Prerequisite: Any arcane class, training in Religion

From time to time, the Raven Queen’s gaze lingers on a mortal soul whose courage and devotion sparks her cold heart. To these mortals she sends a special boon—a raven-shaped shadow whose appearance is a sign of her favor.
    Those who gain this blessing are known as ravenkin, and from that point on they are never truly alone. The shadow raven that keeps them company is a physical connection to the god of death. Devout worshipers of the Raven Queen are the most common ravenkin. However, some ravenkin are recent converts to her faith, unsure of what they have done to warrant such a gift.
    Since the blessing that marked you as a ravenkin, you have been aware that you are watched by the Raven Queen. Some might grow uneasy under such scrutiny, but you embrace it, knowing that you have a special place in the god’s plans.


    Murderous Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to use an arcane attack power and your shadow raven familiar is in active mode, the attack can originate from the shadow raven’s space.
    Shadow Raven Familiar (11th level): You gain a shadow raven familiar.
    Sight of the Raven (11th level): While your shadow raven familiar is in passive mode, you have darkvision.
    Winter's Raven (11th level): You gain the winter’s raven power.
    Raven Harrier (12th level): You gain the raven harrier power.
    Bonded Raven (16th level): You can communicate telepathically with your shadow raven familiar out to a range of 10 squares. You must have line of effect to your familiar to communicate in this manner. Your familiar also gains a +2 bonus to all defenses.
    An Unkindness of Ravens (20th level): You gain the power an unkindness of ravens.

Ravenkin Attack 11Winter's Raven

As an enemy aims at you, your raven unfurls as a shroud of bitter wind that deflects the attack.

Encounter        Arcane, Cold, Implement, Shadow
Immediate Interrupt      Close burst 5

Trigger: An enemy within 5 squares of you targets you with a ranged attack.

Target: The triggering enemy in the burst

Attack: Wisdom or Charisma vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d8 + Wisdom or Charisma modifier cold damage.

Effect: If your shadow raven familiar is present, it appears adjacent to the target in active mode. The target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn.

Ravenkin Utility 12Raven Harrier

Your shadow raven flies shrieking into combat at your command, distracting a foe to grant you the advantage.

Encounter        Arcane, Shadow
Minor Action      Personal

Requirement: Your shadow raven familiar must be in active mode.

Effect: One creature adjacent to your shadow raven familiar grants combat advantage until the end of your next turn.

Ravenkin Attack 20An Unkindness of Ravens

Your shadow raven splinters into a dozen distinct shapes, attacking your enemies with deathly cold.

Daily        Arcane, Cold, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
Standard Action      Close burst 3 centered on you or your shadow raven

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Wisdom or Charisma vs. Reflex. If the target is bloodied or undead, you gain a +2 power bonus to the attack roll.

Hit: 2d8 + Wisdom or Charisma modifier cold and necrotic damage, and the target is immobilized (save ends).

  Aftereffect: The target is slowed (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and the target is slowed (save ends).

Published in Heroes of Shadow, page(s) 146.