The Shaldmore are a short and strong race, similar in appearance to humans, although much more bulky. They are a generally secluded race, most often choosing to stay in their cities built inside of, or onto the sides of tall mountains. The Shaldmore range range in intellect, but they all share an innate strength and strong willpower. Unfortunately, they are unable to harness the power of magic, but they make up for it with mystical runes they craft from a mysterious ore found deep in the Earth, and with their brute strength and superior weapons and armor.

Shaldamores are sometimes referred to as Shalds; while this is a derogatory term on the surface, it is commonplace in Shaldamore society. The more formal term while on the surface is Shalden.