Tug was a Nameless One, a primitive and strange creature from the Nightwoods. He was a friend of Cade and his prowlgrin Rumblix and lived beneath his cabin.
Tug's mother died of her wounds when the banderbear Goom tried to save her from red dwarf slavers. Tug escaped, but got lost in the woods where Cade found him and gave him a home.
Tug is based on Kulltuft, the Nameless One of Forden Drew. Tug was more intelligent than Kulltuft and thus able to speak in short, primitive sentences.