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Ravenloft was a campaign setting released by TSR, Inc. It was a Gothic horror setting that took place in an extradimensional space known as the Demiplane of Dread.

Ravenloft was linked to the Forgotten Realms by way of the Ethereal Plane,[1] and several crossovers between the two settings have officially been noted. Harkon Lukas, one of the Darklords of the Demiplane of Dread was born in Cormyr.[2] Gondegal, the Lost King, was transported there,[3] as was Jander Sunstar, a gold elf from Evermeet,[4] and the entire Castle Spulzeer, along with Chardath and Kartak Spellseer.[5] In addition, there was said to be a gate to Ravenloft in the Glorming Pass,[6] the Greycloak Hills, and an unnamed island south of Wa.[7]

At an unspecified time, a Vistani camp was settled near Daggerford and Duchess Morwen Daggerford asked a group of adventurers to scare them away. The Vistani were in fact trying to lure the adventurers into the realm of Barovia in order to rid the land of the vampire Strahd von Zarovich.[8]


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  1. Bruce R. Cordell (1998). A Guide to the Ethereal Plane. Edited by Michele Carter, Keith Francis Strohm. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 7–8. ISBN 0-7869-1205-7.
  2. Andria Hayday and Bruce Nesmith (1990). Ravenloft: Realm of Terror. (TSR, Inc), p. 101. ISBN 0-88038-853-6.
  3. Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 68. ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
  4. Christie Golden (September 1991). Vampire of the Mists. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-155-5.
  5. Doug Stewart (November 1997). Castle Spulzeer. (TSR, Inc), p. 56. ISBN 978-0786906697.
  6. Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
  7. Andria Hayday and Bruce Nesmith (1990). Ravenloft: Realm of Terror. (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 0-88038-853-6.
  8. Christopher Perkins, Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman (March 2016). Curse of Strahd. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7869-6598-4.