As your father lays dying, he tells you an enormous secret- your long dead mother was a serial baby snatcher, not only were your parents NOT your parents, you and your 7 other siblings are not related.
"You fool, you tought you use the shadows to harm me?" she laught "The shadows betray you because the serve me," leaning close to look him right into his bloody red eye she whispered "I am the darkness, honey, and now you'll be one of my shadows" ~Mab~
You are sentenced to death. Upon entering the execution room, instead of being executed, you are given a new passport and identity. You are informed that the death sentence has been abolished and now exists as an empty threat to deter violent crime.