Shalon is pretty and, because of her ability to channel, still appears young.
The Bargain Edit
During her time spent at the Sun Palace, Shalon met and befriended Ailil Riatin, a Cairhienin noblewoman. The friendship became sexual; a fact the pair went to some length to conceal, due to the disgrace that Shalon's extra-marial affair would cause her.
They are discovered together by Rand shortly after the Asha'man assault on the Sun Palace and, unaware of what he has discovered, he shields Shalon and ties them up under their bed for their own safety, and for his. They are later discovered and held captive by Cadsuane Melaidhrin, and mistakenly believe she is aware of their secret, unwittingly revealing it themselves. Cadsuane and Verin Mathwin both now know the true nature of their relationship, and are using it to blackmail the pair into helping them.
She accompanies Cadsuane to Far Madding. She participates in the Battle near Shadar Logoth where she links with Verin Mathwin and Kumira. She is attacked by Graendal during the battle and Kumira is killed.
She then goes with Harine, when Harine is summoned by the First Twelve. They go to Tear, when the meeting was in Illian and Zaida din Parede Blackwing is elected Mistress of the Ships. Harine is punished for her bargain being found wanting with Rand. Zaida then summons the First Twelve again, where they meet with Rand's ambassador Logain Ablar. During this meeting Cemeille din Selaan Long Eyes comes with the news of the Amayar committing mass suicide.