High Priestess Laetia
39 years prior to the Fall
A statuesque beauty of indeterminable age, Laetia was elected to the roll of Arch High Priestess of Hera 12 months prior to the Fall of the Colonies of Kobol. She was traveling with several Priestesses and junior Priestesses from Leonis to Caprica when the Attacks happened.
For a woman, born in the Slums of Hades on Canceron, being Arch high priestess is a big step up. And she puts every effort to show that she is as cultured as those of Caprica. She is a snob and looks down on those from the ‘lesser’ colonies. She refuses to speak of her birth and claims her parents were high born Cancerons who died shortly after her birth with no one to look after her. She spends hours on her looks and puts forth the image of a glamourous priestess.
She holds to the maxim of if it is said over and over it becomes fact.
She expects the best and often treats her junior priestesses like slaves. Everything she does, has a reason behind it. She is sly and cunning all wrapped up in the mantle of Arch High Priestess. And she fully expects to be treated with respect due her position. And she is not above using her position to gain influence.
Born in the slums of Hades on Canceron, 39 years prior to the Fall of the colonies, Laetia was left at the temple of Hera at birth. A note pined to her blanket gave her, her name. She was raised in the temple, and at 20, became a consecrated priestess and moved to Leonis where she served for many years. Then at the age of 35, she was sent to the temple on Caprica.
Not much has been found around her time on Leonis, just that the High Priestess there, found her very devout and she often led the services when the high priestess was sick or incapacitated.
On Caprica, she became more involved with temple politics and 12 months before the fall, at the young age of 38, she was elected as Arch High Priestess when the old one passed away.
She was traveling with several Priestesses and junior Priestesses from Leonis to Caprica when the Attacks happened. They were on a Passenger transport ship when the attacks happened. She led passengers in prayer for salvation as the ship jumped to meet with the Solaria.