"As long as there are differences, we will tear ourselves apart fighting each other."
-The Shadow addressing The Hero.
The Shadow is the leader of the guild The Black Cloak Syndicate. He founded the guild as a motive to amass an army to conquer the planet and so far the guild is growing in numbers.
He seeks to conquer the planet to begin a new age where only people with his ideals exist on the planet, believing that differences give people weaknesses and does what he can to remove difference from the equation completely.
He is featured as one of the main villains of the story and is constantly appearing out of nowhere when the heroes least expect it.