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Transylvito is a vampire and mafia themed [[Side]] of [[Erfworld]] ruled by [[Ruler]] [[Don King]]. Its [[Chief Warlord]] is [[Caesar Borgata]].
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[[File:Transylvito_livery.png|thumb|300px|Transylvito's [[livery]]]]
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=Proposed Canon=
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==Side==
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===Faction===
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Transylvito is a vampire, mafia, and greaser themed [[Side]] of [[Erfworld]] ruled by [[Ruler]] [[Don King]]. They are currently closely allied to [[Faq]]. They include [[Transylvito Vampire|Vampires]] and [[Men]] as their sentient populace. Its [[Chief Warlord]] is [[Caesar Borgata]], but a new [[Royal]] [[Heir]] is in production.
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The [[Side]] of Transylvito is ruled by [[Don King]]. They include [[Transylvito Vampire|Vampires]] and [[Men]] as their sentient populace. The symbol of their side is a red and black bat emblem.
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The symbol of their side is a red and black bat emblem.
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Transylvito was part of the [[Royal Crown Coalition]] during the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]]. At the beginning of the Battle, their troop contribution (29) consisted only of the [[Warlord]] [[Vinny Doombats]] and some [[Doombat|doombats]], which were used primarily for short recon.  Later, Transylvito sent stronger forces (more than 300 doombats and 10 warlords, including [[Chief Warlord]] [[Caesar Borgata]]) to create a trap for [[Stanley the Tool]] at a choke point in the mountains leading to [[Faq]].  The trap succeeded in preventing Stanley from reaching Faq, but did not kill him thanks in part to the efforts of [[Jack Snipe]].  The closest ally of Transylvito in the RCC was [[Unaroyal]].
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Transylvito was part of the first [[Royal Crown Coalition]] during the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]]. Their closest ally at the time was [[Unaroyal]]. At the beginning of the Battle, their troop contribution (29) consisted only of the [[Warlord]] [[Vinny Doombats]] and some [[Doombat]]s, which were used primarily for short recon.   
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Later, Transylvito sent stronger forces (more than 300 doombats and 10 warlords, including [[Chief Warlord]] [[Caesar Borgata]]) to create a trap for [[Stanley the Tool]] at a choke point in the mountains leading to the [[Kingdom of Faq]].   
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The trap succeeded in preventing Stanley from reaching Faq, but did not kill him, thanks in part to the efforts of [[Jack Snipe]].   
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Despite the numerous vampiric themes Transylvito units have shown no indicators of being classified as uncroaked.
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===Capital===
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===Location===
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The name of the [[capital]] of Transylvito is also Transylvito.  The city of Transylvito is built atop [[Mount Mofo]].{{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-017}}
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''Main article: [[Erfworld Geography]]''
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The allied [[Kingdom of Faq]] is located slightly to the north of Transylvito.{{blog|2012|3|inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-028}}  The space of Faq was sometimes accidently crossed by Transylvito troops.
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Transylvito is also close to the hostile [[Carpudlian]]s and [[Jitterati]], with an ongoing border skirmish over the Carpudlian city of [[Carport]].
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==Capital==
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The name of the [[capital]] of the Transylvito side is also Transylvito.   
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===Appearance===
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The city of Transylvito is built atop [[Mount Mofo]]. It is mainly accessible by air, but there is an old aqueduct trail leading up the mountain, which has a high move penalty.  As Transylvito thus has little to fear from ground-based attacks, it has a flimsy outer wall, described as being more decorative than useful.  Due to this fact, Transylvito is a Level 4 city.  However, its garrison zone is described as being "bigger and taller than some Level Fives, with their walls and all."{{blog|2009|07|summer-updates-017}} This suggests that Transylvito is very large indeed.
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Transylvito's defenses are composed mainly of highly defended towers, built with air battles in mind.  The ornamental outer wall was never intended to be highly defensive, and with good reason: there hasn't been a serious ground assault on Transylvito in thousands of turns.
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The architecture of Transylvito is described as being rather ominous, fitting with the mafia/vampire theme of the side.
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<blockquote>"Transylvito was a city that looked like you didn't want to mess with it... The black walls, marble columns and iron towers reached right up out of the black-streaked granite of the imposing Mount Mofo. Everywhere you looked, there was something sharp, something hard, something that could croak you."</blockquote>
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===City Zones===
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The city of Transylvito is formed of at least three [[City#City Zones|Zone]]s: Outer Walls, Airspace, and Garrison.  Due to the presence of towers for air defense{{blog|2009|7|summer-updates-017}} it is likely that there are one or more Tower areas as well, perhaps as part of the Garrison, Outer Walls, or both.
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===Cities===
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==Cities==
*Transylvito -- Level 4, Capital.
*Transylvito -- Level 4, Capital.
*[[Aqua Velva]] -- Level 2, Port.
*[[Aqua Velva]] -- Level 2, Port.
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*[[Chocula]] -- Level 2
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*[[Blackula]] -- Level ?, ??
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*[[Vitalis]] -- Level ?, ??
*[[Duckula]] -- Level ?, ??
*[[Duckula]] -- Level ?, ??
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===Significant Characters===
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==Significant Characters==
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*[[Don King]] - [[Ruler]], King
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*[[Don King]] - [[Ruler]], [[King]]
*[[Caesar Borgata]] - [[Chief Warlord]]
*[[Caesar Borgata]] - [[Chief Warlord]]
*[[Vinny Doombats]] - [[Warlord]]
*[[Vinny Doombats]] - [[Warlord]]
*[[Bunny]] - [[Thinkamancer]]
*[[Bunny]] - [[Thinkamancer]]
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*[[Benjamin]] - Unknown, possibly [[Mathamancer]] or [[Moneymancer]]
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*[[Benjamin]] - [[Moneymancer]]
*[[Leather Valese]] - [[Warlord]]
*[[Leather Valese]] - [[Warlord]]
*[[Dewy Tulips]] - [[Warlord]]
*[[Dewy Tulips]] - [[Warlord]]
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*[[Al Frappacino]] - Regent [[Warlord]] of Aqua Velva. Raises fish, including one ill-fated one named Wanda.
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*[[Al Frappacino]] - Regent [[Warlord]] of [[Aqua Velva]]. Raises fish, including one ill-fated one named Wanda.
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*[[King County]] - [[Ruler]], [[King]], Deceased
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====Insignificant Characters====
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*[[Broadway Tony]] - [[Warlord]], Deceased
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*New [[Heir of Transylvito|royal heir]], to be [[pop]]ped later.  
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===Location===
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Transylvito is very close to [[Faq]].  The space of Faq was sometimes crossed by Transylvito troops. Transylvito is also close to the [[Carpudlians]], with an ongoing border skirmish over the Carpudlian city of [[Carport]].
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===Troops===
===Troops===
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**[[Doombat]]s
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**[[Thunderbird]]s
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**[[Firebird]]s
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*[[Animated Units|Non-living]]
**[[Doll]]s
**[[Doll]]s
**[[Moll]]s
**[[Moll]]s
**[[Scarecrow]]s
**[[Scarecrow]]s
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**[[Battle Bear]]s
*Mechanical
*Mechanical
**[[Galleon]]s ([[Aqua Velva]])
**[[Galleon]]s ([[Aqua Velva]])
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==Transylvito Combat==
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====Transylvito Combat====
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Transylvito's only observed method of combat consisted of using the weak, massable [[Doombats]] at the forefront of any assault, with [[Warlords]] providing special bonuses that dramatically increase the [[Doombats]]' fighting power.
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Transylvito's primary method of combat consists of using the weak, massable [[Doombats]] at the forefront of any assault, with [[Warlords]] providing special bonuses that dramatically increase the [[Doombats]]' fighting power.
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Each [[Warlord]] 'packs' bats that receive their [[Leadership]] bonuses. [[Chief Warlord]] [[Caesar Borgata]] provides an additional effect to all bats in his current hex, as well as a high-level [[Leadership]] bonus to bats under his command. Transylvito formations are relatively unique in [[Erfworld]], as most of them are well over the eight-unit stack bonus. (Sometimes more than 100 bats in the same stack) Transylvito [[Warlords]] offer greater bonuses to [[Doombats]] than the eight-unit stack bonus do. (Though they receive the eight-unit bonus anyway)
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Each [[Warlord]] 'packs' bats that receive their [[Leadership]] bonuses. [[Chief Warlord]] [[Caesar Borgata]] provides an additional effect to all bats in his current hex, as well as a high-level [[Leadership]] bonus to bats under his command. Transylvito formations are relatively unique in [[Erfworld]], as most of them are well over the eight-unit stack bonus. (Sometimes more than 100 bats in the same stack) Transylvito [[Warlords]] offer greater bonuses to [[Doombats]] than the eight-unit stack bonus do. (Though they receive the eight-unit bonus anyway)
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Before the fight with [[Stanley the Tool]], Vinny explained that [[Doombat|doombats]] led by a [[Warlord]] are as strong as basic infantry thanks to the Warlord's [[Leadership]] [[Combat#Combat_Bonuses|bonus]].  With the [[Chief Warlord]] in the same hex, the doombats gain half of that Leadership bonus as well, so are as strong as advanced infantry.  The doombats in the [[Stack]] of the Chief Warlord, gaining his full bonus, are equivalent to heavy [[Units]].
Before the fight with [[Stanley the Tool]], Vinny explained that [[Doombat|doombats]] led by a [[Warlord]] are as strong as basic infantry thanks to the Warlord's [[Leadership]] [[Combat#Combat_Bonuses|bonus]].  With the [[Chief Warlord]] in the same hex, the doombats gain half of that Leadership bonus as well, so are as strong as advanced infantry.  The doombats in the [[Stack]] of the Chief Warlord, gaining his full bonus, are equivalent to heavy [[Units]].
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Transylvito units have also been observed dance fighting with lyrics and costumes resembling characters from the musical [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story West Side Story].
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Transylvito units have also been observed dance fighting with lyrics and costumes resembling characters from the musical [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story West Side Story].  In [[TBFGK_99:10]], Vinny imagines a battle with Vampires and Archons dancefighting in ballroom style pairs against Stanley's dwagons.  The proposed strategy never occurred because Charlie's price was too high.
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The capital city of Transylvito is defended mainly against airspace attack, using Dolls, Molls, and [[Men]], probably on the ground, and Guard Goyles of both the Goyle and Skank variety, aside from the [[Warlord]]s and [[Caster]]s with their [[Doombat]]s.  It is (as of yet) unknown how combat in Transylvito airspace would progress.
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The capital city of Transylvito is defended mainly against airspace attack, using [[Doll]]s, [[Moll]]s, and [[Men]], probably on the ground, and Guard Goyles of both the [[Goyles|Goyle]] and [[Goyles#Skanks|Skank]] variety, aside from the [[Warlord]]s and [[Caster]]s with their [[Doombat]]s.  It is (as of yet) unknown how combat in Transylvito airspace would progress.
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===Conflict With Carpudlians===
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==Conflict With Carpudlians==
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Transylvito has an ongoing turf war with the [[Carpudlians]]. The primary battleground is the [[city]] of [[Carport]], which is regularly taken by Transylvito, and then [[sack]]ed, unless the Carpudlians pay a ransom, in which case the Transylvitans leave it, relatively unharmed. In this way, they have a sort of protection racket with the Carpudlians. The Carpudlian [[capital]] of [[Carpool]] is considered too expensive a prospect for [[conquering]].
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Transylvito has an ongoing turf war with the [[Carpudlian]]s. The primary battleground is the [[city]] of [[Carport]], which is regularly taken by Transylvito, and then [[sack]]ed, unless the Carpudlians pay a ransom, in which case the Transylvitans leave it, relatively unharmed. In this way, they have a sort of protection racket with the Carpudlians. The Carpudlian [[capital]] of [[Carpool]] is considered too expensive a prospect for [[conquering]].
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=Real World References=
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====Real World References====
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*The name ''Transylvito'' appears to be a combination of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania Transylvania] and Vito. The former is a Province of Romania where the vampire Dracula has his castle in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula novel of that name]. The latter is the first name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vito_Corleone Vito Corleone], New York-based head of the Corleone family of the Sicilian Mafia in the film [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather ''The Godfather''] (and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather_%28novel%29 novel on which it is based]).
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*The name ''Transylvito'' appears to be a combination of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania Transylvania] and Vito. The former is a Province of Romania where the vampire Dracula has his castle in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula novel of that name]. The latter is the first name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vito_Corleone Vito Corleone], head of the Corleone family of the Sicilian Mafia in the film 'The Godfather'.
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*The bat emblem of Transylvito resembles the logo of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacardi_rum Bacardi rum], which also shows a black bat rousant in a red circle. The Bacardi version has more detail on the bat but is otherwise similar.  
*The bat emblem of Transylvito resembles the logo of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacardi_rum Bacardi rum], which also shows a black bat rousant in a red circle. The Bacardi version has more detail on the bat but is otherwise similar.  
*Four Transylvito warlords sang "campfire tunes" in Summer Update 15 that are thinly disguised 1950s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo-wop doo-wop] songs: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Darlin Little Darlin], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh-Boom Sh-Boom], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Go_with_Me Come and(sic) Go with Me], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel Erf Angel].
*Four Transylvito warlords sang "campfire tunes" in Summer Update 15 that are thinly disguised 1950s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo-wop doo-wop] songs: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Darlin Little Darlin], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh-Boom Sh-Boom], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Go_with_Me Come and(sic) Go with Me], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel Erf Angel].
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Transylvito's livery

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Proposed Canon

Side

Transylvito is a vampire, mafia, and greaser themed Side of Erfworld ruled by Ruler Don King. They are currently closely allied to Faq. They include Vampires and Men as their sentient populace. Its Chief Warlord is Caesar Borgata, but a new Royal Heir is in production. The symbol of their side is a red and black bat emblem.

Transylvito was part of the first Royal Crown Coalition during the Battle for Gobwin Knob. Their closest ally at the time was Unaroyal. At the beginning of the Battle, their troop contribution (29) consisted only of the Warlord Vinny Doombats and some Doombats, which were used primarily for short recon. Later, Transylvito sent stronger forces (more than 300 doombats and 10 warlords, including Chief Warlord Caesar Borgata) to create a trap for Stanley the Tool at a choke point in the mountains leading to the Kingdom of Faq. The trap succeeded in preventing Stanley from reaching Faq, but did not kill him, thanks in part to the efforts of Jack Snipe. Despite the numerous vampiric themes Transylvito units have shown no indicators of being classified as uncroaked.

Location

Main article: Erfworld Geography

The allied Kingdom of Faq is located slightly to the north of Transylvito.inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-028 External.png The space of Faq was sometimes accidently crossed by Transylvito troops. Transylvito is also close to the hostile Carpudlians and Jitterati, with an ongoing border skirmish over the Carpudlian city of Carport.

Capital

The name of the capital of the Transylvito side is also Transylvito.

Appearance

The city of Transylvito is built atop Mount Mofo. It is mainly accessible by air, but there is an old aqueduct trail leading up the mountain, which has a high move penalty. As Transylvito thus has little to fear from ground-based attacks, it has a flimsy outer wall, described as being more decorative than useful. Due to this fact, Transylvito is a Level 4 city. However, its garrison zone is described as being "bigger and taller than some Level Fives, with their walls and all."summer-updates-017 External.png This suggests that Transylvito is very large indeed.

Transylvito's defenses are composed mainly of highly defended towers, built with air battles in mind. The ornamental outer wall was never intended to be highly defensive, and with good reason: there hasn't been a serious ground assault on Transylvito in thousands of turns.

The architecture of Transylvito is described as being rather ominous, fitting with the mafia/vampire theme of the side.

"Transylvito was a city that looked like you didn't want to mess with it... The black walls, marble columns and iron towers reached right up out of the black-streaked granite of the imposing Mount Mofo. Everywhere you looked, there was something sharp, something hard, something that could croak you."

City Zones

The city of Transylvito is formed of at least three Zones: Outer Walls, Airspace, and Garrison. Due to the presence of towers for air defensesummer-updates-017 External.png it is likely that there are one or more Tower areas as well, perhaps as part of the Garrison, Outer Walls, or both.

Cities

Significant Characters

Troops

Transylvito Combat

Transylvito's only observed method of combat consisted of using the weak, massable Doombats at the forefront of any assault, with Warlords providing special bonuses that dramatically increase the Doombats' fighting power.

Each Warlord 'packs' bats that receive their Leadership bonuses. Chief Warlord Caesar Borgata provides an additional effect to all bats in his current hex, as well as a high-level Leadership bonus to bats under his command. Transylvito formations are relatively unique in Erfworld, as most of them are well over the eight-unit stack bonus. (Sometimes more than 100 bats in the same stack) Transylvito Warlords offer greater bonuses to Doombats than the eight-unit stack bonus do. (Though they receive the eight-unit bonus anyway)

Before the fight with Stanley the Tool, Vinny explained that doombats led by a Warlord are as strong as basic infantry thanks to the Warlord's Leadership bonus. With the Chief Warlord in the same hex, the doombats gain half of that Leadership bonus as well, so are as strong as advanced infantry. The doombats in the Stack of the Chief Warlord, gaining his full bonus, are equivalent to heavy Units.

Transylvito units have also been observed dance fighting with lyrics and costumes resembling characters from the musical West Side Story. In TBFGK_99:10, Vinny imagines a battle with Vampires and Archons dancefighting in ballroom style pairs against Stanley's dwagons. The proposed strategy never occurred because Charlie's price was too high.

The capital city of Transylvito is defended mainly against airspace attack, using Dolls, Molls, and Men, probably on the ground, and Guard Goyles of both the Goyle and Skank variety, aside from the Warlords and Casters with their Doombats. It is (as of yet) unknown how combat in Transylvito airspace would progress.

Conflict With Carpudlians

Transylvito has an ongoing turf war with the Carpudlians. The primary battleground is the city of Carport, which is regularly taken by Transylvito, and then sacked, unless the Carpudlians pay a ransom, in which case the Transylvitans leave it, relatively unharmed. In this way, they have a sort of protection racket with the Carpudlians. The Carpudlian capital of Carpool is considered too expensive a prospect for conquering.

Real World References

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