Saint (By Queen Jadea's Decree)
of Themiscyra (Queen)
of Artemis (Priestess)
Caliah Istoria (Keeper
of the Tale)
to Domaris Ronan, The Sorceress, Amazon Protectoress
Deoris Ronan was born in Themiscyra-by-the-Sea, the daughter of
a Healer named Deondrae who was killed while protecting Queen
Lysippe. She spent her childhood as most Amazon children, learning
the warrior skills that would keep her alive in a male-dominated
When she was twelve, she went on a hunt during her standard
Amazon training. From nowhere, a hawk viciously attacked her,
raking her face and blinding her eyes. While recovering, she
remarked to the healer that the hawk was actually the Goddess
Artemis in disguise, and that the Goddess wanted Deoris to perform
tasks for Her.
She became acolyte to Artemis' Priestess Aurora. Between them,
they discovered that while Deoris had lost the use of her
eyes, and the beauty of her young face, she now had many strange
talents. Artemis often spoke to the girl, causing the older
Priestess to defer to Domaris even at her young age. They found
she was also able to guide the Amazons from the Realm of the
Dead, a white realm of nothingness, into Artemis' hunting ground.
This became, and remains, one of her primary functions within and
for the tribe.
When the tribe moved from the sea to it's current location,
Aurora and Deoris were charged with moving a great marble statue
of the Goddess safely south. Once there, Aurora raised Deoris from
acolyte to Priestess and together they sanctified the ground and
built an outdoor temple for Artemis. Not long after, Aurora caught
a vile sickness and died, leaving Deoris as the spiritual leader
of the tribe at the tender age of eighteen.
As Artemis' link to Themiscrya, Deoris is also part-seer. When
the Goddess needs, she sends a vision to her Priestess, a cryptic
message meant to guide the Amazons. Deoris considers these visions
as tasks for herself and rarely shares them with her Queen or
On one such quest, Deoris was captured and held prisoner for a
few days. The Amazon Protectoress, her captor, gave Deoris her
sight back and then allowed her to be rescued. It was a revelation
to Deoris. Suddenly able to see what she could only hear, she
spent many months relearning all that she had once learned blind.
She later learned this woman was none other than her own older
sister, Domaris, whom she had not remembered even existed. The two
have since formed a strong bond that goes beyond words and deeds.
Deoris remains a source of information, wisdom and comfort for
the tribe. In fact, she became so known for these attributes that
when Latra Valkyra asked Deoris to become her Regent, the next to
assume the leadership of the tribe. Stunned, but honored to be of
such worth to the tribe, Deoris accepted the position. The
responsibility weighs on her shoulders, but has brought her
stability and joy as she helped guide the tribe.
Valkyra's sister died and the Queen found she had to return to
her own homeland to assume the throne and lead her people. Unable
to deny her people their rightful leader, she abdicated and
returned rule of Themiscyra to Latra Jadea. Jadea, seeing that
Deoris was uncomfortable in her role, raised Seriana to Lyna and
set Deoris back into her preferred role as the spiritual leader of
the Amazons. Circumstances would not allow Deoris to remain in
that role for long and both Seriana and Jadea left the tribe to
follow their own personal destinies and to find the part that
family plays in their lives. Deoris was made Queen of the tribe.
Unable to lead alone, Deoris put her best friend and fellow
High Council member Kou Wainohia into the Lyna position. The two
put the tribe before their own needs, but bring a sense of humor
and fun to the usually somber positions. When Kou went on Nok'Tana
to return her son to his father, Deoris named Bryseis as her Lyna.
Deoris has thick, curly black hair and brown eyes. She is
shorter than most Amazons, being the second child of her mother
and is a product of love, not breeding. Deoris began as most
Themiscyran children, playing with weapons in the yard and doing
the small tasks asked of her. Her totem is the black bear. She is
constantly guarded by her spirit animal, which travels at her side
and makes her feel safe from harm. She does not know it is there.
speaks Greek and Latin and can read and write them as well. She
has a gray appaloosa gelding named Pojan that she rarely rides.
Thanks to Valkyra, she can use the gladius with almost as much
proficiency as she can use a staff, which she can use in the dark
as well as in the light. Deoris shares her hut with her sister,
athelfi arche: 25 January 2000