- Compact, solid, and larger-seeming than he was
- Blue-eyed and golden-haired, with a neat, square-trimmed beard
- Slanting scar across his face from hairline to jaw
- FOH(Ch. 2,7)
At the beginning of The Fires of Heaven, Sammael takes up Lanfear on an invitation to visit Rahvin, joined by Graendal as well, for a conference, on the possibility of bringing Rand to kneel to the Great Lord of The Dark. He is known by Rand and others to be in Illian.