Owlswick Jenkins

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Owlswick Jenkins
Name Owlswick Jenkins
Race Human
Occupation Artist / forger
Physical appearance Wispy beard
Residence Short Alley
Death Possibly died, possibly working for Vetinari.
Marital Status
Books Making Money

A brilliant and precise artist, Owlswick Jenkins was arrested for forgery of stamps. He appears not entirely sane, but this helps him be extremely good at his work. He was saved from the gallows by Moist von Lipwig to work on the new Paper Money under the name of Owlswick Clamp. During which time an igor replaced his mind with the mind of a turnip until Moist forced him to change it back.

Owlswick lived and worked in Short Alley until his capture and then employment at the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork.

Currently, he is officially missing-presumed-dead but it is hinted that an angel came for him and he's probably happily alive and working for Vetinari in a similar situation to Leonard of Quirm.

The new name proposed for Owlswick, Exorbit, seems to suggest the xor bit-wise operation used in computer programming to test for certain conditions. Sir Terry worked for a while with a Sinclair computer in the early ‘80s to control devices about the house, an application where he might well have used the xor command. One can’t help wondering…