She is willowy, with brown hair and large brown eyes. She wears her Great Serpent ring on her right hand.
Strength and Abilities
Due to being referred to as one of the two strongest Aes Sedai in her group, the other being Lemai, it is highly likely that she is strong in the One Power, and quite far above the Aes Sedai average.
This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described as 15(3). This is enough to open suitable gateway to Travel.
She sides with Elaida's White Tower after the coup.
Gabrelle convinces Toveine that they must publicly submit themselves to Lemai and Desandre, the two sisters who stand the highest among the captured Aes Sedai; Gabrelle says this is necessary to ensure that the captured Aes Sedai remain united.
She and Lemai become the leaders of the captive Aes Sedai. They issue orders that all Aes Sedai must achieve cordial relations with their Asha'man captors. According to Toveine Gazal, this is simply a ploy to lull the men into becoming amenable to them.
Toveine dislikes taking any orders from them.