This character is played by Jin.
Shayla is a 19 year old Elf shaman who has been called by the spirits to venture out into the world and learn its ways, and to gain a greater understanding of her role in it and the purpose of her existence.
Shayla travels with a spirit companion, a huge wolf who has no given name – at least none that Shayla has shared with anyone. The spirit serves as Shayla’s guide and companion, and she pays special heed to his advice. The spirit wolf’s mannerisms and obvious intelligence suggest he is somewhat more than he seems, but it is not clear precisely what else he might be. He has a wicked, feral sense of humor; he often will make jokes at the expense of those around him that are generally lost on Shayla. This is often the subject of his jokes about her. It is very clear that Shayla is extremely dear to him, however, and he does not generally tolerate anyone else making fun of her.
Shayla makes no mention of anyone from her past, and generally does not speak of her childhood at all even when pressed. At times, however, she will let slip details about visions or conversations she has had with a woman in her dreams. Also nameless, the woman is described as older than Shayla, but similar enough in appearance to suggest a blood relation. Shayla is unwilling to speak about her directly even when she does accidentally mention her.
Ties to: Kevara Bloodbane
Shayla is aware that Warlocks often carry special connections to the Fae and other spirit creatures. She feels a sort of professional kinship toward Kevara in this regard, and respects her as something of a fellow practitioner. Her quest for knowledge is very similar to Shaylaâ€™s own task. Additionally, she takes simple joy in Kevara as another girl to keep company with.
Contrast to: Lazan Silvershaper
Shayla does not understand Lazan or his interest in â€śshiniesâ€ť as he would call them. Her own past has left her with little knowledge or appreciation of the value of material things. His often apparent dislike of Kevara has not endeared him to her either. Also, her spirit companion believes this tiny person would make an excellent snack, which she has taken to heart.