|“||"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.[VOD 1] Participants include the Pogtopians (Tommy, Technoblade, Niki and Dream) as well as a third party which existed only for this conflict (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. This naming convention angered many of the other belligerents, as directly next to the lake was Tommy's Intimidation Tower that was a prominent feature of the landscape. Techno opted to name the conflict after the tower adjacent to the lake and both parties, 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 that marks the location of Pogtopia, the third party followed TommyInnit from the original skirmish site. Tommy then called for Dream and Technoblade for aid on the situation. A 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. He was ultimately killed by Skeppy however. 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 clobber Skeppy with a pickaxe, but was killed by BadBoyHalo. Sapnap realized this was a losing battle, for he was now outnumbered. Sapnap drank his strength, but was unable to kill any of the Pogtopians. Tommy respawned once more, but this time only armed with two cobblestone, a water bucket, and 8 pearls when he respawned. In the midst of the skirmish, Niki attempted to help the Pogtopians, but having lost all of her things in a fight with Sapnap, she was accidentally killed by Technoblade with his Axe of Peace. Sapnap's strength had run out, so Dream and Techno took their opportunity to strike at him while he was weak, killing him, and Tommy had rejoined the battle.
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.
- TommyInnit [TommyVODS] (October 6, 2020). "TommyInnit, Dream & Technoblade TEAM UP" at 1:41:55 (VOD).
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