Yurga was a modest merchant from Lower Sodden who met Geralt on a bridge in the short story "Coś więcej" (English: "Something More"), the final tale in Sword of Destiny. He was married to Złotolitka and had two strong sons, Sulik and Nadbor.
Geralt first meets the merchant near the Ysgith marshes. Initially it is the witcher who saves the merchant from a predicament, but the tables are soon turned when our hero is injured, and Yurga and his servants, Profit and Vell, are the only ones around who can take him to a healer. The journey to a healer, and later to Yurga's home make up the framing story for a whole collection of tales told through Geralt's delirious flashbacks.