- "Franny's been baking. Mind crouching a little? Good lad. Name's Aster."
- — Aster to Jason Walker
Aster was a hobo that lived in the bushes near Franny's Cottage. He is described as a disheveled man wearing layers of dark, filth-stained clothing. He wore fingerless gloves of gray yarn and a shapeless black hat. He believes he is stealing from Franny, but in reality she is letting him steal from her. He will defend Franny when she is in danger as he protects her from robbers. When she is attacked by Maldor's forces as a consequence of talking to Jason, Aster tried to defend her and was torn apart by a mangler.