She is middle aged, handsome, and has dark hair.
When she encounters Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand on their trip to Salidar, she recognizes them instantly from her orders from Elaida's White Tower. In order to capture the two for transport back to the White Tower she drugs them with forkroot tea and hides them in her upstairs bedroom. The two girls are rescued by Thomdril Merrilin and Juilin Sandar, who come looking for them after they fail to return to their camp. After Elayne and Nynaeve resume their trip to Salidar, Ronde sends a report to the Tower reporting her failure.
When Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan hears of this failure she orders that Ronde be severely punished for failing in her mission to capture the two runaways. For punishment, Ronde is flogged in front of her store. Elaida uses Ronde's punishment as an example of what failure will bring.
Because of her public humiliation and punishment by Aes Sedai, Ronde now carries a passionate hatred for all Aes Sedai. This hate leads her to plead to serve the Seanchan and she is taken into Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag's service. She then gives the Seanchan the secret of forkroot, which allows for them to effectively capture both wilders and Aes Sedai that are within their territory.