Edsel is a man from Mundania. His talent is modifying or deflecting the talents of others; it was creating solid illusionary creatures. He was first introduced in Demons Don't Dream.
Edsel was born in 1076. He is the brother of Bentley, husband of Pia Putz, and father of an unnamed child. He is 42 years old.
Edsel is a friend of Dug who introduced him to the game of Xanth. He switched bodies with Nimby to visit Xanth, and Breanna and Justin were his and Pia's companions.
Novels: Demons Don't Dream, Geis of the Gargoyle, Xone of Contention, Swell Foop
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.