Strange, shadowy creatures. They appear to be Second Realm in origin, as they are raw energy of some form. They generally are harmless, and do not attempt to damage or disrupt those they come in contact with. They are animated shadows, and shadows do not cause damage. Shades, however, do obey the will of their creators. People capable of summoning Shades are few and far between, regardless. Shades must still be approached with a certain amount of caution, as no minion is more ideal for the rare Blood Void energy. Shades can and do take on additional personalities and forms depending on how they are treated, what they're expected to be, and they always reflect the heart of their creator. Smart Necromancers know to use Shades as their Undead stand-ins instead of going through the annoyance of animating corpses.