“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”
Daphissa Beestinger is the shrewd and calculating archdruid of the Sand Circle druids in Bratana. She firmly believes that only the strong should be allowed to survive, and the weak hold back everyone else.
When the Pathseekers arrived in the Sand Circle on a call of aid, they learned that the call had come from their friend Moras, set on a suicide mission by Daphissa. Once Moras had been rescued, a truth had been uncovered about Daphissa: that she was commanding her druids to exterminate the gyppa, a perceived threat in the south.
Daphissa exiled the Pathseekers (and Sebba Kurbach) from the Sand Circle. During the Battle of Broken Chains, Daphissa took advantage of the chaos to invade Karamezra, the gyppa capital, and exterminate the species almost in its entirety.
Daphissa currently has a tribunal called on her for her actions. Although the date has not been set, Archdruid Thro’gok has agreed to proceed with the tribunal.