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==Proposed Canon==
 
==Proposed Canon==
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'''First Appearance:''' [[First Intermission 17]]
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The goyles of [[Transylvito]] are a [[humanoid]] [[flying unit]].   
 
The goyles of [[Transylvito]] are a [[humanoid]] [[flying unit]].   
  
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*are primarily female.
 
*are primarily female.
 
*have the [[Unit#Natural_Abilities|Natural Ability]] of [[flying unit|flight]]
 
*have the [[Unit#Natural_Abilities|Natural Ability]] of [[flying unit|flight]]
*have natural casting abilities.
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*have natural casting abilities.{{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-017}}
  
 
===Skanks===
 
===Skanks===
Skanks are elite, knight-class Goyles.
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Skanks are elite, knight-class Goyles.{{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-017}}
  
 
==Speculation==
 
==Speculation==
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Goyles are generally used as [[garrison Ability|Garrison]] units, to the point where they are commonly called "Guard Goyles."
  
 
==Real World References==
 
==Real World References==
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"Guard Goyles" is an obvious play on Gargoyles. Goyles may also be a play on the pronunciation of "girls" in certain regional accents, notably that of a stereotypical mobster from New York City.
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A "skank" is a [[Real World]] derogatory term, popular in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, used to describe young females, and frequently college coeds, who party too hard and are considered to be of easy virtue.  Like their [[Erfworld]] counterparts, skanks are often portrayed as wearing revealing clothing, body glitter, a tattoo on their lower backs (described as "their distinctive antler emblems" in Erfworld){{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-017}} and sometimes excessive amounts of make-up.  The Erfworld skanks' welcoming tokens of glowing necklaces and cups of flavored gelatin are references to a particular type of real world "skank," also sometimes called as a "shot girl," that is often employed at drinking establishments and dance clubs to entice male customers to drink more.
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Revision as of 07:31, 23 March 2011

Proposed Canon

First Appearance: First Intermission 17

The goyles of Transylvito are a humanoid flying unit.

Like Archons, Transylvitian Goyles:

Skanks

Skanks are elite, knight-class Goyles.Erf-b1.5-p017Same-site.PNG

Speculation

Goyles are generally used as Garrison units, to the point where they are commonly called "Guard Goyles."

Real World References

"Guard Goyles" is an obvious play on Gargoyles. Goyles may also be a play on the pronunciation of "girls" in certain regional accents, notably that of a stereotypical mobster from New York City.

A "skank" is a Real World derogatory term, popular in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, used to describe young females, and frequently college coeds, who party too hard and are considered to be of easy virtue. Like their Erfworld counterparts, skanks are often portrayed as wearing revealing clothing, body glitter, a tattoo on their lower backs (described as "their distinctive antler emblems" in Erfworld)Erf-b1.5-p017Same-site.PNG and sometimes excessive amounts of make-up. The Erfworld skanks' welcoming tokens of glowing necklaces and cups of flavored gelatin are references to a particular type of real world "skank," also sometimes called as a "shot girl," that is often employed at drinking establishments and dance clubs to entice male customers to drink more.