He was deposed for a time in favour of a pretender king and subsequently a summoned dragon (Guards! C'est vraiment du latin ? He sits on a plain wooden chair at the feet of the Golden Throne of Ankh (much like the Steward of Gondor in The Lord of the Rings). Thanks to an unusual will and Topsy's contempt for her in-laws; the rest of the Lavish family, Mr. Fusspot is formally and legally the current Chairman. The Assassins' Guild no longer accepts contracts on the Patrician – he is the only person besides Samuel Vimes to have been taken off the register. Si non confectus non reficiat. Usage Frequency: 1 He has found great pleasure in the work of 'The Blind Letter Office' at the Post Office, helping to decipher the nigh-illegible gibberish that some of Ankh-Morpork's less educated citizenry address their letters with – for example working out casually that 'Duzbuns Hopsit pfarmarrsc' equals 'K. In Going Postal, while Vetinari could have ordered an investigation of the Grand Trunk company and their financial endeavours at any time, he did not do so until public opinion allowed it, and only then did he proclaim his right as a "tyrant" to launch such an inquiry. Vetinari banned all mime performances from Ankh-Morpork shortly after taking power. Characteristically, he had caught-on to the ploy, but continued to fake both the symptoms and the evidence of it until the City Watch found out, cutting up the candle to give the impression that it had been burning all night, thus exposing the conspiracy behind the method. Vetinari's rule over the city seems to be cemented by the general acknowledgement that very little goes on in the city that Vetinari does not know about. Si non confectus non reficiat: 2 ships destroyed and 56 ships lost. They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. He is known to always be in his office at very late (or perhaps early) hours, apparently just coinciding with when someone wishes to see him and he wishes to see them. Vetinari appeared in full Assassin regalia, which Winder regarded as something out of a nightmare. [1] In the novel Making Money, it is shown that Wuffles has, at some recent point, died; reinforcing Vetinari's affection for the dog is the rumor that every week he makes a short (and via a different path) walk to Wuffles' small grave in the palace grounds, every time leaving a dog biscuit, though this may be entirely untrue, or may simply be done to add a layer of apparent human weakness to those seeking one. Vetinari graduated from the Guild with exceptional marks, scoring disconcertingly high in attention to detail. Thus, when a visitor stands in audience with the Patrician, they can be assured that Vetinari knows exactly why they're there, even if the visitor does not. Guards!, Moving Pictures, Reaper Man, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, Interesting Times, Soul Music, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, The Last Hero, Going Postal, Thud!, Making Money, Unseen Academicals, Snuff and Raising Steam. He apparently requires so little sleep and gets up so early that going to bed is merely an excuse to change his clothes ("He has a bedroom. He is 'arrested' by his own Commander of the Watch (Samuel Vimes) for attempted murder, and spends part of the book incarcerated (although it is implied that this was done to keep Vetinari safe until the ultimate culprit was found, Commander Vimes suspecting something suspicious about the entire scenario), feigning unconsciousness throughout the main events, only to 'come to' once the mystery was solved. The rats are loyal to him because he provided them with military advice that, after a conflict with the snakes and scorpions that also inhabited the dungeons, allowed them to become the dominant vermin of the palace. Ca veut dire quoi ? There has been concern over the quality of Vetinari's care of the dog, though no one wishes to risk raising the issue with him. et caput Ephraim Samaria et caput Samariae filius Romeliae si non credideritis non permanebiti. VLC media player version 3.0 was given the codename Vetinari. Vetinari has encouraged the growth of the Guilds and public services. Vetinari also made it clear to them that he knew everything about them, right down to where their wives had their hair done, and where their children played. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Last Update: 2017-12-24 Lord Havelock Vetinari, Lord Patrician (Primus inter pares) of the city-state of Ankh-Morpork, is a fictional character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, a series of forty-one books describing a parallel universe whose main world has reflections of our Earth. More recently, he has put into place Moist von Lipwig, who revamps the postal service without costing the taxpayers anything (Going Postal). The men employed for this job are successful in 'translating' five addresses out of every six, and view Vetinari's casual skill at it with something approaching awe. Morporkians are in no doubt that Vetinari is firmly in charge of the city; the political system of Ankh-Morpork is described as "One Man, One Vote," in which Vetinari alone is the Man, and he has the Vote. that Vetinari can communicate with the palace rats.