As I’ve said before, anyone who thinks they can gather up their 10 best friends and be a force at sectionals at any level is delusional. That goes the same for gathering up the same guys who get beat every year and thinking this year is gonna be different. So whether you like it or not, kudos to the people who made it to sectionals and some level of appreciation for the ones that make Sunday seems in order. Again, you won’t do it but I’m still encouraging you to go out on Sunday and actually see what you’re complaining about. You just might watch the biggest thorn in your side get beat.
On the Iron Throne sits King Freeman, fresh off his rampage through 3.5, surveying the unrest for as far as the eye can see. An adept leader, he has put down three uprisings over the last four years but now must do it again. His ability to pull together loyal troops year after year from the land of 4.5 as well as find new followers from lands across the sea is unprecedented in Westeros and is the key to his conquest of the Iron Throne and his dominance of it. But after 4 years of summer in King’s Landing, winter is coming.
Freeman has been able to put down an uprising from Dallas’ men of the North on several occasions and often faced the sternest challenges to his throne by insurrections from his own home city, briefly losing the throne to them once. From the deserts of West Texas and their horse tribes to the Kingdom of the Mountain and Vale in Austin, the Kingdom of the Isles and Rivers in San Antonio and all parts in between, holding together the warring clans has never been more challenging. But now a new challenge rises from beyond the wall. To hear the men of the North tell the tale, these wildlings are lead by one who has brought together the warring factions beyond the wall and they have already conquered the Kingdom of the North.
This is not to say the process has been easy. The wildlings lost two mercenaries early in the battles with the men of the North and lost another in their final conquest of the North. But their sights are now set firmly on the Iron Throne. Has King Freeman lost his edge, now having ruled over the Texas Section for so long? He has his own mercenaries, but will they answer the call when it is given or make for other lands? Regardless, he has the most loyal men in Texas, rejoining him in the fight to retain the Iron Throne every other year and this one will be no different. They are veterans of the 4.0 wars, having won several sectionals titles but never quite finding their way at 4.5. They will be well armed, well trained and well led.
After four years of summer will Winter finally overtake us all?