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The Kingdom of Faq is a [[Capital Side]] in [[Erfworld]]. It was [[sack]]ed by [[Stanley]], but has been [[rebuild|rebuilt]] by Queen [[Jillian]] using funds provided by [[Transylvito]].{{blog|2009|09|summer-updates-037}} It is now a member of the [[Royal Crown Coalition]] II. [[Vinny Doombats|Count Vinny Doombats]] is the liaison between Faq and [[Transylvito]]; he has since become Jillian's lover. Jillian has formed a secret alliance with [[Charlie]] who helped arrange for the [[Western Giants]] to become Faq's [[Natural Allies]]. Since the fall of [[Unaroyal]], [[Don King]] has been sending substantial resources to Faq at the cost of his own Kingdom, leaving its own borders vulnerable and repeatedly invaded against the objections of his [[Chief Warlord]] [[Caesar Borgata]].
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Faq consists of a [[Capital]] of the [[City of Faq|same name]] with two subordinate cities. It also has significant natural resources available as [[farm]]s and [[mine]]s. Faq's cities can produce [[Royal]]s, [[Noble]] [[Warlords]], [[Knight]]s, [[Infantry]], [[Gwiffon]]s and [[Megalogwiff]]s. The rate at which new [[units]] are being produced has been substantially increased by [[Vanna]].
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Faq is surrounded with [[mountain]]s on all sides.{{erf|1|082}} Some [[tunnels]] pass through these mountains. Much of the mountain [[Terrain Type|terrain]] is of the "Impassable Mountain" variety which provides a small number of choke points; this makes it much easier to defend Faq against a numerically superior army. There is at least one pass through the mountains, called the [[Faq Gap]]. A [[Water#Known Types of Water Hexes|river]] flows through the Kingdom of Faq.
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[[King Banhammer]] was the last [[Ruler]] of Faq prior to its fall. [[Jillian Zamussels]] was his [[lineage|daughter]] and a [[heir]] to the throne.
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==Former Inhabitants==
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* [[King Banhammer]] -- [[Royal]] [[Ruler]], Deceased
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* [[noble|Lady]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]] -- [[Croakamancer]], currently employed by Lord [[Stanley the Tool]]
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* [[Jack Snipe]] -- [[Foolamancer]], currently employed by [[Stanley the Tool]]
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* [[Marie]] -- [[Predictamancer]], living in the [[Magic Kingdom]]
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==Current Inhabitants==
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* [[King|Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] -- former [[Royal]] [[Warlord]] and [[Heir]], former [[Barbarian]] [[mercenary]], current [[Ruler]]
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* [[Vinny Doombats]], Count of [[Duckula]], [[Transylvito]] Liaison to [[Faq]], lover of [[Queen]] [[Jillian]].
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* [[Chief Warlord]] [[Duncan Scone]] -- [[Level]] 6, Formerly [[Jitterati]]. [[Captured]] by [[Faq]] in 51 [[AW]].
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* [[Vanna]] -- [[Turnamancer]] Formerly employed by [[Unaroyal]]. Joins [[Faq]] in 41 [[AW]].
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* [[Bobtail]] -- [[Warlord]] [[Level]] 2. 
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* [[Belzon]] -- [[Warlord]]
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* Three other newly created [[Noble]] [[Warlord]]s, one of which is [[level]] 2, possibly named Danny or Dave.
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* [[Royal]] [[Heir]] likely to be popped in 81 [[AW]].
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* [[Western Giants]]
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==Location==
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:''Main article: [[Erfworld Geography]]''
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Faq is located in the vicinity of the Kingdom of [[Transylvito]]. [[Transylvito]] [[unit]]s passed by Faq (although not seeing it) periodically.{{erf|1|138}} It is located deep within the High Mountains, nearly impassible except for fliers and tunnelers.{{erf|1|099}}
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It is northeast of [[Carport]] of the [[Carpudlians]] [[side]].
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[[Transylvito]] is to the south of Faq, with [[Jitterati]] to the northwest and [[Gobwin Knob]] to the east.
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==Cities==
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(In 27 [[AW]])
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*[[City of Faq|Faq]] -- Level 4, Capital. The city of Faq has unusual defenses, which seem specifically designed to defend against [[Dwagon]] attacks. 
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*[[Otoh]] -- Level 2, farming
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*[[Kibo]] -- Level 2, farming
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===City of Faq===
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:''Main Article: ''[[City of Faq]]''
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From {{blog|2009|09|summer-updates-037|inline=yes}}:
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:"It was circular, sharp, and shining.
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:The outer "walls" were useless against siege, even worse than Transylvito's. They consisted of a ring of stone teeth with a reflective coating of tin, inward-curving towers that terminated in spoon-like roosts for gwiffons and megalogwiffs. There was no gate. Vinny simply flew between these pillars and entered the city. A horn somewhere announced him as an arriving allied unit.
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:The garrison was a set of six more teeth, much taller, fortified with solid walls that joined them like webbing. Three of these walls had gated archways, adorned with Gothic patterns in wrought iron and stone.
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:At the center of the garrison rose a tower constructed with all the ferocity of Jillian's imagination. It was shaped something like a white marble palm tree. The trunk was a twist of six massive columns, tapering slightly as they reached straight upward. The top of the tower was a miniature fortress, a bristle of glass and hard spikes, with ledges and platforms where many dozens of flyers could land, or hundreds of defenders could lurk."
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==History==
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===The Peaceful Kingdom===
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[[King Banhammer]] sought a peaceful, non-violent existence for his Kingdom, and so avoided combat that put his nation at risk.  He relied heavily on the use of [[magic]] and had multiple [[Caster|Casters]], including a [[Predictamancy|Predictamancer]] ([[Marie]]){{erf|1|082}}, a [[Croakamancer]] ([[Wanda Firebaugh]]), and a [[Foolamancy|Foolamancer]] ([[Jack Snipe]]){{erf|1|107}}.
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When enemy [[unit]]s appeared nearby (usually passing through his territory unaware a nation existed there), [[Marie]] was able to lay out the route the force would follow, allowing [[Jack Snipe|Jack]] to [[Veil]] one [[City]] at a time; thus, he managed to keep the location of Faq hidden until [[Wanda Firebaugh|Wanda]] revealed the existence of [[Faq]] to [[Stanley]].
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When [[King Banhammer]] was informed by [[Marie]] that [[Faq]] would someday fall, his response was to [[pop]] his [[heir]], Princess [[Jillian]]. [[Jillian]] was [[pop]]ped sometime before 625 [[BW]].
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===Mercenary Work===
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Although the kingdom had [[mine]]s and [[farm]]s, [[King Banhammer]] found it necessary to send its [[unit]]s to do [[mercenary]] work, in order to supplement the [[treasury]].{{erf|1|082}} [[Jillian]] assumed command over these mercenaries after she had problems with [[King Banhammer]]. Her employment as a mercenary provided her with combat experience that helped her reach a relatively high [[level]].
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===Fall of Faq===
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[[Marie]] gave [[Wanda]] a second [[Predictamancy|Prediction]]: that she would one day attune to an [[Arkentool]]. This would lead her to desperate measures in finding her destiny. She eventually learned of [[Stanley the Plaid]], a [[Warlord]] in the service of [[King Saline IV]] at the time, who had attuned to the [[Arkenhammer]]. Thinking to take this [[Arkentool]] from him, she conspired with Stanley to bring him to Faq. Her intent was to see Stanley die in the attack on her side. Her plan failed because [[Stanley]] unexpectedly acquired a large number of [[Dwagon]]s during his journey from [[Gobwin Knob]] to Faq. Because he had a far larger force than he'd originally planned to use, Stanley succeeded in destroying and pillaging Faq, ending the side. [[Wanda]] and [[Jack]] survived this disaster by agreeing to serve under [[Stanley]]. At the time of [[Stanley]]'s attack, [[Jillian]] and at least some of her mercenaries were in the field. Faq's fall turned [[Jillian]] and the troops with her into a [[Barbarian]] force. Jillian's troops were later killed in battle with [[Witches]] and Jillian remains the only known former Faq Unit that is not working for [[Stanley the Tool]].
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===The New Kingdom===
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The restored Kingdom of Faq has been profoundly influenced by each of the three main survivors on the Royal Side of the Battle of Gobwin Knob: [[Jillian]], [[Charlie]], and [[Vinny]]. Without [[Vinny]]'s efforts to encourage cooperation between [[Jillian]] and [[Don King]], it is unlikely that [[Transylvito]] would have provided the resources needed to first rebuild Faq and than rapidly expand its forces. Without the advice and financial support provided to [[Jillian]] by both [[Charlie]] and [[Transylvito]], Faq could not have developed as it has.
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Between the three of them, these architects of Faq have a far better understanding of the personalities and abilities of the leaders of [[Gobwin Knob]] than anyone else on the [[Royal]] [[side]]. No one besides [[Charlie]] even begins to understand what [[Parson]] is capable of, and no one has the length of experience with both [[Wanda]] and [[Jack]] that [[Jillian]] has. 
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As the magnitude of the threat posed by [[Gobwin Knob]] grows ever more apparent, the question of how [[Gobwin Knob]] can be stopped will be asked with greater and greater frequency. Natural [[Signamancy]] suggests that the answer will be found in Faq.
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===War in [[Jetstone]]===
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When a [[Gobwin Knob]] army led by [[Wanda]] and [[Ansom]] invades [[Jetstone]] in 75 [[AW]], [[Jillian]] leads a Faqian force in [[Jetstone]]'s defense. According to Ossomer,{{ref| LIAB 10}} Jillian's force includes:
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* 26 [[Gwiffon]]s
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* 6 [[Megalogwiff]]s (on [[LIAB 24]], however, it appears that there are at least 10 Megalogwiffs, suggesting that Ossomer might have been wrong, or that Jillian upgraded at least four (if that's possible))
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* 1 [[Chief Warlord]] [[Duncan Scone]]
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* 1 [[Warlord]] [[Bobtail]]
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* 1 [[Warlord]] [[Belzon]]
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* 1 [[Caster]] [[Vanna]]
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Jillian's forces are significantly less powerful than [[Wanda]]'s flying force of Dwagons and Archons. Instead of entering into a direct conflict with Wanda, Jillian changed the tactical situation in Jetstone's favor by having Vanna (while linked to [[Charlie]]), end [[Gobwin Knob]]'s [[turn]] before [[Wanda]] could take advantage of her superior strength and position. Jillian then captured [[Ansom]], (which made it easier for Jetstone to destroy Gobwin Knob's ground troops), before leaving to attack the cities held by Gobwin Knob which lay between Jetstone and Faq.
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==Livery==
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Under Banhammer, the livery of Faq was green, Far Eastern styled clothing.
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Under Jillian, the livery is now silver and white.
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==Natural Allies==
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[[Charlie]] gave [[Jillian]] the idea of making a deal between Faq and the [[Western Giants]], who were allied with [[Jitterati]]. During Jillian's attack on [[Valdez]], under the cover of a [[Parley]], the Giants switched sides to Faq.
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Given their willingness to change [[sides]], Jillian may want to be careful, as this could cause problems later, since [[Parson]] or [[Charlie]] could offer them a new contract.
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Western Giants are a perfect natural ally for Faq, as though they are [[heavy Unit|heavies]], they are mountain-capable, and may be able to cross through the [[Faq Gap|gap]] on their own.
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Livery of the Kingdom of Faq

Faq redirects here. For other uses, see Faq (disambiguation)

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Proposed Canon

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The Kingdom of Faq is a Capital Side in Erfworld. It was sacked by Stanley, but has been rebuilt by Queen Jillian using funds provided by Transylvito.summer-updates-037 External.png It is now a member of the Royal Crown Coalition II. Count Vinny Doombats is the liaison between Faq and Transylvito; he has since become Jillian's lover. Jillian has formed a secret alliance with Charlie who helped arrange for the Western Giants to become Faq's Natural Allies. Since the fall of Unaroyal, Don King has been sending substantial resources to Faq at the cost of his own Kingdom, leaving its own borders vulnerable and repeatedly invaded against the objections of his Chief Warlord Caesar Borgata.

Faq consists of a Capital of the same name with two subordinate cities. It also has significant natural resources available as farms and mines. Faq's cities can produce Royals, Noble Warlords, Knights, Infantry, Gwiffons and Megalogwiffs. The rate at which new units are being produced has been substantially increased by Vanna.

Faq is surrounded with mountains on all sides.Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG Some tunnels pass through these mountains. Much of the mountain terrain is of the "Impassable Mountain" variety which provides a small number of choke points; this makes it much easier to defend Faq against a numerically superior army. There is at least one pass through the mountains, called the Faq Gap. A river flows through the Kingdom of Faq.

King Banhammer was the last Ruler of Faq prior to its fall. Jillian Zamussels was his daughter and a heir to the throne.

Former Inhabitants

Current Inhabitants

Location

Main article: Erfworld Geography

Faq is located in the vicinity of the Kingdom of Transylvito. Transylvito units passed by Faq (although not seeing it) periodically.Erf-b1-p138Same-site.PNG It is located deep within the High Mountains, nearly impassible except for fliers and tunnelers.Erf-b1-p099Same-site.PNG

It is northeast of Carport of the Carpudlians side.

Transylvito is to the south of Faq, with Jitterati to the northwest and Gobwin Knob to the east.


Cities

(In 27 AW)

  • Faq -- Level 4, Capital. The city of Faq has unusual defenses, which seem specifically designed to defend against Dwagon attacks.
  • Otoh -- Level 2, farming
  • Kibo -- Level 2, farming

City of Faq

Main Article: City of Faq

From summer-updates-037 External.png:

"It was circular, sharp, and shining.
The outer "walls" were useless against siege, even worse than Transylvito's. They consisted of a ring of stone teeth with a reflective coating of tin, inward-curving towers that terminated in spoon-like roosts for gwiffons and megalogwiffs. There was no gate. Vinny simply flew between these pillars and entered the city. A horn somewhere announced him as an arriving allied unit.
The garrison was a set of six more teeth, much taller, fortified with solid walls that joined them like webbing. Three of these walls had gated archways, adorned with Gothic patterns in wrought iron and stone.
At the center of the garrison rose a tower constructed with all the ferocity of Jillian's imagination. It was shaped something like a white marble palm tree. The trunk was a twist of six massive columns, tapering slightly as they reached straight upward. The top of the tower was a miniature fortress, a bristle of glass and hard spikes, with ledges and platforms where many dozens of flyers could land, or hundreds of defenders could lurk."

History

The Peaceful Kingdom

King Banhammer sought a peaceful, non-violent existence for his Kingdom, and so avoided combat that put his nation at risk. He relied heavily on the use of magic and had multiple Casters, including a Predictamancer (Marie)Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG, a Croakamancer (Wanda Firebaugh), and a Foolamancer (Jack Snipe)Erf-b1-p107Same-site.PNG.

When enemy units appeared nearby (usually passing through his territory unaware a nation existed there), Marie was able to lay out the route the force would follow, allowing Jack to Veil one City at a time; thus, he managed to keep the location of Faq hidden until Wanda revealed the existence of Faq to Stanley. When King Banhammer was informed by Marie that Faq would someday fall, his response was to pop his heir, Princess Jillian. Jillian was popped sometime before 625 BW.

Mercenary Work

Although the kingdom had mines and farms, King Banhammer found it necessary to send its units to do mercenary work, in order to supplement the treasury.Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG Jillian assumed command over these mercenaries after she had problems with King Banhammer. Her employment as a mercenary provided her with combat experience that helped her reach a relatively high level.

Fall of Faq

Marie gave Wanda a second Prediction: that she would one day attune to an Arkentool. This would lead her to desperate measures in finding her destiny. She eventually learned of Stanley the Plaid, a Warlord in the service of King Saline IV at the time, who had attuned to the Arkenhammer. Thinking to take this Arkentool from him, she conspired with Stanley to bring him to Faq. Her intent was to see Stanley die in the attack on her side. Her plan failed because Stanley unexpectedly acquired a large number of Dwagons during his journey from Gobwin Knob to Faq. Because he had a far larger force than he'd originally planned to use, Stanley succeeded in destroying and pillaging Faq, ending the side. Wanda and Jack survived this disaster by agreeing to serve under Stanley. At the time of Stanley's attack, Jillian and at least some of her mercenaries were in the field. Faq's fall turned Jillian and the troops with her into a Barbarian force. Jillian's troops were later killed in battle with Witches and Jillian remains the only known former Faq Unit that is not working for Stanley the Tool.

The New Kingdom

The restored Kingdom of Faq has been profoundly influenced by each of the three main survivors on the Royal Side of the Battle of Gobwin Knob: Jillian, Charlie, and Vinny. Without Vinny's efforts to encourage cooperation between Jillian and Don King, it is unlikely that Transylvito would have provided the resources needed to first rebuild Faq and than rapidly expand its forces. Without the advice and financial support provided to Jillian by both Charlie and Transylvito, Faq could not have developed as it has. Between the three of them, these architects of Faq have a far better understanding of the personalities and abilities of the leaders of Gobwin Knob than anyone else on the Royal side. No one besides Charlie even begins to understand what Parson is capable of, and no one has the length of experience with both Wanda and Jack that Jillian has. As the magnitude of the threat posed by Gobwin Knob grows ever more apparent, the question of how Gobwin Knob can be stopped will be asked with greater and greater frequency. Natural Signamancy suggests that the answer will be found in Faq.

War in Jetstone

When a Gobwin Knob army led by Wanda and Ansom invades Jetstone in 75 AW, Jillian leads a Faqian force in Jetstone's defense. According to Ossomer,LIAB 10 Jillian's force includes:

Jillian's forces are significantly less powerful than Wanda's flying force of Dwagons and Archons. Instead of entering into a direct conflict with Wanda, Jillian changed the tactical situation in Jetstone's favor by having Vanna (while linked to Charlie), end Gobwin Knob's turn before Wanda could take advantage of her superior strength and position. Jillian then captured Ansom, (which made it easier for Jetstone to destroy Gobwin Knob's ground troops), before leaving to attack the cities held by Gobwin Knob which lay between Jetstone and Faq.

Livery

Under Banhammer, the livery of Faq was green, Far Eastern styled clothing.

Under Jillian, the livery is now silver and white.

Natural Allies

Charlie gave Jillian the idea of making a deal between Faq and the Western Giants, who were allied with Jitterati. During Jillian's attack on Valdez, under the cover of a Parley, the Giants switched sides to Faq.

Given their willingness to change sides, Jillian may want to be careful, as this could cause problems later, since Parson or Charlie could offer them a new contract.

Western Giants are a perfect natural ally for Faq, as though they are heavies, they are mountain-capable, and may be able to cross through the gap on their own.

Speculation

Faq currently produces the same types of units which it formerly produced under King Banhammer. However, if Stanley rather than Jillian had rebuilt Faq, it would probably have produced the same units which were produced by Gobwin Knob. If Caesar had rebuilt Faq, it would probably have produced the same units as Transylvito.

Because Faq's terrain makes it well suited for defense, it may be that Don envisions Faq becoming a defensive fortress where he or his Royal Heir can survive, even if Stanley destroys Transylvito. Jillian and Don are still unaware that Stanley the Tool has a growing army of fliers that includes Dwagons and Archons that could threaten Transylvito. But since Stanley has attacked Transylvito in the past, Don King may believe he will attack again soon. If he decides that Transylvito is about to fall to Stanley, Don could conceivably adopt Stanley's escape plan, and send his Heir, with the remaining flying Vampires, Goyles, and Doombats to Faq. Once there, they would become Mercenaries, whom Jillian could hire.

Faqian Philosophy

Under King Banhammer, Faq was devoted to the study of philosophy. Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG There may have been a correlation between the names of the towns and the style of philosophy practiced there. Philosophers in the capital sought to answer Frequently Asked Questions. Philosophers in Kibo were very critical of other philosopher's reasoning, deriding it as Knowledge In, Boop Out. Philosophers in Otoh, On The Other Hand, saw value on the arguments of both Faq and Kibo.

In the future, Faqian philosophy may develop in directions pleasing to Queen Jillian. For example, both the institution of Royalty and the Arkentools were created by the Titans. This suggests they may both have a role to play in the Titan's Plan. According to this line of reasoning, Stanley's great crime is to attempt to use one aspect of the Titan's Plan, the Arkentools, to destroy another aspect, Royalty. The rejection of the Arkentools by the members of the Royal Crown Coalition is equally objectionable. Jillian's efforts to combine the powers of Royalty and the Arkentools, by allying with Charlie, and possibly by attempting to persuade Wanda to return to Faq with the Arkenpliers, represents the true will of the Titans.

Natural Allies

Faq could be attacked by ground units through a system of Tunnels. They would benefit from a force of tunnel fighters. Two possible types of unit which could fill these roles are Marbits and Gobwins. Given the problems Stanley is having finding Gobwins, it's possible that Charlie has helped Jillian forge an alliance with the Gobwins. There has been no reference to such an arrangement as yet, however. Parson has noted an unusual number of Marbits in the absence of the Gobwins which may indicate that Charlie has employed Marbit's as his own Natural Allies and is using them to wipe out the randomly popping Gobwin tribes before Gobwin Knob can find and recruit them. Whether he would be doing that to help Faq or just to undermine Gobwin Knob is purely speculative.

The Royal Heir

Since 41 AW, the production capability of the City of Faq has been used to create a new Royal Heir. What might that Heir be like?

  1. Caster-Royal: New sides normally produce at least one new Caster instead of a Warlord, but Faq has not done so. And the Heir may be affected by the way in which Turnamancer Vanna is using her magic to accelerate the Heir's development. Can a Royal also be a Caster? If so, he might be a Healomancer, given that "Castor Oil" is a medicinal drug. Given Castor Oil's use as a laxative, Dirtamancer is also possible, and very useful given Faq's mountainous surroundings.
  2. Philosopher-Prince: Faq has a tradition of philosophy. Might Jillian's child be like her Father in this way?
  3. Warrior Princess: She's just like her Mom.
  4. Transylvito Princess: Vinny is Jillian's lover. Does that make him the Princess' father?

Real World References

The name is a pun on FAQ. There are a lot of Frequently Asked Questions about Erfworld; fortunately, there have been many answers, or the name wouldn't work out too well.

Faq is also a pun on "The Eternal Questions," such as 'Who am I?', 'What do I want?', 'What is my purpose for being?', 'Is there an afterlife?', 'What is my role in society?', etc.

Western Giants seem to be based on the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Faq's ensign is similar to that of Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia.

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