Veld is an old hedge wizard who suffers from dementia and paranoia, and makes her home in the Fangwood forest in order to maintain her privacy. She believes those who go into the forest should be able to survive on their own have no business being there.
While she is set in her ways, she's not completely without the ability to assist, though it will always be in a quid pro quo way and doesn't want to be drawn into the events surrounding the invasion. As such, she retains the ability to hide herself as needed, but will provide aid to individuals who can perform tasks for her.
Thoroughly entrenched in her hut, Veld will not join the refugees unless everything she possessed was destroyed. That said, Veld is confident in her ability to protect herself and her hut hides well among the ancient, looming trees.