Faq

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Proposed Canon

The Kingdom of Faq was a Capital Side in Erfworld. It was destroyed, but has been restored by Jillian as its Ruler.Erf-b1.5-p037Same-site.PNG It is now a member of the Royal Crown Coalition II. Count Vinny Doombats is the liaison between Faq and Transylvito.

Faq consists of a Capital of the same name and two subordinate cities. It is surrounded with mountains on all sides and accessible only by air and tunnel.Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG

King Banhammer was the last Ruler of Faq prior to its fall. Jillian Zamussels was his daughter and a heir to the throne.

Known Characters

Cities

  • Faq -- Level 4, Capital. The city of Faq has unusual defenses, which seem specifically designed to defend against Dwagon attacks.
  • Otoh -- Level 2, farming
  • Kibo -- Level 2, farming

Mercenary Work

Although the kingdom had mines and farms it also sent its units to do mercenary work to supplement the treasury.Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG Jillian assumed command over these mercenaries after she had problems with King Banhammer. Her employment as a mercenary provided her with combat experience that helped her reach a relatively high level. This left her in the field when Wanda conspired with Stanley to attack Faq, and subsequently left her with all the mercenaries as a Barbarian force. Jillian remains the only known former Faq Unit that is not working for Stanley the Tool.

Reliance on Magic

King Banhammer relied heavily on the use of magic and had multiple Casters, including a PredictamancerErf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG, a Croakamancer (Wanda Firebaugh), and a Foolamancer (Jack Snipe)Erf-b1-p107Same-site.PNG.

King Banhammer sought a peaceful, non-violent existence for his Kingdom, and so avoided combat that put his nation at risk. When enemy units appeared nearby (usually passing through his territory unaware a nation existed there), the Predictamancer was able to lay out the route the force would follow, allowing Jack to Veil one City at a time; thus, he managed to keep the location of Faq hidden until Wanda's betrayal destroyed the side.

Fall of Faq

The Predictamancer foretold the eventual fall of the kingdom of Faq. This led King Banhammer to order an heir popped: that Unit was Jillian Zamussels. The two failed to get along, and so Jillian took service leading Faq's mercenaries far from the Kingdom.

Wanda had been given a second Prediction: she would one day attune to an Arkentool. This would lead her to desperate measures in finding her destiny. She eventually learned of Stanley the Plaid, a Warlord in the service of King Saline IV at the time, who had attuned to the Arkenhammer. Thinking to take this Arkentool from him, she conspired with Stanley to bring him to Faq. Her intent was to see Stanley die in the attack on her side. She had over-estimated Faq's defenses, and so Stanley succeeded in destroying and pillaging Faq, ending the side.

The mercenaries, including Jillian, became Barbarians as a result of the loss of their side and continued their lives as they had been living, but seeking information on their homeland whenever possible. Jillian is the only human unit known to survive this lifestyle, but she is not yet aware of Wanda's part in the destruction of Faq. Jillian is the only known Faq unit that is not working for Stanley the Tool.

Location

Faq is located in the vicinity of the Kingdom of Transylvito. Transylvito units passed by Faq (although not seeing it) periodically.Erf-b1-p138Same-site.PNG It is located deep within the High Mountains, nearly impassible except for fliers and tunnelers.Erf-b1-p099Same-site.PNG

It is northeast of Carport of the Carpudlians side.

Transylvito is to the south of Faq, with Jitterati to the northwest and Gobwin Knob to the east.

Speculation

At the time of this writing (Summer Update 38), it appears that Don King does not expect Jillian to participate in the war for at least 60 turns. He has ordered Jillian to pop a Royal Heir, which means Faq's armies will grow much more slowly than they would otherwise have done. Because Faq's isolation and terrain makes it well suited for defense, it may be that Don envisions Faq becoming a defensive fortress where he can survive, even if Stanley destroys Transylvito. Jillian and Don are still unaware that Stanley the Tool has a growing army of fliers that includes Dwagons and Archons that could threaten Transylvito. But since Stanley has attacked Transylvito in the past, Don King may believe he will attack again soon. If he decides that Transylvito is about to fall to Stanley, Don could conceivably adopt Stanley's escape plan, and escape with his flying Vampires, Goyles, and Doombats to Faq. Once there, he and his army would become Mercenaries, whom Jillian could hire.

City of Faq

Description of the Capital City of Faq from Erf-b1.5-p037Same-site.PNG:

"It was circular, sharp, and shining.
The outer "walls" were useless against siege, even worse than Transylvito's. They consisted of a ring of stone teeth with a reflective coating of tin, inward-curving towers that terminated in spoon-like roosts for gwiffons and megalogwiffs. There was no gate. Vinny simply flew between these pillars and entered the city. A horn somewhere announced him as an arriving allied unit.
The garrison was a set of six more teeth, much taller, fortified with solid walls that joined them like webbing. Three of these walls had gated archways, adorned with Gothic patterns in wrought iron and stone.
At the center of the garrison rose a tower constructed with all the ferocity of Jillian's imagination. It was shaped something like a white marble palm tree. The trunk was a twist of six massive columns, tapering slightly as they reached straight upward. The top of the tower was a miniature fortress, a bristle of glass and hard spikes, with ledges and platforms where many dozens of flyers could land, or hundreds of defenders could lurk."

Livery

Under Banhammer, the livery of Faq was green, Far Eastern styled clothing.

Under Jillian, the livery is now silver and white.

Real World References

The name is a pun on FAQ. There are a lot of frequently asked questions about Faq; fortunately, there have been many answers, or the name wouldn't work out too well. Faq is also a pun on "The Eternal Questions," such as 'Who am I?', 'What do I want?', 'What is my purpose for being?', 'Is there an afterlife?', 'What is my role in society?', etc.