House Shael is easily the most powerful and important lord outside of House Luseysi itself within the Blessed Valley. Making their seat at the eponymous Castle Shael, and controlling Vemeer, the Kyre, and much of the upper Blessed River, the Counts Shael have an enormous agricultural tax base, as well as large trade revenues. They famously betrayed the False Stone near the end of the War of the Pale Brothers -- though this was hardly unusual at the conclusion of that lost cause.

The retainers of House Shael include House Cavernance and House Endelhom; its arms are a bleeding jade moon on white.