During this transition, the woman had been split into two, because they were twins who were, naturally, connected: A male and a female entity. The female became Ravine, and the male, who was once Shadrach, became Vincent. However, when she was first reborn and found herself in Edom, a place between life and death, she saw that Shadrach was nowhere to be found, despite the deal she had with the Memitim and having a glimpse of him before her death. She demanded that she see him, but They refused, telling her then what she had to do and who she had to be — in a way it was her bridge to atonement.
While Ravine took on the role as a Psychopomp, Vincent fell into a coma and didn’t wake up until almost a millennia later, sometime during or after the Salem Witch Trials. At some point after his awakening, Ravine approached Vincent. One of the many gifts that she had developed as a Psychopomp also included the ability to be seen and unseen, so in a way, she removed herself from Vincent’s perception if she so willed it; however, due to Vincent’s gift when he was Shadrach, his ability to be attuned with his surroundings allowed him to “sense” Ravine when she was present, like a lingering ghost. Later, she returned on the day Vincent was hanged by the people of Ashtown. As he had been dangling from a tree, Ravine for the first time interfered with her brother’s affairs, and she cut him down from the tree he hanged from. In spite of her efforts, the tragic thing about this encounter was that Vincent, having no memory of his life as Shadrach, also had no memory of his sister in any sort of previous life. Although emotionally hardened as a Psychopomp, this hurt Ravine deeply, and forced her to sink deeper into solitude, accepting the fact that she was doomed to be alone and unloved.
Vincent had become the thing that Ravine could not: He expresses himself with emotions that Ravine was forced to bury as a mean of survival. His ability to feel for the people around him allowed him far more emotion than Ravine could ever accomplish (however, while she does have feelings for others, she expresses them through actions rather than emotions and words. This wasn’t that much different than how she lived her life as Yehudit when she became known as Ereshkigal). Ravine, in contrast, is more composed and in control, which is something Vincent lacks. She has neither a need nor a drive to eat nor live as a human, whereas Vincent does. She looks after him because she sees him as frail. It is possible that, like Ravine’s memories of being Yehudit is all but a blur, Vincent could never recover his memories of ever being Shadrach whereas Ravine’s are just fragments.
Ravine also became known as “the foreigner” — a title she had adopted from the sentinels because of her ability to wander between worlds. Not only could she travel between the boundaries of life and death, but she was also one with every other realm of possibility that ever existed, including several multiverses that exist beyond her own world. While many of the sentinels (the Memitim included) live with certain restrictions, Psychopomps alone have the power to be everywhere and anywhere. This is both a blessing and a curse, as Ravine is as connected with all of these worlds in a way that it would drive even a sentinel mad. She is bonded with the very nature of death in that she has become the very embodiment of the concept, leaving the prospect of what she had once been completely behind. That said, “foreigner” is the best way to describe her, as someone who doesn’t fit in, and never will — an immortal outcast.
It is almost safe to say that, unlike the sentinels, Ravine is more of a spirit — if even that. She isn’t really alive, but she isn’t really dead, either. Because of this, not even the sentinels can exactly grasp why she is the way she is. Ravine can shift between being physical, and being unseen. Because of her spirit-like nature as Death, she is also able to make herself seen by whoever she wants, and invisible to everyone else. This is exceptional when she claims the dead and the dying.
Throughout the eons, Ravine spent collecting and gathering dead souls. As Death, she also manages the Styx. Sometimes souls are allowed to pass through it, others don’t, and become wraiths: If Ravine, for whatever reason, kills a person, that soul becomes a wraith, and continues to haunt her.
For a long while, she went about her way of existing, gathering the souls of the dead and sending them to where they needed to be. In a way, this was her release — it brought her some solace, even to the people who didn’t want to die. But it wasn’t always like that. Few were consoled by her being there, waiting with them as they died. Ravine made a habit out of always being there for everyone, even if they never knew her name. However, her empathy for these people were often clouded by her evident apathy and her lack of caring. If anything, she appears goaded most when people rely on her too much, yet it’s just that that brings her most security.
Existing was all at the costing of the Sacraments — an act she hated committing most and yet had no choice but to partake in, lest the Sentinel divide and she, herself, were to die..
Ravine first met a man named Vincent the day a colony of people (who had once taken him in and sheltered him since he had first woken up in a field: Lost, alone, and with no sense of identity) betrayed him. They spat accusations and convicted him of using craft during the Witch Hunts that carried out from the late 1600s. So they hanged him. Ravine came to him, at first in the form of a snake, and then revealed herself as she was, and cut him down from the tree he hanged from. Vincent learned from Ravine that they were both one and the same person — twins, so to speak. But Ravine chose not to interfere with his life very much, especially after the trauma of “dying”, and just watched him as though from a distance. She knew that he would despise her for the things she had done anyway.