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4th Jan '18 1:23:16 PM miruvor
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* Vetinari averting a world war by sharing the secret of how to command the golem army with every major leader on the Disc, ensuring that no one can use that power over anyone else. Plus the fact that "everyone" knows it was him, but can't prove it.

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* Vetinari averting a world war by sharing the secret of how to command the golem army with every major leader on the Disc, ensuring that no one can use that power over anyone else. Plus the fact that "everyone" absolutely everyone knows it was him, but can't prove it.
4th Jan '18 1:22:34 PM miruvor
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* Vetinari averting a world war by sharing the secret of how to command the golem army with every major leader on the Disc, ensuring that no one can use that power over anyone else. Plus the fact that "everyone" knows it was him, but can't prove it.
-->"Of course it's him. Downey and all the rest of them will know it's him. Things that live on damp walls will know it's him. And no one will ever prove it."
28th Dec '15 7:32:19 PM Discar
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** The buildup is pretty awesome, too. Truly, the WhamLine that spells out ''exactly'' what is going to happen is a masterpiece in and of itself, since it's delivered so innocently. Specifically, they've been trying to get a dead wizard to translate the Umian word that Miss Dearheart assumed meant "gold."

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** The buildup is pretty awesome, too. Truly, the WhamLine that spells out ''exactly'' what is going to happen is a masterpiece in and of itself, since it's delivered so innocently. Specifically, they've been trying to get a dead wizard to translate the Umian word that Miss Dearheart assumed meant has four gold golems traveling to Ankh-Morpork, and Flead has been double-checking the translation of the word "gold."
28th Dec '15 7:30:55 PM Discar
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** The buildup is pretty awesome, too. Truly, the WhamLine that spells out ''exactly'' what is going to happen is a masterpiece in and of itself, since it's delivered so innocently that this troper just burst out in incredulous laughter.
--> '''Flead:''' There are more than one hundred and twenty things it can mean, but in this case, taken in conjunction with the rest of the paragraph, it means '[[spoiler:a thousand]]'.

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** The buildup is pretty awesome, too. Truly, the WhamLine that spells out ''exactly'' what is going to happen is a masterpiece in and of itself, since it's delivered so innocently innocently. Specifically, they've been trying to get a dead wizard to translate the Umian word that this troper just burst out in incredulous laughter.
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Miss Dearheart assumed meant "gold."
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'''Flead:''' There are more than one hundred and twenty things it can mean, but in this case, taken in conjunction with the rest of the paragraph, it means '[[spoiler:a thousand]]'.
15th May '15 2:02:11 PM hujwernoo
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--> "There are more than one hundred and twenty things it can mean, but in this case, taken in conjunction with the rest of the paragraph, it means '[[spoiler:a thousand]]'."

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--> "There '''Flead:''' There are more than one hundred and twenty things it can mean, but in this case, taken in conjunction with the rest of the paragraph, it means '[[spoiler:a thousand]]'."
15th May '15 2:00:44 PM hujwernoo
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--> "There are more than one hundred and twenty things it can mean, but in this case, taken in conjunction with the rest of the paragraph, it means '[[spoiler:a thousand]]'."
15th May '15 1:59:33 PM hujwernoo
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** The buildup is pretty awesome, too. Truly, the WhamLine that spells out ''exactly'' what is going to happen is a masterpiece in and of itself, since it's delivered so innocently that this troper just burst out in incredulous laughter.
18th Mar '15 1:14:46 PM intastiel
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** His confession is one of my favourite scenes in the ''entire'' Discworld series. And it makes me think about ''what Vetinari is thinking at that moment''.
8th Dec '14 11:02:51 AM Mandemo
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-->Mr. Slant did not, despite what had been said, have the respect of Ankh-Morpork's legal profession. He commanded its fear. Death had not diminished his encyclopedic memory, his guile, his talent for corkscrew reasoning, or the vitriol of his stare. Do not cross me this day, it advised the lawyers. Do not cross me, for if you do I will have the flesh from your very bones and the marrow therein. You know those leather-bound tomes you have on the wall behind your desk to impress your clients? I have read them all, and I wrote half of them. Do not try me. I am not in a good mood.
** Yeah. Probably the only lawyer in the city who could take him on and have even the slightest chance of winning would be Mr. Morecombe, Vimes's lawyer, who's even older (he's ''been the Ramkin's soliciter for over 400 years'', compared to Mr. Slant who's ''only'' 351 years ''old'').
*** My money'd still be on Slant. Presumably Mr. Morecombe's spent a portion of that 400-year career asleep in his coffin; zombies, like golems, can be on the job 24-8.
**** The Discworld Companion definitely describes mr. Morcombe as the ''senior'' partner so presumably those at least 70 odd extra years count for something.
*** Also, Morecombe is a member of the legal firm Morecombe, Slant and Honeyplace. I believe conflict of interest laws would prevent them from representing opposite ends of the same case. (Assuming Ankh-Morpork law follows this principle, a staple of the legal system after which it is modeled.)
**** Not necessarily - the British equivalent of trial attorneys are Barristers-at-Law who, while they may belong to 'chambers' and share office space and clerical staff, nonetheless remain self-employed and thus able to represent opposing sides in a legal dispute and appear against one another in court with no such conflict of interest applying.
*** So basically the only lawyer who could possibly compete with him is in the same law firm(not to mention Honeyplace(who this troper has no idea if he's been seen in court or not), and even then he could, and probably did before they partnered up, defeat them with he wanted.
*** In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' Mr. Honeyplace is mentioned to be a vampire, and the third name of the triumvirate, though beyond that there's nothing to go on, so he is presumably pretty experienced in himself.
*** On another note: He manages not only to give a BadassBoast with a look, he gives them the same look any time they try to get up the rest of the trial, effecitvly beating what appears to be around 30 lawyers with a few glares. You have to wonder if he partnered up with Morecombe and Honeyplace or they teamed up with him because he was that good.

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-->Mr. Slant did not, despite what had been said, have the respect of Ankh-Morpork's legal profession. He commanded its fear. Death had not diminished his encyclopedic memory, his guile, his talent for corkscrew reasoning, or the vitriol of his stare. Do not cross me this day, it advised the lawyers. Do not cross me, for if you do I will have the flesh from your very bones and the marrow therein. You know those leather-bound tomes you have on the wall behind your desk to impress your clients? I have read them all, and I wrote half of them. Do not try me. I am not in a good mood.
** Yeah. Probably the only lawyer in the city who could take him on and have even the slightest chance of winning would be Mr. Morecombe, Vimes's lawyer, who's even older (he's ''been the Ramkin's soliciter for over 400 years'', compared to Mr. Slant who's ''only'' 351 years ''old'').
*** My money'd still be on Slant. Presumably Mr. Morecombe's spent a portion of that 400-year career asleep in his coffin; zombies, like golems, can be on the job 24-8.
**** The Discworld Companion definitely describes mr. Morcombe as the ''senior'' partner so presumably those at least 70 odd extra years count for something.
*** Also, Morecombe is a member of the legal firm Morecombe, Slant and Honeyplace. I believe conflict of interest laws would prevent them from representing opposite ends of the same case. (Assuming Ankh-Morpork law follows this principle, a staple of the legal system after which it is modeled.)
**** Not necessarily - the British equivalent of trial attorneys are Barristers-at-Law who, while they may belong to 'chambers' and share office space and clerical staff, nonetheless remain self-employed and thus able to represent opposing sides in a legal dispute and appear against one another in court with no such conflict of interest applying.
*** So basically the only lawyer who could possibly compete with him is in the same law firm(not to mention Honeyplace(who this troper has no idea if he's been seen in court or not), and even then he could, and probably did before they partnered up, defeat them with he wanted.
*** In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' Mr. Honeyplace is mentioned to be a vampire, and the third name of the triumvirate, though beyond that there's nothing to go on, so he is presumably pretty experienced in himself.
*** On another note: He manages not only to give a BadassBoast with a look, he gives them the same look any time they try to get up the rest of the trial, effecitvly beating what appears to be around 30 lawyers with a few glares. You have to wonder if he partnered up with Morecombe and Honeyplace or they teamed up with him because he was that good.
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3rd Dec '14 1:36:49 AM MattII
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*** So basically the only lawyer who could possibly compete with him is in the same law firm(not to mention Honeyplace(who this troper has no idea if he's been seen in court or not), and even then he could, and probably did before they partnered up, defeat them with he wanted.

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*** So basically the only lawyer who could possibly compete with him is in the same law firm(not to mention Honeyplace(who this troper has no idea if he's been seen in court or not), and even then he could, and probably did before they partnered up, defeat them with he wanted. wanted.
*** In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' Mr. Honeyplace is mentioned to be a vampire, and the third name of the triumvirate, though beyond that there's nothing to go on, so he is presumably pretty experienced in himself.
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