Vashti's Web: Masters of the Assassins' Guild

Here is a record of all known guildmasters and housemasters of the Ankh-Morpork Assassins' Guild, past and present. Votes of no confidence have been included. The related guilds of other nations have not been included, as this would be a full-time job; however, should anyone wish to start collating election information for those guilds, please feel free to contact me about past election results.

The information has largely been taken from the archives of the assassinsguild board, and from my own records. It may be incomplete or inaccurate, and corrections are welcomed.

The current election system used to appoint guild officials was not introduced until 1998. Before this, masters were creator-appointed according to their position on the guild's top ten table, with the top assassin being the guildmaster, and the second, third and fourth masters of the three houses there then were. As the introduction of the election system approached, a few masters were appointed following straw polls conducted on the assassinsguild board. Although there was some discussion of introducing a system where officials were appointed by inhuming their predecessors, this never appears to have happened.

Black Widow, Raven and Tree Frog houses were introduced in 2002, and I believe that the information for these houses is fully complete. All information for those masters appointed by the election system should also be correct; on the tables, they are separated from those appointed directly. The earlier information is liable to be inaccurate; if you can correct it, please do.

The no confidence system developed over time, and at first it did not publish either the names of those requesting the vote, or their reasons. As time passed, it began to publish first the reasons, then the names of those responsible. As such, information is unavailable on many of the early votes. Where people have stated their reasons on the boards, the information has been added to the table.


Assassins' Guild Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Zorko

Tue Jun 13 05:10:59 1995

Appointed by Ceres



Phatman

Unknown [1996]

Unknown

Mon Feb 26 13:17:34 1996

Became a creator

Eggjon

Mon Feb 26 13:17:34 1996

Appointed by Ceres

Sat Oct 4 19:13:21 1997

Removed for inactivity

Lagger

Sat Oct 4 19:13:21 1997

Appointed after board vote

Mon Sep 7 13:34:21 1998

Election forced






Karek

Thu Sep 17 16:16:18 1998

41

Sat Sep 4 03:47:08 1999

Inactivity

Janus

Tue Sep 14 06:27:08 1999

60

Tue Oct 12 11:32:35 1999

Resignation

No confidence vote

Requested by: Ganus

Seconded by: Cobolt

Sat Sep 25 11:16:18 1999

Reason given:

abusing his powers, setting up rules unfairly and breaking them himself.

Votes for: 27

Votes against: 29

Votes total: 56

Successful: No

Vermillion

Fri Oct 22 14:12:35 1999

83

Fri Apr 5 23:23:37 2002

Inactivity

No confidence vote

Requested by: Shinobi

Seconded by: Fayte

Date:

Tue Oct 9 15:52:12 2001

Reason given:

lack of action

Votes for: 15

Votes against: 20

Votes total: 35

Successful: No

Fayte

Tue Apr 16 03:03:37 2002

62

Fri Jul 19 01:07:45 2002

Resignation

Election failed

Only one candidate

Fayte returned to position

Wed Jul 24 02:27:45 2002

n/a

Wed Jul 24 08:26:26 2002

Creator forced resignation

(Taffyd restarts election)

Kitiana

Sat Aug 3 11:06:26 2002

44

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Kitiana

Sat Oct 2 03:33:26 2004

45

Tue Dec 27 19:52:28 2005

Resignation

Fayte

Tue Jan 10 19:52:28 2006

59

Mon Jan 1 01:57:27 2007

Resignation

Grissom

Mon Jan 15 01:57:27 2007

52

Incumbent

Black Widow House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Fayte

Wed Sep 25 03:04:07 2002

71

Mon Mar 17 18:24:45 2003

Resignation

Kara

Thu Mar 27 21:06:24 2003

41

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Alwin

Sat Oct 16 22:10:06 2004

43

Thu Jun 29 18:51:15 2006

Resignation

Erianthe

Thu Jul 13 18:51:15 2006

32


Incumbent

Cobra House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Eggjon

Unknown [1996]

Unknown

Mon Feb 26 13:17:34 1996

Appointed to Guildmaster

Sonya

Mon Feb 26 13:17:34 1996

Appointed by Ceres



Lagger

Fri Aug 8 20:25:12 1997

Appointed by Ceres



Lolita

Unknown [1997]

Unknown

Fri Jul 23 10:22:49 1999

Inactivity






Janus

Mon Aug 2 13:22:12 1999

32

Tue Sep 14 06:27:08 1999

Election to Guildmaster

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Thu Aug 5 15:55:29 1999

Reason given:

not representing Assassins true values

Votes for: 12

Votes against: 21

Votes total: 33

Successful: No

Mixully

Sat Sep 25 18:51:01 1999

60

Wed Sep 29 13:05:50 1999

Resignation

Soxy

Sat Oct 9 16:33:25 1999

50

Sun Mar 5 14:20:59 2000

Resignation

Kitiana

Wed Mar 15 18:06:24 2000

41

Sat Mar 16 02:40:48 2002

Resignation

Fayte

Tue Mar 26 05:20:48 2002

57

Tue Apr 16 03:03:37 2002

Election to Guildmaster

Ukko

Fri Apr 26 05:43:37 2002

41

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Andrew

Sat Oct 16 22:08:18 2004

40

Sun Jan 9 13:01:23 2005

Resignation

Grissom

Sun Jan 23 13:01:23 2005

29

Thu Dec 29 13:56:24 2005

Resignation

Dane

Thu Jan 12 14:03:00 2006

52

Sun Apr 2 07:41:23 2006

Resignation

Kara

Sun Apr 16 07:41:23 2006

41


Incumbent

Raven House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Nayeli

Wed Sep 25 03:03:07 2002

78

Sat Nov 30 12:52:26 2002

Resignation

Sachi

Tue Dec 10 15:32:26 2002

54

Fri Jan 16 19:51:30 2004

Resignation

Fayte

Mon Jan 26 22:48:33 2004

64

Mon Mar 29 17:17:20 2004

Vote of no confidence

No confidence vote

Requested by: Cody

Seconded by: Dane

Wed Mar 24 15:57:20 2004

Reason given:

not logging in

Votes for: 25

Votes against: 4

Votes total: 29

Successful: Yes

Dane

Thu Apr 8 20:57:20 2004

82

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Dane

Sat Oct 16 22:10:36 2004

44

Mon Feb 7 08:24:59 2005

Resignation

Ukko

Mon Feb 21 08:24:59 2005

18

Mon Jan 8 00:00:46 2007

Resignation

Gweedo

Mon Jan 22 00:00:46 2007

32


Incumbent

Scorpion House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Brag

Wed Jun 14 06:47:18 1995

Appointed by Ceres

Unknown

Unknown

Scooby

Unknown [1995]

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Gunk

Thu Jul 11 22:05:09 1996

Appointed by Ceres



Tricky

Tue Nov 5 22:36:49 1996

Unknown

Sun Aug 2 13:55:53 1998

Disavowed






Toushin

Mon Sep 28 20:59:30 1998

45

Wed May 26 10:23:19 1999

Vote of no confidence

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Thu Dec 10 06:41:18 1998

Reason given:

[none required]

Votes for: 10

Votes against: 11

Votes total: 21

Successful: No

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Fri May 21 09:03:19 1999

Reason given:

[none required]

Votes for: 17

Votes against: 4

Votes total: 21

Successful: Yes

Khan

Sat Jun 5 13:03:19 1999

49

Sat Mar 23 13:02:20 2002

Vote of no confidence

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Tue Jun 15 21:01:52 1999

Reason given:

being a poor house master

Votes for: 8

Votes against: 16

Votes total: 24

Successful: No

No confidence vote

Requested by: Rumatha

Seconded by: Whitestar

Date:

Mon Mar 18 11:42:20 2002

Reason given:

threatening

Votes for: 31

Votes against: 15

Votes total: 46

Successful: Yes

Skyhigh

Tue Apr 2 15:42:20 2002

51

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Sciante

Sat Oct 16 22:09:28 2004

44

Mon Jun 11 20:42:41 2007

Resignation

Pendrake

Mon Jun 25 20:42:41 2007

32

Incumbent

Tree Frog House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Ummywummy

Wed Sep 25 03:03:37 2002

78

Fri Nov 22 03:05:57 2002

Deleted

Dirk

Mon Dec 2 05:45:57 2002

75

Sat Aug 16 14:11:12 2003

Resignation

Xylo

Tue Aug 26 16:51:12 2003

58

Sat Jul 10 15:34:14 2004

Resignation

Nayeli

Tue Jul 20 18:14:14 2004

76

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Nayeli

Sat Oct 16 22:09:46 2004

43

Thu Dec 1 15:31:33 2005

Resignation

Araltaln

Thu Dec 15 15:31:33 2005

32


Incumbent

Viper House Master

Name of master Elected on Votes cast Removed on Removal method

Landis

Unknown [1996]

Unknown



Karek

Fri Aug 8 20:25:12 1997

Appointed by Ceres

Thu Sep 17 16:16:18 1998

Elected to Guildmaster






Duey

Mon Sep 28 20:59:22 1998

52

Wed Apr 21 05:27:21 1999

Vote of no confidence

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Thu Dec 10 06:42:12 1998

Reason given:

[none required]

Votes for: 8

Votes against: 12

Votes total: 21

Successful: No

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Sat Mar 20 11:59:53 1999

Reason given:

[none required]

Votes for: 16

Votes against: 8

Votes total: 24

Successful: No

Requirements were more than 20 votes cast and a margin of 2:1 in favour.

No confidence vote

Requested by: Unknown

Seconded by: Unknown

Sat Apr 10 18:33:35 1999

Reason given:

[none required]

Votes for: 15

Votes against: 3

Votes total: 18

Successful: No

Requirements were more than 20 votes cast and a margin of 2:1 in favour.

No confidence vote

Requested by: Khan

Seconded by: Unknown

Fri Apr 16 04:05:27 1999

Reason given:

“As Duey is trying to resign I have called another vote of no-confidence”

Votes for: 24

Votes against: 1

Votes total: 25

Successful: Yes

Vermillion

Sun May 2 12:23:07 1999

60

Fri Oct 22 14:12:35 1999

Election to Guildmaster

Karek

Mon Nov 1 15:52:35 1999

47

Sat Jul 21 21:31:32 2001

Inactivity

Seethe

Wed Aug 1 01:04:17 2001

73

Sat Mar 16 15:27:30 2002

Resignation

Shinobi

Tue Mar 26 18:12:27 2002

52

Sun Oct 12 08:55:02 2003

Resignation

Vashti

Wed Oct 22 11:35:02 2003

76

Mon Jan 12 08:23:02 2004

Resignation

Sleffie

Thu Jan 22 11:03:02 2004

87

Fri Aug 13 04:58:25 2004

Assassins’ Guild split

Sleffie

Sat Oct 16 22:09:04 2004

45

Wed Mar 8 21:04:02 2006

Resignation

Grissom

Wed Mar 22 21:04:02 2006

45

Mon Jan 15 01:57:27 2007

Elected to Guildmaster

Ukko

Mon Jan 29 01:57:27 2007

33

Incumbent