Most of the important things in Thief of Time are relatively strange. You’ll be forgiven if you don’t understand everything in this chronological list of them without reading the book first. See the alphabetical list here.
First Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised – “In the cup of the hand there is no past, no future. There is only now.” It’s actually surprisingly hard to argue with that.
Hershebean Lawyer Beetle – Has a very consistent daily routine. Jeremy / Lobsang owned one.
Invar – Worth more than its weight in gold. Lady LeJean offered to provide some to Jeremy. (Invar is actually a thing in the roundworld too.)
Grim Fairy Tales – Includes the tale of the Glass Clock.
Life of Wen the Eternally Surprised, The – “The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.” Surprised?
Turnball Mk3 Micro-lathe – The fancy kind. Jeremy owned one.
Wheelbright’s Gravity Escapement – Made as much sense as Jeremy’s dream of the Glass Clock.
Fish Tail Escapement – The idea for its creation came to Wilframe Balderton after eating too much lobster.
Glass Clock – When finished, it shatters time. Some (like the Auditors) might think that’s not a bad idea.
Device of Erratic Balls – Lu-Tze intended to show it to Lobsang while at Oi Dong.
Mandala, The – Watched by the History Monks of Oi Dong because its colored sands show reality and dictate to them what to do.
Procrastinator – Invented by Wen the Eternally Surprised from the trunk of a wamwam tree. Used to store and move time on an as-needed basis.
Clong-clong – Serrated weapon found in the Tenth Djim of Oi Dong.
Uppsi – See clong-clong.
Ankh-Morpork Times, The – Newspaper started by William de Worde.
Almanack and Booke of Dayes – Found in Granny Weatherwax’s privy. She may have read it.
Books of History – Written by Wen the Eternally Surprised.
Second Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised – Describes Wen’s creation and testing of the first Procrastinator.
Secret Scroll of Wen – A love poem about Time. It was a good one.
Woman Holding Ferret – By Leonard of Quirm. Used as the basis for the creation of Lady LeJean, minus the flaws.
Twurp’s Peerage – A proper book that Magrat was fed up with the type of. Vimes considered it the guide to the criminal classes.
Almanac de Gothick – Uberwald version of Twurp’s Peerage.
Book of Om, The – Owned by Constable Visit. Five inches thick.
Prophecies of Tobrun – Apparently part of the Book of Om. Has not been considered official church dogma for a hundred years.
Soul Cake Eggs – Made of chocolate.
Convocation of Ee – Struck “Om Is in His Holy Temple” from the songbook as being incompatible with the ideals of modern Omnianism. Mightily Oats liked it anyway.