Located in the far West of Majeria, Shar is easily the largest “evil” nation in the world. It runs under a feudal system of government where warlords offer protection to those that work and defend their holdings. Essence veins in Shar are harnessed to create impressive war machines capable of great destruction. Other staples of Essence-use are weapons and hard-to-penetrate buildings. Essence is also used to fuel industrial complexes that process food making it an invaluable resource.
Shar is infamous for its direct role in organizing The Black March. The numerous warlords of Shar and surrounding territories came together under one banner in order to capture veins of Essence in the North and East. Shar’s veins had begun to evaporate due to the resident, traitorous Mages. Without access to their precious Essence Sharians were easily manipulated into sounding the horns of war.
Since The Mage Rebellion Shar’s boundaries have expanded exponentially. The warlords saw the value in unification and have remained as such. Even with the disbanding of The Black March, a formidable military presence remains firmly in tact. Without the Mages’ interference, veins of Essence begin to flow once more. Industrial complexes hum anew with activity. Shar managed to capture as many Mages as they brutally exterminated. They are forced to construct new complexes while kept under close watch by unforgiving Darkbringers. Because of this, Shar grows stronger daily and is a force with which to be reckoned.