Special Sub-Topic: Discworld - Those Wonderfully Weird Wizards
|If you wanted to enroll at Unseen University but there were no places left, you might want to try your luck at, say, the university in XXXX, which is called:|
Bugarup University. Bugarup is the capital city of Fourecks where Bugarup University is. The University's motto is 'Nullus Anxietas' (No Worries). The archchancellor of said uni is Bill Rincewind. Krull University is in Krull while Braseneck College is in Pseudopolis. Hogwarts... well, that's where Harry Potter goes.
|This UU faculty member is a member of the 'Specials' (Ankh-Morpork City Militia), left the Band With Rocks In before they became famous and likes being the Best Man at weddings. |
The Librarian. The Librarian became a Special Constable in 'Thud!', was a keyboard player for the Band With Rocks In in 'Soul Music' and was Best Man at Magrat and Verence's wedding in 'Lords and Ladies'. He likes being the best man because he is allowed to kiss bridesmaids and they aren't allowed to run away.
|These, among many others, are Rincewind's titles during his stay at the Unseen University, except: |
Professor of Virtual Inaccuracy. Rincewind got these titles because nobody else wanted some of them. His known titles are: Egregious Professor Of Cruel And Unusual Geography, Chair of Experimental Serendipity, Reader in Slood Dynamics, Fretwork Teacher, Chair for the Public Misunderstanding of Magic, Professor of Virtual Anthropology
Lecturer in Approximate Accuracy, Assistant Librarian and Health and Safety Officer.
|This wizard's full name is Professor A.A. Dinwiddie, DM (7th), D.Thau., B.Occ., M.Coll. a.k.a.? |
The Bursar. He took up the position after the previous bursar was killed in 'Sourcery'. This dried frog pill popping faculty member is usually referred to by his title. He specifies that his name is 'Dinwiddie' with an 'O'.
|UU founder and first Archchancellor, Alberto Malich, is now enjoying a rather extended lease on life as Death's manservant. How did he end up in Death's Domain?|
performed the Rite of AskEnte backwards. Alberto 'Albert' Malich, who is one of the most powerful wizards on the Disc, reasoned that if by performing the Rite of AskEnte you bring Death towards you, performing it backwards ought to keep Death away from you. Instead, he ended up in Death's Domain. Before he did this, he had 91 days, three hours and five minutes of Disc time left (before MORT). He believes that the only hygienic way to prepare food is to fry it, including porridge. LOL.
|Self-confessed autocondimentor Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully enjoys Wow-Wow Sauce (er... who doesn't?). These statements are true of Wow-Wow Sauce, except:|
It is used by dwarfs when they need to clear a mountain. Ridcully inherited the recipe from an uncle "who, after half a pint of sauce on a big meal one evening, had a charcoal biscuit to settle his stomach, lit his pipe, and disappeared in mysterious circumstances, although his shoes were found on the roof the following summer."
|These members of staff were mentioned only once or twice and were never heard of again, except:|
Lecturer in Vindictive Anatomy. - Ladislav Pelc was the Prehumous Professor of Morbid Bibliomancy (Going Postal).
- Professor Flead,(Making Money). He is currently having a very interesting afterlife, haunting the Pink Pussycat Club.
- The Reader in Esoteric Studies, or the Reader in the Lavatory as the Bursar and most others call him.
|Although this room does not in fact exist, quite a number of classes are supposedly held there.|
Room 3b. Not surprisingly, in times of festive occasion in Ankh-Morpork, quite a lot of the faculty members hold classes there.
|The name of Susan's raven, who is said to be one of the animals who has developed around the top of the Tower of Art.|
Quoth. Quoth is one of the species of raven that has developed in the university's Tower of Art, that is much more intelligent than usual.
|This faculty member can usually be found reading a grimoire or in the Great Hall, eating. According to Ponder, he is normally never nice.|
The Dean. The Dean is also a large man. In 'Moving Pictures' he was described as looking like a 'man who swallered a bed...'
|How many minutes and odd seconds is it considered safe to be in the same room as The Octavo?|
4 minutes and 32 seconds. Even with all the protective measures, no one may stay in the room where the Octavo is for more than 4 minutes and 32 seconds. This figure was deduced after 200 years of very careful experimentation.
|What is the UNOFFICAL motto of UU?|
Eta Beta Pi. 'Nunc Id Vides, Nunc Ne Vides'(Now you see it, now you don't) is the OFFICIAL motto of UU. 'Excretvs Ex Fortvna' ('*deleted* out of luck.') is the motto of the Gambler's Guild. 'Lvcre Sermat' (Money talks) is from the Lawyer's Guild.
|Hex is one of the better creations of Ponder Stibbons. These are all parts of Hex except: |
A stuffed mouse. Hex was, at first, capable of only simple arithmetic. As the Discworld series continues, Hex becomes capable of more complex additions. When the wizards were looking for Rincewind in 'Interesting Times', Hex came up with the spell for the task in a day. An activity which would have taken the entire faculty of UU several years.
|Apart from Bilious the Oh God of Hangovers, what other creature, among others, (called accidentally into existence by the wizards) came into existence to the accompaniment of 'glingleglingleglingle'?|
Verruca gnome. Bilous, the Verruca Gnome, the Sock Eater, the Cheerful Fairy and a few others were accidentally called into existence (mainly by the wizards) due to the upset balance of belief that happened in 'Hogfather'.
|Which of these is not one of the eight orders of wizardry that the wizards, at least those from UU, can belong to?|
The Order of Thaumatic Runes. The Unseen University wizards belong to one of the eight orders of wizardry which are The Ancient and Truly Original Brothers of the Silver Star, The Brotherhood of the Hoodwink, The Order of Midnight, The Venerable Council of Seers, The Ancient and Truly Original Sages of the Unbroken Circle, The Sages of the Unknown Shadow, Mrs Widgery's Lodgers, The Last Order.
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