Dracobellum; The Great War
Shardminds are the broken and shattered remains of a device known as the Living Gate, created at the Dawn War to hold back the Traveler and trap him within his realm. Due to some unknown cosmic event, the Gate was shattered, and their shards spread throughout the mortal realm. They go by many names, to Humans they are Saints, messrngers from the gods. To Dwarves they are Psionites, due to their powerful mental abilities, and the fact that many of them are simply killed for the raw material. In Halfling Lands they are Kessho, dangerous beings to be locked up by Oni Jailers. In Elven lands they are called Sialechor, Godsblood. To the Drakenkias, they are called Tianshi, and act as advisors to the government, believed to be the Voices of Tiamat.