First appearance: Page #1
Backstory: She was born in Istanbul in the year 30. Most of her past is buried with the city she comes from; almost all civilian records of Alla’Tekir has been destroyed once the city was invaded by England-Russia Confederacy, in the year 46. ERCON siege lasted over 4 years.
The liberation of Istanbul ended the Continental War and formed the ERCON Empire. Spine joined the ERCON Military in the year 46 as a regular infantry. She mastered the art of espionage and assassination and joined The Directive, an elite branch of ERCON military dedicated to eradicate the remaining forces of Alla’Tekir’s leaders. This elite group was renown for their brutality and success. In just six years, The Directive eliminated Alla’Tekir. That nation no longer exists.
In 53, Spine was sent across the continent, to Sirion, to deal with the religious terrorists of Tarukon. The Directive was not as successful in this venture as their Alla’Tekir campaign. After the assassination of two of the esteemed Directive Colonels, Edmund Trout and Gregory Futhenberg, The Directive was disbanded. Spine and Visrian and many other Directive agents became fugitives escaped to Tarukon; and went underground. However, this did not last very long.
In late 53, Visrian and her joined an underground intelligence agency known as the Kitchen; her knowledge of ERCON made her an asset and a valuable spy to Tarukon.
First appearance: Page #6
Backstory: Visrian was born in 28 as a bastard child of the Emperor Xoon of ERCON. Shortly after his birth, he was sent up north to Oslo to join the military school. He never had a real parent figure other than his teachers at Academy of Oslo. He never met his father or never knew who his mother was.
In 45, He was sent to Istanbul for the Liberation of the City to end the Continental War. For his efforts, he was awarded The Medal of Liberation. Even though Emperor Xoon presented all the medals in a large public ceremony, Visrian was awarded his medal at a later date by the Grand Vizier Metruzan in private.
In 47, Visrian became a founding member of The Directive as a First Lieutenant. His ability to understand machine schematics, made him a great mechanic and a pilot. The Emperor never recognized Visrian as a son, or as a military success. For this, he was never promoted above Captain. Knowing he was at the peak of his military career, Visrian lost hope and became extremely cruel during this period. He collected the rings of his fallen enemies, the dukes and the leaders of Alla’Tekir.
In 53, Sirion was having trouble with the religious rebels who would not accept the rule of the Sirion. Turncoats, the ruling class of Sirion, hired The Directive to clean them out. The entire operation was a disaster. Instead of being a series of strategic military operations; it was utter chaos. Turncoat cooperation was inexistant. The Directive began having leadership problems. Two Colonels, Edmund Trout and Gregory Futhenberg were assassinated for their opposition to the Sirion missions. Shorty after this, officers and soldiers of The Directive split up and started killing one another.
Visrian and Spine managed to escape to Tarukon, the newly found country of the “religious rebels”. Visrian did not join the Kitchen at first. He tried to step away and turn his life around.
First Appearance: Page #24
Backstory: Zakiya was born in 22 in Lima into Clan of Haruknan. At that time, the clans were at war. On her birthday, her entire village was burned by the Clan of Grelkun. Her older brother, Ursten, rescued her from the burning village. They escaped north east to the island of Buenos Aires.
She grew up as a warrior as the hatred of the people who killed her parents fueled her rage. Revenge filled her heart. Even though Ursten and Zakiya were outsiders in Buenos Aires, their ability to tame tigers and their disregard for human life granted them leadership over the common folk. They formed a small gang called Deathguard, and soon gained control of the entire island in the year 42. In two short years 44, her power extended to the entire island of Meruzan and she became the First Patriarch of Meruzan.
The symbol of her rule was her pet tiger, Jaqdi. It is rumored that she would feed her with the blood of her enemies; then shrink their heads and add them to her collection. The people of Meruzan worshipped her. Not everyone was on the same page. There were several attempts made for her life. None, successful.
In 50, ERCON launched a new invasion campaign of Meruzan. They were after the rich fossil fuel fields of the region. Invasion hit Meruzan hard and Turncoats decided to help Z, against the ERCON Empire, abandoning their western front weaker. Taking advantage of Sirion’s aide of Meruzan, many religious rebel terrorist groups spawned in the west of Sirion, at Tarukon. Saint Romeo III signed a treaty with ERCON ending the invasion. This treaty gave let ERCON take control of Meruzan in exchange for their assistance to deal with the religious terrorists of Tarukon. Z, no longer had much power. The fate of her country was in the hands of Turncoats and ERCON.
According to the treaty of August 52, Zakiya became a High-Priest of a new branch of Sirion’s Military called The White Knives. They were created in order to help Ercon’s Directive. The region of Tarukon was entirely under the control of these religious terrorists by mid 53.