Lanterns in the Mist
Vistani- behind the scenes
Who are the Vistani?
The mysterious Vistani are Ravenloft’s version of the gypsies found in Gothic fiction like Bram Stoker’s Dracula. They are an exaggeration and interpretation of the gypsies of literature and folklore with the magical and shadowy powers.
Only full-blooded Vistani are considered Vistani; those with even a drop of mixed blood are considered Giomorgo, or Half-Vistani. Almost all non-Vistani are called Giorgio. Those few Giorgio who prove that they are worthy of the friendship of the Vistani are awarded the title of Giogoto. The Vistani can be either friends or foes to the player characters, or both, according to their own interests.