A Spell for Chameleon Setting & Symbolism

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Xanth/North Village

At first glance, Xanth is a beautiful, peaceful place, where magic seems to present an interesting diversion to the boring side of life. Based on a map provided by the author, it is a peninsula, shaped like Florida. The Gap separates the northern and southern regions. To the north lies the border between Mundania and Xanth. Bink lives in the North Village, near the Gap. The castle of the Good Magician Humphrey and Castle Roonga are in the south.

On closer inspection, through Bink and his travels, Xanth's magic and beauty take on tones that are more sinister. Objects and plants that appear innocuous have been equipped with powers that make them far more dangerous than they look, forcing Bink to remain constantly on guard. Xanth is also a place where a shallow ruler inflicts his petty will on the citizens, despite the attractive landscape...

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