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It Depends on the Darklord Not all Darklords are also the temporal rulers of their Domains (though some are), and not all of them reveal or flaunt their true natures. Indeed, some Darklords are deliberately denied political rulership of their domains (such as the Darklord Adam) as a way to isolate them and make them lonely. Of those who conceal their true ...


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The villagers of Barovia definitely know what he is: if you look at the letter from the Burgomaster to the PCs, published in the House of Strahd adventure, it says: "[my daughter] has been bitten by a creature calling its race "vampyr". For over 400 years, he has drained this land of the lifeblood of its people..." They also recognise him as a threat ...


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It depends on the kind of Domain you're dealing with There are two significant classes of Domain in Ravenloft - Core domains, and Islands of Terror. Let's address Core domains first. Core Domains Core domains are part of the so-called Core (Ravenloft Campaign Setting), a continent in Ravenloft composed of many Domains that are all connected to each other ...


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The former, that is, yes, you can cross the borders as long as the Lord of the realm hasn't decided to close them. (There might be exceptions, of course, but this is a strong general tendency.) However, even so the crossing is not necessarily an easy thing to accomplish. Notably, the Mists may always descend and lead you astray to wherever "they" please, ...


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Though I've never actually played 4e (just read about it), Ravenloft would be (is?) a part of the Shadowfell, whose official description lists domains of dread pretty similar in concept to what we have in Ravenloft. There's a good chance Ravenloft would be (is?) a larger, relatively constant and permanent group of domains in 4e (as many have guessed - rather ...



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