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14th Aug '16 2:52:58 PM morenohijazo
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* SplitHair: The split-a-piece-of-silk variant appears, when a samurai attempts to intimidate Cohen the Barbarian.
** Cohen then subverts it by throwing up a bogey-covered hankie, and decapitating three of them as they look up before they realize what's happening.
10th Aug '16 7:35:48 PM PaulA
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** The council of five mutually antagonistic warlords, including one amazingly competent ChessMaster with a great readiness to sacrifice the lives of his followers, is rather reminiscent of [[AsianSaga ''Shogun.]]''

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** The council of five mutually antagonistic warlords, including one amazingly competent ChessMaster with a great readiness to sacrifice the lives of his followers, is rather reminiscent of [[AsianSaga ''Shogun.]]''''Literature/{{Shogun}}''.
9th Aug '16 2:19:58 PM nighttrainfm
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* AdiposeRex: Rincewind isn't quite sure what to expect of the Emperor, but his mental picture has room for a big fat man with rings. What he actually gets is a wizened old man half-buried in brocades and pillows.
10th Jul '16 9:00:00 PM PaulA
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* CultureChopSuey: The Agatean Empire is a mixture of China and Japan, with occasional bits of other Asian cultures thrown in for spice.
4th Jul '16 7:28:27 AM mario0987
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** Cohen does not like it when Lord Hong uses his soldiers for cannon fodder to protect himself.



** One of the few books which mention the events of ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. This is explained by saying that the wizards are all uncomfortable about what happened and try to pretend that ''they'', personally, were nowhere near the University at the time. It also further explains why they made Ridcully Archchancellor: he really wasn't there at the time.

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** One of the few books which mention the events of ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. This is explained by saying that the wizards are all uncomfortable about what happened and try to pretend that ''they'', personally, were nowhere near the University at the time.time, something that was first mentioned in ''Eric''. It also further explains why they made Ridcully Archchancellor: he really wasn't there at the time.


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* TheDreaded: The thought of the Luggage causes the UU faculty to start carrying weapons. When it appears they start hiding.
6th Jun '16 7:58:21 PM foxley
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* MasterPoisoner: Lord Hong, the main villain, is one. At one point, his poison causes a man to ''explode''.
19th Apr '16 9:13:47 AM nighttrainfm
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Played with in the lead-up to the Horde's big stand. The fact that people (e.g, Twoflower) think the Horde have any chance at all infuriates both Lord Hong and Rincewind - "If it was seven against seventy, everyone would know who would lose. Just because it's seven against 700,000, everyone's not so sure."

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: ConceptsAreCheap: Rincewind's opinion of any sort of cause in general. You've only got one life, but you can find another dozen causes on any street corner.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu:
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Played with in the lead-up to the Horde's big stand. The fact that people (e.g, Twoflower) think the Horde have any chance at all infuriates both Lord Hong and Rincewind - "If it was seven against seventy, everyone would know who would lose. Just because it's seven against 700,000, everyone's not so sure."
13th Apr '16 6:41:03 PM Mithiwithi
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** Or at least its introduction in fully functional form; early experiments in ant-powered computing appear in ''Discworld/SoulMusic''.
8th Apr '16 7:36:42 AM PaulA
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* [[StealthPun Stealth Pune, or play on words]]: Wearing glasses is considered making a spectacle of yourself.
8th Apr '16 7:21:50 AM PaulA
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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Three Yolked Oxen, the DumbMuscle of the revolutionary cadre, speaks entirely in revolutionary slogans.
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