She is lean with bells in her hair. She stands 5'6 tall, with a narrow face, dark eyes, and dark hair cut off above the shoulders and tied back with a black ribbon.
She had mannish mannerisms, a brisk way of talking, and seemed tightly coiled. She seemed lean and hard as any Maiden of the Spear.
She did not sound cultured or educated, but she was brisk and no-nonsense.
She is from Arafel. She was a merchant';s guard for nearly twenty years, which was very rare.
She is reticent about her past.
She is one of the Queens's Guards placed as a bodyguard when Elayne Trakand moves through Caemlyn to greet the people. She comes to argue with Elayne about having a group of bodyguard around her when she goes to meet with the Borderlander Rulers. Birgitte Silverbow sends her away without any luck.
She is part of Elayne's bodyguard, when Elayne does her tour around Andor visiting all the minor Houses.
Birgitte thinks she is a natural bannerman, but Elayne wants her to command, saying that a bannerman could handle about twenty (the number she hoped to keep the bodyguard to).
She starts as an under-lieutenant, then becomes second to Doilin Mellar when he is Captain. She later becomes a lieutanent with two knots of rank.