Sheik Shalavan is a former D'Shar lord exiled by Kadan Bahadur Khan for his disloyalty. Unlike most lords, Shalavan chose to stay in Pendor and plot bloody revenge against the Bahadur Khan. Before his fall from grace, he was the most powerful D'Shar vassal, rivaled only by the Caliphs. Among his ranks are his elite former household troops, some of the deadliest blades in the South. He has recruited many raiders and outlaws from D'Shar lands, and after he deposes the Bahadur Khan with his army, he intends to return the D'Shar to their nomadic roots.
Sheik Shalavan can be captured. His army generally numbers 350-400 men, and consists of the following:
- 50-90 Southern Rogue Knights
- 90-120 Southern Rogue Squires
- 64-90 D'Shar Ghazi Reavers
- 28-44 D'Shar Ghazi Dervishes
- 70-120 D'Shar Windriders