House Amaris

House Amaris
Family Profile
Title(s) President
Died out 2779
Affiliation Rim Worlds Republic
Cadet branch(es) House Helius

House Amaris, the successor to the Rowe/Durant family, was the dynastic ruling house of the Rim Worlds Republic. Lords of House Amaris (or related families) ruled the Rim Worlds Republic between 2463 and 2575, then again from 2596 to 2779.


The universal scholar would be hard pressed to find a worse collection of self-involved, sadistic tyrants than those of House Amaris. Not only did they damn themselves by their collective hatred of Humanity, but by their actions, they damned us as well.

--passage from Black Eagles Stained with Blood: A History of the Amaris Family, by Gordon Ballantre, Decameron Press, Lackhove, 2955[1]



The founding member of House Amaris was Terens Amaris, a Terran Hegemony intelligence operative investigating an attempt on the life of the Director-General Jacob Cameron of the Terran Hegemony. Terens and her husband, David Wong, subsequently emigrated to the Rim Worlds Republic to continue the investigation, where she befriended and is believed to have had a love affair with First Consul of the Republic Heather Durant. In 2463, the heirless First Consul transferred power to Terens and her descendants.[2]

The Star League considered the Rim Worlds Republic as a hereditary possession of House Amaris from 2488.[3][4]


In the aftermath of the Amaris Civil War, Aleksandr Kerensky oversaw the death of Stefan Amaris and his family, but hundreds if not thousands bore some Amaris blood.[5] Kerensky's troops slaughtered everyone in the Rim Worlds with the name Amaris, though overlooked maternal cousins with surnames such as Wong, Siever, Marcus, and Chan. With the danger of being even distantly related to the Amaris family, they fled the Republic.[6]

Amaris Family Tree[edit]

House Amaris
Terens Amaris
David Wong
Terens' son
Gregory Amaris
Richard Amaris
Carl Siever (cousin)
Stefan Gorienko
Cynthia Amaris
Stefan Amaris
Shera Moray
5 children
Andrew Moray
House Helius
Richard Thurston-Moray

Other Known Members of the Family[edit]


  • Though there is a generations-long gap in the lineage, Richard Thurston-Moray, also known as Stefan Amaris VII, was a descendant of the real Stefan Amaris through his mistress Shera Moray.[12]
  • Star Captain Dawn was cashiered and expelled from Clan Steel Viper on grounds of a botched attack against Cumbres, because she could not prove her barely believable story that an unknown third party (Stefan Amaris VII's forces) had unexpectedly attacked her raiding party. Threatened with execution should she enter Clan space again, Dawn became a member of Duncan's Demons. It was she who caught and killed him aboard his DropShip. Dawn returned to Clan space with the head, presenting it as proof that she had indeed killed the last Amaris. The fact that she was later reinstated as a Clan warrior and even went on to achieve a bloodname implies that the frozen head did indeed prove her claims to be true, presumably through genetic testing. This implicitly means Thurston-Moray/Stefan Amaris VII was indeed a direct descendant of Stefan Amaris.


  1. The Periphery, p. 52
  2. The Periphery, p. 21
  3. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 36
  4. The Periphery, p. 23
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 113
  6. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 56
  7. The Periphery, p. 53
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 55
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 31
  10. The Periphery, p. 50
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 131: "Barcelona (April–September 2591)"
  12. Jihad Conspiracies: Interstellar Players 2, p. 16