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In Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. British author Terry Pratchett is noted for his satirical style, for example Susan hated Literature. Shed much prefer to read... Terry Pratchett's fictional The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. Since the first novel of the series, 1983s The Colour of Magic, the series has gone from strength to strength, spawning many related works including music inspired by the series as well as... Discworld universe, Überwald is a country on the other side of the The Ramtops are a fictional mountain range appearing in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. The Ramtops are a range of jagged peak, upland lakes, dense forests, and little river valleys so deep that the daylight barely ever touches the bottom. The Ramtop Mountains stretch from the Hub all the way... Ramtops from Lancre is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. It is situated in the Ramtop mountains, about 100 miles Hubwards of the city of Ankh-Morpork. It is the best-known of hundreds of tiny countries in the Ramtops, occupying a vertiginous shelf looking over the Sto Plains... Lancre and Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). The quarters bear two moneybags, a field of cabbages and the unmarked black field of the Vetinaris. The shield is supported by two hippopotami and crested with a morepork holding an ankh. mottos... Ankh-Morpork.

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The Country itself is huge and contains most of the land on the northern side of the Ramtops.


Its name is German for across the woods, as a play on Transylvania ( Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdély, German: Siebenbürgen, Serbian: Transilvanija, Turkish: Erdel, Slovak: Sedmohradsko or Transylvania, Polish: Siedmiogród) is a historic region that forms the western and the central parts of Romania. Geography Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania comprises the... Transylvania, which is Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. It gained great importance as the formal language of the Roman Empire. All Romance languages are descended from Latin, and many words based on Latin are found in other modern languages such as English. It is said... Latin for the same. In fact, this name was actually used for Transylvania in some documents from the (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages. Events Fourth through eighth crusades... 13th century. The region is not as much based on real Eastern Europe is, by convention, that part of Europe from the Ural and Caucasus mountains in the East to an arbitrarily chosen boundary in the West. Usually some or all of the countries adjacent to Russias western border are included. As is also true of continents, regions are only... Eastern Europe than on the Hammer horror refers to horror films produced in the late 1950s through the 1970s by the British film studio Hammer Films. Hammer Film Productions Ltd has made over two hundred low budget films and television programmes. However, it will forever be known for the Hammers House of Horror series... Hammer Horror stereotype of the area.


The region was previously ruled by an Unholy Empire (with a two-headed bat as its symbol), but it has since collapsed leaving it fragmented and chaotic. Although Überwald has a large human population, they play a secondary role in the region's history. It is ruled by its Dwarfs in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels are similar to the Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, which they largely started out pastiching, and dwarfs/dwarves in other fantasy novels. In other words; short, stocky, bearded metal-workers, generally seen wearing armour and brandishing axes. However, they... dwarfs, In Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, the undead are seen less as monsters, and more as characters with unusual cultural quirks. Zombies Zombies are the most basic kind of undead. Essentially, they are people who are dead, but havent stopped moving. Unlike zombies in most folklore and horror fiction... vampires and werewolves; while there are a few human barons, they tend to be uninterested in politics, preferring experimental Surgery Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. Its practitioners are referred to as surgeons. History of surgery Although surgeons are now considered to be specialised physicians, the profession of surgeon and that of physician have different historical roots. For example... surgery and Meddling In Things Man Was Not Meant To Wot Of with the help of their Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. He, or they, is a member of a clan of servants from the region of berwald, the members of which are all named Igor. The Igors are based partially upon Mary Shelleys Frankensteins... Igors.


From the Diet of Bugs (a play on the This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. This article or section should include material from Edict of Worms The Diet of Worms (in German: Reichstag zu Worms) was, like any Reichstag in the Holy Roman Empire, an official governmental and... Diet of Worms) onwards garlic and silver were considered Contraband consists of items of which possession may be illegal, depending on the variety and the country or the age or sex of the possessor. One can be punished for having such an item, even if one has paid for it, made it oneself, or is in possession of it... contraband across Überwald until the events of the Fifth Elephant; the undead simply promised they would not be needed. Apparently this system left a bit to be desired.


Notable locations

Noted towns in Überwald are:

  • Bad Blintz
  • Bad Scüschein
  • Bugs
  • Bonk (pronounced Be-yonk)
  • Escrow
  • Lipwig (pronounced with a V rather than a W. Known for breeding large and ferocious dogs—Lipwigzers; Birthplace of This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Anghammarad Anghammarad is a minor character in the novel Going Postal. He is a... Moist von Lipwig)

There are inumerable castles scattered around the cliffs and crags (You can't move for remote castles ~ Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. His name is based on the Taoist philosopher Lao Zi. He first appeared in the novel Small Gods as a minor character. He was one of the History Monks, a member of a Buddhism-like sect, that maintained... Lu-Tze) of Überwald so it would be impossible to name them all; some of the more notable ones are listed here:

  • Don'tgonearthe Castle (the castle of the Vampires who star in the book Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. It was first published in 1998. In Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett pastiches the traditions of vampire literature, playing with the mythic archetypes and featuring a tongue-in-cheek reversal of vampyre subculture with... Carpe Jugulum)
  • Castle von Überwald (the castle of the characters in Discworld Noir is a computer game and a video game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. The game was developed by Perfect Entertainment and published by GT Interactive, and was released... Discworld Noir and the Werewolves in The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is a reference to the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element. Categories: Stub | 1999 books | Discworld books ... The Fifth Elephant)
  • Castle de Margolotta (the castle of the Vampire in The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is a reference to the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element. Categories: Stub | 1999 books | Discworld books ... The Fifth Elephant)

National anthem

The Unnoficial Überwaldean National Anthem
writen by MegaMan alt.fan.pratchett

Überwald

TTTO the Passion Chorale (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden)

O land of blood and blizzards,
Of storms and rocky crags,
O doom of Watch and wizards,
Of screaming midnight hags -
What evil storms are rising?
Bloom, death, thou crimson flower!
O moonlit dark horizon
Which howling packs adore!

Across the moon bats flitter,
On cliffs dread castles loom;
Red eyes of evil glitter
To seal their quarry's doom.
Dressed in the height of fashion
Your death will smile and wave,
And soon, without compassion,
You will be food or slave.

Your days are few - O quail not;
Run while you can, or hide,
To yield your neck you'll fail not,
They'll drink the scarlet tide;
Yet, if they take you yonder
You may a vampire rise,
With the undead to wander
In Überwald's black skies.

Discworld appearances

Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. It was first published in 1998. In Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett pastiches the traditions of vampire literature, playing with the mythic archetypes and featuring a tongue-in-cheek reversal of vampyre subculture with... Carpe Jugulum dealt with a family of vampires from Überwald attempting to take over Lancre. The novel The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is a reference to the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element. Categories: Stub | 1999 books | Discworld books ... The Fifth Elephant was set mostly in Überwald, and details a power-struggle between the dwarfs, with involvement by vampires and werewolves.


Many characters in the books, including Delphine Angua von berwald is a character from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. She is a werewolf and a member of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. She first appeared in Men at Arms. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Angua and all her family are werewolves. She is... Angua, This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Anghammarad Anghammarad is a minor character in the novel Going Postal. He is a... Cheery Littlebottom, Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. He, or they, is a member of a clan of servants from the region of berwald, the members of which are all named Igor. The Igors are based partially upon Mary Shelleys Frankensteins... Igor and Otto Chriek hail from Überwald.


In the book The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. It was the first Discworld book to be aimed at the younger market, followed in that by The Wee Free Men in 2003. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow... The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents the main town is possibly in Überwald.

Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. British author Terry Pratchett is noted for his satirical style, for example Susan hated Literature. Shed much prefer to read... Terry Pratchett's The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. Since the first novel of the series, 1983s The Colour of Magic, the series has gone from strength to strength, spawning many related works including music inspired by the series as well as... Discworld
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The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series. It was published in 1983. It is also one of only five Discworld novels to be divided into chapters, the others being the 2004 book Going Postal, and the three young adult... The Colour of Magic - The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published in 1986. The title is a quote from a poem by John Milton and in the original context referred to dancing lightly with extravagance. The events of the novel are... The Light Fantastic - Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1987, it is the third novel in the Discworld series and the first where the main character is not Rincewind. It introduces the character of Granny Weatherwax who reappears in several later Discworld novels. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Plot... Equal Rites - Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. Published in 1987, it is the fourth Discworld novel and the first to focus on Death, who only appeared as a side character in the previous novels. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow... Mort - Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. The title is a pun on sorcery – on the Discworld, a sourcerer is a special type of wizard who is a source of magic. The first few pages of the novel deal with the sourcerers father... Sourcery - Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchetts sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. Categories: Literature stubs | 1988 books | Discworld books ... Wyrd Sisters - Pyramids is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1989, it is the seventh Discworld novel. Contents // Categories: Literature stubs | 1989 books | Discworld books ... Pyramids - Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. It is the first novel about the City Watch. The first Discworld computer game borrowed heavily from Guards! Guards! in terms of plot. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The story follows a plot... Guards! Guards! - Faust Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE) is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. It was originally published in 1990 as a Discworld story, in a larger format than the other novels and illustrated by Josh Kirby. It was recently reissued as a normal paperback without any illustrations. Synopsis Spoiler warning... Eric - Moving Pictures is the name of a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. The book takes place in Discworlds most famous city, Ankh-Morpork and a town called Holy Wood. The book uses the name as a thin veil to aim at the Hollywood world and its... Moving Pictures - Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1991, it is the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Death. The title is a reference to Alex Coxs cult movie Repo Man. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The Auditors are beings... Reaper Man - Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. It is in the witches series. Categories: Literature stubs | 1991 books | Discworld books ... Witches Abroad - Small Gods is a novel by Terry Pratchett, part of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. It was published in 1992. Pratchett tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha; in the process Pratchett satirises religion, religious people and practices, and the role... Small Gods - Lords and Ladies is a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. It was originally published in 1992. Categories: Literature stubs | 1992 books | Discworld books ... Lords and Ladies - Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Synopsis: Captain Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork city watch, is confronted by new problems. Just having been married to Sybil Ramkin, he returns from retirement to lead the Watch again. The Watch meanwhile added a couple of... Men at Arms - For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). Soul music is fundamentally rhythm and blues, which grew out of the African-American gospel and blues traditions during the late 1950s and early 1960s in the United States. Over time, much of the broad range of R&B extensions in African... Soul Music - Interesting Times is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The title of this book was inspired by the phrase May you live in interesting times. Categories: Literature stubs | 1994 books | Discworld books ... Interesting Times - Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg visit the Ankh-Morpork Opera House to find Agnes Nitt and get caught up in a story similar to The Phantom of the Opera. A significant character in the book is Walter... Maskerade - Feet of Clay is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett which parodies detective novels. It was published in 1996. The story follows the members of The Watch, as they attempt to solve murders committed by a golem. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The story begins with the... Feet of Clay - Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The Hogfather is also a character in the book, who also figures in other Discworld novels, representing something akin to Father Christmas. He grants childrens wishes on Hogswatchnight (1st day of Offle) and brings them presents. The Hogfather wears a... Hogfather - Jingo is a novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. It was published in 1997. In this story Pratchett comments on the jingoistic nature of people, the desire to attack others for perceived ills to mask your own. The book deals with a war between Ankh... Jingo - The Last Continent is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies. A major sub-plot also parodies popular misconceptions of Darwinian Evolution. In fact, there is a God of Evolution... The Last Continent - Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. It was first published in 1998. In Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett pastiches the traditions of vampire literature, playing with the mythic archetypes and featuring a tongue-in-cheek reversal of vampyre subculture with... Carpe Jugulum - The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is a reference to the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element. Categories: Stub | 1999 books | Discworld books ... The Fifth Elephant - This article or section should include material from [[{{{1}}}]]. Mr. Pin The Truth is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 2000. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The book features the coming of movable type to Ankh-Morpork, and the founding of the Discs first newspaper... The Truth - Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. Categories: Literature stubs | 2001 books | Discworld books ... Thief of Time - The Last Hero is a short novel of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. It was published in 2001 in a larger format than the other Discworld novels and illustrated on every page by Paul Kidby. Categories: Literature stubs | 2001 books | Discworld books ... The Last Hero - Night Watch is the 29th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2002. The hero of the novel is Sir Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. The cover illustration of the British edition, by Paul Kidby, is a parody of Rembrandts painting Night Watch... Night Watch - Terry Pratchett is known for his combining of political and social commentary with humor, and for readable, interesting fantasy. Published in 2003 as a part of his Discworld series, his novel Monstrous Regiment takes its name form the misogynist 16th century tract by John Knox, the full title of which... Monstrous Regiment - Going postal is an American English slang term, used as a verb meaning to commit murder, mass murder or a killing spree in the workplace, generally by a current or former employee. The term derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onwards in which United States Postal Service (USPS... Going Postal

A young adult is an informal term used to describe the transition from teenager to adult. Young adult falls usually between 16-25, encompassing the end of the teenager years and the beginning of adulthood. Young adults usually enter post-secondary education and/or engage in work. At this early... YA Novels:

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. It was the first Discworld book to be aimed at the younger market, followed in that by The Wee Free Men in 2003. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow... The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - The Wee Free Men (published by Doubleday in 2003) is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. Although primarily written for children this book enjoys a large adult readership. For a period before its release it was known as For Fear Of Little Men. A sequel, A Hat... Wee Free Men - A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. It is set two years after The Wee Free Men, and features an 11-year old Tiffany Aching. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending... A Hat Full of Sky

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The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel. Following the plot of the book fairly faithfully, it was a text adventure released in 1986 for the Sinclair Spectrum. It can be played on modern computers with... The Colour of Magic - Discworld is a computer game set in Terry Pratchetts fantasy realm of Discworld. Discworld is an adventure game featuring the wizard Rincewind (voiced by Eric Idle) as the players avatar. There were two further Discworld games: Discworld 2 (subtitled Missing Presumed... in Europe and Mortality Bytes in America... Discworld - Discworld 2 is the second computer game based on Terry Pratchetts series of fantasy novels set in the mythical Discworld. Discworld 2 (subtitled Missing Presumed...?! in Europe and Mortality Bytes! in the USA) is an adventure game starring the wizard Rincewind as the players in-game avatar. The... Discworld 2 - Discworld MUD is a free MUD based on the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. It was founded in 1991 and opened to the public in 1992. The world has developed over time to the huge size it is today. It consists of several big cities (Ankh Morpork, Bes... Discworld MUD - Discworld Noir is a computer game and a video game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. The game was developed by Perfect Entertainment and published by GT Interactive, and was released... Discworld Noir - Thud is a board game devised by Trevor Truran, inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. It bears a slight resemblance to the ancient Norse games of Hnefatafl and Tablut (and, in Dwarfish, is supposedly called Hnaflbaflwhiflsnifltafl) but has been radically redefined to be less one sided. The two... Thud

The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. It consists of a flat disc (complete with edge-of-the-world drop-off and consequent waterfall) resting on the backs of four huge elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an... The Discworld
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett is a comic fantasy work and includes a cast of several hundred characters. Some of the best-known inhabitants of the Discworld are listed below. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Ankh-Morpork The major city of the Discworld, Ankh-Morpork, is the... Characters:

Albert is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University, tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality. It worked, in a way, since Malich was sent to... Albert - Delphine Angua von berwald is a character from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. She is a werewolf and a member of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. She first appeared in Men at Arms. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Angua and all her family are werewolves. She is... Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson is a corporal in, and later captain of, the Ankh_Morpork City Watch, of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. As the brief Discworld companion states: Carrot Ironfoundersson is Captain of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch police force. Bulging with muscles, this six-foot-six-inch dwarf (adopted) remains honest... Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. He began as a parody of the famous pulp hero Conan the Barbarian. Genghiz Cohen, known as Cohen the Barbarian, is the Discworlds greatest warrior hero, renowned across the Disc for his exploits rescuing maidens, destroying... Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon is a fictional character in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. He first appears in Guards! Guards!. Colon is a sergeant in the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, and appears to have been so for a long time. He was a corporal in the Watch at the time Samuel... Fred Colon - Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. Discworlds Death is a parody of several other personifications of death, such as the Grim Reaper. Like most of them he is a black robed skeleton carrying a scythe. Unlike many of them he has a personality beyond... Death - Detritus is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld. He is a troll who started off as a thug hired to beat other people up. He then became a bouncer, or rather splatter, at the Mended Drum. In Moving Pictures he was used by Dibbler as hired muscle in... Detritus - Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. A merchant venturer in Ankh-Morpork, he is most famous for selling meat by-products to unsuspecting souls. He has also been a moving... C.M.O.T. Dibbler - Gaspode is a small terrier-like dog featured in seven of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. He possesses human-level intelligence and the ability to speak, as well as an extensive collection of diseases (including one which is only found in pregnant sheep). However, since everyone knows that dogs can... Gaspode - Greebo is a character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld books. He is a foul-tempered one-eyed tomcat whose owner, Nanny Ogg, insists against all the evidence that he is a sweet, harmless kitten. In the course of the books, he has killed two vampires, eating at least one of... Greebo - Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. He, or they, is a member of a clan of servants from the region of berwald, the members of which are all named Igor. The Igors are based partially upon Mary Shelleys Frankensteins... Igor - Johnson, Bergholt Stuttley, known as Bloody Stupid Johnson, is a landscape gardener and inventor in the fictional world of Discworld. Among his works are the organ of Unseen University (called the Mighty Organ by the Archchancellor, much to the displeasure of the staff), the organs at the Opera House and... Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm is a fictional character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. He is a pastiche on the popular perception of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonard is a man of indeterminate age. Originally from Quirm, he moved to Ankh-Morpork a long time ago and is currently a permanent... Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian of the Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. The Librarian first appeared in the second novel of the series, The Light Fantastic, in which he was transformed into an orangutan as a side-effect of a... The Librarian - Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. His name is based on the Taoist philosopher Lao Zi. He first appeared in the novel Small Gods as a minor character. He was one of the History Monks, a member of a Buddhism-like sect, that maintained... Lu-Tze - The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. It is a large iron bound chest made of sapient pearwood (a magical, intelligent plant which is nearly extinct, and only grows in a few places outside the Agatean Empire). It has hundreds of little legs protruding from... The Luggage - Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. He first appears in the eponymous novel Mort. Categories: Stub ... Mort - Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs (Nobby) is a fictional character in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. He is a corporal in the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, first appearing in the novel Guards! Guards!. Nobby Nobbs is the kind of person who joins the army to loot corpses. He is... C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. She is the daughter of Mort and Ysabell. Ysabell was the adopted daughter of Death and Mort was, briefly, Deaths apprentice. They leave Deaths... Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. He is a failed student at the Unseen University for wizards in Ankh-Morpork, often described by scholars as the magical equivalent to the number zero, and spends... Rincewind - Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. Early years Lord Vetinari was born in the extremely powerful Vetinari family (a word play on the real life family of the Medici) and raised... Havelock Vetinari - Vimes, Sir Samuel, His Grace the Duke of Ankh, Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. A character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. He first appeared in the novel Guards! Guards!. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Character background Sam Vimes was born in Cockbill Street in the... Samuel Vimes - A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. They are closely based on witches in British folklore, combined with modern Wicca and a slightly tongue-in-cheek reinterpretation of the Triple Goddess. Witch magic is very different from the wizard magic taught in... The Witches - The Discworld gods are the fictional deities from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. They live in a valhalla-like mountain-top kingdom in the centre of the Discworld called Dunmanifestin (a pun on the traditional British house name Dunroamin). Gods on the Discworld exist as long as people believe in... Discworld gods - This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Anghammarad Anghammarad is a minor character in the novel Going Postal. He is a... Other characters

This is a list of fictional locations in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. Great ATuin locations Main continent Countries and cities Ankh-Morpork (city-state) Unseen University Tower of Art Betrek Borogravia (featured in Monstrous Regiment) PrinceMarmadukePiotrAlbertHansJosephBernhardtWillhelmsberg (capital) Brindisi Chimeria Chirm (city-state?) Djelibebi (featured in Pyramids) Duchy of... Locations:

Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). The quarters bear two moneybags, a field of cabbages and the unmarked black field of the Vetinaris. The shield is supported by two hippopotami and crested with a morepork holding an ankh. mottos... Ankh-Morpork - The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. It is the home of Twoflower and the Luggage. It is similar to feudal Japan or Imperial China, most obviously in the vast wall that surrounds it, and the belief that anyone from... Agatean Empire - Borogravia is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. It is small and extremely war-intensive, and closely resembles Yugoslavia in a number of respects, the most obvious being the prefluency of war, the similarities of the Serbo-Croatian and Borogravian languages, and the fact that... Borogravia - Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. It is shaped by human expectation and Deaths own attempts to have a life beyond his alloted task. Deaths Domain (ISBN 0552146722) is also a Discworld Map, drawn by Paul Kidby, with additional material by... Death's Domain - In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, the Dungeon Dimensions are the endless wastelands outside of space and time. The sad, crazy things that live there (a pastiche of Lovecraftian horrors) have no understanding of the world, simply craving light and shape. Therefore, they try to warm themselves by the fires... Dungeon Dimensions - Lancre is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. It is situated in the Ramtop mountains, about 100 miles Hubwards of the city of Ankh-Morpork. It is the best-known of hundreds of tiny countries in the Ramtops, occupying a vertiginous shelf looking over the Sto Plains... Lancre - Muntab is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. Very, very little is known about the theocracy of Muntab. Its ruler is known as a Pash (Lu-Tze, the History Monk, once had to make sure one of them choked on a fishbone), it is located on the... Muntab - Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. Its most significant roles in the books are as the location of the Quirm College for Young Ladies (formerly attended by Susan Sto Helit) and the birthplace of Leonard of Quirm. According to the books, Quirm is a quiet... Quirm - Überwald - On the fictional Discworld created by English fantasy author Terry Pratchett, Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the city of Ankh-Morpork. Staffed by a faculty composed of mostly insane and inane old wizards, and a Librarian who has been transformed into an orangutan, one can always... Unseen University - XXXX or FourEcks is the name of the Australia-like continent seen in the Discworld novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. This continent is largely unfinished, and the archchancellor of the local magic college is named Rincewind (no known relation to the Unseen University almunus and trained coward). Categories... XXXX

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Anorankh - The Discworld calendar was first defined in a footnote in The Colour of Magic, and has been expanded upon in later novels and the Discworld Almanack (2004). It has numurous oddities, the chief of which is its length. The calendar is based on a Great Year, or Astronomical Year, defined... Calendar - The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (originally the Night Watch) is a fictional police force within the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. The watch is based in the city-state of Ankh-Morpork on the Discworld. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Members The primary members of the... City Watch - The clacks in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. It was introduced in The Fifth Elephant, and has become the Discworlds first telecommunications network. While the system structure is... Clacks - In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels, there are almost 300 Guilds in the city of Ankh-Morpork. These include The: Alchemists Guild Assassins Guild Bakers Guild Bandits Guild Beggars Guild Butchers Guild Guild of Conjurers Guild of C.M.O.T. Dibblers Dog Guild (probably disbanded) Embalmers... Guilds - The Discworld, in Terry Pratchetts novels runs on magic. Types of magic include: Intrinsic magic Intrinsic magic is the Discworlds standing magical field and is basically the local breakdown of reality that allows a flat planet on the back of a turtle to even exist. The other varieties... Magic - This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the fictional Discworld series by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Anti-crime A rare type of crime, in which giving is involved instead of... Minor Discworld concepts


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