Near the end of the First Age of Magic (966 GUE), Shad Treeskimmer
was a spritely fat little old man with beet-red cheeks and a thin
gray-white beard that reached to his belly. Shad was a master of IZYUK
and other new, improved flying spells. While this master of the Thriff
Guild of Enchanters loved the appearance of roses (which were
present in his FILFRE spells), his allergies prevented him from even
daring to get close to a real one.
In response to the encroaching evil caused by
the Great Terror, Shad set out by boat with the Great Shuboz
Khare the Watcher, Isthur Glee, Grimbol the Great, Raskil
Worrysnot, and Finister to find Anesi who was living near Caper's Hill.
These wizards believed that his youth would be the greatest advantage
against the Great Terror, for he still had his innocence and would not
be tempted to evil like most others.
Treeskimmer was the one who presented Anesi with the IZYUK spell and
instructed the young enchanter in its basics. With the rest of the
wizards, Shad Treeskimmer took care of Mildi and
Choboz while their son was gone on the quest, and after Anesi returned,
was willing to stay around for as long as was needed.