He is a pale plump man with a long face. He is kind and earnest, and tries hard to be as hushed and dignified as his colleagues, though it doesn't really suit him. As per his workplace's dress standard, he dresses soberly in a grey suit with a starched collar; the collar is too tight for him.
He is a friend of Mordecai Roberts.
He enjoys hiking, and is a member of the Castle's cricket team. He plays cricket enthusiastically, but not terribly well.
He is capable of astral travel.
He is assigned as Christopher's tutor when Christopher comes to stay at the Castle.