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.
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 this date Xanth is cut off from Mundania, becoming a true island.
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.
The last survivors of the human colony form the Interface to allow limited contact with Mundania.
The isthmus is restored and limited contact with Mundania is resumed.
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.
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.
Magician Murphy retires to the Brain Coral's Pool.
NoRemember 8th -- Jordan has 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 married Threnody, Gromden's daughter, to solidify his position. Because of her curse, he abandons Castle Roogna. He serves from until 719.
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.
Jewel-Lye 17th -- Magician Trent, whose talent is transformation, 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, Chester Centaur, Crombie the Soldier, and Magician Humfrey go on a quest to find the source of magic.
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.
Crunch Ogre marries a Curse Fiend in ogress mode.
SapTimber 12th: The Demon X(A/N)th makes Grundy Golem alive.
The Demon X(A/N)th silently decrees that all of Magician Bink's descendants will have Magician-level talents.
SapTimber 15th: Stork brings Magician Dor to Magician Bink and Chameleon.
Crombie marries Jewel Nymph.
Gorgon leaves Xanth.
Apull 15th: Stork brings Princess Irene to King Trent and Queen Iris.
AwGhost 15th: Smash Ogre whelped north of Magic Dust Village to Crunch Ogre and pseudo ogress.
Mayhem 25th: Stork brings Tandy to Crombie and Jewel.
Griselda Griffin delivered to Grinelle Griffin.
Graeboe Giant found in Giant Village.
Stork brings Goldy Goblin to Gorbage Goblin.
Chem Centaur foaled to Chester and Cherie Centaur.
Stork delivers Xavier to the witch Xanthippe in South Xanth.
Stork brings Wira to an undistinguished and probably undeserving family.
Gorgon returns to Xanth and asks Good Magician Humfrey a Question: " Would you marry me?" This results in her having to give one year's service before Humfrey will answer her question.
Magician Dor (Talent of Inanimate Communication) becomes King when King Trent leaves for a trip to Mundania. He serves for a short time in 1059 before traveling to Mundania in search of King Trent. He also served for a short time during the Next Wave in 1067. He becomes permanent King in 1067 and is presently the reigning King of Xanth.
Marsh 21st -- Good Magician Humfrey marries the Gorgon, his fifth wife.
Jonathan assumes the throne while Magician Dor, Irene, Magician Arnolde Centaur, Smash Ogre, and Grundy Golem go to Mundania and rescue King Trent and Queen Iris. He serves for a short time until King Trent returns from Mundania.
Gracile (Grace'l) Ossein messes up a bad dream and flees the realm of the gourd.
Prince Dolph undertakes a Quest to find Good Magician Humfrey, accompanied by Marrow Bones.
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 (Mela) 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.
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 (Nada is stuck 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.
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.
Electra begins to recharge the Heaven Cent.
Twins Jot and Tittle delivered retroactively to Lacuna and Vernon.
Graeboe Giant gets ill.
Chena Centaur foaled on Centaur Isle.
Brusque Brassie (Talent of Making Things Hard and Heavy or Soft and Light) delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.
David Baldwin born in Mundania
Che Centaur foaled to Cheiron and Chex Centaur.
Com-Pewter acquires a Castle Roogna magic mirror from a traveler.
AwGhost 27th -- Electra completes the Heaven Cent.
Dolph is grounded 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.
Princess Ivy, Princess Nada, and Electra recover the magic mirror from the evil machine Com-Pewter.
Ivy 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 rescues a giant (no longer invisible) and confronts the Night Stallion. Grey does not yet believe in magic.
Grey traces the river of blood and rescues Girard Giant, who settles down happily ever after with Gina Giantess.
The Goblinate of the Golden Horde, led by Grotesk Goblin, captures Grey and Ivy. They escape and rescue Donkey Centaur. Ivy affiances Grey.
Grey travels to Mount Parnassus to discover whether he has a magic talent (King Dor and Queen Irene said that Ivy could not marry him if he didn't have a 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.
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.
Sending begins to establish itself in Xanth to challenge Com-Pewter for dominance.
Stork sets out to deliver Surprise to Grundy Golem and Rapunzel.
Marrow Bones marries Grace'l Ossein.
Marrow and Grace'l construct Picka Bone and Joy'nt Bone.
Humfrey, with Lacuna's help, rescues five and a half wives (Demoness Dara, Maiden Taiwan, Rose of Roogna, Sofia Mundane, Gorgon, and MareAnn) from Hell, in a fashion. 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.
Soufflé Serpent comes to the Castle Roogna moat to be the moat monster.
Twins Abscissa and Ordinate (Talents of Traveling Along the X and Y Coordinates) delivered to orphanage.
Astrid and Briskil delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.
Gwenny Goblin, Jenny Elf, and Che Centaur are inducted into the Adult Conspiracy, and Gwenny gets a pair of contact lenses.
Mela Merwoman goes ashore to find a husband and meets up with Okra Ogress. They travel together to visit Good Magician Humfrey, discovering and rescuing Princess Ida, who is unaware of her status, along the way.
Mela dons a pair of plaid panties.
Mela, Okra, and Ida ask Magician Humfrey their Questions, but he refuses to give them Answers, sending them instead to see Princess Nada Naga.
This leads to an adventure in which they rescue Gwenny, Jenny, and Che from Roxanne Roc and help Gwenny defeat her half-brother Gobble.
Gwenny Goblin becomes chief of Goblin Mountain.
Mela Merwoman marries Prince Naldo Naga.
Okra Ogress marries Smithereen Ogre.
Princess Ida discovers her true identity and her talent.
NoRemember 2 -- Stork brings Dawn and Eve to Electra. Talents: Dawn can tell anything about any living thing; Eve can tell anything about any inanimate thing.
Epoxy Ogre and Benzene Brassie (identical male/female twins) delivered to Esk Ogre and Bria Brassie.
Prince Dolin delivered to Prince Dolph and Princess Taplin in alternate reality.
Dug and Kim Mundane 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 Naga and Kim's is Jenny Elf. 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.
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, reconciling with 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 V(E/N)us'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 X(A/N)th and the Demon JU(P/I)ter 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.
The Baldwin family (Jim, Mary, Sean, David, and Karen), along with a Mundane hurricane, which becomes known as Happy Bottom, are accidentally pulled into Xanth.
Nimby and Chlorine help the Baldwin family leave Xanth.
The Baldwins decide to remain in Xanth to help thwart Happy Bottom, who is endangering all of Xanth by spreading magic dust, effectively expanding the Region of Madness to cover the entire realm.
Sean Baldwin accidentally bathes in a love spring with Willow Elf.
With the aid of Demoness Mentia, King Cumulo Fracto Nimbus, and various other citizens of Xanth, Happy Bottom is hered toward the Region of Air.
Nimby, Chlorine, and Tweeter, Karen's pet parakeet, travel back in time to circa 900 to get the reverse thread (see date 900).
Happy Bottom is successfully trapped in the Region of Air.
David Baldwin's eyes are turned green by the sight of Chlorine's panties.
Fracto begins the process of taming and training Happy Bottom.
The Baldwin family, along with Willow Elf, leave for Mundania.