The origins of this harsh language are unclear. It seems to share linguistic roots with Abyssal, and some scholars believe it is a derivative tongue. However, no current theory can adequately explain the connection. Shaal is sometimes associated with the more potent metaspirits, but even the Meme Lords seem loathe to use it frivolously. The reasons for this reluctance are not currently known, and no creature of such arcane ilk seems interested in informing the mortal kind.