The wife of Sigurt, Fyrtha is unable to indulge in the normal pastime of upper class women. Instead of riding out to hunt, she stays at home, indulging in the sting of gem-wasps and tormenting the slaves.
The Scent of Tears Edit
Fyrtha is particularly upset with the taking of Dagmar as a concubine by her husband. She promises to deal harshly with a pregnancy and conspires to find ways to punish the new slave.
Like the rest of her family, Fyrtha is presumably killed by maddened racing wasps at the end of the story.