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“I would have endured it if I was the only one who had to suffer. But my young siblings went through the same torture because of me. After hearing their screams, I couldn't take it any more... I begged forgiveness and became a dark knight of Gerxel to save them. Laugh at me all you want... My loyalty, my pride as a knight... I lost it all on that fateful day...”
—Zeek, in a conversation with Kate
Zeek (ジーク Jīku, alternatively translated as Zieg or Sieg in fan translations) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is a dark knight of the Zoa Empire who accompanies Gwenchaos during his assault on the Temple of Mars. During the resulting battle, he defects to Runan's army, claiming to be a knight of the destroyed Kingdom of Barge.
If he is defeated during the time that he is playable, he will be saved by Karla.
Zeek is the younger brother of Karla and the uncle of Shigen. He was born into a family of nobles and lived a comfortable life until he was four years old, when the people of Reeve attacked their home because of his mother's Zoan heritage. While his parents and three eldest sisters were burned at the stake after being forced to confess that they were servants of Gerxel, Zeek and Karla were enslaved, set to be executed once they become of age. Although Karla was saved by Gwenchaos on the day of her execution, Zeek remained in slavery for twenty-five years. During these years, he was brutally tortured and received scars as a result, but managed to survive because of his anger towards Reeve and prayers to Gerxel. Three years prior to the events of the game, he was freed and joined the reborn Zoa Empire as a dark knight.
In his first conversation with Kate, Zeek shows the scars on his back to her and professes that he was sent into slavery by the Zoa Empire, where he eventually became a dark knight in order to protect his family. Despite his attempts to keep his distance from Kate, he allows her to stay by his side at her insistence. Over time, the two of them fall in love, which causes him to become distracted from his mission of spying on Enteh.
Eventually, Zeek betrays Runan and returns to the Zoa Empire with Karla. He is torn between his loyalty to the Gerxel Church and his love for Kate, as he has not truly come to terms with either. Late in the game, he leads an army of dark knights into a battle against Holmes's army and ends up being captured. Before Holmes can punish him for his betrayal, Zeek escapes, either with Karla's or Kate's help, depending on which army that the latter is in.
Regardless of which army that Kate is sent with after the third route split, the two of them will eventually reunite. When they meet again, he asks her to join him in the Zoa Empire, which confuses her because she is unaware that he has betrayed her allies. Before Zeek can reveal the truth about himself, Nefka appears and tells Kate that she has been tricked by Zeek. Afterwards, Nefka kidnaps Kate and tells Zeek that he should not object to it, mentioning that doing so would be a traitorous act.
Towards the end of the game, Zeek is ordered by Karla to stop Runan's army from interrupting the resurrection ritual of Gerxel and ultimately dies in the resulting battle. If he is defeated by Kate, he will ask her to forgive him as he dies.
Zeek is deeply loyal to the Zoa Empire and follows the teachings of Gerxel, whom he worships. He always obeys the commands of his sister and other members of the Gerxel Church with higher positions. Unlike many of the other members of the church, he believes that the Zoans and the descendants of the settlers could co-exist peacefully if the persecution would stop. He strongly opposes Nefka's view that the ordinary dark knights are slaves to the church because they are not clergy and thinks that him having such a mindset makes him similar to their enemies. He also harbors a deep hatred for Reeve and wants to have his revenge by killing its people one by one.
During his time in Runan's army, Zeek is distant from everyone except Kate and tends to avoid events such as banquets. He is widely suspected of being a traitor, which is only furthered by Raffin's statement that he does not recognize him from Barge.
He first appears as an enemy unit in Map 5 (wearing a helmet that hides his face). To recruit him, have Runan speak to him or allow him to speak to Runan. However, he later leaves the player's army before Map 24, and will appear again as a non-recruitable enemy unit in Map 31 and the boss of Map 39.
Zeek is a very powerful unit, combining high Movement, some of the best growths in the game, and a class that makes him immune to the backfiring effect of the Devil Spear. He also possesses a large collection of powerful skills and support bonuses with Kate that are quite useful for her, although they only slightly benefit him. Since he is stronger than most of the other units at base level, he can be used as a crutch in the earlier stages of the game. However, he is not available for much of the game and appears as an enemy boss later that the player must kill, so it is recommended not to rely too heavily on Zeek.
“Even if it costs me my life, I shall not let you obstruct the ceremony!”
—Zeek's default battle quote in Map 39
Defeat Quote as an ally:
Zeek: Ugh... How could I...
Karla: Zeek, what are you doing...? You cannot fall in a place like this.