She was 5'2" tall and quite stout, with copper skin. Shahal had a flirtatious streak; in fact, when she chose to flirt, men quickly forgot that she was short and stout. She is roughly 200 years old.
Shahal is not very strong in the One Power. Her level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 34(22) which is an intermediate level in Aes Sedai hierarchy. With this level of strength she is unable to open alone a suitable gateway to Travel.
When Cadsuane went to Far Madding searching for Rand, she left Shahal Comanli, Silvane Redfor, Rosara Medrano and other sisters to keep an eye on the situation in Cairhien, under the leadership of Samitsu Tamagowa.
Particularity of this characterEdit
Shahal Comanli is described only in "The Wheel of Time Companion", she is never mentioned in the main books of the Wheel of Time.