Octavia au Lune is the Sovereign of Society and the possessor of the Morning Throne. She is very confident in speaking the truth.
She was born on Luna to a tyrannical father and is a peerless scarred. As a girl, she started a riot by throwing her diamonds out of a flying car. Eventually she would develop a hatred for her father and would ally herself to a young Nero to overthrow him. She would rule with an iron fist.
A tyrant, Octavia is a peerless who views herself as above "specks" like Darrow. This leads to her making decisions to wipe entire houses from the record. Despite this, she seems to have a genuine belief that the society is the best world mankind can have and has a strange affection for her subjects. She deeply loves her grandchild and fears that one day he would grow up to be like her father.
"Ageless face....only one imperfection mars her golden face- a long crescent scar running along her right cheekbone" ~Red Rising (page 17)
Red Rising Edit
Due to her age treatment, she has been described to have an ageless face. She is a Peerless Scarred, so there is a long crescent scar across the right cheek.
Golden Son Edit
Stops the sanctioned duel between Darrow and Cassius, revealing her hypocrisy. She later takes Darrow into questioning, with both sides revealing much information to each other through the use of Oracles. By quarantining House Augustus she allows their slaughter by House Bellona. Later, she amasses forces to ready Mars for war against House Augustus, and goes down to its surface personally to meet with Bellona, only leaving in a ship equipped with ghostCloak technology at the last second, allowing Darrow to catch up. She orders Fitchner to film his execution but the plan goes awry as Karnus is killed and Fitchner reveals himself as Ares, injuring herself in the process.
Octavia loved Lysander dearly and spent the majority of the boy's life grooming Lysander to be her eventual successor as Sovereign.
Took her under her wing upon seeing her potential.
Does not understand him but covets his power nonetheless.
- Claudia Octavia was the wife of Nero, but he disliked her due to her aristocratic and virtuous nature