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The Shadow is an evil force in the mythology of The World R:2. Spawned once the light of the heavens were closed from the world, the Shadow corrupts the land and evokes the feralness of all things, creating monsters and a dangerous world uninhabitable to men. It is believed to be born of the presence of Cernunnos, the God of Death, who was the Younger Deity killed by his Eldest Sibling Sol, and rules over the Kingdom of the Dead. The monsters born of the Shadow are said to be his pawns in his attempt to rule the world and covet all of creation in his grasp.