Siege of Spacerock

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{{battle
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|prev= [[Battle of the Expository Bridge]]
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|conc= [[FAQ's Attack of Progrock]]
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|next= ''None''
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|name= Siege of Spacerock
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|image=
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|conflict= [[Wars of Stanley the Tool]], [[Assault on Jetstone]]
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|date= 66 [[turn]]s after the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]], 75 [[AW]]
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|place= [[Spacerock]]
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|result= ''Undetermined'',
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|side1= [[Gobwin Knob]]
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|side2= [[Jetstone]], [[Faq]]
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|commanders1= <big>Gobwin Knob</big>
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Parson Gotti]]
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*[[Croakamancer]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
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*[[Foolamancer]] [[Jack Snipe]]
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*[[Lady Sylvia Lazarus]]
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*[[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]] ([[Decrypted]])
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*[[K.C.]]
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*Duke [[Adam Antium]] ([[Decrypted]])
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*''Possibly Others''
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|commanders2= <big>Jetstone</big>
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]]
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Tramennis|Prince Tramennis]]
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*Duke [[Adam Antium]] ([[Warlord]])
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*Duke [[Lacrosse]]
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*''Other Warlords''
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*[[Healomancer]] [[Pierce]]
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*[[Dollamancer]] [[Ace Hardware]]
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*[[Dittomancer]] [[Lloyd]]
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*[[Hat Magician]] [[Cubbins]]
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<big>FAQ</big>
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*[[Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]]
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Duncan Scone]]
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*Warlords [[Belzon]] and [[Bobtail]]
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*[[Turnamancer]] [[Vanna]]
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<big>Other Allied Sides</big>
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*[[Transylvito]]
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*[[Charlescomm]]
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*[[Overlord]] [[Charlie]] ([[Caster link]])
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|forces1= <big>Gobwin Knob</big>
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*[[Dwagons]]
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**[[Red dwagon|Red]]
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**[[Blue dwagon|Blue]]
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**[[Green dwagon|Green]]
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**[[Brown dwagon|Brown]]
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**[[Yellow dwagon|Yellow]]
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**[[Pink dwagon|Pink]]
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**[[Purple dwagon|Purple]]
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*[[Decrypted]] [[Archons]]
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*Stabber [[decrypted]] riders
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*[[Hobgobwins]]
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*[[Decrypted]] [[Dwagons]]
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**[[Red dwagon|Red]]
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|forces2= <big>Jetstone</big>
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*[[Golem#Cloth Golem|Cloth Golems]]
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*[[Stabber]]-class [[Infantry]]
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**Swordsmen
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*[[Archer]]-class [[Infantry]]
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* 9 [[Unipegataur]]
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* Unknown [[Orlies]]
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*''Possibly Others''
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<big>Transylvito</big>:
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*A few spy [[Doombat|bats]] (non-combatants)
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<big>FAQ</big>:
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*26 [[Gwiffons]]
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*10 [[Megalogwiffs]]
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|casual1= <big>Gobwin Knob</big>
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*[[Dwagons]]
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**[[Red dwagon|Red]]
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**[[Blue dwagon|Blue]]
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**[[Green dwagon|Green]]
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**[[Brown dwagon|Brown]]
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**[[Yellow dwagon|Yellow]]
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**[[Pink dwagon|Pink]]
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**[[Purple dwagon|Purple]]
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*Stabber [[decrypted]] riders
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|casual2= <big>Jetstone</big>
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]]
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*Duke [[Adam Antium]]
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*[[Stabber]]-class [[Infantry]]
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*[[Piker]]-class [[Infantry]]
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**Swordsmen
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*''Possibly Others''
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==Background==
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An initial manoeuvre by [[Wanda]] and [[Prince Ansom]] to capture [[Prince Ossomer]] was successful but led to a skirmish in which the [[Foolamancer]], [[Jack Snipe]], and [[Prince Ansom]] were injured. Interrogating the turned Ossomer revealed information about hidden reinforcement columns prompting [[Wanda]] to lead an assault against [[Spacerock]]'s garrison from the air with the intention of croaking [[King Slately]]; this would [[disband]] or convert [[Jetstone]] (since [[Ossomer]] was heir).
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After the first turn ending, the Battle of Expository Bridge continued with [[Haggar]] and [[Faq]]'s forces softening the [[Gobwin Knob]] units up, capturing [[Ansom]] in the process, for [[Jetstone]]'s ground forces to attack and wipe them out before returning to [[Spacerock]] where the ground infantry took up residence in the Atrium.  [[Haggar]]'s forces are then believed to have retreated towards their own [[capital]], likely using all their remaining move in the turn, while [[Jillian]] withdrew with the goal of destroying several of [[Gobwin Knob]]'s cities on her way back to [[Faq]].
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==Gobwin Knob's turn==
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Before the force turn Faq leader [[Jillian Zamussels]] moved to intercept and parley with Wanda in Spacerock's airspace. Jillian "agreed" to leave without a fight but instead of telling [[Vanna]] to go into the Magic Kingdom as she had claimed, ordered her to cast a spell arranged by [[Charlie]]. This [[Caster link]] enhanced spell forced Gobwin Knob to immediately end turn leaving Wanda stranded in Spacerock's air space and the infantry column without any air or caster support.
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==Coalition's turn==
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===The Setup===
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Jillian's capture of [[Ansom]] caused Gobwin Knob to lose their [[Chief Warlord]].  [[Parson Gotti]] presented [[Stanley]] with several possible candidates for Chief Warlord among Gobwin Knob's forces in Spacerock's Airspace, however a suggestion spell cast by [[Maggie]] caused Stanley to promote [[Parson Gotti]] into the role and leave him to manage the battle.  Parson quickly came up with a plan, contacting [[Jack Snipe]] to discuss Jetstone's likely response and ordered him to cast a [[Spell|Baffle]] over Wanda's [[stack]] before laying out his plan to both he and Wanda.  Parson then ordered [[Sizemore]]'s return from the [[Magic Kingdom]], promoted himself to a field unit and proceeded to the armoury where he equiped himself with several [[Magic Item]]s, intending to join the battle at Spacerock by passing through the Magic Kingdom with Sizemore's protection then continued to [[Gobwin Knob]]'s [[portal]] room.  Meanwhile, [[Tramennis]] returned from the Battle of the Expository Bridge and convinced [[King Slately]] to let him contact [[Charlie]] who gave Tramennis information on Parson Gotti.  Tramennis then proceeded to discuss possible diplomacy with Gobwin Knob, including an alliance with a non-aggression treaty that would see them [[croak]] Wanda and take the Arkenpliers as opposed to simply croaking Gobwin Knob's entire attack force.  They then made demands to Gobwin Knob for [[parley]] requiring them to dispell all [[foolamancy]] and bring the forces away from the [[tower]] but over the [[Garrison]].  Parson ordered compliance with screening stacks to be placed between Wanda and the tower before having [[Ossomer]] meet for parley and stall for time.
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===The Landing===
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As Parley began, [[Yellow Dwagon]]s opened fire with Acidic Battlecrap attacks on the Atrium which destroyed the roof and croaked Jetstone infantry in the Garrison's [[courtyard]].  Tramennis responded by ordering the casters to fire the tower's [[Shockamancy]] spells on the Yellow Dwagons and order the retreat of Jetstone units from the Atrium where they were being croaked or, in the case of Duke [[Adam Antium]], wounded.  As [[Maggie]] reported the casualties of the Yellow Dwagons, Parson ordered the promotion of all Hobgobwins in the airspace to [[Heavy Unit]]s, causing their mounts to fall steadily into the open Atrium and land, together with giving the "Go" order to Wanda stating "Lets do Lunch".  At this, Wanda commanded the uncroaked riders in the airspace to [[Harvest]] their [[Dwagon]]s (a process which croaks the target unit in a single hit) causing the croaked Dwagons and their riders to fall into the Atrium, killing some, wounding or incapacitating others and croaking the remainder.  Wanda was incapacitated in the fall but a healthy [[Jack Snipe]] steered Antium away from her with a displacement [[spell]] on her croaked mount and Wanda herself, together with A [[Veil]] which disguised him as a Jetstone [[Warlord]].  This done Jack Snipe proceeded to cast a [[Healomancy]] [[scroll]] on Wanda. [[ Jack]] recommended to a now-functional Wanda that they find leadership and re-stack. [[Wanda]] decrypted her fallen [[dwagon]], and was almost attacked by Antium. However, he was inopportunely hit with a stray arrow and croaked. [[Wanda]] decrypted him for use as "leadership".
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==Notes==
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*[[Hippiemancer]] [[Janis]] has fetched [[Predictamancer]] [[Marie Lavraie]] and the two of them are heading for [[Magic_Kingdom#Portal_Park]] where they intend to see Parson Gotti enter the [[Magic Kingdom]]
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*[[Maggie]] has encoded a message into her [[G-String]] which she hopes the [[Great Minds that Think Alike]] will read, informing them that Parson will be passing through the Magick Kingdom to Spacerock.  It is her belief that they will protect and/or assist him (particularly against the threat of any interference or attack from Charlie).
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* The battle as it has progressed so far has involved only one Siege-type engagement (the Yellow Dragons' destruction of the Atrium roof) and would certainly not qualify as a "siege" by the traditional definition of a prolonged assault on a fortified position; the battle having lasted less than a single day so far, with the invading forces already penetrating defenses in the keep.
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Revision as of 11:23, 28 April 2011

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