History Characters / Ravenloft

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An elven vampire who originally lived in the ForgottenRealms, he fell in love with a woman in an insane asylum who was actually a plane-lost reincarnation of Tatyana. When the Mists stole her back to Ravenloft, he followed her, and found himself in the role of teaching Strahd what it meant to be a vampire before turning on him for his evil ways. He tried to commit suicide under the sun after failing to kill Strahd, but the Mists stole him away, so he failed.

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An elven vampire who originally lived in the ForgottenRealms, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, he fell in love with a woman in an insane asylum who was actually a plane-lost reincarnation of Tatyana. When the Mists stole her back to Ravenloft, he followed her, and found himself in the role of teaching Strahd what it meant to be a vampire before turning on him for his evil ways. He tried to commit suicide under the sun after failing to kill Strahd, but the Mists stole him away, so he failed.



* AntiMagic: Not Mordenheim himself, but, an option presented in the 3rd edition version of the setting is that Mordenheim's sheer dismissal of magic has led to a phenomena in Lamordia that mages dub "The Smothering of Reason", making the entire domain a place where magic is at some risk of spontaneously failing to work.

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* AntiMagic: Not Mordenheim himself, but, an option presented in the 3rd edition version of the setting is that Mordenheim's sheer dismissal of magic has led to a phenomena phenomenon in Lamordia that mages dub "The Smothering of Reason", making the entire domain a place where magic is at some risk of spontaneously failing to work.



* MadScientist: Obviously, but a strangely-calm one, who does not suffer from ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.
* MagicVsScience: He comes down quite firmly on the side of Science, doing his best to ignore that many of the things his science can do, magic can do cheaper and more easily.

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* MadScientist: Obviously, but a strangely-calm strangely calm one, who does not suffer from ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.
* MagicVsScience: MagicVersusScience: He comes down quite firmly on the side of Science, doing his best to ignore that many of the things his science can do, magic can do cheaper and more easily.



* FemaleMisogynist: She cannot abide the touch of other women, and shuns them, other than Ivana. Mostly this is due to nightmares she has had her whole life where she is tormented by Camille Dilisnya - the woman she betrayed. Thus, while she'll gladly use her KissOfDeath to slay men, she always uses her dagger on female targets and foes.



* FemaleMisogynist: She cannot abide the touch of other women, and shun them, other than Ivana. Mostly this is due to nightmares she has had her whole life where she is tormented by Camille Dilisnya - the woman she betrayed. Thus, while she'll gladly use her KissOfDeath to slay men, she always uses her dagger on female targets and foes.



Born Randal duPree to a modestly wealthy family in Port-a-Lucine, his fate changed forever when his family went to see a Vistani travelling show. Randal was instantly smitten with the granduer of the entertainer's lifestyle... and, more fatefully, with Nadja the seer. Drunk on too much wine, he couldn't resist speaking to her after the show and confessing his love to her; when she mockingly refused him, he tried to force himself upon her. The rest of the band promptly captured him, and cursed him for his deeds. Soon afterwards, Randal learned that rage or pain caused him to risk turning into a hulking beast, and so he reluctantly left his home to protect the people he cared for. A naturally extroverted person, he began travelling the world, searching for a cure and taking up the identity of Professor Arcanus, using the various artifacts he gathered -- real and fake -- to run a travelling curio show. He entered the Ravenloft canon in ''Children of the Night: Werebeasts'', and also starred in the fan-splat ''Quoth the Raven #3''.

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Born Randal duPree to a modestly wealthy family in Port-a-Lucine, his fate changed forever when his family went to see a Vistani travelling show. Randal was instantly smitten with the granduer of the entertainer's lifestyle... and, more fatefully, with Nadja the seer. Drunk on too much wine, he couldn't resist speaking to her after the show and confessing his love to her; when she mockingly refused him, he tried to force himself upon her. The rest of the band promptly captured him, and cursed him for his deeds. Soon afterwards, Randal learned that rage or pain caused him to risk turning into a hulking beast, and so he reluctantly left his home to protect the people he cared for. A naturally extroverted person, he began travelling the world, searching for a cure and taking up the identity of Professor Arcanus, using the various artifacts he gathered -- real and fake -- to run a travelling curio show. He entered the Ravenloft canon in ''Children of the Night: Werebeasts'', and also starred in the fan-splat fan netbook ''Quoth the Raven #3''.



* BigFun: Professor Arcanus is very round-looking individual, but also a highly personable and extroverted man who loves showmanship.

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* BigFun: Professor Arcanus is a very round-looking individual, but also a highly personable and extroverted man who loves showmanship.
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* [[Characters/RavenoftTheGreatFamilies The Great Families of the Core]]

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* [[Characters/RavenoftTheGreatFamilies [[Characters/RavenloftTheGreatFamilies The Great Families of the Core]]
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* [[Characters/RavenoftTheGreatFamilies The Great Families of the Core]]
* [[Characters/RavenloftGods Faiths of the Demiplane]]
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* AntiMagic: Not Mordenheim himself, but, an option presented in the 3rd edition version of the setting is that Mordenheim's sheer dismissal of magic has led to a phenomena in Lamordia that mages dub "The Smothering of Reason", making the entire domain a place where magic is at some risk of spontaneously failing to work.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Mordenheim staunchly believes magic is inferior to science and dismisses it. The tie-in novel "Mordenheim" attempts to justify this by detailing an event where Mordenheim tried to switch his wife's mind using necromantic magic, but it backfired on him, leading to him denouncing magic as treacherous and unworthy. Although he has genuinely achieved some spectacular scientific feats, what his science can do still pales in many ways compared to the power of arcane magic.


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* InTheBlood: Mordenheim has no direct children, but his family legacy does continue on through myriad cousins and their progeny, and optionally through the bloodline of his adopted daughter. Those who bear the blood of Mordenheim invariably are brilliant, love knowledge (especially scientific knowledge) and are prone to ArbitrarySkepticism, in the form of a disdain for religion and/or arcane magic. The antipathy towards religion is particularly justified because all Mordenheims have inherited Victor's Curse of Godlessness, which in 3e prevents them from ''ever'' taking levels in any class that learns divine magic.


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* MagicVsScience: He comes down quite firmly on the side of Science, doing his best to ignore that many of the things his science can do, magic can do cheaper and more easily.
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