A suite of brief tales set within the Ravenloft global of vampires, werewolves, and different big creatures gains the abilities of P. N. Elrod (creator of count number Strahd Von Zarovich), James Lowder, J. Robert King, Elaine Bergstrom, and others. unique.
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