Astrid started off as a scholar investigating ancient forest ruins from Ages past. Very successful, her work caught the eye of the Elf Queen, who sent her with a group to take a look at a ruined elven fortress from decades past. On their way there, her group was ambushed by orcs, slaughtered to the last, save Astrid. She fled to the fortress and hid within for three days. When she emerged, she was different. She had been contacted by the spirits within, and they awoke in her a connection to all things living in the present and their links to the past. The spirits guided her to the High Druid’s people to train her in her gifts.