You concentrate on her mind and you are shocked to find that she is not alive,
as she seems, but has been dead for many years.
Ever since a raging fire — a curse put on her by Balthus Dire himself
for failing to launder his robes in time for an important meeting —
burned her and her children to death,
her ghostly body has been doomed to wash clothes for eternity.
She is indeed a miserable wretch.
You now notice that she is growing angry and suspicious with your presence.
She is chanting something under her breath.
Will you attempt to talk to her ?,
or will you try to move quickly on past her along the path ?