No 2 Vana'diel Profiles

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Mayer – Hero of the People


??? – 503

Born in the lands of the Near East, the first president of Bastok held office from 494 to 503.

While still a youth, Mayer was seduced by the gold rush’s promise of easy wealth, and stowed away on a ship bound for the Quon continent. His tireless excavations in the Gusgen Mines earned him the nickname of "Ironman Mayer."

When his wife was killed by a San d’Orian soldier, Mayer put down his pickaxe for a sword, and formed a partisan force along with his friend Dalha. Mayer triumphed against the San d’Orian army by luring the Elvaan into a narrow ravine, gaining him fame and respect among the working class.

The Republic of Bastok was declared in 494. After being elected as president for life, Mayer was responsible for building the foundation of the republic by forging diplomatic relations with other countries and drafting the nation’s constitution. He was assassinated nine years later by a Galkan youth.


Illustrations by Mitsuhiro Arita

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