Steria is the widow of Balin living in New Ashos. She stops the player in the merchant area and asks them to accompany her to Balin’s grave to offer a prayer. She has been luring men to Balin’s grave for the sole purpose of feeding them to Balin who had become a zombie.
Steria seems to be under the impression that Balin is still alive and well despite his physical as well as mental state. She claims to have been feeding her own blood to Balin until she could no longer which forced her into having to lead others to the area. She will run away and refuse to speak to the player after Balin has been permanently put down.
"You... You killed him! YOU KILLED BALIN!! YOU MONSTER!" -Steria