Grandfather of Alan Powys, uncle of Helen and Denholm Curtis. Member of the Solar Referendum Party and Minister for Space Transport in the government. Instigated the plot against the Fireclown for personal and political reasons, which eventually led to his own fall from grace.
Renamed as Simon von Bek in the revised The Winds of Limbo collected in The Roads Between the Worlds.
Also a Simon Powys (or Simon von Bek) was mentioned as the name of an ancestor.