: I've never seen Shades in an army supposedly lead by
: Soulblighter. The only ones in Myth II serve Shiver or : The Deceiver.
I'm being picky, yes I know, but that's what I'm good at, so I'll just do it anyway. So there =)
The Deceiver (unless there's some way to use the binding dream on a Shade, and there are shade's in a level where you have access to the Deceiver, the Deceiver controls no shades in M2. For the first half of the game, or so, he's a popsicle; for the remainder, he's either your ally, and thus has no access to shades, or he's dead. (And no, I really don't remember him having any shades to play with when you try to get the Trow to join you as opposed to KIK-ing you)
Also, I'd be surprised if Soulblighter was simply unable to create shades altogether—if anything else, he could have easily forced Shiver to tell him how in M2.