Shaumkil was located west of Pardraya and north of Makuran. Its borders were the Shaum and Degird Rivers to the east and south. Shaumkhil was once part of Pardraya but the Arshaum invaded and drove the Khamorth east of the Mylasa River, later called the Shaum River. The Arshaum are fierce warriors and have physical characteristics that include flat faces, little facial hair, epicanthic eye-folds, and golden-skin.
Arshaum clans include the Grey Horse and the Black Sheep.