Born on the eve of three full moons, this peasant beauty was the eldest
of a family of five children. She was charged with care of most of
her siblings for most of her life but when she turned seventeen
something changed. She saw a Panther Girl while she was shopping,
she was being dragged into town by two guards, a master in front of
them. She looked sorely beaten. A collar rested around her
neck. She looked like she had completely given up her freedom, but
in one quick move her hand slipped into her hair puling out two pins she
cast them into the guards on either side of her causing them to fall to
the ground. The master turned pulling his bow off his shoulder
knocking an arrow as the Panther Girl ran to the gates of the
city. Asteria watched in awe as the PG ran for her freedom, the
arrow from the bow being released into flight behind her. The
arrow was true and it cut her down were she stood.
Days later Asteria could only think about that Panther Girl and the way she had sacrificed her life for freedom till finally one night she stole out of her house during the night with a few of her father's sleen knives that she strapped to her thighs, a couple poison pins which she slipped into her hair like the PG had done days before. And a special weapon up her sleeve, of long metal thread attached to a poisoned tipped pin. She left through one of the windows of her house and snuck out of the gates of her Homestone of Ar as the sun set on the day. She wandered for nights till she arrived finally at the edge of a Panther Girl camp. She made it through the first line of traps getting caught in the second line. She escaped this trap to a tree limb were a tassa dart shot by one of the members of the camp hit her causing her to fall into slumber. She was caught bound, and than released allowed to stay in the camp as a guest to one of the PG's. Days later her host collared her.