Doombat

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|name= Doombat
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|move= 22
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|special= [[Unit#Natural_Abilities|Flight]], [[Natural Thinkamancy]] (Remote Visual Link)
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==Canon==
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A [[non-humanoid]] [[flying unit]] morphologically similar to a bat.
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Doombats are scouts and have the natural [[magic]] ability to send back intelligence information.{{erf|1|049}}{{erf|1|084a|Parson's Klog #10}}
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They also can hide in a [[hex]] with enemy [[unit]]s to continue to provide intelligence information; in this state they do not [[auto-attack]] enemy [[unit]]s in the [[hex]] {{ref| [[LIAB Text 5]]}}
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==Proposed Canon==
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The Special that allows a Doombat to share information with a warlord has a range of 20 (or unlimited via a [[Thinkamancer]])
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Doombats have a point on their wings which they cannot scratch if it itches. {{ref| [[LIAB Text 5]]}}
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===Known Users===
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[[Transylvito]] fields Doombats in very large numbers.{{erf|1|113}} [[Feral]] bats may be encountered in some hexes. [[Transylvitian]] flying [[warlord]]s can tame them.
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===Plot===
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Doombats are one type of flying [[unit]] included in [[Prince Ansom]]'s [[Royal Crown Coalition|coalition]] against [[Stanley the Tool|Stanley]]. Individually, Doombats are relatively weak in combat{{erf|1|113}}; however, they are very useful for [[scouting]]. It appears to cause [[Vinny]] distress (mental and/or emotional) to "watch" while one of the bats is croaked in [[combat]].{{erf|1|056}} The [[Royal Crown Coalition]] uses the Doombats provided by Count [[Vinny Doombats]] as short recon throughout the story, but only so long as Vinny is present with the [[RCC]].
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A scouting bat discovered the incoming raids against [[Ansom]]'s siege units, and additional bats mapped out a ring of [[dwagon]]s that had apparently been deployed as a defensive formation for the wounded raiders. In each case, the bat was lost after encountering the enemy, being no match for a single dwagon, much less a [[stack]].
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After a force of [[forest unit]]s led by Ansom broke into the dwagon ring, a bat was sent into the protected center hex of the ring, and found it to be empty. Ansom did not consider this finding to be final, and went to see for himself. [[Wanda Firebaugh]] speculated that he believed that the center hex contained [[veil|veiled]] units. These events indicate one limitation on doombats' scouting ability (they are apparently more susceptible to deception by [[veil|veiling]] than a high-[[level]] [[warlord]] such as Ansom).
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They apparently serve as a screen for warlords; willingly or unwillingly taking arrows for [[Caesar Borgata]] in [[Chocula]]. They pop naturally and can be tamed, as well as popping in [[Transylvito]] held cities. The only tamed one shown was albino, or possibly just depicted as such to be visible against Vinny's shirt.
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==Speculation==
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Transylvitian flying warlords can carry doombats in their capes and may thus serve as a sort of "carrier," effectively extending the operational range of doombats.{{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-010}}
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[[Category:Unit]]
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[[Category:Non-humanoid]]
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[[Category:Flying Unit]]
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[[Category:Canon]]
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[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
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[[Category:Speculation]]
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Revision as of 17:00, 6 May 2011

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