Vernal was a member of the Branwen Tribe and held a certain degree of authority as two bandits stood at attention when she approached them. Later during the events of "Vault of the Spring Maiden" it was revealed that Vernal genuinely cared and cherished the Bandit Tribe as she considers each and every member family as seen when she desired to quickly finish whatever business Salem had with them quickly and to no longer be involved in their Shadow War.
Vernal was very loyal to Raven and even performed menial tasks for her, such as pouring tea for Raven's guests,this relationship was strong enough for Raven to develop a link with Vernal in order to use her Semblance,Kindred Link.
Vernal was dismissive of Cinder, quick to show lack of interest in Cinder's ideas despite Cinder's apparent interest.
Vernal was one of Weiss Schnee's captors who attempted to ransom Weiss out to her father. Despite the hostility inherent in their circumstances, Vernal stated she believed that Weiss would do well in the bandit tribe. Later on, the two fought each other at Haven Academy, and Vernal easily overpowered Weiss.