Age of Treason
Zaccariah Holm has been a mage for about twelve years, and in those twelve years, he’s done quite a bit. Though he follows the path of a Mastigos mage, he’s widely hated by most Acanthus mages, due to the fact that his grasp of the Time and Fate arcanums comes almost instinctively, and more strongly than most Acanthus mages can ever hope to claim. Zach, when he lets someone short his name, is a serious sort of man. He remains quiet most times, and prefers to observe others for as long as he can before he speaks, preferring to see a person in their ‘natural’ state. As far as a Mastigos mage goes, Zach subscribes to the need for subtlety over flashy shows of power. He is usually happy to ensure that an altercation never takes place, though he isn’t above teaching someone a lesson if they continually ask for it.
Zach is fond of his nephew, Jack Taylor having seen the boy destined for great acts since he hit puberty. No one is really sure how Zach was so sure that Taylor would Awaken, but the boy didn’t disappoint. Zach immediately began to train him, as best as he could, but Zach sponsored Taylor into Mage society, gaining him entrance to the Free Council. He weathers Taylor’s youthful exuberance well, and though he appears to be highly annoyed by the boy at times, it only stems from an almost fatherly instinct to see that the boy doesn’t fall prey to the sins of Mages long corrupted.