The Colour of Magic Persons – Chronological

This list shows the persons (including named animals) you find in The Colour of Magic in order of appearance. You can see the same information in alphabetical order in this list.

Persons in the Prologue to the First Chapter

Note: The first chapter is also called “The Colour of Magic”, just like the entire book.

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.

Berilia – One of the four elephants supporting the Disc.

Tubul – One of the four elephants supporting the Disc.

Great T’Phon – One of the four elephants supporting the Disc.

Jerakeen – The last, or maybe the first (we’ll never know) of the four elephants supporting the Disc as they ride atop Great A’Tuin.

Persons in The Colour of Magic, the Chapter

Kerible the Enchanter – Bravd the Hublander and his associate Weasel have a bet as to whether an explosion, closely related to the Ankh-Morpork fire, was caused by the oil bond store or by Kerible. It wasn’t Kerible.

Fredor – Someone at the Crimson Leech to whom Bravd and Weasel had owed eight silver pieces at the time of the Ankh-Morpork fire. Apparently, they no would no longer need to repay the debt.

Weasel – An outlaw who is an associate of Bravd the Hublander.

Bravd the Hublander – An outlaw who is an associate of Weasel.

Reforgule* of Krull – Possibly a scientist who determined that the Disc revolves it order to distribute the weight fairly upon the four elephants.

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

Twoflower (aka Two Flower, by those who do not know him well) – A tourist from the Agatean Empire who arrives in Ankh-Morpork with the Luggage.

Archmage of Ymitury – Weasel boasts that he killed the Archmage.

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

Blind Hugh – A beggar who is most definitely not blind.

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

Ymor – Apparently the greatest thief in Ankh-Morpork.

Stren Withel – The second greatest thief in Ankh-Morpork. I hope he tries harder. A lieutenant of Ymor.

Gorrin the Cat – Cat may imply that Gorrin is a cat burglar. He is a subordinate of Ymor.

Broadman – The manager of the Broken Drum, a tavern in Ankh-Morpork.

Luggage, The – A mysterious box made of sapient pearwood that ambles about on hundreds of tiny feet. It arrived in Ankh-Morpork with Twoflower.

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.

Heric Whiteblade – According to Twoflower, an Ankh-Morporkian character famed in song and story.

Hrun the Barbarian (of Chimeria) – According to Twoflower, another character famed in song and story. Twoflower would love to meet either Heric or Hrun or both of them.

Disease – Along with Famine, a subordinate of Death.

Famine – Associated with Death.

Erig Stronginthearm – A fabled hero of the type Twoflower wanted to see.

Black Zenell – A fabled hero of the type Twoflower wanted to see.

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

Gorphal – An advisor to the Patrician who is especially knowledgeable about 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.

Zlorf Flannelfoot – Current** president of the Assassins’ Guild.

Captain Eightpanther – The name associated with Captain Eightpanther’s Travellers’ Digestives, which are biscuits that are as hard as diamondwood.

Grinjo – An assassin.

Urmond – An assassin.

Rerpf – Vice-guildmaster in charge of tourism for the Guild of Merchants and Traders. He’s not entirely sure what tourism is.

Alohura – Goddess of Lightning.

Persons in the Prologue to the Second Chapter

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

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

Zephyrus – A Dunmanifestin god of slight breezes.

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

The Lady – A female goddess with green eyes. She rolls a 7 using 6-sided dice.

Chance – A god who was eliminated early from the game the gods play.

Night – A negligible god in the games at Dunmanifestin.

Destiny – The god with whom Night had an appointment.

Persons in The Sending of Eight

Bel-Shamharoth – A many-tentacled monster in whose presence you do not say the number between seven and nine (not 7a). He is also known as the Sender of Eight.

Druellae – A dryad (female tree nymph – there are males) who briefly captures Rincewind.

Archmandrite of B’Ituni – Ruler of the impregnable palace from which Hrun stole the sword Kring.

Pasha of Re’durat – A former owner of Kring, according to Kring.

Persons in The Lure of the Wyrm

Old High Ones – Unnamed, other than by use of this phrase, they really didn’t care for the Mage Wars and let the gods and the humans know it.

Liessa Wyrmbidder (aka Liessa Dragonlady) – An almost-scantily-clad contender for top dog of Wyrmberg.

Laolith – Liessa’s dragon.

Psepha – K!sdra’s dragon.

K!sdra – Rincewind’s ticket, so to speak, into Wyrmberg. He probably wished the ticket had a different price tag.

Lio!rt Dragonlord – Brother of Liessa and another contender for Wyrmberg power.

Codice of Chimeria – According to Hrun, Codice killed all the dragons 200 years ago. Odd they should still be around then.

Ninereeds the Masteraccount – Twoflower had been his apprentice. Presumably they were in chartered accountancy.

Ninereeds (the Dragon) – Twoflower’s imagined dragon.

Greicha the First – Deceased (but still talking) father of Liessa, Lio!rt, and Liartes.

Liartes – Another brother of Liessa and power-grabber in Wyrmberg.

The Loremaster – Known only by this title, he’s the master of ceremonies at the battle in Wyrmberg.

Sorca (people) – Built the dams in the Great Nef to store sunlight.

Jack Zweiblumen – Twoflower’s name in an alternative universe much like our own. Zweiblumen is German for Twoflower.

Dr. Rjinswand – Rincewind’s name in an alternative universe much like our own. Note the similar sound.

Persons in Close to the Edge

Arch-astronomer of Krull – The apparent leader of the city and island of Krull. He comes as close as anyone to killing Rincewind. That is to say, so close and yet so far away.

Goldeneyes Silverhand Dactylos – An extremely inventive but ultimately doomed inventor and engineer. His name says it all, though he must have acquired it later in life.

Pitchiu – Goldeneyes made the Metal Warriors that guard his tomb.

Emir of the Palace of the Seven Deserts – Goldeneyes built his palace.

Tethis – A sea troll made of water. He fell off his home disc and eventually landed on the Discworld. Chronic tides affect his size. I wonder if he ever got home again.

Marchesa – A young, female wizard – one not often remembered later on when female wizardry is discussed.

Garhartra – Guestmaster to Rincewind and Twoflower while guests – for a given value of guest – in Krull.

Terton – Unfortunate lengthman of the 45th Length of the Circumfence. Unfortunate because the Luggage paid him an angry visit.

Atavarr – Creator of the Personal Gravitational Upset spell.

Master Launchcontroller – Krullian responsible for launching the Potent Voyager properly. Good luck with that when Rincewind is around.

Vestcake – Creator of the Floating Curse.

Scrofula – Demon who comes for Rincewind in Death’s stead while Death is tending to a plague in Pseudopolis. Rincewind, of course, escapes him.

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*Reforgule is only noted in a footnote.

**As of early in The Colour of Magic.

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The Colour of Magic Persons - Chronological
A chronological list of the persons who appear in The Colour of Magic.
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