Here are the souls you’ll find in Soul Music presented in chronological order – as they take the stage, as it were. To see them in alphabetical (a less interesting, though possibly more useful) order, click here.
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.
Mort (Mortimer) – A main character of the book of the same name – Mort, not Boy.
Ysabell – Adopted daughter of Death. It’s complicated. Eventually marries Mort. (If you don’t like spoilers, skip the previous sentence.)
Miss Eulalie Butts – Headmistress at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Susan Sto Helit – Daughter of Mort and Ysabell. Thus, Death’s granddaughter (adopted, so to speak).
Miss Cumber – Language teacher at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Miss Greggs – A history teacher at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Miss Traitor – Logic teacher at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Miss Stamp – A history teacher at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Imp y Celyn – Translated: Bud of the Holly. Lead singer and guitarist of The Band with Rocks In.
Alberto Malich the Wise (Albert) – Founder of Unseen University. “Wise” may just be an honorarium. Death’s housekeeper.
Rebecca Snell – Put a tooth under her pillow while living in the Quirm College dormitory.
Tooth Fairy – According to Granny, a “very hard-working woman.” Actually, one of several with the same job.
Miss Delcross – Co-founder of the Quirm College. Teaches Biology and Hygiene – not necessary correctly.
Medusa – Of Roundworld mythology. The one with the snaky hair.
Wold – Wrote Logic and Paradox.
Death of Rats – Once part of Death, he retained his own identity even after Bill Door ceased to be.
Klatchian Foreign Legion – This is where you go to… (Forget, sir.)
Corporal Cecil Wormsborough St. John “Nobby” Nobbs – Member of the Night Watch. Species: human. Probably.
Sergeant Frederick (Fred) Colon – Mainly of the Night Watch. Likes to stay out of trouble – especially other peoples’.
Lias Bluestone – Aka Cliff. Troll drummer in The Band with Rocks In.
Glod Glodsson – Aka Glod. Dwarf horn player in The Band with Rocks In.
Mr Clete – Secretary of the Musicians’ Guild. Met his end at the hand of the Death of Rats. Hat. Hat. Hat. (SNH. SNH. SNH.)
Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.
Chrysoprase (aka Krysoprase and Chrystophrase) – Son of Kwartz? Head Troll.
Gimlet Gimlet – Owns the Hole Food Delicatessen.
Noxeuse – Conceived the Divisibility Paradox.
Lezek – Father of Mort. Mostly responsible for apprenticing his son to Death.
Quoth – Name used to refer to a raven only by the wizard Cheesewaller who thought he owned him. Mount of the Death of Rats. Will not use the N-word.
Iron Lily (UK) / Ronnie (US) – PE teacher at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
Princess Jade – Troll college classmate of Susan.
Gloria Thogsdaughter – Dwarf college classmate of Susan.
Cassandra Fox – Gloria Thogsdaughter was looking at her pony! As if!
Lady Sarah Grateful – Noticed that Binky was in the loose box next to Browny. Oeuwa.
Binky – Death’s white (pale) horse, revealing the serendipitous side of Death.
Browny – Horse possibly owned by Lady Sarah Grateful.
C V Cheesewaller – Wizard who lived in Three Roses Alley, Quirm.
Sandman – Uses his bag of sand (without opening it) to help (young) people sleep.
Hogfather – Does his gifting thing at Hogswatch time.
Soul Cake Tuesday Duck – Anthropomorphic personification of Soul Cake Tuesday – for what it’s worth.
Old Man Trouble – Anthropomorphic personification of Murphy’s Law.
Lady Odile Flume – College classmate of Susan. A demi-hemi-semi-goddess due to her great-great-grandmother’s seduction by Blind Io.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
Leonard of Quirm – Painter, inventor. (Think, da Vinci.)
Captain / Corporal Carrot Ironfoundersson – Member of the Night Watch. Adopted dwarf. Possibly king of Ankh-Morpork. Later promoted to Captain.
Vortin – Owns a diamond warehouse. (Spelled warehourse, in Soul Music.)
Jimkin Bearhugger – Owns a whiskey distillery in Ankh.
(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.
Hibiscus Dunelm – Latest owner of the Mended Drum.
Reg – God of club musicians.
Volf Volfssonssonssonsson – Vasung warrior handled by Susan in her role as Death.
Valkyries – Maidens who take slain warriors to the Halls of the Slain. I mean, where else?
Vasung – Tribe that fought the Bergunds.
Bergunds – Tribe that fought the Vasung.
D’regs – Klatchian and Hershebian. Cheerfully warlike nomadic tribe of the desert.
Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully the Brown – Prominent leader of Unseen University. Sorta good at what he does – whatever that is.
Owen Mwnyy – Had a legendary harp that sang when danger threatened.
Lecturer in Recent Runes – Wizard at UU. Contrived wearing false beards over their beards as a disguise.
Senior Wrangler – Wizard at UU. This is an actual position in the Roundworld as well.
Chair of Indefinite Studies – Overweight wizard of UU. In on the discussion of the moving picture Blown Away.
Detritus – A troll who eventually becomes a leading member of the Watch.
Reader in Esoteric Studies – A wizard. Aka the Reader in The Lavatory.
Blert Wheedown – Known as a luthier and for his Guitar Primer.
Modo – UU’s dwarf gardener. Say “Hallo” when you see him.
Mr Hong – Owner of the briefly existing Three Jolly Luck Take-Away Fish Bar.
Iodine – Student that Susan knew in the fourth form.
Nigella – Student with Susan. Susan interpreted the name as “oops, we wanted a boy.”
Listening Monks – Led by Abbot Lobsang, they are trying to hear what the Creator said at Creation.
Cut-me-own-throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler – Originally known as Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler. Entrepreneur (unsuccessful). Will sell you a “pig” sausage innabun. Don’t ask questions.
Satchelmouth Lemon – Musicians’ Guild recruiting officer.
Mrs Palm – A lady among ladies (of the night). President of the Seamstresses’ Guild. Befriends (not in that way) Corporal Carrot when he first arrives in Ankh-Morpork. Runs the House of Negotiable Affection.
Count Casanunda (Casanunder) – Dwarf known as the Disc’s greatest lover.
Cumbling Michael – Beggar who (unnecessarily) admits the death of Lettice Knibbs.
Foul Ole Ron – Beggar who saw Angua in the nudd. “Millennium hand and shrimp!”
Fondel – Composed the “Wedding March” which the Librarian could play on Bloody Stupid Johnson’s pipe organ at UU.
Herbert “Mr Harpsichord” Shuffle – Musicians’ Guild librarian.
Ponder Stibbons – A student wizard. Reader in Invisible Writings. Often the brains of UU.
Tez the Terrible – Student at UU.
Skazz – Student at UU.
Big Mad Drongo – Student at UU. Aka Adrian Turnipseed.
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.
Gibbsson – Blert Wheedown’s apprentice at the guitar shop.
Mrs Marietta Cosmopolite – Of 3 Quirm Street, Ankh-Morpork. Dress-maker (seamstress) in charge of costumes in Holy Wood.
Riktor the Tinkerer / Counter – Inventor of the resograph.
Crash – Lead singer in the band with various names.
Jimbo – Lead guitarist in the band with various names.
Noddy – Bass player in the band with various names.
Scum – Drummer in the band with various names.
Gortlick – A songwriter with Hammerjug.
Hammerjug – A songwriter with Gortlick.
De Bris gang – A troll criminal organization.
Asphalt – Very short troll roadie for The Band with Rocks In.
Miss VaVa Voom – Does a Feather Dance at the Skunk Club.
Brother Charnel – Most famous horn player who stole gold from the Temple of Offler. He was a felonius monk.
Grisham Frord – Apparent leader of the Close Harmony Singers.
Close Harmony Singers – Crack enforcers of the Musicians’ Guild.
Molly (UU) – Kitchen girl at UU.
Polly (UU) – Kitchen girl at UU.
Dolly (UU) – Kitchen girl at UU.
Rufus Drumknott – Lord Vetinari’s servant.
Salami – Composed Prelude to a Nocturne on a Theme by Bubbla.
Dorfl – Golem in Long Hogmeat.
Cantaloupe – Perhaps a muse?
Vince – He was stabbed on a Wednesday in the Mended Drum.
Mr Klopstock – Manager of the Bull Pit in Pseudopolis.
Stalling Ken – Cohort of Foul Old Ron.
Coffin Henry – Member of the Canting Crew with Foul Old Ron.
Mr Downey – Originally deputy to Dr Cruces. Eventually succeeded him as head of the Assassins’ Guild.
Snori Snoriscousin – Leader of the Brass Idiots (band) of which Glod had been a member.
Arnold Sideways – Legless member of the Canting Crew.
Duck Man, The – What duck?
Lord Robert Selachii – An assassin. Member of a prominent family in Ankh-Morpork.
Bertie the Balladeer – Leader of the Troubadour Rascals (band) for whom Asphalt once worked.
Nudger Malik – One-time member of the Klatchian Foreign Legion.
Timo Laziman – Thief who accosted Albert costing him most of his remaining minutes.
Chalky – Troll who ran an all-night pottery, a wholesale building supply, and a print shop.
Plugger – A shoemaker in New Cobblers.
Clay – His father got Buddy’s autograph (for him, of course).
Most Holy St Bobby – Aka Ossory’s Ass. Made a bishop for having been in the desert with Ossory.
Crag – Princess Jade likes him.