D&D, Strahd Show more
Let's introduce a few PCs.
There's Kostya, the human ranger monster slayer and a vistani. Vistani are the Roma of the setting, which write them as heavily in league with Strahd. I've eased off of that in the RAW and wished I did that sooner, but I've sort of corrected because he and another NPC Vistani are featured pretty heavily story-wise in this campaign.
Kostya's Vistani parents left their main clan at some point--why they did so may present itself soon.