|Alias|| Zhea the Barren|
Zhea the Cruel
|Book(s)||The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
Zhea, also known as Zhea the Barren, Zhea the Cruel, and Zhea Zorseface, was the first Jhattar of the Jogos Nhai. A woman who had chosen the life of a male warrior, he unified a thousand rival clans to fight against the army massive army of Lo Bu, the God-Emperor of the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, which threatened the hunt down the Jogos Nhai into extinction. When Lo Bu divided his massive armies into thirteen hosts, Zhea isolated each of the emperor's armies, slaying their scouts and foragers, starving them, denying them water, leading them into wastelands and traps, and so each of the YiTish armies was destroyed. Finally his riders descended on Lo Bu's own host. Lo Bu's severed head was presented to Zhea, who commanded that the flesh be stripped from the bone and his skull be dipped in gold and made into his drinking cup, which has passed from jhattar to jhattar through generations. To this day, Zhea is remembered in the Golden Empire, where mothers whisper his name to frigthen unruly children into obedience.