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Gancia, along with Weems and others, was one of the bog-standard villains who were all that Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan could scrape together at very short notice, when commissioned by the wizards to go forth and capture Rincewind, Twoflower, and the Luggage.

Whilst prisoners in a very convenient cave that turned out to be the inside of a very big troll's mouth, Gancia tried to force the Luggage to give up its gold. By kicking it. He then developed a terminal case of greed, having seen the golden bait the Luggage obligingly hung out for him.

In the general commotion caused by the troll, on whose tongue a fire has just been lit, waking up and wondering about the case of foul-tasting birdcage mouth he'd developed, the Luggage then ate Gancia, a fact not lost on the hapless Weems. All these hi-jinks involving Trolls, Cohen, and Rincewind, and a hungry Luggage, happen in The Light Fantastic