Vance is 39 and the leader of the Family. When he was younger, he decided that life in Brighton wasn't for him and began to wander Europe. Soon, the ability to find others of his kind manifested itself. Over time, he gathered these outcasts and founded their home in Eastern Russia. Using his traits as a basis and wanting to establish some sort of society, he molded the residents into "cannibals" and taught them his flesh eating ways.
He is a fair leader and has never demanded anyone do anything they didn't wish to do, nor does he wish to put anyone in harm's way. He sees himself as a leader, but more in the way of a guide or a priest than a king. He addresses the residents of the family often so they will never "stray from their true nature" - that of the cannibal. Vance is very violant and attacks all types of people due to his chronic schizophrenia. Due to his schizophrenia and the voices in his head, he doesnt talk much to strangers, he usually avoids converation or attacks on sight to get food to fuel his hunger. He prowls, the wasteland looking for victims to become his new meal.