Character type: Renegade
Appearance: Zhak is not too eye-catching. Neither too tall, or short, of medium build, reasonably handsome but not drop dead gorgeous. He has dark brown-black hair and blue eyes, but when he smiles, suddenly you are hit by his charisma. He can fade out or dominate a room with his presence depending on what is required
Personality: In his own way, Zhak is a genius. That genius has been honed by knowing that one mistake and he would be dead, or at least punished in rather nasty way. He understands people, he knows how to manipulate people and situations with a masters touch. He also presents himself as a good guy, who is your friend, who will get you a good deal or give you a break if he can, asn as such is one of the most revered of Bane's inner circle.
History: Zhak's past is somewhat shadowy though rumour has it he came from around Ruatha somewhere. If he had any family, no one knows or they are all dead by now. Through whatever means he ascended through the ranks of the Redstars into the Inner Circle of Bane at a very young age and is one of the longest lasting there has ever been. He really came into the forefront, when he was sent to become the emissary of the Redstars to set up the crime organisation in the Southern Continent. They were finally lured there by the enormous profit to be had from the discovery of the mineral rich Arolos Island. Once there, Zhak began an immense scheme that resulted in a successful raid on the treasure stores in the Weyr, Island and Minecraft Hall. This was in fact - despite being profitable and successful, a cover for his real operation which was to secure the Island properly by infiltrating the Hold that owned Chartered rights to the Island and take it over. This is essentially what he managed, and with a powerbase established, the Redstar network has proliferated in the South. He does appear to have developed one weakness. An association with an artist-theif called Dorian. He keeps debating whether to kill him, or give up the Redstars - as yet he is undecided.
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