Ridcully Question

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Ridcully Question

Postby Ook! » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:25 pm

Hi all, first time Topic...(please be gentle...) :wink:

In FOC, near the end, (page 408, Corgi paperback) the Cheif Priest of Blind Io is mentioned. He's reffered to as Hughnon Ridcully... any relation to Archchancellor Ridcully?

I've read a fair number of the DW series, but i coulden't recall this mentioned...


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Postby Penfold » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:53 pm

Hellooo and welcome to the forum, Ook! :D

If my memory serves me correctly, the Archchancellor and Hughnon are brothers, but they tend to be discreet about the relationship since wizards and priests aren't meant to get on with each other. I'm sorry I can't remember which book refers to this, tho.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:22 am

They are indeed brothers. If you have The Last Hero, illustrated by Paul Kidby, you'll see a picture of the Ridcully brothers. There's a remarkable likeness. :wink:

The New Discworld Companion has this to say:

Ridcully, Hughnon.

Chief Priest of Blind Io and brother of Mustrum. He is married, but otherwise sensible and solid. Solid as a rock and sometimes as sensible.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:23 am

Now I'll be really annoyed until I can remember which book their relationship gets a mention in. It's where they're talking... "Still God-bothering?" "Still meddling with the fabric of the universe & things that man should not what of etc?" Garn! :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:50 am

I think it might be the Truth. :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:37 am

Dotsie wrote:Now I'll be really annoyed until I can remember which book their relationship gets a mention in. It's where they're talking... "Still God-bothering?" "Still meddling with the fabric of the universe & things that man should not what of etc?" Garn! :lol:


I think it was in Reaper Man?

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Postby Banzai » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:01 pm

The book its mentioned in is the one with the 'living shoppingbaskets on wheels' caused by nothing is dying cause Death has wandered off wonderig how it is to be human. Its the 'Reaper man' isnt it?

The priest and the archchanselor is walking a little bit away from their wizards/priests thats in a big fight behind them, and they speak of how their mother would like them both to come over to hoghwatchs-dinner or something like that... that one of them isnt visiting as often as it should (think that was Ridcully)...
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:43 pm

Reaper Man

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/D ... /ReaperMan

Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully's brother Hughnon is the High Priest of Blind Io and therefore the leader of Ankh-Morpork's clerics. They get on pretty well, but drop continuous cracks about each other's vocation:

Mustrum: How's things in the godbothering business?
Hughnon: Not bad. How's the tinkering with things men was not meant to understand?
Mustrum: Pretty fair. Pretty fair.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:01 pm

Aha, thanks guys! No longer really annoyed :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:38 pm

Welcome to the forum Ook! :D
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