The Alchemists' Quest
Salah's Favorite Wife
Ardence is a poor girl from the deserts. She and Salah were childhood friends, and she was distraught when Salah was forced away to the madrasa to become a paladin. She forgave him when he returned as Ishik’s chosen and claimed her as his wife.
Always frail and sickly, Ardence’s health has continued to deteriorate over the years. None know what sickness plagues her, though most agree she has few years left to live.