History Discworld / RaisingSteam

20th Feb '16 7:54:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Ridcully and Lu-tze's scene reveals they are both members of one of these, but all they're seen doing is deciding not to interfere with the new technology.
1st Jan '16 7:36:10 PM Eagal
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* ICouldTellYouBut: Played with: Vetinari makes a few revelations to Moist von Lipwig, and ''then'' mentions that if the details of the conversation ever get out, well...

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* ICouldTellYouBut: IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: Played with: Vetinari makes a few revelations to Moist von Lipwig, and ''then'' mentions that if the details of the conversation ever get out, well...
31st Dec '15 3:08:53 AM LentilSandEater
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*** Indeed, they could hardly be expected not to spot his black-on-black crest on a dark night.
1st Nov '15 6:24:20 PM Eagal
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* TheBusCameBack: Several characters unseen or unmentioned for quite a while make a return, even if in a cameo.
** A couple of locations that had been featured or mentioned in passing in previous books (Cori Celesti, The Paps of Scilla, the Forest of Skund, etc.) turn up here
26th Oct '15 9:12:35 PM LBHills
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last (main continuity) Discworld novel ends on this note, rather than a GrandFinale, ''Raising Steam'' touches base with many of the Discworld's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, frees them from MedievalStasis, and bids them a fond farewell.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last (main continuity) Discworld novel ends on this note, rather than a GrandFinale, GrandFinale. ''Raising Steam'' touches base with many of the Discworld's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, frees them from MedievalStasis, and bids them a fond farewell.looks to the future with an optimistic air.
26th Oct '15 8:51:54 PM LBHills
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last (main continuity) Discworld novel ends on this note, rather than a GrandFinale, ''Raising Steam'' touches base with many of the Discworld's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, frees them from MedievalStasis, and bids them a fond farewell.



* CharacterDevelopment: Drumknott, a character who has been regarded in-universe as having no discernable personality at all, falls in love with the railroad. Vetinari is a bit alarmed.



* ICouldTellYouBut: Played with: Vetinari makes a few revelations to Moist von Lipwig, and ''then'' mentions that if the details of the conversation ever get out, well...



** Harry King comes off as a sleazy businessman, but he passes up the opportunity to swindle Dick Simnel out of the profits from the steam engine, is horrified when he learns that children were almost killed in a train accident, and goes ballistic when the grags kill some of his employees. Moist notes that Harry is always grumbling about how much things cost, but simultaneously puts a significant amount of money into ensuring his employees are well taken care of

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** Harry King comes off as a sleazy businessman, but he passes up the opportunity to swindle Dick Simnel out of the profits from the steam engine, is horrified when he learns that children were almost killed in a train accident, and goes ballistic when the grags enemy extremists kill some of his employees. Moist notes that Harry is always grumbling about how much things cost, but simultaneously puts a significant amount of money into ensuring his employees are well taken care of



* MalignedMixedMarriage: Traditional dwarfs don't much like the idea of a human/dwarf marriage. Although the only traditional dwarf who actually lives in the community it takes place in [[spoiler: is even more against extremist dwarfs killing people for it.]]

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* MalignedMixedMarriage: Traditional dwarfs don't much like the idea of a human/dwarf marriage. Although the only traditional dwarf who actually lives in the community it takes place in [[spoiler: is even more against extremist dwarfs killing people for it.at a wedding.]]



* RetCon: Diamond trolls are supposed to be extremely rare, so much so that even most Trolls consider them myths, and non-trolls don't have any knowledge of them, with Mr Shine having to travel everywhere in disguise in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', but Thunderbolt is a diamond troll and a long-standing and highly visible member of the Lawyer's Guild. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight His uniqueness goes largely unremarked upon.]]

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* RetCon: Diamond trolls are supposed to be extremely rare, so much so that even most Trolls consider them myths, and non-trolls don't have any knowledge of them, with Mr Shine having to travel everywhere in disguise in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', but Thunderbolt is a diamond troll and a long-standing and highly visible member of the Lawyer's Lawyers' Guild. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight His uniqueness goes largely unremarked upon.]]
26th Sep '15 9:34:45 PM Doryna
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Released on November 7th, 2013. The fortieth ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novel (following ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''), and the third in the Moist von Lipwig sequence (following ''Discworld/MakingMoney''). The penultimate entry in the Discworld series, and last published in the author's lifetime, due to Terry Pratchett's AuthorExistenceFailure a year and a half later. Will be followed by ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' in late 2015.

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Released on November 7th, 2013. The fortieth ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novel (following ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''), and the third in the Moist von Lipwig sequence (following ''Discworld/MakingMoney''). The penultimate entry in the Discworld series, and last published in the author's lifetime, due to Terry Pratchett's AuthorExistenceFailure a year and a half later. Will be followed Followed by ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' in late 2015.
''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown''.
21st Sep '15 6:06:27 AM LadyJafaria
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* BrickJoke: Something very difficult is proverbially compared to getting a donkey down from a minaret. In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Lord Vetinari did precisely that.
18th Sep '15 2:40:49 PM SilentHunterUK
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** The character of Mrs Bradshaw is a reference to the well known Bradshaw's series of railway timetables and tourist guides.
2nd Sep '15 2:14:05 PM Qussow
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* SequenceBreaking: The Time Monks are startled and alarmed by the appearance of steam power before it is 'steam engine time' as they put it.
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