Dark Sun: The Tyrant of Tyr
Shoshana Beryl is the matriarch of Beryl Manor. To most citizens who know of her they see her as a well educated and well-to-do busy-body with too much time on her hands! She is a constant presence at the Senate trying to raise whatever issue is most pressing in her long list of gripes against the city. She has managed to avoid assassinations and many political plots against her purely through her own ingenuity and also because generally most people believe her actions are for the benefit of most citizens in the city. She is tolerated but has very little power in the political elite of Tyr.