History Discworld / TheLightFantastic

10th Sep '16 3:19:53 PM EntropySpark
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*** It's acknowleged as CharacterDevelopment when [[spoiler:Twoflower gives Rincewind gold to deliver to Cohen and Bethan.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I'll hand it over the first chance I get," he said, and to his own surprise realized that he meant it.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim[=/=]KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax is unceremoniously devoured by the Luggage about a quarter of the way through the book.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim[=/=]KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax is unceremoniously devoured by the Luggage about a quarter of the way through the book. It's a BlinkAndYouMissIt moment, he's there one second and the next, the Luggage is there instead.]]


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* Metaphorgotten: PlayedWith. It is mentioned a few times that past Patriarch Olaf Quimby II passed measures that required authors to be literal, so Pratchett must either further explain his metaphors or take them back.
** As the ultimate example, he describes light, which moves slowly on the Disc due to magical fields, as "pour[ing] like molten gold," but then has to clarify.
-->Not precisely, of course. Trees didn't burst into flame, people didn't suddenly become very rich and extremely dead, and the sea didn't flash into steam. A better simile, in fact, would be "not like molten gold."
*** He later replaces it as "like syrup" instead.
30th Dec '15 10:50:21 PM jormis29
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* PortalCut: Implied to have befallen one of the pursuing UU wizards, who activated his seven-league boots without the proper safety precautions.

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* PortalCut: Implied to have befallen one of the pursuing UU wizards, who activated his seven-league boots SevenLeagueBoots without the proper safety precautions.
14th Dec '15 9:48:13 PM Sharlee
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* WatchTheWorldDie: One of the evacuees claims that's why he's heading for the mountains: the Red Star will kill everyone there too, but at least the view will be better when it happens.
25th Oct '15 9:01:05 AM Discar
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[[spoiler:When [[DecoyProtagonist Galder Weatherwax]] is [[DroppedABridgeOnHim devoured whole by the luggage]], Trymon experiences a very sudden rise to power]]. As [[spoiler:the newest Head of the Order]], Trymon sends a female warrior named Herrena out to track down Rincewind and retrieve the final spell of the Octavo.



This book is also notable for introducing several characters and concepts that would later become pillars of the Discworld series, including Unseen University (mentioned in passing in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', but explored as a setting here) and the Librarian (who gets turned into an orangutan by the Octavo’s Change spell), the Weatherwax family (through [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist]] Galder Weatherwax, believed to be a cousin of the much more well known character Granny Weatherwax of the later novels), pixies, trolls, dwarves (and Swires, who would go on to become a member of the City Guard in later novels), Cohen the Barbarian, and Death’s Domain (which [[spoiler:is visited by Twoflower and Rincewind when they both have a very near-death experience]]) and family (through the character of Ysabell, Death’s daughter).

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This book is also notable for introducing several characters and concepts that would later become pillars of the Discworld series, including Unseen University (mentioned in passing in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', but explored as a setting here) and the Librarian (who gets turned into an orangutan by the Octavo’s Change spell), the Weatherwax family (through [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist]] Galder Weatherwax, believed to be a cousin of the much more well known character Granny Weatherwax of the later novels), pixies, trolls, dwarves (and Swires, who would go on to become a member of the City Guard in later novels), Cohen the Barbarian, and Death’s Death's Domain (which [[spoiler:is visited by Twoflower and Rincewind when they both have a very near-death experience]]) and family (through the character of Ysabell, Death’s daughter).
20th Jun '15 5:55:56 PM Vilui
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* {{Astrologer}}: Trymon orders an astrologer to make Rincewind's horoscope in order to find him. Unlike most examples the advice is pretty helpful and specific. I.e. "Beware of druids [...] We really mean it about the druids."

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* {{Astrologer}}: Trymon orders an astrologer to make Rincewind's horoscope in order to find him. Unlike most examples the advice is pretty helpful and specific. I.e. specific: "Beware of druids [...] We really mean it about the druids."
19th Jun '15 5:56:35 PM Vandegraff1
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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Bethan is actually rather upset when she's saved from being a human sacrifice.

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Bethan is actually rather upset when she's saved from being a human sacrifice. (Partly, it would seem, because she'd maintained her chastity in anticipation of being a sacrifice, and could have been dating instead.)
19th Jun '15 5:54:38 PM Vandegraff1
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** Rincewind jumped straight into JerkwithaHeartofGold territory in this book. He's much more sympathetic in both senses of the word, so much that all the greed from the previous book is very much gone.

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** Rincewind jumped straight into JerkwithaHeartofGold JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory in this book. He's much more sympathetic in both senses of the word, so much that all the greed from the previous book is very much gone.
14th Jun '15 3:37:58 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DisneyDeath: Twoflower, sort of. After being poisoned by a druid, he's sent to Death's house with his lifeline still attached and Rincewind has to get him back.
6th Jun '15 8:44:50 AM SharleeD
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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: The Horse Nomads evidently eat very little ''besides'' horse, although one warrior is mentioned to have spiced up his mare's milk with snowcat blood.
6th Jun '15 8:41:22 AM SharleeD
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--> "A floorboard creaked. Galder had spent many hours tuning them, always a wise precaution with an ambitious assistant who walked like a cat. D-flat." That meant he was just to the right of the door. However, his Anticipator status kicks in when he automatically recognizes who it is. "'Ah, Trymon,' he said, without turning, and noted with some satisfaction the faint in drawing of breath behind him. 'Good of you to come. Shut the door, will you?'"

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--> "A floorboard creaked. Galder had spent many hours tuning them, always a wise precaution with an ambitious assistant who walked like a cat. D-flat." "
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That meant he was just to the right of the door. However, his Anticipator status kicks in when he automatically recognizes who it is. "'Ah,
-->"'Ah,
Trymon,' he said, without turning, and noted with some satisfaction the faint in drawing of breath behind him. 'Good of you to come. Shut the door, will you?'"
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