The First One, also known as the Master of Time, was a prehistoric Shadowmaster in Hsien. His original name had been long forgotten and this sorcerer was only recalled in relation to the two above titles. The First One is credited with being the creator of many of the more bizarre Unknown Shadows that inhabit Hsien. He created them using pre-existing feral shadows from the glittering plain, improving his raw material by granting them superior intelligence and the physical attributes of a variety of natural creatures. As Croaker only briefly mentions this sorcerer in the Annals, little else is known.

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