Tervardi are one of the five non-human sentient races created by Urtho. Also called "bird-people," they have stiff lips that vaguely resemble shortened beaks, and small vestigial feathers on their arms. They are fantastic singers and are especially noted for their amazing trills. They were once traded as slaves because of their unique and enchanting voices, but the slave trade has stopped since they came under the protection of the Tayledras.
It is mentioned in one of the novels that the tervardi are not useful for physical offensive action due to their fragile birdlike physiology.
Tervardi are found both among the Tayledras and as members of Clan k'Leshya.