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.

Vard also delivered the Dalasian prophetical book, The Book of Ages to Belgarath via Toth. Vard was also responsible in telling Zakath's men where to find Garion and his party.