Truly, this is a chronological list of the persons in The Truth. Just as truly, there is a list of the same in alphabetical order here.
Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.
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’.
William de Worde – Fell into the printing / publishing business through (almost) no fault of his own. Ended up doing a decent job of it.
Lady Margolotta – A leading vampire of Bonk in Uberwald.
Dowager Duchess of Quirm – Lady Esmerelda admired a creation intended for her at Madame Dawning’s dress shop.
Verence, the Fool – Becomes King Verence II when his half brother, Tomjon, decides not to be king of Lancre.
Seriph Creosote – Of Al Khali. Of his father originated the phrase, “Rich as Creosote”. (Read about Croesus, if you’re unfamiliar.)
Mr Cripslock – Engraver who works for Goatberger.
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.
Emelia – Referred to in a sample letter-home by Tomas Brokenbow.
Tomas Brokenbow – Author of a sample letter-home.
Mr Passmore – Probably shouldn’t have taken up Fung Shooey.
Mr Pin – The brains half of the New Firm. (See Mr Tulip.)
Mr Tulip – The brawn half (on whatever drug you can think of and several that aren’t even in that category) of the New Firm. (See Mr Pin.)
Gaspode the Wonder Dog – An amazing canine who could talk (temporarily) in Holy Wood. Also a friend of Angua.
Foul Ole Ron – Beggar who saw Angua in the nudd. “Millennium hand and shrimp!”
Thunderaxe, Young – Dwarf who works with Gunilla Goodmountain in the printing business. Unfortunately, also a customer of C.M.O.T. Dibbler.
Gunilla Goodmountain – Dwarf who runs the printing presses for William de Worde. (For fun, translate Goodmountain into German.)
Caslong – Assistant to Gunilla Goodmountain. (The Caslon typeface was used in the first printings of the American Declaration of Independence and Constitution on the roundworld.)
Mr Cheese – Owner of The Bucket, as pub frequented by the Watch when off duty.
Bursar, The – At UU, but not a wizard. Needs his dried frog pills. Aka Mr. Dinwiddie.
Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully the Brown – Prominent leader of Unseen University. Sorta good at what he does – whatever that is.
Rupert de Worde – Elder brother of William. Went to the Assassins’ School. Unknown as to whether he graduated.
Duke of Sto Helit (the older) – Responsible for the death of his cousin, the king (Olerve) of Sto Lat.
Hughnon Ridcully – Brother of Mustrum of UU. Chief Priest of Blind Io.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
(Rufus) Drumknott – Lord Vetinari’s servant.
Wuffles – The Patrician’s “exceedingly elderly wire haired terrier”. Loyal, even when his master is a yellow-green lizard.
Charlie (Vetinari) – Not that his last name is the same as the Patrician. Simply added to distinguish him from other Charlies. That said, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Lord Vetinari. Thus, he was used by Mr Pin and Mr Tulip to replace the Patrician temporarily. (Long description for a guy with no known last name.)
Mr Hong – Owner of the briefly existing Three Jolly Luck Take-Away Fish Bar.
Lord de Worde – Father of William and Rupert. Behind the plot to depose Lord Vetinari.
Offler – The Crocodile God who has difficulty with speech due to his fang-like teeth – not unlike the speaking problems encountered by all crocodiles.
Brezock the Barbarian – In a fight in the Mended Drum, he (reportedly) hit Moltin the Snatcher with a table. Actually, he knifed him.
Moltin the Snatcher – After being hit by Brezock, swung from the Chandelier and cried, “Take that, thou B*st*rd that you are!!!” (Why he said “you” instead of “thou” we shall never know.)
Boddony – Co-owner with Gunilla Goodmountain of the printing press. They will eventually marry.
Coffin Henry – Member of the Canting Crew with Foul Old Ron.
Arnold Sideways – Legless member of the Canting Crew.
Duck Man, The – What duck?
Altogether Andrews – Composed of Jossi, Lady Hermione, Little Sidney, Mr Viddle, Curly, The Judge, Tinker and Burke.
Mr Slant – Of Morecombe, Slant & Honeyplace…lawyers. Head of the Lawyers’ Guild.
Caravati – Creator of Three Large Pink Women and One Piece of Gauze on display in the Royal Art Museum.
Scolpini – Sculptor with at least one figure in the Royal Art Museum.
Gogli – Painter who had at least one forgery in the Royal Art Museum. Possibly forged by one of his pupils.
Sacharissa Cripslock – Granddaughter of the well-known engraver. Works with William de Worde as a reporter for the Ankh-Morpork Times. May eventually marry him.
Mauvaise – Sculptor of Man with Big Figleaf found in the Royal Art Museum.
Intaglio Ernesto – Famous virginal designer. Only made six of them.
Captain Samuel Vimes – Head of the Ankh-Morpork Night Watch. Recovering alcoholic. Eventual spouse of Lady Ramkin and Commander of the Watch.
Mrs Eucrasia Arcanum – Landlady at Mrs Eucrasia Arcanum’s Lodging House for Respectable Working Men in Mincing Street. William de Worde was a tenant.
Mr Mackleduff – Resident at Mrs Arcanum’s. Large man who is an instant expert on anything.
Mr Prone – Resident at Mrs Arcanum’s. Traveled in wholesale boots and shoes.
Mrs H. Rivers – President of the Dolly Sisters Baking and Flower Circle.
Mrs Flatter – Won the Annual Competition of the Baking and Flower Circle with her sponge. (Congratulations.)
Arthur Crank – Intends to jump off a tall building (but not really, this time or any other time). William de Worde joins him to get an interview before it (doesn’t) happen.
Constable Fiddyment – According to Mrs Crank, he says Arthur Crank is “interferin’ with the merc-ant-ile well-bein’ of the city.”
Mrs Crank – Wife of Arthur who won’t tolerate his attempted jumping.
Mr Bendy – Zombie employed the the Times to write obituaries.
Rocky – Troll (former boxer) employed by the Times as sports correspondent and Complaints, Beheadings, and Horse Whippings Editor.
Slicer Gadley – Had his ear torn (bitten) off by Brezock the Barbarian in the infamous brawl at the Mended Drum.
Dr Fettle Dodgast – At 132, the oldest (as of The Truth) wizard at Unseen University. Remembers the coldest winter.
Mr Josia Wintler – Possessed…interesting-looking veggies.
Mr Clarence Harry – Lost a valuable watch, possibly in the Dolly Sisters area.
H. Hogland – With his sons, owns a jewellry store in Nonesuch Street, which was robbed of $200 worth of goods by a man with a stocking on his head.
Mr Cartwright – Resident at Mrs. Arcanum’s. Traveling seed (cabbage?) salesman.
Mr Longshaft – Dwarf resident at Mrs. Arcanum’s. In the jewellry biz.
Mr Windling – Resident at Mrs. Arcanum’s. Has some unspecified clerical job. Pray you never have to be with him in a meeting.
Otto Chriek – Vampire (reformed) iconographer for the A-M Times.
Detritus – A troll who eventually becomes a leading member of the Watch.
Captain / Corporal Carrot Ironfoundersson – Member of the Night Watch. Adopted dwarf. Possibly king of Ankh-Morpork. Later promoted to Captain.
Mary – Works in the Palace kitchen. May be the daughter of the butcher.
Sidney Clancy – With son, Purveyors of Finest Cat and Dog Meats to the Gentry.
Corporal Cheery Littlebottom (Cheri) – Alchemist, female dwarf in the Watch.
Ronald Carney – Formerly of the Ankh-Morpork Inquirer. Now president of the Engravers’ and Printers’ Guild.
Lady Selachii – Aristocrat not interested in Edward d’Eath’s plot.
Delphine Angua von Uberwald – First werewolf and female in the Watch. Very close friend of Carrot.
Constable Keenside – Had his teeth knocked out by a message in a pneumatic tube.
Igor (Young) – A pioneer who doesn’t fit in in Uberwald. Goes to Ankh-Morpork to join the Watch.
Mr Harry King – King of the Golden River. The ultimate reseller.
Lady Euphemia “Effie” King – Wife of Harry King. Much more prim and proper than Harry.
Daphne King – Daughter of Effie and Harry. Her wedding made it into William de Worde’s newsletter.
Bob Holtely – Owns a paper recycling business in Five and Seven Yard. Gets some of his supply from Harry King.
Hermione King – Youngest daughter of Effie and Harry. Soon to be wed (halfway through The Truth).
Gowdie – Dwarf who works in Goodmountain’s print shop.
Heidehollen – Philosopher who says the universe is just a cold soup of time.
Kling – Philosopher who says the mind has a dark side and a light side.
Mr Tuttle Scrope – President of the Shoemakers’ and Leatherworkers’ Guild. Considered a top candidate to replace Lord Vetinari…should anything happen to him.
Lord Downey – Originally deputy to Dr Cruces. Eventually succeeded him as head of the Assassins’ Guild.
Josiah H. ‘Flannelfoot’ Boggis – With his nephews, ‘The Old Firm’ of Bespoke Thieves. Now head of the Thieves’ Guild. Attacked the Fool and humbly regretted it later.
Sellini – Venerated silversmith. His pupil, Futtock, was even better.
Futtock – Very venerated silversmith. Even better than his teacher, Sellini.
William Weaver – Born in Lancre. Was not a snake.
Constance Thatcher – Born in Lancre. Was not a snake.
Catastrophe Carter – Born in Lancre. Despite the name, was not a snake.
Flo – Used to be a waitress at Harga’s House of Ribs.
Sham Harga – Proprietor of Harga’s House of Ribs. Down by the docks.
Done It Duncan – Claims to have done every crime in Ankh-Morpork.
Willie Hobson – Runs Hobson’s Livery Stable, a used-horse exchange.
Lancre Morris Men – In no particular order: Jason Ogg the smith, Weaver the thatcher, Bestiality Carter the baker, Obidiah Carpenter the tailor and poacher, Baker the weaver, Thatcher the carter, Tailor the other weaver, and Tinker the tinker.
Mr Hardy – Seems to have perished after lighting a cigar while bathing his feet in turpentine.
Bishop Horn – Main character in all the great flood accounts bore a resemblance to him.
Sister Credenza – Teacher of Sacharissa Cripslock. Could (reportedly) bite through a door.
Tuskin Scrope – Father of Tuttle Scrope.
Frank “Nutboy” Nabbs – A priest once tried to double-cross him. Said priest was visited by Mr. Tulip.
Sn’g’k – Gnoll, probably in the employ of Harry King, who knew William de Worde at sight.
Tom – Worker at Hobson’s Livery Stable.
Guthrie – Iconograph imp working for Otto Chriek. He does the blues.
Anton – Iconograph imp working for Otto Chriek. He does the yellows.
Ronnie ‘Trust Me’ Begholder – Appeared in an Inquirer story entitled Man Stolen by Demons. Well, he could’ve been stolen by demons.
Chrysoprase (aka Krysoprase and Chrystophrase) – Son of Kwartz? Head Troll.
Mrs Hotbed – A seamstress who could make adjustments for Sacharissa Cripslock.
Trixiebell – Pink poodle alter ego of Gaspode.
Gerhardt the Boot – With his “lads”, had an (unfortunate) encounter in a Quirm cellar with Mr. Tulip and Mr. Pin.
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.
Nugga Velski – Death reminds Mr. Tulip that this was a man who walked into his rather simple little hut at the wrong time.
Boris – Friend of Otto Chriek who encountered a mob.
Causley – Overseer at the Inquirer.
Death of Rats – Once part of Death, he retained his own identity even after Bill Door ceased to be.
Queen Molly – Head of the Beggars’ Guild.
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.
Mrs Manger – President of the Launderers’ Guild.
Miss VaVa Voom – Does a Feather Dance at the Skunk Club.
Mrs Tilly – Opinion columnist for the A-M Times.
Mr O’Biscuit – Thrown out of Bugarup University for writing everything in the student magazine. Now a Times correspondent.
Mr Pune – Reported that the Mayor of Quirm got hit by a meteorite again. This time in an alley.
Samuel Arblaster – Stone-mason from the Scours who witnessed quite a scene in Ankh-Morpork. (See Mrs. Florrie Perry.)
Mrs Florrie Perry – Mother of three from Dolly Sisters who witnessed a scene of carnage in Ankh-Morpork. (See Samuel Arblaster.)