The Shift-shaper is a monster that is an overly complex machine life form. In fact, it is so complex that it is somewhat unreliable and subject to breaking down.
A Shift-shaper would truly be an ingenious machine if it worked. It has been seen in numerous varieties of shapes and forms, including having any number of wheels. At times, a hero may be tempted to ride a Shift-shaper when on a long quest, but the rider should be be weary because a Shift-shaper may chose to change shape at any time and will most likely breakdown and hurt the hero.
No one knows exactly where the Shift-shaper came from. A handful of reports say that it seems to poorly mass produce its self, but the manufacturing plants are either very far away or very well hidden.
The Shift-shaper is most often found on the trail. They are rather noisy; a rickety clunking can be heard followed by explosive backfires and bellows of black smoke. No one could sneak up on another person riding one of these.
Some heroes have reported the Shift-shaper leaving behind a few coins and useful artifacts, including a leather rope.