Tag: curse of strahd
A Woman, a Funeral, and a Child
Having narrowly escaped the Death House, the party conveyed a stable but unconscious Strider to the local Blood on the Vine tavern, seeking aid for him. The burgomaster's son, Ismark Kolyanovich, started …
Big Trouble in Little Vallaki
The Wizard of Wines
Upon returning from the [[Wizard of Wines]] winery, the party found [[:ismark-kolyanovich|Ismark]] dying near his sister [[:ireena-kolyana|Ireena]], who was in the clutches of [[:strahd-von-zarovich|Strahd]] himself. A battle ensued, and while it …
After struggling with [[:strahd-von-zarovich | Strahd]] himself and the druids and berserkers at [[Yester Hill]], the party decided to seek out some of the assistance promised in [[:madam-eva | Madam Eva]]'s fortunetelling. Having located their …
Wine and Amber
What follows is a brief outline; full summary to come later.
- Awoke in Berez, traveled in company of two trappers until crossing forest to road between Yester Hill and winery.
- Fought Wintersplinter on the road …
After receiving a mysterious letter, five adventurers venture into a demiplane of death where a sixth join their ranks and reveals their letter is a ruse; he has discovered the real letter which in …
Barovia is the name of a valley over which rules Strahd von Zarovich.
It is also the name of a village on the east side of the valley. The village was led by burgomaster Kolyan Indirovich until …
Vallaki is a town in the north central part of the valley of [[Barovia]]. Its burgomaster is Baron Vargas Vallakovich, a man apparently obsessed with maintaining high spirits in an attempt to keep Strahd at …
Dream pastries are confectioneries created by a woman who lives in a windmill south of [[Vallaki]]. They put the consumer into a trance state wherein they dream of a much better world than the reality of [[Barovia]].
- "This card tells of history. Knowledge of the …
The Vistani (singular: Vistana) are a group of gypsy people from [[Barovia]]. It is believed that they work as spies for Strahd.
Castle Ravenloft is the home of Strahd von Zarovich and is the location from which he rules over the valley of [[Barovia]].
Blue Water Inn
The Blue Water Inn is located in [[Vallaki]] and owned by Urwin and Danika Martikov. They have shown sympathy to the party in the past, shielding Alessandro, Lucius, Ismark, Ireena, and Lucian from Strahd when the latter came looking for Ireena in …
A stockyard located in [[Vallaki]]. Rictavio has a carnival wagon there.
Wizard of Wines
Apparently the only winery in [[Barovia]], shipments from here are currently overdue.
The proprietor is [[:davian-martikov|Davian Martikov]], an apparent relation of the owners of the [[Blue Water Inn]] in [[Vallaki]]. At his behest, the …
The party heard of this location from [[:father-donovan | Father Donovan]]. It is a heavily-fortified town at the west end of [[Barovia]] valley. [[:ismark-kolyanovich | Ismark]] wanted to hide [[:ireena-kolyana | Ireena]] away at this …
The Gulthias staff was a black quarterstaff formed from the branch of a guthias tree. It was wielded by an evil druid attempting to destroy the [[Wizard of Wines]] winery in [[Barovia]]. The staff was destroyed by [[:khagon | Khagon]] to destroy all of …
Yester Hill was the site of a druidic ritual centered around a large wooden statue of Strahd. The party's first attempt to disrupt the ritual and destroy the statue ended in defeat, and they fell back to [[Krezk]].
Berez was apparently a village in [[Barovia]] but is now merely ruins. One of the magic gems from the [[Wizard of Wines]] winery is apparently in the possession of a hag who makes her home in these ruins.
Weapon (longsword), legendary (requires attunement)
This item is a sentient chaotic good weapon with Int 11, Wis 17, Cha 16. It has hearing and …
The Tsolenka Pass was a gravel road that hugs Mount Ghakis, climbing to great heights. It started at the Raven River crossroads and traveled seven miles to a gatehouse and guard tower as well as a stone bridge that spanned the [[Luna River]]. The …
Tome of Strahd
The Tome of Strahd was an ancient work penned by [[:strahd-von-zarovich | Strahd]], a tragic tale of how he came to his fallen state. It was bound in a thick leather cover with steel hinges and fastenings, with pages of parchment that were …
The Luna River flowed from the west end of the valley of [[Barovia]] into a lake of the same name, then continued north-northeast from there to empty into [[Lake Zarovich]] near [[Vallaki]].
The [[Tsolenka Pass]] featured a stone bridge which …
Lake Zarovich was a large lake on the north side of the [[Barovia]] valley. The town of [[Vallaki]] rested on its southern shore.
Strahd von Zarovich
Strahd is a vampire and lord of Barovia. He lives in [[Castle Ravenloft]] and has an obsession with [[:ireena-kolyana | Ireena Kolyana]] of the village, whom he has recently captured. Many Barovians refer to him as "the devil Strahd" and believe he has …
Ireena believes she is the daughter of Kolyan Indirovich and brother to Ismark Kolyanovich. Father Donovan revealed to the party that she is actually adopted, having been found wandering in the woods alone as a young child. Strahd has shown interest in …
Ismark is the son of the deceased burgomaster of the village of Barovia. He died while trying to protect his sister [[:ireena-kolyana | Ireena Kolyana]] from [[:strahd-von-zarovich | Strahd]] near the [[Wizard of Wines | Wizard of Wines]] winery.
Father Donovan is a priest of the Morninglord in the village of Barovia. His son Doru was convinced by a mysterious wizard to march on Castle Ravenloft to take on [[:strahd-von-zarovich | Strahd]] approximately a year ago. Doru returned to his father …
Madam Eva is a [[Vistani | Vistana]] who has the power of foresight. She knew the party members each by name and performed a [[card reading | card reading]] for them, providing clues to the locations of three important items and an ally for their fight …
Rictavio is a colorfully-dressed half-elf bard who has been seen at the [[Blue Water Inn | Blue Water Inn]]. He has a carnival wagon at [[Arasek Stockyard]], in which he has locked a sabre-toothed tiger which he has apparently been training to hunt [[ …
Baron Vargas Vallakovich
The burgomaster of [[Vallaki | Vallaki]], he is obsessed with maintaining high spirits in the town in the belief it will keep [[:strahd-von-zarovich | Strahd]] at bay.
Davian and his family run the [[Wizard of Wines | Wizard of Wines]] winery in [[Barovia | Barovia]].
Lucian was discovered in the back of a woman's cart filled with [[dream pastries | dream pastries]]. The party rescued him and chased the woman off. He revealed he had been traded to the woman in exchange for some of the pastries. He did not wish to …