- "I have to say that I'm in awe of what Zandia has done for the children of the Glades."
- —Sebastian Blood on Zandia Orphanage[src]
Zandia Orphanage, commonly referred to as simply Zandia, was an orphanage located in the Glades of Star City. The orphanage was religious-oriented, belonging to St. Pancras Parish. It was originally led by a priest known as Father Trigon until his death in 2013, after which control of the orphanage was passed down to Cyrus Gold and Sebastian Blood, both of whom had grown up there. In truth, the orphanage was a base of operations and recruitment for the mysterious cult known as the Church of Blood.
In 1998, the orphanage was headed by Roger Trigon, a priest who took in Cyrus Gold, Sebastian Blood, and many other orphans. Trigon masterminded the killing of Sebastian's father, Sebastian Sangre, and recruited the boy into his organization, the Church of Blood. Created to protect the orphans of Zandia, the Church was supposed to bring the greater good for all the poor and unfortunate of Starling City, regardless of sacrifice.
In 2013, after Trigon's death, Zandia Orphanage became the center of Alderman Blood's mayoral campaign, as he promised to continuously fund and support the orphanage, along with Rebecca Merlyn's clinic. According to Blood, both Trigon and Cyrus have worked hard to help the orphans of the city and give them a better future.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Zandia is a small Baltic country under the control of the Church of Blood and its Brother Blood dynasty, created to worship the demonic Trigon.