Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Public (OOC) => Announcements, Updates and Status => Topic started by: DM Macabre on June 30, 2008, 05:06:58 AM

Title: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Macabre on June 30, 2008, 05:06:58 AM
A thread for DMs to inform players which plots are currently being run on the server, how to get involved, etc.
Title: Liliacul Negru (w/ DM Brimstone)
Post by: Enigma on October 29, 2017, 11:53:55 AM
The Black Bat of Barovia

“Donning the cloak of noapte, wings like a snake’s hide enveloped the moon,
Casting shroud upon the land and welling dread in the souls of the wicked and impious.
Destruction and pestilence emanated from the buffeting of its flight,
Keening and lamentation, all that remained in its wake.”

- Mythology & Folklore of Barovia, Vol. III

Domains: Barovia
Recommended Levels: All
Classes: All
Alignments: Any
Risk level: High
Themes: Monster hunting, fear of the night, old folklore, survival horror, escape, man vs. predator
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 50%
How to get involved: The beast is on the hunt.. and will likely find you.

Title: The Room of Dreams
Post by: Enigma on January 02, 2018, 01:48:51 AM


Domains: Barovia
Levels: All
Classes: All
Alignments: Any
Risk level: High
Themes: Oneirology, hypnotism, the subconscious mind, psychological horror
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 60%
How to get involved: You might be visited by a dream upon resting. Send me a PM with your character's backstory, phobias and fears.

Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Nocturne on March 27, 2018, 01:29:14 AM

"I did not spend these countless dark years fighting and clawing my way over others of your ilk to earn the freedom to form this family, for you to take it away in one lifeless breath. The promise of Peiter's throat is an insult, Lady Kazandra, and you forget we are House Ulciscor. We will not kneel."

% until plot is ready: - 100%
% of plot completed in game: - 100%
Recommended Levels: - ~5-15
Recommended Classes: - all, except Paladin*
Alignment: - all, except good*
Risk Level: - Differing consequences can be expected from differing circumstances; risks can range from very low to very high.
Adventure type: - Series of mini-events (and milestone-based major events) that are shaped by the previous outcomes of events. Variable in scope and depth.
How to get involved: (OOC:) Send DM Nocturne a PM expressing your interest and a quick description of your character. (IC:) Find the contractor. A simple job here and there. But everyone is watched, and a few will be tested.

A hint of corruption flickers back into existence once more within the old Barovian crypts; tendrils of inky malevolence seeking to curl around the light, to snuff or to steal. Odd glyphs appear painted on the walls in old places, and whispers of religious chanting escape in the wind. A foreign service of undeath hunts their own kind to the end, forcing desperate measures made for existence, risking the eyes of the castle. Elegies of Angels draws upon plots carried out some years back, such as Undying and Malevolent Shadows, moving story and key NPCs forward.

*: Though paladins and good aligned PCs are not mainly involved, there will likely be later situations that call upon champions of good.

DM appreciations:

Spoiler: show
  • Out-of-the-box/out-of-game-mechanic thinking is welcome.
  • Embrace IC consequences (positive and negative)! Victory is never assured.
  • Mature content is to be expected. Please advise if you are under the age of 18 when you are involved.
  • Characters are rewarded based on roleplay effort and endurance.

Information subject to change.

This plot is completed.

Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on June 12, 2018, 08:00:19 PM
Insidious Roots – NCE Plot


“Corruption is the most insidious form of rot as it worms its way through the very roots of one’s being, nesting in one’s soul, tainting the psyche, and consuming even vestige traces of humanity”

Levels: 2 to 10
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: High chance of PC consequences
Adventure Type: Corruption, betrayal, investigation, confliction of morality, and savagery of nature.
How to Get Involved: Involvement in the NCE Halan/Tepestani groups or happenstance upon in-game plot occurrences.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Note: Be aware that my typical in-game hours are between 10 PM – 3 AM CST

Concluded...for now. FIN
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on September 06, 2018, 05:08:27 AM
The Thrill of the Hunt

“There is no greater bore than perfection.” -Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game


Domains: Barovia, Port-a-Lucine, Blaustein, and several other normally inaccessible domains.
Levels: 8 – 16
Classes: Any, in fact, a diverse conglomeration of classes will likely be involved.
Alignments: Any, though depending on your involvement, certain alignments would be more applicable than others.
Risk Level: High.  Players involved should prepare themselves for potential consequences depending on their involvement and choices.
Themes: Degeneration, hubris, moral dilemmas, and savagery of nature.
How to Get Involved:  Look for IG clues and announcements which will likely be driven through PCs and/or factions.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 90%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Raven on September 15, 2018, 10:34:49 AM
Threefold Curse

Toradh an chrainn a thuitfeas an duilleabhar.


Domains: Barovia, Haslan and a couple you have not yet encountered.
Levels: All Level
Classes: Any, there is no Alignment Restrictions
Alignments: Any, survival is never subject to alignment
Risk Level:
                 Stage 1 - Low, there is always a chance of course
                 Stage 2 - Medium, risk is only high if your an idiot
                 Stage 3 - Very High, tread carefully a mistake can be your end
Themes: Stuck between the frying pain and the fire, which has the moral high ground, which has the low, betrayal and guilt, Natures vengeance on civilisation
How to Get Involved:  Small adventures all over the server, key NPC's will request aid.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 5%

Keep your eyes open and tread carefully, things are not always what they seem even in the most well travelled locations.

Spoiler: show
Things have started, some places have been found and some plants that are not very nice encountered, initial players that have had the encounters are researching what they have found.

Title: Guards, Guards!
Post by: Arawn on November 11, 2018, 05:24:38 PM
Guards, Guards!


Domains: Barovia
Levels: 2-10
Classes: Any, although they must be able to enter the Garda.
Alignments: Lawful encouraged
Risk Level: Moderate
Adventure Type: Mystery, murder mystery, diplomacy, intrigue, crime, assassination, Barovians vs outsiders
How to Get Involved: Join the Vallaki Garda and be active online.
% until plot is ready: 80%
% of plot completed in game: 0%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Tarokka on November 19, 2018, 10:35:50 AM
The Gloved Hands


Domains: Barovia and specifically Vallaki, then possibly Borca and Dementlieu
Levels: Any
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: Medium-High
Themes: theatre, diplomacy, investigation, politics
How to Get Involved:  the main hub for this is the Broken Bell inn in Vallaki
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 3%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Enigma on December 15, 2018, 11:46:22 AM
L'Anneau Rouge
(The Red Ring)


Domains: Dementlieu, Richemulot (Ste. Ronges), Hazlan
Alignments: Any
Risk level: Fatal
Themes: Crime, secret societies, underworld intrigue
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 30%
How to get involved: Become involved in Port-a-Lucine's law enforcement or underworld activities; Gendarmerie, The Black Market
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Deceit on June 01, 2019, 01:17:15 AM

Nicholas Roerich - The Last Angel (1912)

I arrived in the settlement of Light Darving on the ninth. I brought with me my supplies including, among other tools: my cookpot, my lantern, my length of rope, the box, my daughter, some ink and a quill, a canteen, my purse. As I had done before, I stayed four nights in the traveller's lodgings, or what passed for it, and ensured I met each and every person there. I gave them little but my questions, and took nothing but answers. We were silent neighbours, but we came to know each other as closely as we could. On the fifth night I went to the well, emptying the box I had brought. In poisoning the water, I killed fourteen children, thirty-seven women, forty-two men, sixty-odd cattle. I went to each body, kissing each set of lips and breathing my guilty name into their mouths. I did not stay to see the rot take each corpse. I do not know where my daughter went. Perhaps she is still there. Whether she is grieving and confused among the living, or dead and rotting with the rest, I am glad. I will include her name among all those I have killed:


PC Class, Level, Alignments: Any
Elements: Fiends, conflict, corruption.
Adventure Type: A series of events, mostly driven by PC action, punctuated with conflict.
Outcomes: Fatal risk. For some, death will be inevitable. Yet, with great risk may come great power.
Involvement: Any path to power, knowledge, or wealth begins with a ritual and a bargain.
Amount of plot completed: 5%

DM appreciations:
Spoiler: show
* Thoughtful writing and roleplay, even if it's slow.
* Creative, non-mechanical solutions.
* Patience before hitting that hostile button and a general consideration for the experience of others.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Cataclysm on June 15, 2019, 11:49:08 AM
The Dream House


"It's hard to wake from a Nightmare, when the Nightmare is real."

Levels: Any
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: Moderate to High chance of PC consequences
Adventure Type: Investigation, Darkness, Deception, Isolation, Imprisonment, Sorcery and Conflict of Morality
% Until Plot is Ready: 100%
% of Plot Completed in Game: 100%
How to Get Involved: Follow in-game rumors and clues


Tales tell of a Hazlani House that was home to experiments and rituals so profane, that the House itself became tainted with darkness. The House is now said to be alive, though it is unknown if this came to be through dark magic – or if the House has become an amalgamation of the souls who perished and are now trapped there. The House appears at random – seemingly out of time and always out of place. . . seeking to lure in those brave enough to uncover its mysteries.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event! Whether you confronted The House, helped those being haunted, witnessed a waking nightmare, or took place in the final confrontation - I appreciate you helping this story come alive!
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Erebus on July 20, 2019, 05:49:20 PM
The Haunting of No. 3 Strada Bogatie
A Tragic Tale in Three Parts


An Adventure for Monster-Hunters, Investigators, Priests and Those Who Commune With Spirits, of All Levels

Recommended Levels: 5-14
Recommended Classes: Any/Cleric/Monster Hunter
Risk Level: Low
Adventure Type Tragedy, Mystery, Investigation, Cosy
% Until Plot is Ready  100%
% Of Plot Completed In-Game 33%

How to get involved? Be a member of, or affiliated with The Wayfarer Kinship. Anyone can get involved.. if they keep their eyes open around Vallaki and chase after rumours..
What you can expect: Become part of a tale of tragedy and work with other players to solve a decades-old mystery. Use your initiative and creativity to solve problems, gather clues and assemble a jigsaw of information.
What the DM expects: Be collaborative, intelligent and creative. Use your skills of logic and deduction. Suggest and test ideas. Be heroic.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Erebus on August 20, 2019, 04:53:41 AM
Antiquarian Pursuits
Relic Hunting for Beginners


An Adventure for Aspiring Crypt Raiders, Archaeologists, Historians and Lore-Seekers of Low-Mid Level

Recommended Levels: 5-8
Recommended Classes: Rogue/Bard/Wizard
Risk Level: Low
Adventure Type Adventure, Pulp, Puzzle
% Until Plot is Ready  80%
% Of Plot Completed In-Game 0%

How to get involved? Send DM Erebus a PM with some information about your character.
What you can expect: High Adventure and inventive puzzle-based adventures in pursuit of fantastic relics steeped in the history of the Core.
What the DM expects: Be intelligent and creative, use non-mechanical solutions, be bold and heroic.

This Plot is especially suitable for newer members of the community, and those interested in working towards the Crypt Raider PrC