The last Shade for now, Bryten, the Observing Shade. Bryten became a shade in order to gain more knowledge. He achieves this feat by becoming the most powerful historian. He has already read most of the records of the past and now he monitors the past to be. He wanders around to events which he believes to be important and watches them play out. He does not interfere, preferring to stay objective. His neutral nature often makes him the deciding factor when the two sides of Shades argue.