Chronicles of Ephemera
Evil comes in many forms, but it is never so
dangerous as when it is convenient. Evil can
seduce us in ways that Good would never try.
Good demands much — patience, compassion,
self-sacrifice — and its rewards are often obscure.
Evil seems to ask nothing but gladly offers
anything we could desire: power, riches, even
love. But the gifts of Evil are poisoned fruits,
tainted by the very acts undertaken to claim them.
Each gift we accept, each moral shortcut we take,
leads us further from the light and one step closer
to Evil’s final reward: our destruction.
Unseen by mortals, the Dark Powers sit in
judgment of all that occurs within their realm and
silently watch countless other worlds as well.
Whenever a mortal performs an evil act in
Ravenloft, there is a chance that the Dark Powers
will respond, both rewarding and punishing the
transgressor in a single stroke; this is resolved
through a powers check.
Also known as corruption