In the 58th Century the Solar Council presides over the government of many worlds. When the counsel faces a threat beyond their control the use their advanced technology to transport the Green Lantern to aid them. The counsel never reveals their actions to the Lantern, instead brainwashing him into believing the is their legendary hero Pol Manning. To ease him into this identity, the counsel brainwashes the presidents beautiful secretary Iona Vane into believing that she and Manning are lovers. At various times, Iona Vane has loved both Hal Jordan and Salaak; both Lanterns having assumed the Pol Manning persona. A somewhat tragic figure, Iona is abused by her superiors heartless methods as she is forced to say goodbye to her love each time their mission has been completed.