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Antillus Dorotea - High Lady

Antillus Dorotea is the wife of High Lord Antillus Raucus and sister of Kalarus Brencis, another High Lord. She is the mother of Antillus Crassus.


Dorotea is a beautiful woman with sharp edges and a fine voice. Her nephew Kalarus Brencis Minoris takes after her in looks.

Bio back story[]

Dorotea was born into the House of Kalarus, in Kalare . A marriage was arranged between her and Antillus Raucus in order for Antillus to gain access to Kalare's watergrain fields. The marriage was a loveless one, as Raucus was already in love with the mother of Antillar Maximus and would've preferred to marry her. Dorotea responded by murdering her rival. Despite this they had one son, Antillus Crassus. Raucus was frequently absent fighting Icemen on the Shieldwall, leaving Dorotea in charge of both Max and Crassus. Dorotea saw Max as a threat to her son's inheritance and made no attempt to hide her feelings. She frequently had Max severely beaten. When he came into his furies, Max confronted Dorotea and informed her he wouldn't tolerate any more beatings. After this, she began attempting to murder him by arranging "accidents." This caused Max to run away from home to join the Phrygian Legion at fourteen.


Dorotea is a high lady of house Antillus and Kalarus, and as such is able to use most forms of furycraft. Dorotea is an accomplished healer but does not often participate in combat. As such most of her capabilities in furycrafting are unseen.


Dorotea is a vary capable watercrafter and healer. In book 3, she signs up as Tribune Medica to the First Aleran legion, reporting to Captain Cyril.


In book 3, Cursor's Fury, she becomes Tribune Medica in the First Aleran Legion. She tries to murder Max and harrasses Tavi as Rufus Scipio. She betrays her legion and her country to her brother, the mad High Lord Kalarus Brencis and to the invading Canim. When Tavi steals her purse, with the Bloodstone amulet inside, she steals a horse and flees camp but is apparently captured by Sarl the Canim Bloodspeaker (her capture occurs off screen).

In book 4, Captain's Fury, when seen again, she is shown with a discipline collar on her neck, serving as healer to the Canim and to the Free Aleran Legion of rebel slaves and freemen. First Spear Durias tells Captain Scipio /Tavi:

“Sarl managed to capture her two years ago,” Durias said, his voice pitched to a respectful quiet. “He put the discipline collar on her himself, and ordered her to do no harm, to obey those who commanded her and heal those who had need.”
Tavi drew in a sudden breath, understanding. “Only Sarl could have taken the collar off.”
“And he died,” Durias said quietly. “She’s stuck with it. If it’s removed, she dies.” (Capt Fury chapter 50)