History Discworld / GuardsGuards

17th Apr '17 11:00:23 PM Gregzilla
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** A relatively rare example from a Watch novel where the monster is ''not'' [[{{Werewolf}} Angua]]. The first two times the dragon appeared, it was in the Shades. People tried to mug it the first time and the second time it accidentally saved the Watch from getting mugged, scaring the crap out of them in the process.

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** A relatively rare example from a Watch novel where the monster is ''not'' [[{{Werewolf}} [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua]]. The first two times the dragon appeared, it was in the Shades. People tried to mug it the first time and the second time it accidentally saved the Watch from getting mugged, scaring the crap out of them in the process.
17th Apr '17 11:00:11 PM Gregzilla
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--> Vimes stared at the door until his eyebrows ached. And then, just as random patterns in cloud suddenly, without changing in any way, become a horse's head or a sailing ship, he saw what he'd been looking at all along. A sense of terrifying admiration overcame him. He wondered what it was like in the Patrician's mind. All cold and shiny, he thought, all blued steel and icicles and little wheels clicking along like a huge clock. The kind of mind that would [[XanatosGambit carefully consider its own downfall and turn it to advantage.]]
--> It was a perfectly normal dungeon door, but it all depended on your sense of perspective.
--> In this dungeon the Patrician could hold off the world.
--> All that was on the outside was the lock.
--> '''All the bolts and bars were on the inside.'''

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--> Vimes stared at the door until his eyebrows ached. And then, just as random patterns in cloud suddenly, without changing in any way, become a horse's head or a sailing ship, he saw what he'd been looking at all along. A sense of terrifying admiration overcame him. He wondered what it was like in the Patrician's mind. All cold and shiny, he thought, all blued steel and icicles and little wheels clicking along like a huge clock. The kind of mind that would [[XanatosGambit carefully consider its own downfall and turn it to advantage.]]
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It was a perfectly normal dungeon door, but it all depended on your sense of perspective.
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perspective.\\
In this dungeon the Patrician could hold off the world.
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world.\\
All that was on the outside was the lock.
-->
lock.\\
'''All the bolts and bars were on the inside.'''
1st Mar '17 10:21:26 AM FoolsEditAccount
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** At the beginning of the book, the Supreme Grand Master explains that the dragon-summoning ritual requires magical items as fuel, and instructs the Brethren to bring him some. They return with obviously useless knicknacks: little pieces of wood with holes in them. At the very end of the book, the Supreme Grand Master tries to summon another dragon after the first is defeated, hysterically waving around a bag of magic items and insisting he has the power... but when the heroes open the bag, they see it's just full of the same knicknacks. Since they don't know the history behind it, they're just completely baffled.
26th Feb '17 6:50:22 AM Lullabee
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* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler:Considered but averted: Vimes gets the chance to let Wonse kill Vetinari, thinking that the city would be able to "clean itself up" with Vetinari out of the picture. But he saves him anyway, and isn't sure why, other than that it's "something to do with [[LawfulGood doing it by the book]]."]]

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* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler:Considered but averted: Vimes gets the chance to let Wonse kill Vetinari, thinking that the city would be able to "clean itself up" with Vetinari out of the picture. But he saves him anyway, and isn't sure why, other than that it's "something to do with [[LawfulGood [[ByTheBookCop doing it by the book]]."]]
10th Feb '17 4:18:41 PM FoolsEditAccount
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* TheCatCameBack: How Vetinari torments Wonse near the end.

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* TheCatCameBack: How Vetinari torments Wonse [[spoiler:Wonse]] near the end.end.
-->"The chap never grasped the idea of secret passages, mind you."


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20th Jan '17 11:33:48 AM AnthonyMercer
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* RealMenTakeItBlack: Vimes takes his coffee black. He tries to order it "black as a moonless night", but the owner picks apart the metaphor until Vimes finally settles for "a moonless night as black as that coffee."
20th Jan '17 11:18:43 AM AnthonyMercer
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** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lupin Wonse]].

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** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lupin [[spoiler:Lupine Wonse]].
19th Jan '17 7:39:57 PM foxley
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* TastyGold: The dragon is offered the newly forged crown, and licks it. They're very chemically sensitive apparently. Vimes considers the chances of the crown actually being made out of gold (It's mentioned elsewhere that "gold" things in Ankh-Morpork have just as much gold in them as there is gold in seawater), then compares the situation to finding out that sugar was actually salt after having put three spoonfuls in your coffee. The dragon then overkills the priest who gave it the crown (shooting a flame so hot that nothing is left but smoke); suffice to say, the dragon wasn't amused.
15th Jan '17 6:47:42 PM KhymChanur
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->''They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No-one ever asks them if they wanted to.''\\

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->''They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, [[MookChivalry attack the hero one at a time, time]], and be slaughtered. No-one ever asks them if they wanted to.''\\
5th Jan '17 7:02:20 PM LBHills
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* NoodleImplements: A footnote defines 'moules' as a game of dexterity and skill, involving tortoises.
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