Ublala Pung was a Tarthenal half-blood who lived in Letheras. He was not all that bright and was described as an innocent, but he was noted to be very "well endowed", characteristics that were frequently used humourously during the series. He was unemployed.
He was sentenced to a Drowning in Letheras for murder times three, destruction of property, assault, kidnapping times two, cursing, fraud, failure to pay debt and voiding in public, all of which were committed in one afternoon. As a Tarthenal, however, he had four lungs, and so survived the Drownings.
He was employed by Tehol as a bodyguard to Shand, Rissarh and Hejun. The way the women treated him left him feeling used and unappreciated. He was later taken as a lover by Shurq Elalle after her installation of an ootooloo. He found this arrangement much more to his liking.
He sensed the escape of the Seregahl from the grounds of the dead Azath Tower and rushed to the place. He reached it in time to stop them from killing Iron Bars and kept the five gods busy. He managed to crush the life out of one before he was knocked unconsious. Both of them were saved by Silchas Ruin.
Though supposedly travelling with Shurq to his homeland, Ublala got waylaid by the ghost of Old Hunch who led him to a set of Dragon bone Tarthenal armor buried in a Letheras graveyard. Shurq believed Ublala just forgot the arrangement for her to take him to his homeland so left without him, resulting in Ublala having to walk.
After parting company with Draconus, he came upon Mappo Runt on the losing end of a battle with Sister Calm next to an imprisoned Icarium. Ublala crushed her skull, adding that what she had done "wasn't very nice". He then released the amnesiac Jhag and the two set off together along with Ralata.