Ahn, A Shattered World
Shardshame is the name of the curse Gi bestowed on the Shaper race after he cast them out of Creation. The curse binds a Shaper to Ahn and ties their destiny to the people. This means that a Shaper can only gain power if they are worshiped by a Shard or a True Born, since the Light of Creation is kept sealed away from them. It is said that if a Shaper can gain complete dominion over Ahn, they would be powerful enough to assault the gates of Creation and break them without the aid of the Whisper.