Lisa Peterson is one of the Soul Riders. She rides the horse Starshine and is the main character of Starshine Legacy: Episode 1. She is also a playable character in the Star Academy games. Her symbol is the star, and she has the ability to heal. Lisa was born in Texas and rides in the Western style. She is Mexican, as confirmed in her official feature.



Lisa is considerate and caring towards her friends and as brave as any Soul Rider. She is also agreeable when returning a favor to something or someone.

At times when feeling helpless, Lisa can get easily frustrated causing her to doubt others around her. Or even do things that are risky despite having good intentions.

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When the game first begins, Lisa is one of the missing Soul Riders, along with Anne. She was last seen on a tour with her rock band, and returned to Jorvik. Upon returning she left of a ride with Starshine but failed to come back. The druids believe that she was kidnapped by Dark Core.

With the help of Starshine, who is seen walking through Greendale Forest in the Harvest Counties, is finally able (with the player's help) to search for Lisa. They find the outline of a girl riding a horse burned into the stone of a mountainside, which looks very similar to her riding Starshine. They then find a Pandoric crack and after contacting Linda, they find out that Lisa is trapped inside Pandoria.

Information about how to rescue her is limited until Linda finally manages to dig up some helpful history. The key to Lisa's rescue is for the player to request the help of an ancient tree, which is capable of reaching into Pandoria with its roots. Talking to the tree must occur at midnight. Only then will the ancient tree agree to help the player.

After the rescue attempt is made, the player's horse gets caught in a trap set by the four Dark Riders, who were hiding nearby. They threaten to cause more problems, but then Lisa appears. She defeats the Dark Riders and saves the player's horse. The next day, after Lisa has had a chance to rest, a druid meeting is held. Lisa then returns to Jorvik Stables along with Starshine.

Sometime later, Lisa and the player pay their thanks to the Sleeping Widow. That's when the Ancient Tree spoke of needing something in return upon asking the tree asked the girls to help reestablish it's connection with the other Primeval Trees. When the Sleeping Widow refers to the Primeval Tree in Scarecrow Hill, they quickly realized that the tree wanted it's roots to stretch across the water. Surprised Lisa mentioned hearing the legend of Aideen doing just that thinking it was just a story.

After finding Aideen's harp in a museum the duo, gather the necessary notes to play. Returning they started playing the music as the roots begin to stretch over the water. With the roots reconnected they discovered that Aideen's feat wasn't legend but real.

Then, Lisa, the Soul Riders and the player travel to Dark Core's Oil Rig to rescue Justin, and during the attempt she is amazed that the player's horse is able to fly. After taking Justin to the druids, she and the others are shocked that he is arrested.

When it's time to rescue Anne and the player returns with the Pandorian Keystone, Lisa and the others wanted to go with the player to rescue her; Fripp forbids them because he needs their help in keeping the portal opened and wishes the player luck. When the player returns with no success she informs them that she was stopped by Darko. As Darko and Garnok force their way into the Secret Stone Circle, the Soul Riders are restrained by his power. But Fripp uses his powers to destroy the Keystone, forcing them out and saving everyone, leaving the magical squirrel in a weakened state. Lisa hears him speak of Evergray before he passes out.  

With Evergray's name unknown to them Lisa and the others leave to talk with Avalon who tells them that he is his brother and a former druid but was banished for knowing too much and asking for his whereabouts they hear he is in New Hillcrest. After picking up his luggage, Lisa and the player are brought to Guardian's Dale. She learns that the Soul Riders can use this portal to get back to Pandoria. While exploring, Lisa and Starshine go near the statue and it begins to glow and hears of a prophecy about her sisterhood believing that the four horse guardians were suppose to open the gate but became confused about the fifth statue "pointing the way". Then, was informed that the fifth statue was suppose to be a keystone, but seeing it's destruction Lisa asked what was point and was informed they were going to make their own way by making another Keystone but needed Pandorium to do it.  

Slowly piecing it together, she figured that the exiled druid knew of a way to get to the realm without the gate and was told about the Pandoric rifts that can temporarily get someone to Pandoria. With that she wanted to hurry and get the crystal right away but was halted because the rifts weren't easy to find and needed to be located with the Celestial Wayfinder. Getting frustrated she calls the exiled druid useless and asks why was he here, receiving a call from Alex telling her that Evergray was a bust leaving to regroup at the Wolf Inn.  

Once there, she and the player explain that without Concorde the plan won't work not wanting to sit around Lisa suggested storming Dark Core's headquarters to demand that they release Anne and if not use their way to get back to the realm, but hearing Linda being cautious about her plan she decided to go out in a blaze of glory. However, she listened to the player speak talking her down and believes that her friend is right understanding that Concorde was apart of their group too, touched Lisa mentioned when she was trapped in Pandoria it was her connection to Starshine that kept her going. In an attempt to find Concorde Lisa believed the Dark Riders might know something, with Alex agreeing they return to Fripp's room. But before leaving, she apologizes to the player about her behavior earlier and complimented about said player's bravery in doing her best to reunite the sisterhood as well as asking the player to deliver an apology to Avalon.  

With attempts to rescue Anne put on hold, the Soul Riders all focus on finding Concorde, to flush out the Dark Riders out, Lisa and the gang put on the act of Fripp being outside of the Secret Stone Circle to lure Katja into a trap which turned into a race of truth. She agrees to the terms and lets the race be at Scarecrow Hill but despite winning the race she tells them he is gone. However, hope wasn't lost, as Elizabeth tells Lisa that Concorde, Meteor, Starshine and Tin-Can are Starbreeds. meaning that they can be reborn again.

Lisa goes off on another mission and upon her return she is surprised to see that the others have rescued Concorde. Now with the Starbreeds back together, Lisa and the others are determined to save Anne.

After the keystone was complete Lisa heard that the player was under threat by Sabine and she along with Alex came to the rescue. With the keystone secured all the Soul Riders and their horses spend the day at their special campsite in Epona when it was Lisa's turn to share a story about Anne. She admitted that everything in her life wasn't easy juggling all kinds of things at one time but she found joy in doing open mic nights. Linda and Alex always watched her play but as for Anne she had a busy schedule couldn't come as often but Lisa was given Anne's family promise that she would come, however the open mic nights wouldn't last long because the place Lisa was performing at was going to shut down. She informed Anne about the news and to her surprise Anne found a way to keep the cafe open and even watch her perform. When she heard of the accident that happened in Alex's story she was shocked that they weren't told sooner, then when night came Lisa played "I'll Be There" on her guitar.

When morning comes Lisa and everyone leaves for Guardian's Dale and she was surprised to see Derek there. But she was surprised to see Concorde acting up when Elizabeth was nearby that's when Rhiannon explained that Concorde and Elizabeth bonded their souls together a long time ago sympathetic towards the young foal she wished that Concorde could see her for a minute but was prevented.With the Soul Rider's powers they were able to open the portal. Once in Pandoria, she and Linda expressed the joy of not being there in while however Alex didn't feel the same.

They make it to Anne's crystal prison and soon Darko came talking on about how he used Anne in their experiments to create something called Dark Sun to quicken Garnok's release. Hearing enough Alex zaps him with her Soul Strike and Lisa thanks her for silencing him but was shocked when Darko's magic teleported Alex and the player away. Once they returned Lisa told them that Darko left after they did using the chance they try to figure a way to get Anne out, Alex proposed using her powers but was halted by Linda under the possibility of it hurting her.

Concorde releases her by kicking the crystal but when Anne doesn't recognize the Concorde she knew Alex says that his soul lives on in her. As well as hearing her friend wanting to avenge her previous incarnation Lisa told Anne to take it easy after spending two months in a crystal getting back home was their main goal and justice can wait. Soon they realize Darko was trying to close the portal and they all raced to get back.

Once through, Lisa thought everyone made it but realized Alex and Tin-Can weren't here and thought they were right behind her. Soon Tin-Can came back without his rider and was shocked to hear from him that she was fighting Darko alone but looked on with worry as the player and Elizabeth went after Alex. Refusing to leave them behind she starts to sing "I'll Be There" in the hopes that it would guide them back home, seeing the portal, she is happy to see Alex and the player safe and sound.

However, returning to the campsite she was informed by Alex of Elizabeth's demise saying it was all her fault but Lisa told Alex not to blame herself and that the five ride as one as a sisterhood. Then, she and the other's attends Elizabeth's memorial at Abbey's Dole and plays It's Time to Say Goodbye. Sometime later she attends the light ride with her friends.

Soul Riders book series

Soul Riders: Jorvik Calling

Lisa is not thrilled about the move and still can't come to terms with her mother's death. When she and her father come to Jorvik, the sky is mixed with shades of red, purple, pink, and gold, and just above the mountain peaks, she sees a huge constellation in the shape of a four-pointed star.

At one point, it falls out of the trees onto the road for Alex in Tin-Can. Lisa's father, Carl, brakes sharply, preventing a collision. Alex apologizes and drives away without noticing that her saddlebag has detached. Lisa decides to go to the Jorvik Stables to give her back. She gets a panic attack near the horses and runs away, almost colliding with Khaan and Sabine on the way.

On the first day of school, Lisa bumps into Sabine again, but Alex gets her out of trouble. He later introduces her to Linda. The girls try to get Lisa to go to the stables with them after school, but she hesitates, saying she's been afraid of horses since the pony has kicked her, but when she learns her father will come home, she changes her mind later. There, she confesses to Linda why she is really afraid of horses. Then she decides to explore the stable at her own pace and comes across Starshine - the horse of her dreams. Then Herman shows up and takes the horse, saying that a girl named Sabine is interested in Starshine and will ride it. Starshine goes mad at the sight of her, and when Sabine touches him, the animal collapses. Then Lisa discovers her power and heals the horse.

When Lisa shows up at the stable again, Herman suggests that she get on the Starshine. Lisa has some concerns but agrees. After a few laps after the paddock, Lisa goes to the woods, where she meets Elizabeth and Calliope, and Starshine breaks her leg, but the girl heals him once again.

At the urging of her friends, Lisa agrees to take part in the Light ride. Hearing that Anne is going alone, Linda suggests that she would join them. While riding, Lisa learns that morning when she saw a constellation in the shape of a four-pointed star, each of the girls also saw a similar constellation but in a different shape.

Later, Herman proposes to Lisa to become Starshine's caretaker. Lisas's happiness does not last long - a few minutes later Starshine is kidnapped. Alex brings Tin-Can from the stables and the girls go in pursuit, but the van that the torturers arrived in is out of sight.

The next day, Concorde and Alex are attacked by Jessica. Lisa heals her friend's wound, but without Starshine, she can't heal her and feels unable to help Anne's horse. She also tells her friends about how Starshine broke his leg in the woods. She learns that the rest of the girls also have extraordinary abilities. They begin to suspect that they are the legendary Soul Riders, and Herman advises them to contact the Druids, but Linda, Alex, and Lisa decide to seek out Starshine first.

Soul Riders: Legend Awakens

Lisa travels to the Dark Core industrial complex in Jorvik City. She finds Starshine, but it turns out to be a trap set for her by Mr. Sands and Katja. Lisa is locked up in a cage whose walls are live. She also learns that her father has been trapped on a platform near Cape Point Village.

After some time, one of the employees brings the wounded Meteor. Katja refuses to let the cage in which the horse is placed be plugged in, leading Lisa to come up with an idea of how to escape. She manages to get out of the industrial complex, but a moment later the workers surround her, cutting off the road to freedom. Then a portal created by Anne and Elizabeth appears and takes Lisa and the horses to the Secret Stone Circle.

Lisa tries to report her father's kidnapping, but police say there is no platform at Cape Point.

She later travels with Elizabeth and the other Soul Riders to the Swamp Cauldron for the Book of Ceremonies.

Soul Riders: Darkness Falling

Lisa and the other Soul Riders ride to stop the collapse of the Winter Valley dam. There, they must fight the shadow seekers which have passed from Pandoria to Jorvik through the Pandoric Rifts and perform a Light Ceremony. Lisa asks her friends to accompany her to the Cape Point oil rig and help her free her father. The girls disagree at first but then change their minds.

When Lisa manages to find her father, Mr. Sands and the Generals emerge from the shadows and begin to perform a kind of ritual. After a moment of fighting the dark power, Concorde throws the man into the portal, and the Generals are knocked off the platform. On the way home, Alex tells her friends that there is something wrong with the horses, but Lisa says that they are only tired.
Star Stable - Lisa returns teaser-1

Star Stable - Lisa returns teaser-1


  • Lisa and Starshine share the same kind of star-shaped birthmarks.
  • In Starshine Legacy: Episode 1 it is mentioned that her zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • She went to theater school.
  • According to the SSO Lisa Feature video, the jacket she wears once belonged to her mother and she hardly ever takes it off.
  • Lisa is the second youngest of the Soul Riders.
  • In the audio story, "Texas Bluebell", the power of Lisa's healing magic comes from her singing voice.
    • With her power she can heal those who are sick and wounded.
  • In SSO, placed within the hair salon, 'Heavy Metal Scissors', located in Jarlaheim, is a poster of Lisa from the Star Academy game on a wall in the background.
  • Lisa is revealed to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks (especially after the traumatic loss of her mother) in 6:42 of the Making of Lisa video.
  • In an official Instagram post , SSO revealed that Lisa celebrates the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) every year in memory of her mother.
  • Lisa can speak fluent Spanish and she also knows some Norwegian because of her father's Norwegian roots.
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