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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
- Vandham share his name with Jack Vandham, the commander of the B.L.A.D.E in Xenoblade Chronicles X and the Japanese name of Vangarre, the colonel of Colony 9 in Xenoblade Chronicles.
- One of Vandham's hobbies is growing trees.
|Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters|
|Main Characters||Rex • Nia • Tora • Zeke • Azurda • Mòrag Ladair • Addam Origo • Lora • Hugo Ardanach|
|Main Blades||Pyra/Mythra • Dromarch • Poppi • Pandoria • Brighid • Jin • Haze • Minoth • Aegaeon|
|Torna members||Jin • Malos • Akhos • Mikhail • Patroka|
|Empire of Mor Ardain||Mor Ardain • Niall Ardanach • Muimui • Senator Roderich|
|Argentum Trade Guild||Argentum • Bana • Niranira|
|Imperial Province of Gormott||Gormott • Dughall • Umon • Professor Soosoo • Professor Tatazo • Lila|
|Indoline Praetorium||Indol • Amalthus • Fan la Norne • Rhadallis • Baltrich|
|Kingdom of Uraya||Uraya • Raqura • Vandham • Cole • Iona|
|Kingdom of Tantal||Genbu • Eulogimenos Tantal|
|Kingdom of Torna||Torna • Zettar • Gort • Milton|
|Others||The Architect • Galea • Ontos • Shulk • Fiora • Elma|