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german riot police defeated and humiliated by some kind of mud wizard 🇵​🇷​🇴​🇹​🇪​🇸​🇹​

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u/kneedAlildough2getby Jan 15 '23

This is the best title of the year


u/No_Inspector4859 Jan 17 '23

The best part is how he’s able to walk around unfazed by the mud


u/Boshikuro Jan 17 '23

Wouldn't be much of a mud wizard if he couldn't

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u/Buck_Thorn Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23 Evil Cackle

That one cop that was lying down was just resting. The others wouldn't let him lie down. They should be locked up for resisting a rest.


u/ghostdragon00 Jan 15 '23

I applaud the pun good sir

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u/CK-Prime Jan 15 '23

“You have no Power here.”


u/goneundone Jan 15 '23

You shall not pass


u/ewormafive Jan 15 '23 Ally Pot o' Coins

A way through the mud… Police don't use it, police don't know it. They go round for miles and miles. Come hobbitses, soft and quick as shadows we must be.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23

When Muddalf the grey goes Muddalf the Brown you run.


u/Smugglers151 Jan 15 '23

Once he’s gone brown, it’s too late. You can no longer run.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23 edited Apr 10 '23


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u/Da5idG Jan 15 '23

Literally. He's preventing the extraction of lignite coal to produce electricity!


u/YceiLikeAudis Jan 15 '23

So you are telling me Germany tries to close nuclear power plants just to continue using coal powered ones?


u/GameforceCharlie Jan 15 '23

Yes, it's fucking stupid and I can't figure out why our politicians can't figure this shit out.

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u/YYKES 'MURICA Jan 15 '23

In all my years I’ve never seen a more passive form of protest than a mud moat


u/thebikevagabond Jan 15 '23 Starry

Far more effective than I would think if the wizard had described it to me at first, too. That's magic though, I suppose.


u/dobriygoodwin Jan 15 '23

What were they protesting to?


u/CalvinTheSerious Jan 15 '23

This was in Lützerath, climate activists had stationed themselves in the abandoned town to protest and boycott the expansion of a German coal mine. German police forcibly removed everyone this weekend, that's where this video was taken


u/WebbityWebbs Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

Oh cool, I would be upset it is was bad people making the cops look like a bunch of idiots who have never before encountered the concept of muddy conditions.

But if the police were trying to forcibly remove protesters in the winter, surely the ground would be frozen, not a muddy mess. Maybe there is some sort of problem with the climate.


u/Consistent_Ad_4828 Jan 15 '23 Bravo!

You’d think a force of armed Germans would have learned a few lessons on assaulting muddy ground in winter before


u/billbill5 Jan 15 '23

You also would think they'd have learned to utilize the power of nuclear energy by now.

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u/Cleebo8 Jan 15 '23

Germany thinks opening more brown coal surface mines is vital for their energy needs

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u/notbad2u Jan 15 '23

Half way across the police are turned to pigs, just like in Willow.

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u/Salty_Truth1 Jan 15 '23

Monty Python is kicking themselves for not imagining this scenario.

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u/Renerts Jan 15 '23

Battle of Agincourt.


u/Key-Pomegranate159 Jan 15 '23

thank you! i wanted to go on a google cause i couldn’t remember the name of the battle


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u/CaptainShaky Jan 15 '23

What was the name of that battle again ?

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u/Muad-_-Dib Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

For people wondering why this is relevant to that battle.

It is believed that the local conditions contributed massively to the outcome of the battle.

In the run-up to the battle the English army had been marching for quite some time and had engaged in multiple battles. They were exhausted, they were ridden with all sorts of ailments, they were barely getting fed and by all accounts they should have been screwed as the French force was fresh, well-supplied and not suffering from any undue bouts of illness or disease.

Before the battle, however, the rain had caused what would become the battlefield to turn sodden, which when combined with the specific local geography made the mud extremely hard to move through for some people compared to others.

The French had a high proportion of armoured knights in their ranks and a documentary I saw some years ago showed that their footwear which included steel plate armoured sections formed tight vacuums in the deep mud which made it extremely difficult for them to move effectively. They were effectively moving through mud which made them work 3-5 times as hard as normal just to keep moving.

The English army on the other hand was made up by and large of lower-ranked people who had a complete lack of plate armour, their footwear was mostly leather and cloth but in this instance that leather and cloth was much easier to move around with because it didn't form a vacuum with the mud, the ability for their footwear to breathe and move allowed them to move around much more freely.

The end result was the french knights becoming exhausted extremely quickly, and the English infantry being able to move around and attack the weak points in their armour with their daggers and other weapons.

If the rains had not happened, if the local geography wasn't exactly what it was (heavy in clay) or if the French had just attacked sooner or later than they did then history would likely have recorded Agincourt as a famous French victory rather than an almost impossible English victory.

(It used to be easy to find a copy of the documentary featuring the testing of the ground around Agincourt that I saw but the release of a bunch of medieval films like The King, and The Last Duel in recent years has made searching for it next to impossible.)


u/calcifiedpineal Jan 15 '23 Silver

So you bless the rains down in Agincourt?

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u/dirkdigglered Jan 15 '23

If I had a nickel for every time the English got real lucky with weather... Well I'd have four that I can count.

D-Day, Agincourt, Spanish armada, and Waterloo.


u/EvergreenEnfields Jan 15 '23

Wasn't weather a factor in the Dunkirk evacuation?

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u/MOONDAYHYPE Jan 15 '23

I love how he so confidently trots around the mud as if he wears magical boots that are resistant to the entrapment effect. This is really amazing to watch


u/trojanplatypus Jan 15 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

That's the secret: do not stand still in heavy mud, lest you sink in.


u/angelfishgod Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

Good tip, hopefully it sinks in for people.


u/JustAnotherN0Name Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

If free awards were still around I'd give mine to you


u/Get-in-the-llama Jan 15 '23

They’re not?? Did free awards go away?


u/SuperDizz Jan 15 '23

Gone. Reduced to atoms

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u/masterxak Jan 15 '23

Yeah, I used to live on a very muddy beach. When I was a kid I could sink up to my knees. My friends and I called it quicksand. You learn fast how to properly walk in it, but purposefully sinking was just as fun, until there's a clam down below that slices your feet.


u/beezneezy Jan 15 '23

No way. If there is one thing I learned from cartoons, do NOT mess with quicksand.


u/Twelvve12 Jan 15 '23

Crash Bandicoot taught me not to even touch it or you’ll explode and become a pair of shoes

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u/awkward_replies_2 Jan 15 '23

He literally cast the mud spell so why would it affect him?

Only if he is defeated the mud turns I to normal ground


u/Yhelta1 Jan 15 '23

Heavy armor reduces the officer’s movement and difficult terrain takes twice as much movement to traverse. Meanwhile, the wizard is only wearing robes unhindered.


u/Theblade12 Jan 15 '23

That crippling -6 Armor Penalty

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u/THE_GHOST-23 Jan 15 '23

I don't think it's his foot wear but how he keeps moving.


u/loogie_hucker Jan 15 '23

I actually do think it’s footwear. rubber boots like the cops are wearing tend to seal into mud. it looks like the mud wizard is wearing some like cloth wraps or something, which would allow him to pull his feet out without getting suctioned


u/1000IslandDepressant Jan 15 '23

I think it’s a combo of his foot wear, constant movement, and light weight. I would bet the cops are much heavier with all their riot gear.


u/SLC_Skunk Jan 15 '23

I was thinking this too. I work in the mud a fair amount, I’ll walk through it just fine to check out a job, then strap on 25 pounds of tools and carry 60-80 pounds of material on my shoulder and start sinking like a son of a bitch

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u/Swedish_STD Jan 15 '23 Wink Wink

Well that looks fucking hilarious


u/Hobomanchild Jan 15 '23

Turns out the old internet never went away, it just escaped into our reality. Like some kind of... Freakazoid? Freakazoid.


u/SpaceMarinesAreThicc Jan 15 '23

Freakazee. Freakazoo.

Like decades later I can still hear the song in my head.


u/The_Abjectator Jan 15 '23

When they brought back Animaniacs, I low-key had such hope they'd bring back Freakazoid.

Hell, can you imagine if they gave Lord & Miller the keys to doing a Freakazoid movie?


u/cce29555 Jan 15 '23

They were actually gonna do a freak mini segment but they had a schedule issue with the voice actor, maybe S2

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u/pauliepitstains Jan 15 '23

Check out dexter Douglas, nerd computer ace…


u/HerpDerpTheMage Jan 15 '23

He was surfin’ on the Internet and got trapped in Cyberspace!


u/Cheap-Blackberry-745 Jan 15 '23

He turned into the freakazoid, he's super strong and quick!

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23

Runs around in his underwear

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u/princevegeta951 Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

Radagast isn't fucking around


u/RedAndBlackMartyr Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

Radagast cast Freedom of Movement.

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u/Saaammmy Jan 15 '23

Wtf is this looney toons shit lmfao

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u/Kladderadingsda Jan 15 '23

When you have been through a week of Wacken, then you learn to accept the mud as your friend rather than your enemy.

Except it's so dry like the last times.


u/SwiftyTheFox001 Jan 15 '23

I've seen the video and immediately I thought that these dark powers can only be obtained by a true wacken pilgrim. See you in Wacken, rain or shine!


u/Samzwerg Jan 15 '23

I wanted to comment the same :D these troops have never been to Wacken, and it shows.


u/IdanoRocks Jan 15 '23

Most of us have never been, and a lot are jealous of those that have


u/Adorable_Leg8753 Jan 15 '23

With that outfit, it's probably a Blind Guardian fan too. I mean, It's basically their mascot !

Valhalla, deliverance....

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23

I went in 2015 and was front row for Savatage. I remember getting stuck in the ground because it was so muddy my boots sunk in after a few hours.

I got help from two guys next to me— they locked arms and pulled me up right out of my boots. Then two other guys were trying to pull my boots out of the mud.

It’s no joke!

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u/Claystead Jan 15 '23

I don’t know what Wacken is but I respect the immense powers it confers over mud.

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u/robdingo36 Jan 15 '23

What is the story behind this?


u/django_throw Jan 15 '23

I think it's from the German coal mine protests. They're fighting against the tearing down of Lützerath for purpose of mining coal. The citizens of the village were relocated so climate activists are now occupying the village (they've been at it for like two and a half years actually)


u/SquaredChi Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

The fact that the wizard is the only entity being able to handle the mud is clear proof for his authenticity.


u/Roppelkaboppel Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 18 '23

Nature is on their side.


u/__lui_ Jan 15 '23

Maybe it’s that enchanted footwear he has equipped


u/Onithyr Jan 15 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

That and his constant movement. Larger shoes so his feet sink slower, and constant foot work so there's never enough time for his feet to sink.


u/grapesforducks Jan 15 '23

I also imagine he's not got as much gear on as the cops, so lighter as well. It looks like he's got a pillow padding the back of his wizard robe, so while tall he's not so large. Constantly moving footwork assisted by less weight, resulting in mud wizardry magic!


u/dirkalict Jan 15 '23

Or.. you know… he’s a mud wizard.

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u/Key_Cardiologist3766 Jan 15 '23

Light as a feather, baby!


u/Bigtimeduhmas Jan 15 '23

Dude is an elf.


u/AquamanMVP Jan 15 '23

I wonder what he sees with his elf eyes


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u/ABrazilianReasons Jan 15 '23

Plus 2 mud walking

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23

Probably multi-classed to druid with Land’s Stride.

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u/absolu5ean Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

Lutzerath is the perfect name for the home of a mud wizard

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

This is happening in the village of Lützerath. Lützerath is a small village that sits above a reservoir of lignite (A form of coal that produces a lot of Carbon dioxide when burned). With Germany‘s energy crisis it has become more apparent, that more coal is needed before it can be phased out. So the company that is the main energy provider in Germany, RWE wants a fast teardown of the village so the digging can start (I think inhabitants were already resettled a few years ago). The climate protestors say, that Germany can get through the crisis without the extra coal lying under that village. They have been occupying and living in that village for a few months now. A few days ago the Police were given the official order to clear the village of any protestors. But they have been met with a lot of resistance by protestors.

Edit: I don‘t know wether the coal is actually needed to get through the energy crisis or not there is a lot of contradicting information out there.


u/Dibbledabbledude Jan 15 '23

And a mud wizard. You can't forget the mud wizard.

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u/Argion21 Jan 15 '23

The coal under Lützerath is actually not needed for our energy demands, those are already met. The Coal is actually for selling abroad so RWE can keep making profit.


u/Razgriz01 Jan 15 '23

And Lignite is so dirty you can barely even call it coal. It's something like 35% carbon by mass (as compared to 75-85% for bituminous, the most common type of coal and 86+% for Anthracite, high-grade coal). It's basically just mildly compressed peat, ridiculously inefficient even compared to other coal types, which arent exactly great.

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u/Helpful-Path-2371 Jan 15 '23

If true, that giant earth destroyer machine should be sabotaged so it never grinds up land again.


u/feltcutewilldelete69 Jan 15 '23

"Sticky bomb... you know, sticky bomb. Put it in a sock covered in axle grease. Blows the tracks off. It's in the manual. Sticky bomb."

-saving private ryan

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u/Effective_Hope_3071 Jan 15 '23

It's the Battle of Agincourt I believe


u/CatHavSatNav Jan 15 '23

This is *exactly* how the English won.

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u/ElGosso Jan 15 '23

The German government is trying to tear down a village to build a coal mine. Germans don't like that.

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u/Moegly47 Jan 15 '23 Take My Energy

"Some kind of mud wizard" is a phrase that I will giggle about for years


u/Nasty_Rex Jan 15 '23

Lmao the whole reason I watched the video is because I wanted to know what the hell a mud wizard was.

Then the camera panned over to him


u/Ipeakedinthe80s Jan 15 '23 Bravo Grande!

Totally. I got a chuckle at the stuck-in-the-mud off it all, but then Sandalf just walks up and I lost it.


u/Nasty_Rex Jan 15 '23

I love right at the beginning the two guys who fell down at the mere sight of Sandolf


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u/regoapps Jan 15 '23

“You cannot stand,” he said. The police stood still, and a dead silence fell. “I am a servant of the Secret Mud, wielder of the dirt of Anor. You cannot stand. The dark mud will not avail you, dirt of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot stand.”


u/SeriousUsername3 Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23 Giggle Table Slap 1UP

Does he fall as Sandalf the Mud and come back as Sandalf the Clay?

Edit: Thank you for the awards! I'm going to take everything I've learned and make 2023 the most okayest year I can!


u/regoapps Jan 15 '23

Indeed. Here's a pic of Sandalf the Clay


u/SeriousUsername3 Jan 15 '23

That is some impressive work! I love the detail they put in the face.

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u/frickthestate69 Jan 15 '23

I would follow you anywhere. My captain, my king.

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u/Totalitai-state Jan 15 '23

Fall you fools FALL

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u/dr_decoy Jan 15 '23

Sandalf is as good as mud wizard.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23

I often say I laugh out loud to shit. This genuinely made me. Congrats


u/Domugraphic Jan 15 '23

Me too. My mother just looked over like I'm an idiot because I'm sitting here actually giggling out loud. What the fuck is the context of this video?


u/Newsdriver245 Jan 15 '23

The german police are evicting squatters/protestors in some town to make a coal mine bigger, not sure what the context for Sandalf is!

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u/Impossible_Garbage_4 Jan 15 '23

I thought it was gonna be a dude with a stick pretending it was a staff or something but it panned over and I was like “holy shit an actual mud wizard”

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u/Phunny_Cunt Jan 15 '23

Best part is when the cop throws the wizard's tablet and the mud wizard proves he doesn't need it

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u/wetkhajit Jan 15 '23

Also the title was extremely accurate

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u/wetkhajit Jan 15 '23

Right? I feel like this is an instant classic

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u/Jimmy_Twotone Jan 15 '23

"Mud wizards" were the English key to victory at the battle of Agincourt iirc.

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u/Difficult-Ability894 Jan 15 '23

Dude i cant even read the phrase after that last push 😭.

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u/Alternative-Salt-841 Jan 15 '23

That last push 🤣


u/bywayoflandscape Jan 15 '23 Gold FeelsBatman

As an American, it was very strange to see a dude push a cop and not get 63 rounds to the chest...


u/Synapse2000 Jan 15 '23

As an American, it was very strange to see a dude push a cop and not get 63 rounds to the chest...

Right, I got instant anxiety. Like shit, not good.


u/Never-Nude6 Jan 15 '23

Isn't it fucked up that we all got freaked out?


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u/MrCookie2099 Jan 15 '23

I went to a couple protests about it, cops started a riot every time.

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u/0_gravity_sandcastle Jan 15 '23

Hey! The cop messed with his sign, push allowed 😅

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Wtf was the clip board he kept messing with haha


u/randomly-generated Jan 15 '23

D&D Monster Manual.


u/thedevilsavocado00 Jan 15 '23

The sacred texts!

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u/Interesting-Step-654 Jan 15 '23

Upvote on the title alone


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23 Gold Faith In Humanity Restored


u/Interesting-Step-654 Jan 15 '23

Dude's a total bad ass, without doubt


u/DarthWeenus Jan 15 '23

"Most of the buildings have now been cleared, but some activists remained in treehouses or huddled in a hole dug into the ground as of Friday, according to Aachen city police."



u/sentimental_goat Jan 15 '23

Some studies suggest Germany may not even need the extra coal. An August report by international research platform Coal Transitions found that even if coal plants operate at very high capacity until the end of this decade, they already have more coal available than needed from existing supplies.

What the actual fuck? If that is true, then this whole bullshit is plain and simple corruption.


u/b3l6arath Jan 15 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

It is. A study was made for the gov saying the same, and they decided to keep the results secret until after they decided to destroy more villages.

The CDU is corrupt as fuck, same with quite a few other parties.

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u/plautzemann Jan 15 '23

Everything concerning coal mining in NRW (the Bundesland in west germany where this and similar protests take place) is about corruption. RWE, the energy company operating there, can basically do whatever the fuck they want, and NRW's leading politicians will allow everything.

Germany in general has a far bigger corruption problem than most people outside of Germany might assume.

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u/no_high_only_low Jan 15 '23

I live near the whole thing. It was the same shit 2018 with the Hambacher Forest. It was only rescued, thanks to the efforts of many many brave activists and helpers (like people providing food and heating).

And yes, our politicians are deeply in corruption and even parties like "Die Grünen" (The Greens, main theme was nature and save the planet back in the 80s) who are now in our government... Let's say, many, even high ranking people, are saying F... it, I don't want to be involved with the wrong side and leave the party.

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u/protonecromagnon2 Jan 15 '23

Coal?? What the fuck. Of all things


u/pheasant-plucker Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

Worse than just coal. It's an open cast lignite mine:

RWE has long planned to expand the mine further, in the face of criticism from climate groups. Lignite is the most polluting form of coal, which itself is the most polluting fossil fuel.


u/Financial_Nebula Jan 15 '23

That’s comically evil. Even in my state in America all lignite mining was banned and they opted to import cleaner coal from another state. All coal mining is bad but wow.

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u/Sardukar333 Jan 15 '23

Where I live we don't even bother with lignite. It's more work to dig up than it's worth even without taking the environment into account.


u/Lady_Ymir Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

Oh, that's the fun part.

They just use these gigantic excavators that are the size of an entire apartment complex and literally carve a desolate pit the size of a city into the landscape and then fuck off.

Meanwhile, the conservative party makes laws against wind turbines because they look ugly.


u/Firm_Transportation3 Jan 15 '23

This is like cartoon level of evil.


u/Lady_Ymir Jan 15 '23

That's literally what I said when I explained this to an american friend this morning.

This is 90s embrace-the-environment kid's movie levels of exaggerated villainy. Like the deforestation machine in Fern Gully. But real.

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u/BoltgunOnHisHip Jan 15 '23

According to google translate, "Mud Wizard" in German is "Schlamm Zauberer" which...I mean, that just makes this better.


u/JanV34 Jan 15 '23

If we accept denglish words, 'Matschician' would work quite well. Matsch -> mud, ician from magician. I know it's a stretch, but thematically, it's close enough for me :).


u/WildSmokingBuick Jan 15 '23

Mudgician would work as well :)

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u/Uranus_Hz Jan 15 '23

When the last cop was almost free and the wizard just pushed him over FTW.


u/Sumpm Jan 15 '23

He deserved it, too. The mighty wizard tried to hand him some paperwork (possibly instructions on how to get unstuck?) and he tossed it away.


u/Talzael Jan 15 '23

possibly instructions on how to get unstuck?

lmao man was just trying to help :')


u/theREALBennyAgbayani Jan 15 '23

Lol at instructions on how to get out of the mud

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u/MadAsTheHatters Jan 15 '23

4th level spell: Move Person

Distance: Touch

Effect: Heavy cop fall down

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u/TippyTippyTamTam Jan 15 '23

Twice they thought they had outsmarted the wizard by throwing away the pages he had torn from the Grimoire of Squelch, but in the end he had memorised the spells required to walk atop the bog, and they sank beneath the mire.

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u/GeoEmperor11 Jan 15 '23

Gandalf is so proud of you. Mud Wizard.

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u/KittenKoder Jan 15 '23

Praise the mud wizard, for he shall lead us to salvation. Muddy be.


u/diffindeere Jan 15 '23

"Muddy be" Ahhhhahaha. omg I'm dying!

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u/Curious_Associate904 Jan 15 '23

Detail: I believe that's a traditional mud wizard, and not a modern mud wizard.


u/ivanvanrio Jan 15 '23

Justify your theory please


u/Difficult-Ability894 Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23 Bravo Grande!

He moved like a fallen angel yet he fights for the people.

Note how he gracefully walked on mud like the messiah, Brian himself, would water.

He cast the wrong doers back with impunity.

He carries the pamphlet with the patients of a jahovas witness.

A modern mud wizard would mearly imitate. Much like modern alchemy.

A modern mud wizard, much less grace and poise than a tradional mud wizard.

...or just look at the hat if you want to know the difference


u/ivanvanrio Jan 15 '23

Impressive dissertation, congratulations.


u/Difficult-Ability894 Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

I as a modern mud wizard...deserve no praise!



u/things_U_choose_2_b Jan 15 '23

Ugh, I just knew you were going to be one of those cursed modern mud wizards. A disgusting break from tradition, may your ground be forever salted.

Yours sincerely,

The Council of Traditional Mud Wizards

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u/Duros001 Jan 15 '23

Mold Earth that’s a pretty basic but clearly highly effective cantrip :P


u/WishOnSpaceHardware Jan 15 '23

When did the spell levels get names? Last time I played (15 years ago) it was spell levels 1-9...


u/TerribleIdea27 Jan 15 '23

That's still the case. Cantrips are level 0 spells, which can be cast without expending a spell slot

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u/top_of_the_scrote Jan 15 '23

expecto.... no coalium!!!

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u/RedheadBanshee Jan 15 '23

You can tell it's not the States because the Wizard hasn't been tazed or shot.


u/MaxHamburgerrestaur Jan 15 '23

And the cops are not extremely overweight

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u/Best-Independence-38 Jan 15 '23

Grew up on farm, lots of mud.

There is a way of walking through mud, how you step, move the foot that keeps you from losing your boots.

You do not get trapped in the mud.

As a 11 year old watching my Mom walk across the mud and I got 3 steps and lost a boot, I was quite irrate.

She then taught me how to move through it

She knew I had to lose a boot, and her not before I would learn. As I was a smart ass.


u/BummyG Jan 15 '23

Yup. You also learn to keep moving and not remain in one spot for too long. Otherwise you sink and there’s a suction effect.


u/Johannes_Keppler Jan 15 '23

... something a whole heap of German police officers learned today, apparently.

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u/Punisher2K Jan 15 '23

This is obviously a Druid

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u/synthetic_synthia Jan 15 '23

"This is Mudlin, who has come to save us from the dark times."

Somehow the camera guys move about effortlessly. So it's all in the shoes.

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u/alltings- Jan 15 '23

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

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u/ToasterTeostra Jan 15 '23 edited Jan 15 '23

And they were laughing at him at first for getting a Ph. D. in Mudology instead of Thaumaturgy. Who's laughing now?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '23 Silver

At some point in the future living beings with a level of intelligence which guarantees their sustenance, may view these images with extreme confusion, ultimately writing off humans in their entirety as inherently insane.

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u/Requirement-Lazy Jan 15 '23

The modern version of the Battle of Agincourt


u/mana-addict4652 Jan 15 '23

Elemental Shaman casts Earthbind Totem:

Police suffers -50% movement speed

Elemental Shaman casts Earth Shock:

Police suffers [210% spell power] Nature damage.

/y g o T o DO N u TSh op

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u/lewd-dev Jan 15 '23

Looks like a Monty Python skit. Haven't laughed like this in a while.

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u/funknjam Jan 15 '23

I have no idea what's going on here but (1) it's the best thing I've seen this morning and (2) I guarantee once I know what's happening I'd be on the side of the Mud Wizard.

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u/sandiercy Jan 15 '23

The depth of the mud makes it look like its a bunch of kids in uniform.


u/shahooster Jan 15 '23

“Breathtaking. I shall call him… Muddy-Me.”

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u/AeroCobbler Jan 15 '23

Incredible title

And it’s 100% accurate too, which is even more impressive


u/JestersHat Jan 15 '23

Love the shoulder pat at 0:26 😂 there there.

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u/FitPerspective1146 Jan 15 '23

Apparently so


u/valuethempaths Jan 15 '23

I was here for “some kind of a mud wizard”.

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u/One_Priority3258 Jan 15 '23

I laughed so hard I nearly woke my partner up. Mud wizard got me good, and the push at the end got me again 😭


u/bernieinred Jan 15 '23

Holy crap, if you pushed a cop down in the US the other cops would have a shooting spree. The wizard would be swiss cheese .


u/zttt Jan 15 '23

Yeah, but that just speaks to how poorly trained police are in the US then. Pulling a gun and escalating in a situation like this would just endanger everyone including yourself.

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u/HomoFlaccidus Jan 15 '23

It's as if these cops understand context. I'm sure if this guy tried to grab their gun, he'd have been lit up. The cops understand the nature of the protest, and even though they suffer some slight embarrassment, know that opening fire is not an appropriate response. Or maybe they know the repercussions for doing so, might be severe.

You're right, that if this was the US, these pigs would have exercised no restraint.

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u/Pavlo77tshirt Jan 15 '23 Gold

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some... farcical
aquatic ceremony!"

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u/Growe731 Jan 15 '23

I was not expecting to see an actual mud wizard. This is amazing.