Vard was the leader of the mystics/Murgo slave race on the Isle of Verkat. He was a tall man with a white linen robe. He had flowing silver hair, black eyebrows, and an unlined face. He was also a wizard who put a spell on Zith to deter her from carrying her babies to term, until Zith completed her task (of killing Harakan). He was also very kind and had sharp ears.
As a mystic, similar to the Dals, he read the stars. He lived in a village on the northern/northwest side of the Isle of Verkat.