Kiruna was statuesque and regal-looking, with dark eyes, arrogantly beautiful. As a member of the Royal House of Arafel, her queen-like demeanor was hardly surprising.
Strength and AbilitiesEdit
Kiruna was strong in the One Power, belonging to the upper tier in strength amongst modern Aes Sedai. This is confirmed when Merana Ambrey realizes her embassy from the Salidar Aes Sedai to Caemlyn are deferring to Kiruna because she is stronger than Merana. The fact that Merana, who is about equal in the One Power to Verin Mathwin, is noticeably weaker than Kiruna indicates that she is quite a strong channeler. She equals other Aes Sedai such as her companion Bera Harkin, Kwamesa, Anaiya and Myrelle Berengari. She was strong more than enough to open a gateway to travel.
This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described as 14(2).
She and Bera were pillow friends, though both exclusively liked men after becoming Aes Sedai.
Kiruna and Bera Harkin were sent by the Salidar Aes Sedai to make contact with Rand at the Aiel Waste. En route, they discovered that Rand was in Caemlyn and traveled there instead, joining up with the Salidar Aes Sedai embassy already there. She took over leadership from Merana Ambrey and dissolved the Salidar delegation, going with Bera to see if they could catch up with Rand in Cairhien.
Kiruna was made an apprentice to the Wise Ones in Cairhien. Cadsuane Melaidhrin arrived in Cairhien and found her and Bera and drilled them on all the events that had occurred recently. Among the Salidar Aes Sedai sworn to Rand, she had the hardest time adjusting to her new status.
Min Farshaw sees an aura of brownish yellow and a deep purple around her.
Her name is identical to that of a middle-sized, important city in the north of Sweden, Kiruna.