One hundred years ago, the sorceress Thaegan laid a curse upon the city of D'or and its people, making a desolate marsh known as the Lake of Tears and turning the people into the various monsters that inhabited it. Ethena was transformed into a statue in the centre of the lake, known as the Weeping Rock, while her husband Nanion became the monster Soldeen.
With the arrival of Lief, Barda and Jasmine Thaegan is destroyed and the area and the people are released from her curse. She can be seen giving Lief the Gem. The last time she appeared was when Lief, Barda and Jasmine release Deltora off Shadow Lord. She was spotted beside her husband Nanion and mother of Lief Sharn.