Lured to Malifaux by rumours of necromancy, Asura Roten had hoped to use that dark power to return her husband and children to life. By the time she had learned enough to do so, however, she no longer had any wish to condemn her family to undeath.
Her motherly instincts were still intact, however, and she began protecting the desperate people she encountered in the Quarantine Zone until finally they had grown large enough to form the community of Rottenburg. Her zombies worked alongside the people she protected, guarding them, hauling supplies, and patrolling the streets. Unlike most necromancers, Asura treats the dead with respect, which often places her at odds with her fellow Resurrectionists.