This officer was on the same ship as Martellus von Blitzengaard, and it was leading a squadron of airships, so it is assumed that Van Zooder's (pronounced Van Zoeder) rank is that of Commodore. He attempted to take responsibility for Advisor Smugley's actions, but Martellus knew Van Zooder would not disobey his standing order not to attack. Commodore Van Zooder seemed to have been deeply affected by the abrupt defenestration of Advisor Smugley, and shouted "Coffee!" after Martellus finished giveing his orders for the remainder of the squadron.