A Hitchhicker's Guide to the Planes
Lady of Pain
The high-up man in Sigil, the one who ultimately watches over the Cage, is the Lady of Pain. She’s not a woman and she’s not human – nobody’s quite sure what
she is. The best guess is she’s a power, probably a greater power, but there’s also a theory that she’s a reformed tanar’ri lord, if such a thing’s possible. Whatever else she is, she’s the Lady of Pain, and given that, most other facts are extraneous.
For the most part the Lady (as she’s called) keeps distant from the squalid hurly-burly of the Cage. She doesn’t have a house, a palace, or a temple. Nobody worships her, and with good reason: Those that say prayers to her name get found with their skins flayed
off – a big discouragement to others. Sometimes she’s seen drifting through the streets, the edge of her gown just brushing over the cobblestones. She never speaks. Those who try interfering with her erupt in horrid gashes at just the touch of her gaze. Wise bloods find business elsewhere on those rare times she passes down the way. Eventually, her image fades and she vanishes into nothingness. Natives of Sigil view her with fearful awe, as she’s the uncaring protector of their home.