So, I'm excited to have reached Epic level with my drow ranger and chose to make him a Raven Knight. I liked the flavor and mechanics.
For the uninitiated, it's basically a holy champion of the Raven Queen. Here are a few highlights from the description:
- Charged with protecting the Raven Queen’s realm and safeguarding the Shadowfell from those who would pervert its dark power for dread purposes
- Move with impunity across the Shadowfell
- Raven Queen grants you a mighty fortress and lands in the Shadowfell to rule as you wish, warriors to fight beneath your banner, and servants to attend to your every wish. You might be a servant still, but you live as a king.
Imagine my surprise when we end up running Death's reach. The module is highly focused on the Raven Queen, the Shadowfell, and destroying her enemies (I presume Orcus). It's right up my alley!!
I feel like there's a huge opportunity here to really play into this module, but it's unclear to me what angle to take. Thus far I've been playing it up as a holy crusade of sorts for her. I think in the party it likely comes off as haughty entitlement...
I'm also at a loss how to reconcile the bits about impunity on the Shadowfell and having a fortress, army, servants, and living as a king would. How do these resources manifest? If I'm so amazing and have become one of the Raven Knights, why am I being "tested" in the beginning of this module? If I "move with impunity" across the Shadowfell, how am I being harassed/tested/conflicted in the Raven Queen's own high-holy temple?
It makes little sense, and I'm having difficulty reconciling it. I'm trying to not dump it all on my DM to solve...