Born in Manchester to neglecting parents, Zachariah fled into the occult and witchcraft in an early age. When he met Mariah Haige when he was fourteen, he immediately became fascinated with her. When the women offered him to tutor him in the dark arts, he joined in. When she disappeared during a trip to Vienna, Zachariah opened a small apothecary, awaiting her return. When she finally returned, she made him her childe and apprentice in Clan Tremere, bringing him into the New World to aid the Boston Chantry in their struggle against the British Ventrue. When the Tremere were forced out of Boston, Zachariah became one of the main proponents of reclaiming the Boston Chantry. After ninety years of struggle against both the Sabbat and the other Clans of the Camarilla, Zachariah left, throwing his lot with Roman Pendragon to eventually earn the position of Regent of the Boston Chantry. To this end, he dabbled in spirit magic and tried to subdue a Nexus Crawler, an attempt that horribly backfired and set the malicious spirit on his trail, forcing him to flee around New England and losing his memory.