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Gobwins are a non-capital [[side]]{{erf|1|079a|Parson's Klog #9}} and are [[Natural Allies]] to [[Gobwin Knob]]. They are about half the height of [[Men]], have green skin, and fangs. The Erfwiki mascot (look in the upper-left of the window) is a gobwin spearman.
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Gobwins are a non-capital [[side]]{{erf|1|079a|Parson's Klog #9}} and were [[Natural Allies]] to [[Gobwin Knob]] until the [[Mountain#Volcano|Volcano]] was [[uncroak]]ed. They are about half the height of [[Men]], have green skin, and fangs. The Erfwiki mascot (look in the upper-left of the window) is a gobwin spearman.
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There are still [[Decrypt]]ed Gobwins in [[Gobwin Knob]], but these are no longer part of the Gobwin [[tribe]], cannot [[pop]] new Gobwins, and are not considered to be [[Natural Allies]]. Instead, they are simply [[Gobwin Knob]] [[units]]. [[First_Intermission_45]]
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Gobwin infantry units have a significant bonus for tunnel fighting.{{erf|1|029}}
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Gobwin infantry units have a significant bonus for [[tunnel fighting]].{{erf|1|029}}
Any side with Gobwin allies will be unable to ally with [[Marbits]] or [[Elves]].
Any side with Gobwin allies will be unable to ally with [[Marbits]] or [[Elves]].
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During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] Gobwins were allied with [[Gobwin Knob]] and constituted a significant part of its forces.{{erf|1|077a|Parson's Klog #7}}
During the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]] Gobwins were allied with [[Gobwin Knob]] and constituted a significant part of its forces.{{erf|1|077a|Parson's Klog #7}}
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Prior to the reign of [[Stanley the Tool]], Gobwins [[Gobwin Insurrection|broke alliance]] with [[Gobwin Knob]] (which is not typical behavior for Natural Allies) captured the [[City]] and [[croaked]] [[King Saline IV]].{{erf|1|079}} [[Stanley]], who was a [[Heir Designate]] and [[Chief Warlord]] to Saline, then recaptured the city, and has been the [[Overlord]] ever since. [[Ansom]] believed that [[Stanley]] orchestrated this rebellion to come to power{{erf|1|034}}; however, he lacked evidence for the accusation.
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Prior to the reign of [[Stanley the Tool]], Gobwins [[Gobwin Insurrection|broke alliance]] with [[Gobwin Knob]] (which is not typical behavior for [[Natural Ally|Natural Allies]]) captured the [[City]] and [[croaked]] [[King Saline IV]].{{erf|1|079}} [[Stanley]], who was an [[Heir Designate]] and [[Chief Warlord]] to Saline, then recaptured the city, and has been the [[Overlord]] ever since. [[Ansom]] believed that [[Stanley]] orchestrated this rebellion to come to power{{erf|1|034}}; however, he lacked evidence for the accusation.
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The [[Gobwin Insurrection]], occuring after [[Wanda]] betrayed [[Faq]] and swore allegience to [[Stanley]], was possibly orchestrated by [[Wanda]] alone. Where [[Stanley]] would have been controlled by [[Duty]] and disallowed from plotting against [[King Saline IV]], Wanda had weak [[Loyalty]] and may simply have suggested [[Stanley]] take certain important [[Caster]]s on a mission she had created. The Gobwins, manipulated by Wanda into believing they could hold the city by [[Suggestion Spell]]s and/or more mundane methods, attacked the [[city]] and killed Saline. Stanley then returns to recapture the city with complete deniability, and no direct knowledge of [[Wanda]]'s participation in the affair; thus, Loyalty, Duty, and [[Obedience]] are satisfied while Stanley takes command of Gobwin Knob.   
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The [[Gobwin Insurrection]], occuring after [[Wanda]] betrayed [[Faq]] and swore allegiance to [[Stanley]], was possibly orchestrated by [[Wanda]] alone. Where [[Stanley]] would have been controlled by [[Duty]] and disallowed from plotting against [[King Saline IV]], Wanda had weak [[Loyalty]] and may simply have suggested [[Stanley]] take certain important [[Caster]]s on a mission she had created. The Gobwins, manipulated by Wanda into believing they could hold the city by [[Suggestion Spell]]s, [[Charlie]], and/or more mundane methods, attacked the [[city]] and killed Saline. Stanley then returns to recapture the city with complete deniability, and no direct knowledge of [[Wanda]]'s participation in the affair; thus, Loyalty, Duty, and [[Obedience]] are satisfied while Stanley takes command of Gobwin Knob.   
Also, [[Wanda]] is more likely than [[Stanley]] to have the strategic thinking to pull off a maneuver like this.  [[Wanda]] may have desired a leader who was more easily swayed when she still desired to attune to an [[Arkentool]].
Also, [[Wanda]] is more likely than [[Stanley]] to have the strategic thinking to pull off a maneuver like this.  [[Wanda]] may have desired a leader who was more easily swayed when she still desired to attune to an [[Arkentool]].
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[[Gobwin Knob]] lost its contingent of Gobwins in the Volcano Uncroaking and is currently unable to find even a single Gobwin to recruit, despite an extensive search of some areas in which they normally pop. Why no Gobwins have yet been found is still unknown, but [[Lord Hamster]] suspects that [[Charlescomm]] may have a hand in this...  (Note: A Gobwin can be seen in the foreground of panel two of {{erf|1|146}}, after the Volcano uncroaking. What this means is unclear.)
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[[Gobwin Knob]] lost its contingent of Gobwins in the Volcano Uncroaking and is currently unable to find even a single Gobwin to recruit, despite an extensive search of some areas in which they normally pop. Why no Gobwins have yet been found is still unknown, but [[Lord Hamster]] suspects that [[Charlescomm]] may have a hand in this, especially when he learns that Charlie has a special affinity for natural allies.
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With this new information another plausible senario for the gobwin revolt is that [[Charlescomm]] may have been behind it in order to force a change in leadership and drum up some new business.
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With this new information another plausible scenario for the gobwin revolt is that [[Charlescomm]] may have been behind it in order to force a change in leadership and drum up some new business.  This might have also been part of a long term plan to weaken Gobwin Knob under Stanley's leadership and cause conflict with [[Jetstone]]. This would have allowed [[Charlie]] to scoop the [[Arkenhammer]] and the [[Arkenpliers]].  
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Proposed Canon

Gobwins are a non-capital sideErf-b1-p079aSame-site.PNG and were Natural Allies to Gobwin Knob until the Volcano was uncroaked. They are about half the height of Men, have green skin, and fangs. The Erfwiki mascot (look in the upper-left of the window) is a gobwin spearman.

There are still Decrypted Gobwins in Gobwin Knob, but these are no longer part of the Gobwin tribe, cannot pop new Gobwins, and are not considered to be Natural Allies. Instead, they are simply Gobwin Knob units. First_Intermission_45

Gobwin infantry units have a significant bonus for tunnel fighting.Erf-b1-p029Same-site.PNG

Any side with Gobwin allies will be unable to ally with Marbits or Elves.

While Gobwins don't provide any mounts of their own, they have been seen riding Spidews and Dwagons.

First Appearance

TBFGK 2

Diplomacy

During the Battle for Gobwin Knob Gobwins were allied with Gobwin Knob and constituted a significant part of its forces.Erf-b1-p077aSame-site.PNG

Prior to the reign of Stanley the Tool, Gobwins broke alliance with Gobwin Knob (which is not typical behavior for Natural Allies) captured the City and croaked King Saline IV.Erf-b1-p079Same-site.PNG Stanley, who was an Heir Designate and Chief Warlord to Saline, then recaptured the city, and has been the Overlord ever since. Ansom believed that Stanley orchestrated this rebellion to come to powerErf-b1-p034Same-site.PNG; however, he lacked evidence for the accusation.

Speculation

The Gobwin Insurrection, occuring after Wanda betrayed Faq and swore allegiance to Stanley, was possibly orchestrated by Wanda alone. Where Stanley would have been controlled by Duty and disallowed from plotting against King Saline IV, Wanda had weak Loyalty and may simply have suggested Stanley take certain important Casters on a mission she had created. The Gobwins, manipulated by Wanda into believing they could hold the city by Suggestion Spells, Charlie, and/or more mundane methods, attacked the city and killed Saline. Stanley then returns to recapture the city with complete deniability, and no direct knowledge of Wanda's participation in the affair; thus, Loyalty, Duty, and Obedience are satisfied while Stanley takes command of Gobwin Knob.

Also, Wanda is more likely than Stanley to have the strategic thinking to pull off a maneuver like this. Wanda may have desired a leader who was more easily swayed when she still desired to attune to an Arkentool.

Gobwin Knob lost its contingent of Gobwins in the Volcano Uncroaking and is currently unable to find even a single Gobwin to recruit, despite an extensive search of some areas in which they normally pop. Why no Gobwins have yet been found is still unknown, but Lord Hamster suspects that Charlescomm may have a hand in this, especially when he learns that Charlie has a special affinity for natural allies.

With this new information another plausible scenario for the gobwin revolt is that Charlescomm may have been behind it in order to force a change in leadership and drum up some new business. This might have also been part of a long term plan to weaken Gobwin Knob under Stanley's leadership and cause conflict with Jetstone. This would have allowed Charlie to scoop the Arkenhammer and the Arkenpliers.

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