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Mort Setting & Symbolism

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Ankh-Morpork

The biggest city on Discworld, Ankh-Morpork is a dual city, separated by the shallow, ominous River Ankh. Ankh-Morpork is always busy, zestful, and pungent with temples of all faiths, overflowing shops, lightly-clad, friendly girls, and performers. Surrounded by endless cabbage fields, Ankh-Morpork is located 20 miles further from the Hub than its dull rival, Sto Lat. It has been ruled for ten years by the Patrician, who believes in one vote, one rule - both exclusively his. Various parts of the city are seen in detail. In the squalid inner city, "The Shades," Mort escapes murder by three thugs by backing through a stone wall, thereby discovering a surprising new power. When Death decides to take a holiday and study human behavior, he crashes the Patrician's drunken party, drops in on and disrupts Cripple Wa's famous floating crap game in Ham Alley, drinks until the wee hours at...

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