Roland was a resident of North Village. He was also husband to Bianca and father to Bink. He is the head of the Council of Elders in Xanth. He is a descendant of the Muses, through which one is unknown.
Roland's talent was the stun gaze. With one glance, he had the ability to render someone immobile until Roland released them. The person remained alive, so no physical harm was directly caused by the talent itself.