Shala Karanok was the ruler of Chessenta until Tchazzar's return in 1479 DR, when she relinquished the throne and became a minor dignitary in Tchazzar's court.[1]

In order to divert suspicion from Jhesrhi Coldcreek, Shala took the blame for the sabotage of Tchazzar's supplies and he threw her in the dungeon. She was rescued by Chessentan nobles at the start of the Battle of Luthcheq and she returned to kill Tchazzar after he had been weakened by Jhesri's magic.[2]

Shala reclaimed the throne of Chessenta and reimposed restrictions on mages.[2]


As of 1479 DR, Shala was middle-aged and solidly built with a square jaw and dark hair. She preferred to wear masculine clothing.[3]


  1. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786955619.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786957980.
  3. Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786953969.