Shamlegger Street Rude Boys
Value: 180,000 gp
||Block, Mighty Blow, Piling On, Tackle, Juggernaut, Dauntless
-- Shamlegger Street Rude Boys has retired --.
Lord Vetinari's genius political thinking and his running of the city can be summed up by his belief that what people wish for most is not good government, or even justice, but merely for things to stay the same; the Vetinari family motto is, after all, Si non confectus, non reficiat (If it ain't broke, don't fix it). This does not mean that there are absolutely no changes, however; things that don't work are fixed very quickly, even if it does not look like they are at first. In Soul Music, Mr. Clete expresses a belief that "things that didn't work ... got broken." Perhaps in conjunction with this, Vetinari has an interest in keeping things in smooth, simple working order. This has led to one particular mandate against baseless metaphor. Knowing the literal-mindedness of the average Ankh-Morporkian, he has directed that anything mentioned in literature, advertising, business, etc. must have a basis in reality. This along with the Disc's unique hold on reality has resulted in a few oddities, such as the "pork futures" warehouse described in Men At Arms.