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Lady Chian is a powerful Atlantean mage. She was the lover of Arion, Lord of Atlantis.

Lady Chian was born around 45,000 years ago. She was the daughter of the master artisan Sato, lord of the House of Shonan in Hoshan, one of the twelve states of Atlantis. Ages before, an ancestor of Chian's rebelled unsuccessfully against the warlord who was his master. As punishment, Chian's ancestor was forced to swear that once each century a child from his family would be sent to the warlord's realm. Hence Sato was forced to give his daughter over to the warlord of his own time. Chian, a gentle young girl, was terribly anguished at being torn from her father and their home. The warlord's taskmasters trained her to be a warrior, and Chian's hatred of their cruelty and of her father letting her be taken away motivated her to master the skills of combat. Finally, Chian slew three of the taskmasters and fled the warlord's keep, never to return.

Chian spent the next years wandering from place to place as a highly successful mercenary warrior. Eventually, she came to the City of the Golden Gate, the leading city of Atlantis. There she became the captain of King D'Tilluh's royal guard. She also met Arion and Chian became both lovers and allies, and shared many adventures defending Atlantean civilization from various threats. When Atlantis finally sank, Chian accompanied Arion and other survivors to safety.[1]


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.