She has long dark hair to her waist with touches of white at her temples and large dark eyes.
She was carneira or first lover to Lan Mandragoran. Malkier custom now ties Lan to her. After the first night of being lovers, she cuts Lan's hair to his shoulders and keeps a lock of it now, called a daori.
Years later she raises the Golden Crane for Lan. She meets Lan in the Throne Room of Kandor in Chachin and kneels before him, pledging her fealty to him. She plans for Lan to marry her daughter Iselle Arrel so Iselle can become Queen of Malkier. After Iselle is killed by Merean Redhill, she loses her passion for life.