Aruyutayan was an old man with white shaggy, shoulder-length gray hair and a long gray beard. He has a large nose and thin, black eyebrows. He wears a large, golden crown that has a maroon cap and a purple band studded with turquoise. He also wears a purple shirt, a magenta cap with a fluffy white collar, and jewelry around his neck. In the anime, he wears a pink neckerchief instead.
Aruyutayan was a greedy, selfish man who makes rash decisions for his own gains. He was ignorant to the challenges of seafaring, refusing to bring along Noland's experienced crew to prioritizing his own safety by bringing his own soldiers instead. He only cared about himself, and when life-threatening situations came up during their expedition, Aruyutayan demanded that Noland save him with no regard for his own men. He seemed unfazed by losing most of his soldiers on the voyage focused on the possibility of further riches. When Shandora was nowhere to be found, his pompous, self-absorbed personality manifested into a violent rage, striking Noland and screaming to ask where El Dorado was. Aruyutayan had no compassion toward others and disregarded Noland's crews' pleas. He was too stubborn to listen to their testimony and went as far as planting a fake witness to trick his subjects into thinking Noland was a liar. When Noland was killed, Aruyutayan looked down on him with hatred and disgust.
Abilities and Powers
When Noland returned from his expedition, Aruyutayan was shocked to hear him proclaim that Shandora, the golden city known as "El Dorado," was real. He and his aide quickly turned to each other with greedy expressions. Five years later, after getting permission from Mary Geoise, Aruyutayan appointed Noland as admiral of an exploration ship but ordered the explorer to use his royal soldiers instead of Noland's normal crew. They took 2,000 soldiers and three trips on the expedition.
On their journey, a Sea King appeared before them, and Aruyutayan cried out for Noland to save him. He continued to demand Noland solve all of the issues they encountered, and Noland did everything in his power to keep their ship afloat.
On November 16, 1127, they finally arrived at Jaya after losing two ships and all but 50 soldiers, and Aruyutayan asked if this was the island Noland had been to before. They docked and set foot on the island but found that a large part of the island was gone. As Noland kneeled in disbelief, Aruyutayan struck Noland over the head, screaming at him for "deceiving" him and demanding to know where the gold he promised was.
They returned to Lvneel, and the king ordered Noland's execution. At the gallows, Noland's original crew tried to come to his defense, but Aruyutayan ordered his soldiers to stop them, instead of putting forward a false witness who accused Noland of lying. He watched with contempt as Noland's life was ended.
The Lvneel government, likely under Aruyutayan's direction, had Liar Noland published to cover up their failed expedition and smear Noland's name. The book portrayed Aruyutayan as a brave warrior who led the expedition and fended off the Sea King. The book spread throughout the North Blue, leaving few people with the truth of Noland's adventures.
- His name is possibly a pun on あると言うたやん (aru to yūta yan) "you said it was there", referring to Shandora's existence.