Te was the Ringmaster for the Silken Wings Circus until he was "promoted" to the Court of Distinction as part of Ti Jun's "plan" to thwart the party in The New Ringmaster Te. Zhu Cai Wen was chosen as his replacement.
When making official pronouncements, he has a powerful, resonant bass voice that can be heard at great distance.
Ringmaster Te barely survived a vicious zombie attack in the northern wasteland. Ever the devoted servant of the circus, the first thing he did upon regaining consciousness was to hire on all the displaced sailors as circus members. The second thing he did was to locate and hire a translator for barbarian tongues (Qin Yanyu).