Nothing is known about Cola's early life. Despite his stout build, Cola presented himself as a tough opponent. As a combatant, Cola prefered to fight in close proximity, however he knew how to handle himself with a bow and arrow. His history as a quick-footed warrior caught the eyes of the Order and thus he was inducted into the Zealots. As part of his notoriety, Cola's motto went, "Blood speaks true." Within the Order, Cola also provided an emergency messenger service for the Order member, The Adze
In his rounds, Cola patrolled the area around the Sudwella Monastery in northern Ledecestre as well along the rivers surrounding the regions of Ledecestrescire, Lincolnscire, and Eurviscire. It was during one such patrol that Cola was killed by the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan, an ally of the Hidden Ones. After his death, Cola had a clue among his personal effects. The clue revealed the title of an Order member called The Adze.
- Like other Zealots, Cola had unique fighting methods and items in his weaponry. Upon Eivor's instigation, Cola was equipped with an bow and arrow, attacked with proximity incendiary devices, and packed rations to heal himself within battle.
- For The Adze, Cola has the same clue as The Dart, whom Eivor assassinated along her journey.