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The Regent of Shadow is one of the chief Lords of Darkness in Gunni mythology.

An old Gunni myth touched upon in Dreams of Steel mentions his combat with Kina in prehistoric times and claims to link him to the Lances of Passion carried by the Free Companies of Khatovar. In that myth, Kina hacks off the Regent's penis during her epic battle against the demon horde that had been sent by the Lords of Darkness to kill the Lords of Light. The severed member is later fashioned into one of shafts of the Lances (with 2 of the other Lance shafts purportedly fashioned from Kina's own thighbones and the remaining 5 from the wood of a tree containing the spirit of Rhavi-Lemna).

In the modern Annals of the Black Company, the wizard Longshadow wondered if perhaps the Free Companies had been sent forth by the "Regent of Shadow, weary of being at a disadvantage in the lists of love". The myth – like virtually all other legends associated with Kina – and Longshadow's musings were eventually proven false following revelations from Murgen. Instead, the Lances were actually the creations of sorcerers from Khatovar who were familiar with the workings of Shadowgates.

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