I just adore the mile-long collars and stuff. At the time I drew this (sometime last year), I wanted a YuGiOh character that was everything I loved about YuGiOh--awesome hair and facial features, mile-long collars and suits that look fancy but are worn casually. This is what I envisioned in Astridge. Here is his profile written on the back of the paper:
Name: Astridge Alexander Accalia
Personality: Short-tempered, loudmouth, no-nonsense attitude. Astridge is a cocked pistol and he knows it. He absolutely hates whiners, so anyone who dares whimper in his presence will get an earful. He often has a lot to say, and not all of it can be very respectful or relevant. He says what he feels on the spot, no matter who or what is around. Because of this some think he is a bit on the crazy side, but even those have become his loyal followers.
Misc info: Very powerful duelist. He uses a "fallen hero" themed deck that, when put into the right hands, can demolish enemies. Astridge is not afraid to flaunt or flex this power. He has a ring on a chain that he keeps as a memento of his family.
Role: Aside from the main plot, Astridge really doesn't exist. But because of his older sister, Vespera, he meets the five chosen of the Crimson Dragon, ultimately becoming part of the story.
Before these events, Astridge only met his sister in his dreams, but things changed and he met the group as the result of an automobile accident. He commands his legion to take care of the hurt group, especially unconscious Vespera. When she comes to, Astridge explains who he is (because she doesn't recognise him). A minor skirmish leads to an all-out duel between Astridge and Jack. A close call leaves both duelists at a draw, but things are still tight between the two afterwards. When the group leaves, Astridge extends his services to them, saying if they ever need help to just call--one of his gang members wouldn't be very far away. This leads to the group meeting a whole plethora of colorful characters and occasionally Astridge himself.