He was an efficient, experienced, young beardless soldier who enjoyed fighting. He usually laughed when he was fighting.
Caniedrin is an archer of rare skill. He brought Lan's horse, Cat Dancer, to him before the battle at the Hook. Later, Lan was shot with an arrow by Caniedrin while traveling with a young Moiraine Damodred when they are searching for the Dragon Reborn. Bukama Marenellin fired back and killed him. While dying he revealed to Lan that he was paid by someone to assassinate him.