The Raven Queen is the name the shadar-kai give to some deific representation of Death. The shadar-kai, who consider themselves the people of the Raven Queen, speak of her as mortals might speak of a god, and describe her as receiving the souls of deceased mortals by way of the Shadowfell in which they reside. No such figure was known prior to the Puncture which brought the Shadowfell into existence in Multiverse A. It is unclear whether the Raven Queen is a new god, a new name for an old god, something else, or simply shadar-kai superstition. The shadar-kai, however, take her very seriously, even to the extent of staging deadly arena matches to determine which side of a conflict has the support of the Raven Queen.