Timothy Robins is an inventor, alchemist, and national resource of Azin. He was born in the City of Lights in TK 1030. At a young age, it was discovered that he had an unusual ability to work mechanisms and devices. At the age of nine, he designed and built a catapult to launch cow patties at his neighbor's children that used to harass him and his sister on their way to and from church and school. He has developed improved ways to make colored glass for stained glass and has redesigned fortification entrances for the Tully family.