Primary Virtue: Conviction
Ostensibly Dejana is a low ranking member of House V’neef. According to her story neither of her parents (nor her grandparents) had exalted and her own chances were slim, but somehow she was blessed. So now she seeks to learn her place within the Realm without much support from a home or family.
The truth of the matter though is that Dejana is of House Iselsi. And as they are on the verge of being wiped out they have been forced to operate from the shadows, a position that in many ways plays to their strengths.
Two years ago her secret was discovered by Mnemon Alcyone. But instead of revealing the truth, destroying the girl and ultimately gaining nothing, Alcyone decided to take a chance. The young woman would keep the other’s secret and in exchange all she asked was a chance to prove herself a friend and ally. Given the alternatives Dejana had little choice but to agree.
Since then the two have grown quite close. Alcyone has never abused the secret she holds and Dejana has found her own aims coinciding with those of the daughter of House Mnemon quite often. Still, Dejana has not forgotten that she is at the mercy of the other woman should their goals no longer align.