Zach was born on Aldenmor to Alexander and Graziela, who were magic users and friends of Ravenswood's owner, Henry Gardener. Silver Eyes, a mistwolf and mother of the current pack leader, raised him after his parents were killed by the Manticore. During one of Zach's attempts to take revenge on the Manticore, Silver Eyes and a few other wolves were captured by the Dark Sorceress and presumed dead. Moonshadow, the pack leader, blamed Zach for the tragedy and expelled him from the pack.
He was later taken in by elves, and bonded with an orphaned griffin named Winddancer. The pair helped the Fairimentals against the Dark Sorceress for several years, until Winddancer was killed in Cry of the Wolf. Later in the same book, Adriane gives Zach the dragon stone, bonding him to a newly-hatched Drake.
Zach's Red Dragon stone bonds him to Drake, the dragon, and gives him some warrior-type magic such as shooting beams of energy. His magical element is Time, though he does not have a paladin that can give him Level Two powers.
When he first appears in Cry of the Wolf, Zach seems moody, pushy, and somewhat paranoid as a result of his difficult life. He is later shown to care deeply for Aldenmor and his friends, and softens up after he befriends Adriane and reconciles with the mistwolves. He shares a special relationship with Adriane (and has a crush on her), as she was the first human he met and they are both bonded to Drake. His experience in Aldenmor's wilderness has made him independent and resourceful, with good instincts and survival skills.
Zach has a crush on Adriane Charday, the tomboyish warrior mage, whom he first meets in Cry of the Wolf. It seems she returns his feelings.
Original character description Edit
- Magic: Dragon rider, Level I mage.
- Elemental Magic: Time.
- Jewel: Red Dragon stone worn on a leather wrist band.
- Bonded Animals: The Drake.
- Screen name: flyboy
- Appearance: 15 years old. Sandy brown hair with blond streaks. Green eyes.
- Personality: Independent. Resourceful. Helpful. Heroic.
- Skills: outdoorsman, survivalist. Grounds Adriane’s and the other mages’ magic. With training and practice, he can manipulate time.
- Facts: Manticore killed parents. Raised by mistwolves on Aldenmor — wolf brother Moonshadow, wolf mother Silver Eyes. Has an Elven sword. Once bonded to a griffin named Wind Dancer “Windy.” Shares a special relationship with Adriane — they are both bonded to Drake. Parents Alexander and Graziela were friends of the wizard Henry Gardener, magic users and archaeologists that came to Aldenmor to save the magic.