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=Proposed Canon=
 
=Proposed Canon=
  
Gobwin Knob is the side [[ruler|ruled]] by [[Stanley the Tool]]. Its shares its name with its [[Gobwin Knob (city)|capital]] and the [[Mountain#Volcano|volcano]] upon which it sits.  The [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] was a conflict over the existence of the side, fought chiefly at the [[capital]] on the [[mountain]].
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Gobwin Knob is the side [[ruler|ruled]] by [[Stanley the Tool]]. Its shares its name with its [[Gobwin Knob (city)|former capital]] and the [[Mountain#Volcano|volcano]] upon which it sits.  The [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] was a conflict over the existence of the side, fought chiefly at the [[capital]] on the [[mountain]].
  
 
==Location==
 
==Location==
It seems Gobwin Knob is literally at the center of the current conflict, being west of [[Jetstone]] and what used to be [[Unaroyal]] (and presumably west, southwest, or northwest of sides like [[Hobbittm]], [[Haggar]], [[FoxMUD]], and [[Sofa King]]). On the other side, [[Kingdom of Faq|Faq]] seems to be West of Gobwin Knob, and [[Transylvito]] southwest, with [[Jitterati]] and [[Carpool]] somewhere in the same area.
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Gobwin Knob is literally at the center of the current conflict, being northwest of [[Jetstone]] and [[Haggar]], due west of [[FoxMUD]], [[Sofa King]], [[Hyatt]] and what used to be [[Unaroyal]], north of [[Hobbittm]] and [[Rightshoring]], east of [[Kingdom of Faq|Faq]] and [[Transylvito]], and south of [[Charlescomm]].
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==Treasury==
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Before the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], the side had over 500000 schmuckers in its [[treasury]], most of which was spent to summon [[Parson]]. During the [[Volcano Uncroaking]], [[Sizemore]] uncovered millions of schmuckers in [[gem]]s, and said Gobwin Knob "could be the richest side in Erfworld". This wealth allowed Stanley to expand both cities and native allies (first [[Hobgobwins]], later [[Juggle Elves]]). However, that amount was dwarfed by the results of [[Operation: Big Game]]. Gobwin Knob took 30 million schmuckers from [[Charlescomm]], making them almost certainly the second wealthiest side known (but still far behind Charlescomm).
  
 
==Territory==
 
==Territory==
  
Gobwin Knob's territory during most of the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] consisted solely of the mountain on which the capital stood.  Prior to this, it held several cities of unknown location, though one of them was [[Warchalking]], just to the east of the Capital.  In the [[turn]]s after the battle, Gobwin Knob has expanded, retaking old cities and conquering [[Unaroyal]] completely, in doing so extending its territory east to the border of [[Jetstone]] near [[Bridgestone]] and [[Firestone]].
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Gobwin Knob's territory during most of the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] consisted solely of the mountain on which the capital stood.  Prior to this, it held ten other cities of unknown location, though one of them was [[Warchalking]], just to the east of the Capital.  In the [[turn]]s after the battle, Gobwin Knob has expanded, retaking old cities and conquering [[Unaroyal]] completely, in doing so extending its territory east to the border of [[Jetstone]] near [[Bridgestone]] and [[Firestone]].
  
The side currently consists of its [[Capital]] and thirteen other [[city|cities]] following the loss of [[Progrock]].
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The side currently consists of its [[Capital]] and fourteen other [[city|cities]] following the rebuilding of [[Progrock]], [[Brookstone]], [[Bohica]], the capture of Spacerock and the loss of the city formerly known as Gobwin Knob.
  
*[[Gobwin Knob (city)|Gobwin Knob]] -- Capital, Level 5. Rests at the top of Gobwin Knob, an active volcano. Has special [[lava lake]] [[City Zones|city zone]].
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The capital was transferred to Spacerock in order to save Parson from an [[inferno]].
  
* [[Orgchart]]
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* [[Spacerock]] -- Capital, Level 4, Sapient Tower, Captured from Jetstone
* [[Unabrow]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]]
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* [[City of Unaroyal]] -- Captured from Barbarians, former capital of Unaroyal, Level 4
* [[Unavac]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]]
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* [[Unatard]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]]
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* [[City of Unaroyal]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]]
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* [[Warchalking]] -- Level 2, Farming
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* [[Brookstone]] -- Presumably captured from [[Jetstone]]
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* 6 other cities -- former Gobwin Knob, Unaroyal, and Jetstone ownership (possibly others).
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==Forces==
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* [[Warchalking]] -- Level 2, Farming, retaken from [[Unaroyal]]
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* [[Greenwashing]] -- Reclaimed Gobwin Knob city on slight detour off the Orgchart-Warchalking-Faq route
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* [[Orgchart]] -- Recaptured from the [[RCC]] II, Level 3
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* [[Bohica]] -- Captured from Unaroyal, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
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* [[Unatard]] -- Recaptured from the [[Unaroyal]], close to Hobbittm territory
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* [[Unabrow]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]], May have been razed and rebuilt under another name
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* [[Unavac]] -- Captured from the [[Unaroyal]], May have been razed and rebuilt under another name
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* [[Dwagoncon]] -- Level 3+, built over the ruins of the [[Unaroyal]] City of Motoroyal, capable of popping dwagons
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* [[Progrock]] -- Captured from Jetstone, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
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* [[Brookstone]] -- Captured from Jetstone, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
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* 3 other cities -- former Gobwin Knob, Unaroyal, and Jetstone ownership (possibly others).
  
===Commanders===
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===Former Cities===
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*[[Gobwin Knob (city)|Gobwin Knob]] -- Former capital, [[Level]] 5. Rests at the top of Gobwin Knob, an active volcano. Has special [[lava lake]] [[City Zones|city zone]]. Was conquered by [[Faq]] and renamed to "I'm Coming For You Stanley".
  
:[[Overlord]] [[Stanley the Tool]] -- [[Ruler]]
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==Inhabitants==
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===Current===
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*[[Stanley the Tool]], Warlord, [[Overlord]]/[[Ruler]]
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*[[Parson Gotti]], [[Lord Hamster]], [[Warlord]], Level 3, [[Chief Warlord]]
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*[[Sizemore Rockwell]], [[Dirtamancer]], [[Chief Caster]]
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*[[Ivan Poe]], [[Dirtamancer]], [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Jack Snipe]], [[Foolamancer]], [[Decrypted]], croaked and decrypted at the [[Siege of Spacerock]]
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*[[Maggie]], [[Thinkamancer]], Level 4
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*[[Ace Hardware]], [[Dollamancer]], Level 2, [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Claud Gauntlet]], [[Dollamancer]], [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Marie Lavraie]], [[Predictamancer]], [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Adam Antium]], [[Warlord]], Level 7, [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Jonah Vark]], [[Warlord]], Level 3, [[Decrypted]], in charge of Unaroyal's former capital, the [[city of Unaroyal]]
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*[[Murray Antoinette]], [[Warlord]]. Level 2, [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Tim Foilhat]], [[Warlord]]
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*[[Winston Payne]], [[Warlord]]
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*[[Bonnie]], [[Archon]], Level 9, [[Decrypted]]
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*[[Jed]], the [[golem]] [[tower]] of [[Spacerock]]
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*[[Zhopa]], [[twoll]], serves in Spacerock as lackey to Tool Stanley
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*[[Odie Ose]], [[Juggle Elves|Juggle Elf]], former Superfluous Elf, [[knight]]
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*[[Treebeer]], [[Juggle Elves|Juggle Elf]], former Woodsy Elf, [[Miracle pole]] wielding [[knight]]
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*[[Escapelle]], [[Juggle Elves|Juggle Elf]]
  
:[[Warlord]] [[Parson Gotti]], [[Lord Hamster]] -- [[Chief Warlord]], tactician, logistician, possibly a Mathamancer or Signamancer
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===Former===
:[[Warlord]] [[Prince Ansom|Ansom]] ([[Decrypted]]) -- Field commander. Currently captured by Queen Jillian during the Battle of the Expository Bridge{{erf|2|29}}.
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:[[Warlord]] [[Ossomer]] ([[Decrypted]])
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:[[Warlord]] [[Lady Sylvia Lazarus]] ([[Decrypted]])
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:[[Warlord]] [[K.C.]] ([[Decrypted]])
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:[[Warlord]] [[Captain Archer]]
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:[[Croakamancer]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]] -- (Chief) [[Croakamancer]], advisor/confidant to Stanley
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*[[Lady Sylvia Lazarus]], Level 6 [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], Was caught in a huge explosion at Spacerock, presumed to have collapsed to dust from her wounds
:[[Thinkamancer]] [[Maggie]] -- advisor/secretary to Stanley, advisor to Lord Hamster
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*[[K.C.]], [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], May have been destroyed during the drop to Spacerock's Garrison or in the subsequent battle, hasn't been spoken of since
:[[Foolamancer]] [[Jack Snipe]] -- advisor to Lord Hamster
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*[[Lacrosse]], [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], M.I.A. as he isn't present in the small band of survivors at Spacerock
:[[Dirtamancer]] [[Sizemore Rockwell]] -- advisor to Lord Hamster
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*[[Lord]] [[Manpower the Temporary]],  [[Chief Warlord]], [[uncroaked]], destroyed
 
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*[[Princess Cruz]], [[Decrypted]] [[Unaroyal]] [[Warlord]], destroyed by [[K.C.]]
===Persons of Note===
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*[[Ossomer]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], deserted to [[Jetstone]]
 
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*[[Lookamancer]] [[Misty]], croaked by feedback from broken [[Caster Link]]
:[[Vurp]] - Head [[Chief]] of the reconstituted [[Hobgobwin]] tribe allied to Gobwin Knob; Formerly one of 3 best [[Knights in Stanley's Service|KISS member]]s; sole surviving [[Hobgobwin]] or [[Gobwin]] after TBFGK; maintained & continued Hobgobwin [[alliance]] with Gobwin Knob
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*[[King Saline IV]], [[Ruler]], lost in [[Gobwin Insurrection]]
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*[[Lady Phat-Singh]], [[Warlord]], [[uncroaked]], destroyed
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*[[Ensign Toast]], [[Warlord]], [[uncroaked]],  destroyed
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*[[Sir Leeroy Jenkins]], [[Warlord]], [[uncroaked]],  destroyed
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*[[Bogroll]], [[Twoll]] lackey with a heart of gold, deceased
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*[[Mung]] Hobgobwin henchman with a heart of muscle, deceased
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*[[Fud]], [[Hobgobwin]] [[Heavy]], deceased
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*[[Vurp]], top level [[Hobgobwin]] [[Knight]], Chief of the allied Hobgobwins. Betrayed Gobwin Knob to Charlescomm after being coerced by a spell called [[binding arbitration]]
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*''2 unnamed'' casters, decrypted
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*[[Marie Lavraie]], hired [[Predictamancer]], deceased
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*[[Downer]], [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], dusted
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====Prisoners====
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*[[Lady]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]], [[Chief Caster|Chief]] [[Croakamancer]], advisor/confidant/concubine to Stanley, prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Artemis]], [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], Level 8, prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Shawn Bawn]], [[Rhyme-o-mancer]], decrypted, prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Lilith]], [[Archon]], [[Decrypted]], prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Sandy]], [[Archon]], [[Decrypted]], prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Raven]], [[Archon]], [[Decrypted]], prisoner of barbarian casters
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*[[Prince Ansom|Ansom]], [[Level]] 10 [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], prisoner of [[Faq]]
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*[[Georgia Power]], [[Warlord]], [[Decrypted]], was in charge of Gobwin Knob's former capital, the [[city of Gobwin Knob]], prisoner of [[Faq]]
  
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==Forces==
 
===[[Troops]]===
 
===[[Troops]]===
  
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* [[Men]] - [[Pop]]ped in any Gobwin Knob city. Those popped in the Capital are presumably members of the Plaid Tribe - it is not known whether any men serving the side currently were popped there.  Those popped in other cities might be of different tribes.  Those popped in captured cities almost certainly are.
 
* [[Men]] - [[Pop]]ped in any Gobwin Knob city. Those popped in the Capital are presumably members of the Plaid Tribe - it is not known whether any men serving the side currently were popped there.  Those popped in other cities might be of different tribes.  Those popped in captured cities almost certainly are.
** [[Infantry]] - Can be popped in any city of Level 1 or higher.
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** [[Infantry]] - Can be popped in any city of Level 1 or higher.{{ref|pop1}}
 
*** [[Piker]]s - Stanley was a piker himself, and so, before the battle of Gobwin Knob, had a larger and more powerful force of pikers than of other classes of infantry.
 
*** [[Piker]]s - Stanley was a piker himself, and so, before the battle of Gobwin Knob, had a larger and more powerful force of pikers than of other classes of infantry.
 
*** [[Archer]]s
 
*** [[Archer]]s
 
*** [[Stabber]]s
 
*** [[Stabber]]s
 
*** [[Knight]]s
 
*** [[Knight]]s
** [[Warlords]] - Can be built in Cities of Level Two or higher.
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**[[Commander]]s
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***[[Warlords]] - Can be built in Cities of Level Two or higher.{{ref|pop2}}
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***[[Caster]]s - Sometimes pop instead of a Warlord
  
* [[Twoll]]s - Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level 1 or higher.
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*[[Heavies]]
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**[[Twoll]]s - Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level 1 or higher.{{ref|pop1a}}
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**[[Mount]]s
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***[[Spidew]]s - Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level Two or higher.{{ref|pop2a}}
  
* [[Spidew]]s - Seen operating alone and carrying [[gobwin]]s, [[hobgobwin]]s, and [[uncroaked]] [[warlord]]s. Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level Two or higher.
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*[[Flying unit]]s
 
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**[[Dwagon]]s - Can be popped in any [[Gobwin Knob]] clone city of Level Three or higher.{{ref|pop3}}
* [[Dwagon]]s - Can be popped in any [[Gobwin Knob]] clone city of Level Three or higher.
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***[[pink dwagon|Pink Dwagon]]s
** [[pink dwagon|Pink]], [[purple dwagon|Purple]], and [[yellow dwagon|Yellow]] Dwagons - weaker types that may simply be quicker to produce than other types.
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***[[purple dwagon|Purple Dwagon]]s
** [[red dwagon|Red]], [[blue dwagon|Blue]], [[green dwagon|Green]] and [[brown dwagon|Brown]] Dwagons - these stronger types may only become available for production at Level Four or Level Five.
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***[[Yellow Dwagon]]s
** Plated Dwagons - these armored versions may simply take longer to produce, may only be available at higher city levels, or may be an example of [[Natural Dollamancy]] or may be equipped with armor fabricated by [[twoll]]s.
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***[[red dwagon|Red Dwagon]]s
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***[[blue dwagon|Blue Dwagon]]s
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***[[green dwagon|Green Dwagon]]s
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***Plated Dwagons, armoured variants of the six available colours of Dwagon.
  
 
====[[Animated Units|Magic]]====
 
====[[Animated Units|Magic]]====
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*[[Uncroaked]] - Wanda could uncroak dead man-sized units of Gobwin Knob's or its enemies.
 
*[[Uncroaked]] - Wanda could uncroak dead man-sized units of Gobwin Knob's or its enemies.
  
*[[Golem]]s - Sizemore could create five types of golem from mineral resources available to him in the Capital.
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*[[Dirtamancy]] [[Golem]]s - Sizemore could create five types of golem from mineral resources available to him in the Capital.
 
**Crap
 
**Crap
 
**Soft Rock
 
**Soft Rock
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**Acid Rock
 
**Acid Rock
 
**Metal
 
**Metal
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*[[Dollamancy]] [[Golem]]s
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**[[Toy soldier]]s
  
 
====[[Natural Allies]]====
 
====[[Natural Allies]]====
  
*[[Hobgobwin]] - Provided roughly man-sized units
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*[[Gobwin]] - Provided specialist tunnel fighters. Once plentiful in the mountain that shares their name, after the [[Volcano Uncroaking]], all gobwins serving Gobwin Knob were [[croaked]] and the alliance dissolved.  Since then, despite all effort, no contact has been made with any feral goblins. This is later confirmed to be the doing of [[Charlescomm]], which bribed them to join [[Charlie]]'s side.
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*[[Hobgobwin]]s - Provided roughly man-sized units. They switch to [[Charlescomm]] after [[Charlie]] uses a spell called [[binding arbitration]] to coerce [[Vurp]] into betraying Gobwin Knob.
 
**[[Stabber]]
 
**[[Stabber]]
 
**[[Knight]] ([[Knights In Stanley's Service]])
 
**[[Knight]] ([[Knights In Stanley's Service]])
  
*[[Gobwin]] - Provided specialist tunnel fighters. Once plentiful in the mountain that shares their name, after the [[Volcano Uncroaking]], all gobwins serving Gobwin Knob were [[croaked]] and the alliance dissolved.  Since then, despite all effort, no contact has been made with any gobwins.
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*[[Juggle Elves]] - Used to replace the Hobgobwin Knights and use [[destructive foraging]] in enemy territory. In addition to an inner core of native Juggle Elves, this alliance also provides Gobwin Knob with some elves from just about every tribe. Aside from a few knights, the Juggle Elves stay away from Gobwin Knob's cities and are used to wreck things in the field.
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**[[Knight]]s ([[Jed Eye Knights]])
  
 
====[[Arkentool]]====
 
====[[Arkentool]]====
  
*[[Dwagon]]s - Once Stanley had the [[Arkenhammer]], the Capital could pop dwagons, and Stanley could tame wild ones. It is not known if the side had any access to dwagons prior to aquiring the hammer. Dwagons can also be Popped in any [[Raze]]d and [[Rebuilding|Rebuilt]] Cities of Level Three or higher.
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*[[Dwagon]]s - Once Stanley had the [[Arkenhammer]], he could [[tame]] wild ones. It is not known if the side had any access to dwagons prior to aquiring the hammer. Dwagons can also be Popped in any [[Raze]]d and [[Rebuilding|Rebuilt]] Cities of Level Three or higher.
  
 
*[[Decrypted]] - after the BfGK, Wanda captured and attuned to the [[Arkenpliers]], and has since had seemingly limitless ability to raise dead units, including:
 
*[[Decrypted]] - after the BfGK, Wanda captured and attuned to the [[Arkenpliers]], and has since had seemingly limitless ability to raise dead units, including:
**[[Men]], [[Archon]]s, [[Battle Bear]]s, [[Wiener-Rammer]]s, [[Sourmander]]s and [[Dwagon]]s
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**[[Men]], [[Archon]]s, [[Battle Bear]]s, [[Wiener-Rammer]]s, [[Tchotchke]]s, [[Gobwin]]s, [[Hobgobwin]]s [[Sourmander]]s and [[Dwagon]]s
  
 
===Current Strength===
 
===Current Strength===
  
Around 9400, including around 8000 speaking troops (Men, Archons, Twolls, etc).
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At the start of the [[Siege of Spacerock|Battle of Spacerock]], the Side had around 9400 [[Unit]]s, including around 8000 speaking troops (Men, Archons, Twolls, etc).  
  
 
At the end of the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], the side consisted of 1 [[Overlord]], 1 [[Warlord]], 4 [[Casters]], 1 [[Hobgobwin]] [[Knight]], 2 Rock [[Golem]]s, 7 [[Dwagon]]s, and a "scattering" of [[Uncroaked]].
 
At the end of the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], the side consisted of 1 [[Overlord]], 1 [[Warlord]], 4 [[Casters]], 1 [[Hobgobwin]] [[Knight]], 2 Rock [[Golem]]s, 7 [[Dwagon]]s, and a "scattering" of [[Uncroaked]].
  
 
Since that point, the side has been [[pop]]ping [[Twoll]]s, hiring [[Hobgobwin]]s, taming [[dwagon]]s, and [[Decrypted|decrypting]] a vast number of fallen units, beginning with possibly thousands of troops in the day following the battle, and then bolstering its numbers with each new city claimed (14), rapidly raising the force exponentially to its current size - over 9000 units added in 75 turns, averaging over 120 new units per turn.
 
Since that point, the side has been [[pop]]ping [[Twoll]]s, hiring [[Hobgobwin]]s, taming [[dwagon]]s, and [[Decrypted|decrypting]] a vast number of fallen units, beginning with possibly thousands of troops in the day following the battle, and then bolstering its numbers with each new city claimed (14), rapidly raising the force exponentially to its current size - over 9000 units added in 75 turns, averaging over 120 new units per turn.
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Losses at and around Spacerock may have exceeded two thousand slain or taken. Well over a thousand fell at [[Battle of Expository Bridge]] alone, to that count must be added all soldiers present at [[Progrock]], the defenders of [[Brookstone]] and almost all of those who reached [[Spacerock]]. Gobwin Knob's current population must have fallen below eight thousand. However almost three hundred bodies were recovered in a Decryptable state when Spacerock was finally captured, alleviating the damage somewhat.
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Following these events, Faq sacked a further three Gobwin Knob cities, including Bohica, slaughtering all defenders, but were defeated and forced to release their prisoners. All Gobwin Knob's Hobgobwin's defected to Charlescomm during that battle. Gobwin Knob has enjoyed thirteen turns of production since the fall of Spacerock.
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The loss of all forces in the Magic Kingdom has weakened the side further, but an alliance is on the verge of being formed with an army of elves several thousand strong, which may boost the side's numbers to a new high.
  
 
===Casualties===
 
===Casualties===
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====During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]]====
 
====During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]]====
  
*[[Noble|Lord]] [[Manpower the Temporary]] -- [[Chief Warlord]], [[uncroaked]], destroyed
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*[[Lord]] [[Manpower the Temporary]] -- [[Chief Warlord]], [[uncroaked]], destroyed
 
*[[Lady Phat-Singh]] -- [[uncroaked]] [[Warlord]], destroyed
 
*[[Lady Phat-Singh]] -- [[uncroaked]] [[Warlord]], destroyed
 
*[[Ensign Toast]] -- [[uncroaked]] [[Warlord]], destroyed
 
*[[Ensign Toast]] -- [[uncroaked]] [[Warlord]], destroyed
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*[[K.C.]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], missing in action since lunch.  
 
*[[K.C.]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], missing in action since lunch.  
 
*[[Ossomer]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], deserted to [[Jetstone]].
 
*[[Ossomer]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], deserted to [[Jetstone]].
*Thirty plus [[Decrypted]] [[Archon]]s, murdered by [[Jetstone]]'s [[Archer]]s and [[Flying unit|airforce]].  
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*All thirty odd [[Decrypted]] [[Archon]]s, murdered by [[Jetstone]]'s [[Archer]]s and [[Flying unit|airforce]], aside from [[Lilith|one]] they [[capture]]d.
 
*Three [[Decrypted]] [[Red dwagon|Red Dwagon]]s, destroyed by [[Countess]] [[Artemis]] and her [[Artemis' Knights|followers]].
 
*Three [[Decrypted]] [[Red dwagon|Red Dwagon]]s, destroyed by [[Countess]] [[Artemis]] and her [[Artemis' Knights|followers]].
 
*Three [[Decrypted]] [[Green dwagon|Green Dwagon]]s, destroyed by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
 
*Three [[Decrypted]] [[Green dwagon|Green Dwagon]]s, destroyed by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
 
*One [[Decrypted]] [[Purple dwagon|Purple Dwagon]], destroyed by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
 
*One [[Decrypted]] [[Purple dwagon|Purple Dwagon]], destroyed by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
 
*One [[Hobgobwin]] [[Heavy Unit|Heavy]] [[Knight]], cut down by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
 
*One [[Hobgobwin]] [[Heavy Unit|Heavy]] [[Knight]], cut down by the [[Artemis' Knights|followers]] of [[Countess]] [[Artemis]].
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*One Plated [[Decrypted]] [[Red dwagon|Red Dwagon]], destroyed by a well placed rock.
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*[[Captain Archer]], [[Decrypted]] [[Warlord]], crushed by the [[Cloth Golem|Plushy]]  Rock Lobbers.
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*Most [[Unit]]s left in the City, ([[Hobgobwins]], [[Decrypted]] [[Infantry]], [[Warlord]]s and [[Dwagon]]s), blown to pieces in a friendly [[fire|pyre]] incident.
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*A stack of [[Decrypted]] [[Infantry]] suffered heavy losses fighting the retinue of [[King]] [[Slately]] in the throne room.
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*Rocks fell, [[Jack Snipe]] was sent to the great jester in the sky.
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*Several [[Decrypted]] [[Infantry]] burned up in the [[Inferno]].
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*A [[Decrypted]] [[Purple dwagon|Purple Dwagon]], last seen trapped beneath burning rubble during an inferno.
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====During [[Faq's Homeward Blitz|Faq's rampage through Gobwin Knob's territory]]====
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*All defenders of [[Brookstone]] slain or taken
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*All defenders of [[Bohica]] slain or taken
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**At least four [[Dwagon]]s were among the fallen
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*Two other cities sacked with all defenders slain or taken
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====During [[Battle of Binding Arbitration|Tool Stanley's counter attack]]====
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*A [[Purple dwagon|Purple Dwagon]] was last seen being engulfed by an enemy [[Megalogwiff]]
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*A pair of [[Blue dwagon|Blue Dwagon]]s went MIA during the fighting
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*A number of soldiers were last seen falling from a slain enemy [[Megalogwiff]]
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*All allied [[Hobgobwin]]'s deserted to [[Charlescomm]]
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**Fights would have broken out all over Gobwin Knob as a result of this, causing untold losses
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====During the [[Battle for Castle Lilith|Assault on Castle Lilith]]====
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*Elements of [[Lilith]]'s mind were lost during the fighting
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====During [[Operation: Big Game|Operation Big Game]]====
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* [[Decrypted]] warlord [[Downer]], dusted by free casters.
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* Unnamed newly decrypted [[archon]], dusted by [[Charlescomm]].
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* Most decrypted [[infantry]] that Gobwin Knob had in Magic Kingdom, but three units, dusted by [[Charlescomm]] and free casters.
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* Two unnamed newly decrypted casters, dusted by [[Charlescomm]] and free casters.
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* [[Marie Lavraie]], allied [[Predictamancer]], croaked by free casters.
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* Prisoners taken in [[Transylvito]]:
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** [[Parson Gotti]], [[Jack Snipe]] and [[Maggie]].
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* Prisoners taken by free casters of Magic Kingdom:
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** [[Wanda Firebaugh]], [[Artemis]], [[Shawn Bawn]], three [[archon]]s ([[Lilith]], [[Raven]] and [[Sandy]]), three decrypted infantry.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Known Gobwin Knob history begins under [[King Saline IV]]. Currently survived by only two members of his tribe, [[Stanley the Tool]] and [[Sizemore Rockwell]], he is fondly remembered by the latter, and raised the former from [[piker]] to [[warlord]], [[Chief Warlord]], and [[Heir Designate]].
 
Known Gobwin Knob history begins under [[King Saline IV]]. Currently survived by only two members of his tribe, [[Stanley the Tool]] and [[Sizemore Rockwell]], he is fondly remembered by the latter, and raised the former from [[piker]] to [[warlord]], [[Chief Warlord]], and [[Heir Designate]].
  
The alliances with the [[gobwins]] and [[hobgobwins]] were strong even back then, and so it was a severe shock when they broke [[alliance]] and attacked Gobwin Knob while Stanley, at the time long [[Chief Warlord]] and in posession of the [[Arkenhammer]], and newly named [[Heir]], was conveniently away with his [[dwagons]] and many of the city's [[casters]].  The city was taken and King Saline IV was [[croaked]].  Since Stanley was the heir of the kingdom, the side continued to exist under his rule.  He returned the next day with the [[Arkenhammer]], casters, and dwagons and succesfully retook the [[city]]. During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], the faction consisted mainly of the gobwins and hobgobwins with very few men remaining in its service - and many of those not of Plaid descent.
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The alliances with the [[gobwins]] and [[hobgobwins]] were strong even back then, and so it was a severe shock when they broke [[alliance]] and attacked Gobwin Knob while Stanley, at the time long [[Chief Warlord]] and in posession of the [[Arkenhammer]], and newly named [[Heir]], was conveniently away with his [[dwagons]] and many of the city's [[casters]].  The city was taken and King Saline IV was [[croaked]].  Since Stanley was the heir of the kingdom, the side continued to exist under his rule.  He returned the next day with the [[Arkenhammer]], casters, and dwagons and successfully retook the [[city]]. During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], the faction consisted mainly of the gobwins and hobgobwins with very few men remaining in its service - and many of those not of Plaid descent.
  
 
'''Known Members of the Plaid Tribe:'''
 
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*[[Stanley the Plaid]], aka [[Stanley the Tool]], aka the Worm
 
*[[Stanley the Plaid]], aka [[Stanley the Tool]], aka the Worm
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]]
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]]
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Gobwin Knob redirects here. For other uses, see Gobwin Knob (disambiguation)

Proposed Canon

Gobwin Knob is the side ruled by Stanley the Tool. Its shares its name with its former capital and the volcano upon which it sits. The Battle for Gobwin Knob was a conflict over the existence of the side, fought chiefly at the capital on the mountain.

Location

Gobwin Knob is literally at the center of the current conflict, being northwest of Jetstone and Haggar, due west of FoxMUD, Sofa King, Hyatt and what used to be Unaroyal, north of Hobbittm and Rightshoring, east of Faq and Transylvito, and south of Charlescomm.

Treasury

Before the Battle for Gobwin Knob, the side had over 500000 schmuckers in its treasury, most of which was spent to summon Parson. During the Volcano Uncroaking, Sizemore uncovered millions of schmuckers in gems, and said Gobwin Knob "could be the richest side in Erfworld". This wealth allowed Stanley to expand both cities and native allies (first Hobgobwins, later Juggle Elves). However, that amount was dwarfed by the results of Operation: Big Game. Gobwin Knob took 30 million schmuckers from Charlescomm, making them almost certainly the second wealthiest side known (but still far behind Charlescomm).

Territory

Gobwin Knob's territory during most of the Battle for Gobwin Knob consisted solely of the mountain on which the capital stood. Prior to this, it held ten other cities of unknown location, though one of them was Warchalking, just to the east of the Capital. In the turns after the battle, Gobwin Knob has expanded, retaking old cities and conquering Unaroyal completely, in doing so extending its territory east to the border of Jetstone near Bridgestone and Firestone.

The side currently consists of its Capital and fourteen other cities following the rebuilding of Progrock, Brookstone, Bohica, the capture of Spacerock and the loss of the city formerly known as Gobwin Knob.

The capital was transferred to Spacerock in order to save Parson from an inferno.

  • Spacerock -- Capital, Level 4, Sapient Tower, Captured from Jetstone
  • City of Unaroyal -- Captured from Barbarians, former capital of Unaroyal, Level 4
  • Warchalking -- Level 2, Farming, retaken from Unaroyal
  • Greenwashing -- Reclaimed Gobwin Knob city on slight detour off the Orgchart-Warchalking-Faq route
  • Orgchart -- Recaptured from the RCC II, Level 3
  • Bohica -- Captured from Unaroyal, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
  • Unatard -- Recaptured from the Unaroyal, close to Hobbittm territory
  • Unabrow -- Captured from the Unaroyal, May have been razed and rebuilt under another name
  • Unavac -- Captured from the Unaroyal, May have been razed and rebuilt under another name
  • Dwagoncon -- Level 3+, built over the ruins of the Unaroyal City of Motoroyal, capable of popping dwagons
  • Progrock -- Captured from Jetstone, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
  • Brookstone -- Captured from Jetstone, razed by Faq, subsequently rebuilt
  • 3 other cities -- former Gobwin Knob, Unaroyal, and Jetstone ownership (possibly others).

Former Cities

  • Gobwin Knob -- Former capital, Level 5. Rests at the top of Gobwin Knob, an active volcano. Has special lava lake city zone. Was conquered by Faq and renamed to "I'm Coming For You Stanley".

Inhabitants

Current

Former

Prisoners

Forces

Troops

Gobwin Knob's troops come from a variety of sources.

City Production

All cities that were originally built (or rebuilt) by Gobwin knob can produce the same unit types, depending on the level of that city. Captured cities produce the units they produced under their original side.

  • Men - Popped in any Gobwin Knob city. Those popped in the Capital are presumably members of the Plaid Tribe - it is not known whether any men serving the side currently were popped there. Those popped in other cities might be of different tribes. Those popped in captured cities almost certainly are.
    • Infantry - Can be popped in any city of Level 1 or higher.[1]
      • Pikers - Stanley was a piker himself, and so, before the battle of Gobwin Knob, had a larger and more powerful force of pikers than of other classes of infantry.
      • Archers
      • Stabbers
      • Knights
    • Commanders
      • Warlords - Can be built in Cities of Level Two or higher.[2]
      • Casters - Sometimes pop instead of a Warlord
  • Heavies
    • Twolls - Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level 1 or higher.[3]
    • Mounts
      • Spidews - Can be popped in any Gobwin Knob clone city of Level Two or higher.[4]

Magic

  • Uncroaked - Wanda could uncroak dead man-sized units of Gobwin Knob's or its enemies.
  • Dirtamancy Golems - Sizemore could create five types of golem from mineral resources available to him in the Capital.
    • Crap
    • Soft Rock
    • Hard Rock
    • Acid Rock
    • Metal

Natural Allies

  • Gobwin - Provided specialist tunnel fighters. Once plentiful in the mountain that shares their name, after the Volcano Uncroaking, all gobwins serving Gobwin Knob were croaked and the alliance dissolved. Since then, despite all effort, no contact has been made with any feral goblins. This is later confirmed to be the doing of Charlescomm, which bribed them to join Charlie's side.
  • Juggle Elves - Used to replace the Hobgobwin Knights and use destructive foraging in enemy territory. In addition to an inner core of native Juggle Elves, this alliance also provides Gobwin Knob with some elves from just about every tribe. Aside from a few knights, the Juggle Elves stay away from Gobwin Knob's cities and are used to wreck things in the field.

Arkentool

  • Dwagons - Once Stanley had the Arkenhammer, he could tame wild ones. It is not known if the side had any access to dwagons prior to aquiring the hammer. Dwagons can also be Popped in any Razed and Rebuilt Cities of Level Three or higher.

Current Strength

At the start of the Battle of Spacerock, the Side had around 9400 Units, including around 8000 speaking troops (Men, Archons, Twolls, etc).

At the end of the Battle for Gobwin Knob, the side consisted of 1 Overlord, 1 Warlord, 4 Casters, 1 Hobgobwin Knight, 2 Rock Golems, 7 Dwagons, and a "scattering" of Uncroaked.

Since that point, the side has been popping Twolls, hiring Hobgobwins, taming dwagons, and decrypting a vast number of fallen units, beginning with possibly thousands of troops in the day following the battle, and then bolstering its numbers with each new city claimed (14), rapidly raising the force exponentially to its current size - over 9000 units added in 75 turns, averaging over 120 new units per turn.

Losses at and around Spacerock may have exceeded two thousand slain or taken. Well over a thousand fell at Battle of Expository Bridge alone, to that count must be added all soldiers present at Progrock, the defenders of Brookstone and almost all of those who reached Spacerock. Gobwin Knob's current population must have fallen below eight thousand. However almost three hundred bodies were recovered in a Decryptable state when Spacerock was finally captured, alleviating the damage somewhat.

Following these events, Faq sacked a further three Gobwin Knob cities, including Bohica, slaughtering all defenders, but were defeated and forced to release their prisoners. All Gobwin Knob's Hobgobwin's defected to Charlescomm during that battle. Gobwin Knob has enjoyed thirteen turns of production since the fall of Spacerock.

The loss of all forces in the Magic Kingdom has weakened the side further, but an alliance is on the verge of being formed with an army of elves several thousand strong, which may boost the side's numbers to a new high.

Casualties

Prior to the Battle for Gobwin Knob

During the Battle for Gobwin Knob

During the Destruction of Unaroyal

During the Battle of Expository Bridge

During the Battle of Progrock

  • All defenders slain or taken.

During the Battle of Spacerock

During Faq's rampage through Gobwin Knob's territory

  • All defenders of Brookstone slain or taken
  • All defenders of Bohica slain or taken
    • At least four Dwagons were among the fallen
  • Two other cities sacked with all defenders slain or taken

During Tool Stanley's counter attack

  • A Purple Dwagon was last seen being engulfed by an enemy Megalogwiff
  • A pair of Blue Dwagons went MIA during the fighting
  • A number of soldiers were last seen falling from a slain enemy Megalogwiff
  • All allied Hobgobwin's deserted to Charlescomm
    • Fights would have broken out all over Gobwin Knob as a result of this, causing untold losses

During the Assault on Castle Lilith

  • Elements of Lilith's mind were lost during the fighting

During Operation Big Game

History

Known Gobwin Knob history begins under King Saline IV. Currently survived by only two members of his tribe, Stanley the Tool and Sizemore Rockwell, he is fondly remembered by the latter, and raised the former from piker to warlord, Chief Warlord, and Heir Designate.

The alliances with the gobwins and hobgobwins were strong even back then, and so it was a severe shock when they broke alliance and attacked Gobwin Knob while Stanley, at the time long Chief Warlord and in posession of the Arkenhammer, and newly named Heir, was conveniently away with his dwagons and many of the city's casters. The city was taken and King Saline IV was croaked. Since Stanley was the heir of the kingdom, the side continued to exist under his rule. He returned the next day with the Arkenhammer, casters, and dwagons and successfully retook the city. During the Battle for Gobwin Knob, the faction consisted mainly of the gobwins and hobgobwins with very few men remaining in its service - and many of those not of Plaid descent.

Known Members of the Plaid Tribe:

Citations