Shadow Name: Asteraoth
Aliases: Seer of the Heavens, Sculpter of the Tellurian, The Grand Magus, High Master Asteraoth
Species: Ascended Human
Alignment: True Neutral
Motto: "The Cosmos work in mysterious ways."
Quotes: "Through magic, I have achieved transcendence. I know now that there is a much larger game being played, one that requires the utmost subtlety and care to not break the most delicate of cosmic laws. Due to this, I cannot directly interfere in any affairs, but I suppose a cosmic game of chess is much more intellectually stimulating."
"I am an archmage. I've gained the power of the Exhalted Mysterium, and thus I have the power to sculpt reality to my perfect image if I gain enough quiescense. However, I am not the only one. There are those crueler and stronger still that seek to do the same thing, make reality their perfect playground. Consider yourselves lucky that the Abyss hasn't been invited through the door of the multiverse."
"Reality is systematic. At the most fundamental level, nature is ruled by probability, and even probability follows a code. Numbers are more than shapes on paper, they're the system by which reality works. It's a science; mathematics and reality are one and the same."
Origin: Asteraoth's origins are mysterious and, indeed, secret. Due to other enemies he has in the cosmic scene, personal information cannot be given out freely so that his existence isn't retroactively erased entirely. There seems to be no information about his existence, and the few people that did know him about his ascension to an archmage are either dead or also sworn to silence.
Base of Operations: The Golden Road
The Nature of Archmagi: Archmagi are magi who have mastered mathematics to the extent of becoming part of the multiverse's mathematical structure, and thus becoming part of the concept of magic itself. Due to this, archmagi are embodiments of their own power. The goal of all archmagi is to change reality to their personal image of what it should be, but such an action requires quiescience, raw "data" from reality that can be collected through higher dimensions. With this quiescience, a ritual called the Exalted Mysterium can be performed, which retroactively changes reality. These immense abilities are kept under check by other archmagi from various other planets, universes, and dimensions. Under the Universal Pact, all archmagi are not allowed to directly interfere with reality, politics, or societies except by the means of the Exalted Mysterium the consequences being either as simple as a loss of power through a combined ritual or being thrown into hyperspace.