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Themyscira, also known as Paradise Island, is the home of the Amazons, named after their old city in modern day Turkey. The leader of Themyscira is Queen Hippolyta. The current representatives of Themyscira on the rest of he world are Wonder Woman and Troia.
Themyscira has it’s own army Typical Amazonian Soldier and is part of the United Nations with their own ambassador. Currently Themyscira‘s politics toward the rest of the world and specially the Justice Lords is one of watching and waiting. They don’t like the men interrupting their way of life so they only accepts women to visit them. The United Nations have send groups of representatives and keeps and office in the city, maned by women only.
Among Themyscira’s main features are:
- The Coliseum, where the Amazons test, hone, and display their skills and prowess.
The Royal Palace, located at the center of the island on Themyscira’s highest elevation, overlooking the rest of the island. The Palace, a grand and regal structure, is home to Queen Hippolyta.
- The Senate Chamber, where the Amazon representatives meet to discuss important issues of the day and create policy for the Amazon society.
- The Temple of the Oracle, adjacent to the Royal Palace and Mount Olympus ). ’s sanctuary, where the Amazon priestess consults with the Olympian gods ( see entry under
- The Statue of Artemis, which was created in honor of the goddess who championed their cause. The statue is located in a clearing in the woods and was constructed as the highest, most visible feature on the island.
- The Temple of Hades was built to honor the god of the dead, whom the immortal Amazons do not fear. Enshrined within the Temple are relics of the Amazons who have died.
- The Island of Healing, located on a small island chain near the main land. This is a tranquil, serene place where pure waters flow and healing herbs grow in abundance. This is the location of the Purple Healing Ray.
2009: In a bold political move Lady Wonder Woman gave a long speech to her sisters on the Paradise Island of Themyscira congratulating them on their victory over the troops of Apokolips during the event known as Apokolips Invasion. She convinced them to open the island to offer relive and health to the wounded on the Republic of Chad using the Purple Healing Ray with a profound speech on the role of Themyscira in this new world were they have been accepted as equals and respected for their combat prowess.
DC HEROES RPG 3rd Edition p.154
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