I know from reading the Xanth novels that the demon Xanth put another demon in charge of providing the humans with their specific talents (magic abilities that they can use at will). Now my question is this: how did that particular demon get his/her job in the beginning?

I figured that it was a direct order from the demon Xanth to begin with, but I want more opinions before I make judgment.

In the second Xanth book it's established that the demon Xanth was the source of the land of Xanth's magic if it helps. Bink was the protagonist in the first two Xanth books and he temporarily removed Xanth's magic (the land, not the demon) the first book was A Spell for Chameleon if it helps, the second book is The Source of Magic.

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    @Gallifreyan this seems like a Sci-Fi question, as it deals with trivia as opposed to literary subjects or themes. (Valid question, just not for Lit :)
    – DukeZhou
    Jul 20, 2018 at 18:01
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    @Duke Regardless of whether it's "trivia" or not, this question is perfectly on-topic here. Jul 20, 2018 at 18:06
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    @Gallifreyan Looking at the site guidelines, I'm not so sure. and I think it undermines the intent of this stack. Not sure why you and the OP would be so opposed to migrating to the more suitable stack, and I think these type of questions on Lit undermine the core intent of this stack.
    – DukeZhou
    Jul 20, 2018 at 18:10
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    @DukeZhou the question seems (to me at least) QUITE valid to this stack! Jul 20, 2018 at 18:11
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    @DukeZhou We've been having this sort of discussion since Lit began. There's nothing 'un-literary' about questions like this. Shifting them to SFF would be the start of a slippery slope to all kinds of gatekeeperishness. Literature SE is for questions about literature, not for 'literary' questions (whatever that might mean). Of course this would be on-topic at SFF as well, but there's nowt wrong with a bit o' scope overlap.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 20, 2018 at 19:45


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