Cyrus the Astronomer (Michael MacKenzie, James Mackenzie's father) is an old and wise astronomer who works out when the eclipse is due.

He also discovered the many magical properties on Alaunus, such as the Time Wells and the Pearls of Wisdom, when sorcery returned to the island. His great knowledge has been passed on to Erina, and he is seen explaining such matters as the eclipse, and the nature and location of the timepieces, to Raven.