Lady Aesculapius was a rebellious member of the Firmament, the caretakers of the 10,000 Dawns. She was friends with Graelyn Scythes and Archimedes Von Ahnerabe, who were once her travelling companions through time and space. She also has traveled with Blanche Combine, and Jason Jackson.

Aesc had a teacher growing up named Professor Meistras, who killed her repeatedly in order to try to get her to behave as he saw fit. The Arbiter of Resurrection convinced Aesc to stick things out till graduation, as she would get a Factory of Crystal and be able to travel and explore.

Aesc was tasked by the Superiors to return Dawn agents Graelyn and Arch to their own reality, but got side tracked along the way and took them on several adventures, including stop offs on Mars and Mercury. She eventually returned them to Spiral.

Aesc then met Blanche Combine, a former Dusk agent who Graelyn and Arch asked her to help reform. After several adventures together, the pair began a romantic relationship. Shortly after, Blanche decided to retire and leave Aesc's Foce, but they continued dating.

After this, Aesc met Jason Jackson, a Centro Space Navy pilot, and the pair briefly traveled together before Jason too decided to leave.

When the Firmament were turned to fiction by Auteur, Lady Aesc tried to find other survivors using her Quantum Whisk, which led her to New York City in 2460. From there, she joined Graelyn and Arch in pursuit of the painted warriors into the Totality. After meeting with Littlejohn on Gendar and being joined by Coloth, Aesc and her cohorts confronted the Original Mammoths. They were then betrayed by Auteur and Aesc was made a fictional character.

In Auteur's Town, Aesc was the star of a long-running television series which had 276 blu-rays and wasn't suited to movies. Aesc escaped from fictionality during the Town's destruction and briefly fought the Firmament with Coloth. Later, she was present at the Needle during the signing of the Christmas Needle Agreement, playing cards with Archimedes, Coloth, and many other aliens. (PROSE: White Canvas)

Behind the scenes

  • "Aesculapius" is the latin name of the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine.
  • Lady Aesc originates from the short story Never Go On Walks, first published in James Wylder's unofficial Doctor Who poetry book An Eloquence of Time and Space and later republished in the 10,000 Dawns anthology Poor Man's Illiad, which also included a story on Aesc's origins in the Firmament.
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