- High-Performance Driving/Pursuit
- Hand-to-hand Combat
- Competent leadership/squadmates
Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1986 to Johnathan Cross and his wife Marian, Anastasia - called Anna by her parents and friends - had a relatively untroubled childhood. They made regular trips to her mother's hometown in Iowa to visit her family, as well as to Louisiana to visit her father's. Anna proved to be remarkably perceptive, with an above-average intelligence, doing well in school and while not the most social girl there, she made a few close friends.
After graduating college, Anna joined the FBI - a lifelong dream finally realized. In 2010, just a year after joining the Bureau, Anna cracked a major case involving a serial killer while still a Junior Agent. While the case ultimately resulted in the killer's death at the hands of Agent Cross, the quick wit and keen intellect she displayed during the investigation earned her a reputation in the Bureau.
In 2014, while following a lead on a case from several years prior, Anna became the target of a Truth cult based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nearly killed when her car was flipped over, she pressed the investigation, resulting in her death at the hands of the cult's maniacal leader - shot through the head with her own gun.
What happened next, she can barely remember. A being came to her - a demon, wearing a woman's face, familiar yet distinctly not. She offered Anna a deal...life, for a price. A deal the young Agent couldn't help but take. A deal that ushered her into the World of Darkness and the war against the Truth all at once...
The demon Asmara is a demon of Pride, and it shows. Haughty, confident, wicked - she's spent lifetimes corrupting souls and gathering as much power for herself as she could manage. Though few know the extent of Asmara's activities, or just how old she truly is, she spent nearly three centuries inhabiting her favorite host - a French woman named Elizabeth Delacroix. Though she was thought destroyed with her host in 2012, it is clear now that this was a mistake. She is very much alive, and now very eager to see the Accord succeed...for the sake of a world she hopes, as ever, to one day rule.