Sickly Bernice is a hypochondriac Breton and owner of Sickly Bernice’s Taphouse the only place for bed, food, and drink in Crucible, New Sheoth. She believes herself to be dying from an imaginary illness and seeks out someone to fetch a special and unique medicine called ‘Aquanostrum’ that will supposedly cure it. However even after taking the medicine she continues to believe herself ill, asking for more of the supposed cure. Even though she cannot die a tombstone for her exists: "This time, she was right."
Her own brand of wine comes in three variants: Summer Wine, Roofwater Wine, and the expensive Alley Wine. She proves useful when searching for information on a conspiracy to assassinate Lady Syl.
"I wouldn't be caught dead at Sickly Bernice's... though I imagine her customers might." -Towns Folk
"If at Sickly Bernice's Taphouse you wish to drink, take a moment to stop and think. In Crucible lives poor Bernice, she's sick I think you'll find. But is it really illness, or is it all just in her mind? At this place though you may be, if you look you won't find me." -Halion
"The Gatekeeper has died. Wonder what got him. Collywobbles? Greenspore?" -Sickly Bernice
"The Resonator is active once again? Perhaps it will draw the disease from my body." -Sickly Bernice