Stanley the Tool

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Stanley the Tool
Race: Men
Tribe: The (nearly-lost) Plaid Tribe
Faction: Gobwin Knob
Class: Ruler (Overlord)
Special: Leadership, Arkenhammer,
Eyebook Username: OverLord1
Eyebook Sound: Quack


"Yeah, I hear you. We've had some setbacks. But the thing about a quest for the ultimate power in the world is that it's bound to turn out well."

Strengths: Giving Orders, Taming Dwagons, Knowing What He Wants

Weaknesses: Strategy, Critical Thinking, Human Resource Management

Proposed Canon

Stanley the Tool (originally "Stanley the Plaid") is the Ruler of the Plaid tribe. Also referred to by his enemies as Stanley the Worm.


The name of the Plaid tribe seems to be purposefully homophonic to "played", which would make Stanley's (and his tribe) original name an indicator of how much of a tool he really is.

Pop and early turns

Before the story started, Stanley started out as a piker-class infantry under the command of King Saline IV of the Plaid. Over his career, Stanley was promoted to a Warlord by Saline, found the Arkenhammer, tamed Dwagons, and was eventually promoted to the Chief Warlord and Heir Designate of Saline.Erf-b1-p079Same-site.PNG

Wanda contacted Stanley after hearing he found the Arkenhammer. Together they planned to attack Wanda's kingdom of Faq. Wanda had intended for Stanley to lose the battle so she could claim the Arkenhammer herself, but Stanley ultimately won and sacked the kingdom. Wanda and Faq's Foolamancer, Jack Snipe joined Stanley's side.Erf-b1-p147Same-site.PNG

At one point, Stanley took a number of the Plaid's casters, Sizemore Rockwell among them, on a special mission of undisclosed purpose; when Stanley's group returned to Gobwin Knob, they found that it had fallen to an attack from the Gobwins breaking their alliance. With the dwagons, casters, and the bonus from the Arkenhammer, Stanley easily retook the city and became the Ruler of Gobwin Knob.Erf-b1-p079Same-site.PNG Ansom believed that Stanley orchestrated this rebellion to come to power.Erf-b1-p034Same-site.PNG

Recent turns

With Wanda's encouragement, Stanley decided to start a quest for the other Arkentools.Erf-b1-p147Same-site.PNG The exact intention and course of this campaign is unknown, although it is mentioned that he attacked Transylvito faction, Elves and destroyed the Milquetoast Clan.Erf-b1-p034Same-site.PNG As a result of the campaign Stanley lost 10 of his 11 cities and all of his leadership corps.Erf-b1-p005Same-site.PNG
During the quest, an alliance formed with the aim to defeat Stanley, known as the Royal Crown Coalition.

Story: Chapter 1

Due to the croaking of Manpower the Temporary Stanley needed to choose a new chief warlord. His adviser, Wanda Firebaugh convinced him to summon the perfect warlordErf-b1-p005Same-site.PNG, who turned out to be Parson GottiErf-b1-p017Same-site.PNG.


  • Stanley managed to make his way from common infantry to Overlord, a very rare career
  • He found one of the Arkentools, the Arkenhammer, and was attuned to it
  • He used the Arkenhammer to tame dwagons (and crack nuts, which sometimes turned into pigeons)
  • Since the events in Chapter 1, he has begun to rebuild his Dwagon army.

Battle style

Stanley's preferred style is dance fighting. He has for this purpose an order of knights who also can dance fight, the Knights in Stanley's Service, who wear makeup and armor reminiscent of real life band KISS, and so far the only song they have been seen dance fighting to is indeed a KISS song. This is well known fact even in the alliance, and the forces of Transylvito prepared themselves for this tactic when they planned the trap in the choke point to FAQ, donning costumes reminiscent of the musical West Side Story and dance fighting to a modified version of the Jet theme song and the song "Cool".

Real World References

Stanley Hand Tools are a fairly widely known company of toolmakers ... albeit better known for knives than hammers...

Also, in the "Dead Poets' Society", Keating mentions "Stanley 'The Tool' Wilson".

Preceded by:
King Saline IV
Ruler of Gobwin Knob Succeeded by:

Preceded by:
Chief Warlord of Gobwin Knob Succeeded by:
Ensign Toast