He ruled the province of Shadaki which granted him control of an army of brutal soldiers. He bound his people to demonic worship and set out to create an empire. He waged war on the surrounding provinces and subjugated a large portion of the Southern tip of Magnamund in what became known to the Shadakine as the Old Wars of the Empire. The land they conquered became known as the Shadakine Empire.
They had wandered the void of the Daziarn for countless millenia in search of a home.
These devotees of the Goddess Ishir soon ventured onto Magnamund motivated by insatiable curiosity and the longing for a home. The Human race emerged on Magnamund soon after the arrival of the Shianti. Humanity came to worship the Shianti because of their power. They were known as Suukon in the East and Majhan in the North. They were later remembered as simply the Ancients. Remnants of the Shianti religion persisted at the time that Grey Star ventured into Southern Magnamund. This religion was forced underground by the Shadakine Empire. Grey Star met a priest of the Shianti religion that had been imprisoned for twenty years while he was at the Hall of Correction.
The presence of the Shianti and their Moonstone caused an imbalance that would have lead to the triumph of Evil. Humanity had to learn to stand on its own without the Shianti or the Moonstone. Ishir in bodily form warned the Shianti of this eventuality (about MS 3000). "The children of this world must claim their inheritance. The time has come and they must learn to stand alone. They are lost in their worship of you and the day draws ever nearer when they will covet the power of the Moonstone." (Grey Star the Wizard, p. 10) The Shianti agreed to exile themselves on the Isle of Lorn and the Moonstone to the Daziarn. They vowed to Ishir that they would never again interfere in the affairs of Magnamund. This exile came at the same time as the rise to power of the Drakkarim nation.
It was used by Ulnar I to kill Archlord Vashna. Later, it was given to Durenor as a symbol of the mutual trust between the countries. In return, the Durenese gave Sommerlund the Seal of Hammerdal with a promise that the Sommerswerd would be returned on demand to the bearer of the Seal.
Also the name of the Sommlending's native language.
He recorded his wisdom and experiences in the Book of the Magnakai.