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"who do they race" - [[Brazeneck College]]?
  
The '''Apocralypse''' is the end of the [[Discworld (world)|world]], so named because it is an ''apocryphal apocalypse'', nobody is sure when it will happen, how it will happen, and whether it will happen in the here-and-now sense. The Tea-Time of the Gods, when the [[Ice Giants]] will march against them for the last time, probably without even giving them the lawnmower back first. The End of the Disc, when the [[Four Horsemen]] ([[Death|DEATH]], [[War|WAR]], [[Famine|FAMINE]] and [[Pestilence|PESTILENCE]]) will ride forth. In the older Books of Omnianism, there is also an Angel clothèd all in white with an iron book who presides over the event, and such an angel has come into existence, and has been waiting for this event for centuries. However, by the time the event occurred, he was dismissed as an allegory for something that had already happened.  This knowledge had no discernible effect.
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Nowadays, aye, but which institution would Ridcully have raced fifty-plus years ago? --[[User:Knmatt|Knmatt]] 15:08, 6 December 2007 (CET)
  
The Apocralypse has almost-happened in ''[[Book:The Light Fantastic|The Light Fantastic]]'', ''[[Book:Sourcery|Sourcery]]'' (thanks in no small part to [[Rincewind]]) and ''[[Book:Thief of Time|Thief of Time]]''. Almost. Somehow the events turned around. In Thief of Time, Kaos, the Fifth Horseman also rode, though the Ice Giants went unmentioned.
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:The [[Krull]]ian wizards, perhaps? (If there was any link between a Krullian university and UU). Or maybe Unki, QIS, or Chubb, if they were around back then (as they are only mentioned as places where Bengo Macarona went). Or maybe just the other guilds or even the city... the wizards and guilds used to play football, so why not rowing as well? [[User:TC01|TC01]] 19:53, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
  
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Yes, I think a Town and Gown race would have attracted enormous interest. --[[User:Knmatt|Knmatt]] 20:10, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
The [[Roundworld]] reference, of course is to the [[wikipedia:Apocalypse|The '''Apocalypse''']] (no 'r'!), the force of man's destruction described in the Christian Bible in chapter six of the Book of Revelation, the Original Greek Αποκαλυψις Ιωαννου (Apokalupsis Iōannou), "Revelation Of John". The four horsemen in this account are traditionally named after the powers they represent: War, Famine, Conquest, and Death. However, this is slightly at odds with the conventional interpretation of the Bible, which actually only directly names the fourth: "Death".
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Perhaps there were even local public teams. Again, no evidence, but there is no reason against it. Perhaps they stopped as the Ankh got more dangerous to race on (presumably it got more polluted as Ankh-Morpork grew. --[[User:Confusion|Confusion]] ([[User talk:Confusion|talk]]) 07:58, 1 January 2014 (GMT)
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"who do they race" - Brazeneck College?

Nowadays, aye, but which institution would Ridcully have raced fifty-plus years ago? --Knmatt 15:08, 6 December 2007 (CET)

The Krullian wizards, perhaps? (If there was any link between a Krullian university and UU). Or maybe Unki, QIS, or Chubb, if they were around back then (as they are only mentioned as places where Bengo Macarona went). Or maybe just the other guilds or even the city... the wizards and guilds used to play football, so why not rowing as well? TC01 19:53, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I think a Town and Gown race would have attracted enormous interest. --Knmatt 20:10, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps there were even local public teams. Again, no evidence, but there is no reason against it. Perhaps they stopped as the Ankh got more dangerous to race on (presumably it got more polluted as Ankh-Morpork grew. --Confusion (talk) 07:58, 1 January 2014 (GMT)