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# 28 - Currant Events [CE]

When Clio, the Muse of History, sat down to pen the twenty-eighth volume in the Chronicles of Xanth, she was stunned to discover it was already there! And, what was worse, it was totally unreadable, for the words on its pages were fuzzed beyond comprehension.Vexed and bewildered, and more than a little concerned, Clio resolved to leave the quiet comfort of her study on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and ask her old friend, the Good Magician Humfrey, to search a solution to her problem in his Book of Answers.But, much to her consternation, Humfrey required her to perform a magical Service before she could acquire her Answer: to rescue Xanth's dragons from the verge of extinction before the delicate balance of its wildlife was permanently thrown out of whack.Her momentous mission lead her to a dangerous Dragon World hidden amongst the Moons of Ida, across a perilous landscape filled with wonder and danger, in search of the fabled Currant, a very rare red berry that might hold the secret she sought. Along the way she acquired a fellowship of companions, including the brave and beautiful Becka Dragongirl, a pair of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, a charming young child called Ciriana whose destiny was somehow entwined with hers, and Sherlock, a sweet but homely man from Mundania who might just be a master magician himself.Together they gradually began to unravel the momentous mystery of Xanth's missing history. And Clio began to realize that Sherlock's enchantments had begun to work their way into her heart.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Becka Crossbreed Xanth Daughter of Draco; wife of Brusque; mother of Ben; cute, blonde hair, brown eyes, dragon portion has bright green scales with purplish tinge towards the ends, wings like Draco`s 02
Sherlock Human Mundania Husband of Clio; adoptive father of Ciriana. An average-looking black man in his thirties. He volunteers to accompany Nada and Dug on their adventure, and scout out Xanth for the rest of the Black Village. Begins to develop magic powers with reverse wood while he has an adventure with Clio. They continually strenghthen until he becomes the Magician of Reversal. 06
Clio Muse Xanth Windback. Reversing a situation Daughter of Mnem and Ebnez; wife of Sherlock; adopts Ciriana; Muse of history. She writes magic texts on Xanth. She is under 3 curses. 1. She will not have feminine curves of her own, but will find some, the bark of a nymph tree. 2.she will have daily danger, but a means to nullify it, her talent. 3. May die young, but will be young a long time. Sherlock reverses her curses. 01
Drew Dragon Dragon Mate of Drusie; small telepathic dragon from Dragon world with blue hide who accompanies Clio on her Quest. 02
Drusie Dragon Dragon Mate of Drew; small telepathic dragon from Dragon world with pink hide who accompanies Clio on her Quest. 02
Getaway Golem Xanth Reverse-wood golem created by Sherlock. Companion of Comealong. 07
Ciriana Human Xanth Adopted by Clio and Sherlock; child with a foul mouth and knowing about summoning storks, which she found out from a harpy. 14
 
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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