The Curse of Strahd
The Valley of Barovia
The land of Barovia is an idyllic valley nestled in the Balinok Mountains. Rolling thunderclouds and thick mists cast a gray pall over the valley. A deathly stillness hangs over the dark Svalich Woods, its evergreen trees climing the sides of the mountains that enclose the valley. The largest of these peaks is Mount Baratok, with its snow covered cap and rugged slopes. Baratok's slightly smaller twin, Mount Ghakis, is mostly bald save for some tufts of trees here and there. Between this two mountains stands Lake Zarovich, which is fed by streams of ice-cold water pouring down the face of Mount Baratok. On the south side of the lake rests the town of Vallaki, enclosed by a palisade. East of the mountains lies the village of Barovia, shrouded in mist and bereft of walls and defenses. The dark silhouette of Castle Ravenloft looks down on this village from its perch atop a 1,000 foot column of rock known as the Pillarstone of Ravenloft.
(Not to be confused with the Village of Barovia)