The true origin of the Shadowland is unknown. Most believe it to have always existed, along with the Otherworld and Earthrealm. It's recent technological advancements have come as a great suprise to the people of Shadowland, as recent arrivals usually abandon all technology from their town. The Shadowland has a unique governing system, with a leading, usually absent King, and his Daughter and son, along with their counselors. This system has kept the Shadowland out of war for many decades.