You are a Vessel to the Raven, an eternal weapon forged by imprisoned Gods. In order
to free them and restore order to the island of Ávalt the Raven must rebuild its power -
one vessel’s life at the time. Permadeath is a big part of Ravenbound. While each
Vessel is lost forever once they fall in battle, the strength they bring to the Raven is
not, allowing you to come back stronger each time.
When a vessel dies, their inventory and location of death is saved. A grave may then appear randomly in another player's game at that exact spot, featuring the username of the dead vessel's player. Interacting with a grave lets the player gain the coins that the vessel carried when they died.