Talk:Book:The Colour of Magic/Annotations

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Grades of wizardry in Roundworld Magick:-

  • 1:- The Outer Order
  • Neophyte, 0=0;
  • Zelator, 1=10;
  • Theoricus, 2=9;
  • Practicus, 3=8;
  • Philosophus, 4=7
  • The Portal

There are three grades above the Portal which belong to the Inner Order.

  • The Abyss

The two highest grades are beyond the Abyss and the highest is

  • Ipsissimus - a grade senior Wizards on the Discworld have oft ascribed to themselves...

The sign by which the Zelator, the foot-soldier of wizardry, will announce himself so that others may recognise him is with the straight-armed Roman salute, the right arm raised into the air at a 45 degree angle with the open palm out. (Ie, the fascist salute of Mussolini and Hitler)

Funny what you discover when you're really researching for a Good Omens fanfic set in the 1930's...

--AgProv 16:19, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

An Appointment in Samarra

A similar conceit appears in the Babylonian Talmud, but is it older than the Arabic version, or are they just fishing from the same stream? --Old Dickens (talk) 03:51, 1 December 2013 (GMT)