Scales of War
The crone Zerriksa was captured by Sinruth and held in Rivenroar crypt. She resisted as passively as a woman in her seventies can manage. A naturally cranky woman, she made her captors more than a little miserable. And she played on the rumours in Brindol and intimated she might have “dark powers,” hoping that she’d scare the hobgoblins into treating her better. Her plan worked—to a point. The hobgoblins put Zerriksa inside a magic trap, hoping she wouldn’t be able to turn them into toads once she was inside. Then she got stuck there, but at least the hobgoblins gave her a wide berth. Everyone in Brindol thinks that Zerriksa is a witch, but she’s really just an accomplished herbalist. Zerriksa doesn’t care for her fellow prisoners, but she knew that she wouldn’t last long with the denizens of Rivenroar once they realised she has no magic powers.So she just played out her bluff and bided her time.