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Princess Taplin

Princess Taplin of Human Xanth is a woman from the Isle of View then Castle Roogna in Xanth. Her talent is making the amaranth flower bloom in the main Xanth reality and enchanted sleep in Xanth Reality 2. She was first introduced in Heaven Cent.

Taplin was delivered in 216. She is the daughter of Tapis and Merlin, sister of Jonathan and Merara, wife of Roogna and Dolph, and mother of Dolin. She was 18 years old when she went into an enchanted sleep in an alternate reality in 234 and began aging again when she was kissed awake by Dolph in 1083. She is 53 years old.

Taplin was supposed to sleep for 1000 years to be awakened by a Prince in the main Xanth reality. Because of a curse by Murphy, Electra went into the enchanted sleep instead. She married Roogna. She went into the enchanted sleep and married Dolph in Xanth Reality 2.

Novels: Heaven Cent, Isle of View, The Dastard, Ghost Writer in the Sky, Jest Right

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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