Beyond the Storm
The Vampire Counts were the ruling family of Sylvania, an eastern province under the jurisdiction of the Elector Count of Stirland. The line of Von Carstein met its end when Mannfred von Carstein was beheaded at the Battle of Hel Fenn by the fabled Runefang of Prince Martin von Krystallbach in 2145 IC. Since then the nobles of Sylvania have stayed mostly under house arrest by the forces of Stirland and the fortress encampments of the Raven Guard who still defend the Empire and the Moot from incursions by the undead. Only once, during the Storm of Chaos, did a fell army rise up from Sylvania and march to war, but surprisingly fought against Archaon’s forces rather than against the Empire. The remaining Sylvanian army then disappeared as quietly as it came back into the fell swamps and dark forests once more.