Shanna is descended from the famous Captain Sisay and wields her renowned ancestor's sword. She is thrilled to be able to serve on the Weatherlight under Jhoira's command, but she also thinks "Captain Shanna" has a nice ring to it. If Jhoira should ever decide to retire and focus all her attention on Shivan affairs, Shanna would be happy to take her place.
Shanna is a swordswoman with dark skin and dark hair in a crown of braids, who dresses in metal and leather armor. She wields Sisay's weapons and, like her ancestor, she is practically immune against magic. Shanna is rather ambitious, as she wants to succeed Jhoira as captain of the Weatherlight.