John was among the men who came to attack Zedd for being a "witch." He appreared as the leader and speaker of the mob, who wanted to kill Zedd. The mob had been instigated by Darken Rahl, to deceive Zedd, Kahlan, and Richard into believing that a mob was no danger and that they were safe. As he tried to attack the three of them, Richard threatened him with the Sword of Truth and forced him back. He also called Zedd responsible for the birth of a two-headed calf.
Little about John's life is known except that he had a wife named Sara and a little daughter.
- Wizard's First Rule (First appearance)