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Encyclopedia > The Luggage
Characters from
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Character details
Full name: The Luggage
Description: A wooden chest with lots of little legs, big teeth and no respect for normal dimensions. It can also do your laundry, or remove your legs/fingers for you.
Associations: Twoflower, Rincewind
Location: Originally Agatean Empire, then
Ankh-Morpork,
Death's Domain;
and all over the Discworld
Story appearances
First seen: The Colour of Magic
Also in: The Light Fantastic
Sourcery
Eric
Interesting Times
The Last Continent
The Last Hero
The Science of Discworld
Other details
Notes: Will follow its owner anywhere

The Luggage is a fictional object that appears in several of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. It is a large chest made of sapient pearwood (a magical, intelligent plant which is nearly extinct, impervious to magic, and only grows in a few places outside the Agatean Empire, generally on sites of very old magic). It can produce hundreds of little legs protruding from its underside and can move very fast if the need arises. It has been described as "half suitcase, half homicidal maniac". 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. ... Cover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by Josh Kirby Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Twoflower is a fictional character featuring in some of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... 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 Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Cover of the book. ... The Discworld is the fictional setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE – see backspace) is the ninth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... The Last Continent is the twenty-second 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 and the popular Australian song Waltzing Matilda. ... This article is about the fantasy novel. ... The Science of Discworld is a 1999 book written by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. ... Cover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by Josh Kirby Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of... This article is about the literary concept. ... 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. ... The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ...


Its function is to act as both a luggage carrier and bodyguard for its owner, against whom no threatening motion should be made. The Luggage is fiercely defensive of its owner, and is generally homicidal in nature, killing or eating several people and monsters and destroying various ships, walls, doors, and other obstacles throughout the books. Its mouth, the feature often remarked upon by those it is about to consume, contains "lots of big square teeth, white as sycamore, and a pulsating tongue, red as mahogany." The inside area of The Luggage does not appear to be constrained by its external dimensions, and contains many conveniences: even when it has just devoured a monster, the next time it opens the owner will find his underwear, neatly pressed and smelling slightly of lavender. Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A meal is an instance of eating, specifically one that takes place at a specific time and includes specific, prepared foodstuffs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A pair of mens briefs Undergarments, also called underwear or sometimes intimate clothing, are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ...


One of the greatest features of The Luggage is its ability to follow its current owner anywhere including such places as inside its owner's mind, off the edge of the Disc, and Death's Domain. Like all luggage, it's constantly getting lost and having to track its owner down. It has only one way of overcoming obstacles, and that is by simply ignoring them and smashing a hole through them - including a wall to a magick shop that had since relocated. The Discworld is the fictional setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... Cover of the book. ...


The Luggage first appears as the property of Twoflower the tourist in The Colour of Magic. When Twoflower returns home in The Light Fantastic he gives the luggage to Rincewind, and it follows him through several sequels. Twoflower says he got it by asking for "travelling luggage" at the store (one of about a dozen magical shops which are not limited by the constraints of time and space, to their owners' dismay. According to "The Light Fantastic", this chain of stores was born when an impatient sourcerer was served rather poorly.) - which is exactly what he got. When Rincewind eventually visits the Counterweight Continent, Twoflower's home, he finds many items similar to Luggage travelling with their masters. Twoflower is a fictional character featuring in some of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... 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. ... Twoflower is a fictional character featuring in some of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... The Counterweight Continent is a landmass on the Discworld, the fantasy world that is the setting of Terry Pratchetts fantasy novels. ...


Pratchett says (at the beginning of Sourcery) that he got the idea for the Luggage when he saw a tartan suitcase with dozens of little wheels moving as though it had a mind of its own while an American tourist pulled it along. However, he has also stated (in The Art of Discworld) that it was loosely based on an idea from a roleplaying game he had designed – that being of a similar item that would do only and exactly as it was told. Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... The Art of Discworld is a descriptive book of the world of the Discworld as portrayed in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A roleplaying game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. ...


The Luggage later finds a female Luggage and has children with it in Interesting Times. Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ...


The Luggage savages passers-by in:

The Luggage also 'ate' the most powerful magical spell book on the Disc at the climax of The Light Fantastic. However, as it is made of sapient pearwood and is impervious to magic, the book is probably under tighter control than it was in the university where it had to be chained to a plinth. The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE – see backspace) is the ninth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... The Last Continent is the twenty-second 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 and the popular Australian song Waltzing Matilda. ... This article is about the fantasy novel. ...


The Luggage has consumed many remarkable things, including quite a few people. Regardless of what it consumes, only the owner's neatly pressed packing is found inside, with any clothes laundered, ironed and folded, and smelling faintly of lavender.


Computer games

In The Colour of Magic computer game, it is mentioned as in the novel. Also, in Discworld and Discworld 2, it acts as an inventory and can fit an infinite amount of items in his trunk. The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... Discworld (a. ... Discworld II: Missing Presumed. ...


External links

  • Discworld & Pratchett Wiki

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Luggage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
Luggage is any number of bags, cases and containers which hold a traveller's articles during transit.
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The Luggage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Its function is to act as both a luggage carrier and bodyguard for its owner, against whom no threatening motion should be made.
The Luggage is fiercely defensive of its owner, and is generally homicidal in nature, killing or eating several people and monsters throughout the books (including dragging sharks ashore and jumping up and down on them).
One of the greatest features of The Luggage is its ability to follow its current owner anywhere including such places as inside the Octavo, off the edge of the Disc, and Death's Domain.
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