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    h1. Upon a pale horse... The most recent session notes can be found [[Melantha's Fate | here]]. h4. Book One - "The Sisters War" The [[Player Characters | heroes ]] are drawn into a civil conflict in the nation of [[Richemulot]] which erupts from …

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    h1. Upon a pale horse... "Book One":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/ravenloft_game/adventure-log/book-one-chapter-one of this campaign centers on the [[Sisters War]] in [[Richemulot]] between [[Jacqueline Reiner]] and [[Louise Reiner]]. _* …

  • Louise Reiner

    * Sister of [[Jacqueline Reiner]] (Queen of [[Richemulot]]). * Biological mother of [[Helen of Verbrek]]. h3. Current Events She has resided in [[Mortigny]] since 742 and has become known as the "Matron of Mortigny" through her philanthropic …

  • Sisters War

    This is the recorded history of the civil war in [[Richemulot]] between [[Jacqueline Reiner]] and [[Louise Reiner]] in the fall of 747 BC. h3. Preceding Events In the five years preceding this conflict, Louise Reiner had relocated from the capital, …

  • Nina Levigny

    Daughter of Lord Governor [[Dominic Levigny]] and the wife of [[Eckhardt Steinadler]]. Wererat. Killed during the Storming of Levigny Manor during the lead up to the [[Sisters War]]. h3. Description Petite, pale, and painfully skinny, Nina …

  • Mortigny

    City in [[Richemulot]] along the eastern bank of the [[Musarde River]]. h3. History Mortigny has in the past been far removed from the politics of the [[Jacqueline Reiner]] and has maintained h3. Layout Mortigny is arranged into five …

  • Javier St Germain

    Philanthropist, originally from [[Dementlieu]], who did charitable works in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]] before his apparent death in summer 747. At the time of his death, he was believed to be romantically linked to [[Cara]]. His death …

  • Opera de Mortigny

    Recently renovated grand Opera House in the [[Richemulot | Richemulon]] city of [[Mortigny]]. Its benefactor, [[Louise Reiner]], founded the project as way to both put the immigrants of Mortigny back to work, as well as give the citizens a symbol of …

  • Richemulot

    Nation in the central core. It is bordered by [[Dementlieu]], [[Mordent]], [[Borca]], [[Verbrek]], [[Valachan]], and [[Falkovnia]]. Member of the [[Four Towers Treaty]]. Ruled by [[Jacqueline Reiner]]. Characterized by large, sparsely- …

  • Dominic Levigny

    Wererat. Former Lord Governor of [[Mortigny]], appointed by [[Jacqueline Reiner]]. Father of [[Nina Levigny]]. Father-in-Law of [[Eckhardt Steinadler]]. Killed during the _Storming of Levigny Manor_ during the [[Sisters War]].

  • Wolfram Steinadler

    Wolfram Steinadler (father of [[Villim Steinadler]]) was a young Soldier who first distinguished himself as a brutal and vicious fighter in the battles of the early 690’s against the wererats of [[Silbervas]] in southern [[Falkovnia]]. Even though he was …

  • Steinadler Family

    *Patriarch:* [[Wolfram Steinadler]] (Born 679, died in 748 at the age 70 from wounds sustained during the [[Sisters War | Second Siege of Mortigny]], [[Talon]], former General of the [[Golden Lion army]]) *First wife:* Johana Steinadler nee Trubar ( …

  • Eckhardt Steinadler

    * Son of [[Wolfram Steinadler | Wolfram]] and [[Maja Steinadler]]. * Brother of [[Villim Steinadler | Villim]], [[Maria Steinadler | Maria]], and others _(see [[Steinadler Family]])_. * Widower husband of [[Nina Levigny]]. h3. History Eckhardt was …

  • Talon

    Only the most brutal soldiers are admitted into the Talon, who serve as [[Vlad Drakov | Vlad Drakov's]] personal elite guard. The very mention of the Talon strikes terror into the hearts of [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] citizens and soldiers alike, (not to …

  • Drago Novak

    * Governor of [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] city of [[Silbervas]]. * Long-time friend and ally of [[Wolfram Steinadler]]. * Widower husband of Mitska Steinadler and Erika Steinadler. _(See [[Steinadler Family]])_ * Betrothed to [[Maria Steinadler]]. h3 …

  • Pierre Egout

    * Native of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. * Worked as sewer foreman of the [[Opera de Mortigny]] at the time of its opening. * Befriended [[Villim Steinadler]] after Villiam's role in the preventing the rat invasion during the Opera's opening gala _(See …

  • Ana Bogdana

    * 16-year-old girl of [[Barovia | Barovian]] decent. * Daughter of [[Ivan Bogdana]] who ran a small inn called the [[Wandering Spirit]] in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. * Was tortured and imprisoned by a creature known only as [[ …

  • New Brand

    Settlement of [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] refugees nestled along the banks of the [[River of Sacrifices]] in the forested [[House of Sages]] region of eastern [[Richemulot]]. Most of the settlers of this town are rebels or families of rebels that have …

  • House of Sages

    Quiet, forested region in eastern [[Richemulot]]. The [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] settlement of [[New Brand]] is in this area. Known for strange occurrences, esoteric hermits, and the occasional cult or religious heresy.

  • The Thing

    "The Thing" was a hideously deformed [[Caliban]] in the service of [[Eckhardt Steinadler]]. He was previously a slave in the [[Golden Lion Army]], but escaped with the [[Black Lions]] to [[Richemulot]] following Eckhardt's desertion. Massive and …

  • Evan Moreau

    Son born to [[Louis Moreau III]] and [[Sophia Moreau]] in 720. Died in 756 after being beheaded in [[Invidia]] Brother to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]] and [[Louis Moreau IV | Louis]]. Husband of …

  • Villim Steinadler

    Born in [[Falkovnia]] in the year 727 to [[Wolfram Steinadler]]'s second wife and [[Dobra zenska | Dobra ženska]] [[Maja Steinadler]]. He and his brother [[Eckhardt Steinadler | Eckhardt]] were largely left in the care of [[Maja Steinadler | Maja]] for …

  • Tome of Sanguinary Repercussions

    The Tome of Sanguinary Repercussions is a magical artifact discovered by [[Evan Moreau]] in the sewers of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. The origins of the book are unknown, but its pages detail many different arcane magics. bq. The Tome of Sanguinary …

  • Mists

    The Mists in this land have many strange powers. * They have been known to transport travelers, dropping them far away from where they began. * The Mists sometimes distort time. People have been know to believe they have been in the Mists for only a …

  • Dobra zenska

    Term in [[Falkovnia]] meaning "good wife". Given to women who can no longer fulfill child bearing duties, but have given the man children in the past. _(See [[Falkovnian Social Law]])_

  • Wandering Spirit

    The Wandering Spirit was an Inn in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. It was run for several years by [[Ivan Bogdana]], along with his wife and [[Ana Bogdana | daughter]]. h4. Kidnapping Scheme The Wandering Spirit was used in an …

  • Baldur Steinadler

    Oldest living son of [[Wolfram Steinadler | Wolfram]] and [[Maja Steinadler]] at the start of the campaign. Commander of the Dragon Company of [[Golden Lion Army]]. Widower to his first wife [[Farrah Steinadler nee Novak | Farrah Novak]], daughter of …

  • Maja Steinadler

    [[Dobra zenska | Dobra ženska]] of [[Wolfram Steinadler]]. Her skills in both diplomacy and intrigue were instrumental in the survival of [[Steinadler Family | House Steinadler]] during [[Wolfram Steinadler | Wolfram's]] long imprisonment in [[Richemulot …

  • Hrodwulf Steinadler

    Second eldest living son of [[Wolfram Steinadler | Wolfram]] and [[Maja Steinadler]] at the start of the campaign. Commander of the Heron Company of the [[Golden Lion Army]]. Killed during the storming of [[Mortigny]] in 747. _See also [[Steinadler …

  • Maria Steinadler

    Youngest daughter of [[Wolfram Steinadler | Wolfram]] and [[Maja Steinadler]]. She had been betrothed to [[Silbervas]] Governor [[Drago Novak]] as a token of Wolfram's continuing appreciation to his old friend, however her heart had long been given to …

  • Moreau Family

    The Moreau family is a wealthy and prominent member of the [[Dementlieu]] upper class. They gained their wealth and status with the founding of the [[Moreau Shipping Company]], over three generations ago. The family is currently headed by [[Louis …

  • Louis Moreau IV

    Son born to [[Louis Moreau III]] and [[Sophia Moreau]] in 715. Brother to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]]. Assumed father of [[Anton Moreau | Anton]], [[Vincent Moreau | …

  • Silbervas

    A fortress city in south-east Falkovnia lying on the Docharhag River just west of Lake Kriegvogel. * Presently governed by [[Drago Novak]]

  • Falkovnia

    Falkovnia is a domain mostly covered by forests, though the southern part gives way to large area's of wheat fields. It has several fortified settlements, all connected by well maintained roads. Falkovnia borders to the north [[Lamordia]] and [[Darkon …

  • Claire Moreau

    Daughter born to [[Louis Moreau III]] and [[Sophia Moreau]] in 719. Sister to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Louis Moreau IV| Louis]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]]. Claire was the third child born to Louis and Sophia, who grew …

  • Pierre Moreau

    Son born to [[Louis Moreau III]] and [[Sophia Moreau]] in 717. Brother to [[Louis Moreau IV| Louis]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]]. True father of [[Anton Moreau | Anton]], [[Vincent Moreau | …

  • Sophie Moreau

    Daughter born to [[Louis Moreau III]] and [[Sophia Moreau]] in 730. Sister to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Louis Moreau IV | Louis]]. Sophia was in labor for almost three days with her fifth …

  • Moreau Shipping Company

    Owned and operated by the [[Moreau Family]], the Moreau Shipping company is headquartered in [[Port a Lucine | Port-a-Lucine]], [[Dementlieu]]. The company has been in business for over three generations since receiving a state charter. Officially [[ …

  • Madrigorian

    According to [[Rudolph Van Richten | Van Richten]], the Madrigorian is "a series of tomes... sixteen total... written by a clan (The Madrigore family) of purported mystics over the course of centuries. It seemed that in each generation, one member of the …

  • Black Lions

    The Black Lions were a small mercenary company under the command of [[Eckhardt Steinadler]] mostly composed of deserters from Eckhardt's [[Wolfram Steinadler | father]]'s [[Golden Lion Army]] of [[Falkovnia]]. They were believed to have been disbanded …

  • Hawk Brand

    Branding scar placed by law on the forehead of all [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] citizens at birth and all Falkovnian slaves. It is known throughout the lands as the ultimate symbol of [[Vlad Drakov]]'s complete ownership of his citizenry. Is the origin …

  • Slurs and Curses

    The languages of the [[Mists]] are peppered with a wide variety terms to convey shock, horror, emphasis, or insult. The following are a small selection. h4. Slurs * *Bird head:* [[Falkovnia|Falkovnian]]. Referring to the [[Hawk Brand]] scar on …

  • vista chiri

    These brightly colored birds are pets of the Vistani and fortell thier arrival, for those who know what to listen for.

  • Le Tete

    Captain of the Harbor District watch in [[Mortigny]]. The [[Dominic Levigny | Levignys]] ensured his cooperation by threatening his family. The family was rescued by the efforts of [[Louise Reiner]]'s [[Player Characters | agents]] though his eldest son …

  • Player Characters

    Most of the first book deals with [[Louise Reiner]]'s allies during the [[Sisters War]]. * [[Helen of Verbrek]] (aka Katrina) * [[Evan Moreau]] (aka Dave) * [[Villim …

  • Chain Ring of Kyton

    As described in the [[Madrigorian]], the Chain Ring of Kyton is an artifact that comes from the depths of Hell. There, a city of suffering called the Jangling Hiter is ruled by beings known as the "masters of pain", a mysterious race of humanoid devils …

  • Lenas Diary

    The diary of [[Lena Solnychnev]] was recovered by [[Lydis Solnychnev]] and [[Evan Moreau]] when they searched her apartment following her disappearance from the wedding of [[Eckhardt Steinadler]] and [[Nina Levigny]]. Horrified by its contents, Lydis …

  • Dead Mans Campaigns

    The Dead Man's Campaigns were a series of failed invasions of [[Darkon]] by [[Falkovnia]]. * First Dead Man's War - 700 * Second Dead Man's War - 704 * Third Dead Man's War - 711 * Fourth Dead Man's War - 722 * Fifth Dead Man's War - 751 In …

  • Gerard Le Mains

    Former Harbor District Governor in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. He was appointed by [[Dominic Levigny]]. His residence was stormed and he and his family were killed during the [[Sisters War | Castle Street Riots]].

  • Azalin Rex

    King and absolute ruler of the vast nation of [[Darkon]]. He is known to govern as an "iron fist with a velvet glove." His secret police, called the [[Kargat]], are feared throughout the domain as the instruments of his will. Many, especially those …

  • Anja Steinadler

    Granddaughter of [[Vlad Drakov]] and wife of [[Villim Steinadler]]. h4. Description Anja is a tall, slender woman in her mid-twenties with blonde hair and long features. The angry, red hawk-branding scar that is the birthright of all [[Falkovnia| …

  • Invidia

    Invidia is cradled between [[Verbrek]] to the west, [[Sithicus]] to the south, [[Borca]] to the north, and [[Barovia]] to the east. The [[Musarde River]] snakes from south to north across the Land, creating a valley dotted with many small villages. Most …

  • Verbrek

    Verbrek is mostly wilderness, inhospitable forests interspersed with rocky or mountainous terrain. Only a few settlements exist, none of which play an important role in the economy of the core. Interesting sites here are limited to the circle; a ring of …

  • Borca

    Birthplace of the [[Church of Ezra]] through the teachings of [[Yakov Dilisnya]]. The western-half of the country is dominated by rolling hills and vast deciduous forests. The eastern half of the country is rocky and mountainous (containing the …

  • Tepest

    Tepest is a heavily forested domain wedged between [[Darkon]] to the north and east, [[Nova Vaasa]] to the south, and the [[Shadow Rift]] to the west. [[Keening]] lies within its north-west corner. It is hilly and unhospitable. The domain is teeming …

  • Keening

    Keening lies nestled within [[Tepest]] except for the [[Shadow Rift]] on its western border and [[Darkon]] on its northern border. This domain exists mainly of a low mountain, called Mount Lament. The entire region is devoid of life. The only major …

  • Darkon

    Darkon is both the largest and most northern domain in the core. Ruled by The Wizard-king [[Azalin Rex]] from castle [[Avernus]]. This domain is also the most fantastic domain; dotted by grand halls and its inhabitants including all demihuman races. …

  • Dementlieu

    Dementlieu is a highly cultural domain, whose citizens pride themselves on intellectual and industrial pursuits. The domain borders [[Lamordia]] to the north, [[Falkovnia]] to the east, the [[Sea of Sorrows]] to the west, and [[Mordent]] and [[Richemulot …

  • Mordent

    Mordent is a domain dotted with forest, moors, and heath. It has numerous small villages, farms, and the odd manor. Most of the coastline exists of chalk cliffs, and is at places quite dangerous to tread. The domain borders [[Dementlieu]] to the north, …

  • Four Towers Treaty

    The Treaty of the Four Towers is a mutual defense pact signed by the four great families: Weathermay of [[Mordent]], Renier of [[Richemulot]], Dilisnya of [[Borca]] and Guignol of [[Dementlieu]] in response to increasingly aggressive actions by [[ …

  • Ezra

    Ezra is either a saint or a deity worshiped throughout the core (though which she is has never been established and is a point of contention between the four sects of the church). The [[Church of Ezra]] is comprised of four denominations that …

  • Barovia

    The terrain is mountainous and forested, winters are harsh and cold; a beautiful but hostile domain. It is bordered by [[Sithicus]], [[Kartakass]], [[Forlorn]], and [[Hazlan]] to the south, [[Borca]] and [[Invidia]] to the west, [[Nova Vaasa]] to the …

  • Ivan Bogdana

    Innkeeper of the [[Wandering Spirit]] in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. Was one of several innkeepers forced to participate in a kidnapping conspiracy along with [[Le Tete]], [[Eckhardt Steinadler]], and likely included [[Gerard Le …

  • Levigny Family

    Prominent family in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. Closely connected to the [[Society of Astrologers]]. Several family members have been confirmed wererats. * [[Dominic Levigny]] - Former Lord Governor of Mortigny. Killed in [[Sisters War | Storming …

  • Lena Solnychnev

    Grew up in the shadow of her older sister, [[Lydis Solnychnev | Lydis]], never quite living up to the expectations of their parents. When her petition to become an anchorite was rejected she fled from her life in Borca. Years later, as their parents …

  • Horn of the Steinadlers

    The Horn of the Steinadlers is an ivory horn, with a golden lion's head at its mouth that is open in a roar. It is currently in the possession of [[Villim Steinadler]]. It was recovered from [[Eckhardt Steinadler]] after his defeat during the [[Sisters …

  • Louis Moreau III

    Husband to [[Sophia Moreau]] and former head of the [[Moreau Family]] and the [[Moreau Shipping Company]]. Father to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Louis Moreau IV | Louis …

  • Sophia Moreau

    Wife to [[Louis Moreau III]]. Mother to [[Pierre Moreau| Pierre]], [[Claire Moreau| Claire]], [[Sophie Moreau | Sophie]], [[Evan Moreau | Evan]] and [[Louis Moreau IV | Louis]]. Born in 693, Sophie could not marry until her older sister had found a …

  • Eli the Bard

    h3. Early Life Eli was born to a prostitute in [[Pont a Museau]], [[Richemulot]] in BC 729, growing up with his numerous siblings in the streets of that rotting city. At age 8 he became enthralled by [[Noémi Geneviève]], a bard that had begun working …

  • Verbreker Cloak

    Heavy green and brown patterned cloak worn by most all citizens of [[Verbrek]]. It is used both for warmth and to camouflage themselves from the hunting wolves. bq. A *Verbreker Cloak* gives a +2 item bonus to Stealth when the wearer is outside and …

  • The Evil Eye

    _(For the [[Vistani]] power, see [[Evil Eye]])_ A book written by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] telling of his encounter with a demonic entity called the [[Dukkar]] in the lands of [[Invidia]] in the year 747. The book also contains a transcript of the …

  • Handsome Gentleman

    The "Handsome Gentleman," also known as the "Gentlemen Caller," is an unknown entity believed to be extra-planar in origin. His coupling with [[Gabrielle Aderre]] resulted in the birth of her son, [[Malocchio Aderre | Malocchio]], who is believed by the …

  • Great Upheaval

    The Great Upheaval, also called the Grand Conjunction by some scholars, refers to a night of terror in the year 740 in which the entire world seemed to rearrange itself. Certain lands disappeared and others replaced them.

  • Liesl Strugalla

    Liesl Strugalla was born to a poor farmer and his wife in southern [[Falkovnia]]. She hated her life and as a young girl she would often fantasize that a wealthy Falkovnian officer would come and take her away from her dreary life. h4. The man of her …

  • Culture of the Vistani

    A series of volumes written by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] on the culture, language and history of the Vistani. Evan became deeply interested in their culture after meeting the Zarovan Vistani in Invidia and discovering how these people are often misrepresented …

  • The Tale of Vistan

    As told by the [[Vistani]] [[Raul]] and included in [[Culture of the Vistani]] by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]]. bq. Vistan was not our king, nor was he our enemy, but his ambition was great and his army mighty. Westward he marched before thousands of legions, …

  • The Tale of the Captain and the Vistani

    As told by Captain [[Nathan Timothy]] and recorded in [[Culture of the Vistani]] by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]]. bq. I once heard of a sea captain named Bartley from Port-a-Lucine, a rather pitiable sort, who went into a Vistana’s tarokka booth for a reading. …

  • The Dead Don't Drink

    bq. The harsh brutality of war often times is the birthing place of many superstitions, as soldiers try to bottle the fickle winds of fate and carry them on to the battlefield. In no domain is this truer than in the war-minded land of [[Falkovnia]]. bq …

  • Dictionary of Common Vistani Words

    As recorded in [[Culture of the Vistani]] by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]]. *Blood Rite* - A mingling of blood, spiritually joining two people. When a giorgio is invited to join in the blood rite, he becomes a giogoto. *Captain* - The male leader of a …

  • Devard

    A low-ranking member in the [[Society of Astrologers]] in [[Richemulot]], Devard initiated the Societies contact with Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] while he was visiting [[Mortigny]] in 747. While the Societies interests in Dr. Moreau's work might have been …

  • Society of Astrologers

    An enigmatic group of individuals whose focus is understanding the greater truths of the world contained in the mysteries of the stars and [[mists]] themselves. Most of the secret members are individuals with great political connections throughout [[ …

  • University of Dementlieu

    The premiere university in the nation of [[Dementlieu]], located in the city of "Port-a-Lucine":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/ravenloft_game/wikis/port-a-lucine. Attendance at the University is allowed only with proper marks and sponsorship by a …

  • Port-a-Lucine

    Capital city of the nation of [[Dementlieu]] located in Pernault Bay along the [[Sea of Sorrows]]. The [[University of Dementlieu]] and [[Moreau Shipping Company]] headquarters are located here.

  • The Tale of Strahd

    As told by the [[Vistani]] [[Madame Eva]] of the [[Zarovan]] tribe and included in [[Culture of the Vistani]] by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]]. The "Strahd" in this tale is undoubtedly [[Count Strahd Von Zarovich I]] of [[Barovia]]. bq. Strahd was not our …

  • Edvard Lovaille

    Scholar colleague of [[Evan Moreau]]. While visiting [[Barovia]], he discovered the [[Tome of Sanguinary Repercussions]], and although he could not utilize the book, recognized the importance. He contacted Evan and the two were to meet at the [[ …

  • Naiat Perfume

    Created by the [[Naiat]] tribe of [[Vistani]] from wildflowers throughout the core, Naiat Perfume has a bright, delicate fragrance that has been known to soften even the hardest of hearts. bq. *Naiat Perfume*
    *Wondrous Item*
    *Power (Daily, …

  • Canjar Evil Eye Amulet

    This amulet, created by the [[Canjar]] tribe of [[Vistani]], can ward the wearer against the powers of the [[Evil Eye]]. It is crafted out of silver and in the shape of a hand making a warding gesture. bq. *Canjar Evil Eye Amulet.*
    *Item Slot:* …

  • The Secrets of the Intruders

    "Les Secrets de l'intrus" This tome is a collection of notes on the wererat population of [[Richemulot]], penned by one of their own. This tome, and several lab notebooks were recovered by Dr. [[Evan Moreau | Moreau]] in the sewers beneath [[Mortigny …

  • Marie Devereux

    Marie is the head housekeeper for the [[Moreau Family]]. She has been with the family since she was a young woman and has helped raise all of the children of [[Louis Moreau III]] and his wife.

  • Moreau Library

    A large private library commissioned by [[Evan Moreau]] as a major addition to the [[Moreau Family]] estates. This massive three-story building contains tens of thousands of books gathered from across the Core and other countries. Most of the third …

  • Moreau Vault

    This series of secret rooms beneath the [[Moreau Library | library]] of Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] contains many artifacts recovered from his adventures as well as those recovered by his companions. These artifacts are items that Evan "collected" during his …

  • Port a Lucine

    h3. "Port-a-Lucine" Capital city of the nation of [[Dementlieu]]. Home to the [[Moreau Shipping Company]] and [[University of Dementlieu]].

  • Lycanthropy Serum

    A serum being developed by the wererats of [[Mortigny]] in an effort to infect normal humans with lycanthropy. Details of its creation and other information on the wererats were uncovered by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] in the sewers beneath that city. The …

  • The Scarlet Kiss

    A book written by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] describing an adventure in [[Mordentshire]], where he and his companions tracked down and defeated a vampire. Evan’s companion [[Lazarus Vesper]] sent a letter requesting his presence in Mordentshire. Evan was …

  • Noémi Geneviève

    * Noémi was a general entertainer who worked at the [[Pickling Barrel Inn]] in [[Pont a Museau]], [[Richemulot]]. She lost that job by trying to protect the life of a street urchin who had snuck in to see her. * She always wanted children, but had been …

  • Evangeline

    Female vampire who resided in [[Mordentshire]] posing as a nurse at the [[Sisters of Mercy]] hospital. She would feed on the sick and injured prolonging their stay and eventually killing them. The vampire was tracked down and defeated by [[Lazarus]], …

  • Whilst Thou Leave Me Thus

    Book published by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] detailing and encounter with ghost in [[Mordent]]. While attending a party in [[Mordentshire]] in the winter of 748, Evan met woman who's beauty captivated him. They shared many conversations and danced for hours …

  • Spectral Rose

    A red rose given by the ghost of [[Sarah]] to [[Evan Moreau]] when he helped bring her murderer to justice. Evan planted the rose in the [[Moreau Rose Garden]] when he returned home, and it grew into a rose bush which continually blooms. See [[Whilst …

  • Sarah

    Woman from [[Mordentshire]] who was killed by her husband [[Reginald]] shortly after being married. Her ghost gave a [[spectral rose]] to [[Evan Moreau]] whom she had haunted, when he finally brought her husband to justice. See [[Whilst Thou Leave Me …

  • Reginald

    Serial killer in [[Mordent]] who would marry women and then murder them, moving on to a new town and new life. His last victim [[Sarah]] haunted Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] until he was able to bring about justice by apprehending Reginald. See [[Whilst Thou …

  • Mordentshire

    Capital and port city of [[Mordent]] situated on [[Arden Bay]]. Home of the Mordentish sect of the [[Church of Ezra]] and birthplace of the [[Second Book of Ezra]].

  • Moreau Rose Garden

    Situated next to the new [[Moreau Library]] on the [[Moreau Family]] estates. It is a large garden, primarily of roses, but also of other flowering plants from many other lands. A single bush of red roses continually blooms throughout the year. This …

  • Church Square

    Large open plaza in the Capital District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. Named for the massive [[Church of Ezra | Anchorite]] cathedral [[Le Coeur des Brouillards]] that resides at its eastern side. [[Levigny Family | Levigny]] Manor once sat atop a …

  • Riptide

    A seedy riverman's bar in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. It has been run for many years by a retired riverman named [[Renard]]. The place is famous for drunken brawls and busty barmaids. [[Lena Solnychnev]] once worked as a …

  • Renard

    Large, leather-skinned, and filthy man who runs a riverman's bar named the [[Riptide]] in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. He has thick, dark hair that hangs sloppily around his shoulders. His wild, full beard plunges nearly to the middle of his chest, and …

  • Le Coeur des Brouillards

    Le Coeur des Brouillards (The Heart of the Mists) is a large [[Church of Ezra | Anchorite]] cathedral in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]] that is situated off [[Church Square]]. The massive cathedral lay abandoned for until the followers of Ezra traveled …

  • Builders

    Unknown entities that built the sprawling cities of [[Richemulot]]. Very little is known about them, but they remain an obsession of scholars and philosophers alike.

  • William Cross

    A man in his early fifties, William is a rough looking and rougher acting individual. Tall and rugged he is almost always found wearing the dark leathers of a grave digger. He customarily wears a wide brimmed hat which covers the symbol of a the hawk …

  • The Darkest Night

    Book authored by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] in 748 detailing his encounters with the [[Eternal Order]] in [[Darkon]]. Many of the original material was collected by Dr. [[Fredrick Watchings]] and his assistant [[Jonathan Lewis]] of [[Nova Vaasa]]. The book …

  • The Fiery Spectre

    Book written by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] describing his investigation into a tragic fire and haunting of a family in [[Mordent]]. In the spring of 749, Evan Moreau and his companions received word of an unusual situation on a farm near the town of [[Potters …

  • Fredrick Watchings

    Professor at the University in [[Egertus]], [[Nova Vaasa]] who specializes in religious studies. The death of his assistant, [[Jonathan Lewis]], after their return from Darkon caused the professor to begin drinking excessively. His drinking was barely …

  • Jonathan Lewis

    Research assistant to Dr. [[Fredrick Watchings]] who journeyed into [[Darkon]] to research the [[Eternal Order]]. Shortly after his return he committed suicide. His influential family covered up the incident to make it appear as if he died in an …

  • Eternal Order

    Central religion of the nation of [[Darkon]]. When [[Vlad Drakov]] was repelled during the [[Dead Mans Campaigns]], the stories of “legions of the unliving” spread throughout Darkon like wildfire. The people took these tales to be a representation of …

  • Colette Blanche

    Wife of [[Evan Moreau]]. Mother of [[Lucas Moreau | Lucas]]. A native of [[Dementlieu]], her family moved to [[Nova Vaasa]] following a social scandal. She took a position as the secretary and librarian of Dr. [[Fredrick Watchings]] of the …

  • Yellow Songbird

    Notorious and seedy brothel in the Harbor District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. It is said that any pleasure, no matter how perverse, can be filled at the Yellow Songbird. Former Harbor District Watch Captain [[Le Tete]] was known to frequent the …

  • Aerie Uprisings

    Series of bloody insurgencies in-and-around the southern [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] town of [[Aerie]]. General [[Wolfram Steinadler]] and his [[Golden Lion Army]] were largely responsible for retaining order in Aerie through increasingly shocking …

  • Antoinette Reiner

    Only daughter of [[Louise Reiner]] by an unknown father. She was presumed kidnapped and killed by agents of Louise's sister, [[Jacqueline Reiner]] in 730. Was revealed in 747 to be [[Helen of Verbrek]] who is also known as Melantha.

  • Anchorite

    Cleric in the service of the [[Church of Ezra]] To be accepted as an Anchorite, the Cleric must prove that they have the blessing of [[Ezra]] by demonstrating that they are protected by the [[Shield of Ezra]].

  • Shield of Ezra

    A boon granted by [[Ezra]] to her [[Anchorite | Anchorites]] to protect them in this world. bq. The Shield of Ezra is a Cleric Talent that gives them the Encounter power: "The Shield of Ezra", Holy, Minor Action, Effect: Gain Resist 10 to all damage …

  • Novak Family

    * [[Drago Novak]] - Lord Governor of [[Silbervas]] and longtime ally of [[Wolfram Steinadler]] * [[Klaus Novak]] - Drago's nephew. Kept [[Liesl Strugalla]] as a mistress. * [[Farrah Steinadler nee Novak]] - Klaus' sister and Drago's niece. …

  • Hala

    According to Hala’s holy text, Tales of the Ages, nine gods created the world from the roiling mists of Chaos. The gods then withdrew, intending to allow mortals to fill their world with acts both good and evil. But the mortals lacked wisdom, and the …

  • Wolf God

    The Wolf God is worshiped in the primordial forests of the southwestern core. Outsiders know only scattered tales concerning this savage and predatory entity. These stories claim that the Wolf God is worshiped by demonic wolves that walk like men, and …

  • Egertus

    City on the eastern coast of [[Nova Vaasa]]. It is the intellectual center of that nation and home to a large [[University of Egertus | university]].

  • Iadrei

    Young [[Vistani]] boy first encountered by [[Villim Steinadler]] and [[Helen of Verbrek]] in the [[House of Sages]] region of [[Richemulot]]. He was in the process of being executed for theft by [[Falkovnia | Falkovnian]] settlers from [[New Brand]]. …

  • Nathan Timothy

    Former riverboat captain of the [[Viargo]] who often traveled the waters of the [[Musarde River]]. Ran the [[Dog Fights]] in [[Karina]] during the [[Karina Harvest Festival]]. Was later revealed to be a werewolf. Killed by [[Eli the Bard]] and his [[ …

  • Nicoleta

    Member of a [[Vistani]] tribe, headed by [[Madame Yvonne]]. Married to [[Raul]]. Mother of [[Nicco]]. Died during childbirth in 747. Friend of [[Helen of Verbrek]]. Her spirit was kept in this life by Raul's violin that was strung with her …

  • Languages

    Because Ravenloft is a world with many more languages than that of a typical D&D campaign, I have decided to adopt the following house rule: bq. *Base Languages:* As long as a character has an INT score of 10 or greater, the character may begin play …

  • Vivianne

    Close friend and mentor to [[Lena Solnychnev]] who runs the [[Hospice of Hala]] in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. She is a short, plump woman with long grey hair and a warm caring smile and a soft spot for the helpless. Her status after the [[Sisters …

  • Hospice of Hala

    Small hospice in [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]] devote to the teachings of [[Hala]] run by [[Vivianne]]. Was frequented by [[Compte Marcel de Penible]]. Was given funding by [[Louise Reiner]] during the [[Sisters War]].

  • Boris Strugalla

    Illegitimate son of [[Liesl Strugalla]] and [[Klaus Novak]]. Close friend and man-at-arms for [[Villim Steinadler]]. Was corrupted by the [[Chain Ring of Kyton]]. Romantically involved with [[Maria Steinadler]] until her death in 747. Current status …

  • Compte Jean Marcel de Penible

    Though from a family of great wealth in [[Dementlieu]], Jean Marcel was obsessed with the idea of suffering and pain. These ideas lead him to the [[Madrigorian]] and [[Chain Ring of Kyton]]. He was a sponsor of the [[Hospice of Hala]] in [[Mortigny]], …

  • Raul

    Member of a [[Vistani]] tribe, headed by [[Madame Yvonne]]. Was married to [[Nicoleta]] and had a son, [[Nicco]], by her. Following Nicoleta's death during childbirth, he was remarried to [[Helen of Verbrek]].

  • Madame Yvonne

    [[Dictionary of Common Vistani Words | Raunie]] of a [[Vistani]] tribe. Took an interest in [[Helen of Verbrek]]. Other members of the tribe include [[Raul]], [[Nicoleta]] (deceased), and [[Nicco]]. h4. Description Madame Yvonne is an aging …

  • Tales of Rusé the Rat

    A collection of children's stories that are quite popular in [[Richemulot]]. The feature a cleaver rat named "Rusé" who, despite his diminutive size, defeats a vast many foes by outsmarting them (often dishonorably). [[Louise Reiner]] often read to [[ …

  • Vlad Drakov

    Absolute supreme dictator of [[Falkovnia]]. Known for unprecedented savagery against his citizens or any who displease him. Executes at least one person per night by impaling during his evening meal.

  • Becoming Plague

    Lycanthrope plague created by [[Jacqueline Reiner]] and her filth priests in which those bitten by infected common rats would contract lycanthrope and become wererats under her control. It is believed that the [[Sisters War]] was nothing more than a …

  • Food and Beverages

    This page is intended to be a listing of food and beverages in the lands of the mists. h4. Alcoholic Beverages Sewer Brew ([[Richemulot]]): Bitter, hoppy ale. Rat Juice (Richemulot): Dark-colored, bittersweet hard liquor. Meekulbrau ([[ …

  • Opium

    Narcotic drug produced from poppy seeds in [[Hazlan]]. Can be used for both pain management and recreation. Highly addictive. h4. "Real world" info "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium

  • Kartakass

    Forested land in the south-central core from which many of the greatest bards and minstrels hail. Song is a part of daily life in Kartakass and is often heard echoing through the forests as the regions many lumberjacks go about their work. Kartakass …

  • Jean Claude de la Rue

    Husband to [[Sophie Moreau]]. Former suitor of [[Claire Moreau]] who, when he witnessed her cruelty towards Sophie, rejected her. He eventually fell in love with Sophie, despite her blindness, and they were married in 749. The de la Rue family owns …

  • The Bard and the Beast

    Book published by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] in 748 after successfully curing his associate [[Eli the Bard]] of lycanthropy. The book recounts the story of how Eli contracted the disease in a fight with a werewolf in [[Invidia]] during 747. Before becoming …

  • The Verdant Jungle

    The book, published in 753, recounts the adventures of Dr. [[Evan Moreau]] as he journeyed from [[Dementlieu]] to the lands of [[Sri Raji]]. Two factors drove Evan to search out these fabled lands. The death of his father caused the [[Moreau Shipping …

  • Sea of Sorrows

    The ocean lying to the west of the core. Know for freezing cold waters, unpredictable winds and difficult navigation because of the nearly constant fog. Because of the treacherous conditions, many ships become lost and the sea is reported to be haunted …

  • Lamordia

    Nation in the northwest region of the Core, bordered by [[Darkon]], [[Falkovnia]] and [[Dementlieu]]. Its western coast provides access to the [[Sea of Sorrows]]. The nation is a bleak realm ravaged by winds, with dense forests of black trees and a …

  • Skull of Lynn

    The Skull of Lynn is a powerful artifact of evil accidentally created by [[Evan Moreau]]. In 750, at a New Year's party hosted by Evan Moreau, [[William Cross]] discovers that [[Lazarus]] is wearing a ring that William had given his wife many years ago …

  • University of Egertus

    Premiere university in the nation of [[Nova Vaasa]] located in the city of [[Egertus]]. The University is one of the finest in the Core, rivaling that of the [[University of Dementlieu]]. All manner of subjects are taught, but it is most well known for …

  • Fraternity of Shadows

    Secret organization intent on understanding the true nature of the lands. The members must be male, able to use arcane magic and be unhindered by family ties.

  • Lazarus Vesper

    Elven scholar turned monster hunter after his family was killed by his fiance; who had become a werewolf. From the nation of [[Dementlieu]]. (??? - Wasn't he from [[Darkon]] or [[Sithicus]]?) Associate of [[Evan Moreau]] and [[Eli the Bard]]

  • Antionette Reiner's Scimitars

    The pair of scimitars each have a ornate gold-inlaid hand guard, a red leather grip, and a golden pommel in the shape of a wolf's head. The blades are brilliantly polished with a finely sharpened edge. The initials "A.R" are carved into each blade in a …

  • Hotel d'Or

    Luxurious Hotel in the River District of [[Mortigny]], [[Richemulot]]. Converted into a base of operations by [[Louise Reiner]] for her [[Player Characters | colleagues]].

  • Crown of Souls

    The Crown of Souls is made of the purest gold, laced with platinum highlights, and set with three bloodstones which ride high on its crest. In addition, many other gems (of far lesser value) adorn its surface. The Crown of Souls is a very powerful …

  • Kargat

    Secret police force of [[Azalin Rex]] in the nation of [[Darkon]]. They are a shadowy force who's name is spoken only is whispers. The status of the Kargat is unknown following to [[Requiem]] and the subsequent disappearance (and reappearance) of Azalin.

  • Nevuchar Springs

    Predominantly [[Elf | Elven]] city in far eastern [[Darkon]]. Home to the 4th revelation of the [[Church of Ezra]]. Famous residents include: * [[Theodorus Raines]] - Founder of the 4th revelation. * [[Boris Strugalla]] - "The Sword" of the 4th …

  • Elf

    There are several different sects of Elves in the lasts of the [[Mists]]. The first is in the largely cosmopolitan nation of [[Darkon]], particularly in the town of [[Nevuchar Springs]]. Another elven offshoot is the somber, grey elves of [[ …

  • Ezra's Symbol of Life

    This symbol of Ezra is used by Anchorites as an implement in casting of their divine magicks. * [[Lydis Solnychnev]] received the artifact "Ezra's Symbol of Life" as a boon for her assistance in helping the spirit of a murdered [[Anchorite]] find peace …

  • Aerie

    Aerie is a large town in southern [[Falkovnia]]. Due to its far removal from [[Vlad Drakov]]'s seat of power in the north, the people of Aerie developed a fierce independent streak that lead to the [[Aerie Uprisings]] of 742. The [[Golden Lion Army]] …

  • Jorn Rainer

    Brother of executed [[Aerie]] mayor [[Edwin Rainer]]. He fled south with his family and founded the settlement of [[New Brand]] in [[Richemulot]]. He is presumed dead following the destruction of New Brand in 747, but his body was never found.

  • Mindful Children

    An adventure novel by Dr. [[Evan Moreau]], published in 748 This story tells of a group of children at an orphanage in Darkon who are enchanted by the headmistress to perform all manner of malicious and evil acts. Dr. Moreau and his friends [[Lazarus …

  • The Butcher

    A hideous undead monstrosity, that was created by a [[The Secrets of the Intruders | wererat filth priest]] from the bloated corpse of an enormous man. The man's hand was then removed an a huge meat cleaver was attached in its place. The butcher was …

  • Evan Moreau 747 to 755

    h3. Spoilers abound, no one but DAVE should read this h4. End of the 2008/2009 Campaign – Winter, 747 * [[Evan Moreau | Evan ]] returns home to resume his teaching and deal with his family. He is greeted with mixed emotions by his family. His …

  • The Broken Circle

    An adventure story written by [[Evan Moreau]] detailing an unusual encounter with a being of light while in the lands of [[Sri Raji]]. In late 753 a string of explained deaths (primarily of infants) shook the community of [[Tvashti]] where Evan was …

  • Sri Raji

    Nation in the [[Verdurous Lands]] bordered by the [[Saragoss]] and the [[Wildlands]]. Sri Raji is a land of ruins slowly being taken back by the tropical forests. The people of the lands are a hardy with darker tones skin and typically dark brown …

  • Sithicus

    A heavily forested land that was once home to an ancient elven kingdom. Now the forests and remnants of that kingdom lie in decay and all that was once beautiful now crumbles. The land is ruled by a dwarven tyrant named [[Azrael]] who used his unholy …

  • Azrael

    The ruler of [[Sithicus]]. This dwarf is rumored to have unholy power that he uses to command the undead, and it is whispered that he may be supernatural himself. Azrael is erratic, ruling over his elven population with fear and threat of force.

  • Valachan

    A forested nation in the southwestern corner of the Core. Its rugged land has many canyons and cliffs making travel between its three largest towns difficult. Valachan is bordered by the nations of [[Mordent]], [[Richemulot]], [[Verbrek]] and [[ …

  • Shadow Rift

    Surrounded by [[Darkon]], [[Keening]], [[Tepest]], [[Nova Vaasa]], [[Barovia]], [[Borca]] and [[Falkovnia]], the Shadow Rift is an open wound in the center of the Core. At the bottom of the 200 ft. sheer cliffs is only a black mist which conceal the …

  • Othmar Bolshnik

    Ruler of the nation of [[Nova Vaasa]] and head of the Bolshnik family. He cares nothing for the people of his lands and only seeks to increase the wealth and power of his family. As such, he allows the nation to remain largely lawless.

  • Nova Vaasa

    A large nation in the eastern Core, with many large open plains . These plains are dotted with numerous ranches that raise the famous horses of the nation. The nation is ruled by Prince [[Othmar Bolshnik]] who, because of political and military power, …

  • Hazlan

    Nation in the southeastern Core with rolling hills, vast plains and mountainous regions in the north. It is bordered on the west by [[Kartakass]], [[Forlorn]] on the northwest, to the north by [[Barovia]] and to the east by [[Nova Vaasa]]. There are …

  • Rashimi

    Ethic group in the nation of [[Hazlan]]. The Rashimi are short and muscular is stature, with darker skin tones, hair and eyes. They make up 99% of the population of [[Hazlan]], forming the working class and soldiers under the control their [[Mulan]] …

  • Mulan

    Ethnic group in the nation of [[Hazlan]]. The Mulan are generally tall and slender with pale skin and light eyes. Both genders shave their heads and remove their body hair, covering their skin with elaborate tattoos. They are an arrogant people who …

  • Kazandra

    Current owner of the [[Cosmopolis Club]] in [[Martira Bay]], [[Darkon]]. Kazandra is a beautiful women who wears an eye patch over one eye. She usually is found smoking a cigarette and wearing luxurious clothing. Kazandra is an agent of [[Azalin …