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Ravenloft. A bleak mistscape of isolated domains, each the prison of a powerful evil.

The Ravenloft Gazetteer follows the mysterious "S" as she travels the mistways and explores the Domains of Dread, providing new villains, locations and stories to alarm and distress even the hardiest of characters. 

SITHICUS is a domain of dread ruled by illusion and enchantment. Intoxicating roses bloom in the darkness and the black moon Nuitari watches from above, visible only to those with evil in their hearts.

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  • From the wreckage of Nedragaard Keep, the death knight Lord Soth wallows in his memories, allowing his lands to decay.
  • Sithican Elves wallow in their Reveries, going round and round in ever tightening circles as they fight for the will to stay alive.
  • Vampiric kender flit through the night, looking to borrow a kidney or two (they'll put it right back, they swear).
  • Memories of what could have been conflict with what is, and as the two become one we are left to wonder whether it would be easier to fade away entirely

This 69 page document revives and completes the domain of Sithicus with towns, encounters and monsters themed around the Death Knight Lord Soth, and his unwillingness to face the truth of his own past.

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History. SITHICUS is a domain of dread first appearing in Knight of the Black Rose (1991). Lord Soth originated in the Dragonlance campaign setting prior to this, and was moved to Ravenloft as one of D&D's best loved villains. The module When Black Roses Bloom (1995) covered Sithicus in more detail, and the contents of Ravenloft Gazetteer: Sithicus are based loosely on this module over other sources. Later, controversy with the authors of Dragonlance over Soth caused D&D to drop Soth from Ravenloft and return him to Krynn in the events of the novel Spectre of the Black Rose (1999), after which he was summarily killed off by Dragonlance. Nevertheless, Sithicus was for a decade a part of the Ravenloft canon, and the Gazetteer has chosen to return him to pride of place on his throne, so that a new generation of gamers can experience his particular brand of brooding evil. 
Author Bio. Oliver Clegg and Cat Evans are bestselling authors on the Dungeon Master's Guild responsible for a host of disreputable titles both in collaboration and apart, including Bearthazar's House of Familiars, Grandmother Crookbesom's Book of Hags, Gothic Earth Midwinter Ghost Stories and more. 


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Jeffrey D August 24, 2020 2:40 am UTC
I know that you have decided to put Soth back into Sithicus in the product but, for those of us choosing to follow canon, are the new Inza's updated stats here, too (I THINK she's the new Darklord)?
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Oliver D August 24, 2020 7:44 am UTC
I'm afraid that we chose not to focus on Inza (or later Sithican developments) too much, mostly out of concern for presenting a unified vision of the domain - too many villains spoil the broth, as they say. Once we chose to focus on Soth, the natural choice was to recede other Darklords back into the shadows, though we do hint at her presence here and there.
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July 28, 2020 6:21 pm UTC
I just want to say thank you again to the creators for this great product. Not only is this a great purchase for someone running anything in Sithicus, but the responsiveness to requests for uploadable maps, a specific map of the realm, etc. shows that they are really about the community.

Now to ask another question - are y'all going to be putting any of your monsters into beyond as homebrew content *or* do you have any issue if I do? I want to use the Bloody Cobbler in one of my coming sessions. I would not want to put him in, share him with the community, and you guys feel as if I am overstepping boundaries.

Seriously, thanks again. Potential buyers -quit being potential and purchase this!
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Folke R July 10, 2020 8:58 am UTC
Is there any way the get a hold of the keep maps for use with Roll20?
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Oliver D July 10, 2020 11:02 pm UTC
This is not a bad question. This is, in fact, a very reasonable question. I'll need to export them and upload them, which presuming I don't get distracted or dragged off into the mists I'll find time to do soon. You should get an email when the files are updated :)
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July 15, 2020 2:54 pm UTC
I'll second that. Great purchase and I'm glad I got it for a number of reasons. Any and all of the maps that can be made for Roll20 will be GREATLY appreciated. Also, fun note... I made my purchase BEFORE a session scheduled for 8:00 PM EST last night -and my power went out. Several hours later, and a ton of money for an emergency call, I missed the session. Today it's on sale! Guess that one was a nat 1 on my part.

Either way, every dime will be worth it if I can get those maps where we can use them in play. :-D Thanks for all your effort, I'll definitely be buying others!
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Oliver D July 15, 2020 3:14 pm UTC
Okay, I've added all the maps I'm able to as a separate download. You should be able to upload these to a VTT just fine. :D I hope your session goes well
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Folke R July 15, 2020 3:59 pm UTC
You are awesome! This will be super for my upcoming campaingn in Sithicus!
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July 15, 2020 6:05 pm UTC
Thank you so much, you have made my day - sincerely, the guy who was asking specifically for maps of Sithicus in the Facebook group.
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Jay G January 01, 2020 5:57 pm UTC
I have followed baby Soth's commands and await further instructions!
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