Vistani

The Vistani are an ethnic group of semi-nomadic humans in Barovia. Major encampments of Vistani include the Tser Pool (near the Village of Barovia) and another southwest of Vallaki.

The singular form is Vistana, and is used irrespective of an individual’s gender.

Notable Vistani include:
Madame Eva
Arrigal
Luvash
Arabelle

The Vistani dress more colourfully than the average Barovian, and are often more cheerful and approachable to strangers. They camp in vardos and large tents, and cleave to an ancient, superstitious and clannish culture. They enjoy performing music and storytelling, and claim to be the best silversmiths, coppersmiths, and weavers in Barovia. They also are known for horse trading and blacksmithing, although most Barovians vocally distrust Vistani, claiming they are criminals, swindlers, and witches, among other things.
One famous Vistani tradition is fortune-telling, often accomplished by way of tarokka. During such a reading, the Outlanders were told by Madame Eva, among other things, to seek “a Vistana wandering in search of her mentor”, who she claims is an enemy of Strahd.

Vistani

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