Thanks to the snake Tolta, Blake has discovered that when she attempted to take the trials to become a necromancer she was supposed to give up her connections to her tribe, The Night Feathers. When she refused to, she was meant to die but in the moment before death, she Exalted into an Abyssal. It is assumed she passed the trials due to her new power. However in her moment of Exaltation, Blake lost her memory, and now she has no knowledge of her tribe, or her past life. According to Tolta, Blake will slowly start to remember.