Flavian Temple was a member of Chrestomanci's staff in Gabriel de Witt's time. He examined Christopher Chant to see how many lives Christopher had. Once he determined that Christopher possessed seven lives and was born with nine, he took the teenaged boy to Chrestomanci Castle via pentagram-to-pentagram transmission. He was also Christopher Chant's first tutor at Chrestomanci Castle. He is described as kind and courteous, but Christopher hates him for being one of Gabriel's people. Their clash is resolved eventually, but it is touch and go there for a while.