Shades are assassin's for hire. Using any and all means necessary to get the job done. As adept with a bow as they are with a blade. Shades stalk their prey with shadow, stealth and subterfuge. These penumbra warriors are revered and feared as bringers of death. Shades have been known to occasionally work with others when it suits their needs.
When there is need for some hot beats, spicy melodies, and saucy lyricism you definitely want a bard. When there is a heated battle coming to you or you need protection from an incendiary disagreement you want a warrior. Why not have both? Straight out of Vostour, the Scalding Skald is a unique training path for an aspiring samurai who wants to gift all of Orn with song and protect all the friends they meet along the way.