Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner—and you are invited.
Our story comes form the official Curse of Strahd D&D module, featuring dark gothic horror and low fantasy themes. It was re-written in 2016 and comes from an original favourite from the mid 80s. The module also begins at level 3, so we will also be running a pre-adventure in the same setting to prepare for the main campaign.