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Vandham, born Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole, is an Urayan noble from the Paronet family in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is the leader and the founder of the Garfont Mercenaries. He is Roc's Driver and considered as a wise and strong mercenary leader by many of his followers. The name "Vandham" was inspired by someone he looked up to as a child.

Story

Before the event of the game

Vandham was born as Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole in the Patronet noble family. He eventually became a mercenary alongside Cole before founding the Garfont Mercenaries to send mercenaries all over Alrest and take care of war orphans.

Meeting the party

Vandham is first met in the Kingdom of Uraya. He and his assistants, Yew and Zuo, challenge Rex and the party to a fight, seemingly threatening to take Pyra. He manage to beat Rex by exhausting Pyra's power and reveal that he didn't want to take Pyra but was trying to show him how easily he could be defeated if he wasn't careful.

Vandham take the party around Uraya while showing them the role of the mercenaries before being forced to face Akhos who was sent by Jin to capture Pyra. After Akhos' defeat, Vandham decide to take the party to Cole with the hope that he can help them to reach the World Tree. They run into Zeke and Pandoria that challenge them but before being able to use their full power they fall down a cliff.

Death

Vandham take them to Cole but Akhos and Malos take Cole's adopted granddaughter, Iona, hostage. The party goes to her rescue but Akhos' Blade, Obrona, weaken the power of other Blades and the party has no mean to defeat them. Vandham sacrifice himself to allow the party to escape with Iona but Rex want to avenge Vandham which awaken Mythra. Before his death, Vandham told Yew and Zuo to make Rex the new leader of the Garfont Mercenaries if he were to die.

Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Burly Chain Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art. 750
Tough Nut Increases maximum HP by 200. 250
10,000 Push-Ups Increases Strength by 20. 375
Veteran Adds a 10% chance of attacking again after a successful auto-attack. 625
Muscle Accelerator I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to X at the start of battle. 500
2 Ether Power Increases Ether by 20. 2500
Elite Muscles Boosts Strength by 10%. 1000
Beefcake Flurry Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack. 2000
Muscle Accelerator II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Y at the start of battle. 3000
Guardian Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 1500
3 Serious Recovery Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 3000
Muscle Accelerator III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to B at the start of battle. 4000
Last Man Standing 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 6000
Big Strong Hands Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 2000
Ether Muscle Boosts Ether by 10%. 5000

Battle

Vandham is fought as a level 20 boss inside the Jebbas Cavern alongside his Blade, Roc, and his assistants, Yew and Zuo, and their Blades.

Trivia

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