Season 12 had ended once again in disappointment for coach Girth and his Troupe-with the play offs and fame seeming always just out of reach.
Despite being proud of how his team had battled he felt there was something missing, a figure they could look up to and inspire the group.
Coach Girth searched high and low in the off season looking for a star to influence his band and was at the point of giving up when a loud booming knock came at his office door.
Girth stammered, and in strolled the biggest mummy he had ever seen, barely fitting thorough the door.
In a voice so deep and strong his ears practically rattled
‘I HAVE BEEN SUMMONED’
‘PHANTOM LEAVE, I COME IN HIS PLACE-I PROTECT, I SUPPORT…
…I THE ELDER’
with that he turned and left the office-leaving a stunned coach to consider
Why had The Phantom left?
Where has the Elder come from?
And could he lead his Troupe to the play-offs?
Whatever the answers it seemed he was here to stay.