when your bff is an over-competitive vampire ya gotta put up with a lot of shit…
idk vetinari having a thing with grace speaker just seems too…obvious?? makes much more sense that margolotta is treating grace to a lavish sexy vampire dating lifestyle in return for crossword tips so she can kick vetinari’s ass every week.
the thing about the glorious people’s republic of treacle mine road is that havelock vetinari was a kid.
he’s cunning and clever and self-possessed even at that young age, but still, he must have been so excited! they were planning a revolution. they were going to change the future of the city. and he was going to be the assassin that delivered the final blow. at the time, he was not the kind of person to think cynically, “well, revolutions, they always come back ‘round again.”
except when snapcase became in change, the first thing he did was… well, you know the story.
i wonder how much of vetinari’s political philosophy was formed right then and there?
in the fifth elephant, it’s hinted that vetinari first met lady margolotta just after graduating from the assassin’s guild. so imagine some other 25th of may, several years after the first one, a while into the rule of lord snapcase — imagine a young vetinari sitting at a dinner table in uberwald with lady margolotta, telling her about john keel and the barricades and how he leapt into battle with a sprig of lilac held between his teeth.
imagine margolotta asking, “have you considered what would have happened if the revolution had put someone else in charge? chosen a different figurehead?”
imagine him saying no, no more figureheads, no more hidden centers of power, because that’s how they got into this mess in the first place. imagine him pausing to think, and then saying, “they say if you want a job done right…”
…you have to do it yourself.
remember that vetinari has never been much for dramatically flaunting his power in the open. he might have been quite happy to let someone else hold the title of patrician while he used his influence quietly behind the scenes.
but i think the glorious people’s republic of treacle mine road is the reason vetinari is patrician.
So when I first played Dishonored, I thought Corvo was supposed to be this super awkward guy. The silent protagonist thing didn’t help, nor did the fact that he’s ok with wandering around in a skull mask even where/when he doesn’t need to. Plus, the only people that seemed to like him before his wrongful accusation was the empress and Emily.
…Then I played Dishonored 2 and that kind of… blew my head canon out of the water, but I still wanted to draw this
There is this talk between Vimes and Vetinari which is FULL of touching moments and ITS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL
“What would you do if I asked you an outright question, Vimes?”
“I’d tell you a downright lie, sir.”
“Then I will not do so,” said Vetinari, smiling faintly.
HE IS SMILING
Then they proceed to communicate through Looks which is
He gave Vetinari a look that said: If you take this any further, I will have to lie.
Vetinari returned one that said: I know.
“You yourself are not too badly injured?” the Patrician said aloud.
“Just a few scratches, sir,” said Vimes.
Vetinari gave him a look that said: Broken ribs, I’m certain of it.
Vimes returned one that said: Nothing.
And then Vetinari throws compliments at him left and right like “Sam Vimes once arrested a dragon. Sam Vimes once arrested two armies to stop a war. Sam Vimes once arrested ME. He is an arresting fellow. Sam Vimes cannot be bribed, cannot be corrupted, he keeps digging until he has the truth!”
Vimes is like ??
And Vetinari: “… that’s what the people out there are saying. This is why you need to find the murderer.”
Like, sure, Havelock.
It just becomes beautifully clear that Vetinari, in a way, ADMIRES Vimes. Definitely respects him.
Made even clearer by the next part:
“But if his death can be turned into a casus belli-” here Lord Vetinari looked at Vimes’s sleepy eyes and went on, “-that is, to a reason for war, then suddenly he is the most important dwarf in the world. When did you last get some proper sleep, Vimes?”
Vimes muttered something about ‘not long ago.’
“Go and have some more. And then find me the murderer. Quickly. Good day to you.”
Vetinari KNOWS Vimes can translate casus belli. But he sees that the man is dead on his feet and TRANSLATES IT out of CONSIDERATION
And then he is worried that he isn’t getting enough SLEEP
I CANT DEAL WITH THIS
Every scene these two have together is BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL
AND THIS ONE JUST KILLED ME
(look at me, i typed practically the whole scene here lmfao
But literally all of it is SO! IMPORTANT!
I just need to have it on my blog I NEED EVERYONE TO SEE IT
LOOK! LOOK AT THEM!!!)