♦ Born: 1761 CE
Astrid is a thin Norwegian woman who sometimes appears with hair long enough to run down her back, but sometimes appears with hair that carefully frames her face. Her face is angular and sharp. She wears clothing that is long, but that shows off her shoulders. She is always seen wearing a simple chain with gold links as a necklace.
Astrid Thomas grew up in Frankfurt to a family of Norwegian immigrants and had an early interest in the occult. Her zeal in studying hidden forces earned her the interest of Tremere Primogen Patricia von Bernstein, who recommended her to her clan mate Nathan Mendelson. Mendelson took Astrid as his ghoul and the two traveled to Vienna. After six years, she received the Embrace from Etrius himself, who had took a liking into the young woman.
When Napoleon's forces occupied the city in 1805, thanks to the aid of the Toreador representative María y Aragón, Astrid Thomas was vital in preserving numerous Chantries from the French and the following Toreador, mainly through the use of mortal agents. During the Congress of Vienna, Thomas' influence managed to drive most, if not all, Toreador from Vienna. In the following years, however, her main work was diplomacy with the Clan of the Rose, allowing them re-entrance and a say in the various reconstruction projects of the city.
In recent years, Astrid has established her Lordship over the UK from an unknown and secretive chantry.
Lords' Chantries are personal spaces where they pursue whatever mystical experimentations they desire. This information is not widely shared.
Known High Regents