Aeson "Asa" Zinralei
Half-elven cleric of St. Cuthbert
The earliest Aeson Zinralei can remember is begging on the streets in an Asralth city. He never knew his parents, but given his situation he was able to guess that he was a child of an elf and a human slave- both of which did not want him around. After being abandoned on the streets, he was able to survive with a combination of eating the food that no one else would and begging- more the former than the latter. He learned languages by listening in on conversations from the shadows, and he learned how to read by reading shop signs and old pamphlets. Around when he was four, he was taken in by Launnar Keykalyn, a cleric of St. Cuthbert who ran a local church just outside of the town. Aeson, or as the cleric called him, Asa worked as an altar boy. He would spend his free time in Launnar’s personal library, reading all the books he could get his hands on. He lived and worked with Launnar for around twelve years, eventually becoming a devout follower of St. Cuthbert, attributing his being adopted by Launnar as St. Cuthbert’s way of helping him. All the while he kept reading, eventually moving on to a library, expanding his intellect as well as his faith. At sixteen, Launnar died unexpectedly, and Asa was thrown out onto the streets as quickly as he was freed from them. This time, he decided to set out, traveling the lands in search for knowledge, healing those who need help, and spreading his faith. In his travels he found an owl, injured on the ground with his wing broken. Like every anime protagonist, he healed the bird, and it then followed him, becoming his companion. He named it Clinton, the name of a magical crow he read about in a book. Little did he know, his life would shortly change, and he would be in an adventure just like the stories he read about.
Asa eventually met with a party of adventurers, joining Locke, Uraac, and Vaaliel on their various quests, during which, the group- eventually named the Deep Sea Squeeze Trees- were trapped in another world. Asa spent his time focusing on mastery of the arcane arts, and researching as much as he could. Learning about soul gems, he planned to attempt to create a mechanical dragon, which someones soul could be implanted into. Unfortunately, his plans were cut short- upon returning to Anerth, he recieved a draft notice- along with Locke, on opposing sides. The party split, Asa and their new scaled companion Damara heading to aid the human side. There, he has met Solaire and Paik, his new companions for the next stretch of his adventure.