Ravenloft and The Domains of Dread

Ravenloft is a very interesting location found in a shadowy land that includes a barren stretch of coast and the forested and mountainous wilderness next to it in a southeastern part of Ulfeen. However, while you can see from outside that it is a finite land, once within the borders of the region, you will notice that it seems infinite. That is because it bleeds together with innumerable demiplanes called the Domains of Dread. This makes it so that while wandering the wilderness of the region, you will sometimes end up in shadowy and fearful areas that seem to be larger than the region itself, yet part of the region.

Ravenloft is ruled by many rulers of several species. While in more normal lands, creatures such as lycanthropes, vampires, hags, liches, tieflings and cambions, giants, duergar, and many more are very rare, in Ravenloft, creatures such as these control nations and city-states, and depend upon an extremely poor and stupid population of more natural creatures such as humans, dwarves, orks, goblins, bugbears, hobgoblins, elves, gnomes, etc. for food, work, and tribute. While many creatures that are rare in most other lands control Ravenloft and fight the other creatures for supplies, land, and peasants, there are certain creatures that are just as rare in other lands that tend to contest the more evil creatures of Ravenloft. These include such things as werebears, centaurs, and treants, though there are members of the more controlling races that contest the more controlling races, and members of the rebelling races that contest the rebels. There are also creatures more neutral to these battles that simply live there, such as myconids, blights, doppelgangers, ettercaps, gargoyles, harpies, etc. Nations and city-states are constantly rising and falling due to the chaotic and magical nature of this land.

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Ravenloft and The Domains of Dread

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