Secrets of Barovia
Strahd von Zarovich
Vampire ruler of all Barovia, often called the dread lord, dark lord, or the devil.
According to stories told by the Vistani, Strahd was once a noble prince, and their ancestors rescued him when he was still mortal.
Strahd met the party along the Old Svalich Road between Little Barovia and the Tser Pool. He told them that Ireena Kolyana was his, and that they were interfering. He then toyed with them in brief combat before disappearing into the mists.