Temigast essentially ran Auckney from beside the scene, advising Lord Feringal Auck in all important matters of state. He was quite the gentleman, one of the few in Auckney knowledgeable of places and events outside the fiefdom. His hobby was painting seascapes. 
He secretly shared his bed with Feringal's sister, Priscilla Auck, who took care of the flower garden outside the palace. 
He was friendly towards Auck's fiance, Meralda Ganderlay, even though she had been lying with other men, more specifically another man, Jaka Sculi. It was revealed that he knew Meralda's secret all along, but kept it for her sake. Meralda considered him a source of support.