"Wisdom in the Tower." - Plea to the Titans
Strengths: Hunting, Battlefield competency, Bravery
First Appearance: LIAB Text 50
Artemis is a noble Jetstone warlord with the Archery special. She was popped in Firestone, 1854 turns ago. Her rank is that of Countess though she despises the lifestyle of court, preferring to hunt and achieve glory.
She is described as having long golden hair, fair skin, and pale blue eyes. Despite her long term position away from battle her signamancy is still that of a warrior. She despises the silk dresses of court and prefers to wear leather armor, light riding gear and a winged helmet.
As a level 1 she served as adjutant to Prince Forthewin and later became a favored companion. When she was level 6 Prince Forthewin was croaked in battle and she was blamed for the loss of the beloved prince. Her punishment was to be kept from battle and instead manage a city. She leveled from 6 to 7 by training alone, this apparently is much slower than leveling in battle as it took her hundreds of turns worth of constant training.
Only after the war with Gobwin Knob became desperate was she allowed to leave the city and see battle again. She served under Prince Ossomer and was instrumental in his victories against Haggar. She and her knights were the key factor at the battle of Toughskin where they forced Prince Sammy to withdraw or be overrun. During these campaigns she leveled to 8. The court still despised her but Prince Ossomer had come to know her worth.
Artemis was in charge of the reserve archers at the time of the Atrium bombing in the Siege of Spacerock. She realized the danger when the stack of Purple Dwagons started using siege attacks against King Slately's tower. Quickly taking action, she gathered a stack around her to croak the warlord who was leading the attack. This warlord was Sylvia.
The attack would likely have been successful but her shot was deflected by falling tile from the damaged tower. The attack alerted Sylvia to Artemis and her stack of knights. Artemis then led a desperate assault with her knights to croak Sylvia and save her king. They managed to croak a stack of red and green dwagons, a heavy Hobgobwin knight (possibly Fud), and a purple dwagon before they were all croaked. Artemis herself fell to another Warlord with the Archery special, Captain Archer, but not before wounding him.
After Spacerock fell to Gobwin Knob, her body was smuggled into the Magic Kingdom and decrypted. She took to her new role with enthusiasm, working alongside Downer to secure Gobwin Knob's position and providing security for Parson on his travels between various Magic Kingdom districts. Following the failure of Operation: Big Game, Artemis assumed command of all Gobwin Knob forces in the Magic Kingdom before being replaced by Wanda, and subsequently took command again when Wanda was incapacitated by a barbarian caster's blast. Artemis was herself disabled and captured along with Wanda, Shawn Bawn, the remaining decrypted Archons, and the three surviving Gobwin Knob infantry units.
Artemis is blamed for the croaking of Prince Forthewin, which resulted in her very long punishment. However, it is likely she was not actually responsible but was merely the scapegoat found by King Slately. Prince Forthewin was very popular and the court would need someone to blame for his loss. It is also insinuated that she and the Prince were lovers.
Real World References
Artemis is obviously a reference to Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt.
Lady Sylvia called Artemis by the name "Princess Cupcake". Is this a real world reference?
Artemis, along with all her knights, are named after brands of dog food.