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Shaker is a coastal city in the northwesterly region of the northern continent mentioned in Shadows Linger. It is the next major city south of Meadenvil. Although elements of the Black Company passed through Shaker during an overland trek from Meadenvil to their ultimate destination of Chimney to the south, no specifics about Shaker were detailed by Croaker the historian in his Annals. Croaker merely states that after they arrived in Shaker, their temporary follower Asa left them without a farewell, and that the Company "took a day off" in this city to prepare for the next leg of their trek.

Though the city itself is barely mentioned, the Shaker Road which connects Meadenvil to Shaker features prominently in the movements of the Company and several other men in Shadows Linger. The proto-black castle under construction by the castle creatures was located in a desolate spot about 7 miles east of Shaker Road's 12th milestone.

Kingpin told Croaker that Shaker was 247 miles south of Meadenvil, whereas the Meadenvil country innkeeper stated this distance was 224 miles. The innkeeper's status as a lifelong resident of the region – with strong ties to numerous people south of him – suggests his count is the more accurate one. The innkeeper also estimated that Shaker is about 200 miles north of the next coastal city, Needle.

The first group of Black Company men to pass through Shaker included Croaker, One-Eye, Goblin, Silent, Otto, Hagop, and Pawnbroker. Roughly 19 days later, a second group – at least 70 men led by Elmo and transporting the Company's treasure chest – must have also rode through Shaker.

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