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  Empire
Agatean Empire The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the the Luggage.
Conquest of the Empire Conquest of the Empire is a Rome.
The Empire (Warhammer) The Empire is one of the political factions and armies of the Switzerland.
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 Agatean Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
The Empire was founded by the Emperor One Sun Mirror thousands of years ago and until fairly recently it was ruled by a number of constantly fighting and somewhat psychotic noble families (the Hongs, the Sungs, the Fangs, the Tangs and the McSweeneys), all jockeying to be emperor.
It was felt by many of the peasantry that he was the reincarnation of One Sun Mirror (or rather, due to the complexities of Agatean belief, that One Sun Mirror would be the "preincarnation" of Cohen).
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 Cohen the Barbarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Interesting Times Cohen became Emperor of the Agatean Empire, having conquered it with his Silver Horde of eight other elderly barbarians.
This was intended to be a sort of retirement plan, but it did not last and Cohen and his chums abandoned the Empire in The Last Hero, in which Cohen decides to express his displeasure with the modern world by "returning fire to the gods".
She was last seen in an amorous relation with Nijel the Destroyer.
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 Agatean Empire -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the (Click link for more info and facts about Counterweight Continent) Counterweight Continent of (Click link for more info and facts about Terry Pratchett) Terry Pratchett's (Click link for more info and facts about Discworld) Discworld.
It is similar to feudal (A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building) Japan or Imperial China, most obviously in the vast wall that surrounds it, and the belief that anyone from outside the Empire must be an invisible vampire ghost.
It was felt by many of the peasantry that he was the (A second or new birth) reincarnation of One Sun Mirror (or rather, due to the complexities of Agatean belief, that One Sun Mirror would be the "preincarnation" of Cohen).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ag/agatean_empire.htm   (390 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: List of fictional rulers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Star Trek universe, Gorkon (David Warner) was the Chancellor of the Klingon Empire and leader of its High Council in the late 23rd Century until his assassination in 2293.
An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm.
The Padishah Empire is a fictional government in the Dune universe of author Frank Herbert.
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 Definition of elamite empire
The empire during that period served as a bulwark against Mu...
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The empire was taken over by his son [[Miran Shah]], but he...
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 Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There is revolt afoot in the Agatean Empire, but because everyone is so polite, adhering to strict social rules, revolutionary slogans are reduced to chants such as "Extra Luck to the People's Endeavor!" Consequently, things are a bit stalled.
Naturally, Lord Hong's plan to take over the Empire is perfect except for one tiny detail: he didn't reckon on Rincewind and his remarkable genius for landing on his feet -- well, more or less, and often in the middle of literal or figurative unpleasant substances, but on his feet nonetheless.
Rincewind is kept running on a wild and breathless chase from Red Army to Silver Horde to the Imperial Palace -- with a few prison stops in between -- until yet another entirely unintentional discovery turns the tables on Lord Hong.
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 The National Turtle Exquisitor
However, the extra assistance was not necessary, since the XXXX navy took a sailabout to the Land of Fog.
An interesting triangle developed turnwise of Agatea between the Empire, the clans of the Oggs, and Klatch, as the ocean and islands rimwards of the Oggish lands were hotly contested.
In returning to the Hubwards Turnwise Ocean, he was forced to oust invading Klatchians sneaking in from the Pseudopolitan Sea.
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 Counterweight Continent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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It is (roughly) comma-esque in shape, and the tip of the comma extends all the way up to the ice cap at the Hub.
The Counterweight Continent is home to the large and extremely rich Agatean Empire, which more or less leaves the rest of the Disc alone.
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 Twoflower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He comes from the overseas Agatean Empire on the Counterweight Continent where he works at an insurance company and is the first tourist ever the Discworld.
His adventures begin when he decides to the city of Ankh-Morpork where he meets the inept wizard Rincewind whom he hires as a guide.
He was last seen as Grand Vizier the Empire under Emperor Cohen.
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 Books:Synopses:Interesting Times
Lord Vetinari tells him that the Agatean Empire is very powerful and very rich (containing the majority of the world's gold) and so he had better find a great wizard and send him there immediately...
The people of the Empire are led to believe that the outside world is merely a windswept plain filled with vampires and ghosts.
She tells him of an old legend, about how the first empire founded the country by means of a huge Red Army of giants, led by a Great Wizard.
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 Interesting Times - Quixmart.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
(and his sons Terror and Panic, and daughter Clancy) The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoll, brought about by the revolutionary...
The Discworld's most inept wizard has been sent to the oppressive Agatean Empire to help overthrow the Emperor.
The oldest empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise "What I Did on My Holidays".
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 List of fictional rulers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unnamed Agatean Emperor (an idealistic boy) - The Colour of Magic and Mort novels
Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV (Official title: Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe) from the Dune novel by Frank Herbert.
Emperor(s) of the Empire of Man (Throne of Man novels) and Emperor(s) of the Imperium of Man (Warhammer 40,000)
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 Sleeter/Gelmir's Discworld Pages
To protect the interests and the citizens of the Agatean Empire's only Sea Port the Sun Emperor created a legion of crack warriors known as the Imperial Guard.
These skilled, fierce and determined troops patrol the walled city of Bes Pelargic ready to stomp on the fingers of the terminally inquisitive and to reinforce the belief that to be a citizen in the Agatean Empire is to be the most fortunate of mortals.
This shining example of the graceful style and incredible wealth of the Empire is located on the east side of Bes Pelargic, at the northeast end of, fittingly, Palace Approach.
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 The Couterweight Continent!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To escape the stench of the Forbidden City in the hot summer, the Agatean Empire's nobility move to Bes Pelargic's Imperial District.
Reports from intrepid explorers and immigrants suggest that an age of enlightenment is arriving in the Empire, and that the first tourists will be welcomed early in the new millenium.
Hung-hung is the Empire's capital, though, and therefore the place where the age-old traditions are most uptight, so don't expect everyone to welcome you.
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 Just another brick in the tax retention barrier? | Samizdata.net
And while those Roman legionaries from Aswan, in Egypt, kept themselves warm in the watchtowers, perhaps quite a contingent of hairy-armed Picts could have swarmed over a remote part of the wall, in the dark, and then made their way south to rape and pillage, just as they do in modern-day Carlisle, today.
The Wall was expanded considerably by the Ming Dynasty, which began in the late 14th century after the collapse of the Mongolian empire.
It was indeed intended as a defensive structure to guard the heart of the Chinese empire.
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 TerryPratchettBooks.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary.
Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler.
And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue.
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 Apolyton Civilization Forums > Civilization II > Scenario League / Civ2-Creation > Looking for some help on a ...
The merchants can only be found inside and in the squares surrounding Ankh-Morpork, and destroying them costs 150 gold to the civ that does it, representing all the money the enemy army spent before coming to their senses and killing the merchants.
Located far away on another continent, the Agatean Empire is immensly wealthy, much due to the plentiful Sapient Pearwood resources within their territory, and their inherent Agatean Wealth wonder (equivalent to Adam Smith's).
They have no contact with the other continents or civs at first, but they are the only civ to have the Tourist (acts as a spy) and the Luggage (acts as a freight) units.
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 Articles - Ankh-Morpork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At one point it had an empire, similar to the Roman Empire, that covered half the continent including the neighbouring country of Klatch.
The empire was largely the creation of General Tacticus (an obvious play on words), the greatest military mind in history.
As king he decided that the greatest threat to Genua was the Empire, and declared war on it.
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 The Discworld Timeline : The Timeline
A law requiring all citizens to practice archery for at least an hour a week is passed in A-M. One of Lady Sybil's ancestors cuts off a Klatchian's head and brings it home on a pole.
Cruces is a tutor at the Assassins Guild.
Last pointless Albatross from Agatean Empire arrives at A-M. Vetinari appears to be Patrician at the time.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the Empire had been in unchanged existence for thousands of years, courtesy and a respect for protocol were part of its very fabric, and by the sound of it the revolutionaries had yet to master the art of impolite slogans.
If you lived in the Empire then you learned how to make soup out of pig squeals and swallow spit because that's how it was done, and you were bullied by soldiers all the time because that was how the world worked.
The Agatean word for foreigner is the same as the word for ghost, and only one brush stroke away from the word for victim.
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 The L-Space Web: Analysis
It'll start to make sense.) The Agatean Empire is the Discworld equivalent of the East - there are elements of Japanese-style culture, but it is mainly a play on China.
The Red Army's immediate goal is to bring down the Empire for the sake of the people; the laws are harsh and arbitrary, and the Empire rules not only through punishment, but through fear.
The Army's belief that the country will be better off under new rule is genuine, but there are a couple of exchanges that indicate that some members have other things on their minds.
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 Interesting Times (Discworld S.) - RadioDirectory.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rincewind the "Wizzard" is sent to the Agatean Empire (Discworld's equivalent of Medieval China) and once again gets caught in one of them things he hates so much, in an adventure.
In this novel, Rincewind, the hapless wizard from Unseen University in Ankh Morpork, is summoned back from his desert island only to be sent on a mission to the Agatean Empire.
I think the first 50-100 pages are the best, purely from the point of view that Rincewind has just been given the chance to repopulate an entire race with three stunning Amazonian warrior princesses, before he is whisked off to Ankh Morpork by Hex and the wizards.
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 Amazon.com: Interesting Times (Discworld, Book 17): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the Agatean Empire requests the Great Wizzard, Lord Vetinari of Ankh-Morpork sends a pathetically inept wizard named Rincewind 6000 miles away to the Counterweight Continent to intercede.
When you hear a man shouting "Forward, brave comrades!" you'll see he's the one behind the bloody big rock and the one wearing the only really arrow-proof helmet!" It may not be the most profound thought in the world but it is certainly one that bears repeating.
Rincewind isn't a tourist in the Agatean Empire, as Twoflower was in Ankh Morpork.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Interesting Times (Discworld S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From Ankh Morpork, he arrives at the Agatean Empire on the Counterweight Continent, cushioned by a snowbank.
He can maintain a balance between a reflection of ancient and modern China [sorry, Agatean Empire], bring forth a string of fascinating personalities and turn an impossible situation into reality without missing a beat.
At the same time we are given a dose of chaos theory, familiar images of today's world politics and some philosophical images of the universality of human nature.
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 Vaal Triangle Info Encylopedia - Interesting_Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork is sent a letter from the Agatean Empire on the Counterweight Continent (by albatross mail) commanding him to "send us the Great Wizzard".
The wizards of Unseen University, after some discussion, eventually realise the spelling of Wizzard can refer to only one man - Rincewind.
Later, Rincewind discovers that this book was written by none other than his travelling companion from his first two novels - Twoflower the Tourist.
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 Interesting Times
The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on My Holidays.
It takes place in the Agatean Empire where a certain book is causing a political uprising, but in the nicest kind of way.
They don't want to offend with their slogans, making it smirkingly funny every time a poster slogan is quoted.
mabarlow.tripod.com /books/interesting_times.htm   (219 words)

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