|“||[Shivetya] says his original reason for being created was to manage the machinery that saw that travelers got where they wanted to go. Over time there were battles upon the plain, wars between the worlds, this fortress was built around him, and at every stage he was saddled with additional duties. Sleepy, the creature is half as old as time itself. He actually witnessed the battle between Kina and the demons when the Lords of Light fought the Lords of Darkness. It was the first great war between the worlds, it did take place here on the plain, and none of the myths have got it close to right.||”|
Shivetya was a colossus with three eyes, nailed to wooden throne with silver knives in the Fortress With No Name at the center of the gigantic Plain of Glittering Stone. His name meant "deathless" and he was also burdened with guarding the way to Kina's resting place.
Shivetya was tired of his eternal duty. He made a deal with the Black Company and helped them on numerous occasions. Once Kina was destroyed and the Nef agreed to take over the maintenance of the Plain of Glittering Stone, he was free. In the end Croaker granted him his wish, which was to find death. They did this by exchanging bodies, making Croaker the caretaker of the Plain of Glittering Stone and the sixteen worlds it connected, while Shivetya got to live in Croaker's body until that time it would expire naturally.