Zola Dane is the royal advisor and seer to Lady Myschala queen and ruler of Surdana. When Jasaad of the Desert Lords came offering humanity their "guidance" Lady Myschala saw it for what it was, slavery. Zola Dane suggested she take up their offer instead of suffer punishment for resisting them.
Lady Myschala chose not to heed his advice and resist Jaasad's rule. Believing humanity incapable of winning Zola Dane secretly and willing turned himself in to the desert lords. For cooperating them granted him special status and power amongst their "stock".