- Stocky woman, tall as Barasine
- Dark hair worn in a bun
- Large eyes
- Aes Sedai
- Mistress of Novices in Elaida's White Tower
As of the beginning of The Fires of Heaven, Silviana is Mistress of Novices in the White Tower under Elaida.
At the beginning of Knife of Dreams, Silviana is in the White Tower.