Ziel joined the military with his twin brother when they were able to prove themselves. They went from a life on the street to a life in service, and were exceptional soldiers. Ziel's brother was promoted up along to the rank of Captain, with Ziel himself trailing behind as a mere Sergeant.
During a conflict between Ironhart and a southern Republic in Rune-Midgards called Einbroch, Ziel was sent on his brother's team to push through enemy lines and retrieve crucial information on enemy unit movements. The team was captured, just one of three declared MIA during the war. Most of Ziel's unit was killed in action, including his brother, field-promoting the young man to lead the team. They were captured and brought into an enemy facility where they were experimented on - many assume for the advancement of Einbroch's biological warfare techniques.
Ziel used his granted abilities (increased stamina, improved strength, heightened reflexes) to break free and escape with the shattered remnants of his team and the information they had been sent to collect. He returned to Forge a broken man, and was admitted to a Mental Health Institution where he remained for the rest of the War. The information he retrieved was a cornerstone to Ironhart's victory that pushed back their would-be invaders. Ziel and his team were declared heroes of the war.
For several years, Ziel underwent therapy and healing, and was finally dismissed from the Institution and sworn back into service for the Military. He now acts as a training officer for a new team who acts on Barrett Wingfoot's behalf - his team includes both Galen Sheldrake and Maria Gerald. Amelia Inglebert is often enlisted in his team as a civilian specialist as well.
Fun facts about Ziel:
- Ziel's hobbies include painting and gardening. - Ziel is rather lazy whenever he can get away with it. - When overly stressed, Ziel is prone to entering a relapse of his unstable mental state. In this state he sees visions and broken collections of his memories. He often locks up when this happens. - Ziel's body has been artificially enhanced, with every organ of his body strengthened to represent the pinnacle of a human. - He often visits his former team members in the Mental Health Ward. - Ziel's eyes glow a vibrant green. No one talks about it though.