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Astral leads the Connection toward their bright future. He's a
narcissist in his late 30s (with the receding hairline to show for
it) and the soul of an alien. He started out as a philosophy
doctoral candidate but was expelled for his innovative research
techniques (plagiarism). Now, he has a commune in the woods of
Pasadena filled with a polycule of magicians who he's hypnotized
into forming a cult. He has a gap between his front teeth, and one
of his favorite hobbies is doing heroin.
Astral and his wife,
Teresa, will combine
their alien souls and human bodies to usher forth the new fate of
his alien species. Unfortunately, he has fertility issues, and his
first chance at a baby with Teresa is stolen by his acolyte
Luckily he still maintains the loyalty of his flock, including his
most recent adoption,
He projects a laid-back hedonistic hippie persona, fully accepting
of all the delicious consequences of New Age spirituality—free
love and sex magic—but he's also a mega control freak, emotionally
volatile, and vain.
- Writing memoir
- Falling in love
- Showing off
- Emotional intelligence
- Interacting with animals
He is broad and tall with tan skin. He wears his receding gray
hair shoulder length with a middle part. Gray eyes match his
hair. He also has light facial freckling and a gap between his
two upper front teeth.
Over the years, Astral has accumulated ritual scars slashed
across his wrists, thighs, and arms.
Clothing and Dress
He prefers loose clothing, including kimonos. Georgie showers
him with affection in the form of hand-sewn sweaters and other
items, which he wears until they've gone to pieces.
The year is 1969.
On January 18th, 1931, Theodore Parsons was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Parsons, joining three sisters Tracey, Tammy, and Tess in a
beautiful house in Los Angeles.
Astral was a prodigy in most things he tried. He started reading
when he was two, but his family was more preoccupied by his
propensity for spontaneously bursting into flame. It was horrible
to hear him cry from the pain, but when the flames died it'd only
be a few moments before he was completely healed. Later, he had
more control over these powers and found himself capable of
generic wizard magic, like pulling something from across the room
or making colored sparks fly.
Graduating high school early, Astral let Tess, an army colonel,
pay for him to get a Master's in Philosophy. For his thesis, he
employed the very bold strategy of plagiarizing and trying to hide
it forever. A few weeks into his first semester as a doctoral
candidate, Astral was expelled.
Annoyed by the expulsion, he tried to kill himself by driving his
truck into a river. Instead, he hit a lamp post, which almost
killed him. While he was knocked out, he had a vision of himself
for the first time as the alien he is: weird, mantid-like, with
large curved horns that erupted out of the sides of his head.
Finally, the answer now to why he has always been so gifted: he
Astral scoured newspapers for a local story about a woman who'd
been abducted by aliens, Nancy Miller. He tracked her down and
together they started the Connection. Now, they are preparing.
Astral is a busy man with a lot of responsibility, but he often
shrugs it off in favor of interacting with his polycule (cult
members). Between adopting new members and dealing with rival
magicians, he's constantly adding to his body count.
- Alien power couple
- Only person he'd let domme him
- Intensely protective and possessive of her
- Cute aggression
- Fascinated by his loyalty
- Jealous of his relationship with Georgie
- Otherkin (Silver Elves)
- Jack Whiteside Parsons
- Aleister Crowley and Thelema
Origin of Name
He's named after Jack Whiteside Parson, but his first name is
Theodore because it means "gift of God." He sure does think he is.
Then, realizing that they couldn't just keep calling him gift of
God, his family started calling him Teddy, like the bear.
For the name "Astral," we thought of the most hippie name we could
think of for a cult leader character.