One of the major characters in Senta and the Steel Dragon is Zeah Korlann. Zeah is the head butler of the Dechantagne family. As a member of the minority Zaeri religion, he has had to deal with prejudice his whole life. As Zeah leaves with the rest of the party for the strange and distant land of Birmisia, his life begins to change. As the colonists rely on his organizing skills, he becomes more and more important, and his status increases. At the same time, he becomes the object of interest for a fascinating young woman.