Born to wealthy parents on the Alliance planet of Atlantica
, Doris is from a long line of doctors, and was very much expected to become the same. They fought constantly for recognition against their brother Mathew, but ended up dragging behind him in terms of achievement by their mid-twenties. Pressure to succeed and earn their own way resulted in a slew of over-the-counter medicine addictions, and some increasingly risky ideas of transplantation using auto-DNA adjusting cloned organs.
After one of their patients died without actually approving of this procedure, Doris was bailed out legally speaking, but found themselves quietly shunned from the family…
Living alone, it was exactly two weeks before an occult religious organisation kidnapped this rich girl, not realising that they’d stumbled upon a black sheep of the family that was never going to earn a ransom.
At first using her medical expertise to bargain their way out of simply being killed, Doris became more and more involved with the 'Brotherhood of the Star Children' until they made personal friends with the leader, Prophet Leyland.
The cult was seeking to communicate with beings from another dimension using some dumb séance and candle stuff, like every other cult in history, but what if she used her knowledge to really let their monks expand their sensory perceptions?
Human experimentation. Willing, as much as those who belonged to a cult like this could be willing, but still just as dangerous. Doris slowly converted themselves into a cyborg, simply to better withstand the space-rending forces involved.
On the cusp of some unholy breakthrough, a police raid burst into their headquarters and put a stop to both the prophet and these experiments. Now effectively corrupted no matter what plausible deniability could be levelled against the cult, they fled public attention to Planet Hawking
, a potential political firebomb where Alliance police had less jurisdiction.
Doris used some old and new connections to join SEER
during the early stages of the Echoni
program, acting as Dr.Caxia
’s assistant for several years. Though they did not invent the microscopic, trans-dimensional Exophages as a power source, they were certainly very influential in turning the research towards transhumanism and extra-dimensional effects. Echoni
designs became more humanoid under her wing, more intelligent and capable of emotion, but also possessing new and strange reality-bending powers.
As luck would have it, this aligned with the Magnetic Assembly
’s goals just as her peer Caxia
was elected into power on Hawking. The woman was accepted as a full Machine Exemplar, and fully embraced this new role by becoming an active preacher of the cult’s more arcane virtues.