Vlad is so-called 'grid-layer', his job was to square off sections of an archilogical site. he is mentioned first in the lost city of teleac, where he tries to rob a temple, but is eaten by a snow leopard named saber. he is later reserected in a native's village. he is not heard of again untill 2058, where he is saved from the wave of water created by the failure of the avon dam by cynder. upon reconizing him, silver tells cynder that she should have eaten him, but she refuses. then, it is found that kryll have reached the planet by sneaking aboard your ship as it left earth 6 years ealier. they are killed following silver's warning refering to the kryll wars.