|The Battle of Permothylae Overlook|
A map of the battlefield
|Participants||Opacus' followers, Army of 300 Ice Kingdom Soldiers|
|Date||12 July, 1945|
The Battle of Permothylae Overlook was the first battle of The War of Olde Antarctica.
The Battle of Permothylae Overlook of Olde Antarctica was one of the first battles of the Dark War of the 1600s, taking place at Permothylae Overlook, which stands between South Pole Citadel (Now called South Pole City) and the Three Kingdom Mountains (Now known as the Trans-Antarctic Mountains). In the battle, an alliance of Ice Kingdom soldiers fought the invading dark army at the pass of Permothylae in central Ice Kingdom. Vastly outnumbered, they held back the invader in one of history's most famous last stands. A small force led by King Wilhelmus of the Ice Kingdom blocked the only road through which the massive army of Opacus could pass to South Pole Citadel. After three hours of battle, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed them by revealing a mountain path that led behind their lines. Dismissing the rest of the army, King Wilhelmus stayed behind with 300 Ice Kingdom Soldiers and 3 penguins that worked at the overlook. Though they knew it could mean their capture, they held their position and secured the retreat of the other forces. The Dark Forces succeeded in taking the overlook but sustained heavy losses, extremely disproportionate to those of the Ice Kingdom Soldiers. The fierce resistance of the Ice Kingdom Army offered South Pole City the invaluable time to prepare for a siege.
After seven hours of clashing icicles, flying snowballs, and shattered rubbish can lids, the Dark Army claimed victory over the Ice Kingdom Soldiers. But, the penguins who worked at the overlook knew of a secret cream soda-running tunnel that lead to South Pole Citadel. As the minions of Opacus were celebrating victory, the Ice Kingdom soldiers escaped and roused South Pole Citadel to be prepared for a siege.
- Many boo-boos.
- Unknown amount of scraped knees and paper cuts.
- Dark Army victory.
- The escape of the 300 Ice Kingdom soldiers to South Pole Citadel to warn them of the advancing dark army.
- In the resulting siege of South Pole Citadel, the Ice Kingdom won with its superior artillery, which was set up in a short period of time thanks to the warning.
Impact on Modern Culture
The performance of the defenders at the battle of Permothylae is often used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain to maximize an army's potential, and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds. The heroic sacrifice of the Ice Kingdom Soldiers and the has captured the minds of many throughout the ages and has given birth to many parodys, stories, movies, and games in result.
- It is a parody of the Battle of Thermopylae Pass.