Western Heartlands of Venarth
Raven Queen, Goddess of Shadow and Darkness
Raven Queen, Goddess of Death, Shadow and Darkness
Spinner of Fate, Mistress of Winter
PORTFOLIO: Death, Shadow and Darkness
Creed: Raven Queen, a mysterious deity who rules the Shadowfell from a palace of ice deep within that dread realm. The Raven Queen watches over the world, anticipating each creature’s death and ensuring that it meets its end at the proscribed time and place. As the ruler of the Shadowfell, she dwells in a decayed, dark reflection of the world. Her ability to reach into the world is limited.
The Raven Queen’s followers are expected to serve her will in the world. She concerns herself with ensuring that those fated to die pass from the world as expected, and bids her agents to defeat those who seek to cheat death through undeath or other imitations of immortality. She hates intelligent undead and expects her followers to strike them down, whereas mindless undead such as skeletons and zombies are little more than stumbling automatons in her eyes. She has clerics, but also has warlocks gaining power from her. They generally get along, but each tend to think of themselves as the higher servant. Her temples are rare, but often near graveyards due to her tie with the act of death; as such she is known to many races as the Raven Queen, each recognizing her place.
She expects her followers to abide by these commandments:
- Hold no pity for those who suffer and die, for death is the natural end of life.
- Bring down the proud who try to cast off the chains of fate. As the instrument of the Raven Queen, you must punish hubris where you find it.
- Watch for the cults of Orcus and stamp them out whenever they arise. The Demon Prince of the Undead seeks to claim the Raven Queen’s throne.
Raven Queen’s clerical domain is Grave