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Brusque is a male crossbreed from Castle Maidragon in Xanth. His talent is making things hard and heavy or soft and light. He was first mentioned in The Color of Her Panties.

Brusque was delivered in 1084. He is the son of Bria and Eskil; brother of Astrid, Briskil, Epoxy, and Benzine; husband of Becka; and father of Ben. He is 34 years old.

Brusque has a somewhat coppery complexion. He married Becka after being offered to Surprise by Demons Fornax and Jupiter in main Xanth. He married Surprise in Xanth Reality Four.

Novels: The Color of Her Panties, Roc and a Hard Place, Up in a Heaval, Cube Route, Stork Naked, Air Apparent

A Bold Title means he was a major character. A Small Title means he was only mentioned.

Character notes


Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.

If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.

Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.

In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.


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