Arvad is a vampire, who once was a Benalish knight. He became security chief of Jhoira's crew on the rebuilt Skyship Weatherlight.
Kazarov, a descendant of the notorious Sengir line, turned Arvad into a vampire. However, the holy magic of Serra's Powerstone allows him to move in sunlight and suppresses his hunger.
After Arvad was magically compulsed to travel to the Weatherlight 's construction site, he helped Tiana defend the ship against the attack of a Bogardan phoenix. The angel introduced Arvad to Jhoira, after which he swore allegiance to the captain.