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Encyclopedia > Mort and Ysabell

Mort and Ysabell are a young married couple in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Although they have appeared in only two of the almost forty Discworld novels (save for a brief death scene in Soul Music), their presence looms large within the series's grand story arc, particularly their roles as parents to the main character Susan Sto Helit. Mort and Ysabell are also referenced to in Guards! Guards!, though not by name. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... // This article is about the novels. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ... Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. ...

Ysabell is the adopted daughter of Death, who saved her as a baby when her parents were killed in the Great Nef desert (no explanation has been given as to why he did this, Ysabell said that 'He can't feel pity, but he may have thought it'). When first encountered she is a sixteen-year-old girl with silver hair and silver eyes who, it transpires, has been sixteen for thirty-five Discworld 'years' (no time passes in Death's Domain). When Mort first encountered Ysabell, he was given the impression of "too many chocolates". She also has a fixation for the colour pink. Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Cover of the book. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Ysabell first appeared in The Light Fantastic, where she met Rincewind, and was surprised to learn that he was not actually dead. This situation might not have lasted very long if the Luggage had not intervened. During the events of Mort it became clear that Ysabell was competent in carrying out the work of her father including 'The Duty' and 'doing the nodes'. Before Mort arrived she shared her home with Albert, Death's manservant. The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Rincewind the Wizzard is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Albert is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort. ...

Mort, short for Mortimer, is the title character in Mort. He is first seen as the overly-thoughtful son of a farmer in the Octarine Grass Country, near the Ramtops. Having proved himself unworthy as a scarecrow he is chosen by Death to be his apprentice. Mort is described as being very tall and skinny, with muscles like knots in string. He has a shock of bright red hair, and looks as if he is made entirely of knees. Mort starts off at the bottom, learning to accept his position while mucking out the stables, and trying to ignore Ysabell, Death's adopted daughter. When Death feels in need of a break, Mort takes over The Duty. Unfortunately for Mort, his feelings for a teenage princess get in the way of his job and he starts off a chain reaction of events. Reluctant to tell his master he tries various methods to fix the situation, including the appointment of a wizard to help people recognise the queen. Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... Scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan For other uses, see Scarecrow (disambiguation). ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Apprenticeship is a traditional method, still popular in some countries, of training a new generation of skilled crafts practitioners. ... Animal manure is often a mixture of animals feces and bedding straw, as in this example from a stable. ... Leland Stanfords horse stable, still in use Horse kept in stable A stable is a building in which livestock, usually horses, are kept. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ... 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. ... The wizards are major characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...

After fighting and losing to Death, Mort was given an extra lease of life when the Grim Reaper turned over his Lifetimer. This allowed him to stay in the world of the living.

After the events of Mort, Mort leaves Death's service and marries Ysabell. The couple are given the title of Duke and Duchess of Sto Helit, and later become the parents of Susan Sto Helit. They subsequently meet their end after a freak accident sends their carriage plunging into a ravine. They had turned down an offer from Death to extend the duration of their existence on the grounds that it wouldn't be the same as actually lengthening their lives. Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ...

In the Cosgrove Hall animation of Soul Music, Mort is voiced by Neil Morrissey. In 2004 BBC Radio 4 adapted Mort, with the title character voiced by Carl Prekopp. Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Neil Morrissey (born in Stafford, July 4, 1962) is a British actor. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... British Actor. ...



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