Lelaine is tall, slender and pretty, with a warm smile that transforms her face, although she does not smile often. She is dignified, has dark penetrating eyes, an almond face with full lips.
Lelaine is strong in the One Power being as strong as Romanda and Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, and Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche before their respective events that changed their strength.
She has been a Sitter in the Hall of the Tower for forty years She was one of the Blue Ajah Sitters who presented the shawl to Moiraine and Siuan when they first became Aes Sedai.
Lelaine was a good friend of Siuan before she became Amyrlin.
She has a single Warder named Burin Shaeren. She is what would have once been considered very strong in the One Power, being the equal of the likes of Moiraine Damodred, Siuan Sanche, Elaida a'Roihan and Romanda Cassin, the latter of whom she is engaged in a bitter rivalry with.
To Salidar Edit
She has allied herself with the Salidar Aes Sedai.
While in Salidar, she is seen by Nynaeve al'Meara watching over Logain as he speaks to nobles about being set up as a false dragon by the Red Ajah. She approaches Nynaeve later asking about Rand al'Thor and her attempts to Heal Stilling.
She is the leader of one of the factions within Salidar which contains Faiselle, Takima and Lyrelle. She is not very fond of Romanda Cassin only voting for Egwene as Amyrlin so Romanda would not be Amyrlin. She still treats Egwene as a girl and thinks of her only as a figurehead.
She hires a new maid for Egwene called Selame.
She travels with Egwene to meet with various nobles along the border of Andor, where she insists on speaking on Egwene's behalf. She is finally set down in her place by Egwene when Egwene forces the Hall to declare war on Elaida.
She votes "yes" in the Rebel Hall of the Tower, this time for an alliance with the Black Tower. She later seeks an audience with Egwene by herself. She uses Egwene's new advisor Maigan, to sound off about the idea of using Compulsion through the bond, when the Asha'man from the Black Tower are made Warders. Egwene states under no uncertain terms that Compulsion is not to be used.
Egwene captured Edit
She tells Nisao Dachen to stop her investigation on the deaths of both Kairen Stang and Anaiya, citing that it is Blue Ajah business. She calls an emergency meeting of the Hall, where Jahar Narishma arrives with the offer to bond forty-seven Asha'man. She votes "yes" to the offer and it is accepted.
With Egwene missing, Lelaine begins to reach for more power, all the while pretending to be acting in Egwene's name. Ashmanaille comes to Lelaine with the news that Elaida a'Roihan's White Tower can now Travel. Lelaine lets this news slip in front of novices and then calls a meeting with the Hall about this news but refuses to have it Sealed to the Hall. Both instances are used to create panic and then a firm hand being forced to take control- Lelaine's hand. She is part of the group who question Shemerin about how she escaped the White Tower. She forbids Gawyn Trakand to make any rescue attempt on Egwene. She is one of the Sitters to re-swear the Three Oaths on the Oath Rod and prove that she is not Black Ajah. She is then part of the unanimous vote to attack the White Tower with their army. She later delivers the news to Egwene that all the dreaming ter'angreal were taken by Sheriam Bayanar. She withdraws her support for Egwene when she finds out that Silviana Brehon has been raised to Keeper of the Chronicles instead of her.
The Tower re-united Edit
Lelaine remains a Sitter when the Hall of the Tower is re-united after the White Tower Schism. She is present at Nynaeve's testing for the shawl, where she, along with Rubinde and Barasine, refuses to accept Nynaeve as a full Aes Sedai, due to failing to uphold "proper decorum" and "Aes Sedai" calmness.
The Sitters try to hold a secret meeting without Egwene, discussing ways to temper the Amyrlin's power when a declaration of war is called. Lelaine voted for a proposal that would allow only Egwene to deal with the monarchy of the world, which includes Rand as he is King of Illian, while the Hall would take over prosecution of the war and deal with Gareth Bryne's army. In that same meeting, Lelaine voted in favor of the new rules and procedures in the Hall, which included temporarily replacing a Sitter when she is absent from the Hall and that no meeting of the Hall can commence without all Sitters and the Amyrlin Seat being present.