Death of a Selachii
The Thieves Guild
Motto: Acutus Id Verberat (Whip it quick)
The Thieves Guild or more correctly The Guild of Thieves, Cutpurses, Housebreakers and Allied Trades are responsible for all theft within Ankh Morpork. Many of the wealthier citizens pay them an annuity so that they will not be bothered for the year which is where the guild gets most of their wealth. Those unable to pay the premium can rest safe in the knowledge that they will only be robbed once a year (they are given a receipt as proof) and that they will not be greatly harmed during the theft. Members of the guild carry with them a licence which they must show at the point of theft, unlicensed thieves are dealt with by the guild swiftly and with impunity.