"The darkspawn are an evil that must be destroyed, it's true. Though not as evil as the birds... damnable feathered fiends!" -Shale
"Death to all pigeons!" -Shale
"Now, let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?" -Shale
"I see it found some augmentation crystals. I was not even aware it knew about them... well done! So? What does it think? They don't make me look any wider, do they? I find I am already too wide as it is." -Shale
"They should keep all flesh creatures in confinement, not just the mages." -Shale
Apparently roosting birds frequently ‘left their mark’ on Shale during her imprisonment.
On Soldier's Peak (after Levi has set up shop) the camp ravens slowly migrate towards Shale and begin to follow him around.
Originally her design called for her to be the same size as the other golems encountered during the game. The reason for the size reduction was that she couldn't fit through doors.
You can see a full-sized version of Shale during her nightmare in the Fade.
When your companions are wishing you luck before the final battle if Shale has not been chosen to join you her parting statement "Have fun storming the castle." is a quote from the film The Princess Bride from a scene just before the heroes invade a castle and win the day.
Shale was originally intended as part of the base game and not downloadable content. The golem was to be found in Redcliffe Village along with the Golem Control Rod in Wilhelm's Cottage.
In Dragon Age II Corff the Bartender in the Hanged Man indirectly mentions Shale when asked about recent news saying, "Apparently the pigeon population in Ferelden has taken a nose dive. Who would prey on those weak little birds?"
During the epilogue of Dragon Age II a picture of Shale chasing some chickens is present when Varric is flipping through Cassandra's book.