Battle for Castle Lilith

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Wars of Stanley the Tool
Stanley's Historic Battles, The Gobwin Knob Campaign, Destruction of Unaroyal, Assault on Jetstone, Faq's Homeward Blitz, The Magic War


Previous battle: Battle of Binding Arbitration
Concurrent battle:
Next battle: Operation: Big Game
Battle for Castle Lilith
Conflict: Wars of Stanley the Tool
Date: 89 AW
Place: Lilith's Thinkspace, City of Charlescomm
Outcome: Indecisive
  • Gobwin Knob repatriates Lilith and acquires valuable intel.
  • Charlescomm acquires most of Gobwin Knob's treasury and learns a few things about decryption.
Belligerents

Gobwin Knob

Charlescomm

Commanders

Gobwin Knob

Charlescomm

Strength

Gobwin Knob

Charlescomm

Casualties

Gobwin Knob

Charlescomm


Background

In the aftermath of the Battle for Gobwin Knob, Wanda created the first decrypted, including many of Charlie's archons. During the Assault on Jetstone, Charlie offered a bounty to capture one of Gobwin Knob's decrypted archons and to croak the rest. Jetstone ultimately managed to capture an archon named Lilith and she was eventually delivered to Charlescomm to study decryption.

The Invasion

After arriving at the capital, Lilith was handed over to 3 of Charlescomm's Fox Forcers, Fifinella, Tondelayo, and Belle. Lilith was first strapped to an operating table by several of Charlescomm's elite archons. They proceeded to help the physically incapacitated Charlie to put his hand on her. He then used Thinkamancy and likely a mix of Carnymancy to enter Thinkspace in Lilith's mind.

Lilith used her lesser brand of Thinkamancy to symbolically forge her mind into a well protected fortress garrisoned with archers and stabbers, while Charlie manifested his invasion as a swarm of crows. While she knew that she ultimately didn't stand a chance, and that Charlie would inevitably destroy her as soon as he was done studying her, she aimed to waste as much of Charlie's time as possible.

Meanwhile, Maggie in the Magic Kingdom was notified of an emergency. Parson and all of Gobwin Knob's casters met up in Spacerock's throne room to deal with Wanda, who had become unresponsive. Maggie studied her, and discovered that Wanda was observing the mental battle between Charlie and Lilith. Maggie offered to form a caster link with her to help Wanda protect Lilith.

Lilith managed to hold on her own for two hours, until Charlie applied Croakamancy related principles to his Thinkamancy. He was essentially able to "uncroak" Lilith's croaked infantry and recreate them as knights aligned with himself. But just as he managed to break into Castle Lilith's throne room, the core of Lilith's consciousness, Wanda and Maggie intervened.

Wanda used her own Croakamancy combined with Maggie's Thinkamancy to start converting Charlie's knights, using the Arkenpliers in a new way to "recrypt" them,(as opposed to her usual use of "decrypt") This began a chain reaction which one recrypted knight converted others, which in turn converted still others. Wanda also managed to "recrypt" at least some of Charlie's crows. Decrying what Charlie had done as a corruption of Croakamancy and Thinkamancy, Wanda and Maggie managed to restore some of Lilith's mind, though much of it remained lost.

Rather than do battle with them, Charlie quickly retreated from Lilith's mind and prepared to disjunct himself from her. But before he could do so, Wanda broke the g-string enforcing Lilith's status as a prisoner. Wanda and Maggie then together managed to bolster Lilith's will and break her free of her restraints. Lilith then used Shockmancy to blast a hole through Belle's belly, croaking her.

Lilith dived under the operating for cover while Charlie's other archons scrambled to screen Charlie, unhook from his machine, and evacuate him from the room. After recovering Belle's assault rifle, Lilith croaked Fifinella and aimed her rifle directly at Charlie.

Wanda and Maggie as devil and angel proceeded to give Lilith conflicting orders on whether or not to croak Charlie. Angered, Wanda forcefully terminated the linkup, causing Maggie to suffer from the mental backlash and leaving her critically incapacitated. Torn between her loyalty to her mistress and her duty and desire for revenge, Lilith was sufficiently distracted for Tondelayo to seal Charlie in his vault, leaving him out of Lilith's grasp to her frustration.