Village of Barovia
The Village of Barovia, in the nation of Barovia is secluded from the rest of our world by a mysterious and poisonous fog that surrounds the village and rarely, if ever, lifts. As a result, the village has never grown beyond five hundred inhabitants, despite the fact that it lies on a potentially important trade route, the Old Svalich Road. The village is build of wooden, white-plastered houses, their eaves decorated with floral patterns and mosaics in red and yellow.
Despite the merry sight and beautiful landscape, the people here are gloomy, tight-lipped and very superstitious. They work under the yoke of Strahd von Zarovich, a tyrannical lord whose castle (Castle Ravenloft) overlooks the village from a one-thousand foot high rock precipice west of the village.
Important places here are the Blood on the Vine Tavern, the village church (which has been repeatedly burnt down and rebuilt) and the mayor’s house. There is only one shop, Bildrath’s Mercantile, but the village has a tailor, carpenter, butcher, baker and a smith. Most people live by herding or farming.