This book weighs five pounds. The Tome of Strahd is an ancient work penned by Strahd, a tragic tale of how he came to his fallen state. The book is bound in a thick leather cover with steel hinges and fastenings. The pages are of parchment and very brittle. Most of the book is written in the curious shorthand that only Strahd employs. Stains and age have made most of the work illegible, but several paragraphs remain intact.
I AM THE ANCIENT. I AM THE LAND. My beginnings are lost in the darkness of the past. I am not dead. Nor am I alive. I am undead, forever.-Tome of Strahd
MY ARMY SETILED IN THE VALLEY of Barovia and took power over the people in the name of a just god, but with none of a god’s grace or justice.-Tome of Strahd
I CALLED FOR MY FAMILY, LONG unseated from their ancient thrones, and brought them here to settle in the castle Raven/oft.-Tome of Strahd
I WOULD NOT BE CALLED ‘DEATH’ so soon. I made a pact with death, a pact of blood.-Tome of Strahd