vicarious power seeking Raven Queen follower
From Lyonelle, Raffin Gilip traveled to the Shadowfell after performing the Trial of Five Darknesses trying to gain powers of shadow. He was transformed to a shade as expected, however then the struggled to keep his form. He met Zaeryth there, and was helped to retain his form. They traveled back to Grailand, but arrived in the middle of a fight where they made new allies. Raffin struggled yet to keep his form, and made a pact with the Raven Queen for assistance. He also took the name Umbra as it means the darkest part of a shadow.