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|Box title = Ash Redfern
 
|Box title = Ash Redfern
 
|Row 1 title = Age
 
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|Row 3 info = Blond
 
|Row 3 info = Blond
 
|Row 4 title = Eye Color
 
|Row 4 title = Eye Color
|Row 4 info = They change depending on his mood
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|Row 4 info = Multi-Colored (They change depending on his mood.)
 
|Row 5 title = Species
 
|Row 5 title = Species
 
|Row 5 info = Lamia Vampire
 
|Row 5 info = Lamia Vampire
 
|Row 6 title = Family
 
|Row 6 title = Family
|Row 6 info = Rowan, Kestrel & Jade Redfern (sisters);
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|Row 6 info = Jade Redfern-sister
Madder "Maddy" Rasmussen Redfern (aunt);
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Kestrel Redfern-Sister
James Rasmussen (cousin)
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Rowan Redfern-Sister
 
|Row 7 title = Soulmate
 
|Row 7 title = Soulmate
 
|Row 7 info = Mary-Lynette Carter
 
|Row 7 info = Mary-Lynette Carter
 
|Row 8 title = First Appearance
 
|Row 8 title = First Appearance
|Row 8 info = Secret Vampire}}
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Ash is described as looking like a very lazy cat. He has ash-blond colored hair and eyes that change color depending on his mood. This is a trait he inherited from his ancestor [[Maya]], the first lamia vampire. Ash is a reoccurring character and he makes an appearance in several Night World books including: [[Secret Vampire|''Secret Vampire'']]'','' ''[[Daughters of Darkness]]'', ''[[Dark Angel]]'', and ''[[Soulmate]]. ''He will also appear in the upcoming novel and conclusion to the series ''[[Strange Fate|Strange Fate.]]''
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Ash is discribed as looking like a very lazy cat. He has ash-blonde colored hair and eyes that change color depending on his mood a trate he inherrited from his ansestor Maya, the first lamia vampire. Ash has appered in numorus Night World tales, more than any other character. He has appered in [[Secret Vampire|''Secret Vampire'']]'','' ''[[Daughters of Darkness|Daughters of Darkness]]'', ''[[Dark Angel|Dark Angel]]'', and ''[[Soulmate|Soulmate]]. ''He will appere in the upcomming novel and conclusion to the series [[Strange Fate|''Strange Fate.'' ]]<nowiki>===</nowiki>
   
 
== ''Secret Vampire'' ==
 
== ''Secret Vampire'' ==
In ''[[Secret Vampire|Secret Vampire,]] ''Ash Redfern is introduced as a sneaky bad-boy. He first appears in [[Poppy North]]'s dream while she is being turned into a vampire. Ash is wearing a mask and Poppy initially mistakes him four her soulmate, [[James Rasmussen]]. James is Ash's cousin and also Poppy's soulmate. In the dream he tells Poppy that 'Bad magic happens" and then disappears.
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In ''[[Secret Vampire]] ''Ash Redfern is introduced as a sneaky, bad-boy. He first appears in [[Poppy North]]'s dream while she is being turned into a vampire. Ash is wearing a mask with the face of [[James Rasmussen]], his cousin and also Poppy's soulmate. In the dream he tells Poppy that 'Bad magic happens" and then disappears.
   
When Ash unexpectedly shows up at James' apartment he encounters Poppy. Ash knows that James turned Poppy into a vampire and convinces her to abandon James. He tells Poppy that if she stays with his cousin the Night People will hunt them down and kill them for breaking Night World law. Poppy, not wanting to hurt James, goes with Ash to Las Vegas.
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Later when Poppy wakes up and is staying in James's apartment he finds Poppy knowing nothing of the dream. He kidnaps Poppy by telling her that if she stays with James the Night People will hunt him down and kill him. Poppy, not wanting to hurt James, goes with Ash to Las Vegas.
   
In Vegas, Ash takes Poppy to his cross-kin witch family [[Thea Harman|Thea]] and [[Blaise Harman]]. Poppy feeds on Thea, who remains oblivious to the fact that Poppy is an illegal vampire. Blaise however is suspicious and tells Ash about the Solstice party at [[Thierry Descouedres]]'s house. Ash says no to the party knowing Thierry would dispose of Poppy. Instead he takes Poppy to the'' Volcano Hotel'' where he tries to put the moves on her. Poppy, disgusted, tells Ash of the Soulmate Principle and how she will always love James and no one else. Ash recognizing defeat, decides to take her to Thierry's party to turn her in.
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In Vegas ,Ash takes Poppy to his cross-kin witch family [[Thea Harman|Thea]] and [[Blaise Harman]]. Poppy feeds on Thea, who remains oblivious to the fact that Poppy is an illegal vampire. Blaise however is suspicious and tells Ash about the Solstice party at [[Thierry Descouedres]]'s house. Ash says no to the party knowing Thierry would dispose of Poppy. Instead he takes Poppy to the'' Volcano Hotel'' where he tries to put the moves on her. Poppy, disgusted, tells Ash of the Soulmate Principal and how she will always love James and no one else. Ash recognizing defeat, decides to take her to Thierry's party to turn her in.
   
Before he can do so, he is ambushed by James and Poppy's brother, [[Phil North|Phil]]. James forgives Ash and tells him "Someday you'll fall in love with someone, and it's going to hurt." Ash laughs and goes back to the party, promising to never tell about the Night World about James and Poppy.
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Before he can do so, he is ambushed by James and Poppy's brother, [[Phil North|Phil]]. James forgives Ash and tells him "Someday you'll fall in love with someone, and it's going to hurt." Ash pays the advice no attention and goes back to the party, promising to never tell about the Night World about James and Poppy.
   
 
== ''Daughters of Darkness'' ==
 
== ''Daughters of Darkness'' ==
In ''[[Daughters of Darkness]] ''Ash is first seen chatting with [[John Quinn|Quinn]]. Quinn tells Ash that his sisters [[Rowan Redfern|Rowan]], [[Kestrel Redfern|Kestrel]], and [[Jade Redfern|Jade]] have run away from home. It is Ash's responsibility to persuade them to go back home. Ash decides to make a tab of all the people his sisters have met to see how well they are managing to keep their Night World secrets.
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In ''[[Daughters of Darkness|Daughters of Darkness]] ''Ash's part begins with him having a conversation with a made-vampire named [[John Quinn|Quinn]]. Quinn is telling Ash that his sisters [[Rowan Redfern|Rowan]], [[Kestrel Redfern|Kestrel]], and [[Jade Redfern|Jade]] have run away from home and that Ash has to persuade them to go back. Ash decides to make a tab of all the people his sisters have met to see how well they are managing to keep their Night World secrets.
   
Ash's first stop is  [[Mary-Lynnette Carter]]'s house and he questions her step-mother about the strange girls living next door. Mary-Lynnette then questions Ash in return. Not wanting her to get suspicious, Ash tries to flirt and dazzle Mary-Lynnette. He tickles her under her chin but the skin-to-skin contact shocks them both with power of [[the soulmate principle]]. Confused by what she experienced, Mary-Lynnette kicks Ash in the shin. He leaves the house planning to never see her again.
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Ash is next seen at [[Mary-Lynnette Carter|Mary-Lynnette Carter]]'s house questioning her step-mother. Mary-Lynnette then questions Ash in return. Not wanting her to get suspicious, Ash tries to flirt and dazzle Mary-Lynnette. He tickles her under her chin but the skin-to-skin contact shocks them both and Mary-Lynnette kicks him in the shin. He leaves the house planning to never see her again.
   
Ash's wishes don't come true and he bumps into Mary-Lynnette again while she's out star-watching. This encounter is not as high charged as the one earlier and Ash allows her to shows him the sky through her binoculars. He pays attention but doesn't seem to mind being bossed around by Mary-Lynnette. Mary-Lynette is amazed by Ash's ability to see the stars and shines a flashlight in his eyes. He leaves her and goes to spy on his sisters.
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But Ash's wishes don't come true when he meets Mary-Lynnette on her way to go star-watching. She bosses him around and shows him the sky through her binoculars. He pays attention but doesn't seem to mind being bossed around by Mary-Lynnette. He leaves her and goes to spy on his sisters.
   
Mary-Lynnette and her brother [[Mark Carter|Mark]], now knowing about the Night World and its laws, perform a kinship ceremony with Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade. Together they try to figure out who killed the girl's [[Opal Burdock|Aunt Opal]]. Ash breaks into the house tells them he knows that they told the Carters about the Night World. He tells them he didn't kill Aunt Opal and that he doesn't know who did. Suddenly a goat is thrown onto the front porch. The goat has been staked over and over with tiny pieces of wood and in the goats mouth is a black iris. They think it represents the Black Iris Club, a vampire club that welcomes various members from the Night World. Ash also belongs to this club.
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Mary-Lynnette and her brother [[Mark Carter|Mark]], now knowing about the Night World and its laws, perform a kinship ceremony with Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade. Back in the girls' house they try to figure out who killed the girl's [[Opal Burdock|Aunt Opal]]. Ash sneeks into the house and is found by the Carters and the sisters. He tells them he knows that the Carters know all about the Night World. He tells them he didn't kill Aunt Opal and he doesn't know who did. At this point a goat from the barn out back is thrown onto the front porch and the children inspect it. The goat has been staked over and over with tiny peices of wood and in the goats mouth is a black iris. The kids think it represents the Black Iris Club, a vampire club that welcomes various members from the Night World. Ash also belongs to this club.
   
The next morning the sisters, Ash, and the Carters go into town to ask the local gas station employee, [[Jeremy Lovett]] if he saw anything suspicious. Marry-Lynnette, who had been friends with Jeremy since childhood, figures out that he is a werewolf. Ash becomes jealous and verbally abuses Jeremy because in the Night World, werewolves are considered low class citizens. This makes Mary-Lynnette angry and she pulls Ash behind the gas station and tells him that she is embarrassed that Ash can say such prejudiced things. Ash feels bad and realizes that he cares what she thinks about him. He stops making unkind werewolf jokes.
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The next morning the sisters, Ash, and the Carters go into town to ask the local gas station employee, [[Jeremy Lovett|Jeremy Lovett]] if he saw anything suspisious the previous night. Marry-Lynnette, who had been friends with him since childhood, figures out that Jeremy was actualy a werewolf. Ash knows this too and verbaly abuses Jeremy, as werewolves are considerd second class in the Night World. This makes Mary-Lynnette angry and she pulls Ash behind the gas staion to tell him so. She says she is embarassed that Ash can say those prejudice things to Jeremy and Ash realises that he cares what she thinks about him. He stops with the werewolf jokes.
   
Ash and the sisters realize that they need to hunt so they go and Mary-Lynnette and Mark play "List the Suspects" to determine if they have a lead on who killed Aunt Opal. Ash and the sisters return and Mary-Lynnette decides to clear her mind by going star watching. Ash joins her and Mary-Lynnette leads them to a discrete place. There Ash asks her if they can stop fighting and admits he loves Mary-Lynnette. Mary-Lynnette is in denial until she kisses him and asks to be made into a vampire. They do the first exchange of blood and head back to Aunt Opal's but they are cut off.
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Ash and the sisters realize that they need to hunt so they go and Mary-Lynnette and Mark play "List the Suspects" to determine if they have a lead on who killed Aunt Opal. Ash and the sisters return and Mary-Lynnette decides to clear her mind by going star-watching. Ash joins her and Mary-Lynnette leads them to a discrete place. There Ash asks her if they can stop fighting and admits he loves Mary-Lynnette. Mary-Lynnette is in denial until she kisses him and asks to be made into a vampire. They do the first exchange of blood and head back to Aunt Opal's but they are cut off.
   
Mary-Lynnette's station wagon suddenly starts smoking so she and Ash decide to walk back. Ash is hit in the head with a club made of wood and is knocked out. Mary-Lynnette is tied up by Jeremy [[File:Ash_Redfern.jpg|thumb|left]] who reveals that he was the one who killed Aunt Opal. Mary-Lynnette gets free and kills Jeremy with a silver knife. She checks Ash and they both go back to the house.
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Mary-Lynnette's station wagon caught fire and was blowing up so they decide to walk back when Ash is hit in the head with a club made of yew wood (wood hurts and kills vamipres) and is knocked out. Mary-Lynnette is tied up by Jeremy who reveals that he was the one who killed Aunt Opal. Mary-Lynnette gets free and kills Jeremy with a silver knife. She checks Ash and they both go back to the house.
   
Quinn returns and Ash covers for the whole thing saying his aunt betrayed Night World Law so he staked her before bragging that he found a rouge werewolf and killed him too. Ash compliments his sister's hunting ability and boasts that Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade had only run away because they wanted to learn to hunt. Since Ash is head of the family on the west coast he decrees that the sisters can stay there as long as they like. Quinn accepts this story and leaves.
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Quinn returns and Ash covers for the whole thing saying his Aunt betrayed Night World Law so he killed her and that he found a rouge werewolf and killed him too. He also says Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade had only run away because they wanted to learn to hunt. Since Ash is head of the family on the west coast he says the sisters can stay there as long as they like. Quinn accepts this story and leaves.
   
But there's still Mary-Lynnette. She says she's not as ready as she thought she was to become a vampire. Ash also realizes that his past is too dark for him to be with Mary-Lynnette. He leaves telling her that he will make up for all of his faults before he returns the following year.
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But there's still Mary-Lynnette. She says she's not as ready as she thought she was to become a vampire. Ash also realizes that his past is too dark for him to be with Mary-Lynnette. He leaves telling her that he will make up for all of his faults before he returns.
   
 
== ''Dark Angel'' ==
 
== ''Dark Angel'' ==
Ash is seen in this story when a lost witch named [[Gillian Lennox]] wanders into the Black Iris club. The goons of the Night World there are about to kill Gillian because they don't believe her story about being a daughter of [[Hellewise]]. Ash grabs her from behind and leads her out of the club and tells her to not come back. If she does the Night People will kill her. When Gillian asks Ash why he doesn't kill her he mournfully tells her about meeting a human girl the previous summer. Gillian obeys Ash and goes back to her car.
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Ash is seen in this story when [[Gillian Lennox|Gillian Lennox]] (a lost witch) wanders into the Black Iris club. The goons of the Night World there are about to kill Gillian because they don't believe her when she says she is a daughter of [[Hellewise|Hellewise]]. Ash grabs her from behind and leads her out of the club telling her to not come back because the Night People will kill her. When asked why he doesn't kill her Ash tells her about meeting a human girl the pevious summer. Gillian obeys Ash and goes back to her car.
   
 
== ''Soulmate'' ==
 
== ''Soulmate'' ==
In ''[[Soulmate]] ''Ash is seen at the Circle Daybreak meeting at Thierry Descoudres's house. He is the only one there without a soulmate. Later in the evening, Hannah Snow, Thierry's soulmate, asks about Ash's soulmate. He explains that he left her in Oregon because he had faults to make up for and then tells Hannah that she reminds him of Mary-Lynnette.
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In ''[[Soulmate|Soulmate]] ''Ash is seen at the Circle Daybreak meeting at Thierry Descoudres's house and the only one without their soulmate there. Later in the night, Hannah Snow, Thierry's soulmate, askes about Ash's soulmate. He explains he left her in Oregon because he had faults to make up for. He tells Hannah she reminds him of Mary-Lynnette and then leaves Hannah in a quizzical state.
   
 
== ''Strange Fate'' ==
 
== ''Strange Fate'' ==
According to the short-stories on L.J. Smith's website, during ''[[Strange Fate]] ''the Apocalypse has been delayed. Ash is desperate to save Mary-Lynnette from the bombs in Harvard, where Mary-Lynnette is currently studying. Ash asks Thierry Descoudres if he can use one of his helicopters to get to Mary-Lynnette fast. Thierry tells him he must ask [[Sarah Strange]] because he had loaned his helicopter to her so she could fly her family to a safe house. Ash begs Sarah for the helicopter and Sarah asks Ash to tell her about Mary-Lynnette. Ash tells Sarah about Mary-Lynnette's personality. After Ash is done Sarah asks Ash to tell her what Mary-Lynnette looks like. Ash then tells her about Mary-Lynette's beauty. Sarah lets him have the helicopter because when she asked about Mary-Lynnette, Ash talked about her personality before her beauty. Ash sets out for Harvard in the helicopter with many backups. They find Mary-Lynnette with another girl and the soulmates are reunited.
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Based on short-stories on L.J. Smith's website, durring ''[[Strange Fate|Strange Fate]] ''the Apocolypse has been delayed and Ash is desprate to save Mary-Lynnett from the bombs shooting down on Harvard, where Mary-Lynnett is currently studing. Ash askes Thierry Descoudres if he can use on of his helocopters to get to Mary-Lynnett fast. Thierry tells him he must ask [[Sarah Strange|Sarah Strange]] because he had loned his helocopters to her so she could fly her family to a safehouse. Ash beggs Sarah for the helocopter and Sarah askes Ash to tell her about Mary-Lynnett. Ash tells Sarah how eccentric and smart and stobbern Mary-Lynnett is. After Ash is done Sarah asks Ash to tell her what Mary-Lynnett looks like. Ash then tells her about Mary-Lynnetts beauty. Sarah lets him have the helocopter because when she asked about Mary-Lynnett, Ash talked about her personality before beauty. Ash sets out for Harvard in the helocopter with many backups. They find Mary-Lynnett with another girl and her and Ash are reunited.
   
It has been said that seven favorite Night World soulmates come together to fight the Apocalypse, but it is unknown who those couples are and how Ash and Mary-Lynette help in the final story.
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It has been said that 7 favorite Night World soulmates come together to fight the Apocolypse, but it is unknown who those couples are and how Ash and Mary-Lynnett help in the final story.
 
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