History Discworld / Pyramids

22nd Jun '17 1:06:24 AM PaulA
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* NonHumanHead: Many of Djelibeybi's gods have animal heads.
1st May '17 6:26:47 AM Exxolon
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->''Being trained by the Assassins' Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not fit Teppic for the task assigned to him by fate. He inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi rather earlier than he expected (his father wasn't too happy about it either), but that was only the beginning of his problems ...''
24th Apr '17 8:43:56 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** A couple to ''Literature/TheBible'', such as a RunningGag of Teppic seeing seven fat cows and seven lean cows in his dreams, another dream vision where he sees a hand writing a symbolic message on a wall, and Teppic using his powers to part the waters of the Djel when he goes to destroy the pyramid.

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** A couple to ''Literature/TheBible'', Literature/TheBible, such as a RunningGag of Teppic seeing seven fat cows and seven lean cows in his dreams, another dream vision where he sees a hand writing a symbolic message on a wall, and Teppic using his powers to part the waters of the Djel when he goes to destroy the pyramid.
24th Apr '17 8:43:25 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** A couple to ''Literature/TheBible'', such as a RunningGag of Teppic seeing seven fat cows and seven lean cows in his dreams, another dream vision where he sees a hand writing a symbolic message on a wall, and Teppic using his powers to part the waters of the Djel when he goes to destroy the pyramid.
24th Apr '17 8:37:35 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BilingualBonus: If you're up to speed on your CanisLatinicus, the name of one of the warriors mentioned in Copolymer's ''Literature/TheIliad'' parody, Lavaeolus, translates to "Rinser of Winds". (Lavaeolus later [[BrickJoke shows up in person]] in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', where he does indeed turn out to be Rincewind's ancestor.)

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* BilingualBonus: If you're up to speed on your CanisLatinicus, the name of one of the warriors mentioned in Copolymer's ''Literature/TheIliad'' ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'' parody, Lavaeolus, translates to "Rinser of Winds". (Lavaeolus later [[BrickJoke shows up in person]] in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', where he does indeed turn out to be Rincewind's ancestor.)
24th Apr '17 8:36:53 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BilingualBonus: If you're up to speed on your CanisLatinicus, the name of one of the warriors mentioned in Copolymer's ''Literature/TheIliad'' parody, Lavaeolus, translates to "Rinser of Winds". (Lavaeolus later [[BrickJoke shows up in person]] in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', where he does indeed turn out to be Rincewind's ancestor.)
16th Mar '17 12:34:09 PM TheCreepingSpleen
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** And FridgeBrilliance for those that realised that when he imagines the hieroglyphs for 'feather mattress' it's a hippo's bottom, a reference to a long-running series of bed adverts in the UK starring a hippo and canary.

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** And FridgeBrilliance for those that realised that when he imagines the hieroglyphs for 'feather mattress' it's a hippo's bottom, a reference to a long-running series of bed adverts in the UK starring a hippo and canary.duckling.
8th Feb '17 10:39:14 PM NanoMoose
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* BrotherSisterIncest: A (chaste) kiss. And this being a version of AncientEgypt, the only one who has a problem with the idea is Teppic himself, since he was educated in Ankh-Morpork -- Ptraci is instead angry and distraught that Teppic is against it. Although, it was hinted that the mother was just as ''confused'' as her daughter and that Teppic and Ptraci weren't that closely related.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: A (chaste) single, chaste kiss. And this being a version of AncientEgypt, the only one who has a problem with the idea is Teppic himself, since he was educated in Ankh-Morpork -- Ptraci is instead angry and distraught that Teppic is against it. Although, it was hinted has no problem with the idea [[spoiler:but she's equally fine with Chidder]]. It's implied that the mother was just as ''confused'' confused as her daughter and that Teppic and Ptraci weren't that closely related.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Teppic's father is like this in life. [[spoiler: After death he finds he can reason much more clearly.]]

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Teppic's father is like this a little confused in life. [[spoiler: After death he finds he can reason much more clearly.]]



* DeathGlare / EyeBeams: Dios has such a good one that Teppic is surprised not to see lines of molten rock on the walls when Dios is scanning the room for Ptraci.

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* DeathGlare / EyeBeams: DeathGlare[=/=]EyeBeams: Dios has such a good one that Teppic is surprised not to see lines of molten rock on the walls when Dios is scanning the room for Ptraci.



* DoubleThink: The religious beliefs of the Djelibeybians are obviously contradictory, with multiple "supreme" gods ruling the other gods. Dios believes in all of them [[spoiler: even though he invented most of them himself]]. He does, however, have some trouble with the idea of the sun and moon orbiting four elephants standing on a giant turtle.

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* DoubleThink: The religious beliefs of the Djelibeybians are obviously contradictory, with multiple "supreme" gods ruling the other gods. Dios believes in all of them [[spoiler: even though he invented most of them himself]]. He does, however, have has some trouble with the idea of the sun and moon orbiting four elephants standing on a giant turtle.turtle, but he believes that one too.



* DueToTheDead: A handmaiden gets in trouble for not volunteering to accompany the king.

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* DueToTheDead: As an Ancient Egypt analogue, giving the proper due requires rather a lot of effort. A handmaiden gets in trouble for not volunteering to accompany the king.



** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]

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** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, scheming and oily, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: Or to phrase it another way, the Fate After Death for almost every single person who has been mummified in Djelibeybi. As a result of the rather convoluted belief system of the Djelibeybians, no one manages to truly die but [[BarredFromTheAfterlife neither do they manage to ever pass on]]. Instead, they remain bound to their bodies, which are then methodically dismantled and sealed up in tombs ''for all eternity''.
** Approaches AndIMustScream for one particularly-unfortunate mummy, whose sarcophagus lid was so well-secured that he ''couldn't even get out'' to pace around in his tomb.
** Depending on perspective, this happens to Dios as well.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Or to phrase it another way, the Fate After Death for almost every single person who has been mummified in Djelibeybi. As a result of the rather convoluted belief system of the Djelibeybians, no one manages to truly die all of them are dead in the practical ways, but [[BarredFromTheAfterlife neither do they manage unable to ever pass on]]. Instead, they remain bound to their bodies, which are then methodically dismantled and sealed up in tombs ''for all eternity''.
** Approaches AndIMustScream for one particularly-unfortunate mummy, whose sarcophagus lid was so well-secured that he ''couldn't even get out'' to pace around in his tomb.
** Depending on perspective, this happens to Dios as well.
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* FormulaicMagic: Camels can use math to manipulate dimensions.

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* FormulaicMagic: Camels can use math maths to manipulate dimensions.



* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Pratchett wrote the whole assassin test sequence with no idea where he might take the story afterwards. As a result, this is one of his favorite books in the series as he actually got to surprise himself.
23rd Nov '16 7:10:20 PM nombretomado
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* TheAnticipator: Teppic considers doing this to Mericet, his Assassin's school examinator (managing to kill the examinator gets you an automatic pass, because it's nearly impossible), but decides against it. Mericet was in fact hiding as a gargoyle, tells Teppic where to go next (involving an obstacle course worthy of AssassinsCreed), and somehow shows up there before Teppic.

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* TheAnticipator: Teppic considers doing this to Mericet, his Assassin's school examinator (managing to kill the examinator gets you an automatic pass, because it's nearly impossible), but decides against it. Mericet was in fact hiding as a gargoyle, tells Teppic where to go next (involving an obstacle course worthy of AssassinsCreed), ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''), and somehow shows up there before Teppic.
17th Jun '16 1:44:14 AM PaulA
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* LameComeback: Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (a cosmic-minded architect) tells his twin brother Ptaclusp [=IIa=] (an accountant) "The trouble with you is [[OscarWilde you know the price of everything and the value of nothing]]". [=IIa=] retorts "And the trouble with ''you'' is ... is that you don't!"

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* LameComeback: Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (a cosmic-minded architect) tells his twin brother Ptaclusp [=IIa=] (an accountant) "The trouble with you is [[OscarWilde [[Creator/OscarWilde you know the price of everything and the value of nothing]]". [=IIa=] retorts "And the trouble with ''you'' is ... is that you don't!"
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