- Slender, lovely woman
- Large brown eyes and long black hair hanging halfway to her waist
- Tall and full-bosomed
- SR(Ch. 4,Glossary)
At the beginning of The Fires of Heaven, Alteima is arriving in Caemlyn. She has fled Tear to evade the wrath of Tedosian, whom she had tried to poison, with hopes of snaring a wealthy husband. She meets with Morgase, and then is snared by Lord Gaebril/Rahvin.