Mort Persons – Chronologic

The list below gives you virtually all the characters in the Discworld novel Mort. It even includes a few whose names are not given in full in this book. I kept them in the list for completeness. You can find the alphabetic listing of the same folks here.

An Archchancellor of Unseen University is mentioned only by that title. Since it’s unclear which wizard is meant, I haven’t included him in the list.

Death – An anthrpomorphic personification comprised of a skeleton, covered in a black robe, and holding a scythe (or a sword, for kings). He communicates in CAPTIAL LETTERS without the quotation marks.

Great A’Tuin – He or she is the turtle who moves through space in the Discworld universe. On his or her back are 4 elephants. On the backs of the elephants rests the Disc itself.

Mort (Mortimer) – A main character of the book of the same name – Mort, not Boy.

Lezek – Father of Mort. Mostly responsible for apprenticing his son to Death.

Hamesh (var. Hemesh) – Brother of Lezek and therefore uncle of Mort. Put ideas about apprenticeship into Lezek’s head.

Ly Tin Wheedle – A famous philosopher. I’m certain his name means something, but I don’t know what.

Ysabell – Adopted daughter of Death. It’s complicated. Eventually marries Mort. (If you don’t like spoilers, skip the previous sentence.)

Alberto Malich the Wise (Albert) – Founder of Unseen University. “Wise” may just be an honorarium. Death’s housekeeper.

Binky – Death’s white (pale) horse, revealing the serendipitous side of Death.

Ice Giants – Pests to the gods in Dunmanifestin. Giants can be that way.

King Olerve the Bastard – His death, at the command of the Duke of Sto Helit, is the first witnessed by the apprenticed Mort.

Duke of Sto Helit (the older) – Responsible for the death of his cousin, the king (Olerve) of Sto Lat.

Pilgarlic – One of three Shades robbers who fails to steal from Mort.

Goodie Ammeline Hamstring – A witch, one of Mort’s first “customers”.

Abbott Lobsang – The reincarnate Listener, (re)born 53…or 54…times.

Princess Keli (Queen Kelirehenna I) – Thanks to Mort, she didn’t die when she was supposed to. The cause of several existential problems in Mort.

Offler – The Crocodile God who has difficulty with speech due to his fang-like teeth – not unlike the speaking problems encountered by all crocodiles.

Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.

Igneous Cutwell – DM (Unseen), Marster of the Infinit, Illuminartus, Wyzard to Princes, Gardian of the Sacred Portalls. Next door neighbor of Mrs. Nugent.

Mrs. Nugent – Next door neighbor of Igneous Cutwell. Sometimes helps around his house.

Granny Weatherwax – The head witch (among equals), especially in Bad Ass country. Given name: Esmerelda. Esme, for short, but only to her closest friends.

Granny Beedle – Friend of Goodie Hamstring. Will care for her cat.

Gammer Nutley – Friend of Goodie Hamstring. Will care for her pink marble washstand.

Listeners, The – Monks who are trying to work out what the Creator said when He made the universe.

King Artorollo – A king of Ankh when Albert was really alive the first time.

Lord of the Privy Closet – A servant of Princess Keli. Exact duties undisclosed.

Yeoman of the Pantry – A servant of Princess Keli. No one really knows what any yeoman does.

Lady of the Small Hexagonal Room in the North Turret – A servant of Princess Keli. We don’t ask. We wonder, but we don’t ask.

Moghedron – Wine butler to Princess Keli. Little is known of him, which is probably for the best.

Ronron “Revelation Joe” Shuwadhi – Klatchian mystic who created the first Discworld pizza. (I’m not making this up, folks.)

Mellius and Gretelina – The Disc’s greatest lovers, despite being born 200 years apart on different continents.

St. George – The dragon killer. Mentioned in connection with Mort’s affinity for scumble.

Terpsic Mims – An angler who went fishing on the Hakrull River near Death one day. Death saved his life.

Mrs. Gwladys Mims – Terpsic’s five-miles-away wife.

Lord Rodley – Duke of Quirm. Heir to the Quirm Estates. Did the Serpent Dance with Death (et al).

Queen Ezeriel – Of Klatch. Died smelling like yoghurt when she sat on a snake. Admired by Princess Keli.

Cripple Wa – An associate of Blind Hugh. Both of them report to Ymor. Runs a floating crap game.

Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.

Hummock M’guk – One of several who played Wa’s crap game with Death.

Mr. Liona Keeble – Ankh-Morporkian who invented the profession of job broker. Finds a new job for Death.

Catroaster – Philosopher. Pronounced either cat-roaster or, more likely, cat-ro-aster.

Sham Harga – Proprietor of Harga’s House of Ribs. Down by the docks.

Chancellor (of Sto Lat) – Likes fireworks.

Heavenly Guard – Tough guys who served the Emperor and Vizier of the Agatean Empire.

Nine Turning Mirrors – Grand Vizier of the Agatean Empire. As Vizier, he is, of course, in control of everything within the empire.

Emperor One Sun Mirror – Of the Agatean Empire. Wisely didn’t trust his Vizier.

Black Celestial Dragon of Fire – Expected by the Nine Turning Mirrors upon his death. The dragon was a no-show.

Rincewind – A seemingly minor wizard who plays a major role in several Discworld novels. He is extremely good at running away.

(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.

Lord Nelson – Of the roundworld column.

King Zetesphut – Apparently holds a heavenly court for concubines. Details are sketchy.

Fate – One of the game-playing gods in Dunmanifestin.

Destiny – The god with whom Night had an appointment.

Sek – The Seven-Handed god of the Temple of the Seven-Handed Sek.

Hoki – God of practical jokes. Banished from Dunmanifestin.

Steikhegel – God of isolated cow byres. (I’m still not making this up. I can tell you that a byre is a cowshed.)

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Mort Persons - Chronologic
Chronological listing of the persons in Mort.
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