Ravenloft: The King is Dead...
Letter from Strahd von Zarovich to Gustav Madrigore
“My most pathetic of servants,
I am not a messiah sent to you by the Dark Powers of this land. I have not come to lead you on some path to immortality. However many souls you have bled upon your hidden altar, however many victims you have tortured in your dungeon, know that you are not the ones who brought me to this beautiful land.
You are but worms writhing in my earth.
You say that you are cursed, your fortunes spent. You abandoned love for madness, took solace in the bosom of your half-breed servant, and lost one half-breed child to chance abduction. Cursed by darkness? Of that I have no doubt. Save you from your wretchedness? I think not.
I much prefer you as you are.
Your dread lord and master,
Strahd von Zarovich"