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This page is written in the in-universe perspective of the "Garion" series' of novels.

Poppi was a female ("somewhat smaller") fenling, who was mated to Tupik. She has an obsession with tidiness, including wiping up the dripping water off Silk's/Belgarath's/Garion's cloaks.

Poppi gained the ability to talk in the Castle of Wizardry at the behest of Vordai; her first word was "mother".

She turned up again in Guardians of the West as a bit of an obstinate fenling with full command over language.