The Compleat Piers Anthony
Xanth Timeline
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The Good Magician Humprey

The following is the History of Xanth, also known as the Xanth Timeline. It is complete through Xone of Contention and has information from The Dastard, and Swell Foop.

Warning: Contains Major Spoilers!!

Times and Dates are Approximated
Key: BFW = Before First Wave



4000 BFW Presumed arrival of the Demon X(A/N)th. he was originally banished to realm of Xanth by other senior demons. The date is plus or minus about ten thousand years as an accurate timeline is not possible. X(A/N)th's presence caused magic to slowly infuse the realm due to minor leakage from his essence.
2200 BFW A colony of humans arrive from Mundania. The colony grows for a while until Magicians and Sorceresses start manifesting. One of the early Sorceresses is the Sea Hag Peril, mostly unknown to others because of her frequent change of bodies. She survives until 1077, when she is banished to Brain Coral's Pool. The Hag apparently forgot her history, remembering only that she is thousands of years old.
2100 BFW Around this date Xanth is cut off from Mundania, becoming a true island.
1900 BFW The human colony has failed by crossbreeding itself to extinction. The humans become assorted magic species through the crossbreeding or were changed by magic. Harpies, Merfolk, Nagas, Sphinxes, Ogres, Goblins, Elves, Fauns, Nymphs, Fairies, various Winged Monsters, and other crossbreeds and variants are suspected to have derived from this. most species tend to be close-mouthed about it, evidently preferring not to admit the debasement of their lineage by human stock. Thus this colony is unknown to history, except by the mute evidence of the surviving species.

The last survivors of the human colony form the Interface to allow limited contact with Mundania.
1000 BFW The isthmus is restored and limited contact with Mundania is resumed.
800 BFW Centaur species begins around this time.
85 BFW Prince Harold Harpy delivered.
73 BFW Prince Harold Harpy exiled to Brain Coral's Pool.
0 First Wave of human colonization arrives in Xanth, establishing current permanent settlement.
1 Civilized voles leave their main camp near the Gap Chasm.
35 Second Wave occurs, killing the men and children of First Wave.
200 Third Wave occurs several generations later.
202 Stork brings Magician Roogna to a Third Waver.
204 Fourth Wave occurs.

Women surviving the Third Wave are lead by Magician Merlin in killing their rapist husbands and bring in better men.

Magician Merlin (Talent of Knowledge) becomes the first King of Xanth. Merlin serves from 204 to 228.
206 King Merlin marries Sorceress Tapis.
207 Magician Jonathan, the Zombie Master, delivered to Merlin and Tapis.
216 Stork brings the Princess to King Merlin and Queen Tapis.
219 Stork brings Millie the Maid to West Stockade.
224/225 Stork brings Electra to West Stockade.
226 King Merlin abdicates the throne and leaves on a mission to Mundania.
228 Magician Roogna (Talent of Adaptation) crowns himself king. Roogna serves from 228 to 286.
233 Electra goes to the Isle of View to help the Sorceress Tapis by making the Heaven Cent.
236 The Princess goes to Tapis to have a coverlet made for her sleep.

Altercation between Magician Murphy and Sorceress Tapis at the Isle of View. Murphy's curse causes Electra to bite the apple and start the 1,000-year sleep originally intended for the Princess.

Advance scouts of the Fifth Wave arrive in Xanth.

NoRemember 30th -- During his adventure in Fourth Wave Xanth, Dor detonates the Forget Spell in the Gap Chasm.

The great Goblin-Harpy War begins.

Prince Harold Harpy was released from Brain Coral's Pool, and the spell on goblin females is revoked.

Neo-Sorceress Vadne topologically transforms Millie the Maid into a book titled The Skeleton in the Closet. Neo-Sorceress Vadne exiled to Brain Coral's Pool.

Dismember 1st -- Magician Jonathan, the Zombie Master, converts himself into a zombie.

Sorceress Tapis and the Princess go to Castle Roogna where the Princess marries King Roogna.

237 Magician Murphy retires to the Brain Coral's Pool.

Fifth Wave proper begins.
267 Jonathan Zombie encounters a phantom at Specter Lake.
286 King Roogna dies in battle with the Sixth Wave.

Sorceress Rana (Talent of Creation) becomes the first female King of Xanth. She serves from 286 to 325.
325 King Rana dies.

Magician Reitas (Talent of Solving Problems) becomes King. He serves from 325 to 350.
350 King Reitas dies.

Magician Rune, Rana's son, (Talent of Evocation) becomes King. He serves from 350 to 378.
367 Zombie Jonathan encounters a phantom at Specter Lake.
378 King Rune dies.

Zombie Jonathan (Talent of Zombie Maker) becomes King. He serves from 378 to 478.

Seventh Wave occurs.
400 Seventh Wave settlers form the Talent Research Group under Hydrogen: Bond 007
402 Talent Research Group perfects joint curses. The settlers call themselves the Curse Friends, known as Curse Fiends to outsiders.

OctOgre 2nd -- Ogres Leave Lake Ogre to begin migration to Ogre-fen-Ogre Fen.

OctOgre 30th -- Ogres Arrive at Ogre-Fen-Ogre-Fen.
405 Secret of expanding talents.
406 Talent Research Group discovers how to modify talents. Hydrogen, Loudspeaker, and six others achieve Magician-level talents.
407 Loudspeaker uses a Word of Power to destroy the opposition, transforming the other members of the Talent Research Group into chobees.

Lake Ogre is renamed Lake Ogre-Chobee.
408 Hydrogen, the only survivor of the Group, sets out to defeat Loudspeaker. His team's joint curses form the Regions of Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Void before destroying Loudspeaker.
409 Hydrogen marries his assistant, Bec.
410 Hydrogen dedicates his life to hiding the secret of modified talents forever.
478 The Zombie King abdicates the throne finding the job too rotten.

Magician Vortex (Talent of Summoning Demons) becomes King. He serves from 478 for an unknown period of time.
495 Simurgh's egg delivered.
500 Roxanne Roc starts penance at the Nameless Castle, egg sitting for the Simurgh.
548 Magician Neytron (Talent of Bringing a Painting to Life including those of woman and food) becomes King. He serves from 548 to 575.
575 Magician Nero (Talent of Animating Golems) becomes King. He serves from 575 until 623.
591 Stork delivers Magician Gromden (perceives the history of any object he touches).
623 Magician Gromden (Talent not know) becomes King. He serves from 623 to 677.
657 Stork delivers Magician Yin-Yang.
658 Stork brings Threnody as the result of the mischief of Demoness Metria with King Gromden. Threnody becomes the King's daughter.
659 Stork brings Jordan the Barbarian to Fen Village
674 The Queen places a curse on Castle Roogna -- if Threnody ever enters, the castle will fall.
677 Jordan begins his adventure in medieval Xanth.

NoRemember 8th -- Jordan has a tryst with Bluebell Elf.

King Gromden dies and Castle Roogna is deserted.

Magician Yang (Talent not known) assumes the throne. He serves from 677 to 719.

Jordan is dismembered and becomes a ghost.

Threnody marries King Yang.

681 Threnody becomes a ghost.
682 King Yang remarries.
684 Stork delivers Lord Bliss, King Yang's son.
689 Stork holds nose and brings Evil Magician Muerte A. Fid.
698 Eighth Wave occurs.
704 Lord Bliss marries Lady Ashley Rose.
705 Stork brings Rose of Roogna to Lord Bliss and Lady Rose.
719 King Yang is assassinated by poisoning.

Magician Muerte A. Fid (Talent of Alchemy), assumes the throne. He serves from 719 to 797.
721 Lord Bliss receives a poison-pen letter.
725 Lord Bliss dies.

Rose is sent to Castle Roogna for safety.

Demoness Magpie helps care for Rose.
753 Ninth Wave occurs.

Magician Quan (Talen of Herbalism), Fid's nephew, assumes throne.
797 Tenth Wave occurs.

Second Female King Sorceress Elona (Talent of Longevity) becomes King. She serves from 797 for an unknown period of time.
866 Eleventh Wave occurs.

Warren the Ghost (Talent of Fathoming Everything About an Item) becomes King. He serves for an unknown time until 909. Ghost King Warren, Solidifying. Killed by Fid Also, creating ghosts.

883 Stork delivers Magician Ebnez.
897 Mare Imbrium foaled as a Night Mare.

Forrest Faun adopts a seedling sandalwood tree.
900 Jonathan, the reverse magician, gives the reverse thread to Gestalt the vampire.

Nimby, Chlorine, and Tweeter retrieve the reverse thread from Gestalt.

Jonathan creates reverse wood and is killed by a witch.

Gestalt is burned to ashes, causing the creation of mosquitoes.
909 Magician Ebnez (Talent of Inanimate Adaptation) assumes the throne, after Ghost King exorcised by people. He serves from 909 to 952.
917 DisMember 11th -- Twelfth Wave, also called LastWave, occurs.
932 King Ebnez adapts the Deathstone into the Shieldstone to protect Xanth from Mundane Waves.
933 Stork delivers the Good Magician Humfrey.

Stork delivers MareAnn, later Humfrey's fifth and a half wife in 1090.
949 Stork delivers Aeolus, the Storm Magician.

King Ebnez hires the Good Magician Humfrey as Royal Surveyor to do a Xanth Census of Talents.
952 King Ebnez dies.

Humfrey (Talent of Information) declared Magician and becomes King. He serves from 952 to 971 when he abdicates the throne.

King Humfrey marries Dana (Dara) Demoness, his first wife.
953 E. Timber Bram appointed as Historian of Xanth. He creates this History.
954 Dafrey (Son #1) delivered to King Humfrey and Demoness Dara; Dara leaves Humfrey.

Humfrey marries Maiden Taiwan, his second wife.
955 The tics mutate.
969 Magician Arnolde Centaur is foaled on Centaur Isle.
971 Humfrey abdicates the throne and the Storm Magician Aeolus, (Talent of Creating Storms) assumes the throne. He serves from 971 to 1042.

Matron Taiwan abdicates their marriage and leaves Humfrey.

Humfrey re-discovers Castle Roogna.
972 Humfrey earns a degree from the Demon University of Magic, becoming a true Magician of Information.

Magician Humfrey marries Rose of Roogna, his third wife.
973 Stock delivers Rosetta (Roy) Bliss Humfrey (Daughter #1) to Magician Humfrey and Rose of Roogna.
975 The Storm King Aeolus decrees that any resident without a magic talent will be exiled from Xanth.
986 Girard Giant rolled to Giant Village by battalion of storks.
994 Rosetta marries Stone.

Cherie Centaur foaled south of North Village.
997 Stork delivers Magician Trent to North Village.
1000 Rose goes to Hell in a handbasket.

Magician Humfrey takes 80 years' worth of Lethe elixir.

Magician Humfrey marries Sofia Mundane, his fourth wife.
1001 Stork brings Sorceress Iris to an unwary family.

Jethro Giant delivered.
1002 Stork brings Crombie the Soldier (Son #2, later Crombie the Griffin) to Magician Humfrey and Sofia Mundane.
1005 Magician Humfrey trains Magician Trent.

Cynthia Human delivered to North Village.
1007 Magician Humfrey trains Sorceress Iris.
1017 AwGhost 6th -- Magician Bink delivered to Roland and Bianca in North Village
Note: August 6th is also Piers Anthony's birthday. Coincidence? I think not :-)
1021 Evil Magician Trent transforms the fish in Fish River into lightning bugs and transforms Cynthia, the poor human girl, into a winged centaur filly who flees to the Brain Coral's Pool.
1022 Evil Magician Trent attempts a coup d'etat.

Apull 27th -- Evil Magician Trent transforms Justin into a tree.

Evil Magician Trent is betrayed and exiled to Mundania.

Stork delivers Chameleon to Gap Village.
1024 Sorceress Iris betrays the Master Slaver.
1025 Stork brings the twin sisters Gorgon and Siren.
1027 Magician Bink loses the middle finger of his left hand in a non-magical accident.
1033 Herman Centaur exiled from the herd for having a magic talent.
1035 Sofia Mundane, Good Magician Humfrey's fourth wife returns to Mundania.
1036 The Sea Hag takes over her last human body in historical times.
1039 FeBlueberry 19th -- Good Magician Humfrey animates Grundy Golem.
1040 Donald becomes a shade.
1042 Magician Bink goes to Good Magician Humphrey to learn whether he has a magic talent. He encounters Chester Centaur and Cherie Centaur, Chameleon in her three aspects, Donald Shade, Sorceress Iris, Crombie the Soldier, and the Good Magician Humfrey, and has his finger restored by a healing spring.

Magician Bink is exiled to Mundania. Chameleon follows him.

Magician Bink, Chameleon, and Magician Trent return to Xanth and find Castle Roogna.

Jewel-Lye 12th -- Herman the Hermit Centaur dies.

AwGhost 23rd -- Wiggle swarm occurs.

King Aeolus, the Storm King, dies.

BigFoot Giant dies.

Jewel-Lye 17th -- Magician Trent (Talent of Transformation) becomes King and deactivates the Shieldstone. He serves from 1042 to 1067 except for a short period in 1059 when he goes to Mundania and a short period during the NextWave in 1067 before he abdicates the throne for retirement.

King Trent marries Sorceress Iris.

Magician Bink marries Chameleon.

Chester Centaur marries Cherie Centaur.

Thirteenth Wave: Trent's former army settles peacefully.

Chet Centaur foaled near North Village to Chester and Cherie Centaur.

Grundy Golem goes to Magician Humfrey and asks how he can become real.
1043 Millie the Ghost is restored to life.

Magician Bink, Chester Centaur, Crombie the Soldier, and Magician Humfrey go on a quest to find the source of magic.

SapTimber 10th -- Magician Bink releases the Demon X(A/N)th, who leaves the realm of Xanth and causes the Time of No Magic.

The Demon X(A/N)th returns.

Magician Murphy and Neo-Sorceress Vadne escape the Brain Coral's Pool and make a deal with Com-Pewter. He gets them safely out of Xanth, and their child will serve Com-Pewter if he ever comes to Xanth.

The Brain Coral starts an inventory of its stock in the pool, which takes two or three decades. Murphy and Vadne's absence is not yet noticed.

Crunch Ogre marries a Curse Fiend in ogress mode.

SapTimber 12th -- The Demon X(A/N)th makes Grundy Golem alive.

The Demon X(A/N)th silently decrees that all of Magician Bink's descendants will have Magician-level talents.

SapTimber 15th -- Stork brings Magician Dor to Magician Bink and Chameleon.

Crombie marries Jewel Nymph.

Gorgon leaves Xanth.
1044 Apull 15th -- Stork brings Princess Irene to King Trent and Queen Iris.

AwGhost 15th -- Smash Ogre whelped north of Magic Dust Village to Crunch Ogre and pseudo ogress.

Mayhem 25th -- Stork brings Tandy to Crombie and Jewel.

Griselda Griffin delivered to Grinelle Griffin.
1045 Graeboe Giant found in Giant Village.
1046 Stork brings Goldy Goblin to Gorbage Goblin.
1047 Chem Centaur foaled to Chester and Cherie Centaur.
1051 Stork delivers Xavier to the witch Xanthippe in South Xanth.
1052 Stork brings Wira to an undistinguished and probably undeserving family.
1054 Gorgon returns to Xanth and asks Good Magician Humfrey a Question: " Would you marry me?" This results in her having to give one year's service before Humfrey will answer her question.
1055 Dor goes to Fourth Wave Xanth to get the zombie restorative formula from the Zombie Master. He returns and uses it to restore Zombie Jonathan to life as the Zombie Master.

Magician Jonathan, the Zombie Master, marries Millie the Maid.

Hardy Harpy hatched in South Xanth.

The Gorgon, having served a year, gets her answer: Magician Humfrey will marry her. She's not surprised.
1056 Jamboree 1st -- Stork brings Hiatus and Lacuna, twins, to Zombie Master and Millie the Maid.

Stork delivers Glory Goblin to Gorbage Goblin.
1057 Zora dies of grief when her true love is false, and is zombified.

Stork delivers Rapunzel, who is raised in the Ivory Tower by the Sea Hag.

A centaur and a winged horse happen to drink at a love spring. Mischief insues.
1058 The first Winged Centaur, Cheiron Centaur, is foaled.
1059 Magician Dor (Talent of Inanimate Communication) becomes King when King Trent leaves for a trip to Mundania. He serves for a short time in 1059 before traveling to Mundania in search of King Trent. He also served for a short time during the Next Wave in 1067. He becomes permanent King in 1067 and is presently the reigning King of Xanth.

Marsh 21st -- Good Magician Humfrey marries the Gorgon, his fifth wife.

Zombie Master (Talent of Zombie Maker) assumes the throne while Magician Dor, Irene, Magician Arnolde Centaur, Smash Ogre, and Grundy Golem go to Mundania and rescue King Trent and Queen Iris. He serves for a short time until King Trent returns from Mundania.

Ichabod Mundane learns of Xanth.
1062 Tandy rides a Night Mare to Humfrey's castle.

Griselda Griffin enters Brain Coral’s pool.

Chet Centaur encounters a fat sea cow.
1063 Chem Centaur maps central Xanth.

John Fairy and Joan Fairy married.

Apull 22nd -- Siren marries Morris Merman.

Smash Ogre marries Tandy.

Goldy Goblin marries a nonentitous goblin subchief.

Blythe Brassie marries Brawnye Brassy

Cencow crossbreed delivered to Chet Centaur’s sea cow.
1064 Stork brings Cyrus Merchild to the Water Wing for Morris Merman and Siren.

Stork brings Eskil (Esk) Ogre to Smash Ogre and Tandy.

Stork brings Hugo (Son #3) to Good Magician Humfrey and the Gorgon.

Zombie Master and Millie the Ex-Ghost/Maid move south and build (with the help of their zombies) New Castle Zombie.

Stork brings Prince Naldo Naga to King Nabob in Mount Etamin.

Bria Brassie delivered to Blythe and Brawnye Brassy.
1067 Apull 2nd -- Fourteenth Wave (NextWave) occurs.

JeJune 23rd -- Princess Irene marries Magician Dor.

NextWave Chain of Kings
  1. Trent becomes King
  2. Dor becomes King
  3. Jonathan (Zombie Master) becomes King
  4. Good Magician Humfrey (reluctantly) becomes King
  5. Bink becomes King
  6. Arnolde Centaur becomes King
  7. Iris becomes King
  8. Irene becomes King
  9. Chameleon becomes King
  10. Night Mare Imbrium becomes King
  11. Trent returns as King when the NextWave Chain of Kings is finished
Night Mare Imbrium kills the Horseman and rescues the enchanted Kings.

Jewel-Lye 8th -- Mare Imbrium becomes a Day Mare.

Irene judged to be a Sorceress.

King Trent abdicates the throne and retires with Iris to the North Village

Magician Dor assumes the throne. He is serving to the present.

Hiatus meets Desiree Dryad.
1068 Wira put to sleep at age 16.

Stork manages to deliver Magician Grey to Magician Murphy and Neo-Sorceress Vadne in Mundania.
1069 OctOgre 12th -- Sorceress-Princess Ivy found under cabbage leaf by King Dor and Queen Irene (stork apparently couldn't get into the castle and was in a hurry, so could not wait for it to open).

Sorceress-Princess Ida (Talent of The Idea; what she believes becomes true, if originated by someone who doesn’t know her talent), Ivy’s identical twin sister, lost in swamp by the stork.

Mayhem 1st -- Stork brings Princess Nada Naga to King Nabob in Mount Etamin.
1072 Gap Chasm Forget Spell, shaken by the Time of No Magic, fragments and spins off into forget whorls.

Magician Humfrey and the Gap Dragon are youthened to infancy due to a slight mishap at the Fountain of Youth.

Sorceress Ivy tames the Gap Dragon and names him Stanley Steamer.

Chem Centaur has an informal liaison with Xap Hippogryph.

Lady Gap Dragon, Stacey (Stella) Steamer, takes over Stanley's post.

Wiggle swarm, stopped by Stanley Steamer, Hugo, and Princess Ivy, using a forget whorl.

Hardy Harpy marries Glory Goblin.

Xavier marries Zora Zombie.

Merci Merchild delivered to Merwin and Mela Merfolk.
1073 Chex Centaur, a winged centaur filly, is foaled by Chem Centaur. Because her sire, Xap Hippogryph, is of the animal kingdom, she grows and matures about twice as fast as ordinary centaurs.

The stock brings Gloha Goblin-Harpy to Hardy Harpy and Glory Goblin.

Xeth Zombie delivered to Xavier and Zora Zombie.
1074 Marsh 11th -- Magician-Prince Dolph found under cabbage leaf by King Dor and Queen Irene.

SapTimber 22nd -- Jordan the Ghost revived (with Princess Ivy's help).

SapTimber 23rd -- Threnody (Renee) revived (with Princess Ivy's help) and married to Jordan the Ghost.

Stanley Steamer accidentally banished by a leftover spell.

Gloha Goblin delivered to Hardy and Glory.

Xander and Zelda Zombie delivered to Xavier and Zora Zombie.
1076 Girard Giant messes up dream realm and is punished by becoming the source of a river of blood.

Hargo Harpy-Goblin delivered to Hardy Harpy and Glory Goblin.
1077 Grundy restores Magician Humfrey to adulthood by revealing the secret of creating age elixir with youth elixir and reverse wood.

Grundy Golem goes on a Quest with Snortimer, Ivy's Monster Under the Bed, to find Stanley Steamer.

Stacey Steamer changes her name to Stella.

Grundy rescues Rapunzel from the Sea Hag, with the aid of the Monster of the Sea.

Snortimer remains to protect the fauns and nymphs, in lieu of Stanley Steamer, who returns to Ivy.

Grundy defeats the Sea Hag, who is banished to the Brain Coral's Pool.

Grundy shows the Demon X(A/N)th How To Play To Win.

Godiva Goblin marries Chief Gouty Goblin.

Grundy marries Rapunzel.

Stork delivers Gwendolyn (Gwenny) Goblin to Gouty and Godiva Goblin.

Jewel-lye 2 -- Jenny Elf is born on the World of Two Moons.
1078 Lacuna marries Vernon, retroactively.

Willow Elf delivered to winged elm tree.
1079 Stork sneaked Gobble Goblin to Gouty Goblin and a tart.

Sean Baldwin born in Mundania

Lacky (Talent of Writing Things Briefly True), alternate daughter, delivered to Lacuna and Vernon.
1080 Good Magician Humfrey's dose of Lethe elixir wears off, and he remembers Rose of Roogna and goes to rescue her from Hell. The Gorgon and Hugo join him in the Dream Realm.

Latia Curse-Fiend leaves Gateway Castle in Lake Ogre-Chobee to help Esk Ogre and the voles.

Esk finds Marrow Bones and Bria Brassie on the Lost Path in the Gourd.

Vale of the Voles and the Kiss-Mee River are restored. (Unfortunately the Kissimmee River in Florida, Mundania, remains hostage to the will of the Armed Corps of Engines, so is not affectionate.)

Esk Ogre marries Bria Brassie.

Ryver retroactively delivered to Lacuna and Vernon.

Gorgon begins her career as a gourd horror actress.
1082 Tristan Troll betrays his tribe by sparing a little human girl from death.

Merwin Merman toasted by Draco Dragon over a slight misunderstanding.
1083 Gracile (Grace'l) Ossein messes up a bad dream and flees the realm of the gourd.

Prince Dolph undertakes a Quest to find Good Magician Humfrey, accompanied by Marrow Bones.

Vida Vila wishes to marry Prince Dolph, but he is too young.

Marrow and Dolph find Grace'l Ossein on the Isle of Illusion.

Melantha (Mela) Merwoman captures Dolph. To free himself, Dolph sets out to recover the firewater opal from Draco Dragon.

Marrow and Dolph return two Firewater Opals to Mela.

Marsh 5th --Cheiron Centaur marries Chex Centaur in a ceremony performed by the Simurgh before the winged monsters (Prince Dolph also sneaked in under the guise of "Phlod Firefly"). All present swear to protect the foal of this union, whose life will change the course of the history of Xanth.

The goblins of Mount Etamin raid Draco's lair and abduct Marrow Bones.

King Nabob Naga betroths his daughter, Princess Nada, to Prince Dolph, making a naga-human alliance. In return, the naga rescue Marrow Bones and the dragon's treasure from the goblins.

Dolph and Nada (Nada is stuck in snake form) enter Mundania through the gourd and meet Turn Key, who provides a way to locate the Heaven Cent.

Marrow, Grace'l, and Dolph use a hypnogourd to enter the realm of dreams and find the sleeping Princess. Instead they find Electra sleeping in place of the Princess, who awakens after 847 years (she got time off for good behavior). Dolph is betrothed to Electra.

Marsh 25th -- Trojan, the Night Stallion puts Grace'l Ossein on trial, with Dolph as defense attorney. Dolph barely vindicates her and Grace'l is still convicted, but the trial was all a test, and she is released and transferred to the good dream duty. Dolph's loyalty and determination earn him the respect of the Stallion.

Electra begins to recharge the Heaven Cent.

Twins Jot and Tittle delivered retroactively to Lacuna and Vernon.

Graeboe Giant gets ill.
1084 Chena Centaur foaled on Centaur Isle.

Brusque Brassie (Talent of Making Things Hard and Heavy or Soft and Light) delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.

David Baldwin born in Mundania
1085 Che Centaur foaled to Cheiron and Chex Centaur.

Com-Pewter acquires a Castle Roogna magic mirror from a traveler.
1086 AwGhost 27th -- Electra completes the Heaven Cent.

Dolph is grounded until he decides who he will marry, so he can't use the Heaven Cent to complete his Quest.

Princess Ivy decides to complete Dolph's Quest.

Princess Ivy, Princess Nada, and Electra recover the magic mirror from the evil machine Com-Pewter.

Ivy invokes the Heaven Cent and is transported to Mundania, where she meets Grey Murphy.

Grey and Ivy make their way to Xanth through the gourd. While in the gourd, Grey rescues a giant (no longer invisible) and confronts the Night Stallion. Grey does not yet believe in magic.

Grey traces the river of blood and rescues Girard Giant, who settles down happily ever after with Gina Giantess.

The Goblinate of the Golden Horde, led by Grotesk Goblin, captures Grey and Ivy. They escape and rescue Donkey Centaur. Ivy affiances Grey.

Grey travels to Mount Parnassus to discover whether he has a magic talent (King Dor and Queen Irene said that Ivy could not marry him if he didn't have a talent). He discovers that he is the Magician of Nullification.

Grey's true history and Com-Pewter's plot to use him to take over Xanth are revealed.

Grey, Ivy, and Electra make a deal with Com-Pewter's Sending for advice on how to defeat Com-Pewter's plot.

Magician Murphy and Sorceress Vadne return to Xanth, and Murphy lays his curse on the geis on Grey to serve Com-Pewter. The geis is fowled up, and Grey begins his service to Good Magician Humfrey, temporarily taking over in the capacity of Good Magician.

Sending begins to establish itself in Xanth to challenge Com-Pewter for dominance.
1088 Stork sets out to deliver Surprise to Grundy Golem and Rapunzel.

Marrow Bones marries Grace'l Ossein.

Marrow and Grace'l construct Picka Bone and Joy'nt Bone.
1089 Che Centaur is foalnapped by the goblins of Goblin Mountain.

Jenny Elf and Sammy Cat come to Xanth from the World of Two Moons through a hole in Xanth and give comfort to Che.

Prince Dolph and Demoness Metria seal the hole in Xanth.

Siege of Goblin Mountain occurs, nearly starting a war between the Monsters of Air and the Monsters of the Land.

Siege resolved when Che agrees to be Gwendolyn (Gwenny) Goblin's companion, and Gwenny and Jenny go to live with Che's family.

Prince Dolph marries Electra as she turns eighteen in normal living time (excluding 847 years of magical sleep during which she did not age).

Prince Dolph marries Princess Taplin in alternate reality.

Karen Baldwin born in Mundania.
1090 Humfrey, with Lacuna's help, rescues five and a half wives (Demoness Dara, Maiden Taiwan, Rose of Roogna, Sofia Mundane, Gorgon, and MareAnn) from Hell, in a fashion. Each wife spends one month with Humfrey, then returns to Hell and switches with the next wife.

Lacuna tricks Com-Pewter into becoming a nice machine and freeing Grey Murphy.

Lacuna's change of life.

Soufflé Serpent comes to the Castle Roogna moat to be the moat monster.

Twins Abscissa and Ordinate (Talents of Traveling Along the X and Y Coordinates) delivered to orphanage.

Wira youthened by 22 years and marries Hugo.
1091 Astrid and Briskil delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.

Gwenny Goblin, Jenny Elf, and Che Centaur are inducted into the Adult Conspiracy, and Gwenny gets a pair of contact lenses.

Mela Merwoman goes ashore to find a husband and meets up with Okra Ogress. They travel together to visit Good Magician Humfrey, discovering and rescuing Princess Ida, who is unaware of her status, along the way.

Mela dons a pair of plaid panties.

Mela, Okra, and Ida ask Magician Humfrey their Questions, but he refuses to give them Answers, sending them instead to see Princess Nada Naga.

This leads to an adventure in which they rescue Gwenny, Jenny, and Che from Roxanne Roc and help Gwenny defeat her half-brother Gobble.

Gwenny Goblin becomes chief of Goblin Mountain.

Mela Merwoman marries Prince Naldo Naga.

Okra Ogress marries Smithereen Ogre.

Princess Ida discovers her true identity and her talent.

NoRemember 2 -- Stork brings Dawn and Eve to Electra. Talents: Dawn can tell anything about any living thing; Eve can tell anything about any inanimate thing.

Epoxy Ogre and Benzene Brassie (identical male/female twins) delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.

Prince Dolin delivered to Prince Dolph and Princess Taplin in alternate reality.
1092 Demon X(A/N)th's dream.

Dug and Kim Mundane enter Xanth via the Companions of Xanth game, created by the demons as part of a wager between the Demon X(A/N)th and the Demon E(A/R)th. Dug's Companion is Nada Naga and Kim's is Jenny Elf. The prize is a magical talent.

Kim wins the game and receives the Talent of Erasure as her prize.

The Demon X(A/N)th, having bet on Kim, wins his contest.

Cyrus Merman marries Merci Merwoman.

Black Wave finds home.

Og and Not-Og delivered to Okra Ogress.

Nadine Naga delivered to Nalda Naga and Mela Merwoman.

Cencow meets Griffiness.
1093 Stork finally manages to deliver Surprise Golem to to Grundy and Rapunzel, at age 5.

Gloha Goblin-Harpy sets out to find her perfect husband, asking Good Magician Humfrey. Humfrey instead directs her to ask his second son.

Gloha eventually discovers that Humfrey's second son is Crombie the Soldier.

Magician Trent drinks youth elixir, youthening him to an age of about 26.

Cynthia Centaur, the wing centaur filly transformed by Magician Trent, is released from the Brain Coral's Pool. Trent and Gloha bring her to Cheiron and Chex, and youthen her to an age of 8.

Trent and Gloha meet and join with Marrow Bones, and travel toward Lake Ogre-Chobee, where Crombie had pointed. They are harassed along the way by Demoness Metria.

The party is joined by an ailing invisible giant, Graeboe.

Gloha is captured by the nymphomaniac, Veleno.

In order to rescue Gloha, Metria marries Veleno. She then receives half of his soul.

Marrow Bones gets half a soul.

Graeboe is cured by a marrow transplant from Marrow Bones, and gives Marrow half of his soul.

Marrow splits the half soul among his family.

Trent transforms Graeboe into a winged goblin, and Graeboe marries Gloha.

Demoness Mentia, Metria's worser half, fissions off in disgust.

Phelra Human meets Roxanne Roc.

Merei, Mesta, Dell delivered to Griffiness: Chet Centaur’s grandchildren.
1094 Gary Gar, the gargoyle stationed at the Swan Knee River, asks Magician Humfrey how to keep the river clean permanently. Humfrey tells him to get the Philter.

Gary, accompanied by the Demoness Mentia, sets out on his Quest, planning to carry out his Service of tutoring Surprise at the same time.

Gary is transformed by Magician Trent into a human man, and accompanied by the youthened Sorceress Iris.

Gary, Iris, Surprise, and Mentia meet with Hiatus, who travels with them into the now-expanding Region of Madness.

The group discovers the Stonehinge, the lost city of the original human settlement of Xanth, and discovers the origin of the Interface.

Surprise is found to be able to have any talent, but only once.

Aided by Gayle Goyle, the gargoyle of Stonehinge, they trap the Philter, a powerful demon, in the Interface and recompile it, purifying the Swan Knee River and restraining the expanding Madness.

Hiatus marries Desiree Dryad.

Demoness Mentia comes to terms with better half.

Chelsey and Cherish Centaur foaled by Cheiron and Chex Centaur.

The term "AliCentaur" is coined as the name of the winged centaur species.

Steven Steamer delivered to Stanley and Stella.

Chelsy and Cherish Centaur delivered to Cheiron and Chex.
1095 The Demoness V(E/N)us makes a wager with the Demon X(A/N)th that no jury can decide a case based on the evidence. They use the trial of Roxanne Roc to decide their wager.

Princess Ida gets moon Ptero:
  • Blue = North (cold)
  • Red = South (hot)
  • Green = West (future)
  • Yellow = East (past)
Chain of Moons:
  1. Ptero, time is east-west (From, To) geography, demarked by comic strips. Ida in Castle Roogna.
  2. Pyramid, with 4 faces: blue, red, green, gray. Giver gains size, receiver loses size. Ida on isle on blue face.
  3. Torus, where favors incur burdens of love. Ida on the Isle of Niffen, in the Sarah Sea.
  4. Cone, where center is filled with water; sea folk must breed with land folk. Ida in cone point under sea.
  5. Dumbbell, where all are fitness freaks; magic requires strength. Ida in center of bar.
  6. Pincushion, residences on pins, Ida on rounded end.
  7. Spiral, like a little galaxy, Ida in center.
  8. Tangle, like a knot in string or spaghetti. Ida in center.
  9. Motes, Ida probably in center.
Roxanne Roc utters the word "darn" in the presence of the Simurgh's unhatched chick. Due to the chick's extremely young age, this is considered a violation of the Adult Conspiracy and she is put on trial.

Demoness Metria sends her worser half, Mentia to ask Demon Professor Grossclout how to get the stork to heed her summons.

Mentia returns, relaying Grossclout's message, "Ask Good Magician Humfrey."

Metria goes to Humfrey's Castle and asks her Question. Humfrey sends her on a Service to the Simurgh without an Answer.

On Qaf, the Simurgh orders Metria to deliver black beryl tokens to the personnel and jury for Roxanne's trial.

Metria delivers the tokens, along the way averting the ancient curse on Castle Roogna, reconciling with her daughter, arranging a marriage between Nada Naga and Demon Prince Vore, learning how to drive a Mundane truck, discovering the Book of Kings, and helping Chena Centaur become an AliCentaur.

The Trial of Roxanne Roc takes place.

Metria thwarts the Demoness V(E/N)us's attempts to disrupt the trial.

Roxanne is convicted of Violation of the Adult Conspiracy and is "sentenced" to care for the Simurgh's offspring until he reaches adulthood.

In a double wedding ceremony, Grey Murphy marries Princess Ivy and Demon Prince Vore marries Princess Nada Naga.

Metria presents a black beryl token from the Simurgh to the stork, forcing him to deliver a child to her.

Simurgh’s egg hatches: Sim Chick emerges.

Daughter Piper (Talent of Healing) delivered to Hiatus and Desiree Dryad.
1096 Stork delivers Demon Ted to Veleno and Demoness Metria.

Stork delivers DeMonica to Demon Vore and Nada Naga

Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm delivered to Grey and Ivy. Talent of what they sing and play together becomes real; talents less, apart.

The Demon X(A/N)th and the Demon JU(P/I)ter make a wager. X(A/N)th becomes a Dragon-Ass called Nimby (Not In My Back Yard) and must get a citizen of Xanth to shed their last tear for him. The winner becomes the highest-ranking Demon, the loser becomes the lowest.

Nimby (X(A/N)th) accidentally teams up with Chlorine.

A Mundane family, the Baldwins (Jim, Mary, Sean, David, and Karen), along with a Mundane hurricane, which becomes known as Happy Bottom, are accidentally pulled into Xanth.

Nimby and Chlorine help the Baldwin family leave Xanth.

The Baldwins decide to remain in Xanth to help thwart Happy Bottom, who is endangering all of Xanth by spreading magic dust, effectively expanding the Region of Madness to cover the entire realm.

Sean Baldwin accidentally bathes in a love spring with Willow Elf.

With the aid of Demoness Mentia, King Cumulo Fracto Nimbus, and various other citizens of Xanth, Happy Bottom is hered toward the Region of Air.

Nimby, Chlorine, and Tweeter, Karen's pet parakeet, travel back in time to circa 900 to get the reverse thread (see date 900).

Happy Bottom is successfully trapped in the Region of Air.

David Baldwin's eyes are turned green by the sight of Chlorine's panties.

Fracto begins the process of taming and training Happy Bottom.

The Baldwin family, along with Willow Elf, leave for Mundania.

Chlorine sheds her last tear for Nimby.

Xeth Zombie marries Zyzzyva Zombie.
1097 Nimby marries Chlorine.

Sean and Willow return to Xanth, and Sean discovers that he has the ability to fly (given to him by Nimby).

Branch Faun and an unnamed nymph are lost in the Void.

Forrest Faun goes to Good Magician Humfrey to find out how to save Branch's tree.

Humfrey sends Forrest and Mare Imbrium to Ptero, the moon orbiting Ida's head.

While on Ptero, Forrest and Imbri, with the assistance of Ptero's 18-year-old versions of Dawn and Eve, save the humans of Ptero from marginalization by the wizards of Pyramid.

Forrest Faun and Mare Imbrium fall in love.

Mare Imbrium adopts Branch Faun's tree.
1098 Breanna of the Black Wave wakes to a zombie kiss.

Bink (age 81) and Chameleon (age 76) youthened to 21 and 16 respectively.

Jewel-lye 2 -- Jenny turns 21 and gets married.

Chaos delivered to D. Metria. Talent: to make things transparent.

Demon Xanth learns to dream

Fray Cloud delivered to Cumulo Nimbus Fracto and Hurricane Happy Bottom, with half soul
1099 Xanth Xone of the Modern Mundane Mesh.

Demon X(A/N)th, in the human guise of Nimby, visits Mundania with his love Chlorine. They do this by exchanging bodies with two Mundanes, Edsel and Pia, friends of Dug and Kim Mundane.

Edsel and Pia get in trouble in Xanth, until Pia decides to save a special tree and becomes an environmentalist.

Demon E(A/R)th catches on that another Demon is invading his territory, and raises an unholy storm.
1100 Triplet Princesses, Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm meet the Dastard.

Sea Hag escapes the Pool after 33 years in storage.

Sea Hag takes over the body of Princess Melody.

Sea Hag is banished.

Becka finds Castle Maidragon
1101 Demon E(A/R)th is abducted.

His magic power of Gravity fades, making things uncomfortable for the natives of his realm.

Only the Swell Foop can save Demon E(A/R)th.

Only the Six Rings of Xanth can control the Foop.

Only the zombies know where the Six Rings of Xanth are.

Six mortal heroes tackle the mission.

Demon E(A/R)th rescued.


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