Gustav Durst

Husband of Elisabeth, father to Rose, Thorn, and Walter Durst, Gustav was one of the founders, with his wife, of a cult that attempted to commune with various dark entities and finally with Strahd. They sacrificed animals and humans i their attempts, but were unsuccessful, eventually locking their children in an attic to die of neglect and themselves succumbing to their own depravity in the substructure beneath their house.

A letter from Strahd to Gustav supported the likelihood that Walter Durst was not Elisabeth’s child, but that Gustav fathered the child with another woman, to the family’s shame.

Gustav is listed on a deed for the old windmill between Vallaki and the western Gates of Barovia.

Gustav Durst

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