Abdul Rahman al Saud, also known as Vulture or the Blood Vulture, is a member of the Saudi royal family and friend to Scimitar.
Abdul Rahman al Saud is the descendant of the Chief of a Saudia Bedouin tribe, which was gifted by Genghis Khan one of the six Pillars linked to the Machine. As such he was entitled to the First Pillar.
During his life, Abdul became an intelligence officer for his country, taking the call-sign Vulture. At some point he became close friends with Rashid "Scimitar" Abbas, the UAE's Chief Sheik's son.
In the investigations of brutality taking place at certain Iraq prisons, one known as the Blood Vulture of Abu Ghraib prison was discovered to have performed extreme tortures on prisoners. While Vulture denied the accusations, and though there was little doubt that he is the one that committed those attrocities, there was no evidence to back this up.
Before The Six Sacred StonesEdit
Some time after the mission to restore the Golden Capstone in 2006, Vulture and Scimitar joined forces with Jack "Wolf" West Sr and Mao Gongli to find the remaining Pillars and restore the Machine to prevent the Dark Sun from destroying life on Earth. In exchange for their help, Vulture would get the First Pillar and its reward, knowledge, while the Americans and Chinese would share the Second. In order to do so, they needed the Firestone, pocessed by Wolf's son, Jack West Jr.
Vulture attempted to use Lily West to locate Jack's farm, and thus the Firestone, however Jack remained extremely cautious and never used the same route to bring her home from her boarding school. Eventually Vulture discovered Lily had a friend, Alby Calvin, and instead decided to have him followed. After finally discovering the farm's location, he informed Wolf and Mao.
After the failiure to take the Firestone and capture Lily, Vulture and Scimitar headed to the Burj al Arab Tower in Dubai where Jack and his people had taken refuge. Pretending to be allies with the same cause, they joined the meeting to discuss what to do about the Machine and its components.
Vulture is as sly as they come, willing to ally with one to get what he desires before cutting them loose once his ends have been achieved. His knowledge of blades and torture methods makes him a dangerous enemy, and an equally dangerous ally. Few can claim to have this man's trust, but as royal of Saudi Arabia, he espects respect, not earning it.