The Alchemists' Quest
Salah's Pity Wife
Phoebe was Virtue’s nursemaid when the princess was young. Her husband died when they were in their old age, and Virtue could not stand the thought of her friend being alone. So she made her new husband, Salah, take Phoebe in as another wife.
Phoebe and Salah know that they are only together to please Virtue, and they get along well enough with each other. Phoebe’s hearing has gone, as well as most of her teeth. Salah and Ardence tend to call her Feeble, even to her face (Phoebe finds this endearing) though never within earshot of Virtue.