Shar sacrificed her life to help Kahlan cross the boundary and stop Darken Rahl, who threatened to destroy all magical creatures within the Midlands. Her last wish was that she would be touched by Kahlan's power in order to be relieved from the pain night wisps go through when separated from their kind for so long. She told Richard her name so that he would be able to get the help of the night wisps if he ever needed them. The name allowed him to enter the night wisps' land when searching for Baraccus' private library several years later. Shar served as Baraccus' first test of Richard in his role as the counter to Jagang.
Behind the scenes Edit
In the Legend of the Seeker, a television series based on the Sword of Truth series, Shar was portrayed being killed after protecting Richard from an arrow shot at him, rather than due to separation from her people.