The Curse of Strahd

The Basment of the Death House

Previously the party had come to the village of Barovia, possibly under false pretense as they discover contradictory letters from the town’s now deceased Burgomaster. They found the town empty save a old lady selling pastries and where drawn by the mists in to old house. They explored the old row house at the behests to two children Rose and Thorn, who feared a monster in the basment. Though they truly had nothing to fear as they had died years ago, from starvation after being forgteen locked in the attic.

Fearing abonment the ghosts possessed members of the party. The party with the aid of Rose and Thorn found a secret stair leading into the basment, which appeared to contain living quarters for some kind of cult.

The dark tunnels echoed with an indecernable chanting, and as the party followed it they discover a new alley. A tiefling who was native to the land of Barovia, as he had grown older his devilish ancestory could no longer be hidden and he was driven out of the town of Valakie.

The party also faced and defeated unnatural horrors such as Grick, and ghouls. They managed to put the spirits of Rose and Thorn to rest by laying their bodies in the family crypts the party discovered.

Finally the party found a carved wooden monument that bore a striking resemblance to the odd silver coin they had found in this land. One hand rested on a wolf and the other held a swirling ball of clouds, when a curious rouge reached for the orb a half dozen shadowy ghosts attack the party.

With the help of the Cleric’s turn undead spell they manage to destroy the shadows and pause for rest. What else will they find? And will the survive to tell anyone about it?

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Journey to Barovia
Letters in different hands

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.

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