Vond was a member of Norg's clan. Two years after the Clan Gathering that Norg hosted, Vond's mother, the medicine woman, fell ill. Vond was sent to Brun's clan to get medicine from Ayla, who had already developed a reputation as a skilled medicine woman.
At first it was thought by the women that he had come for Ayla, to mate her. However, he had only come for her skill. He did, however, provide news about what happened after the Gahering. The man who was attacked by the cave bear wintered with Norg's clan, but left in the spring walking on his own two legs. His mate had given birth to a healthy son named Creb, in honor of the great Mog-ur of the Clan of the Cave Bear.