|"A contradiction cannot exist in reality. Not in part, nor in whole."|
Allard was a young man living in the area west of Brennidon. He was the son of Sylvia, who hoped that he was the result of her affair with First Wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander. However, it was revealed after the confessions of both his mother and the wizard were analyzed by the Confessor Kahlan Amnell that he was the result of another daliance of Sylvia's.
It was revealed that Sylvia had hoped Zedd was Allard's father so Zedd may have been able to provide a better life for Allard. When asked why, it was revealed that Allard had been attacked by a boar when he was younger and was afraid to hunt with the others and felt like an outcast because of it. When Zedd found this out, he had Allard think about his fear and confront it. To help him further, Zedd played a little trick on Allard and made him think magic was involved in this process to help him get over his fear, which he did.