"You see what will happen if you disobey?"
-A Scattering of Seeds
Telnish is a magic-user who commands wraiths and owns a tower run by tree gozen. It is his crown that is dismantled by Tayl in A Scattering of Seeds, which was stolen from him.
Telnish is a magic-user of considerable power. His power is apparently bound to his crown, which, when it was dismantled, caused him to lose nearly all his strength. His recovery has been slow.
Telnish has the ability to command wraiths, which he uses primarily in A Scattering of Seeds to keep a community of tree gozen under control, and to seek out the whereabouts of his crown.