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# 4 - Centaur Aisle [CA]

Dor was having troubles growing up to be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth. He wanted no part of running the Kingdom. But now Good King Trent was leaving on a trade mission to non-magical Mundania, home of such weird beasts as horses and bears, so Dor had to take over as King for a week.

A week passes. No Trent. Then htree weeks. King Trent still hadn't returned. Surely, something terrible had happened; he was apparently held captive in some foul dungeon,unable to escape. Dor was left with the burden of ruling--and with Irene, who was entirely too willing to be his Queen!

His only hope was to enter Mundania and free King Trent. But how could it be done without the powers of magic? Nevertheless,he started forth bravely--together with Irene, a golem, a centaur, and a young ogre--heading for the far south of Xanth.

The entrance to Mundania, of course, lay to the north.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Dor Human Xanth Conversing with inanimate King of Human Xanth (20); son of Chameleon and Bink; husband of Irene; father of Ivy, Ida, and Dolph. He undertakes the tapestry adventure and befriends Jumper there. 01
Grundy Golem Xanth Conversing with all living creatures Husband of Rapunzel; father of Surprise; small man-figure fashioned from wood, clay, rags, and other bits of refuse who later comes to life; affectionately tolerated, despite being a remarkable insulter. 02
Chet Centaur Xanth Calculus Son of Cherie and Chester; father of Cencow by a sea cow; talent allows him to turn boulders into small stones, a process which he calls "Calculus". 02
Smash Crossbreed Xanth Son of Sleeping Beauty and Crunch; husband of Tandy 02
Irene [CaR] Human Xanth Green Thumb Daughter of Iris and Trent; wife of Dor; mother of Ivy. Ida, and Dolph. Originally a sub-magician and later a full Sorceress. Her talent causes plants to grow rapidly, completing full life cycles in minutes. She has green hair. 01
Arnolde Centaur Xanth Magic aisle Generates an aisle of magic wherever he goes and generates a Mundane aisle in Xanth by using reverse wood. Known as the Archivist. 07
 
KEY - Xanth Titles; so far, by the numbers: (Click on any Title for more info on that book)
1 A Spell For Chameleon [ASFC]  2 The Source Of Magic [TSOM]  3 Castle Roogna [CaR]  4 Centaur Aisle [CA] 
5 Ogre, Ogre [OO]  6 Night Mare [NM]  7 Dragon on a Pedestal [DOAP]  8 Crewel Lye [CL] 
9 Golem In The Gears [GITG]  10 Vale Of The Vole [VOTV]  11 Heaven Cent [HC]  12 Man From Mundania [MFM] 
13 Isle Of View [IOV]  14 Question Quest [QQ]  15 The Color Of Her Panties [TCOHP]  16 Demons Don't Dream [DDD] 
17 Harpy Thyme [HT]  18 Geis of the Gargoyle [GOTG]  19 Roc And A Hard Place [RAAHP]  20 Yon Ill Wind [YIW] 
21 Faun & Games [FAG]  22 Zombie Lover [ZL]  23 Xone Of Contention [XOC]  24 The Dastard [TD] 
25 Swell Foop [SF]  26 Up In a Heaval [UIAH]  27 Cube Route [CuR]  28 Currant Events [CE] 
29 Pet Peeve [PP]  30 Stork Naked [SN]  31 Air Apparent [AA]  32 Two to the Fifth [TTTF] 
33 Jumper Cable [JC]  34 Knot Gneiss [KG]  35 Well-Tempered Clavicle [WTC]  36 Luck of the Draw [LOTD] 
37 Esrever Doom [ED]  38 Board Stiff [BS]  39 Five Portraits [FP]  40 Isis Orb [IO] 
41 Ghost Writer in the Sky [GWITS]  42 Fire Sail (To Come) [FS]  43 Jest Right (To Come) [JR]   
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Doug Harter maintains the Xanth Character Database, updating it as new books in the Xanth series are released. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting me see some of his Character Notes, to Peg Rombach-Riggs who did the work creating the original table, Seajay who supplied the numbers, Dawn M. Burge for suggesting and helping Origin to be accomplished, and FNProgramvare's BookCat, which I use to store the Xanth Character info.
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