Ashley is a Santa Cruz native, born and raised. When she was
born, her parents originally owned a local organic farm.
After many successful investments and some luck, they are
now extremely wealthy and own a trendy organic food restaurant
downtown. It also hosts many local events including meetings
of the Coven of Wiccan Goddesses in Real Life (COWGIRLs).
She is a well-known figure in the Santa Cruz High School
scene. She edits an alternative high school newspaper,
the Gaean; and is active on the yearbook committee. She is
very active in a number of Wiccan groups. However, she knows
absolutely nothing useful about the occult. She is, however,
sharp-eyed, silver-tongued, and resourceful. She drives a
green hybrid-power minivan with every conceivable option.
Ashley is tall (5'10") and lithe, with straight brown hair which
goes to her waist. She dresses in a variety of colorful outfits,
mixing tie-die and various world-culture fashions.
- Tori: is a bewitching figure, both a powerful warrior
and a beauty. However, her fatal flaw is that she cloaks her
goodness in a shield of cynicism, and covers up her true feelings
by casual flings with either gender. You had been going out with
her recently, but broke up when the cynicism and flirting became
too much for you. If anything, you'd like to show her how that
- Owen: is a good friend, whose heart is in the right place
even if his brain isn't all there. You grew up with him in
Santa Cruz, and have gone to many environmental activist rallies
- Barb: is a sad case. Growing up in the fifties as she
did, she has no understanding of the damages wrought by the
patriarchal government and their violently enforced code of
heterosexuality. Someday you hope to teach her otherwise.
- Johnny: is a well-meaning but misguided kid. While he
is smart in some ways, he cannot see the abuse of the Earth
that is inherent in the machines he is so fond of.
- Max: is also well-intended but ultimately destructive.
His play "Aliens" utterly missed the sliver of feminism in that
story, and to compound this he used his position as director to
prey on his star actress Tori, who wisely rejected him. You
shudder to think of his upcoming production, "Thelma &