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Ankh-Morpork - The Big Wahoonie


Ankh-Morpork, jewel* of cities, nestles in the heart of the Sto Plains a number of miles upstream from the estuary on the River Ankh. It is actually two cities, proud Ankh and pestilential Morpork, connected by many bridges, the most famous of which is the Brass Bridge**. Ankh-Morpork houses the headquarters of most, though not all, of the Discworld guilds, and is the centre of commerce for the Sto Plains and the Circle Sea, attracting merchants from far and wide. Not surprisingly, therefore, as a seeker of adventure, you have found yourself at this great city*** and no doubt you will find yourself here again many more times in your quest for fame and fortune.

Ankh-Morpork is too big to show on a simple map, so go and buy a copy of "The Alpha to Omega Map of Ankh-Morpork" in which most of the streets and alleys have their own map showing connections with other roads and buildings of interest.

Or you could invest in a copy of "The Streets of Ankh-Morpork" by Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett and see the original.

* Okay, so it's a carbuncle.

** With eight heraldic hippopotami facing seaward; according to legend, should danger ever threaten the city, they will run away.

*** There's a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it's wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people just walk along them the wrong way.