Final Fantasy Magi
High General Vanderkaum
A relic of the first Empire; a tyrannical despot in charge of the nation's armies and prisons
Renk Vanderkaum is the head of security, a massive and portly man with a huge, graying beard. He wears a monocle and carries a cane— Renk Vanderkaum runs the emperial army, air force and navy, as well as the flying gulag, a duty he refused to give up to his predecessor. Renk is almost a hundred years old, with a massive cybernetic arm and face plate created by magitek scientists to increase his life span. He has no major vices except for being a cruel and terrible despot— once a year, he has the prisoners in the gulag compete in extremely complex death games where the reward is to be released— in actuality, it’s rumored that the person who succeeds in the competition is drained of blood and has their essence transfused into Vanderkaum in order to prolong his life with “the energy absorbed by the one who took so many others lives.” This rumor is uncredited and is likely false, as anyone sentenced to the gulag is never released. Renk Vanderkaum speaks with a southern Imperial accent.