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Could someone tell me what they know of the Raven Queen's origins?

Citing sources is a plus.

Thanks.

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are you looking for in-game D&D references, or real-world mythological references - or both? –  Azeari Dec 23 '10 at 3:22
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I was looking for D&D references. I wasn't aware there was a real-world mythological figure known as the Raven Queen. –  Judd Dec 23 '10 at 22:52
    
Hey Judd! What are you trying to represent with the 'fluff' tag? I see a 'fluff' tag as a personal viewpoint and hard to define in any meaningful way that isn't meta-tagging. (See blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags as to why meta-tags are mostly bad.) Do you disagree? –  yhw42 Jan 6 '11 at 20:16
    
I do disagree. She is a new addition to the D&D mythology, along with Githyanki, beholders, Pelor and Vecna. They are all D&D fluff or color, as in bits of the setting that are not mechanical in nature. Other 4e fluff bits: The Primordials, the Shadowfell, etc. –  Judd Jan 7 '11 at 3:39
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@Judd: Hmmm... For me religion-and-deities covers "color text" and "part of the setting and mostly non-mechanical in nature" while being a specific description of the content. (And one person's fluff could be another's silver.) –  yhw42 Jan 7 '11 at 5:12
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For a D&D reference I'll point you to the related Wikipedia article (it bears a good summary of the Raven's Queen back history).

For a real-world mythological reference, this post goes to a fairly good level of analysis on Greek and Norse mythologies.

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Thank you very much. Great. –  Judd Dec 23 '10 at 22:52
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Manual of the Planes has a large number of references and on page 60 give some details on her realm.

Open Graves: Secrets of the Undead also gives a lot of information scattered thorugh out it's pages. Page 22-23 has a whole section write up on her.

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