Griffin was the fifth king of Temeria and the son of King Cedric and Queen Berengaria. He married Clarissa and they had one child: a daughter named Bienvenu who succeeded her father when Griffin suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 41.

Griffin was known for his major reforms which included plans to reorganize the army, administration, education, commerce, industry, in a word, everything. He actually managed to carry out very little of that, however he did make educational reforms.