Desmond appears in The Bridal Dance.
Desmond is Baron Arald's head steward and is in charge of all the wedding preparations at Redmont Fief. He reports about the numerous "accidents" that take place in Remont Castle prior to the wedding to Will Treaty. The accidents which were in fact caused by a disgruntled young man by the name of Robard, who had been an assistant steward but had then been demoted due to the fact that he wasn't treating some of the junior castle staff well. Robard was to be reinstated but was not told.
Desmond is a nice man and dislikes conflict of any sort, making him a good and likeable steward.