The Order of the Shieldwall has its origins in the most ancient of dwarven kingdoms, strongholds, and tribal systems. In the age of the Teluna Empire, the order was integrated into the empire as a knightly order charged with defending its borders and major fortifications. In modern times, the order has been "reduced" to only guarding sites of prophetic importance, with their chapter home in Camilia's Gate.

The order is answerable directly to the emperor, and only the emperor, of the Teluna Empire. None now stand who may call upon their loyalty, and so they follow their grandmaster in all things. They worship an aspect of Losogun, a dwarven primordial deity of the forge.