Shalak is an old acquaintance of Ringil. He owns a store in Ekelim at the corner of Dray and Blubber with a sign that says "COME IN AND SEE". He used to sell artifacts purportedly of Aldrain lore, but The Committee for Public Morals forced him to remove claims of magical powers, and to display a disclaimer that it was a fairy story. Ringil suspects Shalak to be a true believer in the Aldrain.

In The Steel Remains, Ringil goes to Shalak to ask him how to kill a dwenda.