The timeline covers everything from Official Timeline of Xanth, which goes through Swell Foop that takes place in Xanthian year 1101. The pdf goes through Pet Peeve that takes place in Xanthian year 1105. A Spell for Chameleon, the first novel in the series, took place in Xanthian year 1042. It is now Xanthian year 1117.
This list is separated by Kings and Waves, invasions or colonizations of humans from Mundania.
I am currently cleaning this up, my apologies for the mess at the moment.
Xanth connected to Mundania
Around the year 9000 BFW, Demons Gaia and Earth made a bet on the pronunciation of the place known as Mundania or Moondania. Both thought they won, and a landbound connection was made between it and Xanth. The matter was finally decided in 1107.
The arrival of X(A/N)th
Around the year 4000 BFW, before first wave, the Demon X(A/N)th is banished to realm of Xanth by other senior demons. The date is could be off by about ten thousand years as an accurate timeline is not possible. X(A/N)th's presence caused magic to slowly infuse the realm due to minor leakage from his essence.
Before the First Wave
In year 2200 BFW, a colony of humans arrive from Mundania. The colony grows for a while until Magicians and Sorceresses start manifesting. One of the early Sorceresses is the Sea Hag Peril, mostly unknown to others because of her frequent change of bodies. Many uncounted waves happen between this year and 2100 BFW.
Around year 2100 BFW, Xanth is cut off from Mundania, becoming a true island.
In year 1900 BFW, the human colony has failed by crossbreeding itself to extinction. The humans become assorted magic species through the crossbreeding or were changed by magic. Harpies, merfolk, nagas, sphinxes, ogres, goblins, elves, fauns, nymphs, fairies, various Winged Monsters, and other crossbreeds and variants are suspected to have derived from this. Most species tend to be close-mouthed about it, evidently preferring not to admit the debasement of their lineage by human stock. Thus this colony is unknown to history, except by the mute evidence of the surviving species.
In year 1000 BFW, the isthmus is restored and limited contact with Mundania is resumed. The last survivors of the human colony form the Interface to allow limited contact with Mundania, but it is imperfect. The city of Hinge is deserted.
Around year 800 BFW, the centaur species begins.
In year 85 BFW, Prince Harold Harpy delivered.
In year 73 BFW, Prince Harold Harpy exiled to the Brain Coral Pool.
In year 0, the First Wave of human colonization arrives in Xanth, establishing current permanent settlement.
In year 1, the civilized voles leave their main camp near the Gap Chasm.
In year 35, the Second Wave invades Xanth. They kill the men and children of the First Wave.
In year 200, the Third Wave occurs.
In year 202, the Magician Roogna delivered to a Third Waver.
Fourth Wave and King Merlin
In year 204, the women surviving the Third Wave are lead by Magician Merlin in killing their rapist husbands and bring in better men, the Fourth Wave. Magician Merlin, whose talent is knowledge, becomes the first King of Xanth. Merlin serves until 226.
In year 207, Jonathan is delivered to Tapis and Merlin.
In year 216, Taplin is delivered to Tapis and Merlin.
In year 218, Merara is delivered to Tapis and Merlin.
In year 219, Millie the Maid is delivered to the West Stockade.
In year 225, Electra is delivered to the West Stockade.
In year 226, King Merlin abdicates the throne and leaves on a mission to Mundania.
In year 228, Magician Roogna crowns himself king. He serves until 286.
In year 233, Electra goes to the Isle of View to help the Sorceress Tapis by making the Heaven Cent.
The events from Castle Roogna, Dor's trip through the tapestry to the past, happened.
The great Goblin-Harpy War begins. It ends when Prince Harold Harpy is released from Brain Coral's Pool, and the spell on goblin females is revoked.
On NoRemember 30th, during his adventure in Fourth Wave Xanth, Dor detonates the Forget Spell in the Gap Chasm.
Neo-Sorceress Vadne topologically transforms Millie the Maid into a book titled The Skeleton in the Closet. She is exiled to Brain Coral's Pool.
On Dismember 1st, Magician Jonathan, the Zombie Master, converts himself into a zombie in his grief.
Advance scouts of the Fifth Wave arrive in Xanth.
From Isle of View, Princess Taplin goes to Tapis to have a coverlet made for her sleep. However, there is an altercation between Magician Murphy and Sorceress Tapis at the Isle of View. Murphy's curse causes Electra to bite the apple and start the 1,000-year sleep originally intended for the Princess. Tapis and Taplin go to Castle Roogna where Taplin marries King Roogna.
From Ghost Writer in the Sky, Taplin enters the enchanted sleep in an alternate reality. Electra stays with Sorceress Tapis. Merara, her youngest daughter, goes forward in time to marry Emerald.
Jonathan Zombie encounters a phantom at Specter Lake.
Sixth Wave and King Rana
In year 286 King Roogna dies in a battle with the Sixth Wave. Sorceress Rana becomes the first female King of Xanth. She serves until 325.
In year 325 King Rana dies, and Magician Reitas becomes King. He serves until 350.
In year 350 King Reitas dies, and Magician Rune, Rana's son, becomes King. He serves until 378.
Seventh Wave and King Jonathan
In year 378, King Rune dies. Magician Jonathan, a zombie at the time, becomes King. He serves until 478. During that year, the Seventh Wave comes into Xanth peacefully and settles.
In year 400, Seventh Wave settlers form the Talent Research Group under Hydrogen: Bond 007.
In year 402, the Talent Research Group perfects joint curses. The settlers call themselves the Curse Friends, known as Curse Fiends to outsiders. They settle around Lake Orge and convince the orgres to move. On OctOgre 2nd, Ogres Leave Lake Ogre to begin migration to Ogre-fen-Ogre Fen. On OctOgre 30th, Ogres Arrive at Ogre-Fen-Ogre-Fen.
In year 405, the secret of expanding talents is discovered.
In year 406, the Talent Research Group discovers how to modify talents. Hydrogen, Loudspeaker, and six others achieve Magician-level talents.
In year 407, Loudspeaker uses a Word of Power to destroy the opposition, transforming the other members of the Talent Research Group into chobees. The new chobees move to inhabit Lake Ogre, and it is renamed Lake Ogre-Chobee.
In year 408, Hydrogen, the only survivor of the Group, sets out to defeat Loudspeaker. His team's joint curses form the Forbidden Regions of Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Void before destroying Loudspeaker.
In year 409, Hydrogen marries his assistant, Bec on Call.
In year 410, Hydrogen dedicates his life to hiding the secret of modified talents forever.
In year 478, the Zombie King abdicates the throne finding the job too rotten. Magician Vortex becomes King. He serves for an unknown period of time.
Jordan begins his adventure in medieval Xanth. One of the first things that happened is on NoRemember 8th, when Jordan had a tryst with Bluebell Elf.
King Gromden dies, and Magician Yin-Yang, whose talent is creating invokable spells, assumes the throne under his evil side's name Yang. He serves from until 719. He married Threnody, Gromden's daughter, to solidify his position. Because of her curse, he abandons Castle Roogna. Before leaving, Threnody dismembered Jordan to save his body from being incinerated and to prove her loyalty to Yang. Jordan becomes a ghost.
In year 681, Threnody commits suicide and becomes a ghost.
In year 682, King Yang remarries.
In year 684, Lord Bliss is delivered to Yin-Yang and his second wife.
In year 689, Stork holds nose when the Evil Magician Muerte A. Fid is delivered.
In year 897, Mare Imbrium foaled as a night mare; and Forrest, a faun, adopts a seedling sandalwood tree. The two will meet and marry.
In year 900, an event from Yon Ill Wind happens when Nimby, Chlorine, and Tweeter go back in time to retrieve the reverse thread from Gestalt, a vampire. Joshua, the reverse magician, had given the reverse thread to Gestalt. The party retrieves the reverse thread from Gestalt, then he is burned to ashes, causing the creation of mosquitoes. Joshua created reverse wood and was killed by a witch.
In year 909, Magician Ebnez assumes the throne, after Ghost King Warren exorcised by people. He serves until 952.
In year 911, Euterpe is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 912, Melpomene is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 913, Terpsichore is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 914, Erato is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 915, Polyhymnia is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 916, Urania is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez.
In year 917, Thalia is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez. To protect their daughters from the Twelfth Wave, Mnem and Ebnez send their daughters to Castle Roogna. On DisMember 11th, the Twelfth Wave, also called LastWave, occurs.
In year 920, Clio is delivered to Mnem and Ebnez and sent to Castle Roogna.
In year 924, Clio finds her curves.
In year 926, Clio finds her talent.
In year 932, King Ebnez adapts the Deathstone into the Shieldstone to protect Xanth from Mundane Waves.
In year 933, Humfrey and MareAnn, Humfrey's first love and later his fifth and a half wife, are delivered to their respective parents.
In year 935, Clio babysits Humfrey.
In year 937, the daughters of Ebnez and Mnem become the Muses on Mount Parnassus.
King Ebnez hires the Good Magician Humfrey as Royal Surveyor to do a Xanth Census of Talents. Aeolus, the Storm Magician, is delivered.
An event from Knot Gneiss, the Maidens Tawain, China, Japan, and Mexico are saved by Nan Oʼ Tek and brought to Xanth. They found the Mai-Den Industrial Park in the Gap.
In year 952, King Ebnez dies, and Humfrey is declared Magician and becomes King. He marries Dara, a demoness and his first wife. He serves until 971 when he abdicates the throne.
In year 953, E. Timber Bram appointed as Historian of Xanth, and he created this History. The Maidens China, Japan, and Mexico take a cruise on the Aquaintance Ship in Fanta Sea, and they can not leave.
In year 954, Dafrey is delievered to King Humfrey and Dara; Dara leaves Humfrey. Humfrey marries his second wife, Maiden Taiwan, to raise Dafrey. Dara returns in the image of Taiwan to seduce Humfrey to get rid of the last bits of soul.
In year 955, the tics mutate. Matt a Door is delivered to Dara who does not take care of him well.
In year 957, Matt a Door looks for his father but ends up under the Roc of Ages and sleeps his life away.
In year 969, Magician Arnolde Centaur is foaled on Centaur Isle.
In year 971, Humfrey abdicates the throne to Magician Aeolus. He serves until his death in 1042. Matron Taiwan abdicates her marriage and leaves Humfrey. Humfrey re-discovers Castle Roogna.
In year 972, Humfrey earns a degree from the Demon University of Magic, becoming a true Magician of Information. He marries Rose of Roogna, his third wife.
In year 973, Rosetta Bliss Humfrey is delievered to Humfrey and Rose.
In year 975, King Aeolus decrees that any resident without a magic talent will be exiled from Xanth.
In year 986, Girard Giant rolled to Giant Village by battalion of storks.
In year 994, Rosetta marries Stone. Cherie Centaur foaled south of North Village.
In year 997, Magician Trent delivered to North Village.
In year 1000, Rose goes to Hell in a handbasket, and Humfrey takes 80 years' worth of Lethe elixir. Humfrey believes he needs a wife, so marries Sofia, a Mundane and his fourth wife.
In year 1001, Sorceress Iris is delivered to an unwary family, and Jethro Giant is delivered.
In year 1002, Crombie is delivered to Magician Humfrey and Sofia Mundane.
Bink goes to Good Magician Humfrey to learn whether he has a magic talent. He encounters Chester and Cherie, Chameleon in her three aspects, a shade named Donald, Sorceress Iris, and Crombie the Soldier. His finger is restored by a healing spring. He can not prove he has a talent so is exiled to Mundania. Chameleon follows him. They and Trent return to Xanth and find Castle Roogna. Bink finds his magician caliber talent.
On Jewel-Lye 17th, Magician Trent becomes King and deactivates the Shieldstone. He marries Sorceress Iris as a condition of his kingship. He serves until 1067 except for a short period in 1059 when he goes to Mundania and a short period during the NextWave in 1067 before he abdicates the throne for retirement.
Magician Bink marries Chameleon.
Chester Centaur marries Cherie Centaur.
Trent's former army settles peacefully as the Thirteenth Wave.
Chet Centaur foaled near North Village to Chester and Cherie Centaur.
Grundy Golem goes to Magician Humfrey and asks how he can become real.
On SapTimber 10th, Bink releases the Demon X(A/N)th, who leaves the realm of Xanth and causes the Time of No Magic.
The Demon X(A/N)th returns.
Magician Murphy and Neo-Sorceress Vadne escape the Brain Coral's Pool and make a deal with Com-Pewter. He gets them safely out of Xanth, and their child will serve Com Pewter if he ever comes to Xanth.
The Brain Coral starts an inventory of its stock in the pool, which takes two or three decades. Murphy and Vadne's absence is not yet noticed.
Dor goes to Fourth Wave Xanth with Jumper to get the zombie restorative formula from the Zombie Master. He returns and uses it to restore Zombie Jonathan to life, and it turns out that Jonathan is the Zombie Master.
Magician Jonathan marries Millie the Maid after his reanimation.
Hardy Harpy hatched in South Xanth.
The Gorgon, having served a year, gets her answer: Magician Humfrey will marry her. She's not surprised.
On Marsh 21st, Good Magician Humfrey marries the Gorgon, his fifth wife.
Magician Dor becomes King Pro Tem when King Trent leaves for a trip to Mundania. He serves for a short time before traveling to Mundania with Irene, Arnolde, Smash, and Grundy to search of King Trent and Queen Iris. Jonathan assumes the throne. He serves for a short time until King Trent returns from Mundania. During the search in Mundania, the group finds Ichabod, who learns of Xanth.
Magician Grey is somehow delivered to Magician Murphy and Neo-Sorceress Vadne in Mundania.
On Mayhem 1st, Princess Nada Naga is delivered to King Nabob in Mount Etamin.
On OctOgre 12th, Princess Ivy found under cabbage leaf by King Dor and Queen Irene; the stork apparently couldn't get into the castle and was in a hurry, so could not wait for it to open. Princess Ida, Ivy's identical twin sister, is lost in swamp by the stork.
Good Magician Humfrey's dose of Lethe elixir wears off, and he remembers Rose of Roogna and goes to rescue her from Hell. The Gorgon and Hugo join him in the Dream Realm. Hugo meets Wira. Gorgon begins her career as a gourd horror actress.
Vida Vila wishes to marry Prince Dolph, but he is too young.
Marrow and Dolph find Grace'l Ossein on the Isle of Illusion.
Melantha Merwoman captures Dolph. To free himself, Dolph sets out to recover the firewater opal from Draco Dragon.
Marrow and Dolph return two Firewater Opals to Mela.
On Marsh 5th, Cheiron Centaur marries Chex Centaur in a ceremony performed by the Simurgh before the winged monsters (Prince Dolph also sneaked in under the guise of "Phlod Firefly"). All present swear to protect the foal of this union, whose life will change the course of the history of Xanth.
The goblins of Mount Etamin raid Draco's lair and abduct Marrow Bones.
King Nabob Naga betroths his daughter, Princess Nada, to Prince Dolph, making a naga-human alliance. In return, the naga rescue Marrow Bones and the dragon's treasure from the goblins.
Dolph and Nada, in snake form, enter Mundania through the gourd and meet Turn Key, who provides a way to locate the Heaven Cent.
Marrow, Grace'l, and Dolph use a hypnogourd to enter the realm of dreams and find the sleeping Princess. Instead they find Electra sleeping in place of the Princess, who awakens after 847 years (she got time off for good behavior). Dolph is betrothed to Electra.
On Marsh 25th, Trojan, the Night Stallion, puts Grace'l Ossein on trial with Dolph as defense attorney. Dolph barely vindicates her and Grace'l is still convicted, but the trial was all a test, and she is released and transferred to the good dream duty. Dolph's loyalty and determination earn him the respect of the Stallion.
On AwGhost 27th, Electra completes the Heaven Cent.
Princess Ivy, Princess Nada, and Electra recover the magic mirror from the evil machine Com Pewter.
Prince Dolph is grounded by King Dor and Queen Irene until he decides who he will marry, so he can't use the Heaven Cent to complete his Quest. Princess Ivy decides to complete Dolph's Quest and invokes the Heaven Cent and is transported to Mundania, where she meets Grey Murphy. Grey and Ivy make their way to Xanth through the gourd. While in the gourd, Grey traces the river of blood and rescues Girard, a giant who is no longer invisible. Girard settles down happily ever after with Gina Giantess. Grey confronts the Night Stallion. Grey does not yet believe in magic.
The Goblinate of the Golden Horde, led by Grotesk Goblin, captured Grey and Ivy. They escaped and rescued Donkey, a centaur. Ivy affiances Grey.
Dor and Irene declared that Ivy could not marry Grey if he didn't have a talent. Grey traveled to Mount Parnassus to discover whether he has a magic talent. He discovers that he is the Magician of Nullification.
Grey's true history and Com Pewter's plot to use him to take over Xanth are revealed.
Grey, Ivy, and Electra make a deal with Com Pewter's Sending for advice on how to defeat Com Pewter's plot. They return Sending to Xanth where it begins to establish itself in Xanth to challenge Com Pewter for dominance.
Magician Murphy and Sorceress Vadne return to Xanth, and Murphy lays his curse on the geis on Grey to serve Com Pewter. The geis is fowled up, and Grey begins his service to Good Magician Humfrey, temporarily taking over in the capacity of Good Magician.
Humfrey, with Lacuna's help, rescues five and a half wives (Demoness Dara, Maiden Taiwan, Rose of Roogna, Sofia, Gorgon, and MareAnn) from Hell, in a fashion. He marries MareAnn, finally. Each wife spends one month with Humfrey, then returns to Hell and switches with the next wife.
Lacuna tricks Com Pewter into becoming a nice machine and freeing Grey Murphy.
Lacuna's change of life.
Souffle Serpent comes to the Castle Roogna moat to be the moat monster.
Gwendolyn, Jenny, and Che are inducted into the Adult Conspiracy, and Gwenny gets a pair of contact lenses.
Melantha goes ashore to find a husband and meets up with Okra. They discovered and rescued Princess Ida, who is unaware of her status, along the way. They travel together to visit Good Magician Humfrey. Mela, Okra, and Ida ask Magician Humfrey their Questions, but he refuses to give them Answers, sending them instead to see Princess Nada. This leads to an adventure in which they rescue Gwendolyn, Jenny, and Che from Roxanne and help Gwenny defeat her half-brother Gobble. Gwendolyn becomes chief of Goblin Mountain.
Dug and Kim enter Xanth via the Companions of Xanth game, created by the demons as part of a wager between the Demon X(A/N)th and the Demon E(A/R)th. Dug's Companion is Nada and Kim's is Jenny. The prize is a magical talent.
Kim wins the game and receives the Talent of Erasure as her prize.
The Demon X(A/N)th, having bet on Kim, wins his contest.
Black Wave, a group of black settlers from Mundaniaa who came to Xanth to escape poor living conditions in Mundania, finds a home.
Roxanne Roc utters the word "darn" in the presence of the Simurgh's unhatched chick. Due to the chick's extremely young age, this is considered a violation of the Adult Conspiracy and she is put on trial.
Demoness Metria sends her worser half, Mentia to ask Demon Professor Grossclout how to get the stork to heed her summons.
Mentia returns, relaying Grossclout's message, "Ask Good Magician Humfrey".
Metria goes to Humfrey's Castle and asks her Question. Humfrey sends her on a Service to the Simurgh without an Answer.
On Qaf, the Simurgh orders Metria to deliver black beryl tokens to the personnel and jury for Roxanne's trial.
Metria delivers the tokens, along the way averting the ancient curse on Castle Roogna and reconciling with Threnody, her daughter; arranging a marriage between Nada Naga and Demon Prince Vore; learning how to drive a Mundane truck; discovering the Book of Kings; and helping Chena Centaur become an alicentaur.
The Trial of Roxanne Roc takes place.
Metria thwarts the Demoness Venus's attempts to disrupt the trial.
Roxanne is convicted of Violation of the Adult Conspiracy and is "sentenced" to care for the Simurgh's offspring until he reaches adulthood.
In a double wedding ceremony, Grey Murphy marries Princess Ivy and Demon Prince Vore marries Princess Nada Naga.
Metria presents a black beryl token from the Simurgh to the stork, forcing him to deliver a child to her.
The Demon Xanth and the Demon Jupiter make a wager. X(A/N)th becomes a Dragon-Ass called Nimby (Not In My Back Yard) and must get a citizen of Xanth to shed their last tear for him. The winner becomes the highest-ranking Demon, the loser becomes the lowest.
Nimby (X(A/N)th) accidentally teams up with Chlorine.
Earth is abducted by Fornax, which causes his magic power of Gravity fades, making things uncomfortable for the natives of his realm.
Only the Swell Foop can save Demon E(A/R)TH, and only the Six Rings of Xanth can control the Foop whose locations only the zombies know. Cynthia, Che, Breanna, Justin, Sim, and Jaylin take on the mission.
Demon E(A/R)th rescued.
The events from this year forward are not in the official Timeline.
Sometime between 1104 and 1110 the Maidens China, Japan, and Mexico leave the Aquaintance Ship on the Fanta Sea. Maiden China returns to Mundania. Maidens Japan and Mexico appear later in Knott Gneiss.
Rhythm is aged from 12 to 22 for the mission. While in her older state, she and Cyrus summon the stork and Kadence is delivered almost immediately. Kadence ages to 6 years old quickly. She will be redelivered to Rhythm and Cyrus when Rhythm is old enough.
Ragna, a Magician roc, is trying to take over Xanth. Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm fight him.
Demon Pluto severs the cable between the Xanthian Outernet and Mundanian Internet. Jumper along with several others are sent by Humfrey to repair the cable. Pluto tries to distract the female members of the team with seduction.
An Anti-pun virus ravages Xanth. Kandy is turned into a board at a wishing well. Ease is looking for his dream girl. Humfrey sends them on a quest to find the anit-pun virus antidote. Astrid is assigned to be a bodyguard for Ease. The only clue to find the anit-pun virus antidote is "merge the hair".
Tartan and Tera, Mundanes, come to Xanth in ghost form to help stop Goar and the Night Colt. Tartan and Tera use the bodies of Ted and DeMonica, respectively.
Prince Dolin, from an alternate reality, seeks a princess to marry so that he can exist in the main reality.
Princess Emerald seeks a human prince to marry to secure relations between dragon and human kind.
The group goes back in time to 237, in an alternate reality, to see Sorceress Tapis and young Merara and Electra.
When the group goes forward in time, they make a mistake and wind up in another alternate reality where Prince Drew, son of Prince Dolph and Princess Nada, exists.
The group goes to Ptero, from another alternate reality, where Dolin and Drew meet their main reality sisters Dawn and Eve.
Dolin marries DeMonica. Emerald marries Merara in the first lesbian marriage in Xanth.
In year 1124, the Dragon King's Castle emerges from Storage and becomes the capital of all of the dragons in Xanth. The children from the future remember the Human/Dragon War beginning at around this time.