Deccan Ribobe

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Deccan Ribobe
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Name Deccan Ribobe
Race Human
Age unknown (elderly)
Occupation High Priest
Physical appearance
Residence Holy Wood
Death 1985 UC (Autumn)
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Cameos Moving Pictures


Deccan Ribobe was the last High Priest of the Boke of the Filme in Holy Wood. He lived in a crude driftwood hut on the beach, by the now buried Door keeping the fire lit and chanting three times a day to keep the Holy Wood Guardian awake. As the last Keeper Of The Door, he learned the ways from previous priest Tento (who had learned from Meggelin), but was so busy with the rituals that he could not find and train a successor. He had always hoped that one day some young adventure would come along, or someone would be shipwrecked and then he could explain to the about the chanting and the fire, and pass his duty onto a successor as it had been passed on to him.

Fisherman from the next bay would bring him fish to eat, but didn't stick around. Deccan did find time to chronicle his daily activities in the book, even if it did read in a mindlessly repetitive fashion.

One morning Deccan Ribobe failed to wake up, and after Death had come to claim him, sand started to trickle slowly away from the door, and the magic of Holy Wood to leak out into the Discworld.

His body was later found by Victor Tugelbend as was the book, which Victor and Gaspode used to help them unravel the dark secret of Holy Wood.