Zyea 'Ileolee was born on the Covenant planet Gloriously bright in 2526, a year after the Great War began. He was the son of a swordsman, and thus was trained in this art from early childhood, and his father did not stay, and went on to mate with other females. Becuase of his skill with a sword, he entered the military earlier than usually let, and became a quick half-commander. After a tour of duty against the humans which ended in 2546, he was promoted to full commander of his own squad, and given the rank of Ultra. He joined the commandos, and served dutifully against humanity. In 2552, he was selected to lead Covenant scouting parties to the coast of Jaimaca so that the Covenant could possibly invade Cuba. However, midway into his assingment, the word of the death of Regret and the recommishing of the Guard made him go insane in rage, and when a pair of human ODSTs arrived, he did not think clearly, sending his troops off in bad positions, then facing the remaining ODST in single conflict. Despite Zyea's superior skill, the human slayed the commando, due to insanity putting himself into horrible risk.