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The who command and its cousins give you a small amount of information about people who are online. Net-dead players do not show up here.

Syntaxes and related commands

"Who" by itself will give you a columned list of everyone who is online.

"Who verbose" will give you a list of everyone who is online, with their full names and titles.

"Who here" will give you a list of everyone who is in the room with you, with their full names and titles.

"Whois <player>" will give you the full name and titles of one online player.

"Whoami" will give you your own full name and titles.

"Qwho" is similar to "who", but the output includes no titles of any kind or family names, and is formatted with a minimum of line breaks. Creators, playtesters, friends, and everyone else have separate sections.

"Who" and "qwho" can optionally have filters applied to them to only give you a list of online players in particular groups.


To see who is online and in a given group, the syntax is "who <group>" (or "qwho <group>"--qwho works the same way). So, for example, to see a list of online wizards, you would use "who wizards".

These are the groups that can be filtered for (may be incomplete):

Guild filters:

  • Adventurer or adventurers
  • Assassin or Assassins (includes all variations)
    • Conlegium Sicariorum
    • Ninja or ninjas
    • Hashishim or hashishims
    • Mano rossa
  • Priest or priests
  • Thief or thieves (includes all specializations--note that using the plural for the different specializations will give you members of the clubs, not the specialization)
    • Cutpurse
    • Mugger
    • Prowler
    • Safecracker
    • Smuggler
  • Warrior or warriors (includes all variations)
    • Ankh-Morpork Palace Guard
    • Djelian Guard (?)
    • Duchess Saturday's Musketeers
    • Hublandish Barbarians
    • Hunters
    • Imperial Guard
    • Klatchian Foreign Legion
    • Lancre Highland Regiment
    • Samurai
    • Weapon Masters' Court
  • Witch or witches
  • Wizard or wizards (includes all specializations)
    • Unseen University:
    • Undergraduate (Unseen University Undergraduate: before choosing a specialization)
    • Circle (Ancient and Truly Original Sages of the Unbroken Circle)
    • Star (Ancient and Truly Original Brothers of the Silver Star)
    • Shadow (Sages of the Unknown Shadow)
    • Hoodwinkers
    • Lodgers (Mrs. Widgery's Lodgers)
    • Seers (Venerable Council of Seers)
    • Midnight (Order of Midnight)
    • Last (Last Order)
    • Hedge wizards:
    • White
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Brown
    • Green
    • Black
    • Grey
    • Octarine
    • Illusionary Institute of Learning:
    • Crescent (The Ancient Order of the Dynastic Crescent)
    • Diviners? (Ancient Order of Djinn Diviners)
    • Scarab (Ancient Order of the Scintillating Scarab)

Other filters

  • Clubs: You can use the name of a club as a filter, filtering for people who belong to that club.
  • Creators
  • Dead: Filters for dead people.
  • Family or families: Filters for people who are in families. You can also use a specific family name as a filter.
  • Friends: People on your friends list
  • Gods: Using the name of a god (Pishe, Gufnork, Gapp, Sandelfon, Fish, Hat, Sek) as a filter will filter for priests and followers of that god.
  • Agatean family: Using the name of an agatean family (Fang, Hong, McSweeney, Sung, Tang) as a filter will filter for players who are part of that agatean family.
  • Helpers
  • Killers
  • Liaisons
  • Magistrate or magistrates
  • Nationality: You can filter by nationality. Nationalities are Agatean, Djelian, Genuan, Klatchian, Lancrastian, Morporkian, and Uberwaldean.
  • Newbie
  • Playtester or playtesters
  • Roleplayers: Players who have used the roleplaying command to set a roleplaying location will show up in the "roleplayers" filter.

You can make more complex filters by using ampersands (&), commas (,) and minus signs (-). If you specify multiple groups, you need to have either an ampersand or a comma separating them; otherwise they get treated as one group and the filter will not work as intended.

An ampersand works as a Boolean AND. If you put it between groups, it will filter for people who are members of every group at the same time. So, for example, "who priests & sek" will return Sekkite priests, but not Sekkite followers or priests of other gods.

A comma works as a Boolean OR. If you put it between groups, it will filter for people who are members of any group specified. So, for example, "who witches, wizards" will give you a list of witches and wizards.

A minus sign works as a Boolean NOT. If you put it in front of a group, it will exclude members of that group. So, for example, "who priests & -sek" will give you a list of priests of gods other than Sek. Meanwhile, "who priests, -sek" will give you a list of people who are either a priest, or not a Sekkite (in other words, it returns everyone who is online except Sekkite followers (but it doesn't exclude Sekkite priests)).

Verbose output

Someone's full whois (what shows up in who verbose, a filtered who, whois, or their reference) has several parts.

[Pre-title] <Name> ["nickname"] [Family name] [(AFK: <afk message>)] [(<creatorhood>)] <guild title>, [custom title], [Lord/Lady of Darkness/Light], [Blackheart], [Member of the Apex Club], [Priesthood title], [Agatean Family Title], [{a member|the leader} of <group>] [(Playtester)] [(Idle: <number>)]

Name and guild title are always present.


This is the title, if any, which they have set with the title command.


This is the player's name--what they use to log in. This is always present.


The Mano Rossa have access to special nicknames.

Family name

If the player belongs to a family, their family name is next.


If they are afk, their afk message is shown here, as "(AKF: <message>)".


If they are a creator, this is indicated here in parentheses.

Guild post-title

Next comes another title indicating guild, specialization (if applicable) and approximate guild level or rank. If the player is part of a guild's political structure, this is indicated in place of guild level or rank. For the most part, this is automatic; however, the "guildtitle" command is learnable for some guilds (guild level 450 for priests and warriors; 425 for thieves) and can be used to set it to a previous title or combination of titles.

This is always present.

  • All witches are "the Witch", as witches have no explicit ranking.
  • Wizards are either, "the <student title>", "the <Rank> Level Wizard", "of the <Order>, the <Rank> Level Wizard", "the Senior Wizard of the <Order>", or "the <Colour>" (for Hedge wizards).

Custom title

If a player has set a custom title with a title changer, it will be added here.

Lord or Lady of Light or Darkness

"Lord/Lady of Light" (depending on gender) is a special title automatically given to the most good-aligned person online. Likewise, the "Lord/Lady of Darkness" is given to the most evil-aligned person online.


The "Blackheart" title comes from having touched the blade of a Sarilak while sufficiently evil since having logged on.

Member of the Apex Club

If a player is a member of the Apex Club and currently wearing their Apex Club badge, "Member of the Apex Club" goes here.

Ramtops Rambler

If a player is a Rambler, then "Ramtops Rambler" goes here.

Ankh-Morpork City Architect

If a player is an Architect, then "Ankh-Morpork City Architect" goes here.

Agatean family title

If a player is a member of an Agatean family and currently wearing their family crest, they'll get a title here indicating the family they're part of and their rank within the family.

Priesthood title

If a player has a special role in a priesthood apart from High Priest or High Priestess, this shows up here. These include various Minister titles, PR Representatives, and presumably Secretaries to High Priest(esse)s.

Quest title

Each quest comes with a title. You can choose one with "title quest", remove it altogether with "title quest none", or let it be random with "title quest random" (which is the default).


If someone is grouped, the group they're a member or the leader of is shown here.


If someone is a playtester, they get "(Playtester)" here.


Finally, if someone has been idle for two minutes or more, the number of minutes they've been idle is indicated in parentheses here.

See also

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