Témád is the Elder Dragon of Water, and a member of a unique subspecies of her race that dwells almost exclusively in the oceans. Because of her age and magical power, the people of Ronso refer to her as the Sea King, one of their elemental Gods. While Ronsonian Dragon worshippers downplay worship of the Sea King, they too would venerate her because she is a Dragon.
Témád teaches Gavin the importance of balance... balance between action and inaction, emotion and stoicism, life and death. This is the true power of water as the element acts as a spiritual conduit between all life in the world. Lie Belaryn the eldest Dragon, she offers the Dragonmyst a choice to complete his quest or choose a life of his own knowing there are both good and bad consequences to either decision.