In the common tongue of Ærria, Shääj’sha translates as “she who has crossed the Shroud”. The term has a masculine counterpart (Shääj’shun) and is a play on the word Shääj, which refers to the Shroud between realities.

More often than not, the Shroud is used for refer to the layer of non-space keeping Existence and Non-Existence apart, separated in different planes of existence. Similar Shrouds are believed to exist between Non-Existence and Subexistence, and between Subexistence and Inexistence. However, the sheer lack of empirical evidence had forced Alarian curators to put their existence to question.

The terms Shääj’sha and Shääj’shun carry their inherent negative connotations. In accordance to Alarian law, any entity capable of crossing the Shroud between Existence and Non-Existence (and lives to tell the tale) is automatically suspected of cosmic terrorism.

- Louise Blackwick

Advent 2018