The Quarass and five other tribal leaders are part of one of these Shelter Kingdoms. In recent politics, the voice of the leaders of the Shelter Kingdom hold sway over a great deal of eastern Chandrar.
Four Shield Kingdoms still remain, sometimes waning in power, but never erased. Germina is one of them, and the Quarass, thanks to her inherited memories, is capable of still remembering the purpose of the Shield Kingdoms and who their foe is.
- Speculation: From Chapters 4.06 KM, 6.54 K and Chapter 6.55 K it seems likely that Dragons are what the Shield Kingdoms shield against.