The Asken folk came to Braided Shore in the Age of Settlement, arriving from what is simply called “the Oldland” now. When the Asken civilization of the Oldland fell, some managed to flee. The few who survived – mostly children – blew ashore in Braided Shore. There, Sefra took care of the Asken folk, and helped them settle and prosper into the sprawling civilization they are today.
Asken folk vary in height and build, as well as in skin, hair and eye colours. Their clothing mostly depends on their culture, social status, and occupation.