Timkin Heks is the husband of Vika Heks and the father of Stina Heks. He is a talentless elf who, according to Marella, was sent to Exillium for trying to fake a special ability. He attempts to use the fact that his family takes care of unicorns to try to take Silveny away from Havenfield. Timkin Heks is very ambitious and likes to call himself better than others. This character trait matches the personalities of his entire family. Though he was banished, he was allowed to finish his last year with his classmates at Foxfire and graduate.
Timkin is revealed to be part of the Black Swan at the end of Book 4 and meets Sophie and her friends as Coiffe. His disguise is a mass of curly hair. In his furry disguise, he mentions an insect called ichrites that he claims he has in the hairy mess.
- Vika (wife)
- Stina (daughter)
Sophie and Timkin are not exactly on good terms.
“Timkin smiled at that. "I'd wager you think anyone who dares not to like Miss Foster has allied themselves with evil. And truth be told, I still see no value in Project Moonlark. But our world needs change. And while I don't agree with all of the Black Swan's politics, I can agree that they're the best chance we have of surviving. So if that means spending my days pandering to a group of children who will surely never live up to the Black Swan's foolish expectations. . . so be it. I'm hoping to be proven wrong." Sophie sighed, marveling at Timkin's gift to insult her in every possible way while still sounding logical.”