Shaniah was the teenage daughter of Caleb. She became very enamored in the adult and married Thorgal and made advances at him, but was rejected. Out of jealousy she lied about Thorgal, saying that he had aided an escaped prisoner. This caused a great tragedy in Thorgal's life as well as the life of the rest of the villagers. Thorgal was enslaved and only narrowly escaped to find the village burned down to the ground, the villagers slaughtered and Aaricia lost.
However, Shaniah later redeemed herself by giving her own life for his.