Occupation: Drunkard and 'teacher'.
Appearance: Tall and stocky bordering on fat. Pale with long blonde locks, beard and a red nose from the cold. He is unkempt and could be mistaken for a homeless man, but has a strong face under the grime.
Mentality: A drunkard, cynical and depressed. He has lost almost everything in his life and has given up on hope of a normal life. He has a kind heart broken down from years of pain and loss.
Tony Soloyov was born into a prominent family in Moscow. Both his parents were government officials with high positions.
He was raised as an only child - his brother a full 20 years older had already left when Tony was born - and was a darling among the rich and famous of the CCD. From a young age he showed great promise and charm - raised as a perfect prodigy.
At 23, he was well on his way to surpassing his both of his parents' importance and renown as a hand-picked protégée of one of the members of the Sphere.
That was until he developed the 'Sickness'. It was new, specially in men, but the upper echelons knew of it. He tried to dismiss it as a bad flu, however, it could not last.
His first experience channelling, unfortunately, came in the presence of his mentor of the Sphere. He was invited to dinner at the family mansion. It ended with the house burned down and Tony unconscious for the next two days.
When he awoke, he found he was being sought by the Custody of Enforcement. Fearing for his life, he ran.
In the proceeding year he watched in hiding the majority of his family hunted, questioned and disappear. The only remaining family he has is his estranged older brother who was not in Moscow at the time.
He fled deeper into the Undercity seeking seclusion. Here he met 12 others who had survived the 'Sickness' just like him. Together, they jokingly referred to themselves as the Cabal and explored their powers in an endeavour to learn just what it was they had been born with.
Little is known of the next 8 years. Tony's memory of the events is cloudy, and that which he remembers, he doesn't think about, much less talk about.
All that is known is that when he received Michael Vellas a year ago, he was the last surviving member of the 13 who called themselves the 'Cabal'.