Marcus Medina (Marcus Lorenzo Medina-Smith) was born in Dallas, Texas on November 20, 1983. Prior to writing The Zeta Verses, he has written a collection of mini-novels using the previous Greek alphabet. He attended numerous schools in his birth town such as Dobie Primary, RISD Academy, Arthur Kramer Elementary, Richardson West Junior High, Berkner High School as a night school student, and Richardson High School during the day. In elementary, he earned earned numerous Honor Roll awards in creative fields and also started working on his own 4-panel celebrity satire comic book series, Killer Komics, at the age of eleven. In high school, he continued being a avid video gamer and discovered Japanese culture, animation, and comic books. Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and Turok were a few examples of stories and books that inspired him to make his own story. He would go on to graduate with Excellency in Japanese earning an average of over 102 in that field and be entered into the Japanese Honor Society despite having average grades in high school. Medina later joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after high school and took Project Hayato (now Yscariot) to the next level by illustrating characters and creating back stories for a number of them over the years. He attended schools in Austin to include the University of Texas in Dallas. The latter school is the school where he would go on and earn a Bachelors of Arts in World History and a minor in Political Science. He was Honorably Discharged from active duty as a decorated Iraqi war veteran. He worked numerous low paying jobs during his reserve years and lived in poverty a few times in his adult life before taking up an English teaching job in South Korea where he is now residing. During 2014, he recruited Gladys "rin" Betiles to be the primary illustrator of Yscariot, and in 2015, Cassandra Lebron was recruited as the advanced designer of covers and other projects involving Yscariot.