History Discworld / TheLastHero

14th Nov '16 8:00:03 AM Lullabee
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* Catch22Dilemma: Rincewind tries to get taken off the mission by claiming to be insane, but Vetinari's got him coming and going: you'd have to be insane to go on the mission, but being sane makes you well-qualified to take part. It's even name-dropped as a "catch" ("the best catch there is").
19th Oct '16 7:41:34 PM cybertoy0
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: While going over their plans to launch ''The Kite'' off of the Disc, Rincewind learns (And points out) that the take-off site is near the island of Krull, which means running into the Circumfence, a giant net designed to keep things from falling off of the Disc. The narration notes that at that point, everyone else began thinking of excuses of why they couldn't have remembered that tidbit, and why everyone else should have.
16th Oct '16 8:36:48 AM AceOfScarabs
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* BlatantItemPlacement: The Lady and Fate heavily imply that they and other Gods have been leaving around treasure maps and helpful supplies for barbarian heroes who are serving as their pawns in their games. Cohen is not very happy to find this out.
21st Jul '16 5:15:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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So, Cohen's former subjects in the Agatean Empire tell Lord Vetinari to sort it out (as he and the city both have a reputation for getting things done). The solution is devised by the Wizards (after the usual heated debate) and Leonard of Quirm. They build the Kite, Discworld's [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic second known spacecraft]], powered by Swamp Dragons, to slingshot under the Disc and to try and beat the Horde to Cori Celesti. The craft is intended for three: Captain Carrot (by the logic that a policeman can find a reason to arrest anyone), Leonard (because the ship will need working on even after take off) and Rincewind (because he's met Cohen before and survived, and [[GenreSavvy because he knows]] [[CosmicPlaything he will end up going anyway]]). Can they reach Cori Celesti in time to stop Cohen and his horde from their misguided crusade?

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So, Cohen's former subjects in the Agatean Empire tell Lord Vetinari to sort it out (as he and the city both have a reputation for getting things done). The solution is devised by the Wizards (after the usual heated debate) and Leonard of Quirm. They build the Kite, Discworld's [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic second known spacecraft]], powered by Swamp Dragons, to slingshot under the Disc and to try and beat the Horde to Cori Celesti. The craft is intended for three: Captain Carrot (by the logic that a policeman can find a reason to arrest anyone), Leonard (because the ship will need working on even after take off) and Rincewind (because he's met Cohen before and survived, and [[GenreSavvy because he knows]] knows [[CosmicPlaything he will end up going anyway]]). Can they reach Cori Celesti in time to stop Cohen and his horde from their misguided crusade?



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cohen and his horde along with Evil Harry have survived this long because they know The Code backwards to front. They know how one is meant to act and the ramifications of said actions. A group of old, veteran warriors on a final quest? They will succeed. Evil Overlord? He will betray them. [[spoiler:The old veterans against one lone humble warrior with a SecretLegacy and seeking to save the world? They will lose]].



* GenreSavvy:
** Both Rincewind realizing that if he does not volunteer Fate (or, rather, not Fate but The Lady) will ensure he ends up going anyway and The Code that shapes how Dark Lords and Barbarian Heroes interact.
** Also the Silver Horde realizing that [[spoiler:[[ConservationOfNinjitsu they don't stand a chance against Carrot.]]]]
9th Jan '16 9:28:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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30th Nov '15 9:51:59 AM Conradus
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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:The Bard. First a ButtMonkey, is dragged along by Cohen and threatened with death. He ends the story by threatening Harry with death, throwing his payment (a fortune in rubies) into the snow, picking up a lyre he handcrafted from a sharpened stick, string, and a ''skull'', and singing, apparently, the greatest song ever. The final illustration shows him wearing leather furs and a sword on his hip, to contrast the bright red and yellow he was wearing at the start. Even the lighting around him seems to have gotten more HeavyMetal.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:The Bard. First a ButtMonkey, is dragged along by Cohen and threatened with death. He ends the story by threatening Harry with death, throwing his payment (a fortune in rubies) into the snow, picking up a lyre he handcrafted from a sharpened stick, string, and a ''skull'', and singing, apparently, the greatest song ever. The final illustration shows him wearing leather furs and a sword on his hip, to contrast the foppishly dagged bright red and yellow he was wearing at the start. Even the lighting around him seems to have gotten more HeavyMetal.]]
26th Sep '15 11:36:47 AM Sharlee
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** Earlier, Carrot delivered this stellar could-be-an-example when Rincewind tells him that he'd seen his life flash before his eyes the ''last'' time he went over the Edge:
--> '''Carrot:''' Well, perhaps this time we'll see something more interesting.
26th Sep '15 11:19:25 AM Sharlee
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the priests' gathering at the Temple of Small Gods, it's mentioned that the paintings of gods and heroes on the ceiling could use some repairs. At the story's end, Leonard is tasked to re-paint the whole thing, and does so in record time.
20th Aug '15 12:48:40 PM youngstormlord
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* StealthPun: Read the description of the Nothingfjord Blue.

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* StealthPun: Read the description of the Nothingfjord Blue. Also, Prince Haram. In Arabic the word means against religious rules, sin, bad for you. On Discworld, Prince Haram is Klatchian folk hero who sailed all over the world. Over here, he is Sinbad the sailor of the seven seas.
12th Aug '15 12:38:36 PM giygasattack
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* WanderingMinstrel: The Bard, natch.

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* WanderingMinstrel: The Bard, natch.at first.
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