First Appearance: First Intermission 17
Like Archons, Transylvitian Goyles:
- are flying infantry units.
- are primarily female.
- have the Natural Ability of flight
- have natural casting abilities.Erf-b1.5-p017
Skanks are elite, knight-class Goyles.Erf-b1.5-p017
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 tatoo on their lower backs (described as "their distinctive antler emblems" in Erfworld)Erf-b1.5-p017 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.