Commonly referred to as 'the Headmistress' of the Sword's Guild.
female human, age 48
She was the wife of the founder, and took up leadership on his death. She runs a tight ship, but allows each chapter to pretty much rule itself given the distances between cities. She still keeps tabs on what happens in each city and has runners and other means of keeping communication open.
Krysten is a Paladin who retired from her order when she took up leadership.