Isis Marik

Isis Marik
Isis Marik
Diedca. 3117
AffiliationHouse Marik
ParentsThomas Marik (father)
Amandine Ruiz (mother)
SpouseVictor Steiner-Davion
ChildrenJade Davion
Burton Davion
Lee Davion

Isis Marik was a thirty-first-century House Marik noblewoman, the daughter of the "real" Thomas Marik and Amandine Ruiz, a minor functionary.[1]


She was raised in secret after the bomb blast that killed her grandfather Janos Marik and (supposedly) her father Thomas in 3035. However, rumor of her existence circulated and her mother was persuaded to present her as Thomas's child in early 3036. With her DNA proving she was indeed Thomas's child, problems lay ahead. Political technicalities of Thomas never formally taking the throne caused debate in Parliament on whether she qualified to be his heir. However, this changed when "Thomas Marik" appeared on Atreus in December that year, having survived the bombing after all. Since Isis had been born illegitimately, she was passed over in the line of succession when her supposed younger half-brother Joshua Marik was born in 3048.[1] (In reality, Joshua's father was a body double and not the real Thomas Marik.)

Near the end of the Clan Invasion in May 3052, Captain-General "Thomas Marik" arranged for her to be betrothed to the Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation, Sun-Tzu Liao, in a political arrangement.[2]

Although she did fall in love with both Sun-Tzu and his nation, years dragged by as her engagement with Sun-Tzu continued waiting for permission to marry.

Sun-Tzu eventually began to tire of Isis and her lack of understanding of what it meant to be Capellan. Seeing that her political usefulness was coming to an end, he decided to make what use he could before discarding her. First sending her to the world of Hustaing as part of a tour of the region near the St. Ives Compact, Sun-Tzu secretly arranged for a sleeper agent in the Blackwind Lancers to have the unit attack the world and hopefully assassinate his former fiancée. This act triggered the war to reunite the state with its renegade commonality.

Warrior House Hiritsu, who served as her security detail, had been kept in the dark about the plot. Against all odds, Isis escaped the initial attack on 26 September 3060 due to the skill and bravery of Hiritsu infantryman Li Wynn. During her six weeks on the run from renegade St. Ives troops on Hustaing, Isis befriended Jade Hollister, who had connections to an underground movement and taught Isis much about leadership and decision making. Tragically, Isis accidentally shot Jade Hollister in a firefight with rebel forces shortly before her rescue. The lessons learned in the six weeks on Hustaing turned Isis Marik into a tough, responsible, and headstrong person.[3]

Isis returned to Sian for the duration of the war. Ultimately, however, two years later, Sun-Tzu dismissed her and had her ordered off-world and out of the Confederation.[4]

During her trip out of the Confederation, Isis almost became another casualty of the Black May attacks. It is unclear why Kali Liao sent Thuggee cultists to attack her, as the other attacks were directed against political and military figures of St. Ives Compact.[5] She was saved by an escorting WarShip that destroyed the Thuggee JumpShip as it intercepted her ship in the Necromo system.[6]

Isis subsequently traveled to Mogyorod, where she took up an earlier offer to stay with Victor Steiner-Davion and Omiko Kurita. There, she spied a figure crawling through the mansion she shared with Omiko and Victor. Initially, she thought it was an assassin sent by Sun-Tzu to kill her; but instead, she saw the figure attack Victor's Clan bodyguard before going for Omiko. Isis took a letter opener and stabbed the assassin, who then struck at Isis before escaping. This saved Omiko Kurita, and a grateful Victor told her he owed her a favor for the act. Along with Omiko, he sent Isis to Luthien to protect both women from further attacks.

In 3064, with Victor Steiner-Davion getting embroiled in the FedCom Civil War, Isis found her friend Omiko dead, at the hands of the same assassin.

She traveled to Muphrid in 3066, to see Victor again and collect on the favor he owed her–a dinner. Victor, still in shock from the death of his lover Omiko, was shaken by stern talk from Isis on what was important and the need to move on. Victor, realizing he had been letting a great many people down, revived and resumed the war. Isis accompanied him in the last wave of the FedCom Civil War, all the way to New Avalon. During their travels, a relationship developed between the two, and they eventually decided to marry.

A drastic turn of events during the Word of Blake's Jihad in 3067 found them on the run from Blakist forces aboard Victor's flagship, the CSS Invisible Truth.

Death and Legacy[edit]

Isis had three children with Victor: Jade Davion, Burton Davion, and Lee Davion.

Isis Marik passed away "in relatively short order" after Burton Davion (who died in 3113),[7] Mason Dunne, who was born in 3101, had first met Victor shortly after Isis' passing when he "was still pretty much a kid";[8] he had come to the attention of Victor Steiner-Davion at the age of sixteen (i.e. in 3117).[9] This narrows the time of Isis Marik's death down to around the year 3117.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 53: "Isis Marik: Little Girl Lost"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 52: "The Coming of the Clans & Eagle Rising article"
  3. The Art of War
  4. The Killing Fields, p. 66
  5. The Killing Fields, p. 88
  6. The Killing Fields, p. 107
  7. Ghost War, ch. 13, p. 95
  8. Ghost War, ch. 12, p. 89
  9. MWDA Dossier - Mason Dunne