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Sphinxes from Mars
P [L] Khemri Tomb Kings


Who says being dead has to be boring?


The Sphinxes, led by frontman Ziggy Gravedust, have revolutionised the funerary march scene, with a fresh, new style they like to call...
'Glament!'


Theatre, persona... Glitter! Gone are the days of the boring funeral dirge. Brighten up your Death March, with...

Ziggy Gravedust and the Sphinxes from Mars!
Meet the Band
The Original Lineup.
#1 Ziggy Gravedust - Retired (-AV, N) - 32 Games, 10 Cas/191 Blocks, 1 TD.
#2 Bone-thin White Duke - Deceased - 4 Games, 2 Cas/25 Blocks.
#3 Halloween Jack - ACTIVE - 91 Games, 40 Cas/714 Blocks, 1 TD, 1 INT.
#4 King Jareth - Deceased :( - 91 Games, 56 Cas/739 Blocks, 2 TDs, 158SPP.
#5 Starman - Deceased - 31 Games, 31 Cas, 5 TD, 1 Comp.
#6 Heathen - Deceased - 11 Games, 7 Cas, 1 TD.
#12 Laughing Gnome - Deceased - 43 Games, 88 FOULS, 2 Cas.
#13 Tomb Oddity - Deceased - 33 Games, 2 Cas.
#14 Unsweet Thing - Deceased - 13 Games, 1 Cas.
#15 Tin Automata - Retired (-MA) - 62 Games, 2 Cas, 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 Comp.
#16 Glass Scarab - Retired (-ST) - 4 Games.
Future Stars
#6 Debaser - ACTIVE - 44 Games, 13 Cas, 9 TD.
#5 Sum Wyrd Sin - ACTIVE - 8 Games, 4 Cas, 3 TD. *3 Cas in rookie game!*
#9 Karma Man - ACTIVE - 51 Games, 136 FOULS, 2 Cas. *Highest fouler in SWL history!*
**LAST UPDATE: 14/02/2016, Game 92**
The Albums
Self-Titled - Seasons 48-54
The Sphinxes first album was self-titled, but has become affectionately known as 'The Pink Album' to fans. The Sphinxes started out keen and willing, but without any real skill to back it up. While they had a couple of hits from this lengthy album, the rest was derivative, mediocre, or just plain horrible. A live EP was released that reimagined some of the better songs, and while it sold well and helped the bands reputation, critics almost universally panned it...

Memorable Moments:
  • Two Prem visits, including one off the back of a Wildcard playoff versus Coach Tomay's Dwarfs!
  • Conference Win in Season 50
  • Conference Win in Season 53 (via Wildcard Playoff!)

Peppermint Ushabti - Seasons 57 - 59
After a short break holidaying in Tilea, the band is back with their second studio album: Peppermint Ushabti. Originally titled 'The Face of Death', the album promises 'hard-hitting riffs' and 'in your face lyrics' - thus far, critics disagree. What will the fans think? Time will tell. Either way, with a hot new album doing the rounds, the Sphinxes have returned for another sell-out tour. While album sales have been patchy thus far, and there have been some lineup changes, the future looks bright! Time has told. The last season of the Peppermint Ushabti tour can be summed up in one word - appalling. The band was flat, the fans apathetic, and their label has dumped them. Not the Sphinxes finest hour!

'Memorable' Moments:
  • Starman was avenged!
  • Season 59 was marked by spectacularly effective fireballs and bolts of lightning that were taken full advantage of by the Elven fans...clearly, something about the lyrics to 'Silly Wizard' had upset the Colleges of Magic
  • ...season 59 also saw Pictoglyphs of Lily turning it UP TO 11 to spiral a perfect pass to the waiting Sorrow. (Turn 8 first half)

Season 60 - 62
Keen to put their last disastrous tour behind them, the Sphinxes have poured the clay of their emotions into musical shaped moulds that.. um.. ok, this is a laboured metaphor.
Glass Pyramid is the band exploring their emotional range; from boot-stomping misery, to low-blowing anger, to face-kicking exultation, the album is rife with raw moments. Critics are already lauding the album, with Tumbling Boulder stating it is '...an album that may alienate some loyal fans, but surely win them at least a dozen new ones...' Clearly, the new producer and label have already worked their magic!

Season 63
Despite early success, Glass Pyramid has taken a dramatic turn and no wallows in the bargain bins of record shops across the Southern Wastes. On top of this, news of the fall of the Sphinxes' greatest hero reached the Mausoleum. Choosing to find inspiration in grief, the Sphinxes have released their most creative album to date...
Smash Hits!
Season 58:
After too long a wait, the Sphinxes touring schedule brought them round again to face off against bitter rivals, the Crookwell Green Devils. In their last meeting, the Devils had taken guiding light and Lead Shredder Starman to his final rest. This time, the tables were turned, and despite not causing permanent injury, the Sphinxes demoralised the Devils and gained a new legion of fans. Vengeance will still be sought from coach tribalsinner but until then, this match will help Starman to rest easy...


Season 57:
A thumping live show against these hapless high elves. King Jareth almost turned it into a one-man-show, taking out three Elves and scoring a touchdown.

A true back and forth, this performance showed the skills of the newest stage act for the Sphinxes - the stompin' Tap-Jackals. The lasses from Lustria showed they knew how to party too, and in the end the crowd were the real winners. What a show!

Season 54:
Beating former Prem winners is always sweet, but even moreso when they're TWO-TIME CHAMPS. Spectators would be forgiven for thinking Public Service Announcement were fielding their second-string team, as the Sphinxes blew everyone away with a virtuoso performance. A smashing start for that particular prem tour, which sadly went downhill from there...
B-Sides
The soul of Glament lives on, but these players will sadly make music no more...
Yassassin
Starman
Reptile
Laughing Gnome
Thin White Pharaoh
Gold Records
Gone Platinum!


Season 50 - 5*/1/1 - 27ptsSeason 53 - 5*/1/1 - 27ptsSeason 60 - 4/2/1 - 24pts

* - Forfeit wins included.

Achievements!
Best Match: 3-0 vs Hidden People
Worst Match: 0-4 vs Black Swans
Best Season Record: Conf 50: 3/1/1 (+2 forfeit wins) - 27pts
(Mega)Conf 53: 3/1/1 (+2 forfeit wins) - 27pts
Worst Season Record: Prem 51: 0/3/3 - 6pts

Most Casualties (For): 6/2/0 vs Fraud Squad
Most Casualties (Against): 5/3/3 vs Crookwell Green Devils - Vengeance for Starman required
Original Bio design and bbcode by cdwat | Pitch logo expertly made by Karnov

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Progression: Standard
#NamePositionMaStAgAvSkillsInjGCpTdItCsvpSpCostOp
1Ziggy TombdustTomb Guardian4519Decay, Regeneration, Guard 16000306100k (100+20k) 
2Jade JackalTomb Guardian4519Decay, Regeneration, Mighty Blow, Guard, Block 2600013341100k (100+70k) 
3Aladdin PainTomb Guardian4519Decay, Regeneration 4000000100k (100+0k) 
4Major TombTomb Guardian4519Decay, Regeneration, Block, Mighty Blow 190105118100k (100+50k) 
5Sum Wyrd SinAnointed Blitzer6328Block, Regeneration, Jump Up, Tackle, Mighty Blow 270601125090k (90+70k) 
6DebaserAnointed Blitzer6328Block, Regeneration, Tackle, Jump Up, Mighty Blow, Piling On, Frenzy 6319034512190k (90+110k) 
7Cathay GirlAnointed Thrower6327Sure Hands, Pass, Regeneration, Hail Mary Pass 11210011070k (70+20k) 
8Tin Automata v2.1Skeleton Lineman5317Thick Skull, Regeneration, Wrestle, Dirty Player-ag38000332140k (40+40k) 
9 Karma Man IISkeleton Lineman4327Thick Skull, Regeneration, Dirty Player, Wrestle, Kickn, -ma69000263440k (40+60k) 
10Wild Eyed BonesSkeleton Lineman6327Thick Skull, Regeneration, Dirty Player, +MA, Wrestle 58010253240k (40+70k) 
11Lady GravedustAnointed Thrower6327Sure Hands, Pass, Regeneration, Block, Kick-Off Return, Tackle 255110504870k (70+60k) 
14Bones the Wonder-TwigSkeleton Lineman5327Thick Skull, Regeneration, Dirty Player 17010021340k (40+20k) 
15Jerome BewlaySkeleton Lineman5327Thick Skull, Regeneration 900000040k (40+0k) 
16Thomas BewlaySkeleton Lineman5327Thick Skull, Regeneration 1301000340k (40+0k) 
14 players  
Coach:Luohghcra Re-Rolls (140k):4  
Race:Khemri Tomb Kings Fan Factor:6  
Team Value:1890k Assistant Coaches:0  
Treasury:890000 Cheerleaders:0  
Tournament Weight:1890k Apothecary:No  

Games Played:111 (33/33/45) |TD Diff:-19 (112 - 131) |Cas Diff:218 (256/130/54 - 92/81/49)
Last Opponent: Maimami Vice