Volke introduces himself as an informant throughout the events of the game, witholding a report from Greil until he is paid for it, demanding of Ike 50,000 gold, while informing he be reached by going to a bar and asking for a "fireman". After he is paid the amount, he reveals that while the report was a hoax and the money was a way to see how resourceful and responsible he was, he had a secret to tell that was too great to be written down: He revealed that he was hired by Greil to kill him in case he ever went berserk again and revealing his secret to Ike when he became mature enough to hear it, as the medallion was responsible for his wife's death. He initially turned Greil down, recognizing it was impossible for him to accomplish the task, however, once he crippled himself, he took the job, as he had become someone his skill could handle. Afterwards, Ike pays him from the 50,000 to renew Greil's contract with Ike. (But in the sequel, Radiant Dawn, he pays Ike back 20,000 of his 50,000 gold upon encountering him.) Upon hiring Volke (upon the second time the two options: Hire or Don't Hire) for renewing Greil's contract to Ike, if the player chooses "Hire", Volke automatically Class changes into an assassin, as he reveals his true profession.