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Postby Ragdoll » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:01 am

Was wondering, if you could dictate which 3 existing characters a DW plot should evolve around, who would you like to see?

The reason could be anything really - from sheer amusement to 'what would TP's imagination make of this???!' kinda thing :)

It could be a dud, but it could also be quite fun to have Death of Rats, Vimes and Rincewind team up. Just the sheer thought of badly disguised Vimes grumbling on lack of understanding of 'SQUEAK' could be fun (and I can hear the Patrician laugh hard somewhere), and Rince ... well, the big one or the little one, I doubt he'll be happy to be near Death in any form :D
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Postby meerkat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:23 am

I'd like to have The Patrician's family delved into. He is, allegedly, head of a large and powerful family.... but who are they?

We know about his Aunt, but that cannot be counted as a large family.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:39 am

I think you're getting Vetinari mixed up with the Venturi family there meer. :D
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Postby meerkat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:07 am

I swored I read in one of the books that Vetinari is the head of the family. Damn it! Really hard this chore but, I'll need to go through the whole lot to find it! Life's Hell isn't it? :lol: :wink:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:19 am

Well we have no idea what happened to his aunt Lady Roberta Meserole (from Night Watch), she certainly seemed to have plenty of money and there is no suggestion that Vetinari was other than a gentleman scholar at the Assassins Guild so he probably comes from a rich family. I don't remember there being any other family members mentioned anywhere so by definition he is probably head of the family by now.
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:31 am

meerkat wrote:I swored I read in one of the books that Vetinari is the head of the family.


It's said in Sourcery
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Postby meerkat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:33 am

Meebs 8) , lurve you to bits! I thought I wasn't going daft! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:37 am

Ah but is he actually named as Vetinari in Sourcery? In quite a few of the early books they just mention 'the Patrician'. :?
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 am

Tonyblack wrote:Ah but is he actually named as Vetinari in Sourcery? In quite a few of the early books they just mention 'the Patrician'. :?


I think Sourcery was the first to actually give the name :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:07 am

LilMaibe wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Ah but is he actually named as Vetinari in Sourcery? In quite a few of the early books they just mention 'the Patrician'. :?


I think Sourcery was the first to actually give the name :)
You're right, it is the first time. :D I remembered noting his first mention when I was reading the books for the discussions on the CA board - I just couldn't remember which one it was.
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Postby meerkat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:12 am

There Must be some skelington's in the Vetinari house!

I would love to see Sam Vimes trying not trying to gloat as he has to chase a 'black sheep' Vetinari through the fragrant streets of Ankh Morpork! And it would be interesting to see Vetinari having to suffer the embarrasment and trying to manage a limiting factor! It would be interesting if the Guilds stood by him and the Times could have a field day!

It could end with the errant Vetinari joins the Watch, and being the best friend of Littlebottom.
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Postby Ragdoll » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:29 pm

Oooh, give Vimes something against Vetinari, good thinking meerkat :D
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Postby meerkat » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:45 pm

:lol:
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Postby Ziriath » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:24 pm

It seems he's the only member of Vetinari family, therefore he's the head of it.
His aunt doesn't count, her family name is Meserole, not Vetinari.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:28 pm

Welcome to the site, Ziriath! :D

I guess it's possible there are other Vetinaris around that we haven't heard of. I don't think any of the books ever actually say that he is the only one. But I may be wrong.
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