Principal Vandyke is the headmaster of the Thors Military Academy in the Trails of Cold Steel duology. Once an honorable general of the Imperial army, now he steps down as the academy's head instructor while cooperating with the Imperial Royal Family. He cooperates with his former honour student, Olivert Reise Arnor with the establishment of Class VII.
A heavily built elderly man with slicked back, white-grey hair, a medium grown beard and mustache, and light brown color eyes. Dressed in a fancy dark purple uniform with yellow cloth pads on the shoulder areas, silver linings on the sleeve edges & the button area with gold buttons, & gold lining around the ankle area. Wears a white collar shirt inside, a little turquoise sphere ornament tied around the collar of his neck with two cloth drapes dangling.
Principle Vandyke displays that of an elderly gentleman, who displays much wisdom for the younger generation to follow through. He has much experience from being a general in the Imperial Army, & now takes his role as Headmaster of Thor’s Military Academy with upmost assurance to be a guide for young promising individuals. Being dedicated, humble, forthcoming, and knowing where he stands between what he do or simply be an observer to see decisions to be made. He can even show a side of being friendly towards both his colleagues, instructors, & towards his students, sometimes be a bit sarcastic around certain cases and events happening. But at other times, he’ll show a serious side when a certain serious occurrence is taking place; such things like that would endanger the lives of innocent civilians and/or his students. No matter what, he is shown to be a man of many surprises that are not often shown when being Headmaster,for in the field of combat, he won’t hold back & likes to see others with such ’Spirit’ to go against the odds.
Instructor File: Vandyck Field: Principal
Info: Thors Military Academy’s principal and honor General of the Army. Retains an aura of dignity suited to his age.
*Saddening Loss: While he mourns the loss of his old friend Otto, he wishes the students of the academy luck in their operation. CS II
SKILLS: When it comes to wondering how strong Principle Vandyke is, his strength is no joke, even with age. For he can easily cut an armored car in half with just his weapon: Zhanmadao. Even one swing of this weapon could knock a Soldat Unit off balance by the knee-joint area. Sara even commented that Principle Vandyck’s strength seems beyond human.
Principle Vandyke’s Crafts:
Qilingong: Charges himself up before an eruption of his aura is seen. Granting STR Up & SPD Up for three turns.
Xuanwugong: Charges himself up before an eruption of his aura is seen. Effects given as DEF Up & recovery portion of HP.
Mighty Swing: Charges up his weapon in a flaming sword blade, as he positions to swing it across the entire field & striking all those spread out. Dealing massive damage to almost lead one towards zero HP.
Scorching Swing: Charges up his weapon in a flaming sword blade, as he positions to swing it across the entire field & striking all those spread out. Effect: Cause Dizziness.
Heavy Swing: Charges up his weapon in a flaming sword blade, as he positions to swing it across the entire field & striking all those spread out. Damage is lightly big on contact. Effect: Causes DEF Down & SPD Down.
- He was formerly Giliath Osbourne's superior back in their military ages