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|“||I may look like this now, but back when I was alive, I was the deputy chief of the king's guards. Even though my boss made me work pretty hard back then, it all seems so nostalgic to me now.||”|
—Van Dellos Gaialord, reminiscing about his identity.
|Van Deloss Gaialord|
|Romanization||Ba Derosu Gaiarōdo|
|Race|| Undead, Human (former)|
|Age / Birth||200+|
|Status|| Deceased, Undead|
|Level limit|| 10|
|Skill levels|| Leadership Lv1|
|Appeared in||Rance II, Rance 02|
Van Deloss Gaialord was the vice captain of the imperial guard of the Kingdom of Ringer, an ancient desert country that was destroyed during the GI Era.
In life, Van Deloss was a loyal and dedicated soldier who worked tirelessly to protect his king, Zahaadus VI. After Zahaadus' death, Van Dellos, along with the rest of the imperial guard, was embalmed and buried with Zahaadus in his crypt in order to continue serving him into the afterlife.
During the events of Rance 02, the contents of Zahaadus' pyramid were transported to the Free City of Kathtom to be used as the foundation for the dungeon maze of Mill Yorks, one of the four witches who had become corrupted by the power of the Phil Rings and taken over the city. Van Dellos was encountered by the duo of Rance and Maria Custard, who were attempting to navigate their way through Mill's maze to find and defeat her. The Undead guard revealed to the pair the location of the Phantom Beast Sword, a weapon with the power to harm Phantom Beasts that was buried along with his king, who had wielded it in life. However, he refused to tell them the warp code that allowed access to his lord's crypt until he was given the rare delicacy Uhaan to eat.
After acquiring the peach apple necessary for preparing uhaan and having the dish made for them by Elena LR, Rance and Maria delivered the food to Van Dellos, who happily ate it. Upon finishing his meal, Van Dellos explained that it was necessary for two women to engage in lesbian play before the transportation mirror in order to gain access to Zahaadus' crypt before returning to his coffin. While it is unknown what happened to Van Dellos after this, it is very likely that he and the rest of the remnants of the Ringer Kingdom were transported back to their original burial location after the four witches were defeated.
Personality and Appearance Edit
As Van Dellos was only encountered long after his death, it is unknown what he looked like in life. As an undead creature, Van Dellos had the appearance of a stereotypical mummy, with all of his features besides a single eye being obscured by bandages. His most distinguishing feature was a small brown pipe which he carried around and smoked at all times when awake. Rance was unimpressed by his predictable appearance, calling him "a generic mummy" and having difficulty recognizing him as an important person, much to Van Dellos' displeasure.
A loyal soldier in both life and death, Van Dellos happily dedicated himself to the protection of his king. While he admitted that he believed himself to have been overworked by his commanding officer, giving him little free time to spend with his family, he did not resent him for this and expressed very few regrets about his long and difficult career. He was a man of simple desires who possessed the sensibility to acknowledge that it was for the best that he finally end his eternity of guarding his king in order to assist Rance, only requesting to have a last meal before willingly returning to sleep.
As the vice captain of Ringer's imperial guard, Van Dellos was likely a fairly skilled man when he was alive. He possessed an average Level Cap of 10, which he had reached by the end of his life, as well as a Leadership Lv1 Skill Level. As his level cap was not particularly notable, it is likely that he earned his high position through his talents as a leader rather than his individual fighting ability. Beyond this, he was also an extremely hardworking man, refusing to take any breaks from his duty of protecting the king for over 200 years, long after Ringer itself had crumbled.
Besides his natural abilities, Van Dellos gained the ability to continue functioning after his death due to becoming a mummy. As a mummy he was allowed to continue to walk the earth so long as he continued to uphold his mission of protecting his king, though as he had grown tired of doing so by the time he was encountered by Rance, he was more than willing to end his undead existence and finally enter into the afterlife.