Shade is a viscous, black liquid that shimmers with a faint purple sheen. It is viscous like tar, sticky like glue and exceptionally toxic. Shade is a form of energy, taken physical form in Dunia, that originates from the now-collapsed Shadow Realm, a neighboring dimension. It's main use is, or was, it's incredible energy density. It was used as fuel for the shadow powerplants around Dunia before the cataclysm.