XANTH Characters

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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KEY - Xanth titles, so far, by the numbers:
1 A Spell for Chameleon 2 The Source of Magic come) 3 Castle Roogna 4 Centaur Aisle 5 Ogre, Ogre 6 Night Mare 7 Dragon on a Pedestal 8 Crewel Lye 9 Golem in the Gears 10 Vale of the Vole 11 Heaven Cent 12 Man from Mundania 13 Isle of View 14 Question Quest 15 The Color of Her Panties 16 Demons Don't Dream 17Harpy Thyme 18 Geis of the Gargoyle 19 Roc and a Hard Place 20 Yon Ill Wind 21 Faun & Games 22 Zombie Lover 23 Xone of Contention 24 The Dastard 25 Swell Foop 26 Up in a Heaval 27 Cube Route 28 Currant Events (2004) 29 Pet Peeve (2005) 30 Stork Naked (to 31 Air Apparent (to come)

A LERT ABSCISSA

HUMAN HUMAN

ACQUAINTANCE SHIP MACHINE HUMAN ADAM ADNAMA AEOLUS AGENDA ANDREWS AGENT ORANGE HUMAN THING HUMAN

AGORA AIRY AL EYE ALANDA ALECTO

OGRE HUMAN? EYEBALL ELEMENTAL FURY

Servant at Blue Castle, Pyramid 21 Moves along the female X coordinate. 19 Twin to Ordinate. ferry on the Fanta Sea 28 Assumes essence of what Helps the Baldwin family cope 20 he sees Changes color of other’s Twin girl, 10, Amanda’s sister 20 hair The Storm King, King of Xanth before 23 Trent A very organized young woman, one of 11 Grey’s computer-arranged dates. Killing plants in the A vaguely catlike creature who works 5 vicinity for the Catapult in the Region of Madness. Where it passes, plants wither and die. agoraphobia ogress nursemaid who card for 28

Clio
Diction talking eyeball at date palm on Isle of Fellowship, with May Eye The Force of Land One of the Furies (see also Tisiphone and Megaera), three dog-faced old women who serve retribution on guilty offspring. Alecto is the Fury of sorrows. Finding things 20 24 19 7

ALEXANDRA ALISTER ALOE VERA ALPHA CENTAURI

ALPHA CENTURI Amanda AMANDA AMANDA AMAZONIA AMBER DAWN

A young man who can find anything except an answer. He is featured in the Encyclopedia of Xanth. HUMAN young woman soothing burns CENTAUR The leader of a group of centaurs working for Humfrey. They owe him a year’s indebtedness for wiping out the lightning bugs. CENTAUR Guardian of Ptero boundary GIRLFON See Girlfon. HUMAN Changes color of own hair Twin girl, 10, Adnama’s sister HUMAN changes one kind of plant to another ELF One of the Warrior Elves CROSSBREED to produce a sticky resin Daughter of Justin Tree and Breanna of

WEREDOLPHIN HUMAN

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XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS that can trap debris, insects, enemies, or whatever else it contacts, hardening and preserving them for later use. Splitting in the absence of magic Animates rocks becoming a carrot conjuring Mundane objects absent mindedness the Black wave: amber color, brown hair like waves of grain

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AMBIGUS ANA CONDA ANAIRAM ANATHE MA ANDREA ANGELA ANN ARKY ANN CHOVIE ANN GINA ANN TENNA ANNA CONDA ANNA GRAM ANNE ANNIE MATION ANOMY

CENTAUR NAGA HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN MERMAID HUMAN HUMAN NAGA ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

A centaur who found his talent with Humfrey’s help: in Mundania, he splits into a human and a horse. female; passed on the trail Twin girl, 12, Mariana’s sister A repulsively ugly, but kind-hearted woman. Serves excellent gruel.

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wild black hiar and eyes, prominent bosom/cleavage Isle of Fellowship

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causes sore throats or hurting hearts aluminum colored hair, silver eyes hearing from afar

ANOREXIA NERVOSA HUMAN APOP TOSIS ARGES ARNOLDE SKELETON CYCLOPS CENTAUR

ARROWHEAD ARTE MENIA ARTHUR ITIS ASH

ELF HUMAN HUMAN MERMAID

ASHLI

HUMAN

A female Naga. changes things by rearranging letters of words becoming solid, becoming with twin Leigh 29 diffuse making pictures come to 26 life having stupid ideas one who does dastardly deeds of 24,26 abolishing the good adventures of others, calls himself dashing An attractive, but extremely thin woman 12 who is constantly dieting. One of Grey’s computer-arranged dates. Pun: apoptosis = cell death 22 Brother of Brontes and Stereopes. These 7 three cyclopes made up the Powers of Air, until they fell into disfavor. Magic aisle Known as the Archivist, Arnold 4,6,7,9,14,19,28 generates an aisle of magic wherever he goes. He can also generate a Mundane aisle in Xanth by using reverse wood. A member of the tribe of Flower Elves, 8 who carries a bow and quiver of arrows for protection. Persuasion of sincerity The Slave Master in Iris’ memory. 18 makes people’s joints stiff 24 Reading titles (with help) A bored blonde mermaid. When she 17,22 combines her talent with Cedar and Mahogany, the three of them can ascertain exactly one title. can look forward in time 25

XANTH Characters
NAME ASTRID ATTILA THE PUN AURORA AWL AYITYM BABE BAREFACE VON WRYN BASH BASH-FUL BEAU BEAUREGARD

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS 20 21 22 9 22 28 15 CROSSBREED Shining PUN MERMAID ELF HUMAN Absorbs one property of anything he touches ANIMAL OGRE OGRE OGRE HUMAN DEMON Daughter of Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie He spreads awful puns Winged mermaid from Cone A member of the Tool elf tribe.

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Blue ox belonging to Paul Bunyan Fannie’s husband.

BECCA BEC ON CALL BECKA

HUMAN HUMAN

changing folk’s personalities

has a garden of puns 28 baby ogre 28 male, brown hair with blond tips, hazel 26 eyes, athletic, wields strip club A friend of Humfrey’s. He is highly 1,2,4,14 educated, and is writing a doctoral thesis: “Fallibilities of Other Intelligent Life in Xanth”. He is only moderately demonic-looking: his horns are vestigial, and his tail is tufted, not barbed. 27 16 24,25,26,27,28

BENJAMINE BENTLEY BENZENE BRASSIE BERT BIANCA

BIG BLUE NOSE BIGFOOT

BILL BINK

BI-POLAR

A brave female curse fiend, and Hydrogen’s loyal helper, always at his call. The two later marry. DRAGON/HUM daughter of Draco, cute blonde hair, AN crossbreed brown eyes, dragon portion has bright green scales with purplish tinge towards the ends, wings like Draco’s ZOMBIE guard HUMAN Edsel’s brother BRASSIE makinmg things soft and identical twin girl, daughter of Esk and dissolved Bria, Granddaughter of Smash and Tandy. Fair hair and eyes. HUMAN half of former centaur - see Lam HUMAN Replay Married to Roland, and mother of Bink. Her talent “replay” allows her to jump back in time for five seconds, but is limited to a small area of space. OGRE One of Marzipana Giganta’s henchmen. GIANT Bigfoot is estimated to be about 60 feet tall. He is invisible, but easy to locate due to his huge footprints, noisy passage, and horrendous smell. HUMAN diabetic, dead at 29 HUMAN Protection from magic The son of Roland and Bianca who was banished for his apparent lack of talent. He was later recognized as Magician when the true nature of his powers became clear. He is married to Chameleon, and father of Dor. At age 81, youthened to 21 BEAR

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15 1,9

28 1,2,6,9,13,14,17,22

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XANTH Characters
NAME BIRD OF A FEATHER BLACK DRAGON BLACK PETE BLOODROOT BLUE STEEL BLUEBELL BLUEJAY BLYGHT BRASSIE

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SPECIES AVIAN DRAGON HUMAN ELF DEMON ELF FELINE BRASSIE TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS The King of birds, ruler of all the birds 5 in Xanth, except the Simurgh. leader of the land dragons. Huge, drinks 28 tea Dishonesty An accomplished liar and thief, host of 11 Thieves’ Isle. A member of the tribe of Flower Elves, 8 who carries a red bag containing blood poison as a weapon. A demon patrolman with blue skin and a 2 head that is flat on top. Works with Copper. A maiden of the Flower Elf tribe, and 8,14 ancestor of Rapunzel. She has a brief liason with Jordan. Mundane cat 21 Also known as Blythe, which she 5,6,14 prefers. Her people, the brassies, are the metal humanoid residents of the City of Brass in the hypnogourd. See Blyght. On Isle Of Women: Cousin To Clinging 22 Vine ghost in gourd haunted house 28 man of green goo, a winged merman in 28 Xanth 28 can imitate anything,

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BLYTHE BO VINE BOOO BOREALIS BORTRE BORYWOG BOSS BRAILLE

BRASSIE HUMAN GHOST MERMAN HUMAN HUMAN DOG CENTAUR

even objects
The frail and old former tutor of Omen. 90 pound black labrador; found a home with Lacky; on Ptero With his talent, Braille can transcribe documents so that those who can’t read can sense their meaning. He is in love with Jara, a human girl, in a relationship that is normally forbidden. A creature of tremendous intelligence, magic, and conscience. It protects the demon X(a/n)th. Since it can’t move, it operates through thought suggestions which seem to creatures like their own ideas. tree faun, neighbor of Forrest Faun, lost in the Void age 16, killed in drunk driving accident, passenger in car that hit a tree Black Wave girl, age 15, lustrous black hair to waist, glowing green eyes, nice figure. Unnamed 4 24,27 16

Transcribing documents

BRAIN CORAL

THING

Suggestion

2,3,14,17

BRANCH BRANDON RISNER BREANNA

FAUN HUMAN HUMAN See in blackness

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BREANNA’S PARENTS HUMAN BRENN HUMAN BRIA BRASSIE BRASSIE

can become a brick wall
Blythe Brassie’s daughter, she has an

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS accomodation spell which enables her to marry Esk Ogre. BAT The obnoxious but loyal leader of a 11 battalion of bats who guard Draco’s lair. HUMAN 29 makes bridges appear CROSSBREED Son of Esk ogre and Bria Brassie 21 CYCLOPS Brontes and his brothers Stereopes and 7 Arges were once the Powers of Air, but fell out of favor. HUMAN On isle of Women: Small, elfin woman 22 with brown knees which she is eager to show off, and more. HUMAN 27 finger writing in stone HUMAN A zombie servant of the Zombie Master. 3 BRASSY Changing weight and Son of Bria and Esk. With his talent, he 15,19,26,27 softness can make things hard and heavy, or soft and light. Nice young man. CANINE A cast-off dog that Kim rescues from its 16 Mundanian bubble. GOBLIN A member of the Goblinate of the 12 Golden Horde. ELF A member of the tribe of Flower Elves, 13 ally of Godiva Goblin. ELF A member of the tribe of Flower Elves, 8 he goes armed with a cactus spine. HUMAN knows when, not quite pretty girl 26 what MUSE daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 HUMAN makes brief random 29 appearances TRANSMUTO Changes species every Rose’s dog, from the Dog Star. He’s 15 day quite Sirius. CENTAUR Finding things Chena’s elder brother. 19,20 HUMAN CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR/GIR going in and out of the L Void FELINE

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BRICK BAT BRIGITTE BRISKIL BRONTES BROWN KNEES BRUCE BRUCE BRUSQUE BRASSYOGRE BUBBLES BUCKTOOTH BUD CACTUS CAITLIN CALLIOPE CAMEO CANIS MAJOR CARLTON or CARLETON CARTER CASSAUNDRA CASSAUNOVA CASSIE CATAPULT

changing color of body parts

cute little boy

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has no power of prophecy, but others 25 think she does has ambition but not ability to be every 25 filly’s lover can assume either form 23 A feline creature the size of a small sphinx, with a tail that expands into a sort of netted web, allowing it to hurl large objects. Zombie Centaur on Ptero Winged Centaur whose blankets are magic: blanket of silence, etc. On isle of Women: She pretends to be talking animals. 5

CATARRH CATHRYN CATRANA CAYLA CEDAR

CENTAUR CENTAUR DEMON HUMAN MERMAID

Blankets

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can knit anything Reading titles (with help) A bored redheaded mermaid, encountered by Trent, Gloha, and

XANTH Characters
NAME

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CEDRIC CEDRIC THE 10TH CELESTE CENCOW CENMAID CENMARE CENTER CENTURION CERCI CEREBRAL CESAR CHAFE CHALICE CHAMELEON

CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR CROSSBREED CROSSBREED CROSSBREED CENTAUR CENTAUR MERWOMAN CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR HUMAN

CHAOS CHARITY CHARLES HORSE (CHARLIE) CHARNAL CHARYBDIS CHAZ CHE

CROSSBREED CENTAUR HORSE CENTAUR ZOMBIE CENTAUR CENTAUR

Cynthia. When she works with Ash and Mahogany, the threesome can read one title. The construction supervisor at Roogna’s 3 castle. He has been most unpleasantly deceived by his mate. Distant descendent of Cedric Centaur 20 Cedric’s less than helpful mate. 3 son of Chet Centaur and a fat sea cow 24 Centaur/Mermaid crossbreed 20 Centair/Nightmare crossbreed 20 to see inside a person and 25 tell what’s wrong A centaur from Centaur Isle, on a quest 12 to discover his talent from the Pythian oracle. Change men to pigs On Pyramid’s Gray Face 21 An itinerant centaur who tutored Ida 15 when she was growing up among the otterbees. Isle of Fellowship 24 Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Pottery Earthy Brown Blue Mare Of Pyramid 21 Phasic: changes Chameleon’s talent changes with the 1,2,3,4,6,7,11,13,14, intelligence & beauty month. She goes through three distinct 17,22 phases, who each have a different name. (See also Dee, Wynne and Fanchon). She is married to Bink. At age 76, youthened to 16 Turns things transparent Son of Metria 21 Isle of Fellowship 24 27 causes muscle spasms Isle of Fellowship zombie whirlpool in Xanth near Isle of Cats leader of 10 blue centaurs on Blue Face of Pyramid The winged foal of Cheiron and Chex. He is chosen by the Simurgh for great things, and destined to change the history of Xanth by tutoring her chick Sim. Winged centaur Dappled stallion, on Pyramid’s Blue Face Guide on Centaur Isle plays crooked cards Cheiron is a winged centaur. He has golden hooves and silver wings, and is leader of all the winged monsters. He is Chex’s mate, and Che’s sire. 24 26 21 13,15,17,19,20,22,24 ,25,28,29

CHEA CHECKERS CHEERY CHEETAH CHEIRON

CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR ANIMAL CENTAUR

Board games

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XANTH Characters
NAME CHEL CHELE CHELINE CHELLE CHELSY CHEM

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SPECIES CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR INSECT CENTAUR CENTAUR TALENT DESCRIPTION ChelCynthia’s foal, born 1110 BOOKS

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CHEN CHENA

CENTAUR CENTAUR

CHENILLE CHERIE

CENTAUR CENTAUR

CHERIN CHERISH CHESTER

CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR

CHET

CENTAUR

CHEVALIER CHEX

CENTAUR CENTAUR

CHICKENLIPS CHICKORY CHIDE CHIFFON CHILK CHIME CHIP CHISEL CHLORINE

DEMON CENTAUR CENTAUR CENTAUR HUMAN CENTAUR CENTAUR ELF HUMAN

24 28 ChelCynthia’s foal, born 1107 24 22 Che’s little sister, a winged centaur filly. 19 Twin to Cherish. Projecting maps With her talent, Chem can manifest, in 5,6,7,10,14 thin air, a map of anything she has seen. She is the filly of Chester and Cherie, and is Chet’s sister. ChelCynthia’s foal, born 1108 24 Activating magic rocks Carlton’s sister. A young centaur filly, 19,20 exiled from Centaur Isle for obscenity: she had a magic talent. Later became a winged centaur. Seamstress Filly, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Beauty Married to Chester, and dam of Chet and 1,2,4,9,10 Chem. She has trouble coming to terms with her own, or any other centaur’s, talent. ChelCynthia’s foal, born 1109 24 Che’s little sister, a winged centaur filly. 19 Twin to Chelsy. Conjuring a silver flute A strong-willed centaur with a homely 1,2,9,10,14 face, but handsome hindquarters. He is married to Cherie, sire of Chem and Chet, and nephew of Herman the Hermit. The flute that he conjures plays beautiful music. Calculus The foal of Cherie and Chester, and 2,4,5,6,7,10 Chem’s brother. His talent allows him to turn boulders into small stones, a process which he calls “Calculus”. head stallion of Centaur Isle 29 Lightening objects Chex is Chem and Xap’s winged filly. 10,11,12,13,14,15, When she flicks things with her tail, 17,18,19 they become lighter. Since her wings aren’t strong, she uses her talent on herself to fly. 26 Herbalist Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Makes things transparent Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Invisible wall A young practical joker of the North 1,26 Village. Minstrel Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 Shatters objects Male, on Pyramid’s Blue Face 21 A member of the Tool elf tribe. 9 Poisoning water Girl, plain, stupid, mean spirited with 20,21,22,23,25,26,27 greenish-yellow hair and complexion, with shrewish mother and brutish father. Changed by NIMBY to be beautiful, smart, healthy, and nice—with integrity,

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS compassion, wympathy, empathy, thoughtfulness, tempered by realism A young female centaur on Centaur Isle. 14 She acted as MareAnn and Humfrey’s guide during their census of Xanth’s talents. Mundane, dead 21 duplicating self changes age to four times or one quarter HUMAN 23 25 26

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CHRISSY

CENTAUR

CHRISTEPHER “JOKER” JUSTINO CHRISTOPHER CHRISTOPHER CHRONOS CINDI

HUMAN HUMAN

with an eye and see says “I see” and sees what she names curse-talent of immunity to the Adult Conspiracy
clairvoyance Claps hands for reports

CINDY CIRIANA

CENTAUR HUMAN

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CLAIRE CLAIRE VOYANT CLAPPY CLARIFICANT CLINGING VINE CLIO

DEMON ANIMAL HUMAN OGRESS HUMAN MUSE

COLT COM BAT COM PANION COM PASSION

HUMAN ANIMAL MACHINE MACHINE Changes local reality

COM PETE COM PEWTER

SERPENT MACHINE Changes local reality

COM POUND COMEALONG CONAN THE LIBRARIAN

MACHINE GOLEM OGRE

Pun: Declare 22 glossy black cat, fine whiskers, delicate 26 paws News, weather reports occur when he 22 claps his hands sister of Opague Ogre 28 On isle of Women: cousin to Bo Vine 22 The Muse of history. She lives on 7,12,15,22,28 Mount Parnassus, and writes magic texts on Xanth. Daughter of Ebner and Mnem, thrice cursed: no curves, danger every day, will die young small boy with hemimengalencephaly 29 aggressive bat at Mt. Pinatuba; can talk 27 human baby computer, Pewter and Passion's 28 child Computer, similar to Com Pewter, but 21,22,23,24,25,26,28 female and friendly, because a love spring runs through her cave. Tutor for princesses. giant serpent who like to race at Mt. 27 Pinatuba; can understand human A machine made by the Muses of 9,12,14,16,17,22,23, Parnassus to assist them by recording 24,25,26,28,29 reality. However, it was misdesigned so that it remakes reality within the confines of its cave. Tutor for princesses. Com Panion's brother 28 (Knotty) made of naughty pine. Getaway 28 Golem’s girlfriend The groom at a wedding Okra attended. 15 He is exceptionally strong. He can

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION squeeze a dictionary into one word. Married to the Tasmania Devil. BOOKS

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CONTRARY CONTUMELO CONUN DRUM Cookie Lady COPPER CORY

CENTAUR HUMAN HUMAN Human DEMON HUMAN

No talent The infuriatingly arrongant Curse Fiend Playmaster. punnish drummer age 62, from Mundania (killed by drunk driver) A demon patrolman with coppery skin. Works with Blue Steel. very tall woman , dark - 6’4”, name short for Corybant, a wildly dancing spirit Sidestepping: they link

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half talent of sidestepping - see Tessa

hands and step backwards into the other realm, as they call it, which is invisible, so they seem to be in this realm, but can walk through trees or rock, or rain without getting wet. It can be a shortcut to places, once they know the route
One who is warming the air, melting the 23 ice A member of the Flower Elf tribe, and 8 cousin to its leader, Oleander. Subchief of the Chasm Clan. 3 An extremely dumb ogre. A prospect 15 for marriage with Okra, in the opinion of her great aunt Fannie. Son of Dolyh/Electra 21 can make music by rubbing her hands 28 together In northern Xanth 20 Also known as Mare Crisium, which see. Humfrey and Sofia’s soldier son. 1,2,3,4,6,14,17 Spoiled by Demoness Metria as a child, he hated women for a time. However, he later marries Jewel the Nymph, and becomes the father of Tandy. His talent allows him to point to anything. Scintalla’s father 21 An aggressive member of the Chasm 3 Goblin Clan. King of the Flower Elves. 8 A vegetarian ogre (he doesn’t eat 2,3,4,10,14 humans). He “rescued” a curse fiend actress dressed as an ogress from danger that was actually staged. However, the two became smitten and married. He is the father of Smash. 28

COTWO COWSLIP CRAVEN CRAWLING BANKS CRESCENDO CRICKET CRIMEA CRISI CROMBIE

DEMON ELF GOBLIN OGRE HUMAN HUMAN RIVER makes folk cry NIGHT MARE HUMAN Direction Music From Anything Touched

CRONY CROOL CROWN-OF-THORNS CRUNCH

HUMAN GOBLIN ELF OGRE

CRYSTAL

HUMAN

seeing ourselves as

XANTH Characters
NAME CRYSTAL CUE “CUBE”

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others see us
Winged centaur, formerly human; friend 20 of Chena. A plain woman, age 20, who longs to be 27 summoning and directing nickelpedes beautiful, believing that she could get a good man and make a happy marriage then. She has gumption. Pun Knight 29 Pun Knight encountered when flying 27 A curtly speaker. 18 Man from the Curse Fiends, or Friends, 16 as he prefers, looking for neighbors to colonize the fringe of Lake Ogrechobee. one is shy, pacifistic, other violent 23 A young human woman transformed by 17,18,19,20,22,25,29 Trent (in his evil phase) into a winged centaur. She has been preserved in Brain Coral’s pool for seventy-two years. Because of her talent, children accept her as a parent. Cyrus is the halfling son of Siren and 6,16 Morris the Merman. Like his mother, he can change his lower body from legs to a tail at will. He marries Merci Merwoman. 26 Becca’s boyfriend, half demon, who can 27 temporarily kill things 26 27 GAVE UP TALENT FOR Kim’s prize 27 of Erasure 28 henchman of D. Zaster 28 Cease’s sister, who can stop things 27 Isle of Fellowship 24 Isle of Fellowship 24 henchman of D. Zaster 28 Isle of Fellowship 24 stubborned demon who sees things 27 through henchman of D. Zaster 27,28 27 Isle of Fellowship 24 leader of Demon Wave gang 28 see Lija 22 Son of Dana and Humfrey. 14,15,25

CUMNAVIGATE CUMSPECT CUMULO FRACTO NIMBUS CURT CURTIS

HUMAN HUMAN CLOUD HUMAN HUMAN

CY CYNTHIA

CENTAUR CLONE CENTAUR

generates a clone of himself Apparent

CYRUS

MERMAN

D. BASE D. CEASE D. CEIT D. CENT D. LETE D. LICIOUS D. MEAN D. SIS D. SPARE D. SPISE D. STORY D. TAIN D. TERMINED D. VIATE D. VIOUS D. VOTED D. ZASTER DADDY & MOMMY DAFREY

DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMONESS DEMON DEMONESS DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON DEMON HUMAN HUMAN

XANTH Characters
NAME DAGGER DANA

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SPECIES DRAGON TATTOO DEMON TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS 5 inch long green dragon, red wings 28 steamer, 2 hawk-like clawed feet A demoness with a problem: she has a 14,15,25,28 soul and a conscience. Humfrey’s first wife and mother of their son Dafrey. Her real name is Dara, but she never bothered to correct Humfrey, who is befuddled as it is. 25 girl, dirty blond hair to waist, dark blue eyes, 5'3"unicorn matching blue Real name of Demoness Dana, which see. A young boy who helps Gwenny, Che, and Jenny on their way to Nameless Castle. twin brother of Darren

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DANIEL DANIELLE DARA DARREN DARRON

HUMAN UNICORN DEMON HUMAN

talks to the wind and it obeys

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Making one thing into another

HUMAN

endows inanimate objects with magical properties
Mundane

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DASTARD DAVID (BALDWIN) DAVINA DAWN

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

Knowledge of the Animate

DAY STALLION

EQUINE

DEANNA DEARTH DEE

FAUNA DEMON HUMAN

DEE CEASED DEE COMPOSED DEIRDRE DEJA DELL DEMON STRATE DEMONICA DEMOS DESIREE

ZOMBIE ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN CENTAUR

oversight Sees the future can change into any landbound creature

see Anomy Mary Baldwin’s son, 12, brown eyes 20,23,25,28 turned green by sight of Chlorine’s panties, blond hair On isle of Women: Looks like the 22 neighbor woman One of Electra’s twin daughters, sister of 15,16,19,20,21,22,26 Eve. Her Magician caliber talent ,29 enables her to tell anything about any living thing. Seen as a lovely age 18 in Faun. The leader of the day mare herd. He is a 6,26 golden wingless flying horse, and is invisible to people. His task is to assign daydreams to their day mare carriers. Nymph top, goat bottom: female faun 21 see Earth A personality phase of the character 1 Chameleon. In this phase, she possesses average looks and appearance. (See also Wynne, Fanchon and Chameleon). 22 22 28 Young man 20 Chet Centaur’s grandson 24 Isle of Fellowship Vore and Nada’s future daughter Son of Vore/Nada The “so long hoped for” Girl in the 24 19,20,23,24,26,28,29 21 18,19

DEMON DEMON/HUMA N CROSSBREED Charging things with magic DRYAD

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS Wood. Also known as Desi the Desolate. tries to arrest Good Magician for 26 obstruction of justice Black Labrador, female, with white 27 diamond on her chest (run over by a car) Library pun 23 28 Unnamed, at Good Magician’s castle Leader of the dog pack. A member of the Flower Elves, who carries a spear tipped with a canine tooth. Prince, son of Prince Dolph and the ancient Princess Taplin, delivered 1091, Ptero, killed by Sea Hag talking Dolph can change his own form instantly, which is helpful in his many adventures, some incognito. He is the son of Irene and Dor, and Ivy’s younger brother. He was once betrothed to Nada Naga and Electra at the same time, but married only Electra. The ghost of a man who died seeking wealth to feed his family. Donkey resembles the animal he is named after, with a small, grey body, and large ears. He is a friend of Ivy, Murphy, and Electra. A zombie dragon. Dor is the son of Bink and Chameleon. He undertakes the tapestry adventure, and there befriends Jumper. He later marries Irene, and becomes the father of Ivy and Dolph. Later King. son of Princess (daughter of Merlin and Tapis, delivered 216, age 20 in 236 when mishap occurred and Electra went instead) A ghost kitchen maid, she is middleaged, portly and snappish. A young curse-fiend woman. she can use her talent to make pictures on the wall 21 18 8 24,27

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DETECTIVE PATRICK HUMAN DIAMOND DICK SHUN ARY DIGIT ALICE DIRECTOR OF PLAY DOGMA DOGWOOD DOLIN DOLL-FIN DOLPH DOG HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN CANINE ELF HUMAN DOLPHIN HUMAN doing the right thing

her massage heals a broken heart

Shape changing

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DONALD THE SHADE HUMAN DONKEY CENTAUR

Flying Changing hoof-color

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DOOFUS DOR

DRAGON HUMAN

Conversing with inanimate

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DORAN

HUMAN

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DOREEN DORIS DOT DOT/DON DRACO

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN DRAGON

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expanded spot on wall changes gender at will

DRAGOMAN DRAGON DRAGON

23 A firedrake—a small (relatively), ornate, 11,13,15,24,29 fire-breathing dragon. He took the Firewater Opal from Merwin the merman in a misunderstood contest, but redeems himself later. A dragon who collects maidens. 15

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NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS Responsible for encasing Ida in crystal, until she was found and freed by Mela and Okra. A magnificent dragon, very intelligent, 3 as befitting his rank. He has iridescent scales, bright brass claws, a gold-plated snout, and eyes like moons. Queen and leader of dragons, she has a 5 penchant for “Monster Comics”. Defender of the Good Magician’s castle, 15 at first appearance a dragon, but actually helpful in his own way. Goblin/Harpy crossbreed 22 A demon who disguises himself as a 14 young, trapped child, to trick Rose. His talent works by opening doors when he plays his hornpipe. Large dragon head, long greenish 27,28

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DRAGON KING

DRAGON

DRAGON LADY DRAGONDOLA DRARPLIN DREAD REDHEAD

DRAGON THING CROSSBREED DEMON Piping open doors

DREK DRAGON

DRAGON

breath is perfume when happy, stench when angry.

DREW

DRAGON

DRIVEL DRAGON DROPSY DRUSIE

SEA SERPENT emulation ZOMBIE DRAGON

snoot, myriad teeth, big eyes, and small ears male; tiny committed telepathic 28 air fire dragon; blue scaled, blue eyed, translucent wings pretending to be a male zombie 26 dragon
22 female; tiny committed telepathic 28

air steam dragon; pink scaled, pink eyed, translucent wings
DRYAK DUG DEMON/CENT AUR HUMAN 23 A skeptical but spunky young Mundane 16,19,23 man who enters Xanth by way of his computer, to compete in the adventure game. 27 A nice, attractive young woman who has 12 trouble reading. One of Grey Murphy’s computer-arranged dates. poisonous 23 Royal Historian of Xanth, appointed by 14 Humfrey. E<A/R>TH A shemale demon in 9,25,28 X(a/n)th’s social system, competing with him for status. In X(a/n)th’s opinion, she is rather mundanish. A Magician and historical figure of 1,14,28 Xanth. King. His talent enables him to enhance or partially transform things to make them more useful. Father of the 9 Muses.

DUPLI KATE DYSLEXIA E COLI E. TIMBER BRAM EARTH

HUMAN HUMAN CREATURE HUMAN DEMON

can twin or triple grown people

ALL MAGIC

EBNEZ

HUMAN

Adapting magical inanimate things

XANTH Characters
NAME ECK SRAY EDSEL EGOR EIGHT BITS EIGHT LATE ELECTRA

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SPECIES HUMAN OGRE EQUINE HUMAN HUMAN TALENT sees through things Dug’s friend who introduces him to the game of Xanth. He is after Dug’s girlfriend, Pia. A zombie ogre in service to the Zombie Master. The assembled quarter-horse. An Aspect of MPD, which see. Electra is the size and form of a child with freckles, even though she is older. With her talent, she can jolt people. Marries Prince Dolph, and has twins Dawn and Eve.. DESCRIPTION BOOKS 24 16,18,23 3

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Dehancement Electricity

19 19 11,12,13,14,15,20, 21,22,26

ELENA HUMAN ELSIE

HUMAN HUMAN

Literature - summoning character from book she holds Turning water into wine

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EMALL EMILY EMJAY EPI CENTAUR EPOXY OGRE ERATO ERICA ESKIL

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN CENTAUR OGRE MUSE MERMAID OGRE

ESSO BEE ETCETERA EUPHORIA

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

EUTERPE EVE

MUSE HUMAN

EVIL PRIME FAIRY NUFF FANCHON

FOREST FAIRY HUMAN

Elsie accomplished her talent by 8 touching water with her finger. She was Jordan’s first girlfriend, and had ambitions to civilize him. man with two tattoos: Fern and Dagger 28 keeper of the daydream garden 29 A woman compiling a lexicon of Xanth, 9 with her trusty sidekick MiKe. making the ground quake female 26 making things hard identical twin and son of Esk and Bria, 26 boy, fast grandson of Smash and Tandy. Dark hair and eyes. love poetry Daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 Sings compellingly Winged mermaid 11,22 Saying “no” Eskil, nicknamed “Esk”, is actually only 10,14,15,25,26 one quarter ogre, and one quarter each of human, curse fiend, and nymph. Using his talent, he can change a creature’s intentions toward him, without the creature really understanding why. mean man, makes mountains out of 29 molehills girl 27 etc. talent An attractive young woman with 12 swirling hair, hypnotic eyes, and a lush figure, who is into drugs. One of Grey’s computer-arranged dates. epic poetry daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 Knowledge of inanimate One of Electra’s twin daughters, sister of 15,16,19,20,21,22,26 Dawn. Her Magician caliber talent ,29 enables her to tell anything about any inanimate thing. Seen as a lovely age 18 in Faun. Forest primeval on Cone 22 The grouchy operator of a solution 16 booth at the fair. A personality phase of the character 1

XANTH Characters
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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS Chameleon. In this phase, she is brilliant, but also bad-tempered and very ugly. (See also Dee, Wynne, and Chameleon). Georgia Farmer 23 Gay faun 21 elderly man from the future 28 Zombie who appears live for half a day 26 28 Pun Knight 29 King of the cowfolk. 8 5 inch high winged fairy, red outfit, 28 purple wings, blue highlights Okra’s mother. 15 A large, muscular, fat demon with an 5 unkempt beard, and a barbed tail. Also known as D. Fiant. He is obsessed with Tandy and badgers her incessantly. 20 Fiero’s twin. 18 Fiera’s twin. 18 old estate gardener 27 kleptomaniac who steals “lost” objects 26 On isle of Women: Look’s like the girl 22 next door Fireoak is named for the tree she 5 inhabits. She is beautiful and appears young in human terms, even though she is more than a century old. 29 giant firebreathing, flying,

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FARMER JONES FAUST FAXON FAY TALL FEELUP FER FERDINAND FERN FERN KUDZU FIANT

HUMAN FAUN HUMAN ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN COWFOLK FAIRY TATTOO OGRE DEMON

feeling remotely

Dematerializing at will

FIERA FIERA FIERO FILIP Finders FIONA FIREOAK

ELEMENTAL HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HAMYDRYAD

The Force of Fire Controlling fire. Controlling fire

FIRESTORM

DRAGON

FLOURINE FORILI FORNAX FORREST FOWLMOUTH FRACTO FRANK FRAY FULSOME FEE GABRIEL Gail Marie

HUMAN VAMPIRE DEMON FAUN HARPY CLOUD HUMAN CLOUD FEE HUMAN HUMAN

can practically make water explode ALL MAGIC

indifferent, rational dragon, leader pale yellow complexion, corrosive personality maiden, Phaze Demoness

27 27 25, 26 21,22

the world stops and

Faun for a tree, protecting it and being supported by it; symbiotic One of Gloha and Harglo’s aunts. She 17,29 gives the kids flying lessons and illicit cussing lessons. A demon who disguised himself as a 4,12,13,15,16,17,18, wicked tempered cloud. He has taken 19,24 the title of King Cumulo Fracto Nimbus. He always speaks frankly about a 18 person’s faults. daughter of Fracto and Happy Bottom 24,25,27 The duck-footed leader of the Fee. 11 visiting Mundane boy 23 26

XANTH Characters
NAME

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listens when she speaks
GAP DRAGON Also known as Stanley Steamer. One of 1,5,6,7,9,10,12,15, the most formidable monsters of Xanth, 16,17 he destroys all creatures unfortunate enough to blunder into Gap Chasm. GOBLIN Chief of Goblinate of the Golden Horde 29 HARPY fowl of mouth; Guide for the Ring of 25,27 Air. GARGOYLE A gargoyle who must fulfill his geis to 18,19 the Swan Knee river. GARGOYLE A female gargoyle encountered by Gary 18,19 in his travels. CROSSBREED Son of Graeboe/Gloha (mention) 21 HUMAN know where every place is twin to Graphy 24 HUMAN Storyteller Called the Pawpaw Wizard 20 CENTAUR An elder of Centaur Isle. 4,6 HUMAN Communicates with water Grey’s son 21 THING A creature with an irregular, sinuous 3 body, small wings, claws, tail, and a lizard’s head. It holds territory by convoluting, dividing, surrounding, and whatever else is necessary to seize power. VAMPIRE Circa 900’ he had the reverse thread 20 GOLEM made by Sherlock 28 CROSSBREED Putting folk to sleep Daughter of Graeboe/ Gloha. Invisible. 21 Human aspect. Lives on Red Face of Pyramid GHOST A ghost writer in Grey’s household. 13 GIANT Son of Girard and Gina 21 ELF The leader of the Tool tribe of elves. 9 His body was temporarily occupied by the Sea Hag’s spirit. GIANT An invisible giantess, originally the 12 figment of a dream, now Girard’s love. GIANT Son of Girard and Gina 21 GIANT An invisible giant trapped in the realm 12 of the gourd (where he was visible), until rescued by Grey Murphy. MONSTER A creature, half girl, half griffin, named Amanda, which see. GOBLIN Isle of Fellowship 24 STORM GOBLIN GOLEM GOBLIN GOBLIN Isle of Fellowship 24 Grundy/Rapunzel’s daughter, Ptero 21 The daughter of Glory goblin and Hardy 11,13,17 harpy, Gloha is a winged goblin. A beautiful goblin girl, Goldy’s sister, 7,17,17 and Gorbage’s daughter. She shares her half talent with her love, Hardy Harpy— together, they’re invisible. Mother of DRAGON

GAPTOOTH GARNISHEE ZOMBIE GARY GAR GAYLE GOYLE GEDDY GEO GERALD TOWNE GEROME GERROD GERRYMANDER

GESTALT GETAWAY GHINA GHORGE GIM GIMLET GINA GINE GIRARD GIRLFON GISZMO GLADYS—see Happy Bottom GLITTER GLITTER GLOHA GLORY

Sparkle Invisibility

XANTH Characters
NAME GLYPH GNASTY GNOMAD

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GNAUGHTY GNOMIDE GNOME GNIFTY GNOMIDE GNOME GNITWIT GNOMAD GNOME WELL GNONESUCH GNOMAD GNYMPH GNOMIDE GO GO GOBBLE GODIVA GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GOBLIN GOBLIN GOBLIN

GOLDY GOLDIE GOLE GOLEM KING GOMER GOLE GOODY

GOBLIN HUMANOID GOLEM HUMANOID GOBLIN

GORBAGE GORGON

GOBLIN NYMPH

GOUTY

GOBLIN

GRABRAHAM

MONSTER

Gloha. A creature that is part winged horse, part 17 dragon, encountered by Gloha at Humfrey’s castle. A gruff patriarch of the Gnobody 8 Gnomes. A female gnome of the Gnobody tribe. 8 A helpful female gnome of the Gnobody 8 tribe. A male member of the Gnobody 8 Gnomes. Pun: know him well 22 A male member of the Gnobody 8 Gnomes. A female member of the Gnobody tribe. 8 Goody's lost wife 29 Gwenny’s illegitimate half brother, and 13,15 rival for Goblin Chiefdom. He is Xanth’s brattiest brat. Wife of Gouty goblin and mother of 13,15,29 Gwendolyn. She has voluminous hair, and a magic wand inherited from her mother, Goldy, with which she levitates people. Goldy levitates people or objects with 5,6,7,13,17 the aid of a magic wand. She is the eldest daughter of Gorbage goblin. Gole: horse-headed, hoofed, winged, 27 horse-tailed, fur covered. Can speak human; kind, benevolent and peaceful Makes and rules golems Horrendous 21 Gole: horse-headed, hoofed, winged, 27 horse-tailed, fur covered. Can speak human ; kind, benevolent and peaceful A polite, fairminded goblin, unpopular 12,16,29 bounce: bouncing things back at those with his own kind. He is offered as an alternate companion to Dug for his who send them, bad adventure in Xanth. Goblin Chief's son: or good reversed via reverse wood powder. Very nice and civil Chief of the North Slope Gap goblins, 5,7,13,14 and a doting father. Turning creatures to stone The personification of the feminine 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,11,12, promise/threat to men. The sight of 14,17,18,22,23,26 Gorgon’s face turned at first just males, and then eventually all creatures to stone. The exception was Humfrey, whom she married, HIS 5th wife. She is Hugo’s mother. The Chief of Goblin Mountain. Fat and 13 middle-aged, he has swollen legs. Married to Godiva, and Gwendolyn’s father. The monster under Ivy’s bed who 12

XANTH Characters
NAME GRACILE OSSEIN GRAEBOE GRANT GRAPHY GRAVIS

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SPECIES SKELETON GIANT HUMAN HUMAN SPHINX TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS 11,12,13,16 17,19 21 24 28 replaced Snortimer. A female walking skeleton, and the source of the Skeleton Key. Marrow Bones’ love. An ailing, elderly giant, and Greatbow’s cousin. His illness has made him turn visible, a bad sign. Readinf minds On Ptero know where every place is twin to Geo

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increasing or decreasing gravity in a region

GREAT AUNTIE FANNIE GREATBOW GREEN MURPHY GREGOR GREY MURPHY

OGRE GIANT HUMAN GRIFFIN HUMAN

GRINELLE GRISELDA GROBIGATAIL GROMDEN

GRIFFIN GRIFFIN HARPY HUMAN

GROSSCLOUT

DEMON

GROTESK GRUNDY

GOBLIN GOLEM

GUARDIAN GWENNY

DRAGON GOBLIN

Okra’s not-so-helpful aunt determined to 15 help her find a husband. Graeboe’s invisible cousin. He chases 17 intruders, driving them into Com Pewter’s cave. manipulates time to travel green hair, red eyes (oposite of 24 farther Rhythmn), Grey/Ivy’s daughter, delivered 1098 A sworn protector of Che Centaur, he 15 helps Mela and her companions get to Mount Parnassus. Null magic Grey Murphy is the son of Murphy and 11,12,13,14,15,21,23 Vadne. In addition to his Magician level ,24,29 skills of nullifying other magic, he is wise and excellent at solving problems. Marries Ivy Griselda’s mother, by Crombie in griffin 24 form female, yellow beak, red mane, blue 24 wingtip feathers Gloha’s aunt. 17 Divining history of an Gromden was King of Xanth 400 years 8,14 object after Roogna. He fathered Threnody during a brief liason with a demon. By holding an object in his hand, he can view its entire origin and history. An imposing demon with gnarled horns 14,15,16,17,19,26,27 and a swishing tail. He is a Professor at ,29 the University of Magic, and runs Xanth’s adventure game, among his other duties. Goblin chief of the Goblinate of the 12,13 Golden Horde. He is mean, even by goblin standards. Conversing with all living A small man-figure fashioned from 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,12, creatures wood, clay, rags, and other bits of 13,14,16,17,19,26,29 refuse, who later comes to life. He is affectionately tolerated, despite being a remarkable insulter. 4 headed dragon: fire, smoke, steam, 26 water Also known as Gwendolyn, a pretty, 13,15,17,19,22,26,29

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young Goblin princess who is lame and has poor vision. Her mother Godiva is helping her find a way to compensate for her handicaps so she can claim the Chiefdom of Goblin Mountain. Jenny Elf’s closest female friend. Chiefess of Goblin Mountain. HAGGI HUMAN Modem’s mom, a hag 20 HAGGY HARPY Leader of the Gap harpy flock. 7 HAL HALFLING Half wishes He gets half of what he wishes for. 19 HANNAH HARPY A member of the Gap harpy flock. 7 HANNAH BARBARIAN HUMAN Also known as Hannah the Handmaiden. 18,29 precision with A militant female barbarian. Metallic weapons arnor shaped to fit her body, militantly coiffed hair, amazonian skirt, violent feminist HAPPY MONSTER Bed Monster, baby (Author’s Note) 22 HAPPY BOTTOM HURRICANE Blowing things away Tropical Storm Gladys made magic 20 HARDY HARPY Invisibility One of the few male harpies. Intelligent 7,11,13,14 and handsome, he shares his half talent with his love Glory Goblin—together, they’re invisible. Father of Gloha. HARGA CROSSBREED Harpy/Naga crossbreed 20 HARGLO HALF-HARPY Gloha’s brother, and son of Hardy 17 Harpy and Glory Goblin. He has a human head and legs, and a harpy body and wings. HARMONY HUMAN singing/playing something One of Ivy’s triplet daughters. Brown 20,23,24,26.27,28,29 real hair, eyes. Makes harmony with a harmonica HAROLD HARPY An early harpy prince; consort to Helen. 3 HAROLD THE HUMAN 28 HANDYMAN HASBINBAD HUMAN Leader of the Nextwave Mundanes, who 6 brought recruits from Iberia and Morocco to Xanth. He had been transporting men, horses, and elephants to Hannibal, and thought he was entering Italy, Mundania. HASTINGS HUMAN A Soldier in Evil Trent’s Mundane 1 army. HATTY HARPY A harpy who was stoned by Gorgon. 7 HAWKSPITTLE GOBLIN A guard at Goblin Mountain. 15 HAZEL HUMAN 29 changes her eye color HEATHER HUMAN 27 conjuring sweet

smelling flowers
HEATHER HEATHER HUMAN HUMAN relates to dragons, brown hair, short 23 The innocent daughter of a 17 weaverwoman crone, whose baby, Veleno, is delivered to her before she is ready to be a mother. Unlike other members of her species, 3 Helen is an exceptionally beautiful and

HELEN

HARPY

XANTH Characters
NAME

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HELEN BACK HELEN OF TROY HENRY

DEMONESS

HUMAN

HERMAN THE HERMIT CENTAUR HIATUS HUMAN

HO HUMAN HOARY HARRIBUTTESGOBLIN HOE HOPHEAD HORACE HORNTENSE HORSEJAW ELF DEMON CENTAUR EQUINE HUMAN

HORSEMAN

WEREHORSE

HOTBOX HUGH MONGOUS HUGH MONGUS HUGO

MONSTER MONSTER HUMAN HUMAN

HUMBOLDT HUMFREY

HUMAN HUMAN

HYDROGEN

HUMAN

clean harpy. She was First Concubine to Harold Harpy, and later, Queen. A demoness who gives vital necessities 19 at inopportune times. Trojan's secret love 29 A deaf Mundanian who helps Ivy and 12 Grey with sign language. Summoning will o’ the Chester’s uncle. He was the first to 1 wisps recognize that centaurs had been in Xanth long enough to evolve magic. Manifesting sensory Hiatus can make noses, ears, eyes and 4,6,7,13,14,18,19 organs the like appear on any surface. He is Lacuna’s twin brother, and is the son of Jonathan and Millie. selective amnesia prospective husband for Ida 24 Gloha’s aunt. She has a caustic manner 17 of speech, which doesn’t quite hide her sincere concern for Gloha. A member of the Tool elf tribe. 9 26 Horace is a zombie centaur who died 10,16 from an accident in a game of peopleshoes. He is a guide for Chex and Ivy. A Unicorn, one of MareAnn’s beloved 14 companions. Projecting booms A bully who lives near Castle Roogna. 3,26 With his talent, he can project loud, sudden noises, startling the unsuspecting. Short circuit An evil offspring of a stallion and a 6,14 woman, he appears as either a white stallion or a handsome man, wearing a brass circlet. Called the “short circuit”, this band hooks its victims directly into the hypnogourd, trapping them there. A blue female wyvern at Chex and 11 Cheiron’s wedding. A rather stupid monoceros who blocks 15 travellers’ paths in the hopes of extorting something new and different. Entering books, changing 21 stories Conjuring fruit Hugo is the son of Humphrey (HU) and 7,8,9,11,12,14,17,22 Gorgon (GO). He seems unimpressive at first, but with the help of Ivy’s enhancing skills, comes into his own magically and intellectually. Humfrey’s older brother. 14 Information Also known as Good Magician 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11, Humfrey. He typically charges one 12,14,15,16,17,18, year’s service as the fee for an Answer 19,20,21,22,23,24,25 to a Question. ,26,27,28,29 A good Curse Friend Magician, who 16 helped the Curse Friends obtain their

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powers, and defeated Loudspeaker. He learned the secret of modifying talents, and then hid it for the good of Xanth. Married to Bec on call. A stand-in for the Ice Cream Crone, the 16 queen of the cold realm of eye scream. She is uncooperative with Dug and his companions. A Mundane archivist, and researcher of 4,6,29 Xanth. He is considered to be the best historian of Mundane Alabama. Ivy’s lost twin sister, raised as a 15,19,20,21,24,25,26 foundling by kind otterbees. Her talent ,27,28,29 lets her make ideas come true, but only if they come from someone who doesn’t know about her gift. She later acquires a tiny moon, Ptero, that orbits her head. Also as the Dragon Princess on Dragon World. A goblin who works for Godiva, his 13.15,19 speciality is Goblin Mountain Intelligence. Princess Ida’s child 24 A half vaporous man-creature the size of 5 an ogre. Whoever frees it from his bottle is rewarded by chosing the manner of his or her death. A very stupid creature, and juror at 11 Gracile Ossein’s trial. Ivy’s daughter on Pyramid 21 Filly with foals: Imina and Imino Hurry 21 A goblin who works for Godiva. Later 12,14,18 appointed to Foreign Relations Officer. See Mare Imbrium. Father of Quieta. 4,19 Irene was originally a sub-magician, and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, later became a full Sorceress. Her talent 12,13,14,15,19,22,26 causes plants to grow rapidly, ,29 completing full life cycles in minutes. Daughter of Iris and Trent, married to Dor, and mother of Ivy. She has green hair. A Sorceress, her abilities are on par with 1,2,3,4,6,9,14,17 the Magician Level. With her talent, she can create illusions that fool the physical senses. She is married to Trent, and is the mother of Irene. lovely woman 28 another Mundane patient 27 She has two forms: one made of iron, 22 the other doing the ironing Grey/Ivy daughter; green eyes, brown 21 hair, green dress A magic island on world of Torus 21

ICE QUEEN CLONE

HUMAN

ICHABOD IDA

HUMAN HUMAN Ideas that come true

IDIOT

GOBLIN supressing all thought

IDYLL HUMAN IFRIT OF THE BOTTLE DEMON

IGNOR AMUS ILENE ILURA IMBECILE IMBRI IMP ORTANT IRENE

HUMAN HUMAN CENTAUR GOBLIN EQUINE IMP HUMAN Controls storms

Green thumb

IRIS

HUMAN

Illusion

IRI SISTIBLE IRMA IRON MAIDEN ISABELLA EMILY CARYLYN ISLE OF NIFFEN

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN? HUMAN ISLAND Borrowing talents

XANTH Characters
NAME ITCHLIPS IVY

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SPECIES GOBLIN HUMAN TALENT Enhancement DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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IZE JACK IN THE BOX JACK OF DIAMONDS JACK POT JACKSON JADE JAFF JAMA JAMES JAN ITOR JANA JANEL JANELL JANET HINES JAYCN

DEMON GOLEM HUMAN HUMAN MERMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN MAGICIAN

One of the goblins of Mt. Etamin. 11 Ivy’s talent causes the qualities she 7,8,9,10,11,12,13, perceives to intensify. She is also 14,15,16,21,22,23,24 unique in having befriended the Gap ,27 Dragon, whom she calls Stanley Steamer. She is the daughter of Dor and Irene, and Dolph’s sister. She has a twin sister, Ida. She will one day be King. 21 A snakelike golem hidden in the outer 3 wall of Humfrey’s castle, whose job it is to persecute trespassers. A voice at Jacks-on-Ville 20 Pun: Jackpot 22 formed when a fish swallowed his lower 25 half makes anything into jade 24 stone A carpenter in the Black Village. 16 Married to Mari. Manifesting a sword An obnoxious youth of the North 1,26 Village. Silhouette’s embezzling accountant 27 Servant at Blue Castle, Pyramid 21 A girl who is in love with Braille 17 Centaur, in a relationship that is normally forbidden. persuading people 26 girl exaggeration 24 A resident of the fringe of the Region of 17,18,19 Madness. She has a fancy iris named after her. 27 marries Princess Ida #3 of converts gase to

liquid, to solid, to gas, Pyramid. He is red, she blue. and vice versa
JAYLIN JEANIE YUS JEEVES JENNY ELF HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN ELF Singing visions 25,28 cultivates Eye Queue vines 23 A zombie butler in the Zombie Master’s 7 household. An elf from the World of Two Moons, 13,15,16,19,20,22.24 inadvertantly visiting Xanth. Unlike ,26,29 Xanth’s elves, she has very pointed ears, four fingers, and is quite tall for an elf. Her talent allows her to sing visions into existence for sharing. Prince of the werewolves 22,26,29 27 sone of Jenny and Jeremy 29 A giant lying in the region of madness. 18,19 Jewel is responsible for properly 2,3,4,5,14,17 planting all gems in the ground for others to eventually find. Her talent

JEREMY JERRY TAMAGNI JERRY WELF JETHRO JEWEL

WEREWOLF MUNDANE WERE-ELF GIANT NYMPH

Scents of her feelings

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS allows her to smell like her feelings. Married to Crombie, and mother of Tandy. Drawing a door that opens Lives on Green Face of Pyramid Mundane Physics Professor at U Of Miami, age 39, black hair athletic A girl who fetches Kim at Squeedunk Community College, Mundania. Joan is actually a male fairy, who mistakenly received the name intended for a female (see John the fairy). He marries his misnamed counterpart.

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JFRAYA JIM BALDWIN JIM NASTIC JO JOAN

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN FAIRY

21 20 29 19 5

JOE JOE

HUMAN HUMAN

always being in the way

28 A member of the Black Wave, a group 16 of black settlers who came to Xanth to escape poor living conditions in Mundania. Not to be confused with Joe the fifth-waver. A brutish, maladorous member of the 3 Mundane Fifthwave. Not to be confused with Joe of the Black Wave. Farmer Jones son, (my son John) 23 John is actually a female fairy who 5 received the name intended for a male fairy. She marries her misnamed counterpart. Also known as Zombie Master. Jonathan 2,3,4,6,7,13,15,22,25 is a Magician, who can reanimate almost ,26,27 any body to make a zombie. Married to Millie, and father of Lacuna and Hiatus. Also known as Jordan the Barbarian, he 6,8,9,14,16,19 is an adventurer and hero who becomes a ghost for 400 years before becoming reanimated. Circa 900 20 Lacuna’s retroactive son; twin to Tittle. 14 Daughter of Marrow Bones and Gracile 15,19,20 Ossein. Sister of Picka. A jumping spider who accompanies Dor 3,14 on his tapestry adventure. Since Dor is tiny at these times, Jumper seems monstrous. By means of his silk, Jumper can suspend himself, and even fly. Worthless man, utter heel 20 TER JU(P/I) The leading magic Demon in 20,25, 26 X(a/n)th’s social system, competing with him for status. very cold 24

JOE JOHN JOHN

HUMAN HUMAN FAIRY

JONATHAN

HUMAN

Creating zombies

JORDAN

HUMAN

Healing himself

JOSHUA JOT JOY’NT BONES JUMPER

HUMAN HUMAN SKELETON SPIDER

Reverse Magician

Making silk

JUNK MALE JUPITER JUST ICE

HUMAN DEMON

ALL MAGIC projecting thought or image or emotion into mind of person or nonhuman

XANTH Characters
NAME JUSTIN CASE JUSTIN TIME JUSTIN TREE

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21 21 1,4,22,23,25,26,27, 28,29

KARA OKE KAREN BALDWIN

NYMPH HUMAN

Mundane

KARIA, also called KAY CENTAUR

KARLA KATKA KAY KEAIRA Keepers KEL KELSEY KEN KERBY KERO KIA KIM

CENTAUR FELINE HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN GIANT EQUINE HUMAN HUMAN Makes local weather

A man who was transformed by Evil Magician Trent into a tree, and who prefers being that way. His talent allows him to converse with untransformed folk. Later he associates closely with Breanna. Nymph of oak tree, pun Jim & Mary Baldwin’s daughter, 7, hair red, eyes blue Winged filly who gets carried away when her name is spoken. Brown flanks and tail, white wings. Lustrous fair tresses. Called Kay to prevent her name problem Winged centaur A feline female in Iris’ memory. see Karia Ordinary appearance, brown braids. kleptomaniac who steals “lost” objects

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Molding hair changes color with her emotions telling the opposite of the future
making rain Erasure

KIYA GNOMIDE KNIGHT KNIGHT GUARD KNOTTY KNOTWEED KNUT KRESS

GNOME complicating things CROSSBREED HUMAN GOLEM ELF HUMAN CENTAUR

spot on wall actually a picture of the future

Invisible giant. Ghina’s uncle. 21 Winged unicorn 21 dusky girl, age 15 28 An intrepid and likeable Mundane girl, 16,19,23,27 competing with Dug in the Xanth adventure game. She secured her place in the game by winning a talent contest. Her talent enables her to erase any thing. 29 Son of Nalda Naga & Mela Merwoman 21 A soldier in Iris’ memory. 18 see Comealong Golem A member of the tribe of Flower Elves, 8 whose weapon is a knotted rope. 27 Kim Mundane’s son 24

KRISSICA KUBLA LA LACEY LACKY

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

On isle of Women: SHE cries alarm Mundane auditor Changing types of wood Initialsl Stand For Lost Angel makes shoe laces what she writes come true Might-be daughter of Lacuna and briefly Vernon, delivered 1079, Ptero

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XANTH Characters
NAME LACUNA

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SPECIES HUMAN TALENT Conjuring print DESCRIPTION BOOKS With her talent, Lacuna can make print appear on anything, and she can change it at will. She is Hiatus’ twin sister, and is the daughter of Jonathan and Millie. Retroactively married to Vernon, with children Ryver, Jot, and Tittle. Rose’s brave and resourceful mother, married to Lord Bliss. Nymph Forrest Faun knows, pun Mundane, dead at 15 half of former Centaur - see Bert On isle of Women: A guard and member of the Tool elf tribe. Latia is an old curse fiend woman, whose every third curse is actually a blessing. She is ugly, and skilled enough with stage makeup to create a face that will curdle water. She is a companion of Volney. not on the lee side of the wall with twin Anne

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LADY ASHLEY ROSE HUMAN LADY SLIPPER LADY WINTER LEE CHERYL JACOBS LAM LASHA LAMIA LATHE LATIA NYMPH HUMAN HORSE HUMAN ELF HUMAN Creates cloudstones One blessing in three

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LEE LEIGH LENORA LESS LESTER LIJA LINGS LITHO LONI LORLAI FIONA LORD BLISS

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN
HUMAN HUMAN CREATURES DEMON HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

becoming solid, becoming diffuse making people feel guilty

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LORELEI LOUDSPEAKER LUCIDIA FELDSPAR

NYMPH HUMAN HUMAN

see Lester Joint talent with Martoan Twin with Martoan known as Less 23 to turn into humanoid crossbreeds (Bedtime booboos) Mundane boy, 8, with a bad talent of 22 bedtime booboos he wants to get rid of, and finally does. Make impossible possible Look like two legged squirrels. Were 21,22 they on Earth, they might be called Earth-lings. see EARTH Folk can’t agree on her 22 hair color 1.7 month old baby 29 Yang’s son, who never manifested any 14 major talent, and therefore was removed from succession to the throne. Perhaps because of this, he became a decent fellow, unlike his father. Siren's lost cousing, beautiful short dress 29 with wet hems. Evil Curse Fiend Magician, who turns 16 the curses on his own folk. age 17, brown hair, iridescent eyes 27 turning ordinary

stones to gems and vice versa

XANTH Characters
NAME LUMBERJACK LY MAC MACE MAE

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SPECIES HUMAN HUMAN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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MAGGIE MAGPIE MAHOGANY

MAIDEN CHINA MAIDEN JAPAN MAIDEN MEXICO MAIDEN TAIWAN MAL MALINEE MALLET MAN MAN-I-CURE MANTICORA

MARA MARA MARBLES MARE CRISIUM MARE FRIGORIS MARE IMBRIUM

A passing man, of no consequence 20 changes Mol’s random twin to MOL 25 springs randomly HUMAN man who splits into three with Mike and Mal 24 likenesses ELF One of the Warrior Elves 29 MAENAD One of the wild women of Mt. 12 Parnassus, she doesn’t particularly like blood, and is dissatisfied with her life. She guides Grey Murphy. CROSSBREED wolf/alicorn/human/pegasis 29 WERICORN DEMON An old maid who has served various 14,15,17,18 ladies of Xanth, including Rose and Iris. MERMAID Reading titles (with help) A mermaid with dark grayish-brown 17,22 hair, encountered by Trent, Gloha, and Cynthia. When she combines her talent with Ash and Cedar, the three of them can read one title. HUMAN sister of Maiden Taiwan, remains young 28 on the Fanta Sea HUMAN sister of Maiden Taiwan, remains young 28 on the Fanta Sea HUMAN sister of Maiden Taiwan, remains young 28 on the Fanta Sea HUMAN Humfrey’s second wife, and adoptive 14 mother of Dafrey. HUMAN man who splits into three with Mac and Mike 24 likenesses HUMAN girl with smelly duran fruit 28 ELF A member of the Tool elf tribe. 9 HUMAN Unnamed man who claimed to be 21 Dolph’s true father cures only men, in comic strip on Ptero 25 MONSTER A creature with the face of a human, the 1,2 body of a lion, dragons’ wings, and a scorpion’s tail. It is in service to Humfrey for the answer to its question (does it have a soul). HUMAN Calling birds A woman with the talent of calling birds.19 HUMAN Calling birds A woman with the talent of calling birds.19 CANINE Alister’s rock hound. 15 NIGHT MARE Also known as Cris or Crisis, she is one 5,6,12 of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers. NIGHT MARE The carrier of Tristan Troll’s not-so-bad 11 dream. NIGHT MARE Also known as Imbri, this night mare 5,6,7,8,9,11,14,16, originally carried bad dreams to 17,20,21,25,26,28 sleepers, until she got half a soul. She later became a day mare. She appears as a solid black horse in daylight, and as a young woman wearing black in dreams, but is dematerialized in darkness.

XANTH Characters
NAME MARE JUANA MARE NECTARIS MARE VAPORUM MAREANN

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SPECIES NIGHT MARE NIGHT MARE NIGHT MARE HUMAN Summoning and controlling equines The Force of Water A centaurpede of Magic Dust Village. She is built like a centaur but has one hundred pairs of legs. A hospitable woman of the Black Village. Married to Jaff. Twin girl, 12, Anairam’s sister Marrow Bones was originally used to frighten sleepers in bad dreams, but he got lost on a path in the gourd. He can change the configuration of his bones as use demands. Chosen by Dolph as his Adult Companion on his Quest. TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS 28 13 5 14,16,19,22 brown, unfairly banned in Mundania A night mare who helps Chex in her search for Che. Her dream aspect is a black centauress. Also known as Vapor, she is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers. Humfrey’s first love. Her power extends to horses, pegasi, and unicorns, the last of which she is particularly attached to.

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MAREEN MARGARET MARI MARIANA MARROW BONES

ELEMENTAL MONSTER HUMAN HUMAN SKELETON

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Shapes rocks Reassembling bones

MARS MARTHA MARTOAN MARY ANNETTE MARY BALDWIN MARZIPANA GIGANTA

DEMON HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN OGRE

MATE-RIX MATT A DOOR MATT HEFFELLBOWER MAY EYE ME TWO MEDI OGRE MEGAERA

HUMAN HUMAN EYEBALL HUMAN OGRE FURY

ALL MAGIC 25 Heating meals A hospitable Gap Village farmer’s wife. 1 Joint talent with Lester to Twin with Lester known as More 23 turn into humanoid crossbreeds A living marionette 29 Mundane Jim Baldwin’s wife, 37, researches 20 archaic languages at U of Miami, blonde Okra’s uncle, whose full name is 15 Marzipana Giganta La Cabezudos fen Ogre. He is left to look after Okra, but has plans for marrying her off to a less than considerate husband. Com Passion's true love site 28 26 making doors into

unobtainable areas
29 talking eyeball at date palm on Isle of 24 Frellowship, with Al Eye Is able to spontaneously combust things. 19 An aspect of MPD. Agora Ogress brother. He guards Clio 28 outdoors One of three Furies (see also Tisiphone 7 and Alecto), dog-faced old women who serve retribution on guilty offspring. Megaera is the Fury of suffering. flying goblin child 25

Combustion

MEGAN

GOBLIN

XANTH Characters
NAME MEGGIE MELA

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SPECIES NYMPH MERWOMAN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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nymph of a maple tree, sweeter than oak 28 nymphs An adventurous mermaid who is 11,15,16,17,18,19,26 searching for a husband. She is the widow of Merwin. She marries Naldo Naga. daughter of Melody and Anomie 27 20,23,24,26,27,28,29 24 28 17 18,20,21 16,19

MELANOMA MELODY MELODY IRENE MELPOMENE MENTHOL MENTIA MERCI

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN MUSE HUMAN DEMON MERWOMAN

MEREI MERIEL MERLA MERRY MERWIN MESTA METO NYMY METRIA

CENTAUR MENAD MERWOMAN HUMAN MERMAN CENTAUR UNKNOWN DEMON

growing or reversing tumors on anything singing/playing something One of Ivy’s triplet daughters. real Green/blonde hair, blue eyes. Sings or hums a melody. Mundane girl seeking to remain in Xanth daughter of Ebnez and Mnem tragedy A child stealer who delivered young Veleno to the demons. Metria’s alter-ego, a little crazy. Merwin and Mela’s flirtatious daughter. Like all merwomen, she can’t stand fresh water. She marries Cyrus Merman. can change into any Chet Centaur’s granddaughter winged creature

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Restores things

can change into any sea creature

22 Isle of Fellowship 24 Woman 20 Mela’s defunct husband, who discovered 15 the hard way the differences between mermens’ and dragons’ games. Chet Centaur’s granddaughter 24 A creature with no fixed form, 11 addressable by any of its attributes. It is a juror at Gracile Ossei’s trial. A troublemaking demon who has a large 10,13,14,15,16,19, vocabulary of complex words, but can’t 20,21,23,24,25,26,27 remember the common ones that would ,28,29 help make her understood. Has alter egos Mentia and Woe Betide Pun: metronome 22 25 Russian dream man 28 28 26 20,23

METRO GNOME METROS MIKHAIL MICHELE MIDNIGHT MIDRANGE MIKE MIKE MiKe

GNOME enlarges or shrinks fourfold HUMAN HUMAN CAT CAT HUMAN HUMAN EQUINE shifting blame or credit Mundane

turning wood to reverse 27 wood man who splits into three with Mac and Mal 24 likenesses A small shaggy equine creature, 8 companion of EmJay, who calls him her “right-hand Ass”. He is helping to

cat from Mundania nondescript cat/ blond fur, David Baldwin’s pet man

XANTH Characters
NAME

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compile a lexicon of Xanth. (Not to be confused with MIKE). Previous owner of the body Dor inhabits 3 on his tapestry adventures. (Not to be confused with MiKe). Formerly a chambermaid at Castle 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,11, Roogna, she was turned into a ghost for 13,14,22,24,25,26,27 800 years. Married to Jonathan, the Zombie Master, she is mother of Hiatus and Lacuna. 29 see Seren Dip Ity dubious young woman 26 Pun: Misconception 22 Girl, smart, decent, amiable, lovely, 20 caring, innocent Pun: Misgivings 22 21 dubious young woman dubious young woman Pun: Misinterpret falls down

MIKE MILLIE

HUMAN HUMAN Sex appeal

MIRAGE MIRROR MISS CHIEF MISS CONCEPTION MISS FORTUNE MISS GIVINGS MISS GNOMER MISS GUIDE MISS IN FORM MISS INTERPRET MISS STEPPE MISS SUCCUBUS MISS TAKE MISSILE TOE

MERNAGA HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN? HUMAN MONSTER

Bad luck

No one gets her name right

26 26 22 25 Sucks up whatever is near 22 Mistakes actress portraying Raven in play 21 The monster under the child Crombie’s 14 bed. MISTER E HUMAN restoring zombies to good real name Zaven 28 condition MISTY MEANOR HUMAN Curse Curse Fiend 21 MNEM perfect memory Queen. Mother of the 9 Muses. 28 HUMAN magic mirror Age 12, In Touch With Com Pewter. 20 MODEM Tousled Hair. Son Of Haggi. MOL HUMAN Creating 26 HUMAN makes random springs twin to LY 25 MOL MOLLY CODDLE HUMAN On isle of Women: She loves children 22 MONSTER OF THE SEA MONSTER A huge, blubbery, tusked creature who 8 rescues damsels in distress. MONTED DEMON Conjecture child of Demon Ted and 23 DeMonica MOOLA COWFOLK Speaking humanoid A young cowgirl, one of the race of 8 language people with human bodies and cows’ or bulls’ heads. MOON THING Joined Princess Ida in #19. Yet to be 19 named. MORE see Martoan MORGAN LE FAY FAIRY King Arthur's evil fairy half-sister; now 28,29 on Ptero MORON GOBLIN A male goblin who works for Godiva, 13,15,19 appointed Head Honcho. MORRIS MERMAN Married to Siren, and father of Cyrus. 5,6,16 MOURNING CROSSBREED Son of Nalda Naga & Mela Merwoman 21

XANTH Characters
NAME MOUSE TERIAN MPD

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SPECIES HUMAN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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MR E MRS. CRUMPET MS.ERRY MUERTE A. FID MUNLY MURPHY

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

MYSTERIA

HUMAN

Com Passion’s mouse - see Terian A person with multiple personalities, 19 each of whom manifest a different talent. They are: No One; Me Two; She Three; Who Four; Take Five; Pickup Six; Roll Seven; Eight Late; and Nine Line. MPD exists only in the fear storage chamber of the dream realm. Pun: Mystery 22 Mundane woman who gives up her 25 plane ticket loves company 25 Alchemy Yang’s evil successor. Many believed 14 he acquired the throne through his talent with poisons. Conjuring small objects An official, and one of Roland’s friends. 1 Making things go wrong Murphy was a Magician, and 3,11,12,13,26 contemporary of Roogna. His power remains undiminished in Mundania, where it is known as Murphy’s Law. 29 create what's most

needed, but doesn't know what it is or how to use it.
NABOB NADA NAGA NAGA King of the naga, Nada’s father 11,19 Nada is princess of the Naga race. She 11,12,13,15,16,19,20 was advised by Humphrey to marry ,24,26 what Draco brought. She can assume fully human or serpent forms, as well as naga. She was chosen by Dug to be his companion in his adventure. daughter of Nalda Naga and Mela 24 Merwoman Prince of the naga, and Nada’s brother. 11,13,15,19,26 Handsome and outgoing, he is Xanth’s most elible bachelor. Isle of Fellowship 24 Isle of Fellowship 24 A bothersome creature who keeps trying 17 to organize people into a state. He gets transformed into a goober. 22 25 Winged mermaid. Four wings like 27 dragonfly NE_P/T_UNE A demon in X(a/n)th’s 9,25 social system, competing with him for status. 21 Son of Nalda Naga and Mela 21 Merwoman Also known as the Dark Horse or Horse ,295,6,9,11,12,13,14,

NADINE NAGA NALDO NANCY NARO NATOR NEFRA NEMESIS NEPHERINA NEPTUNE NIFFY GLIFF NIGEL NIGHT STALLION

CROSSBREED NAGA NAGA NAGA UNKNOWN NAGA DEMON MERMAID DEMON

ALL MAGIC

ALL MAGIC

MONSTER CROSSBREED Rejuvenation of others NIGHT MARE

XANTH Characters
NAME

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of Another Color, Trojan. He is leader 16, 25,26 of the Night Mares and realm of dreams, the gourds, and the Void small young female, age 270 24 Son of Nimby and Chlorine; has a faint 25,27 nimbus, or glow around him which his mother can’t see. Not In My Back Yard—Demon Xanth 20,21,22,23,27 in disguise: donkey headed dragon, with diagonal stripes of pastel pink and bilious green. (mention) 21 A female aspect of MPD. 19 friendly 28 A maestro, who makes music by 19 thinking of instrument. An aspect of MPD. Thai woman, black hair to waist (killed 28 by hit/run driver) Daughter of Briskill and Nina 21 Okra Ogress’ twin girl 24,29 One of Marzipana Giganta’s henchmen. 15 A young practical joker of the North 1,26 Village. Called the Imposter or Usurper King, he 4 stole the throne of the Kingdom of Onesti from his nephew, King Good Omen. age 16, Blue-green hair to her waist, 27 black suit, cute face and form Okra Ogress’ twinn boy 24,29 21 Passing character, pun, eats ogres 20 Clio’s doubled self, her opposite 28 A young ogress not completely accepted 15,19,24,29 by her kind because she is too small, weak and “ugly” (pretty). With her talent she can shatter crystal. She narrowly missed being chosen to be Jenny. A weaver woman, mother of Heather. 17 Leader of the tribe of Flower Elves. 8 Ogress, positive attitude 21 girl 29

NIGHTREVEN NIMBUS NIMBY

SPHINX CROSSBREED mixing metaphors - and making them happen DRAGON ASS Making himself and companion anything the other desires NAGA HUMAN ELF HUMAN HUMAN CROSSBREED Teleport folk anywhere OGRE OGRE HUMAN Hotseat HUMAN

NINA NINE LINE NISSA NO ONE NOI NORA NOT-OG NUMB NUTS NUMBO OARY

Tickling at a distance Conjuring music

OCEANNA OG OGLE OGRE EATER OILC OKRA

HUMAN OGRE OGRE OGRE EATER OGRE

manipulating water

Ultrasonic voice

OLD CRONE OLEANDER OLÉ OLIVE HUE

HUMAN ELF OGRE HUMAN

can make imaginary friends with real talents

OMEN ONOMA TOPEIA OPAQUE

HUMAN HUMAN OGRE

Also known as Good King Omen; the rightful heir to the throne of Oresti. A juror at Gracile Ossein’s trial. She looks like nothing at all.

4 11 28

makes things clear or unclear

XANTH Characters
NAME OPUNTIA ORDINATE ORGY OUT TAKE OWEN COSSABOON OWNLEE OXY MORON P. R. OGRESS PA TROLL PALUS PUTREDINIS PARA

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SPECIES OGRE HUMAN OGRE HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN UNKNOWN OGRESS TROLL EQUINE BOAT TALENT DESCRIPTION Okra’s grandmother ogress. Moves along the male Y coordinate. Twin to Abcissa. Miss Take’s brother quack doctor Song's brother. Always gets wrong answer, picks wrong path, or messes up A big, stupid, heavy-bodied animal with broad horns. He is a juror at Gracile Ossein’s trial. wants to be stupid The eldest troll at Magic Dust Village, he acts as an intermediary. Putre for short; Mare Imbrium’s foal killed and zombied A duck-footed boat that can go on land or sea, to the Isles of WO, 10 pairs of feet, mother was a dream boat, father was a quack BOOKS 15 19 21 21 23 29 11 24 17 25 22,23,26

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failure

PATXI UNTHANK PAUL BUNYAN PEARL PEARL PEARL VALLEY PEBBL Peccadillo PEEK PEET & DEET KEET PEEVE PEGGY PENT PERIL PERRIN PIRANHA PET PEEVE see Peeve Phanessa PHELRA PHIL PHILIP PHIL ISTINE PHLOD

MAGICIAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN ROC ANIMAL POOKA AVIAN PARODY BIRD EQUINE HUMAN HUMAN FISH HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN DRAGON

makes enchanted paths
giant logger with his blue ox Babe summons magic dust glowing in the night

27 28 23 24 grandmotherly woman with a nice house 26 miniature Roc bird 28 cross between pig and armadillo 26 A ghostmare with beautiful eyes. Mated 8,9,12,16 to Pook, and mother of Puck. Pair o’ keets 21 a green, large parakeet-sized talking bird 29 who insults everyone An intelligent, loyal winged horse, 14 summoned by MareAnn to act as Humfrey’s steed. Pun Knight 29 One of the Sea Hag’s alter egos. 14 A small but feisty fish who lives in the 11 lake concealing Draco’s lair. a butterfly-winged woman A witness, a young woman of undistinguished features. 26 19 29

Summoning animals. projecting others' most embarrassing moments

gardener’s son 27 Molding things to other Man who demands a woman to marry; 22 things, such as a rock to a gets Tipsy Troll loaf of bread Phlod is Dolph’s alternative identity in 11 dragon form.

XANTH Characters
NAME PIA PUTZ

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SPECIES HUMAN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS Original : to see one day Married to Edsel. Diabetic. Reserved, 16,23,24 into the future can be sharp tongued. Later: to know what’s inimical Son of Marrow Bones and Gracile 15,19 Ossein. Brother of Joy’nt. Healing Can take pain away by touch. An aspect 19 of MPD. healing daughter of Hiatus and Desireee Dryad 24 Mountain illusion that masks the air pipe 25 to the Brain Coral’s Pool A long-necked, flippered water dragon, 16 who likes to please people. He helps Kim travel. ALL MAGIC P|L/U|TO A demon in X(a/n)th’s social 9 system, competing with him for status. making clothing 23 Knows when folk are 21,27 lying Changes forms 21 Makes others believe his 22 promises daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 sacred poetry A shaggy, wild-looking ghost horse, 8,9,12,16 kept solid by the chains hung around his barrel. He is Jordan’s companion. His mate is Peek, and he is the father of a colt, Puck. Poison gas A youth of the North Village, and a 1,26 prankster, like many of his peers. Magic pouch made from Humbrey’s old 27 sock, to carry companions 26 moving what he

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PICKA BONE PICKUP SIX PIPER PIPES PEEK PLESIO PLUTO POLLY ESTHER POLLY GRAPH POLLY MORPH POLLY TICIAN POLYHYMENIA POOK

SKELETON HUMAN DRYAD PLESIOSAUR DEMON HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN? HUMAN MUSE POOKA

POTIPHER POUCH PRESTON BLACK PRINCESS B-NIGN PRINCILLA PRISE PTERO

HUMAN THING HUMAN INSECT HUMAN HUMAN MOON

presses on
The soon-to-be queen of the B’s— 9 insects larger and more magical than common bees. A girl Dug knew in Mundania. 16 Pun Knight 29 The tiny (Ping Pong ball size) moon that 20 orbits Princess Ida’s head. It is a world in itself, on which live all the characters who ever existed in Xanth, or will exist, or might exist. Another Ida lives on it, with her moon Pyramid, and so on through Torus, Cone, Dumbbell, Pincushion, Spiral, Tangle, Motes, and half a myriad others. Makes folk feel terrible and have a 26,29 terrible attitude The colt of Peek and Pook. 8,9,12,16 Unpun’s girlfriend 25 A sculptor pig who is a juror at Gracile 11

PTERO BULL PUCK PUNNY PYG MALION

BULL POOKA ZOMBIE PIG

creates puns

XANTH Characters
NAME PYRAMID PYTHON

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SPECIES MOON MONSTER TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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QUIETA RACHEL RALPH RANDI RANDOM FACTOR, THE RAPUNZEL

IMP HUMAN HUMAN

HUMAN

HALF-ELF

RAVEN RAY RE REK KING REMPEL RENEE REPULSIVE REVY RHYTHM RICHARD C. WHITE Richard Siler RICK A MORTIS ROBERT ROBIN ROBOTA

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN OGRE CENTAUR HUMAN HALF ELF HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN GOLEM

ROCKIE ROC OF AGES

MACHINE ROC

Ossein’s trial. Second of Ida’s derivative moons, where 21 generosity is power. 4 triangular faces: Blue, Red, Green, Gray. A huge serpent that guards Parnassus. 6,11,28 Python is the embodiement of the masculine promise/threat to women, enthralling them even as he prepares to devour them. A tiny female imp, daughter of Imp 5,20 Ortant. She makes imp-sized magic mirrors from the film of soap bubbles. Lija’s sister 22 Bedtime booboos. He is nasty, crude, 22,23 scheming, selfish, stubborn, cruel, hateful, and dirty. girl delivered when boy expected 28 figure in Castle Maidragon who does 24,25 something weird to intruders each time they open his changer door Magical hair Rapunzel is a descendant of Bluebell 8,9,12,13,14,17,19.2 and Jordan. Her half-elven lineage 6,29 allows her to change size at will, and she can also grow or shrink her beautiful hair. She is Ivy’s pun-pal, and Grundy’s love. Eye Color Changes With Pretty girl in Sofia’s play 21 Mood Found the money tree 20 Revision A girl who re-does things. 19 Royal ogre who meets his queen at the 29 Rek King ball knows talents of others Magician 23 Renee is the identity Threnody chose in 8,14 her ghost form (see Threnody). making masks Rapunzel’s ugly twin sister 24 Reversal of magic Son of Grey/Ivy 21 singing/playing something One of Ivy’s triplet daughters. Red hair, 20,23,24,26,27,28,29 real green eyes. Beats a drum rhythm. A recent arrival from Mundania, living 17,18,19 on the banks of Lake Ogre-chobee. Also known as Billy Jack. 19 Pun: rigor mortis 22 using magic to heal 25 wounds Raven’s little sister 21 can affect her own reality, golem made by Com Pewter to study 23 to a degree, changing weather. In past, Silica, princess of the form, augmented by Mineral Elves illusion flying machine made by Che Centaur 25 from parts and roc flight feathers, with Zyzzyva’s left ear 26

XANTH Characters
NAME ROLAND ROLL SEVEN ROOGNA

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SPECIES HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN TALENT Stun-gaze Friendship Adapting living magic DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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Bianca’s husband, and Bink’s father, 1,2,4,6,23 and an Elder of Xanth. With his talent, he can freeze a person in place. Makes friends easily. An aspect of 19 MPD. King Roogna mustered Xanth to defeat 3,14 the Fourthwave and Fifthwave. He was also architect of the Castle bearing his name. magic aspect of mirror that shows 28 alternate futures A refugee from Muerte A. Fid’s reign, 14,15,23,24,28,29 she became Humfrey’s fourth wife after waiting more than two centuries for him. Her full title is Rose Pax of Bliss. Daughter of Rose and Humfrey. Her 14 full name is Rosetta Bliss Humphrey, from which comes her nickname, Roy. She marries a cryptologist, Stone. A female roc, ordered by the Simurgh to 15,19,20,25 babysit a magic egg at Nameless Castle. In 600 years it hatches Sim, the Simurgh’s chick. zombie roc bird 26 Raven’s parents 21 A cook in Iris’ memory. 18 from Mundania 25 23,29 Originally one of the challenges Lacuna 14,27 faces at Humfrey’s castle, he can control water and make it take on any shape. He becomes Lacuna’s son in her retroactive family. Blue hair.; made of water A young and beautiful woman who was 1 Bink’s first romantic interest. girl who summons 4 headed dragon 26 Wife of Donald before he became a 1 shade. poisonous 23 A young woman who cooked wonderful, 12 but contaminated food for Grey, after his computer arranged their date. 29 A human youth, part of the lock-key 17 challenge Gloha encounters. Jenny Elf’s cat, he is a cute orange 13,15, 26 fluffball who can find anything but the way home. 22 22 A sea on the world of Torus 21 woman dying of diabetes 27

RORRIM ROSE also called ROSE OF ROOGNA ROSETTA HUMAN Growing roses

HUMAN

Animating objects

ROXANNE

ROC

ROY ROC RUBIN & ROWENA RUM RUSTY RUSTY RYVER

ROC HUMAN DEMON DOG HUMAN HUMAN

rusting metal to any length Water magic

SABRINA Sage SALLY SALMON ELLA SALMONELLA SAM SAM SAMMY SAND WITCH SANDY SARAH SEA SARAH SPIRLOCK

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN CREATURE HUMAN DOG HUMAN FELINE HUMAN SANDMAN WATER HUMAN

Holography Curing chicken feathers’ fade

Finding things

XANTH Characters
NAME SATORI SATURN SB SCINTILLA SCREWDRIVER SCROUNGE SEA HAG

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SEACHEL SEAN BALDWIN SENDING SEREN DIP ITY

HUMAN HUMAN UNKNOWN HUMAN

cloning Flight without wings

finding things she’s not looking for.

SERENA SESAME SERPENT SCYLLA SEYMOUR BONES SHADOWS SHARINA SHARON SHARON SHAUNTURE SHE THREE SHEBA SHEILA SHERLOCK

HUMAN SEA SERPENT emulation ZOMBIE ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN CENTAUR CENTAUR HUMAN DOG CENTAUR HUMAN making night into day can heal other folks’ injuries mispronunciation

reversal

SHERRY

HUMAN

XANTH Characters
NAME SHERRY SILER SILHOUETTE SIM SIMON SIMURGH

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SPECIES HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN AVIAN HUMAN AVIAN says things and they happen TALENT Shrinks things DESCRIPTION than wine Woman See Richard. beautiful su9cidal Mundan woman, seeming ghost in Xanth The Simurgh’s male chick, who will inherit the universe, in due course BOOKS 20 27

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SIR Q LATION SIRE SIREN

HUMAN DEMONESS NYMPH Luring men with her music

SLEAZE SLEEPING BEAUTY

MONSTER HUMAN

SLOW COMB SLUDGE SMART ALEC SMASH

OGRE ZOMBIE HUMAN OGRE

SMITH SMITHEREEN

HUMAN OGRE

SNAIL SNARL SNORTIMER

DOG MONSTER

SOFIA SOCKSORTER

HUMAN

Sorting socks

7,11,13,14,15,19,20, The oldest and wisest of birds in the universe. She is the keeper of seeds, and 25,28 reads minds. Her feathers have magical healing properties. Feathers like light and shadow, head bears a crest of fire. Library pun 23 Beautiful demoness who incites desire 21 (D.Sire = pun) in men. Mentia’s friend. Siren has a magnificent voice and a 2,5,6,14,16,23 magical dulcimer with which she enchants men luring them to her island. She is married to Morris the Merman and is the mother of Cyrus. The moat monster of Castle Zombie. 10,25 A female curse fiend who once played 2 the role of Sleeping Beauty. She was “rescued” by Crunch ogre, who didn’t know that she was just acting. She later married him, and became the mother of Smash. One of Okra’s prospective husbands, in 15 the view of her aunt Fannie. 26 guard 22 Smash is actually half-ogre and half3,4,5,6,10,14,25,26 human, because his father, Crunch married a Curse fiend. Smash is married to Tandy. A member of the Black Village, and a 16 blacksmith. An ogre from Ogre-fen-ogre Fen, who is 15,19,24,29 smashing and bashing his way to Okra’s village. Along the way, he is Gobble Goblin’s champion in the contest for the Goblin Mountain Chiefdom. who delivers letters 26 Formed from Ursa’s tangled hair 20 The monster under Ivy’s bed. 9,26 Composed mostly of five big hairy arms and hands that grab any ankle that comes near. Humfrey’s third wife, chosen from 14,15,20,21,27 Mundania for her domestic acumen. Mother of Crombie. Author of play.

XANTH Characters
NAME SOFTCOVER SON SONG

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SOUFFLÉ SPELL DOCTOR

MONSTER HUMAN

SPRING OF LIFE STACEY STEAMER STANLEY STEAMER STANLEY STORK STARR STELLA STEAMER

THING DRAGON DRAGON AVIAN HUMAN DRAGON

STEREOPES STEVEN STEAMER STIGMA STONE STORM KING STOTURYSO STRATOR STRETCH STU see Stoturyso STUNK SURETHA SURPRISE

CYCLOPS DRAGON ZOMBIE HUMAN HUMAN WEREWOLF DEMON OGRE

a paper-backed man 23 Manipulate Men’s Minds In Sofia’s play 21 Sister of Ownlee Human. Large deep 29 dumb luck brown eye, dark brown hair, 18 but looks 14, Her luck happens but is not protective Castle Roogna’s sea serpent moat 14,16,19,20,21,22,24 monster and sometime baby-sitter. ,25,27,28,29 Diagnosing spells An elderly woman in King Trent’s 2 household. The Spell doctor can view the effects of a spell, and figure out their cause. Healing A magical, conscious spring who 1 influences anyone it heals to never act against its interests. (see Stella Steamer). see Gap Dragon. 1,5,6,7,9,10,12,15, 19 A stork at the Stork Works 21 Twinkling like a double A young woman in Humfrey’s service 14 star for one year. She takes over Sofia’s domestic chores. Also known as Stacey Steamer. She is 7,9 the Stanley Steamer’s female counterpart, and assumes responsibility for guarding the gap during his youth. Brother of Brontes, and Arges. These 7 three cyclopes made up the Powers of Air, until they fell into disfavor. Stella and Stanley’s baby. 19 22 Interpreting things The son of a local forester. Married to 14 Rosetta. Creating storms A former King of Xanth. 1,18 male, Stu for short Phaze 27 Speed demon cabbie 20 enlarging or minimizing grows larger and weaker or smaller and 25 living things stronger A recipient of one of Mare Imbrium’s bad dreams, who later delivers a message to her. see Sharina Grundy and Rapunzel’s daughter, delivered at age 5. With her talent, one never knows what magic will manifest. Initially she showed talents of size change, hair, changing objects, invisibility, and bringing nightfall, later, a whole paragraph more. Silhouette’s domineering aunt The one Gary gargoyle purifies, according to his geis. 6 29 17,18,19,24,26,28,29

GOBLIN HUMAN making day into night HUMAN/GOLE Five at last count (see M below)

SUSAN SWAN KNEE RIVER

HUMAN THING

27 18

XANTH Characters
NAME SWORD SYLVANIE SYLVESTER SYLVIA

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SPECIES ELF SYLPH SYLPH SYLPH TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS

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King of the Warrior Elves 29 Female child of Sylvia Sylph, kidnapped 12 by goblins. Former husband of Sylvia Sylph. 12 A sylph forced by goblins to lure other 11 people to their lair, under threat of death to her child, Sylvanie. Surviving widow of Sylvester. A creature having no fixed form—it is 11 addressable by any of its parts, and any of its parts by its whole. It is a juror at Gracile Ossein’s trial. a girl who doesn’t speak Xanthian 26 Pun Knight 29 An aspect of MPD. Sees 5 seconds into 19 the future. lovely winged human girl, age 18, with 27 white feathery wings, white hair that shines aqua and reaches to her knees, pale electric violet eyes, and white evening dress. Slender-voluptuous crafts and assigns talents to new babies 26 (bright pupil of Tallyho) takes over and 26 messes up the talents job Tandy is the half-nymph daughter of 5,6,10,14,17,25,26 Jewel and Crombie. She is married to Smash Ogre. The tantrums she throws are explosive detonations, capable of temporarily dismembering a demon. Tangleman used to be a tangle tree, but 10 when he threatened Ivy, Trent turned him into a man. He has green skin, and barklike clothing. Tapis is a small, ancient sorceress, living 11,24 at the time of Roogna and Murphy. The magic tapestries she weaves enable folk to step into their worlds. The bride at a wedding Okra attended. 15 Rumored to be the meanest she-canine of an ogress born in that generation. Cousin of the Tasmania Devil. 15 Crossbreed son of Metria 20,23,24,26,28,29 Conjectured child of Demon Ted and 23 DeMonica ate reverse wood, now always misses 29 Com Passion’s mouse, pun, lovely when 21,22,23,24,25,26,28 she assumes human aspect daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 Woman 20 27 short woman - 5’, name short for 26,27,28 Tesseract, a four dimensional cube.

SYNECH DOCHE

THING

TACY TAIN TAKE FIVE TALA TAYLOR

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN

Seeing future, five seconds

TALLYHO TEILLO TANDY

MAGICIAN MAGICIAN HUMAN Throwing tantrums

TANGLEMAN

HUMAN

TAPIS

HUMAN

Weaving magical tapestries

TASMANIA DEVIL TASMANIAC TED TEDMON TELLIAM WILL TERIAN TERPSICHORE TERRY TERRY TAMAGNI TESSA

OGRE OGRE DEMON/HUMA N DEMON CENTAUR MOUSE MUSE HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN song and dance Enlarges things

half the talent of sidestepping see Cory

Sidestepping: they link hands and

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NAME

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Cory.

TEST THALIA

DEMON MUSE

THESIS THORIN THRENODY

TIPSY TISIPHONE

Tittle TODD LOREN TOM TONEY HARPER TONGUE TWISTER TRANS MITTER TRENITA TRENRIS TRENT

makes a trade with Anomy The Muse of comedy and planting. She comedy caries a smiling face mask and a shepherd’s crook, and wears a wreath of ivy. ZOMBIE orienting on foreign magicrestored to full life HUMAN makes magic arrows HALF-DEMON Demonstriation Threnody’s talent allows her to slowly change shape, size and mass. She has lustrous black hair and dark eyes. She caused Jordan’s death by telling him a cruel lie. She was married to Yang, before becoming a ghost. TROLL Cold shoulder On isle of Women: Female troll who is nevertheless decent. She helps Bink locate dream princes. FURY One three Furies, (see also Megaera and Alecto), dog-faced old women who serve retribution on guilty offspring. Tisiphone is the Fury of guilt. HUMAN Lacuna’s retroactive daughter; twin to Jot. HUMAN Directs winds Mundane, dead at 32 HUMAN undressing women

28 26 8,9,14,16,19

22 7

14 21

with his eyes
HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN IMP HUMAN HUMAN makes evocative music on his harp love, danger, happy, sad boy whose tongue Hannah knotted male, blond hair, golden eyes 29 27

send message by projecting his image
Reverses effect of other talents Transformation

TRENTIA TRISTAN

TROLL

Quieta imp’s daughter, 37 20 Son of Trent/Iris after youthening; he 21 ages rapidly Once an Evil Magician, he was exiled to 1,2,3,4,6,9,12,13,14, Mundania for twenty years, before 17,18,19,29 returning to Xanth. His talent allows him to transform others into any other living form. Married to Iris, and father of Irene. see Xrentia A troll who betrayed his village by 11,17,22,23,24,26,28 releasing a succulent human child. As ,29 punishment, he was scheduled for a horrible dream. Later become Com Pewter’s mouse, finding eventual

XANTH Characters
NAME TROIKA TROJAN TROWEL TRUCULENT TSUNAMI TURN KEY

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SPECIES TROLL EQUINE ELF TROLL HUMAN HUMAN Liquidation TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS 15 happiness with Mouse Terian An old kitchen servant in Okra’s household. see Night Stallion. A guard and member of the Tool elf tribe. A Troll from Tristan Troll’s village, and witness at Gracile Ossein’s trial.

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9 11

TWEETER ULAND UMLAUT

BIRD EQUINE HUMAN

UNPUN URANIA URSA VADNE

ZOMBIE MUSE HUMAN HUMAN

VAMP-EYER VANNA JANE MORROW SHELTON VELENO VENDETTA VENUS VERA SIMILITUDE VERNON VERSA VERTEX VICE VIDA VILA

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN DEMON HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN DRAGON HUMAN NYMPH

22 The Mundanian keeper of the Gate at No 11,12,27 Name Key, where the Night Mares depart Xanth to carry bad dreams to Mundanes. Mundane Parakeet, Karen Baldwin’s pet, 20 brownish feathers Discerning the truth A Unicorn, summoned by MareAnn to 14 be Humfrey’s steed. to emulate what he wishes Boy, age 17 26,28,29 to, so that others take him for that even though he doesn’t look a lot like it to make puns disappear lost his sense of humor 25 daughter of Ebnez and Mnem 28 astronomy Girl from whose tangled hair her 20 companion dog Snarl formed Topology A woman of the past, Vadne was able to 3,12,13,26 change the appearance of things without changing their underlying nature. Not quite a Magician, she is sometimes called “Neo-sorceress”. She was banished for changing Millie into a book. 29 woman from Mundania 25 Making colored popcorn Heather’s son, whose name means 17,19 “poisoned gift”. He is a nymphomaniac—obsessed with nymphs. Scintilla’s mother 21 US ALL MAGIC V(E\N) A fatale femme among the 9,19,25 demons in X(a/n)th’s social group. On Isle Of Women: With her dogs Disa 22 Pointer and Up-Setter Causing vertigo Lacuna’s past boyfriend, who becomes 14,27 her husband retroactively. Ryver’s belated father changing anything to its with Vice, child of Dawn and Eve on 27 opposite and back Ptero, in that future female dragon: similar to Vortex but 29 with pink head, brown and green body, blue legs changing anything to its with Versa, child of Dawn and Eve on 27 opposite and back Ptero, in that future Form-changing A nature nymph who would like to 11,15

XANTH Characters
NAME

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VIOLA Violet VIRGINIA WOLF VISION VOLNEY

UNICORN HUMAN WEREWOLF CENTAUR VOLE

friendly
The leader of the werewolves. Volney has grey fur and brown eyes while above ground, but the colors reverse when below ground. He has silver talons that fit over his own, with which he can tunnel amazingly fast. Changes bra and panties to any style or substance. Violet eyes, black/purple hair. Leader of isle of Woman. Grossclout’s son, a young prince. medium-small male dragon: breen and brown wormlike body, squat red legs; tunneling suction friendly telepathic; about 9 feet long Young woman 18 21 1,4,10

VORACIA VORE VORTEX

HUMAN DEMON DRAGON

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VU W WALLER WALLETTE WALLNUT WARREN WATT’S GNU WEEDLES WHITE WHO FOUR WIGO WILDA WIGGLE

HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN GHOST

Sees the past

doubles you

creating ghosts

PLANT HUMAN HUMAN HUMAN VOLE

Duplication Magic draining

WILLOW

ELF

FLYING

WINDONA WIRA

ELEMENTAL HUMAN

The Force of Air

20 27 23 makes walls with Wallette makes walls with Waller 23 makes wallpaper 23 24 wants to learn of all the news of the past 25 day One of Irene’s mischievous pet plants. 4 See Richard. An aspect of MPD. Can duplicate 19 inaniminate objects. Hugo and Wira’s daughter, Ptero 21 A female wiggle, very petite and 10,14 attractive for her kind, with a peculiar taste for air-flavored stone. Volney’s mate. A Winged Elf, associating with a 19,20,23,27 winged elm tree, large for an elf because the tree is large, so almost human sized. About 18, pretty, fair hair to waist, large green eyes, tiny hands and feet. Loves Sean Baldwin, and goes to Mundania with him. 20 A blind woman whose body was asleep 14,16,17,18,19,20, on the Isle of Illusion. She met Hugo in 21,22,23,24,25,26,27 the dream realm and later married him. .28,29 Although she had lost twenty years of her life, with Gorgon’s help, she was

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NAME

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youthened to her conscious age. Brown hair, pink eyes. A series of intermittently appearing 22 islands beginning with WO: Woman, Wolves, etc. Metria’s alter ego, a sweet, winsome 17,19,27 waif. On Isle of Wolves 22 King of the werewolves 22 Large mongrel dog, Sean Baldwin’s pet, 20,21 hair dark like Sean’s A member of the Tool elf tribe. 9 A mischievous, toe-headed farmer’s 17 boy. Even Cynthia can’t handle him, since his talent makes her trance-parent. child of Fracto and Happy Bottom 28 1 A personality phase of the character Chameleon. In this phase, she is very beautiful and good-natured, but also stupid. (See also Dee, Fanchon, and Chameleon). son of Xavier/Zora 24 X(A/N)TH The source of the land 2,9,14,19,25,26 Xanth’s magic. He lives in a deep cavern sealed from intrusion, and guarded by the Brain Coral. His body has leaked a trace amount of magic which is accountable for all the magic in Xanth. Also known as the Wicked Witch of the 7 Wilderness, she is associated with yellow things. Mother of Xavier. Achilles talking horse 25,26 Xap is golden colored, with the torso of 7,10,12,14 a griffin, and the body of a horse. He is Xavier’s companion, and Chem’s mate. Xavier can zap things merely by 7 pointing at them. He is robust and has a yellow complexion. Son of Xanthippe, and married to Zora. 24

WO WOE BETIDE WOLFRAM WOLVERTON WOOFER WRENCH WRYLY WYNDE TCHILL WYNNE

ISLES DEMON WEREWOLF WEREWOLF DOG ELF HUMAN CLOUD HUMAN

Mundane

Making things go awry

XANDER XANTH

HUMAN DEMON

electromagnetism ALL MAGIC

XANTHIPPE XANTHUS XAP XAVIER

HUMAN EQUINE HIPPOGRYPH HUMAN

Instant hypnotism

Zapping things

XENA XETH XRENTI YAK YANG YETA YIN-YANG ZOMBIE HUMAN YAK HUMAN MERMAID HUMAN

changes shape involuntarily, each shape with different talent mind reading King of the Zombies, Married to 22,25 Zyzzyva Trent and Iris’ daughter 24 The most talkative of wild creatures. 7 Creating invokable spells Magician of darkness, the dominant half 8,14 of the personality Yin-Yang (which see). in river 28 Creating invokable spells Yin-Yang was a magician with a split 8 personality. Yin was the good half; Yang was the evil half. Yang became King of Xanth by winning a competition

XANTH Characters
NAME

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SPECIES TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOKS for the throne, set by Gromden. He married Threnody. Silhouette’s abusive boyfriend 27 (listed as zombie lover) 22 see Mister E daughter of Xavier/Zora 24 Irene’s pet sea cow, who enjoys 4 swimming in the castle moat. Mermaid 25 A trouble-maker of the North Village, 1,26 his talent lets him manifest illusory holes in the ground. A widower ogre, and prospect for 15 marriage with Okra, in the eyes of her great aunt Fannie. See Jonathan A zombie monster who lives under 10 Lacuna’s bed. A heroic zombie who committed suicide 7,8,12,14 in her first life. Later, thanks to love, and the aid of Gorgon, she gradually began to return to normal. Married to Xavier. The zombie responsible for helping Ivy 7 get lost. Freshly zombied woman, in very good 22,25 condition. Former fighter. DESCRIPTION

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YORICK ZAFAR ZAVEN ZELDA ZILCH ZILCHE ZINK ZOLTAN DREAD LOCKS ZOMBIE MASTER ZOMONSTER ZORA

HUMAN ZOMBIE? HUMAN SEA COW ZOMBIE HUMAN OGRE HUMAN MONSTER HUMAN Accelerating aging in others slowing time

Mirage holes

ZUSH ZYZZVYA ZZ-NAME

HUMAN ZOMBIE ZZ-SPECIES Consistency TALENT

KEY - Xanth titles, so far, by the numbers:
1 A Spell for Chameleon 2 The Source of Magic come) 3 Castle Roogna 4 Centaur Aisle 5 Ogre, Ogre 6 Night Mare 7 Dragon on a Pedestal 8 Crewel Lye 9 Golem in the Gears 10 Vale of the Vole 11 Heaven Cent 12 Man from Mundania 13 Isle of View 14 Question Quest 15 The Color of Her Panties 16 Demons Don't Dream 17Harpy Thyme 18 Geis of the Gargoyle 19 Roc and a Hard Place 20 Yon Ill Wind 21 Faun & Games 22 Zombie Lover 23 Xone of Contention 24 The Dastard 25 Swell Foop 26 Up in a Heaval 27 Cube Route 28 Currant Events (2004) 29 Pet Peeve (2005) 30 Stork Naked (to 31 Air Apparent (to come)

Note: book numbers shown in bold type indicate a major character in that book. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting us include books not yet in print, to Peg who did the work creating the original table, and Seajay who supplied the numbers. Updated July, 2004.