The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men

The Nac Mac Feegle theme song, if they have one.

Nac Mac Feegle wae hae! Nae Quin! Nae Department Head! Wee Free Agents!

There is a clan of Nac Mac Feegle in PPC HQ. What more do you need to know?

Background Edit

The Nac Mac Feegle (a.k.a. the Wee Free Men, a.k.a. pictsies, a.k.a. 'the Defendants'...) are a rowdy, riotous, and rambunctious species from the Discworld. They resemble nothing more than six-inch tall, woad-covered Scottish tribesmen – at least, if you consider Scots to be drunken parody stereotypes of themselves. Think William 'Mel Gibson' Wallace after a few gallons of beer, and you're in the right sort of place.[1]

The Nac Mac Feegle either rebelled against, or were kicked out of Fairyland for being drunk and disorderly by, a Queen of the Fairies. They live in clans consisting of hundreds of brothers and a single mother, the kelda (also known as 'the only one capable of logical thought'). They are incredibly strong; it takes four of them to carry away a cow (one to each foot).[1]

Among their many abilities, quirks, and frankly illegal activities, Nac Mac Feegle have an innate ability to move between universes – any universes – by way of 'the crawstep'. Visually, this consists of sticking one foot out in front of themselves, wiggling it a bit, and then stepping into another dimension. It is, they claim, 'all in the ankle'.[1]

In the PPC Edit

In late 2004, Alec Troven recruited a clan of Nac Mac Feegles to the PPC.[2] He initially took some responsibility for them,[3] but appears to have rapidly left them to their own devices. A couple months later, one of the Feegles got 'attacked' by Kippur's pet kitten.[4]

They were still around, and still drunk, two years later, when they stampeded over Agent Dafydd Illian.[5]

They live in the Courtyard and regard themselves as defenders of Headquarters, or at least of the other residents of the Courtyard, or at least of those that don't have big, pointy teeth with which to protect themselves.[6] Nac Mac Feegle wae hae!

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Discworld Wikia: 'Nac Mac Feegle'
  2. Alec's Journal by Kippur, Oct 3, 2004
  3. Alec's Journal by Kippur, Oct 4, 2006
  4. Kippur's writing journal, Dec 29, 2004
  5. 'legolas' by Huinesoron, Oct 1, 2005
  6. 'Driftwood: Courtyard Life' by Huinesoron, Sep 12, 2018
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