The ter'angreal is made of gold and is shaped like a swallow. It hangs from a golden chain and appears to be flying.
The golden swallow requires no channeling of its user to activate. It is used to detect the direction from which the One Power is being used, whether it is saidar or saidin. When either is channeled, the swallow will turn and appear to fly in the direction that the channeler is. The swallow will point towards saidin over saidar if both are being channeled, and will also take priority to point to linked circles of channelers.