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Pasting pages here for later usage and possibly cribbing as they are deemed useful/sorted into the new categories.

Rewards

If you do two delivery missions of the same level of difficulty back to back, the xp reward is halved for the second one and then halved again if you do another, etc. This resets to the full xp reward one hour after the most recent delivery mission of that difficulty level.

Type Time to deliver Exp reward Monetary reward
(varies a bit between currencies)
Notes
local 15 minutes 8000 &&&&&&&&&&&+1600 A$4.00 Stationary npc in Ankh-Morpork.
close by 30 minutes 16000 &&&&&&&&&&&+3200 A$8.00 Npcs in the Sto Plains, some move around.
far away 1 hour 36000 &&&&&&&&&&&+8000 A$20, &&&&&&&&&&&+7000 DjToon 35.00, &&&&&&&&&&&+7200 15Rh, &&&&&&&&&&&+7200 LC 4|2|-, &&&&&&&&&&&+7500 2,5,0Gf, &&&&&&&&&&&+7104 S37|0de, &&&&&&&&&&&+1500 3 dr Mostly stationary npcs (or that don't move far) all around the Disc
distant land 3 hours 64000 &&&&&&&&&&+12800 A$32, &&&&&&&&&&+13000 DjToon 65.00, &&&&&&&&&&+12000 25Rh, &&&&&&&&&&+12816 LC 7|5|-, &&&&&&&&&&+12900 4,3,0Gf, &&&&&&&&&&+14400 1M S25|0de Short list of npcs that all move around. You can fly to most of them.
difficult customers 2 days 88000 &&&&&&&&&&+18000 A$45, &&&&&&&&&&+16800 35Rh, &&&&&&&&&&+18000 6,0,0Gf, &&&&&&&&&&+19200 2M Warning: it could be dangerous! Bring one or more blue crystal rings to get away.

Notes

Times listed above are in the Disc temporal reality.

The money you receive as payment is usually in the currency used in the location where the recipient happens to be when the letter is delivered.

If you don't want to deliver the letter Frank gave to you, give it back to him; however, you will need to wait ten Roundworld minutes before you can attempt another delivery.

If you lose the letter and would like to get another without waiting for the delivery time to expire, tell Frank that you would like to quit. You will still need to wait the ten Roundworld minutes before he will give you another one.

If you find a letter another player has dropped or fumbled, you can return it to Frank who will tell you who it was given to. This does not make the letter available for other players if it has not expired yet. You may want to check the expiry before returning and tell the player if this is the case so that they can quit manually as above.

You cannot deliver while it is too dark for you to see the recipient.

Close-by

Close-by NPCs are located in Ankh-Morpork or another nearby town, and often move.

NPC Location
Arnold Sideways Ankh-Morpork
Captain Carrot Ankh-Morpork, Ankh-Morpork City Watch
Coffin Henry Ankh-Morpork
Cripple Wa[1] Ankh-Morpork, Fish Dock
Cut-My-Own-Throat Dibbler
  • Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler
Ankh-Morpork
Duck Man Ankh-Morpork
Foul Ole Ron[1]
  • Scrying Ron shows "Elusive Ron". To find Foul Ole Ron try scrying Arnold Sideways or Duckman.
Ankh-Morpork
Francis with his ukulele of pain Ankh-Morpork
Gok'wan Ankh-Morpork
Gritjaw Thighsplitter Ankh-Morpork, Dwarf District
Hobbling Tim Ankh-Morpork, Sheer Street
Hoff Buchannon Ankh-Morpork
Jocasta Wiggs Ankh-Morpork
Jolene Ankh-Morpork
Lewis Wyatt Ankh-Morpork, near Weaver Street
Louis Bingham Ankh-Morpork
Maple Bede Ankh-Morpork
Maude Scowd Ankh-Morpork
Mellie Thistlewhistle Ankh-Morpork
Mr Glodson Ankh-Morpork
Mr Pin Ankh-Morpork
Mr Tulip Ankh-Morpork
Mrs. Cosmopilite Holy Wood
Neelie Awkside Ankh-Morpork
Nobby Nobs
  • Nobby Nobbs
Ankh-Morpork, Ankh-Morpork City Watch
Old Wilfred Ankh-Morpork
Prodo Laggins Ankh-Morpork
Ronnie Soak Ankh-Morpork
Sacharissa Cripslock Ankh-Morpork, Ankh-Morpork City Watch
Salan Feiht Ankh-Morpork
Sergeant Colon Ankh-Morpork, Ankh-Morpork City Watch
Sergeant Detritus Ankh-Morpork, Ankh-Morpork City Watch
The LAG Ankh-Morpork
The Weasel Ankh-Morpork
Tneduts Ankh-Morpork, On a Pub Crawl
Carlton Desric Scrogden
Hughoc Gatewood Scrogden
Hamesh Sheepridge
Tneduts Ankh-Morpork, On A Pub Crawl

Distant land

Distant land NPC all move. Use the bold part of their name for seeking.

Warning.png WARNING: See the note[1] about some NPCs being masked by others with the same seeking name.

It is usually worth trying to spawn the NPC at their spawn locationresearch.

NPC Location Spawn Location
Boy Willie Bes Pelargic, The Agatean Empire Somewhere on Cherry Blossom Road [n,s,e,w].
Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala Bes Pelargic The centre of the Sum Bing street market near some brightly coloured stalls [e,w,n,sw,se].
Glod-san Bes Pelargic Sixstone's Home Security Emporium [n] off Market Street [n,s,e,w]
Laggy-san Bes Pelargic, The Agatean Empire Unknown - seems to spawn in more than one spot
Lon Fah Lo[1] Bes Pelargic Long Tang Lane, east of a pier [n,s,w].
Mad Hamish Bes Pelargic (always in the red triangle) The Tuna Walk commercial area [e,nw,u].
No Go Wan[1] Bes Pelargic, usually in west half of city Tap Tong's market bar [e].
Quisoda Bes Pelargic The middle of Bridge Street [n,s]. (3 s of Confetti Lane)
Ruto of Fish Bes Pelargic, underwater in a shipwreck A lounge in sunken ship [ne]
Ryattenoki Bes Pelargic, or following players around The southwest corner of fish markets [e,ne,s].
Shi Do Gai Bes Pelargic, usually in Tuna Walk The public fishing area of Tuna Walk [w,ne]. (1 s of Su Shi)
Lap-lip Djelibeybi Sickle Street at the junction with Phoenix Road [s,ne].
Lip-phon Lap-top Djelibeybi The Road of the Sun [s,n]. (1 s of intersection with Scarab Walk)
Mihk-gran-bohp Djelibeybi The junction of the Avenue of the Pharaohs, Market Street and Phoenix Road [n,s,e,w,se,sw].
Phos-phor Djelibeybi (moves around very quickly)
Very Reverend Khepresh Djelibeybi (but likely to be found elsewhere with other players) The high altar [s,sw]. (He moves 1 sw very soon after spawning)
Yclept Djelibeybi (in the park)
Tuffy Escrow Northwestern corner of the town square [n,s,e,se].
Casanunda Genua Appears to be random research
Greig Schwitz Genua Appears to be random research
Noobie Genua Appears to be random research
Tfat Chick[1] Genua (but cannot be scried if chicks have spawned) Appears to be random research
Cut Me Own Hand Off Dhblah
Mr CMOHO Dhblah
Klatch, Oasis A bread and water cafeteria [out].
Miss Pennie Laced Ohulan Cutash The northeastern corner of the market [n,s,e,w,sw,enter stall].
Berti Boggis Skund Forest, Pekan Ford A locksmith's workshop [s].
The Proprietor Counterweight Continent, A ferry shop (Bes Pelargic, Tuna Walk / Brown Islands) The front of a ferry shop [d,e]. or The front of a ferry shop [d,s].

Difficult customers

Difficult customers generally attack on sight or are very hard to reach.

Letters are limited, probably a maximum of 3-5 letters (possibly only 2) can be in circulation at any point. This means that if you log out with a letter, that's less one letter that can be delivered. If you got your hands on a letter and the target is dead, while it's entirely up to you, it might be better to hand it right back to Frank and wait that 10 minutes to get another letter rather than holding it till the NPC spawn. Certain NPCs like the smuggler captain or Triad Boss are almost always dead due to being hotspots. Please don't log out with difficult letters. You're making it hard for other fellow letter couriers.

NPC Location
Triad Boss Bes Pelargic, Medina
The Grflx Skund Forest, Large cave
Vyrt Ephebe

Spawns at A seafood-scented edge of the Harbour Market [s,w,nw,se,sw].

Avalanche Preventore Endless Halls (say 'Endless Halls' to Hermal of Sandelfon)
The Librarian Starts in the Unseen University, wanders (in L-space)
Smuggler captain Ephebe underground
Queen Shelox Gloomy Forest
The Clown (Ha'pennywise) Genua Sewers
Ice giants The Hub

Also found in the icefields surrounding the hub - which is safer for wizards and easier to recover corpses from due to the lack of background thaums.

T-shop proprietor The Travelling shop
Bug Ramtops
Thursday A Deserted Island (Thursday's Island)
Hotan Hwoar Ni Bes Pelargic, Sum Bing, The Snail, Hotan Hwoar Ni's Rare Armours
Security guards Bes Pelargic, First Imperial Bank
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sometimes there is more than one NPC with the same seeking name, such as No Go Wan, Lon Fah Lo, and Tfat Chick. In these cases, another NPC with the same name might be targeted instead or you will not be able to see the one you want at all. It is possible to kill the other seek targets to force the one you want to be seekable, but this is often difficult. It is not possible to tell if the NPC you are looking for is alive, dead and unspawnable, or dead and spawnable when this happens.