Jugard was the defender of the fourth syllable of the Word.
Jugard lived as a hermit in a cave on the sea for many years while defending the fourth syllable of the Word to unmake Maldor. Jason Walker and Rachel Woodruff visited his cave to receive the fourth syllable. An adjacent cave was defended by a sizable titan crab, to which many visitors had fallen prey when trying to leave. Due to Jugard's knowledge concerning the crab's lust for blood, and the sacrifice of Puggles, Jason and Rachel became the first of Jugard's visitors since Galloran to successfully escape the crab with the syllable.
When Galloran feared that Maldor was going to kill the syllable guardians, Nedwin was sent to fetch Jugard but found him already slain. He took the man's body back to Galloran's castle.