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Fanfic / The New Guild

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A one-shot Discworld short by A.A. Pessimal in which Lord Vetinari has to rule on the establishment of a new City Guild and whether or not its chosen name is permissible.

To be found here, at A slightly expanded, revised and improved version of the story is here, at Archive Of Our Own.

This Fanwork has examples of the following:

  • Band of Brothels: Mrs Sandra Battye has in fact secured Guild status for the other sort of Seamstress, the type that actually mends clothes, and is naming it the Guild of Prostitutes.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: Sandra. Perhaps also Vetinari.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Sandra Battye's reasons why her Guild should have that name.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Sandra manages to subvert this and subvert it again.