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Open Source Characters Facebook Group (June 2016)
The iconic Centrasan hero called Captain Centras is the 14th person to hold the honor of that title. Baethany Ashiran was granted the title and its associated Paragon-Icon by the Worlds' Elders, and she is considered a pinnacle of justice and honor throughout the Dimension of Centras, as well as the Dimensions of Eternallus and The Void.
She was previous known as the Red Vulpine. Her new uniform reflects her that identity. (Each Captain Centras is allowed to choose their own uniform design.) She does, however, carry the traditional shield that goes with the title, which her predecessor had been unwilling to do.
Her predecessor was a cowardly man named Thrur Vilach who fell out of favor with the Worlds' Elders after he led a disastrous foray into the Hell Realm, which resulted in an entire legion of the Battalion League being slaughtered by a horde of Hellion's demons.
Thrur fled back to Centras to save his own life leaving his soldier's behind. His immediate subordinate stayed and fought with the soldiers against the demons, saving many of them. Baethany was that leader, and after Thrur was stripped of his title and the Centras Paragon-Icon in disgrace, both were passed on to Baethany.
The legions of the Battalion League consider her their supreme commander and would follower her back into the Hell Realm if she chose to lead them there again. And while she is not officially their commander, she feels a strong kinship to them. She often champions their rights when dealing with the political aspects of being Captain Centras.
Her home is the Reality Realm known as Rhippex — an ethereal realm of flame. She is from the main, central planetoid of that realm, Llataru. Her home city is the beauteous, silver-spired Ophima on the small, southernmost continent. She is beloved by the varied alien peoples of Llataru, but she is only grudgingly well-thought-of throughout many of the other planetoids. This has to do with the fact she is not a member of one of the traditional high clans of Rhippex.
Captain Centras has many villains that call her their nemesis including her former leader, Thrur Vilach, who escaped from his imprisonment soon after his disgrace. He now goes by his former heroic name, Crisscross, but he has fallen into darkness and utter villainy. Thrur is obsessed with killing Baethany and taking back the Centras Paragon-Icon. Captain Centras also often comes into conflict with such villains as the Bronze Butcher and Razordog, as well as Hellion and the powered team of villains that work for him known as the Chosen Few of Hellion.
Baethany rarely has time for relationships, but it is rumored that she once had a liaison with Electric Arrow before becoming Captain Centras. Their relationship now is, adversarial and complicated.
As with each Captain who is given the Centras Paragon-Icon, Baethany's powers are unique. She was already highly agile and wise beyond her years, which helped her survive the Hell Realm and save many of the League's soldiers. Also, as a denizen of Rhippex, she is naturally hardy with a touch of quicksilver in her blood.
As Captain Centras, she has gained amazing magical powers that help her fight Hellion's minions (and other evil magicians). She is a master of air and fire magic. The icon has enhanced her agility to herculean levels and granted her exceptional strength. She is now three times as strong as she was without the icon.
Her blood now looks like mercury and is pure flame when exposed to the air, and she can project flames from her entire body as a wave of force energy. She can significantly heat the air around her but rarely does so when innocents are nearby. Her skin is always warm, and she can cause it to be scalding to the touch with a mere thought.
She is only slightly vulnerable to the cold or to ice-based powers. She is more vulnerable to being submerged in water.
- Bronze Butcher
- Chosen Few of Hellion
Captain Centras is designed to be an "Open-Source Character" for use by anyone. This includes the Dimension of Centras and more specifically the character's home realm of Rhippex. The only condition upon using the character is this paragraph must be included in any appearance(s):
"The character of Captain Centras, and the setting of the Dimension of Centras are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Captain Centras, the Realm of Rhippex, or the Dimension of Centras, in order that others may use these properties as they wish. All rights reversed."