Vlad Drakov “The Impaler” is the Darklord of the domain. He is a cruel and uncaring ruler. He has withdrawn from active rule and lets his 3 sons Drago, Falko, and Misery rule in his stead. A full 30% of the populace is soldiers, and taxes are heavy and levied often. Drakov’s progeny keep the people alive, but on thier knees. A soldier is the highest status a citizen can reach.
Falkovnia is the “bread basket” of Ravenloft. They provide most of the wheat, corn, wool and lumber for the realm.
There is a small “kingdom” of elves in the forests of this huge domain, but they also fear Drakov and his military driven foresters. The elves keep the forests alive, and replant as much as they can. They hate Drakov and what he does to thier forests, but know that to openly oppose him is to die.