Who will be for me?
If I am only for myself
Who am I?
And if not now
Name: Asher Meier
Alternative Names: The Brujah Thaumaturge
Sect Affiliation: Camarilla
Current Location: San Francisco, CA
Asher appears as an unassuming scholar type. Despite his faith, he does not dress traditionally or conservatively, citing the fact that he has needed to adapt to the times to fit in and that true faith is not about strict adherence to dogma. He usually is carrying a traveler's bag full of books and his hands are usually in gloves from his hobby of boxing to vent stress. He always has a pair of eyeglasses with him which he wears when he is being serious or having to deal with domain issues from any position of authority.
Asher does not like to talk much about his past. It is mostly known that he is originally from Poland and spent a great deal of his life as a Kindred traveling through out Europe (mostly Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Russia) attempting to protect minorities from persecution, pogroms, and genocide. He was reclusive for a few decades after World War II before coming to San Francisco at the recommendation of his childe Levi. He soon assumed the seat of Primogen for clan Brujah and has tried to best serve his clan and domain since then.
Asher is willing to engage with anyone in debate on any topic whatsoever. He adores the Talmudic tradition of learning and teaching through Socratic dialectic and is always happy to have someone to engage with on any subject, though the nature of blood magic, reality, and faith are his favorite topics. He enjoys the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment above all else. He is also known as a defender of the downtrodden and abused, who hates to see persecution in any forms.
Asher is known to put up a youthful face, appearing optimistic and energetic, but those who have known him long enough know that this is a front he uses to distance himself from past pain. In moments of seriousness, he dons his eyeglasses and the facade drops with his age showing through the way he speaks. He operates between these two modes, both equally true, though one is far more serious and darker than the other.
It is known publicly that Asher is a practitioner of his own devised version of Thaumaturgy, a rarity amongst his clan. Asher knows that his abilities might make him the target of other clans in the Jyhad and always takes methods to ensure his safety should he ever be targeted. Those who have seen his magic know that its methods and practice differ from any other clan's methodologies.
"Elder Meier is a fascinating specimen of clan Brujah. He is the epitome of the warrior scholar and I must say that I am very pleased that we have Brujah of his ilk within our fair city." - Sébastien Delacroix
"I have had the most fascinating and entertaining conversations with Asher Meier. If you ever get the opportunity to make use of his knowledge, by all means, do so." - Don Vittorio Cuoronero
"He doesn't lower the quality of a conversation by entering it, but I think most people have trouble keeping up with him. As far as reputation, he has the warrior-scholar aptitude our kind idealizes: lore and violence." - Cornelia Mowebary
"My broodmate has been like unto a brother to me, all of these many years. We could not be much more different, and yet the core ideals that Siobhan saw and sees in both of us is what makes us so very complementary; more than merely working well together, we are as family, in truth." - Aiden O'Shea
"I have two sons; born each into the world with differences like the Night and the Day. But both hold their place in my heart as celestial beings in my own orbit. Asher, the bright burning heart that stirs the fire in others. He took the small seeds I have given, and what a sage and strong garden he now tends. He is the helios and the heart and has changed me and the world for the better. " Siobhan McKenna
"He has a way of looking at things from an angle that no one else ever considers. I never said it enough during my time as Prince, but he was one of the wisest and most surprising of the Primogen who advised me. San Francisco prospered because of his contributions in both word and deed." - Winifred Harriet Mickel
"I've like never seen a Brujah be all like OMG I need to be protected like he was at the Founder's Ball. I mean, like has he like seen us? We're bad asses! Besides, it was like my home turf and like, he's clan. Like that's enough." - Karma
Asher is frequently evasive when he is asked about members of his line. He has never stated how many childer he has.
While Asher's methods of Thaumaturgy are distinctly unique, there are commonalities between it and the faith based Thaumaturgy of the Assamites.
Some claim that he didn't hire Dr. Samuel Dee as a bodyguard but rather as a personal assassin.
Many speculate upon what Asher was up to during his disappearance following World War II.