Politician of the MCR, Zay is a skillful fish who knew how to manoeuvre skillfully through the "calm" waters of Martian politics. He was obviously an unscrupulous man who placed his objective far above the costs and consequences. Following the election of Yalara Sien as Prime Minister, found the useful position of Chief of the Prime Minister's Office. Giving him a well-placed position and a view of all government activities, therefore the possibility of better handling them. He had a certain role in the important events that took place before the gate was opened. He has long investigated and fought against what he suspects is a fifth column within Mars that will work with Protogen. Long largely unknown to the public, Zay became a small "celebrity" when he publicly unveiled Protogen's plot during the Battle of Io. He mysteriously disappears one day without a trace, everything suggests that he is dead. Theories about his disappearance still shake the public and media spheres, while some point to the event as proof that the Republic is not able to apply justice properly and that it is corrupt.
Good talk: He has an innate talent for talking and holding conversations. He uses this talent to coax his preys and try to gets what he wants or want to know.
Learn Fast: He learn really fast how thing or something work.
Network: He has a long list of person and resource used for the advancement of his projects. He's continually looking for new contacts and resources .Not just because it will be useful at the moment, but in case of the day when it will be useful and because he seem to never has enough pawns to execute his mysterious diabolical plan
Among his pawns we can count:
- A complex military network: Over the years, Zay has succeeded in building a complex network of officers who are secretly loyal to him for various reasons. Unfortunately for his political enemies, they had no idea that Zay had a considerable portion of the armed forces at his disposal...just enough to cause a heart attack to the Director of Intelligence and a general panic. But fortunately for him, no one knows... Maybe for a good reason.
- Intelligence network and shady: In addition to having "friends" in the military, he also has friends in the intelligence services! The latter often gives him , secret, thumbs to cover his back.
- Shady shit: You know very well what I mean.
Money is power: Despite being born in a modest environment, Zayn still managed to create a small amount of money. And when he needs to finance his projects. He always still manages to find sponsors or has generated dark funding networks to carry out his work.
Appetite : From an early age, Zay loves to read and learn. For him there is nothing more exhilarating than knowledge , except of course power. It is therefore endowed with a very diversified and extensive general culture. This allows him to speak many languages and to understand many cultures. His understanding also touches history, science and current affairs as well politics.
Suspicious / paranoid:
Whatever the situation, Zay will always see beyond actions. With every gift offered to him, he always suspects an idea behind his head and always tries to guess what the person will ask a another day. Whatever the situation, there will always be a party of his conscience that will scan the surroundings to try to see if something endangers his life ...
It's someone who hates talking about what he thinks and feels. So he is constantly wearing a mask. No matter the situation, he will never say the bottom of his thought, always words carefully thought to limit the damage and advance his projects and those without ever showing what he really thinks.
Calculator mind :
Zay always analyzes the situations, with each problem he tries to find the most possible solutions. Then he classifies them according to their attractiveness and their percentage of success. Each decision is calculated, sometimes it starts to think and imagines in a mental simulation all the possible outcome to a situation or a problem. Then he takes what he's going to do as a result of what he imagines to be the outcome he likes most.
He has a certain degree of greediness. Culinary, he loves to eat and discover new tastes. Still, he remains mysteriously thin as a toothpick. But he also has another form of gluttony, his mind seems unable to do anything. Which drives him to always look for new things to occupy. Hence his inexhaustible desire to learn and read. It is also this same greed that drives him to seek ever more power.
Ships: Le Riverains, a small one place ships park in the Orbital shipyard of Mars.
Birth and youth
Zay is actually born on Earth, his parents are Martians who emigrated to Earth. For reasons unknown to the public, her parents finally moved to Mars again. Which makes Zay, technically, an Earthman. Embarrassing details that he hides and avoids the subjects.
It is therefore the school system Martian, it does not have a good rating since sometimes it passes the limit of failure. Despite all his teachers recognition an intelligence and a great knowledge of things. On the other hand it succeeds several times to be named President of his school, still according to the rumors thanks to shenanigans realize in spite of his young age.
Like any good Martian he does his military service as well as the Academy. From there it is enlisted in the military intelligence. He excels in this field for 7 years before leaving the army and joining the civilian.
He made friends with his mentor, a certain Winston Duarte. Throughout his intelligence career, he was able to forge alliances and friendships with people now in military strategic positions (Commodore, Admiral, General e.t.c.), thus constituting for Zay an important influential network within the military.
He was a competent officer, who knew how to investigate and dismantle many plots and terrorist organizations. He was decorated several times and promoted in a dazzling way in the military hierarchy.
It was during this period that Zay began his "war" against the Meyer.
Civil life and first steps in politic
Once back in civilian life. It uses the lands inherited by his family to make business very profitable. Business that provides him with enough money to consider a political career. Thanks to a clever mix between his knowledge acquired during his career in intelligence services and his money, he managed to occupy some position here and there in the administration and then in the political world. At one point he wrote a political essay entitled : "Analysis of an empire, its creation, its rise, its management and fall". He dedicated it to Wilson Duarte, who had been his teacher and whose work inspired him.
Sometimes he is an assistant on a committee on agriculture, the other he is a consultant for the Martian water management services . Anyone following his path will believe that he has no plan in mind. But no, for Zay his political back-and-forth allows him to plant seeds and form networks that will be useful later.
He was then given a position in the Martian Consulate on Earth. More specifically in the Quebec Special Administrative Zone. He will remain so for several years, developing a love for walks in wilderness areas and spared by humans. As well as for Quebec cities.
Returns to Mars, he finally becomes the deputy of a congressman. At first he does his job as expected of him. Then little by little it becomes more indispensable. He reminds him of his meetings, helps him to organize his campaigns. He will negotiate in his place with people influence.
To the point that he becomes the pillar of the Congressman. He was so "useful" that he started to technically do the work for him. The Party and the Congress understood quickly that it was he who made the decisions and did everything in place of the Congressman. It then becomes easy for Zay to get rid of him and then take his seat with, as bizarre as it is, the blessing of the latter well happy to retire !!
Now Congressman, Zay gets busy with many positions here and there. Naming Committee by the then Defense Committee here. His greatest success is to have been elected a member of the Military Commission, which has given her influence with the military and given her the opportunity to build a complex network of loyal military officers.
One of his best moves is when he manages to take advantage of a loophole in the Martian laws about election financing. As he was good at filling his election funds. He naturally had surpluses. But the martian laws say that surpluses can be used later to fund canditate activity. Zay can therefore technically use the money as he wants as long as he stays in an account with the words "politics and activity" in the name!
War with the Meyers and divorce
His "war" against the Meyers also continued. A long war of stabbings behind the scenes. He mainly opposed Angel Meyer, whom Zay nicknamed: the mother of snakes. Zay thwart the Meyers' plans while the latter thwart his own. Until the breaking point.
What begins as a simple military contract story, ends with Zay's divorce from his wife! The history of the military contract grew so much, which spilled over into Zay's private life and into other spheres. For a moment it poisoned the backstage of Martian politics and even the military!
His wife divorced, and the divorce was particularly painful for Zay. The Meyers offered to his wife their best lawyers free of charge. Zay not only saw his wife leave, but he also lost custody of his children. Zay is not a heartless man, but this event certainly pushed her to close in on him and increase his paranoia. An event that marked him forever.
He never saw his wife again. And never heard from her again. But honestly, Zay probably did everything he could to avoid ever hearing from her again. This period of his life was particularly dark and the hatred still persists a little today.
His relationship with his son was painful and complex. His son no longer appreciates him and decided to join the military (to Zay's great delight since he can look after him). His son may never have understood that Zay was his guardian angel from the beginning.
Emergency elections and victory
He finally hit the jackpot in the previous election, Zay decides to support Yalara Sien and help her in his campaign. He becomes therefore one of the actors in the victory of the latter. To reward him, Yalara appoints him Chief of Prime Minister Office. Through this position Zay has a full look at the activities of the Cabinet and the MCR. A perfect situation that allows him to carefully advance his plans and projects.
It also makes him an important member of the MCR. And he does not pray to use these new privileges to point his nose everywhere. Zay established his way of working when he took control of the Office. That is to say, kicked everyone useless out, organized for orchestration all with one hand of irons in a velvet glove, made loved by employees who had no idea that they despised them coldly and finally set up their pawns everywhere it was possible to do so. The Prime Minister considers him like a very useful element, especially with the talent of having it operate to settle the files she does not want to manage. In addition to his very well placed position in the government, he still sits on the Military Committee of the Martian Congress, allowing him to secretly weave a network of military officers who are totally loyal to him.
If we look at Zay's cards correctly, we see clearly that Zay is up to something....But what? Or should I say: Will it be too late when people finally understand it?
Action on the board
Walking the knife edge:
Zay is present during the emergency meeting following Eros' weirdness. He usually just observes and assimilates information. Towards the end of the meeting he stole a recording of Eros' voice that he identified as Julie Mao. He starts doubting a plot from Protogen
The Good, the Bad and the OPA:
Zay proposes to Yalara a way to take legal control of Ceres. It is therefore at the helm of a vast and increasingly complex military operation. Unfortunately, many sticks come and crash into his wheels. Zay decided to have the Governor of Ceres and the loyal members of the council killed through an agent of his own. And he receives an invitation from Morné du Plessis for a meeting on Tycho station to discuss Ceres and vital information.
Zay,as promised, meets at the Tycho station to discuss. Unfortunately, Protogen strikes and thanks to a stealth torpedo, a protomonster is loaded on the station....
He has on board the Behemoth when the republic decides to betray justice for greed and corruption. Nevertheless, he succeeded in publicly disclosing the evidence of Protogen's plot. This certainly changes history and gives it a public image that it did not have before.
Zay disappeared one day without a trace. His body was never found and his death declared. His death shocked a party in the public and media sphere that is unable to understand how the man who unveiled Protogen's plot can disappear in this way. 5 years later, many conspiracy theories are still raging in the media sphere. For many people, the fact that Zay has disappeared in this way is the ultimate proof that the Republic is corrupt. Many people seem to use Zay's disappearance as evidence to persuade people to join their ideology. Among them may be members of the Cabal and Admiral Shaver.