Shen'fya is a survivalist, as seen when Sandaur'recherrai Val'Illhar'dro discovers her killing Drowussu slaves in the Illhar'dro palace. She claims that it was better to kill the slaves and servants now before they've had the chance to betray her, which Sandaur calls her mad for doing so.
Later on during the Sharen offensive, Shen'fya becomes tainted and desperate to live--she killed anyone that stood in her way as she tried to make for the Queen's armory. Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen and Nau'kheol Vel'Sharen follow her and demand the location of Balsii Val'Illhar'dro but instead they are attacked by Shen'fya. She finds a giant blue soulmir crystal containing a powerful turtle summon and attempts to use it on the siblings, but the stone proves to be too powerful for an untrained summoner to use and kills her, completely draining Shen'fya's aura.
This article reflects events up to chapter 39.