Words are our Best Weapon Against the Lies of History (Truth in the Root of the Word).
The Fearlessness of Nac Mac Feegle Warriors in combat is derived from their religious belief that they cannot be killed, because they are already dead; they believe that they are in the afterlife, and that any Feegle who is killed has simply been reincarnated into the world where they have already lived before. They reason that Discworld, with the sunshine, flowers, birds, trees, things to steal and people to fight, must be some sort of heaven, is because “a world that good couldn’t be open to just anybody”. They consider it a kind of Valhalla, the so-called Vikings also use this exact same term, where brave warriors go when they are dead. So, they reason, they have already been alive somewhere else, and then died and were allow to come to the Discworld because they have been so good.
Thus, they do not mourn the loss of Mac Feegles who have died in battle on the Discworld, according to The Wee Free Men: “Oh, they’ve gone back to the land o’ the livin’. It’s nae as good as this one, but they’ll bide fine and come back before too long. No sense in grievin’.” Indeed, any grieving a Feegle might do over fallen family members is never about their actual death, but rather over the fact that he did not get to spend more time with them before they rejoined the land of the living.
The Nac Mac Feegles, (also known as Pictsies (Picts), The Wee Free Men, the Little Men, ‘Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed’, ‘That’s him, the third one from the left!”, and occasionally ‘The Defendants’)
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The Nac Mac Feegles’ skin appears blue because it is heavily tattooed and covered with paint, and all have red hair. The tattoos identify a Feegle’s clan. Wings or similar features of any kind are out of the question. Their speech can only be described as some sort of variation on the Scots language, usually Glaswegian in the clans encountered so far, although William the Gonnagle (from a different clan) has a softer, Highland accent. They are notably strong and resilient, which comes in handy given that (almost all) male Feegles tend to be notoriously rowdy as a lifestyle.
Some clans have an apparently superstitious fear of their names being written lest they appear on unwelcome legal documents. Some of the upland clans have mastered the concept of law as a weapon however, and note that it is a good idea “neever tae sign a feegle contract; six inch high people write verra small print”. Beware the cry, “We’ve got a cheap lawyer an’ we’re not afraid to use him!” The Feegles’ swords glow blue in the presence of lawyers.
The Nac Mac Feegle language is a mix of Morporkian (English), the Glaswegian dialect (“Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie”) and elements of Irish and Scottish Gaelic, for example Tir-far-thóinn and geas.The kelda in Wee Free Men states that “in our tongue you’d be Tir-far-thóinn”(an alternative name for Tír na nÓg), suggesting that in private their speech may be closer to Irish or Scottish Gaelic. This is also hinted at in Wintersmith, where Nani Ogg’s Place is given as Tir Nani Ogg, exhibiting Goidelic-type head-initial compounding. They also use the Yan Tan Tethera in counting occasionally.
In Carpe Jugulum, their speech is almost undecipherable and has to be translated by Nanny Ogg; however, by the time they meet Tiffany Aching, they are somewhat more understandable to “bigjobs”.
Nac Mac Feegle tend to have human names, usually abbreviated and with some sort of modifier (Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, Big Aggie, Wee Jock), though their respect for inheriting and repeating famous names limits them a bit (No’-as-big-as-Medium-Sized-Jock-but-bigger-than-Wee-Jock Jock).
Personality: The Feegles are a rowdy bunch. As mentioned, they’re big fans of fighting. And stealing. And drinking. And they have a tendency to destroy stuff. It’s like they’re all PCs. That said, there is still a deal of diversity among them. For the most part though, you can expect them to do any and all of the above.
Physical Description: Feegles are roughly 6 inches tall, blue, and have red hair. Their preferred form of clothing is a kilt. Despite their small stature, they are quite strong and can actually take down most anything they decide to fight.
Relations: Feegles get along with anyone who tolerate their shenanigans and who they feel are of some power. As such, they often revere casters though they are generally too simplistic to become casters themselves. All Feegles feel a kinship towards other Feegles. For the most part however, Feegles keep to themselves. They figure that things will be easier on them if no one knows that they’re around or even exist. They only show themselves (purposely) in times of great need or to trusted allies.
Alignment: Almost all Feegles are Chaotic. Only rarely will one find a “Legal Feegle”. Beyond that however, their alignment is fairly open. As far as Good/Evil goes, they are as diverse as any other race. However, their goals are almost entirely focused on the preservation of their mound which they will defend savagely.
Feegle Lands: Feegles live most places that Humans or other races live. They form small tribes and live in underground mound complexes. They generally steal whatever they need to get by. Missing a sock? It’s now a Feegle sleeping bag.
Settlements: Feegles live in mounds, often in forests. These tunnel systems can be quite expansive but usually can’t accommodate much more than a rabbit. They have been known to make special areas for “Big Jobs” to visit however.
Power Groups: Each mound is controlled by a “Kelda”, a queen effectively. Females are relatively rare among Feegles and are in charge of leading their various clans. Keldas each have a husband who is the “Big Man” who tries their best to keep the other Feegles more or less in line.
Beliefs: Feelges believe that they’re all dead. They think that they died and went to heaven, here on the Material Plane. Because seriously, what could be better than running around, fighting who you like and drinking as much as you please? As such, they don’t really fear death. They believe that dying will just send them back to their prior life.
Names: Male Feegles are generally given names based upon their nature and position in addition to a primary name. Big Yan, Daft Wullie, Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin, and so on. Females are a deal rarer and are known only by their primary name, which varies as much as those of their male counterparts. Jeannie, for example.
[UPDATE: September 21, 2014: I hope everyone was able to listen to complete recording from August 28th. If the links are no longer working you should continue to find another audiobook reading, get a copy of The Wee Free Men and other DiscWorld series. It gives insight to what is taking place, NOW. Thank you!]
I hope you enjoyed the first reading she did an excellent job! It was very entertaining. Here you can find other readings, chapter 2 enjoy!
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Note on the Pratchett : The clues are out there, but many will do everything to dissuade you from connecting the dots. There are visuals to this series on YT, however, the BEST visuals are those you CREATE with your Own Mind. Your consciousness will Tell You The Truth. Do Not Be Dissuaded.)
The Carpet People: Pratchett,%20Terry%20-%20The%20Carpet%20People
For a very long time, Pratchet (the “author”) refused to map his Discworld series of novels… then he caved into public demand.
These are the maps that were made by him (and by fans) of the Discworld.
Various maps of Ankh-Morpork by unknown creators.
The Circle Sea
Mummy found in 1932 in the Pedro Mountains, 60 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming (USA). The mummy was of a dark bronze color,very wrinkled and (when he was alive) no more than 14 inches (35 cm) high! With an X-ray, they knew that the creature (alive) weighted about 5,5 Kg, that he was a male, that he had a complete set of teeth and that when he died he was about 65 years old. The mummy weighted only 350 gr, his brow was very low, his nose was crushed with wide and extended nostrils, he had a very broad thin-lipped mouth. The mummy was a lot smaller than any known human type. Some inhabitants suggested to researchers that this man is only a member of a race made of small beings who populated the region in the past.
Good. Here’s another from the “Prachet” series.
Summery: The Auditors are upset because the human race (although this appears to include all races on the Discworld, not just the humans) are living their lives in – what the Auditors consider to be – an unpredictable (and therefore not understandable) way. To fix this matter once and for all, they decide to convince a young clock maker, Jeremy Clockson, in Ankh-Morpork to build a perfect glass clock. They do not reveal that this will imprison Time (the anthropomorphic personification) and thereby freeze time (the physical quantity) on the Discworld. By freezing time, the Auditors intend to eliminate the unpredictability that humans cause through their everyday actions.
Meanwhile, in a distant valley, a young apprentice of the History Monks, Lobsang Ludd, is apprenticed to Lu-Tze, known throughout the Oi Dong Monastery as ‘The Sweeper’. Ummmm sounds like Sweep-Clean.
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