Witches' Guild

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The witches' guild is a gathering of crones and hags, biddies and busybodies, pagans and practitioners of the occult. Members of this guild are well versed in occult spellcasting, the preparation of potions, and the mysterious and womanly art of 'headology'.

You might be redirected here if you are looking for the list of NPC witches. You might also be interested in the list of witch cottages.

Joining the guild

Prospective witches may join the guild by asking politely to Granny Weatherwax in Bad Ass, or Old Auntie Ogg-San in Bes Pelargic

Granny considers other genders as something that happens to other people (usually Nanny Ogg), therefore she will only permit women to join the guild.

Subdivisions

Unique amongst all guilds, the witches guild does not have any subdivisions - all witches are simply 'members of the witches guild'.

Titles and rank

The following titles can be used by witches who ask Granny nicely about them: Aunty, Biddy, Black, Gammer, Goodie, Goody, Gramma, Granny, Mama, Mistress, Mother, Mss, Nanna, Nanny, Old, Sister, Wee, Wicked and Young.

Unlike other guilds, witches do not have ranks based on guild levels. All witches are simply listed as '<player> the Witch'. An indication of a witch's guild level can, however, be determined by looking at her - a witch gains one wart for every 10 guild levels they possess.

As a general rule, witches eschew rank and levels - this is famously exemplified by Granny Weatherwax, who has no warts (despite her best efforts...) and is, in her own words "level one"[1]...

Politics

Granny's in charge, and she takes care to ensure everyone knows it. There is no player-based hierarchy or privileges, there are no elections.

Every once in a while are held the Witch Trials, an event where all witches are invited to come and show some tricks they've been preparing. Lately there has been other types of performances like mocks and fruitbat competition.

Abilities

Witches have a wide variety of guild-specific abilities available to them:

Magic

Witches are magic users, capable of casting their own magical spells in similar fashion to the wizards. Witch magic tends to be less combat-oriented than wizard magic: there are a handful of offensive/defensive witch spells and a large selection of miscellaneous spells.

Unlike wizard magic, witch spells can only be cast by witches. Witches acquire magic spells by asking Granny Weatherwax or Aunty Ogg-San to teach them, or by educing them from a hag stone.

Teas

Witches can brew a variety of teas or potions, with effects ranging from healing the drinker to curing them of their ailments. Potions are commonly sold by witches to player shops, and form a major portion of most witches' income.

Travelling

Novice witches may ask Gennie Applebottom in Ankh-Morpork for a Taliswoman. This item allows witches up to level 20 to transport themselves between Ankh-Morpork and Granny Weatherwax's Cottage. Experienced witches have their own special means of transportation, the broomstick, with which they can fly to remembered locations, players and named unique NPCs.

Magick Crystals

Witches can imbue certain spells into magick crystals. These crystals will then confer benefits similar to (but not necessarily the same as) the spell in question onto whosoever wears them.

Squints

Witches can squint at others, causing a variety of effects from damage to encouragement to uncertainty.

Commands

The following are the commands available exclusively to members of this guild:

Many commands like fade are acquired automagically when increasing some skills.

The squint command is taught by Millie Hopgood in Slice, with methods taught by several witches.

The Hedgehog command is taught by Nanny Ogg at Granny Weatherwax's cottage, but you'll need to loosen her tongue a bit first.

Other commands like circle, gaze or imbue can be learned from Nanny Ogg at Granny Weatherwax's cottage or from Mama Diksha on the heap above Ming Lane in Bes Pelargic.

It is best to ask once in a while in case you can learn new commands.
It is unclear if commands learned this way could have appeared on their own when increasing skills and vice versa.research

While not a witch only command, bandage can be taught by Gennie Applebottom when someone hurt is in the room.

Witches can also "glare at <fire furniture>" to light it up.

Locations

The witches guild is to be found in the witches cottages scattered about the disc. These cottages are generally concentrated in the Ramtops area of the disc; however, there is at least one cottage in most major cities. There are also witches sellings goods or services all over.

The largest and most well-equipped of these cottages is Granny Weatherwax's cottage in Bad Ass.

The back room of Hilta Goatfounder's stall and the cellar of Gennie Applebottom's cottage can only be entered by witches.

The chest at Granny's and the crate at Aunty Ogg-San's allow witches to put and retrieve items that will save on reboots.

Area City or area Cottage or venue Witch Notes
Ramtops Bad Ass Granny Weatherwax's cottage Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg outside Joining, Advance, Garden, Beehives (6), Fireplace, Grinder, Bottles, Spells, chest (save items), items, Nanny Ogg: Commands & Hedgehog
Ramtops Bad Ass Goodie Darncliff's utensils shop Goodie Darncliff Sells utensils, Elsewhere at the entrance to an orchard in northern Bad Ass apples
Ramtops Brass Neck Annie Spindlewits' cottage Annie Spindlewits Garden
Ramtops Lancre Town Tockley cottage Diamanda (Lucy Tockley)
Ramtops Lancre Town Nanny Ogg's cottage Nanny Ogg is at Granny's Cottage Scumble in Nanny's cottage & a note on distilling it / At Granny's Nanny Ogg Teaches Commands & Hedgehog
Ramtops Lancre Town Nora Bodgett's stall Nora Bodgett Sells witch supplies
Ramtops Mad Stoat Agnes Nitt's cottage Agnes Nitt Garden, Beehives (2), Teaches glancing squint, Notes on tricks
Ramtops Ohulan Cutash Hilta Goatfounder's stall Hilta Goatfounder Sells witch supplies, Safe room
Ramtops Ohulan Cutash Wanders outdoors in Ohulan Cutash Miss Pennie Laced Gives searching jobs
Ramtops Razorback Gammer Nudity's cottage Mad Gammer Nudity Teaches ogling squint
Ramtops Razorback Elmira's cottage Elmira Custom giant fruitbat clothing
Ramtops Slice Millie Hopgood's cottage Millie Hopgood Garden, Beehives (3), Teaches squinting and eyeing and scathing squints, sugar press
Ramtops Slippery Hollow Agnetha Phedre's cottage Agnetha Phedre Garden, Books on the Hollow and the Rider
Ramtops Mad Wolf Wee Flaudia's cottage Wee Flaudia Garden, Beehives (2), Teaches Wee Flaudia's Fluffy Earmuffs if you don't have tricks
Ramtops Listeners' Valley Temple of the Listening Monks None Garden, Beehives (2), Apple tree
Ramtops Blackglass Empty witch's cottage None Elsewhere at the other end of the forest path Percy Hopcroft's apple orchard
Uberwald Forest near Escrow Crow-legged cottage None Dried herbs, (Poisoned) green billet apples
Sto Plains Ankh-Morpork Gennie Applebottom's cottage Gennie Applebottom Garden, Safe room, Bandage, Taliswoman, Fireplace, Grinder
Sto Plains Ankh-Morpork Harmony Stardancer's Magical Shoppe Harmony Stardancer Sells witch supplies
Sto Plains Ankh-Morpork Wanders near Short Street Nadow & Ahtued Tempts people with an orchard basket with poisoned apples and non-poisoned fruits.
Sto Plains Ankh-Morpork Who Nose stall nosy witch Sells nose prosthetics, Free nose removal service on request.
Sto Plains Scrogden Ethel Applebaum's cottage Ethel Applebaum Garden, Teaches blinking squint, Hints for potions, Owl feather from farm's old tree (after swings fixed)
Sto Plains Sto Lat Mum Blithesome's cottage Mum Blithesome Garden, Beehive (1), Teaches peering squint, Taliswoman, Elsewhere beehive (1) in AoA garden
Sto Plains Skund Forest near Hillshire Gingerbread cottage None Broomstick, Basket of poisoned apples
Klatch Djelibeybi Witch caravan Lip-bibh-khin and Khin-bin-lap Teaches squinching squint, Taliswoman
Klatch Djelibeybi Ptricka-ptreat's house of retrophrenology Ptricza Ptrete Retrophrenologist
Klatch West of Djelibeybi Imtebos farmstead Celina Imtebos Sells farm products
Klatch Ephebe Decate the Dreadful's sea cave Decate the Dreadful Teaches glaring squint
Klatch South of Ephebe Chronides farmstead None Beehives (3), Goat pellets, Ivy seeds, Fireplace, Bottles, Pottery, Weave
Vieux River Genua Mamie Olivia's shadowy tent Mamie Olivia Turns corpses into zombies
Vieux River Genua Mrs Gogol's low tent Mrs Gogol Taliswoman, Raise Dead
Vieux River Genua Madam Yena's smokey dimly-lit tent Madam Yena Tells your fortune
Vieux River Genua Sweet bakery on Little Brindisi Mamma Filomena Teaches Brindisian & Morporkian, Sells pastries
Counterweight Continent Bes Pelargic Dimly lit house on Gate Avenue None Garden, Elsewhere in the alley east is a dank outhouse with squishy spiders, Elsewhere on Confetti Lane Beehives (7)
Counterweight Continent Bes Pelargic Fruitbat Fabrics Pty Ltd Fruitbat Fabrics old lady Fruitbat clothing and accessories
Counterweight Continent Bes Pelargic / McSweeney Estate Conservatory & Distillery Tue Fluffy Panda Garden (conservatory), Scumble/vodka making (distillery), Elsewhere in McSweeney Estate's kitchen broomstick
Counterweight Continent Bes Pelargic Mama Diksha's shelter Mama Diksha Garden, Teaches winking squint, Commands, Sells witch supplies
Counterweight Continent Bes Pelargic Old Auntie Ogg-San's hut Old Auntie Ogg-San Joining, Spells, crate (save items)

Spells

All witch spells are taught by Granny Weatherwax in her cottage in Bad Ass and by Aunty Ogg-San in her house in Bes Pelargic.

Jorodin's Magnificent Communicator is an exception: it is a weird spell that can be learned by educing a hag stone sold by Jorodin. It is not taught by Granny.

The following are the spells that can be memorized by members of this guild.

Offensive

Defensive

Misc

For a table with more information on the spells see witch spells.

Skills

Witches can advance their skills anywhere within the locked areas of Granny Weatherwax's cottage (with Lancre money) or in Old Auntie Ogg-San's hut (with Agatean money).

You can advance:

  • Primary skills up to level 300;
  • Non-primary magic skills up to level 50;
  • Faith skills up to level 5;
  • All the other skill up to level 10.

The following are the primary skills for witches:

Miscellany

External links

Archived sites

Notes

  1. Lords and Ladies
  2. This command can actually be learned by everyone but it is only of use to witches and wizards.