YMMV: A Scotsman In Egypt


  • Crazy Awesome: Angus the Mauler. "ELEPHAAAANTS!"
  • Creepy Awesome: Fearghus Campbell
  • Designated Hero: For all their bravery, the Scots are still capable of some seriously dickish behavior. The very first city they took was allied to them.
  • Heartwarming In Hindsight: When he returns to Scotland, Alexander Canmore wonders if his descendants will take the throne. The story ends with his grandson Kirk becoming ruler of the Scottish Empire.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The name of the last stubborn leader of the Egyptian faction? Mubarak.
  • HSQ: The Timurids bring nine thousand troops into Scotland, totally dwarfing any army that could be assembled against them. Except the fifteen thousand Scots waiting for them.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Aodh Canmore, full stop. Pick one of his plots, any of his plots. From destroying the Moors while Domnall is incapacitated to convincing Domnall to attack the Danes to convincing Hungary to invade and sack Rome and then retaking Rome and talking the Pope into surrendering control over all the Papal lands to Scotland to the entire false Downer Ending that leads to the simultaneous assassination of the entire Timurid leadership, Aodh Canmore is someone you do not want to try to out-fox.
    • Fearghus Campbell and his successors in the Scottish Spy Network also serve as these. Even after two full generations of new Spymasters have replaced him, people all over the world still get the creeps when his name is mentioned.
    • Gille Calline the Balleol deserves a mention too.
  • Memetic Badass: Angus the Mauler. A Danish commander is perfectly sure that they can put up a good fight gagainst the Scots... and then learns who their general is.
    • Fearghus Campbell, the first of Scotland's spymasters, is still feared despite being dead.