Let me introduce you my Asura, Höllkrâune. I know, weird name for an Asura. But it's Ok, it suits him well. He is odd too.
He is a Ranger. He is not really a technology enthusiast, he prefers to study Nature, wildlife and the Eternal Alchemy. That is why he chose to specialize in Synergetics. I mean, robots and golems ... meh. The founding principles of life and magic itself ? Yes please !
However, with all this Dragons and ley-lines bulls***, he had to quit his studies and his Krewe (they were not really helpful anyway), and became an Adventurer.
His raven is actually a former lab partner, accidentally transformed into a Corvidae during an experiment involving a Black Moa, a presumed broken Teleport to Friend and some liquor. But no worries, he is fine with it. I guess.