Ravenloft: Curse of Strahd
Rose and Thorn Durst
Rosavalda and Thornboldt
A soft whimpering draws your eye toward a pair of children standing in the middle of an otherwise lifeless street.
The children are ten-year-old Rosavalda (“Rose”) and her seven-year-old brother, Thornboldt (“Thorn”). Thorn is weeping and clutching a stuffed doll. Rose is trying to hush the boy.
After shushing the boy, the girl turns to you and says, “There’s a monster in our house!”
She then points to a tall brick row house that has seen better days. Its windows are dark. It has a gated portico on the ground floor, and the rusty gate is slightly ajar. The houses on either side are abandoned, their windows and doors boarded up.