Count Strahd von Zarovich is the Vampire darklord of Barovia. He rules the land publicly from Castle Ravenloft as Strahd XI, supposedly a descendant of Strahd I, but actually the same man. Strahd murdered his younger brother Sergei von Zarovich on his wedding day in an attempt to claim Sergi's bride. Tatyana rejected his love and jumped to her death from the walls of Castle Ravenloft. Strahd is now cursed to hunt and lose the reincarnations of Tatyana.