Big Vlad

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Big Vlad
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Name
Vladislav Olgimsky Sr
Nickname
Big Vlad (Большой Влад)
Fat Vlad (Толстый Влад)
Vlad the Heavy (Тяжелый Влад)
Böos (Боос)
Location
The Lump
Family
Victoria Olgimskaya (wife, deceased)
Vlad the Younger (son)
Capella (daughter)
Voice Actor
Vladimir Antonik (Russian)
Mark Rossman (English)

Big Vlad Olgimsky (Влад Ольгимский старший) is the head of the Olgimsky family and the leader of the Town-on-Gorkhon's industry and economy.

Description

A huge, mighty, scary man who owns the Bull Project—the town’s entire manufacturing base. His mission is for everything to be stable, run smoothly and have a useful purpose. A Russian merchant, with all that entails. A utilitarian thinker with a touch of the social-Darwinist belief in the survival of the fittest (which he counts himself among). A professional ruler who keeps track of all his moves and has his people in every corner (except the Polyhedron, which frustrates him). Treats people as a resource. That being said, he favors sustainable natural resource use and will not make meaningless sacrifices. Vlad is respected because being one of his people warrants you a decent living and at least some degree of labor regulation.
From the game's design documents

Vlad Olgimsky Sr is clever, but quick-tempered and unrestrained. He is terrible in anger because of his enormous size and power. He is capricious, cruel and biased in his judgments of others.

Background

The Town's industry is concentrated in Big Vlad's hands. At the time the story unfolds, a great deal of his power has been passed to his son, Vlad the Younger, possibly in turn to prepare him for inheritance. His son doesn't have the best relationship with his father because they disagree about how best to manage and subordinate the workers and the Steppe: the father thinks is right to treat them almost as though half-animal; the son believes in the value of their culture and communicates with them on an almost-equal footing.[1]

Despite the seemingly obvious contempt for the nomads, he received the title of Böos, "like a bull." He assigned Oyun as the Foreman of the Abbatoir, and spoke closely with Isidor Burakh, though his respect for the man seemed limited as a business relationship.

Plot

Haruspex Route

My path was called '"The Diaphragm."' I thought I was free to decide the fate of the Kin. But fortune… heh… had something else in mind.

Missing detailed plot info.

The Marble Nest

Big Vlad is still alive during The Marble Nest, but he has disappeared, presumably gone into hiding.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Big Vlad/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Animation Video

Notes

References

Big Vlad
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Name
Vladislav Olgimsky Sr
Nickname
Big Vlad (Большой Влад)
Fat Vlad (Толстый Влад)
Vlad the Heavy (Тяжелый Влад)
Böos (Боос)
Age
57
Location
The Lump
Family
Victoria Olgimskaya (wife, deceased)
Vlad the Younger (son)
Capella (daughter)
Miscellaneous
Color
Black
Body Part
Chest
Animal
Whale

Big Vlad Olgimsky (Влад Ольгимский старший) is the head of the Olgimsky family and the leader of the Town-on-Gorkhon's industrial world.

Description

He's clever, but quick-tempered and unrestrained. He is terrible in anger because of his enormous size and power. Big Vlad is capricious, cruel and biased in his judgements.

The power of urban industry is concentrated in his hands. But so far, a great deal of his power has passed to his son, Vlad the Younger. His son doesn't have the best relationship with his father because they disagree about how best to manage and subordinate the workers and the steppe: the father thinks is right to treat them almost as though half-animal; the son believes in the value of their culture and communicates with them on an almost-equal footing.[1]

Despite the seemingly obvious contempt for the nomads, he received the title of Böos, "like a bull."

Background

Clan Olgimsky, led by Big Vlad, controls the meat processing plant, the Termitary and to some extent the Abattoir. In fact, the Abattoir was initially realized by the forces of all three dominant families of the city, but is now run mostly by the older and younger Olgimsky.

Although the construction of Polyhedron is credited to the Stamatins and the Kains, the main force for its physical construction was offered by Big Vlad. For this project, he mobilized the Order and thus gave the architect the required number of hands, and possibly materials as well. Vlad was also responsible for the building of Lara Ravel's shelter.

Future

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
After Vlad the Younger locked the Termitary at the beginning of the epidemic, the Kin there were left to die of starvation. Despite his conflicts with his son, Big Vlad agrees to take the blame, choosing to surrender himself to the Termitary to be killed. The protagonist (the Bachelor or the Haruspex) has a choice: to either name him as the culprit, or his son. If Vlad is chosen, he wishes for the continued existence of his business and his family, with which without a successor would hardly retain any influence in the face of Big Vlad's death.
Significant plot details end here.

Portrait Quotes

Vlad is a cunning and unfriendly man. Dealing with him is tough. I find it odd that he runs the Kin so smoothly. Civilized people can't usually find a common tongue with our Steppe people; you have to turn into a beast regularly in order to communicate with them. I think they've stricken some sort of secret pact; this peace has to have a hefty price.
Alexander Saburov's take on him
This town prospers thanks to his acumen. The Abattoir, the factories, the warehouses; the trading processes themselves are completely under his control. Saburov and I have long abandoned our attempts to interfere with his domain; we don't have the slightest idea of The Bull Project's day-to-day life. I wouldn't be surprised to find out one day that Vlad had installed slavery there.
Victor Kain's take on him

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Big Vlad/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art

Notes

  • Big Vlad, alongside The Inquisitor and The Commander, is one of the only characters inside town not affiliated with a faction.
  • The full form of his name is Vladislav.

References