Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ravenloft Seeds, Krevborna Soil

Castle Ravenloft... in KREVBBORNA!

So, you love your Krevborna game are like: "I really want to run Curse of Strahd, but where in heckfire am I going to put Castle Ravenloft? Or Barovia?" Fear not, gentle reader, below is a series of Ravenloft material re-imagined and repurposed to fit the haunted lands. You may not use them whole cloth, but hopefully they give you some ideas!

-The Village of Barovia dwells in the borderland region between the frosts of Lamashtu and the groves of Hemlock. In the land of moors and mists, where the River Barov branches from the main river heading to the sea. The moors have a habit of producing mists and fogs that seem to swallow the rough trade routes, making the Barovia run one of the more hazardous runs in the region. It's profit is gems dredged by the Highforge family. The region is shadowed by that of Castle Ravenloft, once the seat for one of Krevborna's first families the ruined castle serves as the home and, and times, the prison of Count Strahd von Zarovich. The Devil Strahd, whose dark bestial gaze searches the area for his lost love.

-Only obscure branches of the Polnezna deal directly with the Count. They also sell potions and charms that allow travelers access through the mists to get to Barovia and the Castle. Like so many cases involving Vampires and the travelers, the Vampires give oaths not to take from blood from the familia in exchange for news and information that the Polnezna can acquire. Especially about the presence of hunters.

-Jacquelin Reneir is the owner of the La Souris Hotel in Piskaro. Known for her dark hair and sun kissed skin, she is often known to be courted by merchants and sailors, who more often lose interest or simply vanish. The Souris, while a respectable looking hotel, is known to attract rodents, and not just the pets of Miss Reneir, it just seems like rats often pop up in places. And no matter how many rat catchers with their small, but vicious dogs are deployed- the rats continue to lurk in the alleyways, closets, and rooms around the hotel.

-Azalin Rex owns Darkon a manor house in the Lamasthu region. He is famous for throwing soirees in his manor for artists, writers, musicians who are attracted to the Frozen North. A charming man, with high cheekbones, a pale forehead with short hair. Azalin has a habit of somehow keeping one or two of his guests to remain. "Oh, you must remain for a time, please!" For some reasons these people cannot say no to the owner. When (and if) said artist is released, they often act as if they have come out of a daze. What have they been up to this whole time?

-Harkon Lukas, the Wolf of Hemlock, is known for his singing voice and gentlemanly manor. It is said that Lukas can charm anyone, be they commoner or even a Greymalk. The only thing the Wolf will not charm are lycanthropes. He is known to hunt shapechangers with a peerless energy that would make him a great hunter, except for the party of him also eating the hearts of his slain foes. You also never see him during a full moon. Maybe he's just at a Rat-Catcher meeting?

Links

Krevborna: A Gothic Blood Opera - Can be purchased here!

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