Many of the peoples of Tol have relationships with the various Primal Spirits of the world. In some cases, however, an individual begins to attract spirits, able to communicate and interact with them. When one of these individuals forges a strong bond with a specific spirit, they are referred to as a shaman.
Shamans have very special relationships with the spirit world, and their spirit companions are the strongest manifestation of this relationship. Through their spirit companions, shamans are able to heal and protect their allies. They’re also able to call on the aid of other spirits to battle their enemies. Through their relationships with the spirits, they can be formidible opponents in battle.
Because the spirits of Tol can communicate with anyone, shamans can appear among any race or people. There are no more shamans among those races who venerate the Primal Spirits than there are among those peoples who venerate the Gods.