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Gump
Class: Heavy Unit
Special: Forest Capable


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[edit] Proposed Canon

First Appearance: TBFGK 41

A Gump is a non-humanoid Unit in the form of an animated tree. This unit is forest-capableErf-b1-p046aSame-site.PNG, so it can attack flying units in forest hexes.

[edit] Known Users

Jetstone and Royal Crown Coalition

[edit] Production

Known producers: Jetstone

One Gump takes three times as long to pop as eight pikers or six stabbers, at least in Dhrystone. This equates to about 21 infantry for each Gump.

[edit] Speculation

Gumps are physically strong. A Gump (albeit with Prince Ansom's high Leadership bonus) croaked a Pink dwagon by tearing its head off.Erf-b1-p059Same-site.PNG

Gumps do not speak any more than uncroaked or Golems do, so may not be sentient or sapient.

Due to their plantlike biology they may not be able to be uncroaked or decrypted.

[edit] Known Users

Jetstone and Royal Crown Coalition Possibly Woodsy Elves

[edit] Real World References

  • A "forest Gump" is an obvious reference to Forrest Gump.
  • The concept of sentient walking tree is based on treant from Dungeons & Dragons and originally J.R.R. Tolkien's ent.
  • the way the gumps speak is also a reference to Forrest gump, who whilst didn't speak the way they speak was mentally challenged in some obvious aspects
  • Ambulatory trees called gumps also showed up in the Annette Funicello "Babes in Toyland," working for the Toymaker.
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