Tyler is a novelist from Montana in the year 2003. He had only finished one Novel, The Curse, prior to moving to medieval England. He spends his days talking to the locals, using the stories they tell him as inspiration for the fantasy novel he is currently writing. Being the only black wizard and probably the only black person for hundreds of miles makes him stand out, so he tells the locals that his is Moorish. Tyler's staff is decorated with the hood ornament from a Rolls Royce. Every time Tyler has to make a bowel movement, he goes back to his apartment in the year 2003. Because he goes back to the present each time, his toilet has seen constant use for several days.