The Shadow World is a dark and desolate version of any other one of the Seven worlds. It is the birthing place of all shadows, and is, strangely, very peaceful. The reason for this is that the Dark Master was banished for eternity by his mentor and superior, not to mention the Emperor of Shadows, the formidable Sir. The inhabitants are shadow creatures of all kinds, and are all connected to a specific human creature in the First World, as merely a shadow on the ground. Occasionally, they are disconnected from their bearer, making them volatile and dangerous, like Shaden soon after being separated from Ender.