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Chrysoprase is the local godfather (or "Ton") of the Breccia Troll organised crime family and owns the Troll hotel known as the Gritz and the Cavern nightclub.  He takes his name from an apple-green variety of chalcedony containing nickel, used as a gemstone, an appropriate name for such a polished smooth talking, suit wearing Troll who is obviously more at home in Ankh-Morpork than most Trolls. His understanding of civilised behaviour is that violence is barbaric, but paying other people to do it is business. He also wears diamond jewellery, apparently made from the teeth of Trolls who moved against him (an allusion to Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby, who wears "ivory" cufflinks made from human molars). He considers himself a fine example of a Troll achieving great success in a foreign culture and is the head of the Silicon Anti-Defamation League, which seeks to raise the issue of discrimination against Trolls by humans and Dwarfs in Ankh-Morpork. He is first mentioned in Wyrd Sisters (as "Chrystoprase"), and appears in Soul Music and Thud!. The Light Fantastic briefly features a troll called Krysoprase, who was confirmed to be the same character in The Discworld Companion (it was attributed to the fact that trolls are terrible spellers).

Chrysoprase is very impressed that Commander Vimes is honest and can't be bribed - after all, corrupt coppers could be bribed by anybody, including criminals. Corrupt coppers demand a cut. And corrupt coppers are unreliable. Corrupt coppers are, frankly, bad for business. He's a real Community Leader, is Chrysoprase.

Chrysoprase also claims to have gotten out of the Troll drug business - Slab was one thing, but the new drugs coming in are killing Troll kids, and who wants to kill their customers? No, most of the Trollish drug dealers nowadays are humans, pushing hard drugs that make Trolls violent and dangerous and then dead, which is bad for business, and Chrysoprase is always happy to report human dealers, just like an honest citizen would.

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