Merigold the Fey Judge
Merigold is the self respected leader of The Clearing. The Fey of the clearing joke that she’s the most serious pixie that ever lived; but she protects them and keeps them safe so they honor whatever rules and traditions she may establish, silly or not.
Merigold judges the intentions of anyone who wanders the forest, though few pass her exam. Those who pass may be invited for a walk in The Feywild to converse their intentions further. Those who do not are sent to “The Companion” for further evaluation or undergo “The Shaming” to redeem themselves. Those who are deemed particularly dangerous “play” with the fey forever. This may include being tied to trees for sprite target practice, being aged rapidly by pixies to see what you’d look like older, becoming a servant for a satyrs desires, or seeing how long a dryad can spin you around by he head before it pops off.
Regardless, Merigold is a valuable ally. She has place a great amount of pixie spies in the town of Faredstad and warns the Tiefling village deeper into the woods if danger may be coming. Though her offense is lacking, her fey army can dance circles around even the toughest of groups as they’re incapacitated by poison darts, charmed into believing they are allies of the fey, or strangled by the roots and grass of the forest.