Ekkaia is a wizened old gnome crone running the Silver Broach, a small wards and magical items shop in the refugee encampment of Refugee Woods. Ekkaia, who has been living for more than a century, collects and sells items that she believes will grant some means of protection to the downtrodden and poor in Mirrenwald. She views her jobs as a public service, and carries plenty of testimonials from buyers who claim her products saved their lives.
Despite making a living selling wards, Ekkaia was unable to defend herself against a pair of charming thieves, who simultaneously won her heart and robbed her blind. Bankrupted by the event, she travels the highways of Mirrenwald.