Shade was an Elven Rogue student at the Neverwinter Academy, with dreams of becoming a skilled assassin. As part of his training in espionage, he and Silk spied on the student who would become the Hero of Neverwinter. When his quarry was going to graduate, he considered moving up to spying on Aribeth de Tylmarande. He was slain in the attack on the Academy.
- "This Academy student seems confident and able, and is likely close to finishing his training here. Hopefully he'll be ready for the troubled times ahead." (NWN "Examine" Description)
Shade is an NPC from the Prologue of Neverwinter Nights. The female player can have a brief romantic flirtation with Shade.