Kingdoms of the Mists
Strahd von Zarovich
Who is Count Strahd von Zarovich?
Mysterious leader of Barovia, the most stable of the Kingdoms. Seen as a deliverer by his subjects, yet remains a menacing figure in their lives.
Barovia is a mountain kingdom, a land of fertile valleys a rugged timber. Game is plentiful, the borders are secure, and although monstrous threats lurk in the old forests, the life of the peasants is remarkably stable for citizens of the Kingdoms. Nevertheless, those that live here lead lives of superstitious terror, and fear the night.
Influence in the Kingdoms
If Strahd has an agenda, it is this: preservation and isolation of Barovia. His desire to protect his realm is shared by those who have a favorable relationship with him, while conflicted or negative relationships have drawn his ire in some way- typically thru some disservice to Barovia.