Lady Distan wore a damask travel cloak trimmed with pink fur over a rippling peach gown. Head to foot, she seemed all the hues and fragrances of a walking rose garden, yet so proud and sleek as to put that lovely flower to shame.
– Jame's narration, Honor's Paradox, "Chapter III: Pyres and the Pit", VI
Lady Distan is a Highborn Ardeth lady. She is a daughter of Adric, and was consort to Pereden, who she loved dearly, and mother of their son Timmon.
Distan is quite ambitious, and wants to make Timmon the next Lord Ardeth after her father dies.
↑ 1.01.1To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter 3: Wine, Women, and Wolvers", II — " 'Now Adric pins his hopes on Peri's son, Timmon. To my mind, the boy is a bit frivolous and his mother over-ambitious; however, we will see how he shapes up at Tentir.' "
↑ 2.02.1To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IX: School Days", II — " 'I came [to Tentir] because I enjoy sports and, frankly, to please my mother, who has ambitions for me.' "
↑The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter V: Dreams and Deeper", I
↑Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XI: Rain", III — " 'Pereden was the perfect man, the perfect mate. I could never have given myself to any one else, and have to no one since.' "