Asher is a living branch of the Kiurandir identity. Asher was originally part of the Ashurad Imperial family, notable for being the last and longest ruling family to have lived in Astolan before the collapse of the Imperial period. Following the War of Siblings, Ashurad divided into the dual cadres Asher and Shad. Shad is now extinct. The modern Asher branch has strong historical and cultural ties with the northern territories of Yield-Menien.