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Sorceress Tapis

Sorceress Tapis is a woman from the Isle of View then Castle Roogna in Xanth. Her talent is weaving magical tapestries. She was first introduced in Heaven Cent.

Tapis is the wife of Merlin and mother of Jonathan, Taplin, and Merara.

Small, now ancient sorceress, living at the time of Roogna and Murphy. The magic tapestries she weaves enable folk to step into their worlds. In the main Xanth reality, and after Electra bit the apple and went into the enchanted sleep because of Murphy's curse, she and Taplin went to Castle Roogna where Taplin married Roogna. In an alternate reality where Taplin went into the enchanted sleep, she and Merara stayed on the Isle of View. Archae and Ology were digging on the Isle of View to find her house.

Novels: Heaven Cent, Question Quest, The Color of Her Panties, Roc and a Hard Place, The Dastard, Ghost Writer in the Sky

A Bold Title means she was a major character. A Small Title means she 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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