Rue is described as shorter than Jame but heavier by about thirty pounds, an example of the difference between the robust Kendar and the gracile Highborn. Her hair is straw-colored, and messily cut. She cut it and left it at High Keep, to be burnt in place of her body if she died far from home.
Rue is a "border brat", from a border Keep. She is described as behaving "stubbornly" and "pugnaciously".
↑The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter II: Departure" — " 'Erim, Quill, Rue, and what’s-his-name, oh yes, Killy, are now five-commanders.' "
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", II — " 'I have my lord's permission to train with the Highlord's folk. Min-drear randon always do.' "
↑Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", I — "Only one, a cadet named Rue, was shorter than Jame, although the Kendar girl outweighed the Highborn by a good thirty pounds."
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", II — "Frowning, she pushed back the hood of her forage jacket from straw-colored hair as rough-cut as a badly thatched roof."
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", II — "Rue's ill-cropped hair almost bristled. She had hacked it off to leave in her lord's cold hand in case she should never return—a poor substitute for her bones burnt to honorable ash on the pyre but better than nothing. If she had been glad to escape that grim place, guilt had made her chop all the more fiercely."