FifthColumn's Curse of Strahd
Rumours and Lore
Madame Eva’s cards told you to seek:
The Wizard: first card told of history, knowledge of your enemy. The item you seek can be found atop the Tower of a Wizard on a Lake.
The Enchanter: second told of a powerful holy artifact that can be found near a kneeling Woman- a great Beauty plucked before her time, and that the Master of the Marsh knows the way.
The Avenger: the third told of a sword of pure sunlight, which could be found in the House of the Dragon- in Hands once Clean and now Corrupted.
The Mists: the fourth card told of an ally against Darkness: A Vistana, wandering alone in search of her Mentor. Seek her at the Abbey of St. Markovia.
The Executioner: the fifth tells where the adversary can be confronted: she described a dark Figure on a Balcony looking down on the Land with a twisted Smile.
-Strahd controls the Mists, but they are also his prison.
-Strahd is ruler of Barovia. Wolves, bats, other animals and the dead are his servants.
-Ravens, though, are said to carry lost souls within them. It’s bad luck to harm a raven.
-She assumes Strahd brought them here, but she doesn’t know that for a fact or why he would do so.
-Outlanders come here, often in groups, usually a year or a few years apart. The locals usually experience lots of calamity until the Outlanders are gone, so mostly they are not rooting for you.
-Ismark believes everyone can tell you’re outlanders at a glimpse, but he can’t explain why.
-A drunk Vistana thought Liveth might be someone called Rictavio.
-According to Ismark and Ireena, the dilapidated windmill on the Old Svalich Road to Vallaki has been abandoned as long as they’ve known. At least one raven nearby thought that it was a bad idea to investigate.