Now an influential venture-captain operating out of the grand Lodge of Absalom, Shvala got her start as an adventurer exploring the crumbling ruins of ancient Thassilon in her native Varisia. When the decemvirate requested her aid, she traveled to Absalom and was seduced by the city’s allure. Like Varisia, the Isle of Kortos is littered with ancient ruins, its many Siege Castles standing just outside the city’s shadow. The mile-high Spire of Nex immediately commanded her attention, and Shevala spent several years searching for a way into the sealed tower and collecting lore about Nex himself before finally succeeding in unlocking its door.
Still, at heart Shevala remains a wild Varisian girl, making annual trips to the lodge in Magnimar hat she helped found. She is a known associate of the renegade Pathfinder Eando Kline, and her association with rakish sellswords and charismatic scoundrels has given her a reputation as a playful and adventurous free spirit despite her persistently serious demeanor.