Shelden is a Redguard living in Passwall in the Shivering Isles. He claims to be the mayor because he showed up first. Even though nobody ever attempts to take over, no one really sees him as the mayor, either.
Shelden is one of the first people the Hero meets in Passwall; he is seen heading up to the Gatekeeper with Felas Sarandas to see a group of adventurers attempt to fight him. Besides some small tidbits of advice, he has very little to provide the Hero.
During Retaking the Fringe he will be seen again inside Xeddefen hiding from the Forces of Order. If he is allowed to follow the Hero, he will be of some use until they get split up. If he is told he needs to leave on his own, he will probably be killed by one of the Knights of Order or die during the collapse of the ruins.
- There is amber and madness ore in Shelden's house.
- If the amber and madness ore are taken it must be before doing the quest Retaking the Fringe.
- There are also alchemical ingredients in his house.
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (First appearance)