Archduke Ferdinand

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Archduke Ferdinand
Race: Men, Uncroaked
Faction: Gobwin Knob
Class: Warlord
Special: Leadership

Proposed Canon

First Appearance: TBFGK 27

Archduke Ferdinand was an uncroaked warlord for Stanley the Plaid. Along with Ensign Toast he was placed in defense of the Gobwin Knob garrison after the walls were breached, and was destroyed in the ensuing conflict.


As an Archduke, he was almost certainly at least a Noble. This could have also just been his name.

If the word "Duke" is taken with the British definition it would imply he is a Royal, possibly King Saline IV's sibling.

The term "Archduke" implies a sovereign ruler; which Ferdinand obviously wasn't.

The Roman definition is for an important commander with no formal rank (or an alien rank not used by Romans).

Real World References

His name is a reference to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination led to the start of World War I. To this he wears a WWI era pickelhaube, and a gun range target.

Preceded by:
Sir Leeroy Jenkins
Chief Warlord of Gobwin Knob Succeeded by:
Lady Phat-Singh