Athena Jovann was a native of Metis. As an Assistant Compact Attorney for Metis, she handled debriefing Tishla upon her arrival and quarantine. She also questioned and debriefed Douglas Best after Jefivah demanded his return.
In 430 IE, Jovann accepted an assignment as a representative of the Metisian government to travel to Hanar aboard the Challenger. She escaped an assassination attempt when Admiral Burke came to retrieve her. She expressed surprise that Mitsuko Yamato carried a sword as standard equipment. She also informed Admiral Burke she wanted Giddeus Modesto to continue as her pilot after Modesto threw away the belt used by the suicide bomber.
Jovann had a mandate to assess the situation on the former colony of Gilead. While expected to tell Tishla to vacate the planet with all Gelt settlers, she had the discretion to grant provisional recognition to the regime that had supplanted the Laral Family‘s invading force. She listened as Tishla explained the events following the seizure and destruction of the original Gilead colony. To her surprise, the humans voiced hostility to a Compact liberation as they felt the Compact had abandoned them. From Orias Palak, she learned that many of the Gelt settlers felt the same way toward the Realm. However, it pleased her to learn her sister, Diana, was still alive and that Tishla had named her daughter Athena for the kindness Jovann had shown her on Metis.