The Days of Long Shadows
Barovia is a small county nestled in a valley on the shoulders of a forbidding mountain range. Its altitude makes it cool in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter, and the mist that clings to the sides of the mountains often fills the valley with dense fog. An ancient pine forest carpets the valley, the tops of the trees shrouded in mist. The ice-cold waters of the Ivlis River flow from a spring in the mountainside to the chill Ivlis Marsh before trickling down out of the valley to the world beyond. Count Strahd von Zarovich long made this valley his home and for many years he terrorized the inhabitants until a group of adventurers were drawn into the conflict.