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Shan'auc of the Red Hills
Shan'auc
Biographical information
Race

Chulakian

Home planet

Chulak[1]

Gender

Female

Died

2000

Political information
Rank

Priestess

Out of universe information
Appearances

"Crossroads"
"The Changeling"

Actor

Melinda Clarke, Musetta Vander

Shan'auc of the Red Hills was a Jaffa priestess from the Red Hills of Chulak. Shan'auc came to believe she had convinced her larval Goa'uld symbiote to foreswear his birthright and oppose the Goa'uld. Shan'auc had once been very close with Teal'c, probably before he married Drey'auc.

Mature Goauld

Tanith rearing out of Shan'auc's pouch.

Shan'auc had come to believe in Teal'c's cause, that the Goa'uld were false gods and the Jaffa should be free. While in a dangerously deep state of kelno'reem meditation, she broke with Goa'uld law and attempted to communicate vwith her symbiote. Eventually, she believed she had turned it from its genetically evil ways and convinced it to join the Tok'ra resistance movement.

When it became time for the creature to take a host, she journeyed to Earth for help in making contact. She also wished to re-acquaint herself with Teal'c, who had recently been, for lack of a better translation, divorced. Once the Tok'ra provided a new larval symbiote to sustain her life, Shan'auc and Teal'c planned to return to Chulak to help other Jaffa learn to commune with their symbiotes. Her symbiote, Tanith, took possession of the volunteer host Hebron. But he soon revealed to Shan'auc that he had been manipulating her in order to infiltrate the Tok'ra, and killed her by crushing her new Prim'ta which also resulted in Shan'auc suffering a long, agonizing death. However it was later revealed the Tok'ra had actually been aware of this deception all along, intending to use Tanith as an unwitting dupe to pass false information to the System Lords until they were ready to strike. (SG1: "Crossroads")

Shan'auc body

Shan'auc 's dead body

Teal'c vowed to avenge the loss of Shan'auc and wait for the perfect time when Tanith, believing he had successfully infiltrated the Tok'ra, would not be watching. It was more than a year later that he finally caught up with the Goa'uld and killed him, finally avenging the death of his beloved Shan'auc. (SG1: "48 Hours")

Shauna

Shan'auc as Shauna in Teal'c's delirious dream

When Teal'c was badly injured, and forced to share his symbiote with Bra'tac, he hallucinated that he was a member of the fire brigade. In this hallucination, a version of Shan'auc (called Shauna) was his wife. (SG1: "The Changeling")

Alternate timelinesEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. Stargate SG-1: The DVD Collection 54

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