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Ian Als Heim (イアン・アルス・ハイム) is a game original character that appeared in Mass for the Dead.

Appearance

A middle-aged man with short wavy platinum blonde hair.

Personality

Ian holds a great deal of confidence from Captain of the 1st Division. In the past, he believed in the Slane Theocracy's human supremacy ideology, but an the state of the world after the Catastrophe changed his world view. He continues to seek out which missions he should fulfill.

Background

A Commander of the 1st Division in the Sunlight Scripture.

Chronology

Mass for the Dead Arc

Main article: Mass for the Dead Arc

Since the establishment of the Tripartite Alliance Ian finds that his nation now must cooperate with people who's faith and racial background go in conflict with his doctrine.

Ian was assigned a mission by Nigun Grid Luin to lead a mission of the Sunlight Scripture by transporting relief supplies from the Theocracy to the damaged city of E-Rantel. Noting the locals' apparent distrust of the priests of the Theocracy, he stated it was to be expected. While his men feel they are not given their due, Ian is more diplomatic and understanding. Upon seeing a half-elf child, Ian is more surprised than disgusted. He tried to set an example for his subordinates and tries to be friendly. The boy's elven mother soon comes and is apprehensive towards Ian and his men. Ian seeing her injured son offers to help heal him but as he reaches she scream at him to stay away, but he heals the boy nonetheless. While the boy is healed, the mother is still suspicious and quickly takes her child away from the scene. He is disappointed by the reaction, but keeps up a positive face to his men, but to his surprise the half-elf boy comes back and personally thanks him and asks to know a little more of his faith.[1]

Ian later goes to the Carne Village where he manages to find the survivors of a Chaos Beast attack. His team also meet the Swords of Darkness, who agree to travel with the survivors to E-Rantel, leaving him with the protagonist, Nabe and Slimeko. Though he is distrusting of the group, overtime he comes to trust them. He eventually reveals his face and propoerly introduces himself. Later he and the other meet Leinas Rockbruise who had been sent by the Baharuth Empire to investigate the area for a Crack.[2]

After the mission, he guides the protagonist and Slimeko to the city of E-Rantel where they meet Saint Clementine. Despite knowing her truth origins, the priest refrains from any harsh action as it would look bad for the Theocracy. He then excuses himself to make his report to Nigun Grid Luin.[3]

At the time of the summit of the three nations of the Tripartite Alliance, Ian and his forces are handling he monster subjugation around the city. Ian believes that he monsters wouldn't dare think of invading the meeting place of all three nations since it gathered the forces of the entire alliance. However his superior not taking the chance ordered all forces to be on high alert. Nigun's intuition proved to be wise as a horde of Chaos Beasts began to invade from the north. The front line's defenses despite their readiness were broken through. To buy some time to warn E-Rantel, Ian and Leinas stayed behind to fight the beasts. He, Leinas and their forces were defeated by the appearance of a powerful Chaos Beast that could used Martial Arts. Ian and the other would have been killed had it not been for the intervention of the protagonist.[4]

Later after surviving his ordeal, Ian was seen at the new front line of the city's defense conducting drills. He along Nigun were met with surprise when Nimble Arc Dale Anoch brought additional forces from the Empire to supplement the city's forces. However the way in which it was conducted meant that the Empire was subverting the three nation's military presence in the city. Realizing this could change the balance of power, Nigun ordered Ian to reprt it to the higher-ups.[5]

Abilities and Powers

Ian can at least use the 3rd tier magic of the faith system.

Active

Relationships

Nigun Grid Luin

Nigun is Ian's direct superior, the two appear to have a cordial relationship. While Ian respects Niguin, but he understands that there things the two see differently in their faith. Nigun expressed concern for his subordinate being sent to E-Rantel amongst heathens, but while he thinks Ian has not fully embraced the faith of his Scripture, he was confident Ian would succeed and perhaps open a new frontier for their faith.

Leinas Rockbruise

Ian made an acquaintance with the knight fending off corrupted demi-humans and came to respect her skills.

Saint Clementine

Ian is aware of Clementine's past and is disgusted with her as a traitor. He finds it ironic that she had become a saint, and wonders if she has an ulterior motive. However, since she is a well known public figure in E-Rantel, there is very little he can do without making a diplomatic incident.

Trivia

  • Ian is the third new character from the game Mass for the Dead. He was added as a limited-time character on March 31, 2019.[6]

References

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Slane Theocracy
Six Great Gods
Surshana Alah Alaf
Pontifex Maximus
Pontifex Maximus
Cardinals
Raymond Zarg Lauransan Berenice Nagua Santini Ginedine Delan Guelfi Dominic Ihre Partouche Yvon Jasna Dracrowa Maximilian Oreio Lagier
Members of the Six Scriptures
Zesshi Zetsumei Captain of the Black Scripture Cedran Beaumarchais Nigun Grid Luin 2nd Seat of the Black Scripture 3rd Seat of the Black Scripture 4th Seat of the Black Scripture Quaiesse Hazeia Quintia 6th Seat of the Black Scripture 7th Seat of the Black Scripture 10th Seat of the Black Scripture 11th Seat of the Black Scripture 12th Seat of the Black Scripture Ian Als Heim
Soldiers
Londes Di Clamp Belius Elion Lilick Dazen Maurette
Other Citizens
Kaire Clementine Khajiit Dale Badantel Vice-Head Priest of the Water God Miko Princess of Water Miko Princess of Earth Miko Princess of Fire Rufus
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