Shadowmane is a state of war for the Alkar people. Unlike their usual skirmishing and raiding Shadowmane rules that all feuds between Horselords are void until Shadowmane is complete on pain of instant death. Shadowmane invokes the Alkar’s most ancient traditions and beliefs. Once invoked all Seven Shifts ride as one and death o all who oppose them. Shadowmane is called by the Shift of Souls and is traditionally led by the Shift of Gales. During Shadowmane the Shifts raise the Desert Storm banner a magical artefact that symbolises the fury of Alkan united.