Writing credits: Gyrotank
Written: July 2012
First released: Russian version, 'Khod sovoy', posted in its entirety on Russian CDRR Headquarters on July 28th, 2012. English translation was completed by author and was posted on The Acorn Cafe in series format from August 15th, 2012 till September 28th, 2012
Title reference: Word play on 'owl' and 'foul play'
Length: 24,071 words (Russian version); 28,622 words (English version) (the difference in size is due to language differences only, there were no additional episodes)
While travelling through Canada on their way home after another successful case the Rescue Rangers witness the two men shooting down great grey owls with tranquilizer darts. Having saved one of the birds from the captors, the owl suggests they should inform the Owl Parliament of what was happening. As a result, Rescue Rangers become official 'agents' of the Parliament and from now on have to fight both criminals and Parliamentary opposition, whose leader isn't interested in their success at all...
The Rescue Rangers
The Ranger Wing
- Best Use of a Recurring Series Character: Chip in Owl Play (tied with Dale in CDRR/Star Wars Crossover Comic by HawkeyeNFO)
- Best Characterization of the Rangers: Owl Play (tied with Got You Last by t.s.)
- Best Narrative Description: Owl Play (as a whole) (tied with Rain by t.s.)
- Best Short Story: Owl Play (tied with Rain by t.s. and Book Brained: Hardcover Hit by nutsforbrains)
- Best Story (Russian): Owl Play
Khod sovoy/Owl Play thread at Russian CDRR Headquarters
Owl Play thread at The Acorn Cafe Story Board