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 how something work.
Network: He has a long list of person and resource used for the advancement of his projects. Unfortunately for him, his list keeps changing. That's why 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.
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.
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.
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 Shannon 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 him 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.
Nevertheless, Zay has another position in sight ... Deputy Prime Minister! The latter is occupied by the Minister of Defense. So Zay ruminates and waits for the perfect moment to get rid of the minister and get his job back.
Once done, he will finally be able to sit down on the seat he covets more than anything ... the poste of Prime Minister of Mars!
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....
- Zay is considered to be at the political centre by many. Probably because he never had ever unveiled a complete program. Otherwise their opinion would change radically.
- Zay has a degree in antropology, economie, political science, right and history. He acquired them all as he went along in his life. His thesis was called: "Analysis of an empire, its creation, its rise, its management and fall"
- His favourite colours are: Purple, yellow and orange.
- He is a big fan of mythologies and loves to name or associate his projects with one of them. The most famous example is the Simurgh
- He is a great art lover, as his office and home testify. But not just any art, he loves artifacts and paintings full of meaning and misinterpretation.
- It has an immense library of a rare size for a private Martian.
- He doesn't hate the Belters and the Earther (unlike the other Martian). He believes that Mars must establish the Pax Mars as soon as possible in order to allow them to enjoy the freedoms of a properly rebalanced universe. With the stations independent of Earth control and which would naturally work with Mars to create a better world for tomorrow. According to him, if Mars does not gain quickly, and if the OPA gains full independence , by the arm and by force, for the belt. The cycle of history will restart and the inner planets will find themselves locked in a cold war with the belt and/or totally dependent on it. Thus feeding the wheel of hatred.