Although they believed Nerull to be dead he was not. Nerull was lingering on the verge of death. Severely injured, Nerull called out to The Raven Queen, a spirit of a powerful sorceress that he had made his consort and slave. Instead of helping Nerull, The Raven Queen led an uprising of the dead spirits and overthrew him. She killed Nerull and became the God of Death, Fate and Winter. She is also known the Mistress of the Shadowfell.