The High Master ofHammerfast and the leader of the Trade Guild is a tough, elderly dwarf who refuses to suffer fools. She speaks in a rapid-fire, direct manner, and she believes in action over words. In Marsinda’s eyes, a good plan executed today is far better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow. Marsinda is popular among the common folk of Hammerfast and with many of the important movers and shakers in town. The dwarves appreciate her candor and aggressive bearing, and the nondwarves see her as a patron ofsorts. Marsinda cares little for petty grievances, such as those advanced by the Circle of Stone (page 28). She would let an army of trolls camp in town ifit was in the town’s best interest. Marsinda’s hair is snow white, and she dresses in regal purple and sports a small fortune in jewelry. Her many admirers refer to her as the Lady of Gold; her enemies sarcastically refer to her as the Queen.