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12th Feb '17 3:38:24 PM DrImpossible
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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.

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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 a basic (or final) stage of the 'evolution' of silicon-based life on Discworld - doing only one thing.
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.
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