Like Gilus, VanHyden is an ex-shocktrooper for the Choso and though their service together in the military eventually came to an end, they just seemed to keep around each other for the familiarity. It wasn’t long before the meagre pay of a soldier had VanHyden looking to join the expedition to the Storm Isles as well.
Even without the pay and the land that would be granted, it was everything he was missing. Comraderie, danger, and an excuse to boss mercenaries and sailors around at the side of an old friend.
Unlike Gilus, VanHyden is very open and social, and tends to be very upfront with his thoughts. Even so, he’s rarely brash or cold, and tends to be of a mindset that “We’re all in this together.”