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1st Aug '15 10:02:17 AM Sharlee
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* Technically there already is a God of Justice on the Disc, although he was last seen beating another god over the head with his flail during Djelibeybi's sojourn in a pocket dimension from ''Pyramids''.
24th Jul '15 9:01:54 PM Sharlee
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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Nor is it plausible that [[spoiler: Diamond, if he was still hardy enough to play, couldn't have tried digging his way out of the cave. (Even ''normal'' trolls scratch can scratch graffiti into stone with their fingertips, remember?)]] Rather, the mortally-wounded [[spoiler: Diamond]] lived ''just'' long enough to ask his counterpart to set the tableau up in that way, as a final lesson to whomever received [[spoiler: the Cube's message]] and came looking for them. [[spoiler: B'hrian Bloodaxe respected his adversary-turned-friend's last request,]] and arranged things accordingly, making sure the pieces were set up so neither side had an advantage.

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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Nor is it plausible that [[spoiler: Diamond, if he was still hardy enough to play, couldn't have tried digging his way out of the cave. (Even ''normal'' trolls scratch can scratch graffiti into stone with their fingertips, remember?)]] Rather, the mortally-wounded [[spoiler: Diamond]] lived ''just'' long enough to ask his counterpart to set the tableau up in that way, as a final lesson to whomever received [[spoiler: the Cube's message]] and came looking for them. [[spoiler: B'hrian Bloodaxe respected his adversary-turned-friend's last request,]] and arranged things accordingly, making sure the pieces were set up so neither side had an advantage.
13th Apr '15 8:19:51 AM FlameLightFleeNight
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* That's just silly.
4th Aug '14 11:30:41 AM Erpegis
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* Alternatively, the Devices '''are''' Trolls - that is, alive in the same way trolls are alive. There are non-sentient troll-animals, like a kind of shapeless troll horse or troll ducks (which sink a lot). Devices could be the basic (or final) stage of 'evolution' of silicon-based life on Discworld - doing only one thing.
28th Apr '14 8:58:51 AM jokergirl
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**Or it could be related to the [[Discworld/IShallWearMidnight Cunning Man]], for much the same reasons.
22nd Jul '13 4:04:10 PM SharleeD
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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Nor is it plausible that [[spoiler: Diamond, if he was still hardy enough to play, couldn't have tried digging his way out of the cave. (Even ''normal'' trolls scratch can scratch graffiti into stone with their fingertips, remember?)]] Rather, the mortally-wounded [[spoiler: Diamond]] lived ''just'' long enough to ask his counterpart to set things up that way, as a final message to whomever received [[spoiler: the Cube's message]] and came looking for them. [[spoiler: B'hrian Bloodaxe respected his adversary-turned-friend's last request,]] and arranged things accordingly, making sure the pieces were set up so neither side had an advantage.

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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Nor is it plausible that [[spoiler: Diamond, if he was still hardy enough to play, couldn't have tried digging his way out of the cave. (Even ''normal'' trolls scratch can scratch graffiti into stone with their fingertips, remember?)]] Rather, the mortally-wounded [[spoiler: Diamond]] lived ''just'' long enough to ask his counterpart to set things the tableau up in that way, as a final message lesson to whomever received [[spoiler: the Cube's message]] and came looking for them. [[spoiler: B'hrian Bloodaxe respected his adversary-turned-friend's last request,]] and arranged things accordingly, making sure the pieces were set up so neither side had an advantage.
22nd Jul '13 4:03:03 PM SharleeD
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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Rather, the pair agreed to arrange themselves that way as a lesson for whomever followed the message [[spoiler: inside the Cube]], and found them like that. They worked out the positions of the pieces to make sure it'd be clear that neither had the advantage.

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It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Nor is it plausible that [[spoiler: Diamond, if he was still hardy enough to play, couldn't have tried digging his way out of the cave. (Even ''normal'' trolls scratch can scratch graffiti into stone with their fingertips, remember?)]] Rather, the pair agreed to arrange themselves that way as a lesson for whomever followed the message mortally-wounded [[spoiler: inside Diamond]] lived ''just'' long enough to ask his counterpart to set things up that way, as a final message to whomever received [[spoiler: the Cube]], Cube's message]] and found them like that. They worked out the positions of came looking for them. [[spoiler: B'hrian Bloodaxe respected his adversary-turned-friend's last request,]] and arranged things accordingly, making sure the pieces to make sure it'd be clear that were set up so neither side had the an advantage.
22nd Jul '13 3:56:41 PM SharleeD
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[[WMG: The "Kings' Game" was intentionally set up as a draw.]]
It's a bit suspicious that [[spoiler: Diamond and B'hrian would die simultaneously in mid-game, with the former's hand actually up in the air holding a piece]]. Rather, the pair agreed to arrange themselves that way as a lesson for whomever followed the message [[spoiler: inside the Cube]], and found them like that. They worked out the positions of the pieces to make sure it'd be clear that neither had the advantage.
12th Jul '13 11:35:37 PM SharleeD
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** In which case, the Koom Valley guide who told Eric Wheelbrace that he'd heard the sounds of battle coming from a sinkhole might have been recounting something that'd actually happened to one of his ancestors, assuming Furies had been making the Cube talk in its chains for years before Rascal's arrival.
12th Jul '13 9:16:19 PM SharleeD
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In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', we learn from the "Ironhammer & Bloodaxe" opera that a piece of "truth" had been concealed inside the original Scone, so that it could be smuggled past these dwarf heroes' enemies. The Scone came into the possession of B'hrain Bloodaxe, who died in the caves under Koom Valley, and had a Cube on hand to record his and the troll king's testament to the world. Why else would B'hrain have been carrying such a priceless Device with him, or personally owned one at all, if not because he'd broken open the first Scone in secret and extracted the Cube -- a Device recording a great truth, namely a recitation of the unaltered Things Tak Wrote -- so he could hear Ironhammer's voice again, after his beloved's suicide? He'd secretly re-baked the Scone from its shattered gravel, the first in a long series of dwarfs to do so, and kept the Cube that preserved Ironhammer's recital, adding his own to them when his death was imminent.

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In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', we learn from the "Ironhammer & Bloodaxe" opera that a piece of "truth" had been concealed inside the original Scone, so that it could be smuggled past these dwarf heroes' enemies. The Scone came into the possession of B'hrain B'hrian Bloodaxe, who died in the caves under Koom Valley, and had a Cube on hand to record his and the troll king's testament to the world. Why else would B'hrain B'hrian have been carrying such a priceless Device with him, or personally owned one at all, if not because he'd broken open the first Scone in secret and extracted the Cube -- a Device recording a great truth, namely a recitation of the unaltered Things Tak Wrote -- so he could hear Ironhammer's voice again, after his beloved's suicide? He'd secretly re-baked the Scone from its shattered gravel, the first in a long series of dwarfs to do so, and kept the Cube that preserved Ironhammer's recital, adding his own to them when his death was imminent.


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[[WMG: The Guarding Dark will join the dwarfs' pantheon of Dark symbols.]]
It will become the mine-sign symbol of determination and justice, and it'll be drawn as a circle with "177" - Vimes' badge number - drawn across it.
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