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The Domains of Dread are mist-shrouded lands that exist within the Shadowfell's demiplane of Ravenloft. Each domain is an eerie setting of storied evils, cursed bloodlines, legedarily terrifying monsters, and deathless villains. They are also potential sources for the acquisition of unique eldritch powers by mortals willing to make warlock pacts with Darklords and other denizens of the Dread Domains...

Along with three new warlock subclasses, this 67-page supplement provides detailed profiles of specific, named patrons—twenty of them—each of which hails from one of the Domains of Dread officially featured in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. These profiles offer patron background and roleplaying suggestions along with optional customizations to the standard subclass features. Much as with those presented in the bestselling first volume in this series, Bound to Avernus, the customizations herein are intended to modify or replace existing options so as to further distinguish your warlock character from others of the same subclass without changing the overall class mechanics or game balance.

Within you'll find:

  • Complete warlock patron customization options, tables, and lore
  • 69 new eldritch invocations tailored to specific patrons
  • Dozens of magical boons or punishments for when you please or disappoint your patron
  • Expanded familiar options, including new stat blocks
  • Binding marks and traits, options for warlock-patron interaction, and more!

3 New Otherworldly Patron Subclasses:

  • The Ascended Hero
  • The Elemental
  • The Transcendent Flora

Detailed profiles and roleplaying suggestions for each of these patrons (listed by Domain of Dread):

  • Barovia: Saint Andral of Barovia
  • Bluetspur: Athaekeetha, Illithid Vampire Lord
  • Borca: The House of Lament / Mara
  • The Carnival: Nepenthe, The Executioner
  • Cyre 1313, The Mourning Rail: The Last Passenger
  • Darkon: Ebbasheyth, Eternal Shadow
  • Forlorn: Ynvik'Oothulub, Aboleth Lich
  • G'henna: Malistroi, Abyssal Apostate
  • Har'Akir: Pharaoh Ankhtepot
  • Kalakeri: Vishvassush, Headless Tiger-Viper
  • Lamordia: Abaddon, the Death Monster
  • Mordent: Lord Wilfred Godefroy
  • The Nightmare Lands: The Nightmare Court
  • Nova Vaasa: The Herd Queen
  • Odaire: Grandmother Turquoise
  • Sea of Sorrows: Captain Pietra van Riese
  • Souragne: Anton Misroi, Lord of the Dead
  • Souragne: The Maiden of the Swamp
  • Tepest: Mother Lorinda's Gourmet Coven
  • Zherisia: Count Orlok, the Bird of Death

Plus stat blocks for 4 new monsters:

  • Nautillith
  • Rooster/Cock (including Chanticleer variant)
  • Weresnake
  • Zombie parrot
Preview of Pages 18-19

Preview of Pages 30-31

To bind yourself to one of these unusual patrons of dread, download the supplement today, and step into the Mists...  

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