Zozola was born in Ul'dah to Zuzurito Lalarito and Nanasa Nasa. As the only child of a wealthy family of merchants directly connected to the Syndicate through its leader, her distant cousin Lolorito Nanarito, she grew up with everything she could have wanted. She had the best private education that Ul'dahn gil could buy, and every possible luxury that a wealthy young girl could afford.
She had a small number of friends growing up. Three dunesfolk lasses and a highlander girl whose father had relocated to Ul'dah after making his fortune on the high seas. They shared the same tutor and attended the same events as children, so Zozola had grown quite attached to them.
As Zozola blossomed into a vibrant young lady, her attachment to her female friends took on another form. While her friends were discussing their crushes on the boys they met at these high-class social events, Zozo was impossibly attracted to the girls she grew up with.
When she thought of men, her immediate association was her verbally abusive father, or the scumbags who would catcall her even as a teenager. Women, on the other hand...
Her crushes on her female friends were not at all subtle, and eventually they called her out on it one night over a stolen bottle of whiskey. At first they jokingly threatened to out her to her parents, but eventually they each gave into their own curiosity.
Later, they would say that it was just a phase for them, or that it somehow didn't count because she was a woman. One would constantly blame the alcohol.
Meanwhile, Zozola poured herself into the arts, her very favorite part of her well-to-do education and the only thing that allowed her to process the turmoil in her heart. She studied painting and participated in some theatrical productions, but her biggest love was singing. She had the very best voice teacher in all of Ul'dah, and became rather comfortable with performing on stage as a young woman.
Zozola's friends each married wealthy men in Ul'dahn high society. Meanwhile, Zozola felt directionless. Her creative skills were nurtured by her education, but they would not help her in the real world - or so her father seemed to think. Her parents insisted that she take on some role within the East Aldenard Trading Company, to continue its legacy within the family and earn the respect of their family patriarch, Lord Lolorito Nanarito of the Ul'dahn Syndicate.
But Zozola was not interested in being a merchant. She longed for something more in her life, but she could not put her finger on what. For a number of years, she lived off her family's fortune, content to float aimlessly through life.
Until her parents cut her off financially.
This was supposed to be a simple lesson. Cut her off financially and she will realize her place and do as she is told. However, that did not quite go as planned. Zozola started seeking out other sources of income. She had heard that many merchants within the company would spend their gil at the Whispered Wish, so she set off, determined to find a new way to live.
It was in the pursuit of this alternate way to live that she met Daerin Roda, a host and courtesan of the Whispered Wish. Daerin was the first person to see something in Zozo other than a spoiled brat. She encouraged her to join the Whispered Wish as an employee, and taught her some valuable lessons on how to make gil on her own. And so she began actively pursuing her own fortune and a new lot in life. Her parents didn't like that. If she would not work for the benefit of the company, she would marry someone within the company.
One night, as she was on her way to visit the Wish, she was intercepted by a number of Brass Blades. Her parents shipped her off to Kugane to meet a man that they had picked out for her. His name was Hancock Fitzgerald, a smarmy merchant who worked at the Ruby Bazaar - the Kugane offices of the East Aldenard Trading Company. She shared one meal with the man and her parents before disappearing via aetheryte and returning to Ul'dah to continue the pursuit of her own interests.
Soon enough, she auditioned to become an Entertainer at the Whispered Wish, and was brought aboard.
In the time since joining the Whispered Wish, Zozola began to cut a new path for herself, having embraced both coworkers and clients in friendship. She has begun to come into her own as a Host as well as an Entertainer, gradually becoming more and more comfortable with a wider variety of people.
Beyond that, she has been training as a Red Mage under Azzy Crannach, and has gradually learned to defend herself utilizing the Red.
This sadly was not enough to keep her family out of her business however, as someone within the East Aldenard Trading Company began to interfere with Daerin's business. After a particularly bad night following this news, Zozola was determined to speak to her cousin Lolorito and put a stop to this nonsense and protect her friends from retaliation - even if it meant walking away from the Wish for good.
Lolorito was determined to humble Zozola before allowing her to live freely, and thus she entered an agreement of indentured servitude. She spent a number of weeks working as a handmaiden in Lolorito's estate, humiliated and abused by his secretary Koyano Mihata, before news of his involvement in such an unsavory practice started to get out. In order to cover up his involvement in all this, he stripped Koyano of all privileges and had Zozola sent to the Saltery in Gyr Abania, where she would meet her end in a horrible "accident". Before she made it there, however, her friends intercepted her escort, rescuing her and giving her the strength to stand up for herself once more. She threatened Lolorito with some blackmail material she had gathered during her time in his estate, and returned home to The Whispered Wish.
Recovery from her ordeal with Lord Lolorito proved rather difficult, and that recovery was punctuated by her growing attraction to the kind Lily Nibelung, who grew further and further from her in the weeks since Zozola's return. Lily had turned out to be under the influence of the voidsent Lydaea, who eventually succeeded in possessing Lily. During the weeks of planning and worrying that lead up to Lily's eventual rescue from the clutches of this voidsent parasite, Zozola was forced to come to terms with her feelings for the hyur woman, even going so far as to commission Aneth Ralene to craft a lily pendant of moonstone that she would later gift Lily as a symbol of her love.
In the meantime, she met Mynne Rosalia, Lily's pupil, who assisted them (after some negotiation) in tracking Lily to Urth's Gift, where Zozola confronted Lydaea, with the help of Daerin Roda, Lalamune Zazamune, and La'nette Eve. After a significant struggle that almost cost everyone their lives, they eventually freed Lily from her grasp.
Lily had a long recovery under Zozola's watchful eye, and when she awakened, Zozola confessed her love, not wanting to miss another chance. Lily reciprocated her feelings, to Zo's absolute relief, and so their romance began.
This was not to say that their struggles were over, however. Her friend La'nette was compelled by a jutsu to return to her clan, and thus another rescue would be underway. Meanwhile, however, tensions were beginning to build with Zozola's employer. In the time since she joined, was never granted the opportunity to use her musical skills to entertain, and she was often overlooked and underappreciated. This tension began to slowly build - and she was far from the only person struggling. Daerin and Lalamune were also struggling with Wish management for a number of reasons, and the tension continued to build while they fought to retrieve their friend.