Master Traynyr was a character out of the Safeholdian entertainment tradition.

He was a stock character in Safeholdian puppet theater, by turns a bumbling conspirator whose plans always miscarried and the puppeteer who controlled all of the marionette "actors" in the play.

As a joke, several members of the Charisian royal court referred to Merlin Athrawes as "Master Traynyr", since he seemed to control the fate of the world from the background. (OAR)