The shardmind, like the kalashtar, are a by-product of the Maddening. While the kalashtar came into contact with, and become in a way part of, the Far Realm, shardmind are the antithesis of that place, being born from fragments of the crystal orb, the cracked barrier between the Far Realms, and the Astral Sea. They seem to be driven to repair the damaged orb, and frequently fight against the aberrant in the course of their journey, though there seems to be no unified idea of how to repair the damage. Of the two shardmind I encountered in the past two decades, the first came wishing information on glassworking, that he might replace the orb, while the second sought the first out, her mind set that he, and the rest of their race, needed to die that their animating forces be returned to repair the crystal orb. They are an odd group of people to say the least.