Don (ドン Don in Japanese) is a former Valuan soldier that can be found in Esparanza. His story is similar to those of the other inhabitants of the former Valuan outpost. He joins the crew as a "Helmsman".
Don, like so many others in the town, was an eager sailor who hoped to cross the Dark Rift and reach Yafutoma. He was his ship's navigator, giving him slightly more knowledge of the route they tried to take. His ship was smashed while trying to cross, and he tried again afterwards. However, as hope began to fade and Valua pulled out of Esparanza, he and the other sailors simply gave up hope and waited to die. However, Don remained somewhat cynical, rather than completely decaying into sorrow like other sailors did, seemingly holding on to a small shred of hope until he met Vyse.
Notably, Don was also a Valuan officer and is very familiar with Valua's brutal tactics and military ability. His military-style jacket also contains two ribbon-like attachments at the left breast, signifying his rank.
Don's hobby is mustache maintenance, and his birthday is Yellow October 1st.
When Vyse asks him about the Dark Rift, Don turns and laughs at him. He says that it's impossible since "That ain't no ordinary sky rift!" He tells Vyse how he was once just like him, but his dreams were crushed by the maelstrom. Vyse thanks Don for "showing him the sorriest bunch of people he's ever met", telling him to find a new dream.
When he realizes that Vyse and crew were about to battle Gregorio, Don, without disparaging Vyse's abilities as a sailor and a captain, warns him about the danger of the Armada. Vyse counters by noting that the Delphinus is faster and can match the firepower of Gregorio's ships. Don adds however that even if Vyse defeats the Armada he will never get through the Dark Rift. Vyse counters with another speech of his own and Don realizes that Vyse will not listen to him no matter what and tells Vyse what he learned about the Dark Rift while trying to sail through it, mostly that there are calm pockets in the Rift and that the center of the storm is calm, similar to a hurricane.
While the other inhabitants of Esparanza cheer on Vyse and crew and run away when a shell hits the rocky face of the city, Don seems unaffected, noting that Vyse has only "broken the first line", although a rock from the previous shell's impact hits his head and knocks him out.
Don is recruited at the bar in Esparanza. Once Vyse has returned from Yafutoma and returns to Esparanza, Don is more than willing to join his crew.
Don is recruited as a Helmsman. When active, he increases the Delphinus's Dodge stat by 15%. If active during the Blue Rogues special attack, he appears and pulls the cork of his bottle off with his teeth, showering everyone in his drink while he laughs.
After the GameEdit
At the end of the game, during the end credits, it says that Don crossed the Dark Rift himself and established a trade route with Yafutoma.