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Rincewind once drew the Death card four or five times in succession. He wasn't surprised. However, the woman reading his cards was, as there should only be one Death in every pack. (ref.The Light Fantastic)
Caroc is not organized in exactly the same way as a normal 78 card Roundworld Tarot deck. It has a Major Arcana (trump cards) and eight suits, different to our four suits. There are Elephants, Turtles, Octograms, Coins, Crowns, Swords, Cups and Sceptres. Each Minor suit goes in this order: Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Knave, Knight, Queen, King.
Other known Caroc cards:
- Importance of Washing the Hands from The Light Fantastic
- Eight of Octograms from The Light Fantastic
- Dome of the Sky from The Light Fantastic
- Pool of Night from The Light Fantastic
- Four of Elephants, referencing Giant elephants from The Light Fantastic
- Ace of Turtles, referencing Great A'Tuin from The Light Fantastic
- Death, referencing Death from The Light Fantastic and Mort
- Star from The Light Fantastic
- Moon from Lords and Ladies
- The Ruler, an image of which can be seen in the Discworld Companion.
- The Ace of Wands from Wintersmith
The Roundworld Tarot deck has the Minor Arcana suits of Pentacles (Octagrams?), Cups, Swords and Wands (Sceptres?). The Major Arcana does include the Moon, Death, and the Star. The Importance of Washing the Hands is clearly a parody of the 'muse' tarot cards of Justice, Temperance, Strength and Judgement.
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