ALIGNMENT: Grey-Dark Cusp
SONG RESONANCE: "The Curse" (Rigoletto)
COMMUNICATION: Shufflemancy, Tarot, Pendulum, Dreams
Aspen is a calm, gentle companion who likes to give information vaguely and delicately. He is wise, claiming that his life led him to learn much of how to handle people. He doesn't often speak on the details of his time among us, but he happily works with us now. He has a particular talent for reading people, especially when it comes to the things they say and when they are attempting to hide things. He isn't particularly trusting, and will spark your own suspicion in those around you that aren't acting as wholesome as they're trying to. He has a low tolerance for lying, and tends to work well with those that are Shadow Workers at any stage of the practice.
He isn't as tall as many of his kin, a little shorter than the average human male. He takes the form of a bipedal red fox, wearing clothing that can be considered Victorian at most times. He also carries a cane for fashion reasons, though doesn't need it apart from his preferred aesthetic.
Aspen, Male Red Fox Anthropoid
This particular group of Anthropoids were once Human Spirits. They know as well as we do how much human life can bog you down, as well as the trouble with society and the expectations that come with it. They go through a sort of reincarnation process, retaining their memories of life and becoming an Anthropoid of an animal that represents them at their core. They are generally open, honest companions who can give valuable insight to aid you in making decisions or deciding on new paths for your practice.
As a whole, the Anthropoids have found peace in their current state. Predator and Prey have an understanding and respect each other, finding ways to balance themselves in their culture and work with each other's differences. They are more accepting and tend to be easygoing because of this. They are not perfect by any means, but they are at least able to tolerate the imperfections better than they could in life.
Bringing an Anthropoid into your keep often helps you expand your views of a situation. They promote patience and tolerance above all else, encouraging their companion to make the fair choice rather than the selfish one at times. They can give excellent counsel, and are often skilled with Empathy to help you understand where the other side in a situation comes from. They are very grounding companions by nature, and you'll often find that they help you cope in harsh times.