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  • Ravenloft 21

    [[:strahd|Strahd]] stood errect and eyes blazing at the head of the table, his previous hospitality gone as he stared openly at the young woman hiding behind a phalanx of defenders.
    A …

  • Ravenloft 01

    While staying at the Weary Horse Inn, Spelunkers Anonymous recieved a letter from Kolyan Indirovich, the burgomeister of a distant town called [[Borovia]]. He begged the party to come to …

  • Ravenloft 02-a

    *Excerpt from the diary of Vampensh DeMartyn*

    Despite the horrors that have befallen them, the townsfolk of [[Borovia]] remain relatively helpful, if somewhat stoic, to …

  • Ravenloft 02-b

    *Continued from the Journal of Vampensh DeMartyn*

    We soon arrived at the manor house of the Kolyana family. Through the dim light that filtered through the clouds we could …

  • Ravenloft 02-c

    We entered the church to hear some nonsensical prayer coming from the pulpit. Despite the light of day outside, the church itself was draped in shadows. [[:huge]] peered into the …

  • Ravenloft 03-a

    The party emerged from the church into the greying afternoon.

    "It'll be dark soon," observed [[:haradrim | Haradrim]]. "We should return to the village to regroup and plan …

  • Ravenloft 03-b

    The seven adventurers - and their unexpected proteges - stared down into the grave, taking in the tunnel whose entrance sat at the base of the excavation.

    "Strange, really," …

  • Ravenloft 03-c

    Having spent the night in [[:thordor|Thordor's]] barn, the group rised at first light to plan their next move. Thordor was able to outline the major landmark's in [[Borovia|Borovia's]] …

  • Ravenloft 04

    "So, [[:kavan]], eh?" said [[:malakai|Malakai]] as the group rode out of town for the second time that day. "Now I'll know his name before I blast him back into the oblivion he crawled …

  • Ravenloft 05

    The man knelt at the crossroads, his arm resting on the pommel of the wicked longsword that was thrust into the ground before him. At first glance, an observer might think he was …

  • Ravenloft 06

    First light saw the adventurers on the road again, intent on discovering the whereabouts of [[:madam-eva]] and gaining what insight they could into the darkness that hung in a pall over …

  • Ravenloft 07

    [[:huge]] stepped out of the tent and stretched his bulky arms. _Well that was boring,_ he thought to himself. _But we know more about these magical thingys now, I guess, so that's good. …

  • Ravenloft 08

    All who heard, good at heart and dark creatures of the night alike cringed at the bitterness in the unholy wail that carried through the forests and hills of Borovia.

  • Ravenloft 09-a

    *Exerpt from the journal of Uther Lightbringer*

    The [[Analects of Heironeous|17th Analect]] states: "Walk the path of light, that others might follow you; oppose those who …

  • Ravenloft 09-b

    "Hold him! Godsdamnit, hold him steady!"

    Ordinarily [[:huge]] would have a sharp retort for anyone who thought he could critise his iron grip, especially weedy, pious elven …

  • Ravenloft 10

    [[:haradrim|Haradrim]] struggled through the fetid water of the swamp, doing his best to keep his valuables well above the waterline.

    "Have I mentioned just how much I hate …

  • Ravenloft 12

    "What's she doin' with us?"

    [[:Huge]] looked over his shoulder at [[:thordor|Tanya]], who rode near the rear of the party, talking quietly with [[:vampensh|Vampensh]] and …

  • Ravenloft 13

    _Hail to thee of might a valour:_

    _I, a lowly servant of the township of Borovia, send honour to thee. We plead for thy desperately needed assistance within our community._ …

  • Ravenloft 14

    [[:uther|Uther]] stood in the mouth of the cave, looking out into the inky blackness of the [[borovia|Svalich Woods]]. He always found watch duty to be a little disquieting; when the …

  • Ravenloft 15

    It took the group the better part of the day to ride to [[borovia|Lysaga Hill]]. By the time they arrived, the sun was already caressing the horizon, providing just enough illumination …

  • Ravenloft 16

    The past week had not gone easy for [[:zelenna|Baba Zelenna]]. That damned devil [[:strahd|Strahd]] had been increasingly nosy, his minions prowling constantly around the ruined tower …

  • Ravenloft 17

    They stood in the dim light of the cave, their faces smeared with blood, soot and dirt. The battle with the demon lord Chernovog and his witch coven had gone quickly - almost …

  • Ravenloft 18

    With the blighted relic destroyed and the final fane deactivated, clearing out the remainder of the cave was a relatively simple matter. The few remaining evil creatures lurking in the …

  • Ravenloft 19

    The group rode in relative silence the next day. Their destination lurked in their minds like silt in a pool and their victories, though seeminly prodigious, seemed to pale whenever they …

  • Ravenloft 20

    [[:haradrim|Haradrim]] shook his head and tried to get his bearings. As the mind-affecting compulsion of the fog cleared, he realised that he had stopped right in front of a large stone …

  • Ravenloft 22

    "Such terrible sacrilege."
    [[:uther|Uther]] stalked discontentedly through the once-grand Chapel of Ravenkind, occasionally examining a piece of ancient detritus or giving melancholy …

  • Ravenloft 23

    [[:vampensh|Vampensh]] grimaced as he leaned his aching limbs onto the cheap pallet. Although he and his companions had fled [[Borovia]] some four days ago, they had done little in the way of …

  • Expedition to Castle Ravenloft

    h2. Overview *DM: John*
    The party recieve a mysterious letter from Kolyan Indirovich begging their assistance in ridding [[Borovia]] of the zombie outbreak that has been plaguing the town. They soon learn that there is more to this than meets the …

  • Borovia

    First encountered by the party in [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]]. The land of Borovia is a land bathed in shadows. Set apart from any other nearby settlements by miles of dark forest, winding paths and impassable mountains, it is home to only the …

  • Sun Sword

    A legendary sword sought originally by Ashlyn of the Lightbringers and now by Spelunkers Anonymous. Although the exact nature of this magical weapon has yet to be determined, it apparently has special qualities that make it especially potent agianst the …

  • Amulet of Ravenkind

    This mysterious item was wielded by [[Borovia | Borovia's]] former burgomeister Kolyan Indirovich. Since Kolyan's death, however, the item has been stolen by [[:strahd | Strahd's]] agents. The nature of this artifact has yet to be determined. [[: …

  • Liber Blaspheme

    This is a fragment of the Liber Blaspheme, found by [[:danovich]] in the catacombs below [[Castle Ravenloft]] and used when the valiant cleric finally succumbed to madness and evil after the death of his son. The document is written in Infernal and …

  • Castle Ravenloft

    First encountered by the party in the [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]] campaign. The ancient castle and stronghold of the vampire lord [[:strahd]]. It looms over the country of [[Borovia]], a fortress of evil in a land steeped in shadows. There …

  • Alchemical vampire repellent

    A complex distillation of garlic, holy water and silver particles. Vampires recoil from this concoction as if it were a holy symbol, an effect which lasts ten rounds. Alternatively, it may be sprayed onto a vampire, causing it to take -2 circumstance …

  • Amulet of health

    Grants the wearer a +2 to Constitution. It was taken from [[:madam-eva]] during the [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]] campaign and is currently held in the party's bag of holding.

  • Ioun Stone Cha

    This spherical stone grants the owner a +2 enchantment bonus to their Charisma score. It was found embedded in the runic circle of the wilderness fane near the [[borovia|Tser Pool]] during the [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]] campaign. It is …

  • Ioun Stone Wis

    This spherical stone grants the owner a +2 enchantment bonus to their Wisdom score. It was found embedded in the runic circle of the Swamp Fane at [[borovia|Ivlish Marsh]] during the [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]] campaign. It is currently held by …

  • Mantle of Second Chances

    This cape grants the wearer the ability to reroll any of his die rolls once per day. The wearer must take the second result, even if it is lower than the first. It was taken from the fey Valicia when the party travelled to the [[Borovia|Svalich Woods …

  • Ioun Stone Int

    This spherical stone grants the owner a +2 enchantment bonus to their Intelligence score. It was found embedded in the runic circle of the Mountain Fane at [[borovia|Lysaga Hill]] during the [[Expedition to Castle Ravenloft]] campaign. It is currently …

  • Icon of Ravenkind

    The Icon of Ravenkind is a small silver statue of a raven about 12 inches tall and is the symbol of the long-lost Knights of the Raven. The Icon can be used as a holy symbol to turn undead. When used in this fashion, it grants the wielder the ability …

  • Strahd von Zarovich

    Strahd von Zarovich is an ancient vampire who controls and terrorises the town of [[Borovia]]. In addition to all the abilities that come with being a centuries-old vampire, Strahd is able to command powers that allow him to directly influence the land of …

  • Ireena Kolyana

    Ireena Kolyana is one of the few remaining inhabitants of [[Borovia]], a town besieged by the undead. She is the daughter of the town's former burgomeister, Kolyan Indirovich, who was poisoned by the vampire [[:strahd | Strahd]]. Since the death of …

  • Madam Eva

    Madam Eva is the nominal ruler of the [[Vistani]], an itinerant group of gypsies, thieves and spies and is also one of [[:strahd|Strahd's]] agents in [[Borovia]]. She was lately encamped at the Tser Pool with her Vistani followers, and it was there that …

  • Ashlyn the Lightbringer

    Ashlyn is a member of the Lightbringers, a group of mercenaries who search the land in search of the undead in order to destroy them. Ashlyn travelled to [[Borovia]] with her two companions on a mission to oppose the zombies that have been harassing …

  • Danovich

    Danovich was the local cleric for the town of [[Borovia]]. He was a staunch defender of the town, having used his divine powers against the forces arrayed against the townsfolk regularly. However the protracted war with the undead has taken its toll …

  • Kavan the Grim

    Kavan is one of [[:strahd | Strahd's]] main henchmen. In addition to being a formidable fighter, Kavan possesses the unnatural ability to move about unhindered by sunlight - something unheard of in vampires.

  • Thordor Thordorin

    Thordor was the blacksmith of the village in [[Borovia]]. He and his wife Maria were survivors of the zombie outbreak and had been trying to keep the townsfolk safe ever since. He was a former adventurer himself, having been trained as a barbarian in …

  • Sir Urik

    Sir Urik is a Knight of the Raven, a holy order based in [[Borovia]] that is sworn to fight evil wherever it can be found. Sir Urik is one of the last and, until his discovery by the party was defending a crucial crossroads just outside the village. …

  • The Drowned Lady

    The Drowned Lady was the guardian of the Swamp Fane, located at [[borovia|Ivlis Marsh]] and the unwitting protector of the long-lost [[Sun Sword]]. As was the case with the other two guardians, the unholy process by which [[:strahd|Strahd]] bound himself …

  • Baba Zelenna

    Baba Zelenna was one of the three former clerics who guarded the wilderness fanes, now corrupted by [[:strahd|Strahd's]] vile influence. Lurking in the ruins of the Ectarine Tower, Baba Zelenna called into her service a coven of witches. Unlike her …