|Sheska from the The Queen of Stone book.|
|Aliases||The Queen of Stone|
|Home||Cazhaak Draal, Droaam|
|3rd edition rules|
|Level (CR)||4 (CR 11)|
|Source||Eberron Campaign Setting, pg. 167|
|Source||Eberron Campaign Guide, pg. 123|
Sheshka, the Queen of Stone is the hereditary leader of the medusas of Cazhaak Draal, and by extension one of the most prominent warlords of Droaam. Her title is not merely an affection by one who rules over a relatively small area, but also reflects her connection with stone and her powers of petrification. So strong is her gaze that no spell may undo its effects, save for Sheska's own kiss.
|“||I am a queen in my own right, Lord Beren, and I held the granite throne centuries before the Daughters came to us. Droaam is stronger today than it was at the start of your Last War. But I am the Queen of Stone, and I will choose the path of my people.||”|
|— Sheshka, The Queen of Stone p.118|
Aside from her potent powers as a medusa, she is a skilled hunter and a cunning strategist. She enjoys training basilisks and cockatrices, and has several of such domesticated creatures at her disposal. Besides her often individually-minded medusa subject, she also commands a contingent of Znir Pact gnolls, who guard the outlying approaches to her city. The medusa Carash is her ambassador at the court of the Great Crag.
Unlike some of the other warlords of Droaam, Sheshka shows true concern for her people. She is not known to be cruel, and while she respects what the Daughters of Sora Kell are trying to do, she has not yet thrown her lot in with them completely, waiting to see if doing so would truly serve her people's best interests.
Sheshka is featured in the novel The Queen of Stone as a main character. In the novel she has a young pet basilisk named Szaj.