Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Public (OOC) => Announcements, Updates and Status => Topic started by: Knas on April 21, 2008, 04:27:17 AM

Title: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Knas on April 21, 2008, 04:27:17 AM
As the topic suggest, this thread will be for giving out teasers, trailers, screenshots, adventure hooks or just hinting of what might just be coming your way.

As it was the screenshots posted in another thread that sparked the idea I'll just go ahead and quote them in here for all to see, all creds to EO for building & Eraldur for his screenshot-prestige!
Spoiler: show

Props to EO for these screenshots, Meant as a Sneak Peak  for what he has been working on for a while now; looks amazing; a good day to have a character from Dementlieu.  :mrgreen:

Armand sits at the Broken Bell, telling a drunken Barovian of his homeland...

Dementlieu - Port-à-Lucine  - LeBarthe SR. 32 Years ago.

"Well friend, life does not always shine in Dementlieu - I remember when young garçon, my father always made a stop to check on his business by docks; he had me wait outside, I remember the smell being heavy even from the doorway, I understood much later on why, as I saw it with my own eyes; that any sort of vice can be assuaged for the slightest amount of solar at the Mutined Sailor."

The Mutined Sailor



"If you believe the Tigan's rest offers poor quality rooms, well let me tell you my friend, that in certain niches in town, that would be considered as high Luxury"

The Mutined Sailor - Second Floor

"Although, I will not lie to you when I say that the Blue Water inn; would be considered as second or third class nobilty amongst Dementlieu's finest in terms of establishment, L'Hôtel des Gouverneurs, that is First Class, L'Ami, it would cost you an arm, and a leg, The Penthouse rental for a Night, is worth a years' salary for those that live here, splendid it is with its high ceilings, its Chandeliers made of crystals"

L'Hôtel Des Gouverneurs (Governors Hotel)


"But to really witness beauty in its essence, a tour to the Grand Opera Nationale would take your breath away, Puits D'Orchestre, or La Maison de Cire and Le Muse Du Port-a-Lucine; Art to its finest beauty such as you've likely never had the chance to see"

Musée du Port-à-Lucine

"It is there, I had a first encounter with your lands, the rawness of your art is found apealing in certain circles"

Musée du Port-à-Lucine - Barovian Gallery

"There, you can admire the finest pieces of the Core's known civilizations and beyond"



"I would lie to you, if I said all smells of Rose, mon Ami, for it does not. Poverty is omnipresent in the lower Quartiers, overwhealming poverty. I always donated when I could, it is what I always did, and will continue to do"

Pawn Shop - Poor service Counter

Poverty - Wharehouse of the Poor







"Thankfully, many hospices can be found throughout the City, alas, they do not suffice to the high demand, and the Soeurs are overwhealmed, often times."

Hospice of Hala

"Impressive the Sights of Baratak you have here, have I told you of Cathedrale Sainte-Dame-des-Larmes? It is our highest peak in Port--a-Lucine, a sight to behold which has seen many faithful walk its hall"






"A Place of untold Mysteries, Mon ami; knowledge, discovery and progress, if you could only see the amounts of books; beyond your wildest imagination"

Somewhere in Dementlieu



"Hé voilà, have another Ale on me, Monsieur Samvel! Another round for this Brave Barovian!"

More Dementlieu Teasers!: Many of the places here are featured in the Gazeteer III.


Dementlieu - Port-a-Lucine - Governors Hotel


















Port-a-Lucine - Governors Hotel - Penthouse











Port-à-Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier (don't mind the fog on the day shots, wont be like that once EO fixes the fog)








Port-à-Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier (At Night)







Musée de Cire - Alanik Ray



Musée de Cire - Van Richten


Musée de Cire - Alexandre de Cire




Musée de Cire - Vlad Drakov




Musée de Cire - Wyan Of Viktal



Musée de Cire - Lord Soth

Puits D'Orchestre







Pawn Shop

Port-à-Lucine - Docks - Mutined Sailor





Port-à-Lucine - Sainte-Dame-Des-Larmes






Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on May 21, 2008, 12:24:45 AM
Some Evil Teasers to Water your mouth - Random Locations from Port-a-Lucine - Note, that some are even drafts, meaning they will get better once EO finishes them/polishes them.

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on June 10, 2008, 10:44:43 AM
The Fifth Heresy

“Only by allowing the Darkness its place can Ezra destroy the seed that lurks in all but her sainted Apostles.”

-An unknown Radical Inquisitor

A plot by Heretic
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on June 20, 2008, 11:09:03 PM
Jean-Paul LaRochenoire

"To use an heretic or daemon sword is not to be a 'daemon lover', it is to be a daemon user to further the cause of the Grand Scheme. But we should never kill a Witch or an Heretic out of hate. We are tools, we are here to do the work in the name of Ezra. We rise above hatred, and the truly great Inquisitors kill not for hate, but because it is their duty. Those who cultivate needless hate such as most Puritans and use it as an excuse are not doing their duty. They are destroying the enemies of the church of Ezra and mankind not for *Her* sake, but for their own petty emotions."

-Jean-Paul LaRochenoire mentoring a young Inquisitor, Levkarest 749 BC
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Knas on August 10, 2008, 07:19:16 PM
Enter G'henna

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on August 10, 2008, 07:32:34 PM
It's NWN. It's just got some awesome depth of focus going on.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Ric on August 10, 2008, 07:40:23 PM
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: DM Macabre on August 11, 2008, 02:19:16 AM
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on December 24, 2008, 12:13:39 AM
New Domain: Blaustein

Many storytellers can relate the tale of a man called Bluebeard. Some believe they spin only a yarn, designed to keep young brides obedient to their husbands. Others think perhaps they tell of someone whose flesh has long since crumbled into dust. But Bluebeard and the atrocities he committed were not fiction, nor did death remove him from other worlds. Ravenloft did...

Bluebeard - His Castle - His Subjects






His Land: Blaustein











Piracy: The Sea Of Sorrows


















Next Teaser: The Splendor of Castle Blaustein - Stay Tuned

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on October 03, 2009, 12:08:13 AM
The Sacrifices Of Forgotten Martyrs Are Remembered Always
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Lockleed on September 30, 2010, 02:11:06 PM
The Sands of Har'Akir

Long ago, Har'Akir was a realm of prosperity, reaching the length of the Abal River Valley.  Its Pharaohs, the link between man and god, ruled the realm and kept the ancient balance of Ma'at.  Until the reign of Anhktepot came...

Now, Har'Akir is little more than a desolate wasteland.  The sands of the desert claim all, and the once mighty temples of the Great Ennead lay in ruin.  Scavengers prey on the unwary across its length, and deep beneath the sands, ancient evils await.  It is a realm so damned that only Ravenloft would draw it in...

Har'Akir, a land of desert sands and forgotten tombs, forsaken by the gods.

The Village of Muhar, the last vestige of civilization for the Akiri people.

The Oasis of Muhar.  The lifeblood of the scattered souls of Muhar.

The Bazaar, where the strange and exotic are traded.

The Slaves Quarter.  Misery and labor are the fate of those who are condemned to it.

Despite its desolation, dangerous predators still stalk the dunes of Har'Akir, seeking prey.

Beneath the desert, ancient dead slumber fitfully, beholden to the Gods of the Underworld.

Coming soon...
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on April 19, 2011, 09:05:58 PM
The Forsaken Tower

The frozen wastes of the north are a realm of death and stagnation. Only the mad would dare to seek its truths.

Yet there must always be the fool - One willing to challenge legend for a better throw of the coin.

Endlessly have they marched implacably into the gloom of the mountains. Men which fancy themselves conquerors of the darkness and its horrors.

Only to be forgotten. A fleeting whisper of vain ambition spoken amongst countless others.

Evil is only a word. What festers within the heart of the north cannot be defined by a word, by it.


It awaits. The tower slumbers beneath a necropolis of ice.


The imperfections of flesh will be liberated.


Forbidden magics awaken to the beckon of their master.


The veil between the reality of truth and the reality of dream have been rent.


The insects will know only death.



Evil is only a word. No more.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on May 12, 2012, 09:15:44 PM
"The Time of Unparallelled Darkness falls fast upon the Land; we live in days of dying light! Signs and portents surround us, and only those who admit Ezra's light shall be spared."

-Bastion Teodorus Raines, 4th Sect



''Tenors are noble, pure and heroic and get the soprano, if she has not tragically expired before the final curtain. But baritones are born villains in opera.''

-Leonard Warren



*Subect to change, still in beta phases.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on July 14, 2012, 07:10:35 PM
Time fades even legend.

Yet prophecy is abhorrent to it.


Such is the proclamation of defiance.


Are all silent beneath Nuitari's lurid illumination. Yet not the castle which stirs from its doldrum.


The land itself was shaped by his will - rent into a parody of macabre beauty by a man's desire.


No more are its secrets hidden. No more dare the shadows slumber.


For fear of what rests beneath...

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on November 08, 2012, 10:03:08 AM
''I formally release you and others from my service. I ask that you attach yourself to Lord Victor's house, to protect and serve him as loyally as you have served me."

-Strahd von Zarovich I to Lieutenant Tatra, second in command to the fell Commander Alek Gwilym of the von Zarovich army - making him the 1st Wachter Guard Captain - 351 BC - Massacre day

Source: Strahd I

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on November 13, 2012, 03:23:13 AM
''For Ezra's sake...''

''The...executioners' swamp, domn. Centuries of murder and executions by the ruined von Zeklos family...''


''Sickness and plague... sickness and plague. Bodies, Fishing bodies...''

''Then keep piling them heathen. The fires of Ezra will burn bright this Old Night..for only the fires of righteousness lit in her name can truly purge and cleanse this darkness..."

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on May 11, 2013, 07:03:42 PM
"And so I've dreamt of darker places where others dare not go."

"Where nameless, faceless things of old now dwell."

"Unto I, the dreamer, one did speak the riddle of this hell."

"Quietly ever pray I to be left of this gift like better times ago."

The Rhyme of Moil - The Scriptures of Noll, a tome rotting in Har-Thelen's library

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/QuiescentShade/Aurelius_zpsadc0fbb8.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/QuiescentShade/media/Aurelius_zpsadc0fbb8.jpg.html)

הירח האסור יהיה ידוע מחדש כאשר האביר השחור צועד על הקרקע.

Spoiler: show

The Forbidden Moon will be known anew when the black knight walks the land.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Bad_Bud on November 24, 2013, 08:58:41 PM
Some spell changes (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=2173.msg436903#msg436903)

The link above holds the new spell descriptions.  A brief overview of what's actually changing is below.  You should expect to see these changed in-game at some point in the near future.

Aura of Vitality: Changed duration from 1 round + 1 round / level to 1 turn + 1 turn / level.

Crumble: Changed damage progression to 1d8/level (max 10d8) from 1d6/level (max 15d6), making the spell more useful at lower levels.  Crumble will now work on inanimate objects (placeables and doors) in addition to constructs (D&D 3.5).

Divine Power: The "casters gains the difference between his strength and 18" has been changed to "caster gains +6 strength" (D&D 3.5).

Drown: Drown now brings a target to -1 hit points, rather than dealing 90% of the target's current hit points.  Target is incapacitated for one round before drowning (D&D 3.5).

Flame Lash: Changed damage progression.  Removed reflex saving throw.  Added a melee touch attack that must hit in order to deal damage.

Keen Edge: Can now keen any weapon type, rather than only slashing.

In addition, Flame Strike and Fire Storm now only have one reflex saving throw, (before they had individual saving throws for the divine portion and the fire portion).
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on November 28, 2013, 08:01:46 PM
Finally, at last. For the very first time on PotM, on the bleak premises of the Wachter Estate serfdom...

Drum roll...

Spoiler: show
PotM's 1st, ever Outhouse area.

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Heretic on January 03, 2014, 02:47:48 PM
The Wachter Estate & Serfdom

At the moment of this post, the areas are not in yet, but at last, here it is : The Wachter Estate.

Game purpose: To offer an immersive, dynamic experience in which characters will be able to witness and be part of Barovia's history, allowing a wide range of stories to be told and roles to be played within and around Barovia's oldest noble family : The Wachter.

PC concept opportunities that will open in the future include & are not limited to:




Credits : A huge thanks to those who helped in this project, starting by my developer peeps who answered a lot of my annoying questions and the players who inspire us to tell stories. Here's a list of people in particular that have contributed significantly.

Collaborators :

Talek - co-builder of dungeons.
Strigoi - inspiration for Estate interior aesthetics
Holy_rage - for a NPC.
Stygian Witch - for a NPC contribution.
Vengeful Seraphim -  Oleg Wachter NPC concept collaboration.

Inspirations :

Rachel - inspiration for Wachter crypts & Mausoleum.
Oculus - inspiration for serfdom feel.

Testers & bug finders :

herkles, dutchy, Bluebomber, EO, Vinculum, Macabre, Oculus, Nocturne, puckwolf, Geiger & more I can't remember.

Last and not least, a huge thanks to Soren for compiling & designing the systems that make the magic happen!
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on December 27, 2014, 02:51:42 PM
They thought my essence scattered -- the glory of my vision and will only a memory.


Where once existed dissonance, there is now only clarity. A divine conciseness of purpose.


Of the dark offerings which the old masters now proffer. I am thrall before none.


Yet it is hardly I which inspires terror within their antediluvian hearts.

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/QuiescentShade/9fb6ae89-6cd4-45d6-a6d4-138885d5a52c_zpsa7e70ba0.png) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/QuiescentShade/media/9fb6ae89-6cd4-45d6-a6d4-138885d5a52c_zpsa7e70ba0.png.html)
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on March 09, 2015, 10:28:40 AM
Why is it in these times of coming darkness, you look always to the future and to the past and yet never below for the answers you seek?
Is it that you fear to learn what has forever been waiting in such places or that in knowing them, you can no further suffer them as a lie?

~The Bleak Prophet, Meditations

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/QuiescentShade/Pre_PREVIEW_1_zps74gcmukg.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/QuiescentShade/media/Pre_PREVIEW_1_zps74gcmukg.jpg.html)

Consumed by it, the weak endeavour only to become weaker. I have glimpsed what is to come and yet for all of my cunning, is yet never enough.
However inevitable my demise, it is my last act to offer them the chance I've never had. A dark and unfulfilling taste of that most bitter illusion -- hope.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Dread on March 30, 2015, 06:01:45 PM
Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts.

Spoiler: show

The first part is called the pledge, the magician shows you something ordinary.

Spoiler: show

The second act is called the turn, the magician takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary.

Spoiler: show

But you wouldn't clap yet, because making something disappear isn't enough. You have to bring it BACK.

Spoiler: show

Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out.

Spoiler: show

You want to be fooled.

Spoiler: show
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: A normal snake on March 30, 2015, 06:21:45 PM
Hurry up and add this!
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: EO on April 13, 2015, 11:30:30 PM
Coming soon...

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Bad_Bud on July 01, 2015, 01:30:16 AM
Since people have been asking, this is the list of new spell names as it currently stands.

I'm not going to describe everything or who gets what, these are just names.

Spoiler: show

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: MAB77 on October 27, 2015, 02:39:46 PM
Soon in a critter's lair near you...

Amulet of the Ravenous Wolf
Amulet of the Red Apprentice
Bachelor's Leather
Belt of the Vengeful Akiri Trap-Master
Blade of the Northern Winds
Boots of Striding
Bottled Spores of Debilitation
Cavalry Saber
Chains of Resilience
Darkest Night
Gnomish Commando Gauntlets
Goblyn Spear
Greataxe of Demise
Harkon's String
Lamellar Cuirass
Powerful Sedative
Rajian Bagh-Nakh
Redwood Longbow
Ring of the Obstinate Diviner
Robes of the Guardian
Shackles of the Inquisitor
Staff of Scientific Wizardry
Stylish Breastplate
The Dark Emissary
The Dramaturge's Quill
The Mutin's Cutlass
The Scrolls of the Gods
Thunderous Trident
Twirling Mace of the Caliban Tireuse
Vorostokite's Helm of Winter
Whip of the Iron Inquisitor
Witches Cauldron

Collect them All!
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Bluebomber4evr on March 03, 2016, 02:36:45 AM
Seven years ago, Count Strahd von Zarovich struck down the Von Zeklos family, eradicating their bloodline from Barovia entirely. With the fall of the Von Zeklos family, the keep came under the control of Ivan Wachter, who, in his political overreach, ceded day-to-day control of the keep to a sect of Darkonian Ezrites to deal with the evil within the keep and cleanse it in his name. The Ezrites renamed the keep "Raduta" ("redoubtable" in Balok). Despite their best efforts (and, according to some, because of their efforts), the keep remained sealed.

For although the Von Zeklos were a wicked family, the keep had been under a curse long before their degenerate bloodline claimed it as their own, and it would take more than the slaughter of that family to cleanse the keep of its evil. For seven years, the damaged keep lay empty. Dormant. Waiting.

But now, the spirit of the keep has reawakened. The doors have unsealed, and no amount of heretical acts by Darkonese zealots can reseal the evil within.

Raduta Keep beckons you...

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: Arawn on May 01, 2016, 06:19:45 PM
On the banks of the Gundar River, where that ancient, slow waterway winds through the subjugated lands of Gundarak-that-Was, there lies the city of Zeidenburg.

Quote from: Adapted from 2nd Edition adventure 'The Evil Eye'
4 Oct: Moored in Zeidenburg. Offloaded the wine. Took on four crates of muslin and two passengers, M. and R. from the
9 Oct: Reached Teufeldorf before nightfall. Off loaded the muslin; M. and R. paid handsomely for the speedy passage. Took
on all the brandy she would carry.
16 Oct: Zeidenburg again. Took on three passengers, D. and her sons. They are desperate to reach Karina for the festival!
20 Oct: Reached Karina. Unfortunate we had no passengers on this trip.

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on November 05, 2017, 07:24:21 PM
The Tower of Har-Thelen

"Archmagistress, we do not seek to question your wisdom.. but this thing we have summoned.. It is an affront to our very existence."

"While its words have proven true and all has progressed as it has said.."

"..What becomes of our work, our very existence if it so decides our order of no further use?"
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: EO on December 11, 2017, 09:48:31 PM
Upcoming Prestige Classes....

Monster Hunter
Spoiler: show
Known to the folk of Ravenloft as monster hunters, these men and women are scholarly adventurers who research dangerous creatures seeking their weaknesses in order to eliminate them more easily. Monster hunters generally prefer to defeat their foes using knowledge, guile and superior tactics rather than brute force. Monster hunters learn to cast a few spells to assist in their hunt. A few have been mistaken as witches due to this ability. Monster hunters are generally of good alignment, but some become too zealous or fall into the trap of taking on their foes' tactics or worldview, usually without realizing they have done so. Evil monster hunters usually still believe themselves to be good, but may overlook a few mistakes or a too-forceful questioning of innocents in their pursuit of their foes.

Spoiler: show
Though a sewer system enhances the quality of life for city residents, it also provides ample shelter for the most loathsome creatures of the night. Those hunters who are willing to venture below to root out these evils earn praise for their courage. Hunters who spend too much time in the lightless tunnels, however, tend to acquire an unsavory reputation. Pale skin, ragged garments, and a revolting odor easily distinguish these haunted souls, colloquially termed grimetrekkers. Ultimately, grimetrekkers are more comfortable below than above, and few folk notice when they vanish for weeks at a time into the wilderness beneath the city.

Nearly all grimetrekkers begin their careers as rangers with an atypical knack for urban or subterranean tracking. Fighters and rogues have also been known to turn to the path of the grimetrekker when provoked by vengeance against sewer denizens. Though they are rare, caliban barbarian/grimetrekkers are not unprecedented. City folk often tell tales of malformed people living beneath their streets, surviving on the refuse of civilization. Many grimetrekkers cut their teeth in the sewers of Richemulot, though others hail from Dementlieu, Darkon, or the fabled twilight city of Nosos.

People’s Champion
Spoiler: show
In every land, there are nobles who misuse their positions of privilege. The people’s champion rises to the defense of commoners who suffer under the excesses of abusive nobles and their hirelings. The champion has no desire to overthrow the existing social order, but is instead motivated by a desire to see that justice is done within its confines.

Characters belonging to this class are invariably former clergy or church warriors who turned their backs on the organized churches of Ezra or the Lawgiver. This was due to what they perceived as corruption, abuse of authority for personal gain of the clergy and exploitation of the masses of faithful in favor of the rich and powerful.

Some members of this class remain within the church hierarchy, where they work to root out corrupt church leaders and their toadies, but others take to the streets to defend commoners against nobles who lack nobility. Interestingly, although these champions have invariably turned away from the structure of their faith to a greater or lesser degree, they remain strongly devoted to the belief in their deity. In turn, the god or goddess clearly favors the character’s efforts, as they continue to answer his prayers for spells and to grant him other supernatural abilities.

Crypt Raider
Spoiler: show
Many cultures have no title that carries greater shame, or summons up deeper revilement than the grave robber. The crypt raider, however, brushes aside such concerns with the nonchalance gained from years of experience. Whether for the sake of knowledge, righteousness, or old-fashioned avarice, the crypt raider has dedicated his life to breaching the resting places of the dead. Many crypt raiders are indeed motivated by greed; the riches of the past can be a tempting hoard no matter what lethal traps and horrors may guard them. But many crypt raiders hunger just as deeply to destroy the living dead that inevitably guard such caches, and their plunder is merely a fringe benefit. Still other crypt raiders are genuine idealists and academics, devoting themselves to bringing the past into the light of day, so that others might benefit from the lessons and the mistakes of those that have gone before.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: EO on April 08, 2018, 05:26:05 PM
Hallowed Witch...
Spoiler: show
Devotees of Hala often speak of the Weave, a hidden web of magical power which flows through the natural world. The magic of the Weave is not arcane or divine, but something wholly different, the mystical pulse of the land and all its living creatures. Hags have learned to tap into the Weave and corrupt it to their whims, tangling it like a cat's cradle on their wicked talons. For those who are pure of heart and wise in the ways of magic, however, the Weave can open up new realms of magical power, brimming with all the fury of nature Herself. These are the hallowed witches, spellcasters who have seen the pattern of the Weave and made it their ally, tool, and weapon. Their art is known as witchcraft, and in its pursuit they gather together in covens to fortify their power.

The hallowed witches (or warlocks, if male) are always drawn from Hala's worshippers, though they need not be members of the priesthood. A hallowed witch's divine spellcasting class is often cleric, but druids and rangers are also accepted into covens.

Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: EO on November 26, 2018, 08:28:59 PM

Spoiler: show
Bards follow many paths in these lands. Some fill the traditional role of the wandering troubadour, singing of their own harrowing adventures in the Land of Mists. Others are tortured artists, madly attempting to realize the perfect song that echoes in their minds. A haunted few pursue a darker path still, one that draws them inexorably towards places of the dead. Such bards are obsessed with death, and often feel most at home (if not entirely at ease) in crumbling graveyards and dusty vaults. These dirgists are not necessarily evil. Indeed, they have been profoundly touched by death, and feel the pain of mortal loss more deeply that others. Their songs speak of the sorrow of youth cut short, old age wasted, and the numbing finality of the fate that all men share. Such is the dirgist's closeness to the grave, that it is rumored that the dead whisper their secrets to him while he sleeps.

Since the ability to weave song into magical power is necessary for the dirgist's path, all dirgists are bards. Although multiclassed dirgists are unusual, it is not unheard of for bard/clerics, bard/rogues, and bard/wizards to pursue this prestige class. Some tales even speak of barbarian/bards who lament their fallen ancestors with gruesome war ballads.
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: EO on July 07, 2019, 02:23:29 PM
Upcoming Monstrous Templates...

- Red Widow (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=4887.msg626063#msg626063)
- Death Knight (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=4887.msg626414#msg626414)
- Werecrocodile (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=4887.msg626061#msg626061)
- Vassalich (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=4887.msg128096#msg128096)
Title: Re: Upcoming in Ravenloft - Previews!
Post by: DM Strigoi on October 09, 2021, 06:42:27 PM
Something evil this way comes...