The Golden Gate Chronicles
Gothy, Witchy, Thrysus Guardian of the Veil
A young woman about 5’6" that is in her early 30’s and of obvious Mexican heritage. Her long black hair is normally either worn down in a pin straight hairstyle or occasionally drawn into a bun when working.
Her normal wardrobe consists of a rotating collection of band t-shirts (from the Grateful Dead to MCR), trip pants or black skinny jeans, lots of fishnet accessories, black jewelry, and heavy eye makeup.
Atropa Nightshade (née Alejandra Flores) was born in 1989 in a small town in rural Texas. Her childhood was relatively mundane but heavily stifled as teenager owing to the Evangelical cult her parents were an active part of that had many demands and expectations of her before a promised doomsday. Slowly, her views began to differ from her community’s and as a teenager she began to feel restricted by her strict Christian parents and started to rebel.
She rebelled in anyway she could: listening to alternative music, wearing a lot of black, smoking clove cigarettes, and practicing witchcraft. Her parents kicked her out of the house when she was 17 upon learning that she was gay (when they walked in on her kissing her study partner, Jeanine), and she finished high school while sleeping on the couch of a sympathetic family friend.
A few months later, she and her best friend Julia moved to San Fran, along with another friend, Rosario. The three of them shared a one-bedroom apartment for a few years. Alejandra worked as a bartender during this period, and spent her spare time learning to play keyboard. Eventually Alejandra began to take classes at a nearby university, and graduated with a BA in psychology when she was 24. She then moved into her own apartment and went on to get a master’s degree in research psychology with a concentration in thanatology, and after that began work as a research assistant. While taking graduate classes, she, Rosario, and Julia decided to form a goth band and called themselves Deadrose.