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# 9 - Golem In The Gears [GITG]

Grundy Golem got no respect. So, to prove himself, he volunteered for a quest to find the long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. On the way, he somehow manages to free a damsel in distress-- but not without incurring the wrath of the Sea Hag in the process. And when it comes to avenging herself on Grundy, the Sea Hag will never give up....

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Bink Human Xanth Protection from magic Son of Bianca and Roland; husband of Chameleon; father of Dor; who was banished for his apparent lack of talent but later recognized as Magician when the true nature of his powers became clear. At age 81, youthened to 21. 02
Chester Centaur Xanth Conjuring a silver flute Mate of Cherie; father of Chet and Chem; nephew of Herman the Hermit; strong-willed centaur with a homely face, but handsome hindquarters; flute that he conjures plays beautiful music. 02
Stanley Steamer Dragon Xanth See Gap Dragon 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. 01
Rapunzel Crossbreed Xanth Magical Hair Descendant of Bluebell and Jordan; wife of Grundy. Her half-elven lineage allows her to change size at will, and she can also grow or shrink her beautiful hair. She is Ivy`s pun-pal. 02
Jordan Human Xanth Healing Himself Husband of Threnody; is an adventurer and hero who becomes a ghost for 400 years before becoming reanimated. Also known as Jordan the Barbarian 04
Threnody Crossbreed Xanth Demonstriation Daughter of Metria and Gromden; wife of Yin-Yang and then Jordan; can 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; became a ghost named Renee after her first marriage. 04
Snortimer Bed Monster Xanth Monster under Ivy`s bed. 02
EmJay Human Xanth A woman compiling a lexicon of Xanth, with her trusty sidekick MiKe. 02
Stella Steamer Dragon Xanth Mate of Stanley Steamer; assumes responsibility for guarding the gap during the time he was youthened. Also known as Stacey Steamer. 02
Sea Hag Human Xanth Immortality Wife of Green Horn; sorceress who achieves her immortality by taking over the body of a new person or creature after her old one dies. Previously known as Sea Girl when she was young. 06
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. 13
 
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 (Apr/17) [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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