Character sketch: Asina from Preparing the Ground

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Asina was born on the fractal demon dominated planet of Calmena, around Epsilon Indi, in one of the 'free' human holds. They are in fact anything but free, having a rigid caste based social structure where you are either a member of the noble classes, or a slave.

Asina was 'rescued' by the first Earth Expedition, and taken back to Earth aboard the Golden Hind, where an Imperial charity took her in and trained her in the operant disciplines when it turned out she was actually operant. She is a very weak Second Order Guardian, just barely able to qualify, but qualify she did.

She has a horrible past. She was an orphan, her parents died of starvation and the brutality of life on Calmena while she was very young. As she matured - at roughly fourteen Earth years - her social position on Calmena became involuntary concubine, getting raped by the male nobles and taking care of noble children in between. She gave birth to a daughter who tested operant, giving her a minor caste boost into privileged slave status, but she was still slowly dying to the brutality of life on Calmena and being a sex toy for the nobles.

However, Asina is a survivor, and Imperial healers are good. Once she escaped and trained to become a Guardian, she accepted a proposed assignment to return to Calmena as a technological missionary of sorts, helping the humans of Calmena throw off the chains of both their human and demonic overlords, because war is coming between the Empire and the fractal demons, and Calmena is the planet squarely in the Imperial crosshairs as an invasion route.

You can read more about Asina in Preparing the Ground Amazon e-book or paperback Books2Read

Asina's Adventures are further continued in Building the People Amazon e-book Amazon Paperback Books2Read

Preparations for War, Book Three, tentatively titled Setting the Board, is in the plotting stages

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