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The Imperial Shadows protecting the Emperor from magical attack.

The Emperor's Shadows are an elite cadre of Imperial mages in Betrayal in Antara.


Imperial Shadows during a telepathic interrogation.

The Shadows guard the Emperor and investigate magical threats against him. Described as neither gentle nor cruel, they are able to magically question suspects by reading their minds, a process ranging from headache-inducing to agonizing depending on the subject's cooperation. They also assist in setting policy among the Empire's magical community.


  • "SHADOWS" is the solution to a lever chest found in the northern passage from Grandeur to the Ridgewood: "Most people have one. The Emperor has at least two."