“Did you understand what he said?”
“No”, the other one answered. “Can’t really speak Kriegiersien basic that good either. And I was distracted, thought of my mom, who is ill.”
“I thought of food”, said Sinros, who had scored five goals in the first match. “I miss the food from home.”

They all waddled into the stadium of Betham, thinking of home and were greedy to win to come back as heroes.
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Postby Sarzonia » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm

When Sarzonian national lacrosse team manager Jordan Helms walked into the dressing room at the stadium, he caught a quick glimpse of his players and saw the look of collective determination on their faces. Determination mixed with no small measure of anger.

Helms looked at the speech he'd scrawled at the last moment and ripped it up. He didn't need to motivate his team against unranked Qzvarkian Qaz. He didn't need to remind his charges of their bitter defeat to Banija with a regional title on the line in their home stadium.

The team was already fired up. It was already well prepared. Helms wasn't part of the Sarzonian lacrosse organization when they faced a similarly named team still referred to with disdain as They Who Shall Not Be Named, but an observer might think the generation of Stars players who felt that enmity were facing TWSNBN instead of a newcomer to world lacrosse.

The Stars weren't lacking motivation against Qzvarkian Qaz, especially for a match easily considered a trap match since longtime rivals St. Saratoga were the next opponent. They destroyed Qzvarkian Qaz 20-6 to win the first match of what would be a return to a more conventional format after the so-called Casaran format of the previous edition.

In fact, the only drama that remained after three match came from starters who wanted to stay in after Sarzonia held a 19-3 lead after the third quarter. Helms sent on the reserves and their debutant opponents won the final stanza 3-1.

Helms said he wanted his team to be rested for the important match against a rival in St. Saratoga that knocked Sarzonia out of the WLC in editions past. It was merely the second match of group play, but it would be an important barometre for the team's psyche so soon after its disappointing loss to Banija.

Speaking of Banija, the AOLC 4 champions walloped Cascadia 24-4. Sarzonia's rival for the elusive sixth title, Abanhfleft demolished Nyowani Kitara 24-2. If there was one silver lining, it was that both teams were in the same group, so it was possible that they would beat each other up.

"We cannot afford to think too far ahead," Helms said. "Look what happened to us the other day."
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