Our heroes where relaxing in The Smiling Orge Tavern when a stranger walked in and presented them with a letter individually addressed to each of them by name sealed with unknown raven seal and signed Kolyan Indirovich. The letter pleased for the heroes to help save Ireena Kolyana of the town of Barovia. They characters tracked down ad questioned the man who was a Vistani Trader. He told them the at Barovia was beatifically land that laid just beyond the Saliviach wood, though no one the characters knew had ever heard of this town. Never the less the characters set off at first light in pursuit of adventure and gold.
The next day the musts sounded the heroes and when they awoke the wood where not the same. Having nothing no where left but forward, they proceeded in the direction they believed was Barovia, They encounter a huge iron gate flanged to two ruined statues. The gate swung open as the characters approached and closed behind them. Just past the gate the heroes found the week old corpse of commoner.
On the corpse they found a letter sealed in silver wax bearing a B. This letter was written in a different hand than also signed Kolyan Indirovich. It too said Ireena was in danger, elaborated that she had been bitten by a vampire but instead of pleading for aid it implored whomever found the letter to give them up for dead and stay out. The corpse also had a strange coin of unknown figure and dated with a non sensical year.
At this point the party was beset by Dire Wolves, and scrambled up trees. The Valorina used illusion magic to throw off the wolves, and the party proceed through the woods to find the village of Barovia
Barovia is a decrepit village of about 100 homes in the shadow of imposing castle. The characters discovered the Burgomaster is dead killed by “the devil Strahd”. The Rouge “Two” discovers a sweet old lady who sells him a mince meat pie, it was very tasty.
As they party went to explore the rest of the decrepit town the found two children Rose, and Thorn standing outside their house, afraid of the monster with it. Though when brought into the house the children vanished without a trace.
The house belonged to Durst family, who owned a windmill out side of town, and appears to have run some type of cult that sacrificed travelers in the basement. At one point the family locked their children in the attic “for their protection” and never came to check on them again. They starved to death up their.
The ghosts of Rose and Thorn still haunted the room but they where friendly and showed the characters the secrete passage to the basement. But when the party tried to leave they possessed Val and Two, in a desperate bit to not be left alone, perhaps they can be put to rest.