Laurel is Queen Kettricken's huntswoman.
Laurel is tall and blonde. Although she comes from an Old Blood family, she does not possess the Wit herself. Laurel was teased and ostracized by her peers for her lack of magic, and as an adult harbors some lingering resentment towards the Witted.
She becomes Kettricken's ambassador to the Old Blood community in their efforts to end Old Blood persecution.
At some point, Laurel and Chade begin a romantic relationship, which results in Laurel becoming pregnant. Chade proposes that they marry, but Laurel rejects his offer and leaves Buckkeep, intent on keeping the identity of her child's father a secret. Laurel dies shortly after giving birth to a son, FitzVigilant.