Zod is a wise-cracking old salt that sails the Emerald Ocean with his love, Isza. He is the co-creator of the Crew Report - a third-party email-based crew membership tracking system - available on all oceans.
Having escaped the Phantom Zone after the detonation of a hydrogen bomb, General Zod found himself on the planet Houston doing battle with the son of his jailor. After a highly contested loss at the hands of Kal-El, Zod was knocked unconscious and awoke on the shores of Admiral Island with a broken hand and no possessions.
A pirate by the name of Chumley helped him get back on his feet. One evening while Chumley wasn't looking, Zod stole the deed to a sloop and began terrorizing the high seas.
On 6 November 2007, General Zod formed the crew The Sons of Jor-El to exact his revenge on "this so called Superman."
Fortunately for his crew at the time, this former diabolical madman mellowed and now is known as a very generous and fair adversary. He even repaid Chumley for the stolen sloop...with interest.
On 13 December 2007 he, along with several of his senior officers, decided it was time to start their own flag. Zod felt he had no other choice but to banish himself back into the Phantom Zone.
Somewhere during the month of May of 2008, Zod disappeared from the Sage Ocean and left Stratacaster in charge of the crew. A combination of personal business, dealing with his Zodlings, and romancing a new lady friend (Isza) contributed to his lengthy absence. It wasn't until October of the same year that Zod made his return to Sage, later Emerald.
Wanting to get back to the basics, Zod quietly left The Sons of Jor-El to form the buddy crew Kneel Before Zod with the intention of recapturing some of the magic that made his tenure with TSOJ so much fun. The new crew was formed on 16 October 2008. It didn't work as most everyone from the old crew had moved on or simply retired.
On 11 November 2008, Zod returned to his roots and once again assumed the captaincy of The Sons of Jor-El. The following day saw the culmination of countless hours of hard work paying off as he finally completed memming the Sage Ocean...only to be chumped on 31 January, 2012 when his beloved Sage was merged with Hunter to form Emerald, and thereby reducing his 100% memorization level down to a mere 50%. Boo.
At some point in September 2009, Zod walked away from TSOJ entirely with the intention of simply enjoying the game as an independent pirate.
- Come to me, son of Jor-El...kneel before Zod!
- So this is planet Houston.
- Come to me, Superman! I defy you! Come and kneel before Zod! ZOD!!!
- Won a special award in Apollo's "Easter Easel 2009: Joe (8th April)" event on the Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates Forums. The prize was an Apollo egg.
Shoppes and stalls
After having studied and learned the commercial side of Sage under the tutelage of Stratacaster, Zod purchased his first free standing business on 6 November 2008 - a tailoring shoppe on Scrimshaw. Formerly known as Flame of Youth, the shoppe was renamed Hound Dog Tailor in honor of one of Zod's favorite blues artists - Hound Dog Taylor. The shoppe has since been sold.
With the help of Eternal Glory, Zod erected an apothecary shoppe on Admiral on 24 January, 2009 and gave it the name Live and Let Dye. Later that same day Zod purchased a weavery shoppe on Scrimshaw, the formerly named Three Sheets to the Wind. It was renamed It's a Tidal Weave.
In April 2009 Zod and long-time partner in crime Scootdawg purchased an apothecary on Scrimshaw. The two renamed it Polly Wanna Lacquer.
With the success of his initial shoppes, Zod greatly expanded his operation and ran a rather profitable empire by himself for a good amount of time before selling it all and acquiring several familiars, rare furniture and a fleet of ships.
At the height of his economic prowess, he owned the following shoppes:
- Frocky Balboa on Admiral
- Dial M for Madder on Admiral
- Batman & Bobbin on Admiral
- The Bad Booze Bears on Admiral
- The Dirk Knight on Admiral
- Polly Wanna Lacquer on Scrimshaw
- It's a Tidal Weave on Scrimshaw
- Peanut Cutter Jelly Time on Caravanserai
- Superstitchion on Caravanserai
Zod enjoys collecting and custom renaming various ships, typically (but not always) giving them a Superman-themed name.
Ancient furniture collection
Need - Ancient pottery, spear head, stone figurine