Zess is a soldier of Athens. He was one of the best pilots at military school and was called "straight-laced Zess."

When he learns his nation plans to conquer Krishna, he leads a small commando strike force of mechs to the Krishna capital in order to make Hodr surrender quickly to spare his friends and their country from the wrath of the main Athens Invasion Army, unaware that the leaders of Athens want the royal family executed.

He is married and has a two-year-old daughter.