Fear of the Dark
Madam Eva is an old Vistani crone, her withered age giving the impression that she is as old as Barovia itself. She has great respect from all Vistani and is well known for her “gift of sight”. Many travelers come to have her read their fortunes.
She took the adventurers in and gave them these specific introductions:
Sweet child, we are so happy to have you home. You lived your life away from home, but in the midst of the dragon in Greenglen have found yourself back here. Back home. We are all very happy to have you with us again, as your parents were before you.
You sold your soul to gold under the eyes of a vampire as a child, and it is right that you are with us under a vampire’s eyes. What I am going to ask of you is hard, but you should always remember that these are plans put into motion long ago that you shall cultivate. What fate calls for you to do is what’s best for you, best for the Vistani, and ultimately best for Strahd.
I remember you. When the Swords of Eight came to me, they were but seven. Your card was pulled by these withered hands for the Fourth Space. Take heed of the fate of the seven and of Maddox; fate moves in a direction, but it is not straight.
You long to return to the dead salt flats that made you a man. They were taken from you, and in the damp forest you lost all that you were; out of the reach of your god, another found you. It is not time for you to go back to the nothingness yet. Two daughters still have beating hearts. Even if they no longer beat for you, so long as they continue, they may one day return.
Sweet sister, I tried so hard to keep you away, and yet you found your way back. Did not Mr. Wilcox warn you to stay away from this place after that Githyanki foolishly opened your eyes?
But how I enjoy seeing my old eyes reflecting back in what could have been. Have you come to see…Oh…You don’t know?
There is much that you don’t know. You are not quite the same as the last time we met. You honestly don’t remember…
And how could you?
I can see no further in you than you can see in me—Or you yourself for that matter. What your friends think you are is false, this you know; but what you think about you is more false. Your blood is but background to this realm, and I can see no more.
1. This card tells of history. Knowledge of the ancient will help you better understand your enemy.
I see a sleeping prince, a servant of light, and the brother of darkness. The treasure lies with him.
2. This card tells of a powerful force for good and protection, a holy symbol of great hope.
The thing you seek lies with the dead, under mountains of gold coins.
3. This is a card of power and strength. It tells of a weapon of vengeance: a sword of sunlight.
The treasure is hidden in a small castle beneath a mountain, guarded by amber giants.
(this triggered a memory with Uther)
4.This card sheds light on one who will help you greatly in the battle against darkness.
A man of death named Arrigal will forsake his dark lord to serve your cause. Beware! He has a rotten soul.
5. Your enemy is a creature of darkness, whose powers are beyond mortality. This card will lead you to him!
I see a secret place—a vault of temptation hidden behind a woman of great beauty. The evil waits atop his tower of treasure.