|“||"We doing this then? The Battle of the Lake?"
"There's literally a tower right there, and you thought that this naturally generated lake was the most significant landmark?"
—Techno talking to Tommy shortly before the battle.
The Battle of the Lake, also known as The Battle of the Tower, is the second skirmish within the greater conflict known as The War of the Burning Eiffel Tower taking place on October 5, 2020. Participants include the Pogtopians (Tommy, Technoblade, Niki, and Dream) as well as a third party which existed only for this conflict consiting of Sapnap, Antfrost, Skeppy, BadBoyHalo, and Punz.
Before the conflict started, Tommy decided to name the battle the "Battle of the Lake." This was in relation to a small naturally spawning lake that both sides were standing on opposing sides of when this confrontation occurred. However, Techno opted to name the conflict after the Intimidation Tower since it was was a prominent feature of the landscape adjacent to the lake. However, the conflict ended up being named after the lake instead of the Intimidation Tower, to the dismay of many.
Taking place at the Intimidation Tower, the third party followed TommyInnit from the original skirmish site. Tommy then called for Dream and Technoblade for aid on the situation, and skirmish began as soon as Dream and Technoblade arrived. Tommy was shot multiple times by the third party, and attempted to pearl onto the tower and water bucket MLG. However, the plan failed and he was ultimately killed by Skeppy. Antfrost was put in a skirmish against Dream and Technoblade and was quickly defeated. Punz defected to the other side to win back Dream's loyalty. Tommy respawned in the base and claimed Antfrost's items as well as his own. Without a weapon, he attempted to attack Skeppy with a pickaxe, but was killed by BadBoyHalo. Tommy respawned once more, but this time only armed with two cobblestone, a water bucket, and eight pearls when he respawned. In the midst of the skirmish, Niki attempted to help the Pogtopians, but was accidentally killed by Technoblade with his Axe of Peace. Sapnap then drank his strength potion, but was unable to kill any of the Pogtopians. Sapnap's strength had run out, so Dream and Techno took their opportunity to strike at him while he was weak, killing him. Tommy then rejoined the battle with Sapnap's items.
Skeppy and BadBoyHalo were the final two remaining third party members. Tommy mistook Punz as an enemy, but was told by Dream to be on their side. The four of them teamed up on Skeppy and BadBoyHalo. Skeppy took heavy hits and was forced to pearl away, but was killed. BadBoyHalo escaped. The battle resulted in a Pogtopian victory, being the first major battle in the war to come. With Mars secured in his Ender Chest, Tommy now had 3 of the most important items on the SMP in his possession.
- Rudylmao [TommyVODS] (October 6, 2020). "TommyInnit, Dream & Technoblade TEAM UP" at 1:41:55 (VOD).
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