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,[4] and mother of their son Timmon.

Distan is quite ambitious, and wants to make Timmon the next Lord Ardeth after her father dies.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 To 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. 2.0 2.1 To 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.' "
  3. The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter V: Dreams and Deeper", I
  4. 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.' "

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