BLACK WIDOWS

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Team Background

The Black Widows are famous in the Elfball circuit. This half-elven all women team is known for their passing game which is one of the strongest in the league. Many a team has been caught off guard when a player falls victim to a Widowmaker attack and the Widows seize that moment to throw the ball to an open Striker who runs in for the easy goal.


Allowed

Position

Jog

Might

Tackle

Dodge

Skill

Grit

Type


0-2

Hunters

6

3

4

3

2

3

Hunter


0-3

Midfielders

6

3

3

3

3

3

Midfielder


0-4

Strikers

6

3

2

4

4

2

Striker


0-2

Throwers

6

2

3

3

4

3

Thrower


0-1

Widowmaker

6

3

5

4

1

2

Cheater



Detailed Background


The Black Widows are a half-elven culture which is composed from the cast off children resulting from dark rituals performed by Night Elf mages with women raided from neighboring Middle Kingdoms villages. Knowing the evils of the Night Elf mages that are their way of life, the Widows became an intensely matriarchial society. The women maintain vigil and an iron control over the men to prevent them from growing to carry on the ways of their fathers.

Due to their society structure, all Black Widows teams will always be all female (the men are only permitted to carry the equipment). In Black Widows society it is the role of the Widowmaker to carry out executions of any men found guilty of actions deemed to show "Night Elf taint". The ruthlessness required for this role translates well to the Elfball pitch where the Widowmaker's role is to help clear the pitch of opposition. In fact, in 533 the first year the Widows entered a team in the World Cup championships they nearly swept the tournament. This feat was due to the fantastic and crippling moves of Widowmaker Nikita 'Manslicer' Roskin. Every game of the World Cup she managed to place more than half of the opposing team into the infirmary single handledly. Her team unfortunately ended only runners up that year for the title after facing the Valkyrie team Icerim Runners in the final. Nikita just could not bring her talents to bear against the opposing team after removing the Ice Troll from the pitch and retired to the dugout. Widowmakers now receive special training to insure this does not happen again.

The Black Widows are now one of the more successful sides on the circuit, they are a side with almost no equal when it comes to handling the ElfBall. They enjoyed a purple patch in the period from the end of 538 up until the end of 542, where they won almost everything that there was to win. In 541, The "Team of the Season" as voted for by ElfBall experts was comprised soley from Black Widow Players, which has never happened since, such was their dominance in that season. The main reason for this extraordinary run of results was due to their Head Coach, (). She was a successful Midfielder for the Tarantulas, a regular team in the Championship who were widely regarded as an underachieving team who had great potential. In order to achieve an upturn in fortune, (Josephina "The Playmaker" Moorinva) was hired, mainly due to her seemingly limitless knowledge of the game and her meticulous preparation to games. She had an immediate impact, where success and permanent fame was instant. However all good things must come to an end, as some wise sages say, and after the peak comes the trough. Moorinva was murdered under mysterious circumstances. Many conspiracy theorists lay the blame at the hands of the mysterious Night Elf team (The Dark Night), who were long term rivals suffering financial difficulty and killing Moorinva was seen to be the best, if not most drastic option to ensure success on the pitch. The Dark Night had the worst kept secret in the league, disregarding League Rules and employing magic men with little to no morals, using their powers to conjure up all sorts of Black Magic to "enhance" the team players. This "secret" led to The Dark Night becoming the #1 suspect although nothing was ever proved. The fact that the Widows were a "by-product" from Night Elf rituals they were seen as an inferior race by the Blue Skinned Elves also led to these claims so when the Tarantulas went on that obliterating run of form the Night Elves felt something needed to be done to restore what they felt was the natural balance. This event did not help relations between the races who already had a fragile relationship and have since become intense rivals.

Historically, games between these two have been exciting to watch and delight the purists of the game. The Tarantulas never fully recovered from this drastic loss and the game was shaken to the bone in their region, the team slipped down the divisions to be replaced by other Widow teams, such as the Silken Warriors and the (Team Name) but the Widows have never reached the same dizzy heights that they reached before. So the Widows fans wait for another great season to occur. It surely is only a matter of time! Recent indications are good as an up and coming team the "Black Web" qualified for the ElfBall World Cup fairly recently, in 555 and 558.

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  • ElfBall World Cup:
    • Winners; 536, 541 (Team #1), 548
    • Runners Up: 533, 540, 541 (Team #2), 544
  • ElfBall West Conference:
    • Winners: 533, 536, 538, 539, 541 (Team #1), 542
    • World Cup qualifer: 540, 541 (Team #2), 544, 548, 555, 558

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