Strength and AbilitiesEdit
Being a Sitter in the Hall for a while means that Samalin is also a high ranking sister and a strong channeller by Aes Sedai standards. Thus she has the strength needed to use the travel weave.
This is not confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described only as 22(10). But this is probably a mistake because nine levels below the strongest Sitters would mean that Samalin was a too weak Sitter compared to them.
Samalin's true level of strength can be guessed by the time she spent as Novice and Accepted which was in total eleven years, roughly the same or little less than Sarene, Verin, Alanna, Merana that are between levels 17(5) and 18(6), in fact the time spent in training usually reflects the strength of an Aes Sedai.
Samalin is Murandian and 65 years old; she was born in the year 935 NE and went to the White Tower in 952 NE. After spending six years as Novice and five as Accepted she was raised to the shawl in the year 963NE.
Samalin has only one Warder, to whom she is married, though that is not widely known.
Samalin was elected Sitter for the Green in Salidar although she was young for it.
It is presumed that she fought in and survived the Last Battle.